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