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Awaken to Your True Purpose
In Native American
Traditions, birds are spiritual messengers. Often, they bring
messages from deceased loved ones or supply wonderfully inspired
messages to guide your path. I have learned over the years to pay
attention when a bird shows up for me, as it is often fulfilling its
role as a messenger.
The first time I experienced a bird as a
messenger, it was a big black bird uncommon in the area I was
living. It flew in, sat on the railing of my balcony, and would caw
over and over. I would go out and chase it away, but it would always
After this occurred for a while, I got the deep
knowing that maybe this bird was trying to get my attention for some
reason. So I quieted myself and connected with this bird through my
heart. I asked if it had a message for me. It immediately stopped
cawing and I received 7 words, “Stop worrying. It will hurt your
cause.” Once the message was received, the bird flew off. I never
saw that bird, or a bird like it, again in my area.
amazing was how that message was the perfect advice for me, at that
juncture of my life. I’d been worrying about whether something
important would occur or not. If I’d continued to worry, it would
have ‘hurt my cause’, as my creative juices would have been focused
on worries instead of positive outcomes. The message from black bird
was very important to me.
Fast forward to 2016.
sunrise, a mourning dove woke me with its constant call. When I
could no longer ignore it, I got up and looked out of my window. The
dove was in a tree near my bedroom and I knew it was trying to tell
me something. The message was to ‘awaken to your true purpose’. My
immediate reaction was confusion - I felt I was being my purpose
already. I asked for additional guidance and the below is a
re-telling of the conversation I had with Morning Dove and what I
received. I hope it inspires you on your journey to connect with
your true purpose.
Alice: What does ‘awaken
to your true purpose’ mean?
Dove: It means
becoming who you authentically are. It means letting yourself
express what is natural for you and in a way that is natural for
you. Express, be, and do what your Spiritual Self longs for.
Note: This means, being intimate with your natural spiritual
self - letting this aspect express through you in all ways, versus
your human ego mind and persona.
Can I have some examples for my daily life?
Create and live your life without a schedule and be in the moment.
Everyone can do this at least partially.
Note: The idea I was
given was to block off time each day or a few times a week without a
specific thing planned, During this time I do whatever excites me
the most in that moment.
yourself creatively, without reservation. Do not worry about how you
appear to others or what they may think. Do not worry about whether
your creative expression ends up making money for you or not. Do not
worry about whether you are "wasting time". Have fun doing what
Alice: I thought I was moving
into this way of being?
Dove: You can up your
game. Does what you do each day bring you joy? If not, what does?
Think about this carefully. What kernel of your life excites you,
motivates you, or gets you moving? Is it planning and planting your
new garden? Is it fixing something that needs repair? Is it
researching a topic of interest to you? Is it journaling with
yourself? Is it painting, writing, or being with nature? Is it
writing a song and then singing it? Is it sharing some aspect of
yourself with others? Is it being part of a community project? Is it
pruning and shaping a tree or shrub until it is perfectly beautiful?
Is it collecting shells on the beach or rocks in the river bed?
Whatever it is, allow yourself to spend more time doing this.
Alice: This feels more about allowing the
inside of me to guide me - which may not feel like a purpose to most
Dove: Yes, and isn’t it interesting how
it is everyone’s purpose to stop being and doing what the world
dictates, and to be who they are naturally born to be. This is the
most important purpose! It does not matter what comes of your
expression or if anyone else even knows about it. What matters is
that you express the true you - the ‘I AM’ in you. Allow yourself to
be your creative expression which springs from your heart's passion.
I AM MY PASSION! When you become your passion, you will also be more
light-hearted and joyful every day!
This seems like an important message to share?
Yes – share! Regardless of who you are, what your age is, or where
you live: Your true purpose is being you. What a delightful
discovery - you now have permission to just be you!
read this article, you also now have permission to just be you –
awaken to your true purpose!
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