It doesn't have to be perfect. You don't have to get it all just right, but it is possible to create a life you love, and live a life that resonates deeply with your soul. It's not the life that someone else wants for you or has been thrust about you by society. It is your own unique heart-felt life and vision that you create, from within.
Creating a life you adore might mean creating little moments to stop, breathe and slow down, finding a vocation that deeply resonates with your spirit, or letting go of something that is dragging you down or that you have outgrown. As a Life Coach, I'm very interested in 'life design'' and giving my clients permission to go for what they truly want in life, work, relationships, and more. It truly is, in the words of Joseph Campbell, 'a hero's journey'. It is a deep letting go of external approval and validation to live a life from your own unique Truth. It isn't always easy to live from your own soul, but I have found that it is so so worth it!
Often, when we start really focusing on a life of joy and doing more and more of what we love, it goes against the grain of what we 'think' we 'should' be doing. It might even upset those around us as we begin to step closer and closer toward our truth and line up with our inner wisdom. Although you might personally feel it as a deep inner resonance and feeling of flow. It takes quiet inner listening to line up with choices that are made from the depths of our body and soul, rather than the choices we make from our ego or mind. Beginning from a place of peace, calm and self-love is key.
It may be the big things, but our days are made up of small moments and choices that add up to a larger life, so the practice of doing what resonates or feels 'aligned' moment to moment, is a key to creating a life that you adore and love. Since we really can't control the future, and don't really know what is up ahead, creating a daily life routine that hums along with the energy of your heart is pivotal in our overall long-term happiness and health! It requires being 'permission magicians' for ourselves and others, and allowing ourselves to rest into the felt-sense of true ease, contentment, joy, peace and freedom. Again, this can be challenging, so expect some bumps along the way.
One way to start it just by being mindful and noticing: Notice what lights you up, notice what brings you joy, notice what creates a felt-sense of calm and peace within. For myself, when I am in touch with my own inner genius (and I'm not talking about IQ here) and essential self, life does seem to flow easily, synchronicity abounds, and I feel like I am living my life 'on purpose'. Life becomes a magical ride and I am able to face challenges with more resilience and a positive attitude. There is nothing to hide so I am more transparent and open with those around me. I am comfortable in my own skin.
We all probably have had the experience of feeling like an 'alien' in our own life as well- of not belonging, of not being home (as in home in our soul) and of being 'off track' or out of synch with ourselves. Some contrasting feelings that might surface here are: Anxiety, loneliness, dis-ease (literally or figuratively), tension, inner conflict (as though you are always torn between two options and there are conflicting or ambivalent thoughts or feelings), ruminating, obsessing, using all kinds of addictions to cover the pain of not feeling a sense of belonging to your own self/soul/spirit, hopelessness, sadness, or feeling a lack of power or agency over your world. Sounds at all familiar??
Finding out what expands your heart and and living on purpose is healing. It literally heals you and those around you. It is not selfish to live a life you love, it is self-loving. Your original medicine (as some call it) and following your own North Star is an egoless place but filled with purpose, power, resolve and rightness. You will know you are there only by how you feel! It's not about the mind thinking 'I am doing the right thing', but a deep and holy resonance in every cell of your body. Like honeybees doing their work, you might even feel it as a humming, vibrating or pulsing within. Trust that feeling, see where it goes, follow it with a hunger and feed your soul whatever is most nourishing, true and healthy for you. As Rumi so wisely states,
"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
Are you ready to begin creating the life you love? Want a little support along the way? Email me to get started. Soul Coaching Sessions are on sale until Sept. 1. It is truly my joy & bliss to support clients on the way to creating a life that is most deeply aligned with the signature of their own unique soul path. It is ALL already within you and my passion involves prompting, supporting and nudging you toward a life you deeply and truly love. It is my honor to paddle down the river by your side on your own journey home. Email Me to set up a FREE 20 min Discovery Session via phone.
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that I think perfectly speaks to this blog post click here.