What do you feel guided to do?

So I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I feel compelled to write.

Am I writing a book?
No. (Well not yet!)

Am I writing for a magazine?
No.

It is out of my control. I can’t force the words to come and I can’t make them go away. They simply pour. They flow. Sometimes they explode.

I started writing when I was about 8, and I still have the notebooks full of poetry, and writing, similar to what I’ve been writing on here. It has always been a part of me, and for a while I forgot just how important it was.

It is a part of my being. I feel compelled to do it. I feel guided to do it.

Reading my notebooks I noticed a common theme, in fact it was glaringly obvious. I have spent my entire life wrestling with my emotions, trying to reconcile my existence and battling my sensitivity to just about everything in the world. Reading all of it made me feel sorry for me at that time. I was so fractured.

But here’s the thing. There was a need to wrestle. There was a need to battle. There was a need to question whether my existence had purpose. I know that now, and I no longer feel sorry for the younger me.

Everything I experienced in those years has prepared me to help others.

To guide my children through what is at times, a turbulent life. To enjoy the silence and simply be. To know they are not going to miss out on anything that is truly worthwhile. To know that being alive is a great gift, and being lovingly present is the best expression of life. To know that they are perfect just as they are. They are enough. They are more than enough.

I can show people, everyday, through being my true self everywhere I go, that every expression of vulnerability and sensitivity is a loving and compassionate expression of the soul.

My soul.

And that which touches us all at our very core, is that which connects all of us at the deepest level.

The level of our true being. Underneath the human being.

It’s time to let the shame, the guilt, the judgement, and the criticism to simply fade away.

It’s time to embrace that which is true, which is real, which is ALL that we are.

We are all an expression of love. Some of us are simply hiding, and we don’t even realise that we are.

So what is it that you feel guided to do?

What have you spent your life expressing that you didn’t realise was a part of your purpose?

What lights the fire in your belly and fills your heart with joy?

Don’t think about it logically.

Don’t worry about whether it will make you money.

Feel into it.

What are you being guided to do?

Here’s to coming home and fully embracing ourselves,
Lauren