In general, the difference between a hero’s journey and a heroine’s journey is that one is a journey outside of oneself and the other is a journey within the self. In the Hero’s Journey, the hero is focused on strengthening his skills to do something that needs to be done out in the world. To bravely conquer his fears and save his world. It is an external quest.
In the Heroine’s Journey, the heroine is looking for self-knowledge and fulfillment. She wants to find her gifts and live a life in harmony with her true nature. She is journeying within to discover that part of herself that she has not been able to express.
For centuries women have been held back by cultural expectations. We have had to sacrifice our right to create in ways we want to create. To give up being the dreamers and innovators that we are. To close off parts of ourselves and not have the chance to be who we want to be.
So join me on this journey to discover more about who you are and support other women in their becoming more of who they are.
You will be given a workbook to use as your guide. The picture below is an outline of the Heroines journey. In the workshop each step is described and you will be able to explore the steps that describe where you are on your own journey using expressive art and reflective journaling.
We will be meeting on a weekend this winter. More information to come.