When Your Soul Awakens Essay
So much of our life we are recognized for achieving steps up the ladder of whatever it might be.
As I’ve taught before, you set the goal, you pick them model or mentors, you then work to build your skills, and many times you get there to find the “goal” wasn’t what you really want afterall.
Check out my episode below where I go into more detail about “When Your Soul Awakens”:
Imagine if that realization was rewarded just as much as your ability to conquer the goal.
How differently would we feel about making the PIVOT from doing what you “thought” you wanted…and/or what others want for you… to go ahead and apply the process you learned…to your next “path” of life.
I think I’ve made a professional career of “pivoting” and reinventing myself. Not intentionally. For me, personally, I love trying new things. I love learning new things… and because of the process I’ve learned over the years…to “test” something new is not scary.
However, knowing if the path you are going to test out is the “right” path, at a soul level, is a question I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.
In Wayne Dyer’s move: “The Shift”.
He starts out with the poem from Carl Jung:
“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.”
Over the past few years, this paragraph has hit home to me more and more.
When I look back in my life…the “pivots” along the path are very obvious to me.
Getting my Nursing degree, not going into Nursing to pursue a Motivational Speaking Career.
After a couple years, pivoting into a info-publisher of mental toughness products
Then segued into becoming a marketing coach and consultant for Dentists, Growing a very successful coaching business.
After 7-9 years of that, I sold one of the parts of my business and once again ventured out into the Nutritional Supplement business. Expecting a fast and rapid success, I was shocked by the amount of potholes that awaited me ready to suck up my dream of growing a successful product based company.
I stuck with it until I figured out how to grow the company profitably and with the help of many good people made it a successful company. The lessons I learned were invaluable, but like previous businesses I had been a part of…it was what it was.
It allowed me the freedom to automate the marketing processes to create money while I exercised, grow our family from 3 kids to 7, ensured I made every family event, and had loads of time to learn, and meet extraordinary people.
Even though we had great products, I didn’t wake up with joy in my heart to expand the business… the message…the purpose.
I was just “doing” the thing called: “grow business”….”learn new thing”, etc…
Why Do I Share All This Stuff?
There are so many amazingly talented, extraordinary people who are “stuck” in their success.
Afterall, how could they ever leave?
This is how “The Trap” works…
You see what you think you want, you go out and conquer it, and you end up being on this thing called; “My Successful (insert your thing)”. This could be your business, your job/career, the person you are dating, the hobby you are mastering, the list goes on and on.
What happens is that there is now an obligation to continue your “success” as you and others now know it. Societal obligation will kill you if you don’t get this awareness straight.
You build your thing…you now have a reputation and self-identity for being that “thing”, people started treating you a certain way, because of that “thing”.
You are now Molded…
To unmold something and resculpt is much more difficult than to just remain molded.
So, our society is filled with people who are trapped. Who are molded. If you are a parent and have family obligations, you cannot take that lightly, however, you can build a path and plan from a soul purposed perspective that can serve you and your family in a greater way forever.
Maybe your job was to simply be a visitor on this path and you are ignoring your calling for something different.
To say “greater”, better, or “something more” puts a judgement on that path, so I’ll use the word: “Expand”, because when your soul is awakened...you naturally expand at every level.
When you stay on a path you are no longer supposed to be on, you start to atrophy. It might not be noticeable to the outside world, because most of them are sedated by boredom, sameness, and the life hamster wheel.
Only a person who is living life from the core of their soul, an inspired life, will recognize when you make that shift…or that you have not.
It’s easy to spot…very easy.
But not so easy when it’s YOU going through the process of your soul talking to you. Or so covered and stuck in the “muck” of life.
My goal is to open a doorway that you can navigate your own journey into living a soul-purposed life!
When Your Success Or Current Path
No Longer Serves You
However, from a spiritual or soul level, the reason you may want to make the “Shift” as Dyer talks about. To embrace the idea Jung was trying to convey when saying that “we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto.”
After all this journey is one only you can do…and it is designed to allow you to create the life you were meant to live in a fluid way from a core level.
Why The Thing You Most Want…Is Avoiding You!
What you have been chasing has been running from you, because you chase it.
To think that once you “have” something, you can now BE something more, then you will be deserving of it. This formula is what our entire public process has been built on…leaving people feeling like someone else, outside of themselves has it figured out.
This emanates an energy of “lack, not deserving, and not ready for the desider you are chasing.
Once you make this “shift” from no longer needing it…to already experiencing much more than that emotionally, mentally, and spiritually you begin to see everything you think you wanted plus much much more.
Roles have switched.
The thing you were chasing is now chasing you.
Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it comes and sits softly on your shoulder. - J. Richard Lessor.
This only starts to happen when you move from achievement focus to soul/spirit focused and Skillset Focused. when you start living from that place… my belief is that
QUANTUM shift occurs. You now are THE magnet…without having to work as hard as you did.
As Patanjali wrote: When one is Inspired by one great cause… dormant forces come alive…
A new sense of confidence… emerges with a level of clarity that only you can see.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Lastly, before you think this is just woo-woo, meta-physical, or spiritual non-sense without practical application. Stick it out.
I’ll share with you the path n plan you can actually do…so you can start living a soul awakened life!
The Key Questions I’d like to Explore With You in the Next Chapters?
Is your Soul talking to you right now?
Asking you…or patiently waiting…for you to choose a path that is different than the one you are currently on?
Would you like a road map that would show you how to live your Soul Purposed Life and have more abundance on this journey without naively risking everything?
Selected Links from the Episode:
21:25 The 7 Habits Of Highly Successful Effective People by Robert Ringer
00:00 – 02:23 Introduction
02:23 – 08:03 Life Path/Expecting fast and rapid success
08:03 – 12:32 My successful___(insert your thing)
12:32 – 14:34 Why the thing you want is avoiding you
14:34 – 19:42 Dormant Forces/Being the best of you
19:42 – 25:10 Questions to your ask yourself
02:29 Albert Einstein
02:36 Ralph Waldo Emerson