CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “7 Signs Your Calling Is A Modern Day Shaman”

Ascension Avatar note: With prominent Native American heritage, gifted (or cursed?) with OBEs, levitation, and having survived three NDEs… this article really ‘called’ to me today… 🙂

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A Shaman is a person who helps others to awaken their consciousness and heals the wounds of the humanity.

In this article we’ll share 7 signs which will tell if you can be a shaman or not. Here are the signs that you are being called on the Shamanic Path.

1. YOU FEEL A STRONG CONNECTION TO NATURE

You understand that everything in the world is connected. Thus you feel close to the nature. You see yourself as a part of the nature. You can even experience the joy and the pain that a dog (or any other animal) feels. Like other Shamans, you believe in the concept of ‘the web of life’.

2. YOU ENJOY SOLITUDE AND FIND IT HARD TO FIT IN WITH OTHERS

Since the ancient times, shamans have been living a life of solitude. They lived outside the villages and were considered as ‘different’. However, they were the reverent figures as they possessed the wisdom of this world and the other world. Their gift of sensitivity and empathy was also respected.

3. YOU’VE EXPERIENCED A NEAR-DEATH, OUT-OF-BODY OR MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE

To be called a shaman, you must experience death and rebirth. Thus, most shamans experience a near death experience or a life threatening problem. Only after healing from this condition can a shaman really possess true powers.

4. YOU’VE FELT A SUBTLE HEALING ENERGY IN YOUR HANDS

You have the ability to control and manipulate energy in others’ bodies.

5. YOU CAN EASILY ‘READ’ OTHERS

People having Shamanic frequency are able to feel and tell people’s emotions and problems. Thus, you can even tell sometimes about the possible solutions for a problem without even knowing it.

6. YOUR ANCESTORS WERE ALSO HEALERS

Many a times it is observed that the shamanic abilities are inherited from the forefathers. Thus if your father or grandfather was a shaman, there is real chance that you are too.

7. YOU CAN SEE THINGS THAT OTHERS CAN’T SEE

You have been introduced to the hidden dimensions at a very early age. Thus you can see and feel things that others cannot. To control this huge influx, you must have fluidity in your mind.

What do you think about these signs? Are you showing any of these signs? Maybe you know someone who is.

Let us know your thoughts!

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

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JULIET TANG: “How To Answer Your Calling — 3 Ways To Remember Why Your Soul Chose This Life”

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“You came here with something to do.  You are part of a universal consciousness, and there are no accidents in it.  In your true essence — not the false self, not the ego part of you, but in the true essence of who you are — you are infinite and you have something very profound to accomplish while you’re here.  Otherwise you wouldn’t be here.  Find it.  Pay attention to it.  Listen to the callings.  See the clues, the cues.  See the alignments, whatever they might be, no matter how absurd or bizarre they might seem to everyone around you… if you have a calling inside that says there’s also something else, don’t ignore that.  Don’t die with your music still in you.  Don’t die with your purpose unfulfilled.  Don’t die feeling as if your life has been wrong.  Don’t let that happen to you.”  ~Wayne Dyer

 

You Are On a Mission

Prior to birth, just like an artist who is selecting which paints will go onto the blank canvas, our souls choose a set of colors to work with which determine our parents, ethnicity, country of birth, etc.  We also choose a number of possible paths that would allow us to experience certain aspects of our being.  For instance, if courage is one of those aspects of ourselves we wish to experience, we would collaborate with other souls in this physical realm so circumstances would arise in our lives where we are required to invoke courage within us.  Likewise, we choose a certain mission, or a calling that would allow us to maximize our full potentials on this live stage called earth.

In order to fully step into our calling with power and consciousness, we must first elect to forget what it is at birth so we may, after years and decades, and for some, lifetimes of soul searching, arrive at a point in our lives where we must make a choice to remember who we truly are and deliberately call forth what gives us highest joy.

Personally, I see the long years of painful searching as nothing more than a rite of passage with intended experiences and divinely placed circumstances that fully prepares us to be who we came here to be.  The second we reunite with our soul’s calling, the universe registers our seriousness and we come to the realization that nothing can and will stand in our way.

At that moment, all fears and obstacles begin fading as the path unfolds in front of us.  At that moment, we will move mountains and cross oceans just so that we can become one with our highest intention and commit to our divine mission.  At that moment, our body, mind and soul become aligned with one single purpose — to experience ourselves as our own grandest creation in this life.

Funny enough, once we remember our mission, we often realize the mission has very little to do with us and everything to do with everyone else.  It is a mission that allows us to serve humanity and to light the paths for others through servicing, healing, inspiring, teaching and empowering.

It is no coincidence that for many, in order to remember that mission, we must first experience the pains and turmoil in life so we may later not only decide to transcend what limits us, but also use our life journey as a tool to inspire and encourage others to do the same.  Some of the most influential teachers from Hay House such as Louise Hay, Anita Moorjani and the late Wayne Dyer are but a few who had journeyed to the darkness and back so they may light the way for others.

Know that wherever you are in life is exactly where you need to be.  You are not bound to any fate and you have the power to change and create anything in life.  It is my hope that by sharing the following 3 reminders that are embedded in your soul blueprint, you will begin manifesting your calling.

Identify Your Highest Joy

As beings of energy, we ourselves are literally the creation tools we are born with and our feeling is the direct line of communication with our soul, or the higher self.  At any time when our thoughts, words and actions are aligned with the soul’s vision, we know it immediately by the way we feel which is usually identified as harmony, inner-peace, joy, gratitude and love.

Whenever we feel good, our vibration is instantly higher which easily leads to inspired action; and by committing ourselves to inspired action, it leads to more joy which expands the breeding ground of inspired action.  The more we can get in touch with the “feel good” component within ourselves and listen to it, the easier it will be for us to define our mission in life.

For the longest time, I had not a clue what my calling was and I spent the majority of my time complaining and wishing I could do something else with my life while holding onto the belief that a job and a passion are mutually exclusive.  I did have many passions and since I felt miserable with my job, I indulged myself with activities I enjoyed whenever I had free time.  Being a spiritual seeker since birth, one of my passions was alternative healing.  For many years, I heard and read about Reiki and there was always that little voice in the back of my head whispering, “Take a Reiki class.”  Like many, I brushed aside the little voice with as many excuses as I could find but eventually, the voice became so persistent that I decided to just go for it.

As someone who was also obsessed with doing the due diligence for everything I stepped into, I spent hours researching for an experienced teacher.  I already signed up for a course elsewhere when the name of my first Reiki teacher popped up in my search, and for reasons unknown to me at the time, I made a last minute decision to go with this class.

During the two days of training, I met someone whom I became friends with.  Fast forward to years later, we currently share an office space doing healing work in Midtown Manhattan.  Within the same year after the initial training, the same friend introduced me to another Reiki teacher who is the very reason why I eventually became a recovery and wellness coach as well as Reiki master.  During those years, every time when I was guided by inspiration, life rewarded me with more people, events and circumstances that helped me remember my true essence and carry out my mission.

Do not despair if you do not yet remember what you came here to be.  Your only duty in this life is to follow your highest joy.  Believe me, it is much more than just a cliché line that we use as a bumper sticker.

Once we follow the first inspired idea, we are sending out the energy with the intention of “I am my highest joy at this given moment” into the universe which slowly intensifies and magnifies as we become more accustomed to singing our heart’s song.  What has started as a seed is given more opportunities to grow and flourish every time when we follow our highest feelings because the energy behind that intention is literally snowballing and creating more and more movement in the quantum field in bringing us what make us happy.

What inspires you?  What makes your heart sing?  What’s that one thing you’ve been wanting to do but have been putting off forever?

It’s time.

Allow Your Being to Guide Your Doing

One of the most frustrating things we do to ourselves is we get stuck envisioning the million tasks we must do to accomplish anything, that can also be the very thing that keeps us from moving forward.

Answering our calling is very much a process like everything else.  The end result may look nothing like what we started off with or what we planned, and that is completely okay.  Sometimes what we think we want only serves as a stepping stone that leads us closer to fulfilling our mission.  The universe does not care about what we do that makes us radiate with joy, it can be taking a Reiki class or a baking class, going on that spontaneous vacation or calling an old friend we haven’t seen for years.  The universe only cares about the vibrational signature we give off when we are being that joy.

By giving ourselves into inspired action, we may be meeting a teacher for life who becomes our source of inspiration, or be welcoming an opportunity that otherwise would not be there had we not chosen to follow our heart and arrive at that exact location and time.

The only decision we have to make on a daily basis is to start following whichever things that give us whatever amount of joy out of all the available daily activities in front of us rather than coming up with a huge plan of action to get ourselves from point A to B because “it is the right thing to do” or “everything else does it.”

If your only daily activities are comprised of chores such as house cleaning, meeting deadlines and cooking for a family of six, then invite yourself to do some (or all) of those things with as much joy and presence as you can, and to squeeze in a couple of little activities that bring you peace and make you come alive.  They can be as simple as having quiet time to read for 15 minutes or working on that hobby when everyone goes to sleep. You just never know what may come out of them!

Do not ever underestimate the power behind these little activities as they are what make the energy accumulate. Remember, it is always about being the “I am my highest joy at this given moment” energy rather than flooding ourselves with tasks and running around aimlessly for the simple reason that we cannot find our calling outside of ourselves, but we can remember or create it within us. The more we can allow that energy to flow to us and from us, the more the universe can bring us everything that resonates on the same energy level to help us remember and create our destinies.

Is the path of committing ourselves to remembering, and eventually embodying our calling always peachy?  The answer is no.  It is a journey that is made of a thousand little steps of learning and choosing.  Along the way of building my healing practice, I was constantly discouraged by my lack of knowledge and tools to run a business as well as overwhelmed by the millions of tasks I was constantly bombarded with.

I invested a great deal of energy on training courses from learning how to write my about page to polishing up the content of my website so I can reach a larger audience.  No matter how much I tried to tweak my writing while working with business coaches and alike, I was unable to meet their standards of using “simple and client friendly” language where I could explain what I do in a couple of sentences to an eight-year old.

One day, exactly one year from the day I resigned from my last job, it finally hit me.  While I will always remain grateful of the knowledge and support I have taken away from the courses, my writing reflects my true essence, and who I am at the core is someone who thinks, feels and speaks like the spiritual geek that I am proud to be.  By giving myself endless tasks of to-do’s that do not align with my inspired actions, I am neglecting who I came here to be — someone who helps others heal, awaken and create through spiritual writing, healing and coaching.

In fact, this article was entirely inspired by hours of staring at weeks worth of unfinished homework documents from my latest course with the sudden realization that the content of my website may never appeal to everyone, and that is perfectly okay.  I was faced with two choices, to continue doing the daunting task of sounding like someone I am not, or being immersed in the joy of writing.  The moment I chose the latter, a stream of inspiration poured in and gave birth to these words.

At the end of the day, it isn’t about what we do, how we do it, what our titles are, how polished our website looks, how many credentials are displayed in our bios and how many award-winning books we’ve published.  It is about whether we can allow ourselves to step into who we truly are, and boldly and lovingly declare our authenticity to the world.  No vibration in the universe is more powerful than our energy when it becomes an extension of our divine calling.

What are some things on your daily to-do list?  Which ones of those give you any amount of joy?  How can you insert more “feel good” activities into your life?  How can you replace the aimless “to-do’s” with more inspired action?

Your Calling is Your Own Creation

Our souls have chosen a certain mission prior to birth, but the moment we become fully conscious of who we are and awaken to the creator within, we are no longer bound to any predetermined paths we laid out for ourselves before coming into this physical body.  The more we are aware of our true essence and our connection with the divine source, the more empowered we become and the more we can claim the gift of free will which ultimately allows us to exercise our birthright as the conscious creator to Be, Do, and Have anything our soul desires.

To achieve that, we must first free ourselves from everything that limits us. Limitations can take the form of fear such as fear of uncertainty/change, fear of lack, or even fear of success.  Limitations can also manifest as endless excuses ranging from “I have a full time job with no time or money” to “I’m too old to do this.”  In addition, limitations show up as disempowering beliefs including, “There isn’t enough for everyone” or “I am not special enough.”

There is no one way to initiate that journey of liberation, there is only what works for you.  Personally, I’ve found spiritual practices such as energy healing, Kundalini yoga, meditation, working with a spiritual coach, being in nature, journaling and reading inspirational books are all great ways to awaken.

I used to be the queen of “what-if’s.”  “What if I failed?”  “What if I lost it all?”  “What if I became a laughingstock?”  One day, I grew sick of my negative what-if’s and decided to do a 180.  “What if I succeeded?”  “What if I learned something from this?”  “What if I could help others?”  I made a point to do this every day for months and it made a remarkable difference in my ability to exercise my free will.

Prior to tapping into our true creator role, many of us feel like powerless victims who take whatever life throws at us.  We may be passionate about answering our calling as an artist but end up working at a bank because we are afraid we won’t make ends meet.  We feel limited, even enslaved by the conditions in our lives.  We submit ourselves to our so-called fate and tell stories of how we aren’t fortunate enough to be one of those who seem to have it all.

When we awaken, we become aware that we are who we say we are, and what we create as well as how we wish to experience everything in life depends on one thing and one thing only — our choice.

Your calling is something you soul chose in the realm of the formless before it took on a body, and you can choose again at any time in this life because the truth is, your soul remains who you truly are while your body and mind are only additional tools for you to carry out your mission so you may experience your own creations physically in this 3D time and space dimension.  That power of choice has never left you.  Once you decide, allow the universe to bring you the rest of the co-creators to make it happen.

It is time to unleash your free will and write your own destiny.  There is nothing written in the stars that is foreshadowing who you are and what you can become.  Once every part and every cell within you is aligned with this inner-knowing, you have awakened to the divine power of creation you have inherited.  That power lives in you and patiently awaits for you to call upon it.

You are neither your past, your birth conditions, your roles, your accomplishments, your credentials, your awards, your bills, your bank statements, your 9-5 job that makes you cringe every morning upon waking up, nor are you your body, your mind, your beliefs, your thoughts, your baggage, your limitations, your past relationships, even your soul contract.  Deep down inside, you are a being powerful beyond your imagination.  Once you remember all this, you will remember your sacred ability to create anything you wish and your joyous vibration will make the world just a little brighter.

It matters not one bit if you do not know your calling.  If you could start from a blank slate and create anything you wanted in life without limitations from this moment on, who would you be?  What would you create?

What is one small step you can take today to be that?

Follow your heart.

 

For a continuation on how to remember your divine mission, please read “How to Live and Embrace Your Mission in This Dream Called Life.”

 

 

~via JewelsHealingGarden.com

TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “Are You Walking Your Highest Path? Here Are 10 Signs”

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“Your highest path is a feeling and not so much an external destination. No matter what is happening in your life on an external level, walking your highest path is a feeling that we can all achieve when we start to realize our own potential.”

~Tanaaz

 

Are you on the right path? Are you walking the path that is going to lead you to realizing your highest purpose?

There are a few things to understand about the journey of life before you can answer this question.

Firstly, there is no such thing as the wrong path. All roads are ultimately going to lead you to where you need to be, but like all great navigators will tell you, there are easier roads than others.

Some roads are smoother, some roads are bumpy, some roads are well lit and others are dark. Whatever road you ultimately end up choosing is the best road for you and for where you are at your current level of consciousness.

So ultimately in a bigger picture sense, you are always on the right path. But if you are curious if you are walking your highest path, that is the path that is going to help you reach the fullest expression of your being, here is how to tell-

1. You Just Know

If you are questioning if you are walking your highest path or not, you are probably not quite there just yet.

When you walk your highest path you can feel it. There is a certain feeling that comes when you start walking this path that allows you to feel purposeful and fulfilled.

A lot of people think that their highest path is going to be some big grand pathway, but it can be subtle and gentle as well.

Walking your highest path is an unmistakable feeling, so get out of your head and into your heart and listen for the answer.

2. You Are Not Compromising Yourself 

When you are walking your highest path you give up doing things to please others and instead start doing things that feel good to you. This doesn’t mean that you don’t comprise to get along with others, but these compromises come from a more conscious place and are met with equal respect.

When you walk your highest path you are completely aligned with your soul and what your soul has come here to achieve and so there is no way you can compromise this and still be on your highest path.

3. You are Equipped to Handle Life’s Curveballs

Just because you are on your highest path doesn’t mean you are not immune from challenges and hurdles.

When you are on your highest path however, there is an underlying feeling of understanding and acceptance. Even if things are difficult, when you are on your highest path it allows you the awareness to see the bigger picture and to view things from a more purposeful place.

When challenges do come, there is also an underlying faith that everything is working out perfectly.

4. You Are Not Afraid to Be You 

When you are on your highest path there is a general feeling of confidence and acceptance of who you are and the gifts that you need to bring into the world.

You may also feel passionate about what it is that you are doing and fulfilled by the decisions you are making in your life.

When you can fully appreciate and acknowledge yourself, it allows you to make decisions from a higher level of consciousness which then allows you to walk the path of your highest self.

5. You Believe in Something Bigger Than Yourself 

Those walking their highest path often feel a connection to something bigger than just themselves.

When you walk your highest path you are in sync with your soul and the vibrations of the Universe. This also allows you to access other Divine realms and be in constant contact with your intuition.

When you believe in something bigger than yourself it also allows you to feel supported on your journey and that your journey has a bigger vision than you can fathom for yourself.

6. You are Always Learning 

When you are on your highest path there is a curiosity for life and to continually learn, grow and expand. Often those who are on their highest path are always learning and desire to develop new skills.

When you are on your highest path, you may also feel the desire to travel, volunteer or dedicate your time to learning about other people or cultures.

7. You Feel Grateful and Connected

When you are on your highest path, there is an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the experiences and people that cross your path.

When you are on your highest path you are also able to see that we are all connected and that your energy is part of a bigger tapestry that all living creatures are working on over several lifetimes and incarnations.

8. You are a Witness to Miracles

When you start walking your highest path, miracles start unfolding around you. Your intentions and thoughts manifest very quickly and your life may be full of synchronicities or “coincidences” that are just too mysterious to fathom.

Your intuitive senses may also be very strong and your body may be able to heal a lot faster than normal.

When you are on your highest path you are also more aware of miracles occurring in everyday life, from the simple blossoming of a flower to seeing your wildest dreams manifesting before you.

9. You Meet Soulmates and Twin Flames

When you are walking your highest path, you are more likely to meet soulmates and twin flames that are there to support you on your journey.

These special souls may come in the way of teachers, lovers or even friends. No matter how they manifest in your life, when you are walking your highest path the people around you start to also reflect that.

Old friends may shift away and new people may come into your life that are more aligned with where you are at vibrationally.

10. You Keep Growing in Consciousness

Just like you are changing, so too is your highest path. If you don’t keep up with the changes of your highest path, it can knock you off course. This is why some people may feel that they used to be on their highest path but got lost somewhere along the way.

This is very normal, and it will take time and a new level of consciousness and growth to find your highest path again.

Your highest path is a feeling and not so much an external destination. No matter what is happening in your life on an external level, walking your highest path is a feeling that we can all achieve when we start to realize our own potential.

 

 

 

~via foreverconscious.com