Invite Your SOUL To The Party!
June 17, 2016
In my early 20s, I lived in Brookline, Massachusetts, right outside of Coolidge Corner at 1471 Beacon Street. Back then, one of my favorite things to do on the weekends, was to trek over to the Cantab Lounge in Central Square, Cambridge, to see the ever soulful, Little Joe Cook, sing late into the night.
The place was a dive, and tiny, and always packed and filled with smoke. Little Joe sang doo-wop and old rhythm and blues, and I was transported to another world as soon as I walked in the door.
I remember this one song in particular that went "hooooooo sexy lady, from the beauty shop, you make my heart go bippity bop, bippity bop!"
Little Joe Cook knew how to bring his soul to the party.
Watching this man in his 70s, singing his heart out, song after song, was unforgetable, and he played at the Cantab Lounge every week until he was 84.
He loved performing and singing and he didn't just exude inspiration, he was inspiration. You could feel his soul jumping for joy! He was doing
what he was put on this earth to do. No doubt about it.
Just listen to
Someone who is living their life so ON purpose is unusual and maybe it's a mark of greatness depending on how we define it, so I think it is important that we ask ourselves, "Are we bringing our souls to the party?" and "Are we doing what we were put on this earth to do?"
If you have already discovered your soul's calling and are already living an inspired life, that is amazing! If not, I don't know all the answers but here's what I think I understand so far.
Discovering our soul's true calling comes down to
Our soul is always calling to us, but the problem is we are rarely listening or paying attention.
It is very difficult to hear what our soul is trying to communicate to us in our overstimulated world. The lights, bells, dings, whooshes, and televisions everywhere, drown out our true essence.
However, if we are able embrace mindfulness and silence, and stay present in the moment as much as possible, we can begin to listen and look for signs from our soul. We just need to wake up, slow down, and start paying a little bit of attention.
Sometimes our soul communicates through a certain song on the radio, or a billboard on the highway, or a book that the cat knocks off the shelf, or a feeling after we meditate, or a conversation we have with the sexy lady from the beauty shop. But we often miss it or even worse, resist it.
We resist our soul's calling for a lot of reasons, usually because of the limiting beliefs I talked about on Wednesday. But if we can start to become conscious of the ideas, people, thoughts, emotions, and suggestions that keep popping up in our lives, over and over again, and trust that they are not just coincidences, we could begin living a magical life.
The energy of the Universe, the Force, is desperately trying to flow through us, every day. If we don't allow it to flow by expressing our soul's calling, it gets stuck. And once the energy becomes stuck and stagnant, it becomes toxic, just like water.
Blocked energy can make us really sick.
But there's good news! Once we start listening and following our hearts, we enable the Force to flow through us, through our own unique form of creativity, allowing the best version of ourselves to emerge. OUR TRUE SELF. And, to me, this is what living an inspired life is all about.
What do you think your soul might be trying to tell you?
Thank you and have a great weekend.