I’ve mentioned before the topic of balance, the importance of prioritizing aspects of our time and delegating it appropriately. This is necessary. What has been brought to my attention since then is the notion of thriving, going beyond being balanced, finding what it is our soul yearns for and going full speed ahead to make sure we attain what it is we most desire.
Be very aware, for this shouldn’t be taken lightly. In fact, my husband’s life coach was guiding him (and indirectly me, too) through the process. You have to find out what it is you truly need, what your values are, what your true interests are and which of those are what you feel your soul’s calling is.
If each of us have a purpose, I like to think that discovering what it is we want to thrive for will give us a pretty good sign of what that purpose is. Maybe it’s teaching art classes to children in your community, helping at a local clinic, tutoring, writing novels, opening that cafe, having a gathering center or intentional community, starting a business with your unique ideas. We all have gifts. The universe has room for and welcomes what we have to offer.
Our time is precious. Get your plan in action for how you can do what it is you dream of. You have to take care of necessities, but when it comes time to take that leap of faith, if it’s meant to be, the universe will help carry you through. It’s not as easy as simply finding balance (and who said that was easy?). But I’m sure the reward for the soul is manifest in more ways than one.
May we all find a way to thrive truly and thus bring fulfillment to our souls and richness to the universe. Think about the wonderful example it sets for our children, too, as they grow up knowing that dreams aren’t always hokey, that even Mom trusted enough to follow at least one of her dreams. Maybe the rest will have to wait until the kids are in college . . . or have kids of their own. Be realistic. Give yourself time. Allow your soul to thrive.
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I wrote this meditation last year. A year ago, let’s just say we were putting all our eggs in a basket for a business that didn’t take off like it was supposed to according to our plans. How often do you hear success stories from Plan A or even Plan C? Who knows what plan we’re on now, but I feel great about where I am now for several reasons. Perhaps this will help you, too.
I know, I’ve mentioned it before, and I know it seems hokey . . . if you’re not ready for it. Apparently I was ready for it. The realizations that I had a year ago (above meditation in mind) are reiterated in the book. It’s just that in reading the book, a new level of clarity was attained for me, which is just fabulous. But I can’t be attached to that. : ) Others are having similar experiences. Read on.
The above book focuses on inner and outer purpose, your life’s purpose. Everyone’s inner purpose is to connect to the Divine, in whatever lingo you prefer, with your ego diminished and out of the picture. Great. Now, with the ego gone, you’re more receptive to the Greater Calling. Consider your gifts and passions. How do they mix? This will lead you to your outer purpose if you’re still enough to listen to that still small voice that speaks to your heart. I’ve been wondering about how my spirituality, connection to women, writing, mothering all work together. Well, here I am, writing almost daily on this blog I love, loving my children without owning them, and developing a role in the birth activist realm. I’ve published my first article to DivineCaroline. Read it here.
God only knows the potential of the Universe. If your ego is out of the way, you are tapped into that energy. On days like yesterday and mornings like today where the wind is blowing and the sun is shining (at least most of the time), I feel like the energy overflows without and within my being. I feel like I am that conduit of Divine Love and Potential. I can’t do enough to share this with others.
To my husband and to many others, all I do looks like a lot of work. Looking at my lists, it looks like a lot to me, too! But I LOVE all I am doing. I feel like this is good stuff. I tend to feel guilty, like I’m having too much fun, meeting too many wonderful people, receiving too many blessings. BLAH! This is GREAT! No ego here. I’m just tapping into the wonder that is Life. Don’t worry. I have bad days, too, when I don’t feel the connections so strongly. But today, right now, is where I am, and now is good! Echart Tolle mentions that the outer work might look like stress, but when you’re passionate, “in the zone,” (you know what I’m talking about), the vigor of your work is perfectly healthy. With awareness, you know when your time comes to rest, and if you miss the clues, you wind up sick. We’ve all been there.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I cannot wait to see what is to come. While I cannot carry you or show you your purpose, I can inspire you to connect with the Divine. I can carry the Light, a reflection of the Light that is within you if the real you chooses to see.