|Posted on June 6, 2016 at 12:10 AM|
Last week we entertained the notion that life could truly be like a magical fairytale.
You’ve considered it yourself, haven’t you...?
Yet the path seems to recede and fade, only to faintly glisten and beckon at times from a distance, enticing your heart to follow.....yet, once again, it eludes you, and you stand bewildered, with swirling traces of stardust now being carried off by the breeze. In an instant, it's all gone...until the next time. You know what you saw, you just can't ever seem to catch up and hold on to it....
ONCE UPON A TIME THAT WAS ME.
I followed the path of science, practicing medicine. But the more immersed I became in my career, the more I felt an underlying lack of synchronicity with my soul. I wasn’t even sure what I sought, but I knew there WAS something 'more.' Since childhood, I believed in magic, in fairytales and the spirit world, else-others-where. I had caught enough glimpses to know. I had been there. But its tangible permanence would elude me time and again.
Then, enter Red Dragon. Now I am no longer a seeker; I am a finder.
I used to feel my life had meaning because I served others in health care, and I enjoyed my path, until it began feeling too much like “work.” I still have Heart for my hospital work, I just do it part-time now and with renewed fervor. My new-found awareness of my true purpose, as delineated by Red Dragon, drew me, like a Pied Piper, to follow my passion, reminding me of my own magic.
It wasn’t until Red Dragon ‘blessed’ me with my purpose, that I realized I hadn’t actually ever had one. My life had meaning, but not purpose. There’s a difference.
Purpose is the reason for which something is done, created and acted upon.
Meaning is the value or values which are assigned to that purpose.
It wasn’t enough to have meaning. That meaning needed to exist within the context of my true purpose, passion and joy. Furthermore, this meaningful purpose needed action, embodiment and direction. The lesson of Red Dragon is one of passion, magic, authenticity, showing up and getting carried away by our heart’s desires, my heart beats for all of humanity. Be in love with life!
NOW THERE ARE OTHERS WHO ARE STILL WHERE I WAS BEFORE ALL THIS HAPPENED.
Are you one of them?
Many of us were educated or trained to serve in a specific way, but we came to feel that our once dynamic careers had lost their excitement, luster, magic. Many of us felt disenfranchised, estranged from our own profession, from our tribe, and void of course.
I was owning these feelings, but I had nowhere to go with them. Then the concept of TRIBE became clearer to me. Like minded, like-purposed people all working with a point of focus to create a Ministry-of-sorts, and the changes needed to improve our world.
We dream it into being by living it.
Speaking with others, I found the validation that I was not the only one feeling discouraged, nor was I the only one with high, purposeful ideals longing for a tribe in which to belong and share our point of focus.
Once I recognized this, then something truly magical happened - something that would not only stretch my awareness about my purpose, but also change my attitude about my hospital work, such that even THAT has become purposeful and magical!
HOW this happened is a topic of discussion for some other time, should you decide you want to learn more.
But for now, are you still looking for your tribe? Do you feel driven to know more about who they are? Where they are?
If so, I know just how you feel. Because I’ve been there. And, I can help you to align with that which draws you, inspires you, excites you. That’s the magic you long for.