Becoming aware of your innate psychic abilities and making the decision to further develop them, embodies many of the characteristics of the hero’s journey. Joseph Campbell in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, describes the universal archetypal pattern of the hero and how it guides human development and spiritual transformation. Since the beginning of recorded time, we have sought the adventure and challenge of exploring the unknown and reaching beyond ourselves.
The archetypal pattern of the hero begins in the safe and comfortable environment of the ordinary world. Within this predictable shell of the known, the hero goes about his or her day to day routines with little thought as to what lies beyond. The hero does not necessarily crave adventure or new experiences. However, unexpectedly and seemingly out of nowhere, something comes along and calls the hero out of his or her comfort zone.
The invitation into psychic awareness often initially begins in this same way. You may be going about your daily routines and suddenly an uninvited psychic experience comes your way.
Here are a few common ways that psychic awareness may unexpectedly enter our life.
You suddenly think of someone who you have not heard from in a long time. Then later that day, you receive a phone call from him or her. After dreaming of a lost item, you find it in the exact place that you dreamt it would be. The gut feeling that a financial investment will not work out, goes ignored. Despite the intuitive warning, you go forward with it, only to lose money when it suddenly loses value. These kind of psychic insights and feelings often open the door to our curiosity and hint at a realty that goes against the accepted norms.
When an unsought psychic awareness comes our way, the carefully laid inner structure of how we thought the world worked, cracks a bit and it leaves us wondering.
How did I know that? Is this just an odd coincidence? What else is possible?
Questions begin to flood our mind and we find that we have no answers. The rational, logical conscious self is perplexed and confused. We may even try to rationalize, ignore and talk ourselves out of believing what we have experienced. However, we may also be curious, energized and motivated to know and discover more.
It is at this crucial juncture that we confront the next step of the hero’s journey. We can either cling to the old beliefs and sense of reality or move forward into unknown territory.
Once the hero begins to explore the unknown, unforeseen tests, challenges and obstacles crop up. However, when confronted, these obstacles and challenges bring with them unexpected transformative gifts and an increase in intuitive-psychic and self-awareness.
From the book You Are Psychic
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