The Challenge of the Hero's Journey
1. The Call to Adventure-life is about to change
2. Refusal of the call-may stem from fear, duty, obligation or insecurity
3. The beginning of the adventure-begins the quest
The road of trials-a series of tests
The experience of unconditional love-experiences of unconditional love by others
The ultimate boon-the quest is achieved
Refusal of the return-when the hero does not necessarily want to return the gift/boon or return to a "normal" life because of fears of unchanged or pain and trouble in the real world.
Magic Flight-when the hero accepts the risks and adventures that come with being a hero.
Rescue from without-people in the hero's life who serve as a moral compass of truth, hope and unconditional love
The crossing, or return threshold-hero maintains the wisdom they have gained from the process of becoming a hero and how to apply that knowledge to their backstory and how to share that knowledge with the world.