I had a magical full circle moment on Monday night. I was at a bookstore – the Singing Pebble – talking about how to hear and answer your soul’s calling and find what you were meant to do. I was sharing my new book – Roadmap to Your Soul’s Calling and the Card-Deck I created to help you hear your soul's calling.
25 years earlier, I was an unhappy government employee, outside that same bookstore. Out for lunch with my work colleagues, I was trying to find a way to escape my soul-sucking, unfulfilling, meaningless job. I dreamed of leaving it all and going to Banff, working in Lake Louise as a waitress.
What an escape dream. Not traveling the world. Going to Lake Louise. I’d never been to Banff, nor worked as a waitress but I was imagining a summer outside of my cubicle.
And then I peered into the window of that bookstore and right in the middle sat this book - “Find your Life Mission.” It was illuminated. Lit up. There only for me. I went into the store and bought the book. Read it. Then I got in touch with the author and went to North Carolina to get personally trained by her, as a Life Mission Coach. I was following my soul. I had a dream in my heart. I knew it was right.
I didn’t re-invent my self as a Life Mission Coach immediately.
That took another twelve years or so, but I remember that moment in the book-store as the liminal period between the self I was then and the self I am now.
I remember the magic, the feeling in the air, when you know deep in your bones what you are supposed to do.
And then I promptly forgot.
I’ve come to believe that knowing what you are born to do is like trying to remember a dream. It fades in and out of your consciousness. Sometimes it’s crystal clear and then it just evaporates.
I believe that we all decided before we came here why we were coming, we had a purpose and we were sure that we’d remember once we got here.
But we forgot.
Some of us are closer to those memories and they haunt us. We don’t know what the angst and the yearning is all about.
It’s all about your soul – calling you, trying to help you remember, giving you signals, patterns to see, messages to hear, chance meetings to have, books to read.
When you hear those messages and remember that calling, it’s like music, and dancing and light and rejoicing.
That’s how I felt at the bookstore on Monday night.
So grateful that I remembered why I came here and that I'm doing what I was born to do.
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