keep going…….. through the cave, the abyss, the belly of the whale..



The Hero’s Journey explained

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

Joseph Campbell

Stumbling through the forest on a dark night, one hears rustling in the leaves, wind blowing, an owl howling. Should I go on? Should I move forward or turn around and run out?

In the hero’s journey, the hero on his path to enlightenment, always finds herself either in the belly of the whale, the inner cave, or the abyss. In this place a person can feel alone, fearful, weak, and powerless. However, if the hero chooses to keep going, there is most definitely a treasure, award, or tool that will take one out of the abyss, forest, belly of the whale. Counselling can sometimes feel like this. One enters the cave to face the scary monsters that a person has spent most of…

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