That thing that burns deep in your soul and begs to be heard. It starts with a whisper and sometimes you can hear it whenever the noise in your head quiets long enough. We all have dreams, hopes and aspirations. Our soul is crying out to be heard. Over time the screams get louder and the flames more intense. This is the point where we either follow our hearts and chase that life dream or we squash it, lose our soul purpose and keep the status quo.
I’ve seen the latter happen all too often with my friends and myself. Sad to say, for years, I squashed my passions and dreams because I was too afraid of what might NOT happen. I was stuck in the fear of the unknown and it felt really uncomfortable. I had a hard time just sitting still and thinking or letting my mind take a mental break from the anxious thoughts.
Sometimes we become so disconnected from ourselves that we don’t know how to listen to that inner voice, let alone start to act on it. So where do we begin?
The most important thing to do is get still.
That’s it. Simply get still. Find a way to quiet your mind, whether it’s through meditation, a long walk in nature, a jog, or starting a mindfulness practice (focus on living in the moment and not worrying about the past or thinking of the future). Calming the “monkey mind,” that incessant chatter we all hear and starting to focus on our breath and asking life’s big questions. Who am I? Why am I here? What is it I’m being called to do with my life? Is this all there is or is there a bigger picture? Asking these questions of myself helped me get a clearer picture of my life. It doesn’t always happen overnight and it can feel really uncomfortable to be alone with ourselves. Turn off your computer and smart phone. Just sit quietly. Don’t worry about the outcome or trying to do it perfectly. Let go of the attachment of how it will get done, just set the intention to try.
Once I faced my fear, sat quietly on a regular basis and began listening to my intuition, that little voice inside me that was begging to be heard, I found the right path I needed to follow at this point in my life. It helped me discover my dream and I launched Soulful Connections. Many of the questions that helped me find my true calling, I included in this 120 card deck. I began realizing that what feeds my soul is helping others find their purpose and create lives they love. I think it takes courage, especially in today’s climate, to break from the norm, ask the big questions and really show up for our lives.
This is the only life we have, in this body and at this time.
We all deserve to be heard and seen. Go and follow those big dreams that lie inside of you. I will be by your side cheering you on!
Peace, love and pear!