About twenty-five years ago I adapted Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey to the process of designing your life.
And called it “Lifewriting.” Since that time I’ve taught Lifewriting to thousands of people in person and through audio and video courses, lectured on it at the Smithsonian, at Mensa, on radio and television, at universities and workshops, and have been blessed to receive countless letters and emails and hugs and tearful thanks that the technologies I grouped into that very special pattern have changed and saved lives.
But there was a limitation to “Lifewriting”, something I always saw but wasn’t wise enough to improve. You see, the limitation (I won’t call it a “problem”) was that it was a mental technique, a strategic syntax for organizing resources into an optimal pattern. It works, no doubt about it.
But…the greatest path in human life is that of evolution, of awakening, of becoming an “awakened adult”, and my great spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy taught that that path can be approached by opening your heart OR awakening your body… but never by creating mental models.
That was what I’d done, created a wonderful mental model. That meant that it was great for navigating “the dream”, but not so much for going beyond. What I needed was something that did both. Having a great time in consensus reality is no mean feat. I may consider that just the beginning, but it’s nice to pay the bills, be popular, win athletic awards and all that good stuff.
But…it’s just the beginning.
What I needed was something that rooted there but went way beyond. That healed but also supported growth. That was simple, very simple–or rather that was “complex” rather than “complicated.”
In essence, something that was smarter than I was. And I couldn’t “create” such a thing. But began opening myself to the possibility. Going more deeply into my own process, listening to what every teacher or student taught me. And spent time every day for over a decade going “into the silence” to find something deeper and truer.
And the seed came. I was the beginning of the “Ancient Child”. Yesterday, I created the overview audio explaining exactly how it grew, and how to use it. Tomorrow, I create the visualization that will root this in healing your heart, and move from THERE to loving self and others…and then re-discovering your deepest dreams and values…tapping into your intuition on a level you’ve never experienced…and using all of this to support your daily actions so that they have a power and clarity that will carry you as far as you are capable, in alignment with everything good and true within you.
It is my very best work, applicable to every core aspect of human life. Generative, rather than specific. I did not “create it”, I merely let my teachers, experiences and meditations point me toward greater truth.
And it is almost available.
I can’t wait to share it.