Not long ago, I was talking with my mother about having faith in our destinies. The last few years have been so trying for me that I often struggle in this area. Okay, who am I kidding? I've been struggling with it my whole life.
I felt a jolt of energy when she said, "All stories have the same structure, right? You're a writer. Why don't you trust the structure?"
I realized she was, indeed, correct. What about the Hero's Journey, something I've been studying my entire life? Why was I always hanging out in the Underworld? The story has to end eventually, which means emerging from that dark (but glorious) place.
Of course, our stories are not a one-time sequential journey. They play out over and over again. But the bottom line is this: We have to live out all the parts of the stories, which includes the emergence from the Underworld.
And somehow, I forgot that.
So what happens when we trust the story?
(I tried a video this time to go with the audio file. Yeah, it's awful, I know. But all in the worship of imperfection!)