Awaken To Your Calling: Create the Life and Work You Love

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  • Are you yearning to make a life change but find it overwhelming?
  • Do you continue to work at a job that drains your very soul?
  • Are you fearful of doing what you most desire to do?

There is always a particular moment when you clearly know you need to make change in your life. That desire for change is a like a grain of sand in a shoe, imperceptible at first but grinding away until it becomes the only thing you notice. Your instinct is to dismiss the feelings. Saying, “I can tough this out “or “it could be worse”.

Often we find it easier to recognize the emotions and feeling of others but nearly impossible to recognize our own needs and yearnings. Why is this?

By midlife, after years of loss, comprise, denial, and fear we lose track of our “true self” and the dreams we had. We often struggle letting go of what does not serve our highest needs.

The ego has great difficulty letting go of anything and will defend itself with great intensity. The truth is we must let go of who we are in order to become who we want to be. Gregory Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic life says, “Sometimes we hear the calling but fear what will be demanded of us if we respond to the “call”.

Our lives speak through our actions and reactions, our intuitions and instincts, our feelings and our words. If we can learn to listen, read our own responses, we will receive the guidance we need.

You must slow down to be able to hear the “calling”, as to why you need to reinvent yourself, change your mindset, change your career, go back to school, or start a business.

Moments of awareness come in many ways to point us toward action.
They include:

  • A dream that keeps coming back.
  • A symptom in your body that reoccurs
  • A call from someone you need to hear from
  • A book that falls into your lap
  • An emotional issue that keeps reappearing
  • A e-mail that excites you about doing volunteer work

These wake-up calls stimulate your intuition; encourage you to ask deeper questions and to seek the answers. This process is a gateway into the deepest layers of your “inner self”.

The time is now! All it takes is an idea, a discovery or a breakthrough that turns the fear of your unwanted situation into the hope of new possibilities.

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How to Become Open and Willing to Change

The Greek goddess of crossroads and the mystical underworld Hecate reminds us of the importance of change which helps us to release the past, especially those things that are hindering our growth, and to accept change and transitions.

A friend of mine recently met Hecate. My friend grew up in a family whose father’s career demanded relocation with each promotion, so at an early age, she accepted that change would be a constant factor in her life and learned how to adapt. Now in mid-life, she is no longer as comfortable with change, particularly in terms of how it has affected her career. More than two years of diligent job-seeking has netted her nothing more than frustration and disappointment because she has been unconsciously unwillingly to accept the new employment landscape. Essentially, my friend was clenching a part of her past that was no longer supporting her. Her focus was blurring as she was losing sight of her life’s purpose and now feels completely lost.

Know anyone in your life who might be experiencing this as well?

Finally, my friend took a leap of faith. She consciously decided she had to change something in herself in order to free herself of her negative energy that seemed to be working against her. She unclenched her fists and made the brave decision to simply “let go and go with the flow;” to relax, give up the pounding fight and allow herself to be open to change. With my coaching, she was empowered to make this powerful evolutionary, conscious shift.

Because she decided to stop struggling, release her grip on her past beliefs as to what her career should look like now, and instead, make herself available to receive what the universe is attempting to deliver, she reports feeling a sense of peace for the first time in years.

Not surprisingly, within a matter of three weeks, the universe has presented her with three employment opportunities to consider!

We are all in the process of experiencing evolutionary shifts which can sometimes create life challenges which may force us to slow down and experience our precious life more fully.

To make change, you must be willing to be open to change even if you are not ready for it. Also, you must be honest with yourself in order to understand the truth which the lesson is trying to awaken you to experience.

Have you been putting off making a choice because it seems too overwhelming or a “no win” situation? Does the choice create fear of the unknown? Does it seem better and/or easier to remain with what you know?

Hecate meets you at the crossroads when you must make a change.

Here’s how to make that transition easier:

  • If you are not ready to make that leap, simply acknowledge that and let go.
  • Trust that you will be able to make a choice when the time is right.
  • Don’t push yourself or blame yourself.
  • Release your desire to know the answer or the outcome.
  • Sit quietly, close your eyes, relax and allow clarity to reveal itself.

Write to me to share your “meeting with Hecate” so that others can benefit from your experience as well!