Have you ever received a “calling” to make a change in your life? Perhaps to move to a new job, change your lifestyle, or leave a relationship. A “calling” is a message you cannot ignore.
Here are some ways “callings” show up:
· You get a message as a strong intuition that feels compelling. You know at a deep level that this is for you.
· A lyric in a song or a passage in a book grabs you and it feels like guidance to.
· An opportunity shows up and you have a strong reaction of “no”. When the “no” arises suddenly your subconscious mind is fearful of the possible change. It is worth exploring.
· You are inspired by an experience that involves creativity such as writing, painting, playing music, doodling, or cooking. Notice the messages you receive when doing any creative activity.
Check out this “calling” that did not give up on me.
I loved being a high school teacher and connecting with teenagers. I always said what you see is what you get with teens because they show you who they are in each moment. They are genuine while transforming in their cocoon of adolescence.
Teaching allowed me to share information, listen to their questions and guide them to discover their unique strengths, gifts, and talents. Teaching is a two-way street. I learned as much from them as they learned from me.
I was inspired watching them open to their own Inner Magnificence. Something they would carry with them their entire life.
And then one day I heard the “calling” to leadership.
I was enthusiastic about the possibilities of my position as a high school administrator. I could make a bigger difference for more people and that was exciting.
After more schooling and a new credential, I was ready for my new role as a high school vice-principal.
I took my enthusiasm, my teaching experience, and my expectations into day one of my new “calling”. I was ready to make a difference on a larger scale.
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