It's mid-September already !
The Autumn season - in the Northern Hemisphere - will be soon arriving, delighting us with its colorful leaves on trees and fallen on the ground. And in a couple of weeks I will be celebrating my big 40th birthday (I call it 4.0 - that's a Turbo, baby).
As my birthday approaches, I've started to re-evaluate what is still important to me, what are the things I would like to let go of, and what are my next steps.
I'd say that I've always been inquisitive - often pondering upon life's vicissitudes, observing humans patterns and beliefs and wondering "what the bleep are we here for?"
Perhaps the meaning of it all is still a conundrum to me and to many of us. But to question life or why certain things happen - while being at the mercy of fate - is not enough. I believe we must experiment, make mistakes, and learn from them.
In my early 30's I started questioning "how could I best serve others using my gifts?"
I wasn't satisfied with the status quo - I had a stable tech job, a comfortable place to live and a great circle of friends. I was certainly grateful for all that, but I knew deep inside there was something else (besides having a comfortable life) that I needed to do. So I allowed myself to get out of my cocoon and explore the unknown.
Today I understand that we all have our own unique way of finding what is true for us and what serves our calling. That there isn't the "right path" or "one path". There is however a path that is our own and in that path we can allow ourselves to do the things we want to do, to discover a different reality, to try - make mistakes - and try again, without having to compare our path to anyone else's.
When you find yourself questioning "what am I here to do?", perhaps consider backing-up your intentions with some action, diving into the unknown and finding out what floats your boat.
It's true that we all have different personalities and different ways of dealing with the unfamiliar or even with the familiar, and what brings joy to one person might not necessary bring joy to another. And that's why self-discovery is so important, because it allows us to recognize that part of us that is so essential to our fulfillment - that needs nurturing and needs to be noticed.
Stepping beyond the comfort zone can be daunting, and it could make us raise the question "To Do or Not To Do?"
We can sit here and spend our whole lives wondering "what if?" and nothing perhaps would change significantly. Or we can allow ourselves to experiment (whatever that means to each of us) and see for ourselves if that "new thing" is aligned with our purpose and calling or if we need to once again change directions.
And then we might start realizing that the answers we seek are not in the final destination, they are revealed to us in the journey. They start being revealed to us after we take a step, because every action creates a reaction - in the Universe, in our lives.
I recently came across this lovely quote from Anais Nin: "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
So I hope you find the courage To Do what feels aligned with your soul and Not To Do what no longer is serving you in your path.
Remember to follow your bliss.
Sending you all much love!
PS: Last Wednesday (Sept 7th) I had the honor to be a guest on Golden Rose Psych Radio where Dr. Lauren and I talked about Reiki and Clairvoyance. If you missed the show, you can click HERE to access the recording.