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At our Bliss Retreat this past weekend, during the Yeshua/Magdalene Anointing, I was guided to touch several participants’ feet. Afterward, I shared the understanding I had while doing this act of devotion and blessing:
“I touched your feet to help you feel your own Sacredness.”
While it may seem easy to offer that devotion and honoring to another–a spiritual teacher, a gifted healer, a wise friend, it is waaaay more difficult to accept it for ourselves.
The very first exercise retreat participants did was to bless each other with this beautiful intention: “I love and bless the Bliss in you, as I love and bless the bliss in me”. One woman wrote how uncomfortable it was at first to say these words aloud, even in this safe and expanded energy at the retreat.
I feel this is because in order to believe that we have the power to bless (ourselves or others) we have to redefine our own self-worth, and begin to accept a sense of self as sacred, whole, connected and powerful aka HOLY or DIVINE expressions of the one Love… in a very human and imperfect container.
We must learn how to walk forward in this Sacredness, and how to continually love and forgive ourselves, and others, after each inevitable stumble.
Synchronistically, this beautifully articulate piece on “The Myth of Finding Your Purpose” was shared in our Intuitive Healing Cafe from author Kris Carr*:
- “What if your purpose is very different than what you’ve been taught to believe?
- “What if your purpose is to build an everlasting relationship with yourself? To fall deeply in love with precious you? This isn’t self-centered or selfish, it’s self-expansive. Interconnected. Conscious.
- “What if your purpose is to forgive yourself and others? And by doing so, to allow warm waves of compassion to wash over the entire planet (yourself included).
- “What if your purpose is to gently heal all self-injury? And by doing so, to become a mentor and role model for others to do the same.
- “What if your purpose is to release all shame and feelings of unworthiness? Guess what you’ll find behind those feelings? Vulnerability–where your true strength and glory resides.
- “Shall we talk about perfection? Yes, I think we must. What if your purpose is to teach yourself that there is no such thing as perfection and that your never ending pursuit of it is destroying your life and your relationships. Let it go.
- “What if your purpose is to speak kindly to yourself so that you elevate your energy and the world around you?
- “What if your purpose is to develop an everlasting faith in yourself? To remember your holiness and treat yourself accordingly. The deeper your faith gets, the stronger your connection to a higher power.
- “What if your purpose is to take impeccable care of yourself so that you have the energy and joy to serve others?
- “What if your purpose is to sit still and listen to the wise voice within? We all have a choice about whether or not to attach to the crazy swirling around in our heads, hearts and universe. Stay open to your inner guidance and choose another way when needed.
Finding your purpose
Your purpose has nothing to do with what you do. There, I said it. Your purpose is actually quite simple, it’s to awaken.
To discover and nurture who you truly are, to know and love yourself at the deepest level and to guide yourself back home when you lose your way. The more you do this, the more aware and present you become, which creates more harmony in your life. Everything else is your burning passion, your inspired mission, your job, your love-fueled hobby, etc. Those things are powerful and very worthy, but they’re not your purpose. Your purpose is much, much bigger than that…
What if finding your purpose is about finding and nurturing yourself?
Not an external to-do or accomplishment, even if that to-do or accomplishment is the most important discovery of all time.
Because if you are the one destined to find the most important ah-ha of all time, you will probably find it quicker and easier if you feel good, loved and happy. Start there. It’s that simple…
Folks are like plants, we all lean towards the light.
You are the light. Your inner purpose is to connect with that light. Everything else will follow in time.”
*Read her full Blog here.