TRUE LIFE PURPOSE !
We each have a calling to share the gifts that we have received through the grace of our creator, life source, universe, with others.
This may present itself as a deep passion which we long to complete, to succeed in achieving .
We might feel it in our bones, in our heart, our soul.
But sometimes we may struggle to know just what it is.
It may awaken with a strong sense of longing to make a difference in some small way during our life time.
To achieve something positive so that when we put our heads on the pillow at night we can reflect on something positive that we may have contributed to no matter how small or how big.
My Soul Purpose has had several missions to complete and learn from but there was one primary one which surpassed all
of the others and that stemmed from experiencing childhood trauma, initially from being an uplifted baby at 3 weeks old and being placed into the care of Child Welfare in New Zealand.
From there it seems I may then have been placed into the care of the Catholic church before being adopted by my wonderful amazing parents.
I make this assumption as my parents were forced by the District Court Judge at the time, to agree to having me raised in the 'Holy doctrine of the Catholic Church .'
Unfortunately this decision resulted in me attending a Catholic primary school where I became a victim of child abuse by a Catholic priest as a 7 - 9 year old little girl.
This would become a huge influence in the direction my life would take and became pivotal in revealing a huge part of my
Soul's True Life Purpose.
My dream as a little girl was to be a Mum. To have a real family of my own. To marry a nice farmer and have lots of children like my adoptive Aunty and Uncle who had a farm and four children and raised chickens, cows and pigs and to then live happily ever after.
Life had other plans for me and instead there were a myriad of other life experiences and learnings that occurred. Starting initially with some teen rebellion, followed by marriage & relationship building, having 6 beautiful children, and returning to study numerous things over the following years including spirituality, counselling, business skills, theological studies, widowhood, single parenting, grief counseling, more study, employment law, business management, counselling training, advocacy, social work, parent coaching, emotional healing, life coaching working with spirit, angels and more.
My ego had longed for my life mission, my Soul Purpose, to have been one of these latter ones so I could feel like I had achieved something nice, helpful, pleasant, lifegiving, joyful and achieved something worthwhile in my life.
Any one of them would have been preferable to this one that kept revisiting which seemed to represent endless amounts of shame, abuse, pain and trauma.
For years, I tried for years to block it out.
However it always kept coming back to supporting victims of childhood trauma experienced in religious environments by religious people who seriously abused their privilege and power. Speaking out and demanding changes, to create accountability, and to make churches safer places for children.
At one point during this journey, I can recall
saying to other survivors how it felt as if I had a notice on my forehead which read
"If you have been abused by a catholic priest I'm here to listen and support you ! "
I was invited by our first Survivors Advocacy and Support Group in 1993 to be a survivor's advocate and a spokesperson on behalf of other victims, and from then on the stories just continued finding me until I realized that this was indeed my most vital
There would always be another victim. Another story. And that continues even today.
What I finally discovered is that this
didn't mean that I couldn't still follow some of the other soul purposes, that also popped up from time to time.
Some were challenging and some were even joyful, kind, and warm, alongside the painful ones.
It is all about balance. and working in harmony with the universe.
Working with whatever situation we are presented with on our life's journey.
It is about being 'present' in the many little moments of this magical yet fragile, gift of life.
I wasn't here for just this one purpose but for the many opportunities to make a difference in the world in different ways including some really small and insignificant yet miraculous ways.
There have been many of them over my life time so far and I am absolutely certain there will still be lots more to come.
You just know !
We each discover these as we reach a milestone in our own life, or face an obstacle which we initially struggled with but then overcome having learned many lessons on the way.
A quiet little voice begins to whisper in our hearts - or it could even be a very loud voice that shouts in our head -
" I want to share this with others, so that they can over come a similar obstacle to mine, but without having to go through the same pain ."
" I want to share my journey so that this can never happen to anyone else".
"I really want to share my knowledge because I know just how much difference it can make to a persons' life "...
My passion now is to help you and others like you, to discover your own Soul's Life Purpose.
To help you to see and identify, your own strengths, gifts and talents in the same way others like myself can see them.
To recognize what an absolutely amazing gift you have right within your own Soul.
To discover your own sacred mission/s and experience the joy that this can bring into your life.
You too were born
to make a difference and to
Absolutely Thrive !