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  • Sophia Brody, M.A.

Diving Into Our Purpose: A Hero's Journey

“Love, like life, flows through the heart.

Feel the thrill of the flow and say nothing.”

-Rumi


What is your purpose: What do you feel passionate about/or love to do? What brings you joy and inspiration? What impact are you making in this world?



The way I see it, our purpose is an extension of our true Selves… it is the soul reflecting who we are in this world. Currently, I am going through major life changes in which realizing my purpose has been to follow my intuitive leads, to show up in my power, and honor and share what inspires me. It's urged me to level up and face my fears with a deep curiosity and trust.



Hero’s Journey

The nudge we feel to explore our purpose is a waking call to the hero’s journey. The hero’s journey was coined by mythologist/lecturer Joseph Campbell who explored the cycle of following an inner purpose of self discovery and expression. It is the catalytic quest of bravely diving into a conscious unlearning of old tendencies to love and accept the real self… our Divine nature.



The Call

Today I woke to a couple messages reminding me of the hero’s journey… bringing my efforts into flow with what it is I know I’m meant to connect with… my Self. I felt validated by a friends message reminding me of matching the energy of my perceptions with this brave journey. And in todays message from the Rumi Oracle deck… my awareness was complimented with the card “Passion for Purpose.” I’m noticing a collective interest in connecting with a purpose not just in myself but also in listening to clients, community healers, and close friends exploring their own nudges.

When we are called on this quest, we are sparked with the will to “free ourselves from the expectation we have to be something we are not” through a cycle of conscious awareness, unlearning, and love and acceptance. It is to say the least, a brave journey.

In the book Journey of the Heart, transpersonal psychologist, John Wellwood acknowledges that “no matter how much we think w