As I began to ask the question to myself recently, it didn't take long to start getting some answers. I notice a difference from a few years ago when I felt as if I could decipher my answers. Have you been noticing this too?
I believe our calling of Life is no longer whispering politely in our quiet contemplative, reflective moments. Rather it is coming through loud and clear, shaking us up and demanding that we begin taking actions on the deeper desires we hold within that seem to come from our soul. It's time to create and begin supporting the things that are life advancing, bring deeper connections and well being into our own lives and our world. And if we turn away, trying to ignore it's voice, we will often times become neurotic, anxious, and even depressed. I have to admit, I have felt some of this along the way. When I was feeling afraid to step out of my comfort zone.
However, I could no longer deny my intuition and deeper desires, neither should you.
We cannot simply live the lives others expect of us. We cannot avoid taking risks any longer. We cannot pretend it is an option to realize our potentials – we must – for the sake of ourselves, our loved ones and our world. Our wake up calls are loud and clear and it is time to get it.
Many of us are reorganizing our entire lives to align ourselves with that which is most true, most noble, most beautiful and most meaningful. And while it is scary, it is also exciting. Because we intuitively know that we are stepping up to be a part of something so much larger than our own little lives, that we are being given the opportunity to participate in the birth of something brand new – intuitively we know that it is an extraordinary time to be a woman in the world, particularly a western woman, and that we cannot miss this grand opportunity, even though it may frighten us to let go and surrender ourselves in this way.
Sometimes our bad days and fears can be steering us somewhere good – and trying to tell us something we need hear. Usually it is that we are off course, that we are missing the mark, that we're not inside of a big enough game, that we're settling for a life that is too sensible, too safe, and too small.
For all this and more, I created Empower The Dream – helping women to reach those potentials they are called for – stepping out of fear and into greatness.
What are you called to do?
Reflection question: What is the highest potential of your life that you feel called
to do to partake in the flourishing of your life and perhaps the flourishing of our world?