Abandoning the Tribe OR The Hero’s Journey?

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Time to Slay Your Dragon?

Time to Slay Your Dragon?

When you think about “going for it” in your life, what is it that stops you?

My subconscious frequently speaks to me in songs. I do my best to listen because, when I do, “wow” are its lessons powerful. (Especially now, with Mercury going Retrograde in Libra on Thursday 9/17/15.)

This morning I woke up with Paula Cole’s song “Me” in my head (see lyrics below).

When I looked up the lyrics, I burst into tears. (“Timely much? Thanks, Fred.” (My Subconscious, a long story… 😉 ))

At this point in my life, I am taking my first tentative steps into the vast, unchartered territory of “Holy Shit”. With these steps I feel I am Abandoning The Tribe… or am I? Could it be that I am taking “The Hero’s Journey” on OUR behalf? WTF am I on about, right?

Every family, or tribe, has their “story”; “the truth about the world” or the glue that holds them all together.

Every family, or tribe, has their “story”; “the truth about the world” or the glue that holds them all together. Much as I love them, my family’s glue has long been “the nobility of poverty” and boldly striving for “success” (especially if it might involve pursuing “financial freedom”) is leaving the safety of the tribe.

But what if I could be the Champion for our family? The Hero that goes beyond the safe borders, who journeys to the land of “there be dragons”, and returns victorious? Able to lift up those that I love the most?

What’s your family’s story?

So, what’s stopping You in Your life? What do you hear day-in and day-out from your tribe? Their spoken, or unspoken “truth” that you won’t even allow yourself to acknowledge, but stepping beyond would result (you think) in being shunned or disowned altogether?

How about another perspective?

What if You are the Trailblazer?

What if You are the trailblazer? The Maverick that changes your family’s story for generations to come? Don’t you owe it yourself, and to them all, to take those courageous steps, to slay the dragon and return victorious?

No pressure. 😉

No one’s telling you that you have to be The One, this isn’t The Matrix (or is it?).

Unless…

Unless there’s a little voice, deep inside of you, that knows you are The One, and then… maybe it’s time to pull out that map and make Your Own Way.

You won’t be alone. Anyone who has ever accomplished something meaningful in their lives has had to step outside of the tribe to do it.

Whenever you courageously strike out and stand up for who You really are, separate and yet a part of the tribe, those who love You will be drawn to your light and they will stand beside you.

Remember… Always Infinite Possibilities, Always Your Choice.

 

“Me” by Paula Cole

I am not the person who is singing
I am the silent one inside
I am not the one who laughs at people’s jokes
I just pacify their egos

I am not my house, my car, my songs
They are only just stops along my way
I am like the winter
I’m a dark cold female
With a golden ring of wisdom in my cave

CHORUS:
And it is me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence

I am carrying my voice
I am carrying my heart
I am carrying my rhythm
I am carrying my prayers

But you can’t kill my spirit
It’s soaring and it’s strong
Like a mountain
I’ll go on and on
But when my wings are folded
The brightly colored moth
Blends into the dirt into the ground

CHORUS

And it’s me who’s too weak
And it’s me who is too shy
To ask for the thing I love
And it’s me who’s too weak
And it’s me who is too shy
To ask for the thing I love
But I love
But I love
But I love
But I love
But I love…

I am walking on the bridge
I am over the water
And I’m scared as hell
But I know there’s something better
Yes I know there’s something better
Yes I know, I know, yes I know…

But I Love…

“Me” from “This Fire” by Paula Cole ©1996

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