Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Universe is Calling. Will you Answer?

I subscribe to a lot of stuff. The “stuff” ranges from industry-related mail, news updates and daily inspirations.

I’m also a member of several groups and professional associations, so latest updates and necessary correspondence flood into my mailbox almost every ten to twenty minutes. I never really have time to read all of them immediately. Besides, you don’t have check your e-mails 17 times every hour. That’s a huge way to waste time.

So it’s 23h57, I should be studying but I’m thinking let me go through my mail and “file” the e-mails since I have not done it in a while. I have folders for every sort of content that finds its way to my mailbox. 

The night is covered with a blanket of silence and I need to stimulate my brain – you know, prepare it for massive content consumption that will follow. So the time is absolutely perfect to go through my mail, file different e-mails and delete junk, and of course, empty the spam and the trash folders.

Then bang! I find this piece. I didn’t see it coming in. But here is it. Its headline catches my attention. And it evokes mixed emotions; because I am also one of those people who are retrogating against their “callings”.

I have three.

Well, I have accepted calling number one. I have embraced it and it is a work-in- progress. For calling number two: I am willing, I must just do what should be done. Calling number three: let’s just say time will tell. I am slowly releasing resistance. Meditation helps. There’ll be sub-calling number four and five, as a result of fully answering calling number two. Confusing? The point is: there is a calling.

Do you have a calling, or a natural talent? (We all do) Are you fulfilling it? If you are, good for you. Kudos. We applaud. But if not: you don’t know what might happen to you tomorrow. Procrastination is a thief of time. It robs us of the power to achieve goals and dreams. The worst case scenario will be regretting not doing what you were called to do.

Stop fighting your natural gifts or your calling. We are all meant to achieve great things. We are all “mean to shine, as children do”. What is our deepest fear? (You know the poem, right?)

Check the piece below: may it move you and catapult you to greatness. There’s got to be more to life. You are not your job. You are not your mind. You are not your body. You are not your disease or “condition”. You are not your disability. You are not what people think or say you are. You are an all-powerful being that can be, do and have everything that your heart desires.

Answer you calling. Take that leap of faith. Jump!

Article by: Madisyn Taylor

To stop fighting your natural gifts listen to your internal voice and respond to the knocking universe at the door.

As human beings we often have a tendency to fight against using our natural gifts. Many stories of success start with an individual who is ignoring the call of his or her inborn abilities. There are many possible reasons for this resistance, from fear that the calling will be too difficult to a disbelief in the very work one is being asked to do. We may feel too small, too distracted by other people’s ideas about what we should do, or too uninformed. Whatever the case, the resistance to actualizing ourselves has very concrete consequences, and many of us have been called out of hiding by an illness or a twist of fate that unequivocally dismantled our resistance. In other the words, the universe knocks, and if we don’t answer it knocks louder.

For example, if you are meant to be a psychic or a medium, and you aren’t using that gift, you may get headaches. If you are meant to be a healer and are trying to be a lawyer, you may have trouble getting or keeping a job. This doesn’t mean that you can’t still be a lawyer, but perhaps integrating your gifts into your work is what is calling you. On the other hand, you may simply feel an underlying anxiety that you are not on the right path, doing the right thing. Pay attention to this feeling, and ask for guidance from the universe, being open to all its communications, from subtle internal yearnings to powerful dreams. As you begin to risk opening the door to your natural gifts, your life situation may shift in a powerful way. However, you may find that small steps in the right direction, such as taking a class or setting aside one night a week to paint or write, is enough for now.
The first step on the journey to our calling in life is to listen to our internal voices and respond to the knocking universe at the door. As we do, the symptoms and anxieties that have haunted us will fade into the background, replaced by opportunities, both big and small, to open the door to what we are truly here to do.