Your Calling Is Calling You: Fall In Love With Yourself.
The majority of our days is spent at work.
Chances are, five days out of seven, eight to ten hours out of roughly sixteen waking hours, you’re working. Whether as a teacher, machinist, food service worker, engineer, stay-at-home parent or some variation of office worker, what most of us have in common is that we work. A lot.
What is extremely uncommon is that you love your work. Like, love it so much that it doesn’t even feel like work.
Work is love made visible.
It’s a quote by the poet Kahlil Gibran, from his poem, The Prophet. Notice he didn’t say your job. Rather, your work. What you are here to do. Your work is your calling.
Your work is that thing that you love so much you daydream about it. You do it in your free time, you are fascinated by it, you can’t get enough of it. When people share your passion for this thing, you could talk with them for hours, and often you do.
This is your love, and your work — what you were called here to Earth to do — is a product of that.
How many people can say that? For how many people is their work their love made visible? How many people are engaged in a vocation that consists mostly of stuff they would be doing anyway? Of activities that enliven their spirit and bring color to their life.
How many people can honestly say that they aren’t doing it for the money?
An unfortunate, relative few.
The brilliant thing is, the Universe has handed us a gift by coding in us those things that we love, our personal tastes and attractions and skills and talents. She created us to love these things so that we would pursue them with fervor.
And magnificently, she also created an agreement with us on the day we were born, that when we do what we love, with no regard for money, with no strings attached and nothing expected in return, she would open the world to us. To award our trust with abundance.
To make life easy, satisfying, and inspired.
“Do what you love and the rest will follow.”
It’s a saying as old as time. Often, these types of sayings become trite; we fail to really listen when we hear them. Or immediately can think of 500 reasons why we can’t do what we love, why we are condemned to a life in the grind until we can finally retire, exhausted, sick and miserable.
Let’s just suspend disbelief for a moment. What if you really could do what you love and be compensated for it beyond your wildest dreams? How does it feel to consider for a minute that this is true? If you did what you love… what would you do?
Perhaps our biggest shortcoming is that we dismiss the power of the Universe. It sounds ridiculous when you say it that way — here we are each one person, and the Universe is bigger than our comprehension.
Logically, something that big, indeed, something of infinite proportions, well, just consider the power of it. Just consider the potential.
That power is in you. You were created of the Universe; you are Creation itself. And that means your potential is everything that is possible.
Your potential is everything that’s possible.
Consider that. How does it feel to hold that in your body: My potential is everything that is possible?
If we define the what, the Universe will figure out how.
Instead of wrapping ourselves in how, we need to ask instead: what?
What do I want to have? What would I love to experience? What is possible for my life?
We do not need to know how something is going to happen. That is none of our business, and the Universe has far more creative ways of bringing our desires to fruition than we could ever dream up.
We dream within the boundaries of the material world, but the Universe is the realm of possibility. Of miracles. And the Universe wants you to live your love.
I’m not asking you to quit your day job. Or maybe I am. What does your own wisdom tell you about your current work? Is it creating your life or wasting it? Are you proud of what you do every day? Does it reflect your passion? Is it something you love?
Believe in what is possible, and what is possible will be yours.
Our first work is to fall in love with ourselves, release limited thinking and negative perceptions, and let go of old stories about who we are and who we were.
Once we’ve done that, anything is possible. With the entire field of potentiality laid open before us, beckoning us to come and play, we can begin to recognize our coded loves as guideposts on the road to our ultimate calling.
We learn to trust in the infinite, benevolent Universe, leaning in with confidence that she will deliver us to whatever it is we want to realize.
It is the ultimate experience of life itself: love made visible.
“Go, find your bliss!” said God. Eventually, Melinda Lane Fisher listened. An energy intuitive and empowerment coach, her clients share one common goal: to realize their authentic joy. As the Founder of SoulCraft Retreats, Melinda keeps a toolbox of Yoga, creative alchemy, nature, poetry and good food to nourish her clients and maintain her bliss. Melinda’s calling is to affect positive change in the lives of others, and her passion is for all that is living and dying. You could contact her via her blog, Facebook or Twitter.