Do you know what brings you joy? What makes you shine? What brings a song and a smile to your lips? The callings of the soul can be subtle, yet they are easy to recognize if we tune into the desires and longings of our heart. When we can finally hear and respond to those internal callings, following them with dedication, trust and confidence, we have learned to listen to the language of the soul. Sometimes it begins so subtly: an idea, a vision, or just a feeling. We often discount these insights as passing whims, discrediting and discarding things that don’t fit in with our lives, schedules or identities. Yet, it is these callings that can lead us in exactly the direction we are meant to go. These callings hold the seeds for our happiness and fulfillment in this life and beyond, yet, we are often in the habit of distrusting and disengaging from these messages. We are taught from a young age that we should ignore or discredit our inner voice, and follow the norms and directives of our family, peers and culture. In so doing, we perpetuate the system, model this behavior for others and keep ourselves small, confined to the limited identities we've learned to accept.
I am here to tell you that it is time to let these old ways of being go. We need to start listening to where our own wisdom wants to lead us, because, in spite of how it may look or feel, this is where our individual and collective well-being lies. Our future is not held in the limited and confined ways we have been conditioned to think and to be, or by the powers that try to define and control what we think is possible. Our future lies in the unique and full expressions of our souls, in each of us feeling connected to our creativity, passion, inspiration and joy.
I am working dutifully, day-by-day, to listen with my heart, to pay attention to things that spark excitement and joy in me. I am learning to listen to the language of my soul, to recognize those ideas and inspirations that feel enlivening and tug at me with a certain insistence, even if at the back of my mind. I'm learning to trust and to follow. Living in this way has completely changed my life and allowed me to sink so much more deeply into who I am. I truly wish the same for you. May we all open to our hearts, the soul, the source, for inspiration, clarity and guidance. May we all, in this way, contribute to a new earth, rooted in love, joy and expression. May it be so.
Hi! My name is Ashley and I'm a transformational healer, writer and artist. Here you will find articles on a variety of topics related to health and healing, conscious living and self-growth. Hope you enjoy!