"THE MEANING OF LIFE IS TO FIND YOUR GIFT. THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO GIVE IT AWAY."
Frosty February greetings to you all. How is your transition into 2022 going? I hope you are healthy, safe and warm since our blizzard. Recently I was in the company of some fabulous women and as you may know, I tend to write about recent themes that present themselves during my client sessions or workshops. I'm writing today about your true calling, your dreams, passions, purpose, goals and your destiny. When I was a child I wanted to be a... What's your answer?
Your mission is not a task on a list, its the energy or passion that drives everything you do. Gaining clarity about your mission helps you focus your energy so that you can fulfill your purpose or "your calling". To identify this calling is to identify your greatest potential. What drives everything that you do you and helps you thrive? Not just survive, I'm talking about thriving. This is something that we don't all arrive at easily.
I'm grateful for the peaceful flow I am experiencing being in alignment with my passion. You may call it your life purpose, life mission, soul path or destiny. However you choose to label it, I hope that you are joyfully living in alignment with it. There is no struggle in this flow. My wish is that everyone can explore their passions and be in their own flow. It really is a large part of my purpose in life, to help others uncover theirs.
It wasn't always this way for me. It has taken a long time for me to be living my dream.
I poured my soul into working, striving and succeeding at jobs that I thought were my passion. They really weren't. They didn't bring me the level of fulfillment I desired. That ever illusive work life balance stayed out of my reach for many years. The past few years have unfolded in ways I could never have imagined. I took the necessary leaps of faith to trust and surrender to the unknown outcomes of my choices. Well it worked! I highly recommend stepping outside your comfort zone whenever possible.
What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail? Really think about this. Go big or go home, right? What would you do if there was no risk of failure, no judgement and no fear?
Whether its a career change, breaking up a relationship, or becoming a parent for the first time, its worth exploring what life could be like on the other side of that change. Its easier to thrive when you are in alignment with your passion. As a coach I help people assess the areas of their lives and set goals to improve each area, one by one. It's beyond rewarding. It has been a game changer in my own life thanks to the master coach who guided me and all the work I put in over the years. She held up a mirror to the places in my life where I was settling. Settling wasn't good enough, I am worthy of more and so are you.
Self-awareness lead me down the path to self-actualization. You can explore your gifts and talents and create a more balanced fulfilling life, the work is worth it, trust me it is. Some people are just stuck and need inspiration to boost them along this path.
Think about the areas of your life that are lacking, perhaps relationships are lacking with all the isolation we have been through. Pick one area of focus and drill down on what changes you can make. Maybe you would like to develop your spirituality or a hobby that used to bring you great joy. The career category is where most people start because we are so fixated on earning, right? Well there are so many other areas to focus on, pick one that has brings you the most joy first so that vibration will build momentum. You can tackle others after fulfillment begins to flows your way.
Today is the anniversary of the day my dad passed into spirit nearly fifty years ago. Wow, when I think about the dreams I had as a little girl, all I ever really wanted was to have him back. I didn't dream big back then, I had relatively small dreams. I wanted to be an artist and a writer. Over the years dreams of what my destiny would be simply faded away. I'm very grateful for the fire in my belly always pushing me forward to learn new things and explore my passions. I think my dad has guided me to many of these pathways.
I'm likely to come back to this subject and expand on it, but for now I hope this sparks something in you. As always, bright blessings. Till we meet again, -K