In today's episode of The Embodied Podcast, I am honored to be joined by Danielle LaPorte where we break down Joseph Campbell's hero's journey.
You can find a written breakdown of the podcast below, but here's a little bit more about Danielle's impact on the world:
Danielle LaPorte is a member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.”
She is the creator of The Desire Map series—the book has been translated into ten languages, a day planner system, and online courses that over 250,000 people have tapped into. There are 500+ Desire Map Facilitators running programs in 23 countries.
Her podcast, With Love, Danielle, ranked in iTunes’ Top 10 Wellness category. She’s the author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for
keeping it real on your spiritual path, and The Fire Starter Sessions: A guide to creating success on your own terms, which also spun off into a coaching curriculum.
You can find her on Instagram @daniellelaporte.
To listen to today's episode, click here.
The Hero's Journey Show Notes
Below I offered some quick highlights and/or takeaways from each phase of the journey.
Status quo/Ordinary Life
This is where we begin our journey.
We’re "asleep" in this place.
There is structure and order here.
But within us, we start to become aware of out inner world.
The chaos of the world is not consciously acknowledged or it is repressed/suppressed.
The Call to Adventure
Some information is received that acts as a call to head off into the unknown.
The "hero" is presented with a challenge.
The hero can no longer go on with ordinary world
Refusal of the Call
The refusal can comes from within yourself or from without( aka from family or friends)
This refusal may be from a sense of duty or obligation, fear, insecurity, a sense of inadequacy, etc.
This represents an internal refusal to exit your sphere of comfort.
This threatens the ego and challenges the Self.
This is the stage where the hero wants to stay in his or her egoic "comfort zone."
A mentor prepares the hero to face the unknown.
Here a guide and/or "magical helper" appears or becomes known to the hero.