Now that you’ve passed your first threshold and have entered into the New World, you’ll begin to meet new people and situations. You might be charting unknown territory in the New World, and you’ll also be seeing new sides of yourself you’ve never known before.
You will be tested in the New World.
The good news is, you will also be helped.
Meeting Your Helpers & Challengers
Whenever a Hero moves forward to seek his treasure, he’ll trigger resistance. No matter how great the outcome you want to create, someone else somewhere is not going to want the same thing. You might discover that the New World is more complicated than you thought it was.
Resistance is good when you use it to grow, the only way you can build muscle is to increase the resistance you bring to bear on it. Your skills, talents, and abilities are tested and stretched in the New World. The challenges you face might test your limits, but every time you surmount them you grow, and every time you don’t, you learn and sharpen your game.
Unearthing negative energy can be positive because bringing problems to the surface will allow you to solve them and either negate them or turn them into resources. On the other hand, the negative energies will do anything in their power to save themselves.
But the more persistently you act in the direction of your treasure, the more you’ll attract helpers and allies who’ll want to aid you in your cause. In the test of trials, you’ll meet your sidekick, your lover, your mentor, your friend, your ally, your objects of power.
Who are the helpers in your New World? Who are the people and resources that will aid you in your Hero’s Journey? How about internal resources and allies inside you, the skills and talents that you already have?
Who and what are the challenges and tests you’re facing? How can you overcome them or turn them into resources for you? Which of these are internal challenges you have to overcome, like fear, resistance or doubt?
The more you stretch, the higher levels your challenges become. You might not realize it, but the challenges you’re encountering along the way are strengthening you up for the biggest test of all, as the stakes are raised and things get more and more difficult. The next threshold you’re coming up against is going to be even stronger than the first Threshold Guardians you faced down. Something’s coming, but what?