“If I’m called to do something and I don’t listen, it just keeps coming back at me and sometimes it screams at me and sometimes I feel a discomfort because I’m not attending to it, I’m not doing what I’m meant to do and I find myself doing things that sabotage me rather than just get on with it. It quietens the wisdom ” – Jacquie Forde
In this episode of Coming Home, Jacquie shares that she experiences a level of discomfort when she feels called to do something and doesn’t listen. It quietens her wisdom when she’s not following that gentle knowing voice. She feels that we all having a knowing inside of us around what we’re meant to do and who we’re meant to be in each moment. It’s when we surrender our personal desires, we find ourselves doing things that we might normally not choose to but are guided to do so by our inner wisdom.
“When we talk about purpose, it can be tempting to think that we need to find our purpose, we need to look for our purpose, particularly if we’re feeling unfulfilled. When we let go of thinking that we’ve got to have a purpose, when we stop thinking that we’ve got to do something that’s of value and is going to change the world and just drop home, we find ourself acting from that place of wisdom.” – Kaye Taylor
Kaye acknowledges that it’s tempting to think we need to find our purpose, that we need to look for our purpose, particularly when we don’t feel we do something of value or importance. It’s about letting go of thinking one has to have a purpose, it’s just about coming home and finding oneself acting from that place. It’s about being in tune where you’re guided to go, then purpose finds you.
Jacquie shares an anecdote on how she thought her business was going in one direction only to discover 3 years later that it was going in another. She talks about not needing to feel a pressure to make a difference but knowing that you can make a difference every single day from that space of flow, and it could be something as simple as having a conversation with someone or a smile. It’s all those little things where people can start to feel differently about themselves.
Steph shares that for her it’s about doing the things that naturally occur to her as oppose to sitting down, making a plan to make things happen.
Jacquie realises that it’s easy to make up things and turn them into your purpose when people have been conditioned and haven’t yet known what it is they want to do. She shares that even as children we already play with the idea of what we want to become when we’re older. Just because we set out in one direction, doesn’t mean we can’t change it at any time.
Kaye talks about those moments when things just happen and you don’t know why, your’e just present to them, being whilst doing. She shares how there’s a difference in painting a picture of what you want your life to look like, thinking you might want to be in Hawaii enjoying the sun, compared to being present to see what wants to unfold. The most profound and rewarding thing happened when she went to prison with Beyond Recovery sharing the understanding of the Three Principles with people who work with prisoners. This was nothing she had created with her own will power and motivation, yet it was such a magical experience for her.
Steph shares that when one is available to this space, what’s next will be revealed and one can live from that space all the time, it’s not something to dip in and out of or something that comes around once or twice a year. Steph acknowledges that she can be available to this space most of the time.