How well do you incorporate your soul’s longing in your lifework?
I don’t know about you, but the more intentional I am about creating lifework I love, the more I realize how easy it is to fool myself into thinking small. This happens every time I second guess a Big Dream and end up with a whittled down version of my original idea.
Of course, I’m not alone in this. I see other people doing it all the time, especially women.
Sadly, it’s easy to ignore the truth that dwells in our hearts, or feel confused about who we are and what we love to do, especially when what we love does not easily fall into a society-approved, rational or logical category.
But growing great lifework isn’t usually about rational choices. It’s about actively and creatively engaging our soul’s longing.
So how do you know what your soul longs for?
One of the best ways to hear your soul’s yearning is to pay attention to your sleeping dreams. Not only can dreams help you solve problems, they can also help you make a more meaningful life.
You may even have your own personal mythology brewing, complete with guides who are showing you exactly how to infuse your life with joyful work.
The only way to know for sure, though, is to review your old dream journals and look for repeating or meaningful themes and imagery.
If you haven’t kept a dream journal, now is the perfect time to start.
If you don’t remember your dreams, click here to learn ways that you can.
I share this with you because a few days ago I decided to examine twenty years worth of my dreams. In the process I discovered a growing personal mythology that has woven its way throughout my life.
One of the more notable themes I’ve stumbled upon is of me drumming, leading and witnessing rituals and ceremonies, and even studying with shamans.
Up until now I’ve kept this deeper aspect of my work separate from the work I do in helping women grow their lifework.
But as I reviewed my dream journals, I realized it’s time for all of these pieces to come together. I’m currently in the process of creating a new program that will incorporate deep soul work with growing lifework.
So, as I let these ideas percolate in my mind, I encourage you to reflect on the longings of your own soul.
Are you engaging your soul’s desire in your work in a big way or a little way?
What are your dreams trying to tell you?
Are you listening?
One more thing…
Souls have longings on many levels. Here’s another article I wrote on the subject. This one has to do with ancestral healing, but the more I work with these dreams the more I realize that they, too, are directly related to soulwork and lifework.
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