Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve, that in fair weather or in foul, in good times or in tempests, in the days when the darkness and the foe are nameless or familiar, I may not forget that to which my life is committed. Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve. ~ Howard Thurman
Coming home with the elixir, after a soul-altering experience, requires consciousness, attention, and care. You’ve been changed, yet the world you’re returning to has remained much the same. Like an airplane coming in for a landing having sailed over oceans, deserts and forests, if the pilot brings consciousness to the landing, it can be graceful, even though the craft is hitting solid asphalt. Returning home from a powerful inner and/or outer journey, may seem like the time to let go, but this stage takes as much consciousness as the rest. To make your re-entry as smooth as possible, go out of your way to be gentle with yourself as you integrate slowly back to the ordinary world.
I am a citizen of both heaven and earth: I soar high and land with grace.
The Hero’s Journey dream oracle by Kelly Sullivan Walden