“When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own. There you can be sure you are not beyond love. The dark will be your womb tonight. The night will give you a horizon further than you can see. You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up on all other worlds except the one to which you belong. Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you. ”
― David Whyte, The House Of Belonging
When the gods created heaven and earth, according to an old Eastern story - they were left with just one problem: where to hide the Truth. They didn’t want to hide it in an obvious place, since observing the search would provide them with great amusement.
One god suggested placing it at the top of the highest mountain; another on the fattest star. A third god said it should be hidden in the deepest and darkest abyss; and another suggested the dark side of the moon.
Finally, the oldest and wisest god said “No. We will hide Truth inside the heart of each and every human being. That way, they will search for it all over the universe before discovering it”.
Perhaps the greatest truth we have ever discovered is that we create our own reality. It is a truth that often brings a shiver of recognition, something we know deep in our soul but have long forgotten, a truth that has been buried underneath the busyness of our days but is now emerging at the surface of our knowing.
When I listened back to the Sacred Invitation recording for the very first time, I heard my voice giving expression to the impossible. I was excited that this compelling message had emerged through me, it felt like my purpose. It felt powerful, true and clear, as though my soul remembered something I had forgotten, and I was enjoying the wave of positive emotions when something heavy hit me like a ton of bricks. It felt like a huge responsibility. This was not just my calling, it was a message to be shared with the world. It didn’t just belong to me, it belonged to all of us. It was OUR soul’s calling.
There was no-one to blame anymore for the way of the world. We can no longer complain about our lives or the state of the world. From global issues, politics, to inequality everything is now turned upside down. Every conversation, every meeting, every event in our lives has a new significance. We are being called to live into and embody a new way of being in the world as we begin to live more consciously in each and every moment.
This is our opportunity to grow as human beings, to live metaphysically, honoring the sacred that is our life, valuing the interconnections between us and realizing that our every thought, our every action contributes to the whole.
Our every day reality is a grand illusion which we are creating. By exploring and changing our inner world, we begin to transform our outer world. If we are willing to embark on an inner journey, we can discover all of the beliefs, expectations and hidden agendas through which we create our own lives, and collectively, we can begin to shape the future in ways that honor the sacredness of all life.
I suspect that you probably have a sense that there is an ever-unfolding purpose for your life that is connected to the profound potential for humanity just emerging, particularly now at this extraordinary time on earth. This is exactly why you matter.
We are all being called to help usher in a new way of being for humanity. We are called not only for ourselves but to inspire these changes in others.
We are all needed in the world. At every level of society there are challenges, and everywhere I go I see humans waking up to consciously evolve, with a willingness to come together and create more of a “we” conversation, to co-create our future. We’re beginning to realize that we have a key part to play here, to build bridges between from “me” to “we”, and, we’re at something of a threshold, where we realize that the way things have been going just aren’t working for us anymore so we have a choice to make.
Are we going to continue with things the way they’ve been or are we going to change?
And there is a large mass of us who are interested in the change. We know we can’t have the impact we want on our own, so we’re exploring our potential collectively and individually. We’re supporting each other along the way and we’re becoming more conscious and more intentional about the future that is ours to shape. We get to contribute to a new version of what our world can look like.
We are the facilitators of the changes needed. When we are doing our own work we’re not just changing ourselves, we’re participating in the evolution of humanity as a whole. It is time for us to come together to explore what becomes possible when we live as an interconnected part of the whole. This is sacred work that is based on the recognition that without the interconnected web of ecosystems, we have no life.
Whether you realize it or not, you are a sacred changemaker. You are not alone. I am a sacred changemaker. We are all sacred changemakers. This will be the legacy of our generation.
“We have the capacity to create a world that is capable of preserving the integrity of all life. One that transcends modern day business structures to inspire the human spirit. We are here to make a difference. We are the ones who will facilitate the evolution of humanity. Together, we will achieve more than any of us can dream. The time is now. You have a higher purpose and a soul mission. It’s time to live the life you were meant to live. Your skills are needed. Let’s show the world the power of our actions. Your destiny is calling and you must answer…” - The Elders, The Sacred Invitation
- What is your soul’s calling?
- How would you describe the world to which you belong?
- What changes would you like to inspire in your own life? In others? In the world?
- What support do you have around you to sustain you when you need help, perspective, restoration or nourishment?
- What will be your legacy?