As a young girl I LOVED playing school and being the TEACHER.
I would spend hours belaboring over the creation of worksheets for my siblings, mostly for my youngest brother. My other siblings caught on quick and steered clear of me when they spotted that I was preparing for my teacher role. Truth be told I remember my youngest brother, Clifford, running to my Mom pleading, “Mom, she’s making me play school again. Make her stop!”
Fast – forward to now and I AM still playing school, in my un-mainstream kind of way. Although I had, and still have, other desires (decorating, singing, writing) none of them ever trumped my desire to be the teacher.
Initially I thought being a teacher meant being in a classroom with children, which I did during my 20’s and loved. But I found the 9-5 type of schedule restricting. I didn’t know that being a teacher could look any way I desired, and that I could actually make-it-up however it suited me. I’m deeply grateful that I attracted opportunities to show me many different ways of teaching.
I have gone on since to teach many subjects in numerous venues with adults and children.
I never tire of teaching. In fact, it’s quite the opposite; teaching invigorates me, fires me up, and delights me with a steady stream of happiness.
I understand that teaching (presently in the form of soulful guiding) is my soul’s calling. A friend once asked me, “What is the one thing…that if you couldn’t do it, you wouldn’t want to be here?”
Without hesitation I answered, “Teach.”
Teaching is my soul-gift…
You too have a soul–gift(s).
What makes your heart sing?
What do you feel you could not live without doing/being/experiencing?
They say that Hawaii is paradise (okay maybe it’s close) but I believe that true paradise lives within each of us. Our paradisaical life is inside of us, and it’s just a choice away.
Our undiscovered paradise (our soul – gift) is calling us to walk tall in the face of our doubts, fears, beliefs, and “others,” to fan the flame of our desires, and to boldly follow our soulful path.
Our soul is asking for our loyalty.
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“We must follow our soulful path.” Gloria Boysal
How about you?
Are you loyal to your soulful path?
If you are holding yourself back, if your resistance is keeping you from following your soulful path…breathe in deeply, give yourself a gentle yet firm talking to – “It’s okay, I was born to do this, I’ll be all right, I’ll love it…once I get started,” and take that first action step toward living your paradisaical life. Your soul will be delighted that you did!
Living my soulful path,
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