In mythology, this pattern is seen as a journey of departure, initiation, and return. In mysticism, it is a process of awakening, purification, and union. In ritual, it is separation, transition, and incorporation.
And, in psychology, it takes in the stages of the birth of the ego, death of the ego, and the birth of the whole self.
This central pattern of transformation is evident in the basic structure of a story, which is not just the beginning, middle, and end, but on a much deeper and more meaningful level beginning, muddle, and resolution.
The muddles, or challenges we face, are the core of the pattern bringing the process of transformation to its completion, or resolution.
When we merge all these ways of knowing and practices into one, we come up with a blueprint for living into the wholeness that brings with it a unitive consciousness.
This blueprint consists of 3 main parts: Call to Wholeness, Path of Purification, and Return to Wholeness, as described further in A New Story of Wholeness.