The Gift of Answering the Call!
Updated: March 28, 2023
Have you ever run away from the one thing that lights you up –– the thing you know deep down you were destined to do in this life?
There are countless barriers that get in the way of answering the call to your authentic path. It could be the fear of what others will think, feeling unworthy, or the classic “imposter syndrome” Or maybe your calling just feels SO BIG and so scary that sometimes you ask yourself if you really want all of that responsibility!
I’ve been there. All of them actually. And I want to tell you my story of how I finally answered the call to my true calling – only after plenty of initial resistance and fear.
Resisting My Soul Purpose
It’s easy to look at other people and think, they seem SO clear on their life mission or soul purpose. But usually if it looks this way on the outside, you’re missing a good portion of the story!
Personally, I fought the truth of my life for so long I exhausted myself. I always wanted to be something else. I thought I was going to do readings and work as an intuitive only until my music career took off. I was no way going to be known as a medium, or psychic!
Each time I resisted, it seemed like life kept presenting me with more and more opportunities to do my work as an intuitive, a medium, an Oracle Expert… pretty much everything I didn’t plan on doing!
Yes, I had other less “woo woo” and more artistic career plans and aspirations, because I just wanted to fit in. And, I was afraid of what I’d discover if I leaned into those gifts. But Spirit just laughed, and continued to gently nudge me on my path, and so here I am.
My authentic life was always waiting for me. I had to surrender and release the plans I made for myself and instead, listen to Spirit. Today, I’ve had the honor and pleasure of spending the last 35+ years working in a profession guided by spirit, from being a business strategist to being a personal transformation and metaphysical educator. I’ve been able to help thousands of people lead more fulfilling lives, because I listened to Spirit. Because I answered the call.
Spiritual Guidance for Answering the Call
At the end of the day, this work called me, and I had to answer. And I am so glad I did.
Being authentic is accepting all parts of you and not trying to place limits on your gifts and skills and interests out of fear.
The practice of answering the call is actually ongoing. It happened each time I’ve created a new course or offering – from Oracle School, to the Oracle Circle Membership, to OraclePalooza, all the way to the latest call to work with entrepreneurs to create and connect with their businesses that are led by Spirit. Now each time a new call arises, I just lean in and listen.
Your calling isn’t always going to be the thing you most want to do.
It may not be the thing you’re planning on or what you thought your life mission would be.
But if the call keeps showing up and life keeps presenting you with opportunities, you have to ask yourself if you’re willing to live a life that’s greater than your fears and take the steps to your life purpose.
Answering the Call 0f Your Soul
As you continue to grow and evolve, will you be brave enough to fully accept yourself for all that you are? To move forward toward the things you’ve called to do with authenticity?
Maybe you came here looking for spiritual guidance for answering the call, but the truth is, at some point, we all have to come face to face with our fear.
For me, fear was the rapacious creditor, the one force that exacted the price of my true Self. Far too many of us let it run the show! And yet, when you make decisions motivated by fear, nothing bright can shine. You certainly can’t step into your life purpose from this place.
So what are you to do?
Maybe you’ve already heard the Call and you promptly said, “Nope! Not for me. Too scary…”
But here’s the thing – once you hear the call, you can never UN-hear it. You know? You will always sense there is something more, something deeper, something beckoning, something Unknown waiting. It changes you, even if you say no to it.
Even 37 years into my career as an Oracle Expert, spiritual intuitive, personal transformation thought leader and business strategist, (and not a famous musician like I thought I would be), I still remember those feelings.
In fact, I still feel them sometimes when the call shows up for a new creative direction or a new project that feels scary, like I did when the call came to create my latest deck, The Dream Weaver’s Oracle.
I hate to say it, but it never gets easy to answer the call. Every single time it will scare you, challenge you, and make you doubt everything. That’s kind of the point!
What Do You Do When You Feel Called To Do Something?
The most important lesson I have learned from all of this is to trust Spirit, to let go of the need to please others, to refuse to care about what “they” think, whether good or bad. I like to remind myself that other people’s opinions of me are none of my business. Haters and trolls go after everyone, and a bright light attracts a lot of bugs.
“I will not dim my light for anyone ever again.” Say this with me three times and click your heels. Grace is bestowed on us when we answer the Call.
Miracles will happen for you too when you say YES to the Call, regardless of the winding path it may lead you down.
You Be You. Stand in your Truth, your Power, your Service whatever it will be.
Spirit, or the Universe, Source, the Divine, etc. no matter what you call this Great Intelligence – IT, not YOU, will decide the form.
Spirit is Calling. Your Miracles are Waiting. Will You Answer?
Have you ever said no to your Calling, so others will like you? Do you fear that you will be ostracized for being different? Are you answering your call now? I’d love to hear your story and your thoughts in the comments.