I’ve always been different.
Even growing up I knew I was different from my family.
I learned how to hide and disregard my intuition.
When my family immigrated to the US we wore our difference on the outside —our skin.
Horrors! Talk about sticking out like a sore thumb. You can’t hide or blend in with brown skin.
I tried to fit in. But I never have. Never could. Trying to fit into a society where you look different is like being on a never-ending treadmill.
I’ve come a long way since then.
But I still struggle with wanting to fit in and blend with normal people. Whoever those are, right?
It’s hard when your Soul’s work doesn’t fit into traditional careers. Like, when, you don’t even have words for it.
My guides have been pushing me for a while to step into my new work. I’ve heard them but I’ve been afraid.
Afraid of what people will think of me.
That people will think I’m weird, too “out there”. Like they’ll roll their eyes and say, “There she goes again, that strange one”. And conversation will fall flat and silent. Thud.
So I hide.
I’ve stayed doing what helps me NOT feel different. It’s all good and great, don’t get me wrong, but I know inside it’s not what I’m REALLY meant to do.
Do you struggle with that?
Thank goodness for my guides. And their pushing.
So today I decided I was done diddling about and chose to step into it.
How to step towards and into your beautiful Soul Purpose
- First, I visualized my “weird” but extraordinarily beautiful work.
It was a crystalline multicolored sun.
- Second, I attuned to it like a deer cups its ears to sound, stepped towards and into it, like how you’d wade into a lake.
- Third, I let myself feel the discomfort and fear of how others might see me. I was surprised to feel loneliness, too, because I don’t know many people doing this kind of work. I breathed deeply a bit. Thank goodness for breath, right?
After a while, it didn’t feel so bad, after all. I remembered my guides telling me, “Your work is between you and God.”
That made me cry.
- Fourth, I imagined myself working from there.
That felt incredible.
And that’s how I realized — felt and claimed — my work as lightworker as my Soul truth. My holy truth.
Your Soul Purpose is completely unique to you
I realized today that I’m not different. But unique. That talking about and teaching people what isn’t “normal” or “ordinary” is what I’m meant to do. Here to do. And it’s the only way I’ll be truly fulfilled.
No matter who thinks what about me.
So I’m going to do this every day. Step into and surround myself with the new vibration of my work.
What’s your unique truth? What’s your unique Soul purpose?
Tell me below in the comments so we can share it with the world.
And if you struggle with fear of looking different, I highly recommend the steps above as a practice.
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Cindy was humble. To a fault.
When someone complimented her, she’d say, “Oh it’s nothing.”
When someone appreciated her, she’d say, “You’d do the same.”
When opportunities rose right in front of her nose, her mind swirled with “I’m not good enough” and the opportunity would pass to someone else. But she always wondered, “What would have happened if I had reached out and taken it?”
She was afraid to speak about her gifts, especially the ones that made her look different.
She was afraid to stick out in the crowd. She’d felt different her whole life.
Cindy was a psychic.
It’s a good thing in certain areas of your life. Sure you don’t want to brag or be arrogant.
But it’s not so good in others especially if you’re an intuitive, creative, empath, or spiritual. You know, the areas which aren’t so mainstream.
Its important — essential — for women to be proud. And yes, even loud about your gifts. Otherwise who will know about them? Who will receive your unique specialness?
So only a handful of close friends and family knew about Cindy’s psychic abilities even though, inside, she felt how profound, powerful, and beautiful they were.
I can relate to Cindy. I grew up in India where, as a woman, I was conditioned not to take the limelight, take up space, or glow with pride about my accomplishments.
Turns out it’s not just Indian women. I see women from all countries struggle with the same issue. They don’t talk about their gifts.
What about you? Are you too humble?
What you lose out on when you’re too humble.
♥ You don’t get to be seen, heard, and known for who you are.
(Do you long for that?)
♥ You don’t get to take up space .
♥ You don’t get to feel the wonderful satisfaction of offering and sharing who you are and what’s coming through you to others.
♥ You don’t get to be all of you. Out loud. Out proud.
And you know what?
♥ We lose you.
The world loses out when you’re too humble.
♥ And… in my work with people I’ve seen so many heal from depression, anxiety, cancer, and other mental and physical health issues when they begin to express and step into their gifts. Your Soul Purpose is essential for your whole health.
So what do you say? Take a chance.
Acknowledge, own, and claim how kind, generous, compassionate, creative, talented, and _______ you are.
In fact, get a piece of paper and write 10 wonderful things about you and 10 of your gifts.
Then, tell someone.
You could even try this as a fun thing to do with a friend.
Are you singing your Soul song?
Your Soul song is the song your Soul wants to sing through you in your life.
We’re not taught how important it is.
But the Himba tribe in Namibia centers every person’s life around their Soul song.
When a woman decides to conceive, she goes into nature to commune, meditate, and receive the Soul song from the being that will be born through her.
She returns to the man who will seed her and teaches him the song.
They sing it when they make love to welcome the Soul.
And throughout her pregnancy.
During childbirth, the midwife and women in the village sing the song as the child is being born.
Throughout childhood, the child is sung their song, especially during rituals, puberty, and important celebrations to honor the child.
When the child is hurt or upset, her Soul song is sung to her.
Whenever a child makes a mistake or is out of integrity, the parents and family circle around the child and sing her Soul song to her.
And so the child learns her Soul song.
And as she becomes an adult, her Soul song runs through her body, heart, and cells.
If an person harms or violates another, or goes against the village norms, their Soul song is sung to them as “punishment”.
Wrong doing is understood as being out of alignment and integrity, that they have forgotten who they are, not that they are bad or something is wrong with them.
When a couple gets married their Soul songs are sung.
As a person prepares to die, the villagers sing their Soul song periodically, and at the moment of their transitioning.
You have a song. A Soul Song. Do you know it?
Do you know what your Soul wants to sing in your life?
If you feel your song pushing up from inside you, check out my upcoming group.
With so much love,
I firmly believe illness always has a root cause.
When I got Lyme Disease, I knew it was about my third chakra — I needed to come into my power.
When, as an Indian woman, I’d grown up to believe power was pretty much the domain of men. Ugh.
So I had to un-think, un-believe, and un-learn all my family and cultural messaging. Decide what I wanted to keep and what I wanted to throw out. Phew. That took a good while. And there’s more I’m clearing out.
And… open to, affirm, and live from new perspectives and beliefs about being in my power as a woman.
(We’re never done evolving, are we?)
The wonderful gift of it all is that it led me to my Soul Purpose: to help other women come into their Power and Truth.
So this leads me to You…
Are You dealing with a fifth chakra disease?
If you are, then you might want to consider whether part of your medicine might be to find your voice and speak your truth.
What’s a fifth chakra disease, you ask?
Well, fifth chakra diseases are those related to:
- voice loss or stammering
- speech and speaking issues
- teeth and gums
- Frequent colds and coughs
Emotional fifth chakra issues are:
- self-esteem and confidence
- you find it hard to speak your truth and express yourself
- blocked creativity
- people pleasing and co-dependence in your relationships
- you find it hard to be yourself around people and have some social anxiety
- hard to take up space
- dishonesty and reduced integrity
- struggle to be authentic
- fear of public speaking
So, if you’re dealing with a fifth chakra disease, some medicine for you might well be to find your voice and speak your truth.
Which is common to most women on the planet at this time.
If you’d like to heal, open and activate your fifth chakra, check out my upcoming offering: Women! Find Your Voice. Speak Your Truth. It’s an 8-week online group coaching program.
It’s a great, fun, supportive way to address the root cause of any physical fifth chakra issues you might have. We have some great women signed up and a few spots left.
I’d love for you to join us.
I’ve started working with clients and groups using sound (crystal bowls, voice, and instruments) and their responses have been nothing short of amazing.
One man said, “I’d pay every week for this — it got me out of my mind, which I simply can’t do on my own.”
A woman after a 10-minute crystal bowl sounding said, “I felt my uterus being healed — it was an issue I had 20 years ago.”
Another woman said, “I heard the words ‘I AM’ and felt this extraordinary feeling of love for humanity and our planet. I felt connected with everyone and everything. It was a cosmic experience.”
Others say how deeply relaxed and refreshed they feel, the shifts they experience, insights, releases, visions, and connection with guides and spirits.
I’ve had many wonderful experiences with healing sounds.
Once, I had a sprained knee which ached quite abit. While leading a chant group, I experimented by resting my tanpura (an Indian drone instrument) against it. After the hour, my pain completely vanished! Since then, I use it on people’s bodies while I’m sound healing.
I’m completely fascinated and passionate about the power and possibility sound healing has for humanity and our planet.
10 ways sound medicine works for you:
- Heals (and speaks) to your body on cellular levels.
- Stimulates and strengthens all your systems and organs — endocrine, circulation, digestion, heart, brain, immune, and hormonal.
- Leads you into very deep states of relaxation to de-stress and get out of your non-stop mind.
- Balances and connects your left and right brain hemispheres.
- Cleanses your body and energy field of negative energy, toxins, andstuck emotions, and helps you release whatever you’re ready to release.
- Sings your body back to its original song and harmonics.
- Connects you with your spirituality. You might even connect with your guides and beings of Light and Love.
- Opens you to fresh, expanded perspectives and insights.
- Activates your third eye (pituitary gland), pineal gland, and intuition.
- Helps you feel refreshed, whole, restored.
What is sound medicine?
Sound medicine is a healing modality that uses the law of vibration to heal your body, mind, heart, and soul.
Sound medicine is based on the principle that you are energy. Your bones, your muscles, your organs, your thoughts, and your feelings.
Your body isn’t solid matter. It’s made of energy. Your body seems and feels solid, but it isn’t.
If you were to peer at your cells through an electron microscope, you would see a combination of waves and particles.
And these waves and particles in your cells understand sound. Yes, that’s right, they understand the language of sound just as you understand these words.
Your cells absorb, translate, and use the sounds in the way they need to.
The magical thing about sound is that you don’t have to know how it works. It just does.
With sound medicine you can treat your body and mind on their most fundamental level — as energy.
Sound medicine uses healing sounds to resonate, realign, harmonize, activate, and balance you on every level.
Some healing sounds are sounds of nature, your voice, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, instruments, bells, gongs, and drums.
If you haven’t tried a sound healing, be prepared for a magical experience!
I’ve been coaching several clients who are transitioning from work that only pays the bills to work that feeds their soul and lines their pockets.
If you’re transitioning as well, read on.
You’re likely jumping up and down with excitement if you’re stepping into your Soul Purpose.
You might also be biting your fingernails wondering how it’s all going to work out. Maybe you’re trying to micromanage your process. Or, maybe you don’t fully believe — in your Soul Purpose, yourself, and the Universe — you might be standing on the diving board, getting ready to jump.
Wherever you are, it’s perfect.
Every stage is part of your process. Because there’s so much preparation that needs to happen before you jump.
Here are four ways to navigate your remarkable process:
1. Visualize and Feel
Have and play a few pictures in your mind, on your phone, or vision board. Feel yourself lifting off from the diving board, arms outstretched, living one day of your soul’s calling.
Re-play these movies a few times a day. While you brush your teeth, commute to work, or exercise. The images and pictures are your practice sessions. Every time you visualize, you align with your subconscious and Soul. The more you align, the more you believe, and the closer you get to manifesting your dreams.
Because your thoughts, images, and intentions are lightning that create your future.
Photo Andrea Reiman
2. Chant your Mantra
Create your Soul Purpose mantra. Chant it a few times a day.
For instance, “I lead People to fall in love with Nature, Create my own schedule, and Enjoy Abundance with Ease” might be one for a Vision Quest leader.
Your words, just like your thoughts, are extraordinarily powerful. They’re potent subtle energy waveforms that create your future. Because reality gets created on a subtle level before the physical, your spoken words are tools you can use to call in, activate, and manifest your Soul Purpose.
And you don’t even have to know what it will look like.
Even being super general works!
And, if you’re someone who likes to control, chanting your Soul Purpose mantra is a fabulous way to give your control munchkin something to do.
Try it. Just the sound of your mantra can make you quite high with excitement.
3. Learn to Let Go
You can’t plan Soul work. Not really. Not like you’d plan an event, or draw up a 3-year plan.
You just say yes and show up. When you do, the magic happens — your Soul pulls the pieces together in ways you can’t imagine.
If you try to control it, you block your process of surrender.
You need to stay in what I call a ‘Cupped Palm’ state — part action, part receiving.
Photo John Wilson
4. Stay Open to Possibility
You don’t know what your Soul Purpose path will look like. Open to your adventure, your journey, the possibility of it all.
Allow yourself to “Open” rather than “Do”. Your Soul Purpose is not a to-do list but a co-creation with your Divine Self. You can’t possibly know the outcome.
Your Soul, like a child, is incredibly playful and creative.
The best way to stay open to possibility is to sit like a child before a sheet of paper and a box of crayons.
Open to — and allow — what wants to happen.
What are your experiences as you step into your Soul Purpose?
I’d love to hear.