charting your path
How’re you feeling about your life’s journey?
Recently, lot’s of folks have been telling me that they feel one of three things:
Our path isn’t our career, roles, responsibilities, or the many ways that success gets defined by the world.
Our path is our soul’s journey.
We came here for some reason. For some purpose. Success is about being the fullness of who we came here to be.
It may seem really odd to link the words soul and success. But at the end of our life, we don’t look back on our career, roles, and responsibilities, we look back on our experiences, our purpose, our connections, and our impact.
We often use the transition from one year to the next as a time to assess where we are and to chart out the next year. However, the energy right now is calling us to a mid-year check-in.
This isn’t a time to do what others are telling us is right. This is a time to do the ‘right’ that is deep in our marrow; the right that we feel deep in our essence. Because this is our soul calling us to remember why we are here.
Charting our path starts with four questions:
These can usually be answered with a couple of words or a short sentence. Don’t analyze things too much. Just respond with whatever shows up first.
Sometimes it is easy to see an example. So here’s mine:
Happy charting. And remember, your journey is yours.
every ending is a beginning.
Every ending is a beginning.
And every beginning is an ending.
Sometimes we look forward to the change. Other times, we grieve the loss.
But there is no growth or transformation without beginnings and endings, endings and beginnings.
It can feel, at times, like endings and beginnings are discrete events we can point to in time. A job, baby, graduation, marriage, accident, loss, death, etc all have dates we use to keep track of them in our life. And yet, very few things have abrupt beginnings or endings.
Like stepping stones on our path, other experiences often proceed beginnings and endings. And, regardless of when or how endings and beginnings come, changes ripple out from them, often ricocheting through our entire life.
We really don’t have beginnings or endings.
What we have is the moment.
These moments which are so easy to miss because we’re looking forward or looking backwards. These precious moments which we string together to make our life.
Whatever the moment brings, we have the chance to acknowledge the moment. To embrace the moment. To experience the moment. To feel the moment. To be in the moment.
To be alive in the moment.
you be you
We all have baggage. You know the type. That emotional, mental stuff that seems to drag us down and pop up at the worst possible time.
We’re carrying past wounds, family patterns, beliefs we’ve outgrown, and memories that hold us back.
These keep us from seeing others as they actually are. These keep us from seeing the invitation to oneness and interconnection that is all around us.
But perhaps even more importantly, they keep us from being fully ourselves. They keep us from experiencing something new.
We’ve got an intense couple of weeks where the energy is asking us to purge. Purge. Not simply a gentle cleaning of our patterns and habits. Not rearranging the clutter of our emotions. Not decorating the negative triggers we continue to carry. But purge.
Who are you? Why are you?
When we begin to examine these two questions, we begin to find things in our life that don’t fit our answers. Those things that don’t fit are the things we need to purge.
Let’s be clear.
The majority of these are not things in our external landscape such as jobs, relationships, or material items, although some may be. The majority of these things are in our internal landscape.
It is an inside job. Put intention and attention towards your own healing.
Let love in. Pour loving kindness into all the hollow, broken spaces within.
Dance to your own tune.
Find your own path.
You be you.