So when did your journey begin I am frequently asked.
That question always makes me smile for my Journey began when yours did - at the beginning.
Since the day we were born we have been on this wonderful journey - born as free children, honest, innocent, authentic with our emotions, creative, loving,wise little beings of light.
And then as time goes on we are taught ego ways and how to fit in, what we should and shouldn't say, speak when spoken to, be seen and not heard, what to wear, what we felt or said as children was lesser than those around us.
Tears were for babies - to pull ourselves together and become unemotional "clones" - Need I go on? Our pure light becomes hidden beneath so many layers that do not belong to us but to another or a religion, or a school, or a government ...
In our eagerness to fit in and please We soon forget that we ever forgot who we are ...
Something is missing, something does not feel right as we get older and live life in this "Straight Jacket" hardly breathing (well actually we forget to do that too *smile*) - the search begins for happiness, love, wholeness - but we were taught to look for it outside - in a partner, a career, a family, and yet still we feel empty, lost, lonely, discontented - And then it is the "how hard does it have to be before you listen" Listen? To who? Your heart - You - that's who - the YOU that you forgot, you forgot!! That is when people say their "journey" began but it is not.
It is when we choose to see and we choose to become spiritually awakened, realising that we are not just mind and body but we are spirit too - and that is what has been missing - our spirit.
We see that the life of work, Sainsburys, headaches, materials and un fulfilment is not the whole picture - there is more and it is achievable.
We understand that feelings are what is missing from the inside not the outside.
The other question I get asked is "What is my purpose?" And the answer is - your passion.
And you will find your passion, as you begin to find you - how can you know your passion, your purpose when you have been living to someone else's rules and hiding.
These two questions have one solution.
That solution is to peel back the layers of beliefs - when you think or feel something - ask is this really me or does it belong to someone else?When you speak - are they your words - are they honest, truthful, and loving.
How do you live your day - is it by your rules and expectations or somebody else's - whose boundaries are you living by...
And then in your silence, everyday start listening to your heart.
Spend time getting to know you.
Gradually you will hear a song and it will guide you to you and the gift you were born to share.
I do not know what your passion is or your purpose, only you know your truth and that it is why it is so important to trust in you, your feelings, your intuition, your dreams ...
You can be guided there but no one can take you there but you.
You are the truth!! I finish now with a little story that made me smile and made me laugh.
A little Hindu story of truth.
One day God got tired of people.
They were always pestering him, asking for things.
So he said, "I 'm going away to hide for a while.
"So he gathered all his advisers and said, "Where should I hide?Where's the best place for me to hide?" Some said, "Hide on the highest mountain peak on Earth.
" Others said, "No, hide at the bottom of the sea, they'd never find you there.
"Others said, "Hide on the other side of the moon: that's the best place.
How are they going to find you there?" Then God turned to his most intelligent Angel and asked him, "Where do you advise me to hide?" The intelligent Angel smiled and said, "Go hide yourself in the human heart.
That's the only place where they never go!"