AN INSPIRING SYNCHRONISTIC STORY
“Many years ago, a father, mother, and their young song journeyed from England into Scotland for a summer vacation. One day the boy found an inviting swimming hole, and like any other boy, took off his clothes and jumped in. Seized with cramps, he shouted for help.
It happened that in a nearby field a farm boy was working, and hearing the cries for help, came running, and diving, dragged the young English boy out of the water.
The father was very grateful and the next day he called at the farmer’s cottage to meet the youth who had saved his son’s life.
“What do you plan to do with your life?” he asked.
“Oh I suppose I’ll be a farmer like my father,: the boy answered.
“Is there something else you would rather do?”
“Oh yes, I have always wanted to be a doctor,” answered the Scottish boy. But we are poor people and we could never afford to pay for my education.”
“Never mind that,” said the English gentleman. “You shall have your heart’s desire and study medicine. Make your plans and I will take care of the costs.”
So the boy became a doctor.
In December 1943, Winston Churchill was dangerously ill with pneumonia somewhere in North Africa. His doctor asked Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of the new wonder drug penicillin, to fly over to Africa to attend to the sick statesman. Taking off in a fast bomber, Sir Alexander Fleming arrived within a few hours, administered the drug, and for the second time in Churchill’s career, saved his life—for it was the young Winston Churchill whom he had pulled out of the swimming hole so many years before.”
As told by Peter Marshall
This beautiful and inspiring story tells us that when we have a hint of our purpose, our Spirit will attract people, circumstances and events in our life that could change its course forever. Unfortunately many of us feel we don’t know our purpose—or at least we don’t think we do.
Achieving your life purpose has nothing to do with the way you look, where you come from, how many friends you have or your education. What does matter is you’re believe in yourself and how committed you are in achieving what you want. When you feel strong and clear about what you want, things start to happen to bring you closer to your goals.
There is an incredible energy within you that contains your goals, values, hopes, fears and limited self perceptions. This energy field attracts people, places and events to bring the changes you need, to become who you are meant to be. These changes can happen suddenly or gradually….the results depend on you and your connection, interaction between yourself and others We are each connected to every other being on this planet.
So how do we do this? How do we begin with learning who we are and what we are, aside from our name, gender, degrees and inherited family?
Reading countless self-help books, I learnt that finding meaning and purpose in life is to go slowly into our inner being and discover and apply what we found to make our life happier, richer and more meaningful. Wow this was great! But what happened to me, was, the more I read, the more I continued rescuing the lost parts of myself, the more boxed-in I became.
Disconnected from the stream of life I became a recluse, a hermit, lost, empty and isolated. I was in the void, a desert and walled of from everyone and everything. Similar to T.S. Eliot’s wasteland, I was in a spiriutally barren country of drought and emotional isolation.
When I first started this blog entry, I knew exactly what I wanted it to say and be. The problem was it lacked passion, rhythmn and continuity. And with this lack, the emotional expression of thoughts and words stopped flowing. I had to honestly look at what was holding me back; the problem was me. I had set rules on what to think and write and these rules confined my creativity. Going back again to T.S. Eliot’s wasteland, I like the Fisher King needed The Fool to set me free. Young, naïve and innocent he tripped me up good! As I fell, I let go of beliefs and attitudes that stifled this articles potential.
When you actually touch base with what you think you want, you’ll also get in touch with what’s holding you back….. Is it your attitude, your belief system? Are you too set in your ways or too stubborn? Have you or can you accept your past and present mistakes? Are you being too unrealistic about your talents and potential? Is your health undermined due to poor diet, substance abuse, or lack of exercise? Are you unrealistic about your finances and materiality? Do you avoid facing reality by creating distractions for yourself? Do you base your actions on your own feelings and beliefs, or those of other people?
Be honest with yourself as you consider all these questions. Write out how you think your life should be, how you believe the Universe or God should reward you, for all your good deeds. Start weeding out those ideas you know aren’t working for you. The more truthful you are the more you’ll become synchronistically connected to others and to the ebb and flow of life. The shift you feel, will be profound.
What if we’re blocked?
“I think it’s important especially when you have no idea what you are doing—to say ‘Okay, I don’t know what to do here’, and ask life to show you the best way to accomplish what you want to do. At a crossroad you need to believe that the best way to accomplish what you want will shape itself. I try to recognize and respect that obstacles signal I am going in the wrong direction. Obstacles usually indicate that an unknown direction is before me, and that I need to trust, remain still and centered, and wait until the new energy unravels itself. ” Joyce Petschek
WHAT IS YOUR PASSION
Without passion, we lack purpose and when we are purposeless and bored, we don’t care to reach for our deeper selves. Rather than make the effort, we turn on the TV and compound the problem. So how do we find our PASSION?
In everyone of us there dwells an incredible force called passion. Some of us may experience it briefly as small bursts of energy, propelling us forward with vigor and commitment. So passion is an outward expression of your Spiritual Self which fuels the inner energy. People we know who are passionate about life seem to have long lasting energy reserves. They do not tire easily as they seem to be recharged by an invisible energy which we will call Spirit..
It is said that by living our passion all our material needs are somehow magnetically drawn to us and we will be fulfilled…..but tapping into it isn’t easy! Many of us have difficulty identifying what we think will give us passion, excitement and aliveness.
We all have interests that hold our attention and get us real excited—but our ego steps in the way and starts running with what we think will bring us happiness—all it does is end up in roadblock after roadblock. Our Spirit who started it all in the first place feels let down causing us to feel physically and mentally lethargic and depressed. Being passionate about something puts us into a spiritual alignment that feeds our body, mind and soul and all aspects of our life.
FINDING YOUR PASSION
Unless we can identify our passion, we will find it difficult to visually and creatively attract and create powerful effects on our outer life such as, success, wonderful relationships, a great career, wealth, health and happiness. To help discover our passion we have to let go of our expectations of how our life is supposed to be and also what we think other people expect of us. These all stand in the way of getting in touch with our PASSION.
Here are some ideas to find your passion…..
1)What were your childhood interests? What about your dreams? Are you living some of them now? What dreams did you have that were discouraged by others?
2)Find a sheet of paper and write down the memories you remember from #1. Do any of these still excite you? If they do, this could become the basis of your passion.
3)On another page just let your imagination run wild and list all the things that make you feel excited, energized and creative. Don’t edit this at all, just let the pen run wild. You may want to try doing this on the computer but it just isn’t quite the same as doing it in your own handwriting.
4)When you are finished, go over your list and see what your wrote. How do you feel about this list of things? Do any excite you? Or is there an inner critic or saboteur at work chuckling at the silliness of this exercise? If there is, IGNORE IT!
5) What things from your list are in your life today? From your list what would you like to see happen in your life? Have you tried to bring your passions into your life without success?
Then we have to look at what MOTIVATES you? Motivation could be money, recognition, love, appreciation or a desire to be healthy—no pain or discomfort. All of these are tied to the material side of life, our perception of it and how it interacts in our world. It’s a form of ‘pay-off’ of how we handle the world.
Write down what you believe motivates your interests and behavior? What makes you get up in the morning? What keeps you going?
If for example child care is a passion, what might be your motivator? Is it to to be loved and appreciated? What if you want to work with animals. Perhaps it is their unconditional love you are motivated by. Do you see how the two fit so nicely together?
When you make your list of passions and list of motivators, match them up and you will be well on your way to living your passion.