Did you know you have a secret life?
Everyone does…it’s the dreams, fantasies and wishes hidden in your deepest yearnings. Sometimes you may distance from them because they make you feel uncomfortable or dissatisfied; you may even think of them as envy or believe they are impossible.
Yet, they are a message from your Soul. Just like a voice mail from the Life:
Hey You… Yes You… The one with those secret yearning you’ve ignored… In case you’re wondering they’re a reflection of your soul’s unique purpose. This is the direction you are being called and it’s time to take action regardless of how big or small the steps… It doesn’t matter. Oh and…your head isn’t in on it, yet, so you’ll have to bring it along for the ride until it has time to “think” about it.
When we disregard these urgings, we experience an energetic block and drain personal power; like restraining a stallion that wants to run free in the wind. Ever feel that way?
From early childhood, J.K. Rowling author of the Harry Potter series constantly fantasized about magic and wizards. Though she most loved to write, her family talked her into a “useful” degree in “languages.” Following graduation, her lack of interest in jobs was apparent and she drifted from one boring thing to another… All the while, sensing a wildly compelling magical tale in her imagination.
As a single mom on welfare with a short and tumultuous marriage behind her, she saw herself as “the biggest failure” she knew. Finally, she gave into her plight and scrimped by on welfare to stay home with her infant daughter and write. Her desperate circumstances excused her from expectations to do anything else. Later in a Harvard commencement, she shared the fringe benefits of failure:
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J. K. Rowling, “The fringe benefits of failure,” 2008, YouTube
Within 5 years she was the wealthiest author in Britain.
This month’s meditation is dedicated to uncovering your secret life…
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Enjoy the meditation!