I hope you jump into the precious opportunities offered here.
I know of no better people in the world than these I have listed as Initiators. These men and women are not just friends. They are skilled shift agents. They have paid full price. They have taken a stand in the world to bridge people through adulthood and archetypal initiatory processes into next culture, the culture of archetypally initiated women ecstatically collaborating with archetypally initiated men: archearchy.
I encourage you to commit to your own unfolding. What you are truly capable of as an adult human being is guaranteed to surprise you.
No, the path of adulthood is never completed. It has no end.
Yes, once you proceed on the path the next step reveals itself. You do not have to know how it all goes before you start. Just start.
It does not matter where you begin.
What matters most is that you begin.
Initiation is not isolated to your mind. It occurs in all 5 of your bodies simultaneously (physical, intellectual, emotional, energetic, and archetypal bodies).
Yes, you will change. You will be growing up. Perhaps your parents never grew up. Perhaps your teachers never grew up. Then you have no role models for where you will be going. This is how it is right now. If you were surrounded by people who were ongoingly growing up and were providing you with authentic adulthood initiations these notes would be unnecessary.
Growing up is complex and difficult. It is not for children. Growing up activates so many dimensions of expansion it will blow your mind (thankfully).
Yes, you will leave your childhood behind. It was important, and… it is not your future. Your future is unknown (thankfully).
Either you are a victim of what you did not create and you live in the expectations that someone will rescue you… or you ongoingly create a new culture that thrives on evolution and the unexpected and you live in possibility.
Not everyone grows up at the same speed. The people around you now, your friends, may not understand your need to grow up. They may be afraid if you change because then it means they have the potential to change and this may frighten them. They may try to stop you. I still remember when I realized that I needed to go walk barefoot on fire. I told my wife and she said, "Don't do it." I told my best friend and work partner and he said, "Don't do it!" I did it anyway and it changed my life. It changed me. And within a couple of weeks the people close to me got adjusted to the new me.
One suggestion is to find others you can currently relate to on the transformational pathway of growing up and work as a team to prototype something epic. Why not start living now in the culture you yourself long for?
Each little team of adults-on-the-path is an alchemical crystal deposited here and there around the world.
These teams are slowly coming into resonance to cause the big wave that shifts the status quo of the human race. It is already happening. You can help. How? By jumping into your next steps.
PERSONAL: I made a website at http://www.clintoncallahan.org where you can see what else I am working on and subscribe to my monthly newsletter.
My books are available at http://www.nextculturepress.org or your local bookshop.
The main website I would refer you to is http://www.possibilitymanagement.org.
The next main website I would refer you to is http://startover.xyz and its brother: http://startoverhere.xyz.
One of my favorite proposals is that you get together with at least two other people who have resonance to a common context and become a nanonation. You will find a sample constitution at http://www.nanonations.org. A nanonation is a gameworld just like all the other play spaces of your life. You can learn about gameworlds here: http://gameworlds.org.
There is no real way to thank me for what I have invented, just as I have no real way to thank those who invented all those things that make my life so excellent.
The best way to thank me is to use the new thoughtmaps, tools, distinctions, and processes full-out to make a great life for yourself and everyone you know. Take a stand for what you deeply care about. Step forward as an Earth Guardian, an Intimacy Journeying Village Wearver, an Evolutionary, or a Gameworld Builder. Do what you came here to do.
Everything I invent is open code and copyleft (Creative Commons BY SA International 4.0 license – Attribute and Share Alike).
It is pretty clear that if you get bigger than your childhood survival Box and feed the creative commons you will never go hungry in any of your 5 bodies.
Life is short. Do what matters most. Have all the Fun you can!