A Purpose Driven Life
The Authentic True You? Do you know who that is? Do you embody this essence within? Most of us only see this part of ourselves in fragments, buried underneath the mental/emotional conditioning of our upbringing, but also of generational programming passed down to us. Healing the emotional wounds of childhood as well as the generational trauma, is the first step to full Self-discovery, Self-realization, and ultimately, Self-actualization.
August is always an introspective time for me. Particularly the latter half, which contains my half birthday, and the beginning of Virgo season. Virgo, represented by the virgin or maiden, is the sign of service (I’ll save that explanation for another post), and I always feel an extra kick of purpose and drive this time of year. Who am I? Why am I here? What are my gifts and how can I best utilize them in this world? How can I be of service?
Virgo is my rising sign, the part of me which I project into the world at large, but also the energy through which my sun and moon energy flow through, both of which are in the sign of Pisces (the direct opposite of Virgo). Learning to be unapologetically, authentically me has been my journey of these last several years, and embracing, embodying and alchemizing all of these, often contradictory energies has brought a peace and joy I struggle to describe. Coming from a trauma-filled childhood, and a long line of women who, simply put, never self-actualized, I had a lot of healing to do to reach this point of celebration of my unique expression in form. I am no longer conflicted by the grounded, service-oriented energy of Virgo with my deeply spiritual, intuitive, empathic Pisces energies. I used to use the qualities of Virgo to protect and hide my often misunderstood and dismissed intuitive Piscean gifts, but through my healing and conscious awakening journey, I’ve integrated them to become a more balanced, confident, Self-actualized human being. In fact, I see so clearly now who I’m suppose to be in this world and what I’m here to do, I show up every day exactly as I am, unapologetically, and help others do the same. I use a combo of spiritual teachings and healing techniques, drawing from masters and mentors; Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Dr. Gabor Mate’, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, etc. as well as my own life-long interest in astrology, which I use as a pointer to best understand your unique expression in this world, based on how the cosmos were aligned when you were born into this world.
This quote has always rung so very wise and true for me:
"The purpose of life is to discover your gift; the work of life is to develop it; the meaning of life is giving it away." - David Viscott
Along with being a double Pisces with a Virgo rising, I happen to also be born just a few hours after the sun moved into Pisces, which puts me on the cusp of Aquarius. While many astrology texts don’t provide a lot of info on cusp-born individuals like me, those that do, illustrate how I’ve always felt - Pisces with Aquarius tendencies. Some texts describe my cusp combo as the Cusp of Sensitivity, with a penchant for the deeply personal (creative, intuitive Pisces) and the Universal (forward-thinking, humanitarian Aquarius). This resonates deeply for me. I travel inward to the depths of my soul for creative self-discovery & to truly know myself, then outward with that wisdom and knowledge to serve humanity.
And I’m that:
And for the first time in my 45 1/2 years, I see very clearly how beautiful and purposeful my presence here on Earth at this time truly is.
I’m a teacher of presence.
I’m an intuitive-spiritual therapist.
I’m a ‘Courageous Spiritual Teacher of Connection’
And I’m wasting no time courageously putting my purpose into action now.
I’m of service, Universe, use me.
Much love & gratitude,
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