I remember, even as far back as when I was a child, wondering exactly what my purpose is in this life. I asked the questions we all ask – Who am I? Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing? Is this all there is? What’s next?
Who am I?
I know that I am a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend – but who am I really? I am all of these and also none of these. The truth of who I really am is that I am a soul in a physical body having a human experience because my soul chose to be incarnated on Earth at this time.
I could go on to describe my physical body with height, weight, eye color and hair color, but these are simply descriptions that will identify me. My likes and dislikes just happen to be my personal preferences. I am a soul having physical, emotional and mental experiences. The experiences I have had are just experiences. They do not define me nor will I allow them to. The memories of these experiences comprise the totality of my life as of this moment. As I continue to live my life, more of these experiences will encapsulate and become a part of my life yet will not define me. I am at the center of my reality – my consciousness. I am aware that my perception – through my thoughts, emotions and senses – creates who I am. I acknowledge that I will always be a work-in-progress.
Why am I here?
I am here to acknowledge that we are all one – derived from Source energy. We are truly reflections of one another. I believe that I am here to shine my Light, so that others can see the truth of who they really are while encouraging them to shine their own Lights bright. Through my words and actions, I am meant to heal hearts one by one by one and see people differently than they see themselves. I believe that there are two ways to view everything – through the eyes of love and through the eyes of fear. I choose to view life through the eyes of love and to assist others in doing the same.
What am I supposed to be doing?
As I reflect on my spiritual journey these past few years, my heart overflows with gratitude and joy. I am conscious of being present in this moment on this day, but I am also very excited as to what I see unfolding before my eyes. I see the direction my work is going. I am not controlling the aspects; rather I am allowing myself to be open to the idea of its ever evolving presence. In other words, I am not supposed to be doing anything. I am focused on simply be-ing and allowing myself to open to the flow and the realm of possibilities that anything and everything is possible. All we have to do is simply believe.
Do I believe that this is all there is?
I distinctly remember questioning and analyzing as a child how I could be alive. I am breathing. My heart is beating and blood is flowing through my veins. How is all of this even possible?
I acknowledge that our reality is created by our thoughts, words and actions. If we desire something different, we are the ones who change and then allow the change to occur rather than resisting or inhibiting it. I am Shelly for this incarnation; yet my soul will continue once I cease to breathe.
The Spirit realm, also known as the Other Side, is literally right here all around us. Our loved ones no longer have a physical body and are vibrating at a higher frequency than the earthly plane.
What advice do I have for others on their journey into consciousness?
Be present in this moment, right here right now. The past is in the past and cannot be changed. The future is yet to exist. All you have is this moment.
Allow yourself the opportunity to recognize that you are a spiritual being having a human life experience. These experiences may involve challenges as well as triumphs. Nonetheless, they are opportunities for learning and growth.
Choose to communicate your needs and desires to yourself and to others. This is your reality. You’ve got one “shot” during this lifetime as YOU. Enjoy it and have no regrets. In addition, make sure you tell everyone exactly how you feel. Leave no words unspoken.
In every moment and with each experience, we are changing, growing and evolving. I am not the same person today that I was yesterday nor will I be the same person tomorrow that I am today.
Spirit provides the perfect message at the perfect time via the perfect messenger.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a great guidebook for living life. Be impeccable with your word. Don’t take things personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best.
Finally, know that you are having your own human life experience. Do not compare your journey to another’s journey nor try to control someone else’s journey. Honor yourself and what you are feeling at all times. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and remember to love yourself always and in all ways.
Shelly Wilson is an author, intuitive medium and conscious creator who is passionate about helping people wake up to their greatness. She supports others as they navigate their own journey into consciousness to experience aliveness. She offers private readings, intuitive coaching, small business coaching, Reiki sessions, and teaches workshops. Shelly’s books, 28 Days to a New YOU, Connect to the YOU Within and Journey into Consciousness, are available in paperback and eBook.