The one thing I hear more than any other thing from my clients is that they're seeking deeper meaning and purpose in their lives.
We all want to feel like we're having a positive impact in this world. We want to feel like our unique gifts and talents, those same ones that bring us SO much joy, are being utilized.
I say YES!! It is absolutely and completely 100% possible to make this happen!!
And...I'm sure you'll be glad to hear that it's not nearly as hard as you might think it is.
We get this idea in our heads that we need to do something really big or make a huge (read: SCARY) change in our lives to find this deeper sense of purpose that we're searching for.
The truth is, bringing more meaning and purpose into our lives starts with little, tiny baby steps. It comes from learning to listen to our intuition, trusting ourselves and to moving from inaction into action.
Sometimes what we need to do is obvious. Other times...not so much.
About 10 years ago, I was relaxing in my back yard & witnessing my beautiful kitty bliss out in a sunbeam. He looked so completely filled with wisdom and joy.
In that instant, I had a concept for a painting pop into my head. I was not a painter. I'd never picked up a brush. I'd never taken an art class. I'd never considered learning to paint.
Over the next 7 years, that image kept popping into my head. I told myself that someday I'd try learning to paint so that I could try painting that picture that had seared itself into my soul. I added this task to my long "someday" bucket list, but didn't take any steps to actually make it happen.
This really just didn't seem important enough to make it a priority.
One evening, while spending time with a dear friend who had just taken an abstract art class, she lured into playing with paint on a canvas with her. With no agenda, we spread paint around.
It was exhilarating!! I loved the way the paint moved. I loved the texture. I loved the way I could create complete visual transformation in an instant.
I went home and ordered paints and brushes, excited to create some abstract art.
Every time I tried to paint in this abstract style, however, I was instead drawn to bring a specific image forth. The abstract thing wasn't doing it for me. It didn't feel aligned for me.
So....I played a little more...attempting to paint a few small flowers, and then went for it.
I got a big canvas and leapt into painting the image that hadn't left me for the years. I painted my cat, in the garden, in all his wisdom and joy, and found out that I can paint.
I had this gift inside me that I didn't even know I had. I didn't know it was there, but something much bigger than myself made sure that I discovered it.
I found out that painting is a deep meditation for me. I found out that I simply LOVE to paint!!
One of the things that brings deep meaning into my life is painting....bringing images out of mind mind and into the world...creating art that brings more beauty into the world.
I guarantee you, that there are things as powerful as painting has been for me, that are longing to come through you!!
This doesn't mean that you need to quit your job to follow the call. It doesn't mean that you have to change your whole life. You just need to allow yourself to let it come through you.
These 3 steps could change your life, if you let them:
When there's a voice in the back of your head that is nudging you to try something new...LISTEN. When there's a persistent desire in your heart...LISTEN.
If there's something your heart is telling you would bring you joy....LISTEN.
Take time to sit in silence daily, and LISTEN to the messages the come through you.
It's so easy to write off those messages we get and to tell ourselves that they're silly, impractical ideas....that it would be a waste of time...that we don't HAVE the time. It's so easy to let fears wiggle their way into our divinely inspired ideas and convince us not to trust ourselves.
Trusting ourselves takes practice. It requires bravery and dedication. It requires taking a leap of faith.
If there's something that you feel called to do, no matter how impractical it may seem....no matter how many reasons you could possibly come up with about why you shouldn't do it, allow yourself to consider the possibility that it might be an AMAZING idea.
There's only one way to find out!!
Here's the big one. TAKE ACTION!
We can have ideas all day long, but they don't do a thing for us if we don't act on them. I know, it can be super scary!! OR....it might just seem like a waste of your precious time.
The path towards change is through bravely venturing forth into the unknown.
Take one baby step towards creating the deeper purpose the you're craving in your life.
Take 5 minutes to write down three baby steps that will bring you closer to making this happen for yourself.
For me, those first 3 steps were to allow myself to paint with my friend, to order paint & brushes, to take 30 minutes to sit down and play with paint.
Now, commit to following through on your first baby step. Put it on your calendar and do it!
There is nothing....absolutely nothing...that will bring more joy, meaning and purpose into your life than learning to listen to you own intuition and to act on what you're called towards.
I work with creative, independent women who feel a lack of purpose in their lives, and are afraid to let their authentic selves be seen for fear of rejection or failure, to develop their intuition so they can align with their highest calling and have positive, meaningful impact in this world.
Let's talk about working together! You can schedule your complimentary BREAKTHROUGH SESSION right here, to find out how this work could change your life.