Don’t Settle!

Four weeks ago, I started a new daytime job, and whilst the people are very nice, and the salary always comes in handy, it’s not the position I applied for or the hours I wanted, yet – I accepted their offer when it was made, and for the moment, I’m remaining in the role, because……

Perhaps, it has something to teach me.

Although, within a week of commencing the position; I tore 3 ligaments in my left foot, an injury which is still hampering my life. This includes; no gym, and as it’s a sit-down role, I’m becoming stir crazy.  Aaaaagghhhh!!

Not, a full 2 weeks later, I contracted a horrendous cold, which I’m still suffering from, and unfortunately, my contracted hours do not allow for much else in my life, and I’ve temporarily given up many things I enjoy.

Not forgetting, the intensive training, which the role requires, ensuring I’m too tired when I get home, to even want; to pick up my laptop…..as you can imagine; my emails are taking on a life of their own.

(It also has, too many rules & regulations to suit me – I feel like I’ve lost my freedom).

As time’s been passing, I’ve come to the conclusion, that; I’m doing what’s expected, or; what’s considered socially acceptable, because it’s the right thing to do. And, in the process; my life is passing me by, whilst; I’m settling for something I don’t want.

Perhaps, this was the lesson, I needed to learn – My life, is exactly that; “My Life” and I shouldn’t; Settle!

So…….I’ve set my inner-self a time limit, and made a vow, and you’re all welcome to hold me to it.

By the end of September or, preferably; June; I will have moved on from this position, and not only found something better, but it’ll  also be more fitting for accomplishing my own life’s dream, and I’m hoping that those of you in similar situations, will do the same.

Find Your Dream, and Live It!

(PS: I haven’t forgotten you.  And, thank you to those, who haven’t forgotten me either).

Dont Settle

 

Have You Found Your “Calling”?

As some of you may know I live very close to a lake, which has incredible grounds, where you’ll frequently find dog walkers, picnickers, and joggers. In fact, I spend a lot of time there myself, and was about to walk around the lake when; I had a ‘moment’ by that I mean, someone made a very thought-provoking comment to me.

I was crossing the road outside my home, shortly after feeding my little magpie family, when all of a sudden a huge black Labrador – on a leash – came charging at me, with its’ poor human (a very nice lady) being dragged along in his wake.

When, this creature reached me, he literally tried to crawl up my body and planted his front paws on my shoulders, a huge tongue lolling in front of my face.

His owner, whilst trying to apologise, advised, “He never does that to anyone. I’ve never seen him do it before”. Naturally, I explained that I have an affinity for all animals and that one of my brother-in-laws has even nicknamed me; The Dog Whisperer.

Her reply; “Perhaps, that’s your calling, and it looks like you’re also a bird-whisperer too”.
And, it made me step back and think; is that what I’m here for? I’ve worked with my spiritual abilities, and enjoy writing, but I also crave; something else. Is this it?

Do you know what ‘Your Calling’ is, or, have you already found it?

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Find Your Own ‘Unicorn’ and; Rediscover the Magic In Life.

Many, many years ago, my parents; gifted me with silver Unicorn pendant that they had hand-crafted especially for me, and I frequently wear this beautiful creature around my neck, together with a silver medallion, etched with a wolf howling at the moon…..these two magical beings are my primary totems. They stand on either side of me in spirit……and when I started on the spiritual path, a friend gave me 2 ceramic Unicorns, one black & one white, that she had kiln-fired herself. They were a wonderful gift and are incredibly beautiful.

There are times in life, when things; don’t always go as planned, when the road seems rocky, and challenges abound, at times like this my Unicorn and its icons remind me, “No matter how difficult life can get, if we look hard enough, we’ll find a little bit of magic somewhere”.

The world around us, in all its glory, is a beautiful place and we have friends and family that are; always in our corner, no matter what, and we’re lucky enough to experience; rainbows after the rain, flowers that bloom in bright colours, amazing animals that roam, and the beauty of a winter’s day, but; if these aren’t things that you consider magical, find something that does touch your heart…..I found; Unicorn.

Unicorns may be a mythical creature, yet in pagan religions, it’s classed as a divine being that belongs to the moon goddess. Its horn, sometimes said; to be twisted with precious metal, is not only healing but also, purifying, and as legend dictates; only those with a pure, and honest heart, are able to tame Unicorn  It’s a creature that features in everything from; the bible (Deuteronomy  33.17) to fairy tales (The Last Unicorn), from famous tapestries (The Hunt Of The Unicorn) to, heraldic shields (royal coat-of-arms of the United Kingdom) so whether you believe in them or not, both they and magic, are firmly entrenched in our history.

“No matter how difficult life can get, it

Follow Your ‘Own’ Star

“Follow Your Own Star”           

                    Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321)

It was recently suggested to me rather vehemently, that being a writer wasn’t work, and couldn’t be considered a ‘good’ job, although, I know; the person expressing their opinion, would be one of the first people, to join the celebratory queue, should I attain fame, or; when I rake in stacks of money.

And, several years ago, some people weren’t too impressed when I began to walk an alternative spiritual path, although it was a different matter; when I was interviewed for a feature piece on psychics, by a well-known UK magazine.

I’ve even had one colleague – in the financial arena – nickname me ‘The Nutter’ because of my beliefs, I will admit, though, he always did it to my face, not behind-my-back, unlike some people, who were less; non-judgemental, and considered me lacking in little grey cells.

But, what a lot of these detractors don’t know is; I’ve also sat the UK Mensa tests and I even have the certificates to prove; my intelligence; ranks in the; well-above-average range..  I didn’t attain membership, but I am eligible to do a re-sit when I want – maybe I will, maybe I won’t, who knows?

I’ve also been a ‘good girl’ and trod the management path, whilst working 12 hour days, I’ve worked in various ‘orthodox’ industries, ranging from; retail to banking. At one stage I was even employed by the Australian Tax Office (how conventional is that?) but it didn’t make me a; better or happier person, what it did do; was made me realise……….I prefer to be slightly eccentric and off-the-wall.

I like to create something with my own hands, or by using my brain.

I really do have an innate curiosity, which means, I like to have adventures, sometimes into the unknown, and I definitely…..

Like to; follow my own star, not the one someone else dictated to me.

So the next time; you find yourself judging someone for their choices, or their; traditions, beliefs, sexuality, or; if you’re pooh-poohing someone’s dreams, or goals, remember…

Never judge a book by its cover, there could be more going on inside, than you know and, more importantly…..

Everyone, you included, has the Spirit-given right to; Follow Their Own Star!

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