The more deeply I immerse myself in the direction of my calling, the more profound the ideas I discover. I’m allowing my calling to take me where it wants me to go and I continue to be amazed and thrilled with what shows up.
I never did my work this way before. I always had a plan. I was always in my head figuring out the steps we’re taught when we build a business.
But that’s not how I’m living my life right now. I’m going where my urges and intuition tell me to go. I’m taking my calling deeper and I have no idea where we are going.
To take your calling deeper, get out of your head
It’s a huge relief to allow myself to write about what calls to me. I explore concepts that resonate, that make me say, “Oh my!” Then I figure out ways to work that concept into my life.
I’m a writer. I know how to do editorial calendars. I know how to plan a series. But when I get out of my head and simply immerse myself in my calling, I make room for all sorts of ideas to bubble to the top. It’s very exciting. And elements of the process are new to me.
To take your calling deeper, let your heart guide you
Your inner self knows what to do next. I have a very strong inner awareness that identifies each concept that resonates. I race to my computer to capture the ideas and questions that are waiting for me. Responding to my inner urges also makes my work eclectic. I begin with the question and let the answer unfold.
Sometimes I can see a pattern. I make a list of ideas and write about them. Often it’s just one sentence that expresses a profound core idea that I might have no clue about how to add it to my life.
I immerse myself more deeply in an idea. I explore the idea from many directions. I try out different solutions. I trust that I’ll discover what I need to know next.
I uncover concepts and ideas that are very thought-provoking. I take my work deeper as I immerse myself in my intuition and respond to what shows up.
Your calling is about what you need to know
There’s always been a spiritual undertone to my work, but the primary urge right now has to do with the fact that I’m old. I’m a metaphysician and believe our thoughts create our reality.
So, how do I need to change my ideas of aging in order to change my life?
I need to make peace with dying. I need to make peace with a changing body. I’m harvesting my crops, taking stock of everything I know and ofall the skills I have to figure out what makes us a spiritual essence. I explore how we work with that and how we expand on that.
These are all things I need to understand and that’s where my calling takes me.
What do you need to understand next?
When I took my first play-writing course as a junior at the University of Kansas, the first instructions were to write about something you knew. I dropped out of the class because I didn’t think I knew anything.
Now I’m more aware. I’m more confident in my ability to see patterns and connections. And it’s sixty-five years later. But all that time, I’ve been working on those skills that create self-awareness
As a content development coach, I saw that one way to improve my own skill was to teach, as the preparation always took me deeper into the topic. I taught what I needed to learn. Whatever the topic, teaching created a permanent improvement around that particular skill set.
Your calling is about what you need to know next. What you need to learn. You serve the people who will teach you.
I’m exploring my essence – whatever that turns out to be for me. The more I give myself over to this journey of introspection and discovery, the more unexpected and profound are the answers I find.
Take your calling deeper by learning a new lesson.
Let your calling unfold
Watch what shows up. Simply be aware. Look at the idea or circumstance and feel how it fits with the direction in which you feel called to go.
The more I explore a core concept, the more deeply I understand it. And the more ways I find to apply it to my life. I examine. I test. I experience.
It’s only recently when I noticed how relevant some of my posts are that I saw what I was doing: letting my life unfold. Responding to what shows up. Following my calling.
Ditch the plans
Once in a while, I try to make plans. I’ll design a course, write an ebook, or take some further step to define what I’m doing. But I’ve discovered that the best way to stay true to your calling is to drop the plans. Just keep exploring. Follow your instincts. Follow your passion. Simply allow your calling to take you deeper and deeper.
That’s where the magic lies!
To Sing a Deeper Song consider:
20 – Why Are You In Service?
21 – How to Share a Piece of Your Soul
17 – Exploring The Village of Nothingness
18- How Your Light Illuminates Paths of Darkness
10– What Will Change Because Of What You Are About To Do?
We Are Part of a Larger Spiritual Order
You Are All-That-Is
I Am You
How Are You Harvesting Your Crop?
What Message Are You Modeling?
Are You a Gift Person
What is Your Personal Promise?
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