About fifty of us were gathered together in a bathhouse on the edge of a cliff in Big Sur, California. The waves were crashing against the rocks like a sledgehammer. The energy was released into the atmosphere like tiny embers that could not be seen, only felt.
I sat waist deep in a pool of mineral water heated by the core of the earth herself. It was clothing optional and most of us opted to be sans swimsuit.
Yogi, Psychotherapist, and Body Worker, Eric Monkhouse stood in the front tub with a didgeridoo. He led us through breath work, which created tribal sounds that bounced off the walls.
Sniff to inhale twice, release with a loud HA HA.
With a deep a resonant voice Eric stopped playing to recite a poem. I felt like I was in a trance and the only lines I remember were the last ones.
"I don't care if you believe in one God or many Gods...THIS IS WHERE I STAND.
His voice grew louder....THIS IS WHERE I STAND.
With energy rising...THIS IS WHERE I STAND.
We all stared at him wide-eyed.
We had been in silence for the entire day, but within moments the vow of silence broke with shouts, howls; the summoning of primal shakti.
The sounds reverberated off the walls. Our energy entangled and everyone in the bathhouse transcended from strangers to tribe in an instant.
Every few weeks I hear the call of the wild.
A calling to unleash my wild woman and give her full rein. For it is her that breaks apart stagnation, refuses mediocrity, heals, restores vitality, evokes creativity, and a zest for life.
For me, embarking on transformational quests, nature immersions, going outside to go deep within and coming back to share the stories and lessons is living in alignment with my higher purpose.
There is nothing that makes me feel more alive than a full tank of gas, an open road, an open mind, undisturbed nature, and a journal to record the insights and lessons and then come back and integrate them into my life and help others do the same.
It is only when I create space for this to happen and allow the insights to come through that I can gracefully fulfill all other aspects of life peacefully.
What makes one feel the most alive, connected, and of service to the whole is different for everyone, but it is essential to discover what makes your heart beat.
Your higher purposesupports you like a strong and steady foundation. It makes you light up and come alive. You do it because you love it and no matter what the outcome you’re happy you took the time and energy to allow it to flow through you.
1. Read the Blog: How to Discover Your Higher Purpose
2. Create time in your schedule for reflection. I suggest heading outside or to a place that inspires you.
3. Download a free writing page (for free) from my SHOP
4. Take 10 deep breaths to drop into the present moment and sit quietly for at least 10 minutes or until you feel tension begin to melt and your nervous system relax.
5. Answer the 10 questions- try to stay in your heart instead of your head as you answer these. You can assess and merge the head and heart later.
Let me know how it goes! I'm here to support you along your journey!
With love and adventure,