Abraham’s journey… had very little to do with his actual steps toward a new geographic location. It’s truth was an inner journey from unconscious conditioned fears, desires and thought patterns to the open expansive space of Divine consciousness. His first encounter with an open awareness that transcended his limited conception of the Divine. The shift from complete identification with objects (physical objects, sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, meaning making etc.) to Divine consciousness is the most important journey any of us will take and you don’t actually take a physical step to do so.
It may begin at different points, but I have found that it most commonly begins with pain and loss. The loss of substitute certainties and the pain associated with that. The journey can begin there but it doesn’t have to. Your response to that crucial moment – to open your heart or close it will determine what happens next.