Intrepid means to be brave, bold, and courageous in the face of fear. When we designed the Intrepid Training, this is what and who we had in mind. We had a gutsy group of people willing to do whatever it took to change their lives.
Since the beginning of time, different cultures would take their children through a ceremony, a right of passage into adulthood, for the purpose of serving the community. The rituals varied for each culture but one thing each of them had in common was a perception of danger, or real danger in most circumstances, for the child to face their fears, put away childish things and enter adulthood.
In our culture today we have lost that right of passage and the rituals that allowed us to face our fears. We’ve forgotten the ceremonies, and with that the understanding of the privileges and responsibilities that come with becoming an adult. As a result, we have many adult children with no vision or understanding of their unique calling and responsibility they have been given to serve the community.
The Intrepid Training is designed as a ceremony, a ritual that takes you out of the classroom and allows your body, at a cellular level, to take responsibility for who you are called to be. It connects your whole being: your mind, body and soul to the very purpose you were put on this earth to be, so you can become your greatest you!
Most of the people that come into the training have felt alone in a world of 7 billion people, because of the things they’ve done or maybe what has been done to them. I can relate. I’ve been there. The training creates a unity and a bond with eleven other people with the purpose of creating a mastermind group of support.
This type of mastermind group is designed to create a new-problem solving unit of people because coming out of traumatic pasts, addiction, lack of vision and purpose because the ‘old mind’ (story, belief system, family dynamic) that contributed to the problem or situation is not capable of solving the problem or situation. You need a new mind.
The physical challenges involved in the training allow a person to connect emotionally with their vision and push their entire being past the point of where they would normally give up. This produces what psychologists call the ‘Aha!’ moment: the realization that you’ve achieved more than you thought you were capable of. You then ask yourself, ‘if I can do this, what else is possible?’ Anything. That’s the short answer.
What are afraid of? Your greatest freedom awaits.
“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11