Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What is my purpose?

One of the most common questions I get asked is "What is my purpose?" 

Sometimes our purpose is just to be who we are, to shine our light wherever and however needed. Other times it is more of a lifelong calling, urging us to express our creativity or to teach or build or whatever it may be. Then there are times when our purpose - or at least a huge part of it - is connected to a set of circumstances that may not have happened yet. Many a tragedy, injustice or obstacle has become the catalyst for change, triggering social movements, amendments to laws, and voices speaking out. 

Too often, especially in the spiritual arena, something happens and the first thing we do is look in the rear view mirror as to what issue in us may have caused this situation. Today however, with a new evolutionary cycle upon us, things are changing. While the need for inner clearing is still a factor in some situations, in others an event or crisis may actually be better understood by asking it: what might this be a catalyst for? Is this a trigger for me to change something? Is it a push for me to initiate change on a greater level, on a community level? Is it an opportunity to practice, and then share with others, a new way of healing or living? 

In this past week my friend Dean is on a wave that was started by him simply sharing his truth and his heart on his personal facebook page. From that moment on, a movement started and it is clear that some force is guiding and supporting him to be the face and voice for much needed change when it comes to how our firefighters are treated when seeking the disability pension they are entitled to after being medically retired due to PTSD, depression and anxiety. 

Since his initial post, not only firefighters, but all branches of emergency services along with ex-military are sharing their similar stories. There is a quote by Victor Hugo that goes along the lines of 'Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come'. Sometimes you seek out your mission, and other times, at the perfect, right time, your mission finds you. 

If you would like to support Dean, a link to his petition is here.

(c) Dana Mrkich 2014

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