Your Own Hero’s Journey

heros journey diagram (1)Inspired by Joseph Campbell

Each person’s personal development must encompass the full spectrum of life. You must go through the rough waters to find the calm ocean, weather the storm to see the sun and go through the darkness to see the light.

Going on this journey as only a spirit is being a ghost not connected to anything or anyone. Going through this journey with no emotions as a body then you are just constantly decaying.

Going through this with both spirit and body and you go as a human being, that is the hero’s journey. In this hero’s journey you will pass through all spectrums of life and only by doing that can you fully realize your own existence.

Joseph Campbell stated, “Each time we depart our homes (our comfort zone), we enter a field of unlimited possibility for growth and redemption.

When following your bliss be careful to examine what it is that will best suite how you express this journey.

It is not a sign of a weakness or strength if you wish not to advertise or express your inner struggle to others, it is perfectly fine to handle your own business. Many people choose to quietly walk their path because it is right for them.

It is also not a sign of weakness or strength to advertise or express your inner struggles, many people choose to let it out in order to gain perspective and gather tools from counseling with friends and professionals.

The actions you take and how you conduct yourself while taking your hero’s journey reveals all. Only you know the best way to go on your own adventure as the hero of your own life.

Francisco E. Alvarez, RScP

©Casa Del Curandero 2017

Relationship goal

Seek not in another but seek in yourself.


Overstuffed baggage isolatedEveryone comes with baggage. The trick is to unpack that baggage and let go of things in it that hold no value for you anymore so you can have less baggage on your journey. If you take only what you really need then you have room in that baggage to collect the things that are useful and you want along the way.


Francisco E. Alvarez, Curandero
Twitter @Curandero4

Create the future

Don’t stand by and wish for what you want, take action and do things to create the future you want. No one will create for you what only you can see in your mind, it will never be right for you. 16473941_736383506516321_561358295278451920_n

Falling down

Sometimes you fall down because there is something down there that you are supposed to find. After all the pot of gold is at the bottom of the rainbow not up in the air in the middle of it. 16473171_736385206516151_4874777948958050495_n

Can I Get A Witness?

can-i-get-a-witnessI have heard it and said it, “I just want someone there to witness my life.”
Sometimes we get lost in the idea that only one person can witness our life, that it has to be that one intimate partner that is to witness us being here in all our glory no matter how joyful or ugly it can be at times.

Look beyond that idea and consider that we share intimate parts of our life with friends and family. We have a community witnessing our life and as is the custom at the end of our life they all come together and share the person that they knew thus completing our wish of having our life witnessed in all its facets.

We are too grand and too interesting for one person to witness us, it takes a community.

Thank you to Gina Hutchings and Teri Liddle for perspective, love, and joy on my journey.

Francisco E. Alvarez, Curandero
Twitter @Curandero4

No Lessons

lessonslearnedThere are no lessons only examples. Examples are just examples with no energy until we place our own energy on them. It is how we choose to engage with them that will make them relevant or not relevant, either producing a lesson or just advancing awareness. Engage only enough to gain awareness but not to suffer.  If you can keep a neutral emotion then you can see the example for what it is and then move on having saved the lesson but gaining awareness.

Francisco E. Alvarez, Curandero
Twitter @Curandero4

Row the boat


It is not the situation that is difficult it is how you react to it.

If you go to fear, panic, and isolate then you have lost perspective and posibilities. So see the situation not as something negative but rather a puzzle to be solved and it does not have to be solved alone. Breathe, reach out and take control, we all know how to row the boat don’t do it alone.


Francisco E. Alvarez, Curandero
Twitter @Curandero4

Haters Gonna Hate

When you are setting a trend or moving the needle you will have critics. The critics come from a place of fear. Loss of control, stature, or fear or being left behind. It is not your job to make others comfortable if it hides the truth for the overall good. Keep your course, your vision, and your purpose.


Francisco E. Alvarez, Curandero
Twitter @Curandero4

Don’t let others edit you.


What is your story?

How do you write it each day?

Do you put each word down on your own or do you allow others to be editors and rewrite things in your own story? If you own your own story then you have power over it and the ending, don’t let others edit you.