Herbie Hancock said, “You would not exist if you did not have something to bring to the table of life.”
A couple months ago, our Circle topic was Our Life’s Purpose. At the Circle, we talked about the fact that each of us have two purposes during our time here on Earth, according to Sylvia Browne. Our first purpose is the primary purpose, which is our calling or the main issue that we are asked to learn/resolve in this lifetime. The second purpose is the issue that continually comes up in our life that seems to offer conflict or a roadblock to our primary purpose. Uncovering our primary purpose is typically an ah-ha moment, where we say, “YES, that is me!” It might be more difficult to discover our secondary purpose. But basically, if you keep making the same mistake over and over, that would indicate that purpose.
It’s important to know our purposes in life, because once we identify it, we can recognize it when it comes up in our lives. And knowing what our purpose is helps us to figure out what it is that we bring to the table of life.
My purpose in life is to provide healing. I only realized this recently, but I have been doing that for as long as I can remember. I am the one friends turned to when they were feeling down. I went into teaching to make a difference in kids life. Each year I would recognize kids who needed more than just and education, they needed healing. I stepped into that role. When others are hurting physically, I can often feel their pain, especially during yoga classes, so I offer healing and show them modifed poses.
In 2012 I will explore how I am called to serve by learning more about healing, so that I can serve more and in a more direct way.
How are you called to serve?