Your Soul is Calling You…
There are many forces of influence directing you to conform to the norms of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. From the day you are born you have the influences of your family, culture, religion, and community all laying out their expectations for who you are, how you are to express yourself; what is right and wrong, good and bad. We are indoctrinated into roles for how you behave as a man or a woman, husband or wife, father or mother and so on.... You are immersed in a world that projects how life has been and is to be. Much of this cultural conditioning can be a positive and grounding thing, but it can also limit the fullest and freest expression of your being. Our identity and sense of self is constructed by all that we have been taught from these forces at play outside of ourselves. As we rub up against the world around us, the beliefs that take shape as a result of our experiences cement our sense of who we are and who we are meant to be.
Our cultural conditioning often leads us to see through a particular lens, which enables us to accept things that appear to be appropriate (such as, North American culture of rampant consumerism and materialism), but when we can remove that lens and see past the limitations— we have clarity and can acknowledge those aspects of our culture that are not serving our individual or collective growth and evolution.
I feel that it is imperative particularly at this time in history, to recognize we also have a greater force within us, rousing us to recognize our soul’s calling. This force, the energy that drives the universe, is both urging and inspiring us to create new standards of reality. Not only for ourselves, but for our culture as a whole.
You—on a soul level—chose to be here at this time in history for a reason. When we decide to co-create a new way of being in the world, we shift the collective field and transform everything around us. The status quo fears the power of individuals who are attuned to their soul’s highest calling, because we have the power to transform everything.
How can we do that?
Your soul has a signature, a specific tone and quality— as does your particular combination of DNA— making anything you do (when you are being true and authentic) completely original. You could write on a topic that has been thoroughly written on and it will still have great value. You could paint flowers as so many artists have throughout history and your paintings will still resonate with others. Because you are inherently unique. When you are really dialled in and attuned, you can create and innovate in increasingly unique ways. And when you follow the guidance of your highest self and give what gifts you came here to offer the world, that is the greatest gift you can offer yourself— which in turn transforms your family, your community, your culture and the world.
We also need to continue to take the time to reimagine the kind of world we want to live in, and do what we feel called to do to make it so. All around us we hear people espouse Gandhi’s famous words "You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” But how many of us really live it? What is your soul urging and inspiring you to do next?