What is the highest calling of your heart?
Your heart is always communicating with you. Are you listening?
Recently, the late great Congressman John Lewis wrote an essay and requested that it be published in the New York Times on the day of his funeral.
In his letter, he urged all of us to “answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.”
What would you say is the highest calling of your heart?
For a lot of people, this is a pretty tough question.
That’s because most people aren’t asked to listen to their heart, much less its highest calling.
From the time you’re little, you’re usually told what you’re supposed to do, based on what everyone else is doing.
Does any of this advice sound familiar to you?
- Go to college, even if it means racking up student loans
- Get a decent, good-paying job. And if you happen to like your job, that’s a big plus.
- Work hard, including nights and weekends
- Take a vacation 1 or 2 weeks a year, if you can
- Get married and have kids
- Buy a house with a 30-year mortgage
- Once you retire, then you can do all the things you really wanted to do.
In my work as a spiritual life coach, I meet so many people who’ve tried to make a go of this route and have ended up miserable.
Many find themselves unfulfilled, and some even distressed.
That’s because the life they were told they “should” live wasn’t in alignment with the life calling inside their heart.
If you’re unsure what direction your heart is calling you to, it might help to ask yourself some questions.
Here are a few to get you started:
- Is there a non-profit or a particular cause that tugs at your heart? Asking this question points you to what’s important to you.
- If you had to start all over from scratch, what in life would you explore? This question opens you to possibilities.
- What challenges do you like to help others overcome? This inquiry looks at how use your talents and gifts in service to others.
- What is one thing you’ve always wanted to do, but were afraid to try? Exploring this question uncovers what excites you.
Take one of the questions and contemplate what comes up. If you’d like, you can even journal on any or all of these questions.
If you want to receive powerful answers, the best way to do that is to ask powerful questions.
By simply asking the question, you activate your own abilities to listen to your heart’s calling.
Whether you realize it or not, your heart is constantly communicating with you, calling forth the highest and best for your life.
You receive the communications of your heart when you feel excitement and joy, when you feel alive and connected, and when you feel time doesn’t exist.
Imagine if you experienced joy and the vitality of life each and every day.
And imagine if other people around you, all throughout the world, also experienced this same joy and vitality in their lives.
What a world we would be living in…full of wonder and possibility.
I believe that when Congressman John Lewis wrote these words, encouraging you to “answer the highest calling of your heart and to stand up for what you truly believe,” he spoke from this highest vision of what’s possible for every person, and what’s possible for our world.
I share in his encouragement.
My intention and my prayer are that you live your life with vibrancy and joy, and in service to your heart’s highest calling.
What is your heart whispering to you? And in what ways are you called to answer?
Go ahead. Take a step in the direction of your heart.
When you do, be willing to be surprised by how the Divine Love of this Universe shows up to greet you.
Abundant Blessings and Namaste.
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A little about me…
My unique ability is helping people believe they can claim the driver’s seat of their lives. I do that by helping them figure out what’s really holding them back, get clear on their heart’s vision, and then fully supporting them in a safe and sacred space to bring that vision to reality.
I’m a spiritual life coach, and I also provide trainings and support for organizations and corporations on the topic of personal leadership.
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