What is it that YOU must do, that no one else can do because they are not made like you and do not have your life experiences? If you know the answer to this question and your life is fulfilling this creative purpose for your life, then you don’t need me. However, if you are aware that your life and the way you are living it is somehow disconnected to the life you long to be living, then read on….
Too many people I know are carrying out the duties of their life without really being in touch with what they really long to be doing. Somewhere along the line they bought into a set of beliefs, roles, labels and duties that make up the daily activities of their life. When life unfolds this way, we sometimes don’t notice that we missed our calling or creative purpose at some fork in the road and went down the wrong side. Sometimes it’s the side that someone else wanted us to take, and we went along. Sometimes its the path of least resistance. Sometimes it’s simply not knowing ourselves as well as we could because the activities of life kept us so busy we forgot that we have a CHOICE about what we do with our hours and days. Sometimes it means that the purpose of our life has changed because our roles have changed and now we are lost in finding what’s next?
Whatever it is, there are seasons of life where it is time to be still and listen to the calling of our innermost nature, to listen to the call of our spirit for something that we MUST do before we leave this world. Something we have perhaps always longed to do, but did not have the courage to go for it. Or we listen to others who have their own wishes for what we do and tempt us to stay the same for their sake, but secretly we long to actualize this creative energy that is now causing anxiety or tension that won’t go away.
I believe we all have defining moments in our lives that offer critical choice points. If we’re on the treadmill and too busy to notice, those moments slip by us unnoticed, but our psyche cries out inside that something is amiss because we have now betrayed ourselves and alienated ourselves from our true creative purpose. It nags at us through boredom, apathy, lifelessness, or constant agitation and irritation with those around us. The disquiet in our inner world rises up and becomes too loud to ignore, but we don’t know how to make it go away. From the many clients I have worked with, what I can tell you is that it WON’T go away….not until you do something about it. In fact..if you continue to ignore it, the gentler hints that you need to change will grow ever more challenging until you finally get what I call the “brick in the head” wake up call. Many a client calls me when this happens and I am happy to work with them. But wouldn’t it be more effective if you called before the brick? It is much preferable to do the work early. before the wake-up call, before the crisis, before the tragedy, before the epiphany that you will inevitably have.