Do you have chronic fatigue syndrome, or another chronic illness?
I've come to believe that for me, chronic fatigue syndrome, has been a call to the enlightenment path.
And that the crashes and flare-ups that are a familiar part of my life are initiations, or offerings meant to move me into a deeper spiritual awakening.
Or closer connection to the divine. And I suspect that the same is likely to be true for others who have this chronic illness or other ones.
So I got really interested in a brief mention of the Hero's Journey that I saw in one of my SLOWW newsletters. As I watched the video, I liked their explanation of it and wanted to think about how to apply it to chronic fatigue syndrome.
6 Milestones of the Hero's Journey
Have you heard of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey?
Here's an interesting take on it. What I love about the image below is that it offers so many possibilities for what you might be feeling, or what you might be motivated by, at each stage of the journey...
Here (below) is what I think the hero's journey might be like for someone with chronic fatigue syndrome or another chronic illness...
6 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Milestones: An Infographic
See you next time!