12 Jul Finding Your Life’s Purpose: Summer Is Here and The Energy Is Bright
By Cindy Harley
Hello Spiritual Seekers,
It is summer here in Florida where I live. Along with summer comes the heat, the fireworks, and for me, a time of reflection. I have been looking for what is next on my spiritual journey. Or, in other words, what is my purpose right now?
Did you notice I wrote What is my purpose right now? Often as spiritual seekers we are so into the journey or quest to figure out our purpose. It can consume us (and our money). I am envious of people who seem to know what their purpose on this Earth plane is from childhood. Do you have the friend that just knew they were supposed to be a doctor, teacher, actor, or writer?
This often puts me off kilter trying to figure out my purpose. So the first thing I did was take a moment to center. One of the best centering meditations is Birchlight Energy’s 10-minute guided meditation “Rejuvenate.” If you feel called, take a moment, center, and rejuvenate yourself.
Tools to Find Your Life’s Purpose
Often when I am confused, I may turn to oracle cards. As you will note further down, today I was inspired by Diana Cooper’s July e-zine. So I pulled out one of my oracle card decks, Dragon Oracle Cards by Diana Cooper.
My interpretation of the Blue Dragon from the Pleiades is a preparation to accept Source/Heart Healing. The Blue Dragon is a Seventh Dimensional Dragon that holds the 33-petal Blue Etheric Rose. Take a moment and look at the above image. If you choose, you may ask the Blue Dragons to instill your Chakras with the source energy of the Blue Etheric Rose (information compiled from the Guidebook for the Dragon Oracle Cards). Diana Cooper is a teacher, international speaker, and author of over 30 books on angels, unicorns, dragons and other spiritual topics. You can find out more on her website.
Dreams Are a Wish Your Heart Makes
At one time, I thought I may have found my purpose. I once told my daughter that I had three dreams when I was a child. I wanted to be a mom (check). I wanted to travel the world (check—thanks Navy). And I wanted to be a teacher/elementary school teacher (pretty much check).
Dreams are a wish your heart makes… (The song Cinderella sings.)
If a dream is a wish my heart makes, can my heart’s wishes change? One thing I am starting to realize is that I have to give myself permission to change my dreams. And I do not have to be defined by an earlier dream.
Changing Your Dreams: Creating New Identities as You Grow
I had formed identities based on these dreams. But now I am in a different period of my life. I still am a mom and a teacher, but those do not fill up my days. Some other identities that I have had throughout my life: sister, wife, naval officer, human design specialist, EFT practitioner, Lutheran, Pagan, cat lover, meat lover, novice web designer, Zoom meeting host, virtual assistant, friend, Disney lover, military wife, homeschooling mom, and on and on.
With each of the identities came a set of beliefs. I had to act in a certain way or behave in a certain way. Although, I wanted to think of myself as a rebel. I think I was defined by my identities and my beliefs on how a person with that identity should act. I wasn’t really a dreamer or rebel (also identities).
As I now have a lot of free time, I’m trying very hard to not get sucked into a different identity or reality, but to allow things to happen. I have been watching videos and reading books and—I’ll be honest—still trying to find my purpose.
Purpose doesn’t have to be a thing we do that has a title (this is me preaching to me). If we are here on Earth, we are in some way or form fulfilling our purpose. So what can I do to help myself not feel so guilty or lost?
I was reading Diana Cooper’s July e-zine. In her blog post, she mentions a spiritual tool. Ho’oponopono. We received this tool from the Kahunas in Hawaii. I wrote about it in an earlier post.
Why I bring it up again is that Diana Cooper’s post brought an additional level of understanding.
The prayer is:
I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.
The other level and the way I have been using the prayer lately is to help our Soul or Divine Nature release beliefs (and the unconscious programming that led to the belief) and allow our Higher Divine Self to heal and transmute the programming. We can use this prayer to connect with our Divine nature.
Transmuting Programming to Find Your Divine Nature
Now remember, we get our beliefs from our programming. We can be programmed by what we heard when we were small children. Or from the beliefs that our ancestors held. Or from the movies and music that we watch or listen to. We are absorbing information all the time, and we are not consciously aware of this much of the time. So why not try to let our Higher Self—our Divine Nature—help us to release these beliefs without having to dig through and relieve past traumas?
Taking time to center within ourselves and open to the DIVINE can help us (remember the Birchlight energy meditation above).
We can use spiritual tools like Ho’oponopono or prayer.
We can use crystals to help ground and center us. Some crystal recommendations would be dark red or black crystals. I love red aventurine or even carnelian.
We can use energy tools like EFT, acupuncture, Reiki, or meditations by Birchlight Energy.
The point of the tools is to help us go beyond our beliefs and programming and start to realize there is a whole world that we may not see but that can be open to us.
Have a daily practice: meditate, exercise (get in the flow), draw an oracle card, journal, dance. Do something that connects your body with your Higher or Divine Self.
I want to now describe myself as someone like Mr. Magorium in the movie Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. On his gravestone, it had his name and the epitaph of toy impresario, wonder aficionado, and avid shoe wearer.
I hope my epitaph is
Wanderer of the many realms
Avid shoe wearer (let’s ground it)
In love and light (and wearing shoes), may you lead with your heart and feel the love of all.
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