“And if I don’t
I will die,
because I have to be
So … I wrote a poem about this when I was about 8 years.
A caterpillar is destined to be a butterfly. It’s in the cards.
This grayish green, wet crinkled straw paper looking insect turns into a magnificent, flying example of transformation.
Of being true to yourself.
Yet, the road getting there is a winding one at that.
Decades later I wrote a book about it. In my story, my sweet caterpillar is terrified of leaving the garden.
She is terrified of the unknown.
And of dropping into the well of all healing.
Yet, she does.
It’s her destiny.
And she doesn’t even know it. But, destiny knows it.
Something bigger knows it.
She takes that giant leap of faith … or that giant crawl of perseverance.
All sixteen legs are in.
She knows something more is out there and she must know what that is.
The pieces within her that she’s ignored will not be ignored any longer.
The still place within her that speaks to her at night … will not be kept asleep.
This inner place knows exactly who you are and what your life is for.
The place of purpose and soul.
I’ve always felt this sense of purpose …
I remember being in any group where someone was speaking: our synagogue, school auditorium, etc. and thinking, I will be speaking to this many people some day.
And yet, I was terrified of public speaking, rejection, and failing.
So, this was a problem.
Little did I know my form of speaking would be through the internet … and not directly in front of people.
Our purpose takes many shapes.
THE BOTTOM FELL OUT.
Then, over ten years ago, I lost my husband of 23 years.
The bottom fell out of my life so to speak. I was lost.
But, an inner voice wouldn’t leave me alone. I needed to live the life I knew was out there for me.
The life I could always see but it hadn’t happened yet.
This lead me to a wonderful and winding inner journey … and at the end of that journey, I found a love of my own soul and my purpose.
After years of confusion, I was no longer afraid of my purpose. I discovered something deeper and undeniable within me.
The thing about purpose is … recognizing the thing you MUST do … and then narrowing in on what that looks like.
And the thing you MUST do may have many different forms of expression throughout your life … and it probably will.
It creates a deeply fulfilling and fun life when you express your purpose in all the ways that it’s meant to be expressed.
For example, my purpose is to use my passion for expression to empower and inspire others.
Well, this has taken many forms: writing books, writing poetry, speaking, teaching, creating online courses. The central question always being: How can I express this in a way that will serve others?
I love asking this question … and then answering it.
That is the beauty of knowing your purpose … it GUIDES you, every day.
All we have to do is follow it.
“Lack of focus leads to a lack of greatness.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
So, why do I bring this up?
Because a lot of people want to do something with their lives.
However, they’re afraid they won’t be great at it.
Yet, when we focus, we can get great at it.
We may not be the best … but we get better and better. (Only one person can be the best anyway.)
Focus, keep doing it, and getting better at it.
And here’s why it’s worth the effort:
The soulful desires we have: those desires are given to us.
As a soul coach, when I talk about purpose and desire … I am NOT saying this lightly:
We are given a specific make up (desire and ability) to see through a specific purpose or purposes.
If you doubt this … please don’t.
Because once you believe this, you’ll be unstoppable.
This is what I experienced.
I doubted, doubted, questioned, wondered …
While I told myself: Don’t believe those limits you’ve set. Don’t believe them. You were given talents, etc. for a good reason. Doubting it only keeps you from helping the world.
And who does that serve?
When we figure out our place in the world … we CAN become great at it.
Large or small.
Summer and fall.
It doesn’t matter, it’s just you using your special combo for a purpose that’s particular to YOU.
And everyone wins:)
#soul #jeannenanglesoulcoach #self-love #Seinfeld
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
Of course this also applies to how we treat ourselves.
So, I want to encourage you to do things differently.
I am excited that apparently … a lot of people believe in the importance of self-love!
I’ve had hundreds of people personally inquire and many of them enroll in The Power of Self-love already!
I am happy to see people taking this very important step for themselves.
Because to truly love yourself and …
Treat yourself with love …
And feel secure in who you are … is the BEST gift you can give yourself AND those around you!
Seriously! You’re not the only one who benefits!
Your children benefit because they see the example of someone who knows how to love themselves.
And believe me when I tell you, this WILL influence how they treat themselves.
Not to mention how your spouse or partner will benefit from being with a more secure person.
I stress this point, because if you’re on the fence about investing in yourself,
then I hope to move you off the fence.
Because I wouldn’t want to see you stuck indefinitely. And quite honestly, I’ve seen that happen.
Taking action, DOING something different is vitally important.
Otherwise nothing changes. And we stay the same.
#self-love #soul #Einstein #jeannenanglesoulcoach
Do secure people feel shame and guilt? Definitely!
I sure have … and do.
Yet, much of the stuff I’ve been ashamed of wasn’t my fault …
While some of it was.
Sometimes we are ashamed of being different or coming from families that are different, whatever that means.
Guilt and shame are part of life, it’s what we do with it that determines how self-loving we are.
It’s actually been measured… and shame is one of the lowest level, most painful emotions that exist.
And we can still love ourselves through it. We really can.
So we will feel good enough for the lives we want.
The human spirit is remarkably resilient.
I’ve seen people triumph after unspeakable tragedies. They just keep putting one foot in front of the other each day.
And yet, it helps to have skills … to help us along.
This is part of self-love, learning how to care for your emotional self, so you will feel secure and lovable, in spite of what’s happened to you.
Then, the strength of your spirit is able to come forward.
#self-love #soul #humanspirit #jeannenanglesoulcoach