The Call – a note to my fellow light workers…
I believe in divine intervention. And that our intuition is in fact, a higher power giving us a nudge in the right direction. I believe that recurring thoughts, feelings and gut reactions are there for a purpose. The clearing of a path in a forest that you may sometimes feel lost in. I have felt for some time that I am in a thick wood, wrapped with enchanted trees, there are lightening bugs, the sweet smell of honeysuckle and a symphony of crickets. I know it is my forest, the one that I am supposed to be in, I feel safe, it feels like home, like mine. But often, there are no clearings and I have trouble navigating myself through this deep forest…. Until I hear that voice (my voice, THE voice) telling me to look right, there is the path. Lately, I have been receiving messages loud and clear that I can no longer ignore. For a while now they were whispers, interests, a class or workshop here or there, a thought of “someday I’d like to do that” or “wouldn’t it be nice if” – but now there is a cosmic shaking of my shoulders to “pay attention”! Luckily, in my past the universe would speak to me in life lessons, sometimes painful, but now she is kinder. My ego is more cooperative, and I am ready to hear the call. Now, I do not ignore the nudge, in fact I fear not responding, more then perhaps the “risk” itself, that my heart is asking me to take.
As a light worker, it can be difficult to publicly re-brand, evolve, shift, change our perspective, or maybe even challenge what we once believed publicly. I think being a somewhat public figure (at least in the social media world) can cause us to question our authenticity at times, and also fear the reaction of our followers, clients, and friends. Perhaps even lose our expert status. But we are also students. And as we all know the universal lesson, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear” or, if you will, “the path in the forest will become clear” and we must follow it, we simply must. It is there for a divine purpose, and to some degree we don’t have a choice.
When I was 19, I went to the Javtis Center in NYC to hear Wayne Dyer and Marianne Williamson speak. A woman in the audience began to open herself up to Wayne, she was perhaps in her mid-fifties, and was very emotional. She was lost, unhappy, but felt that she had so many blessings in her life and felt guilty for the discontent she felt. Wayne asked her simply… “When are you at your happiest?” she responded, “When I play my clarinet”, Wayne asked her if she wanted to be a musician and play professionally, she went on to explain that it was always a dream of hers that she didn’t think was realistic, and so she never pursued it seriously. “Ah” he said, “Don’t you see… that the happiness you feel when you play, IS God?” – the woman began to cry. “By listening to the call. By doing what makes you your happiest. You are fulfilling your Dharma. You are answering God.” This moment is the only moment that I remember from that day. I couldn’t even tell you what this lecture was about. But that moment, that lesson, that was why I had to be there, and carry that through my life.
I can recall that day, 15 years ago, and realize that it was something that was coming through to me, and that I needed to know, in order to live my truth, and to live with purpose and passion. And to be lucky enough to create a reality for myself where this, is in fact my job. And, fifteen years later, I am still learning the lesson! So, when the fear kicks up inside of us, let’s remember to listen to what that fear actually means. Is it leading us towards the clearing or deeper into the woods? Entrepreneurs, healers, light workers, creatives, coaches, risk takers, or anyone who feels called to a non-conventional profession – let us lean into the call, constantly check our alignment, and ask the questions that we need to ask ourselves. Is this path serving the higher vision that I have for my career, and for my life? I am working more and more on this every day, and for me that looks different in the many aspects of my work. Writing this blog, is in fact doing that. Hearing my call.Browse Front PageShare Your Idea
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