Our Sense of Calling

Every year, round the scalp of the planet, the caribou run the same path of migration along the edge of the Artic Circle. They are born with some innate sense that calls them to this path. And every year, along the way, packs of coyote wait to feed on the caribou. And every year, despite the danger, the caribou return and make their way.

 

Often nature makes difficult things very clear. What feels like confusion is frequently our human refusal to see things for what they are. What lesson do the caribou shout to us with the thunder of their hooves as they deepen the crown of the planet? They are evidence, even as we speak, of the fact that in every living thing there is an inner necessity that outweighs all consequence. For the caribou it is clear what it is.

For spirits carried in human form, it is a blessing and a curse that we don't always know our calling. Part of our migration is the finding out. What is it we are called to, beneath all formal ambition? The caribou tell us that, though there are risks and dangers that wait in the world, we truly have no choice but to live out what we are born with, to find and work our path.

These elegant animals bespeak a force deeper than courage, and, though some would call the caribou stupid, the mystery of their migration reveals to us the quiet, irrepressive emergence of living over hiding, of being over  thinking, of participating over observing, of thriving over surviving.

In regions near the Arctic, the caribou are not just seen as animals living out an instinct at all cost. Rather, it is believed that their endless run, no matter what stands in their way, is what keeps the Earth turning. And somewhere, beneath all hesitation and despair, it is our endless call to being, in each of us and all of us together, that keeps the fire at the center of the Earth burning.

Excerpt from "The Book of Awakening" by Mark Nepo.

 

If you are at a crossroads in your life and are looking to explore your calling and do work that is meaningful and personally satisfying, you can schedule some one-on-one coaching time with me here.

You can also Sign Up for my monthly newsletter! Insights and Inspiration for creative expression and living your highest purpose! As my gift you’ll  get my latest inspirational guide, Heart to Heart!

With Love & Light,

Ariane

Roll The Dice

a poem by Charles Bukowski

 

If you're going to try, go all the way.

otherwise don't even start.

 

If you're going to try, go all the way.

this could mean losing girlfriends, wives, 

relatives, jobs, and maybe your mind.

 

go all the way.

it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.

it could mean freezing on a park bench.

it could mean jail, it could mean derision,

mockery, isolation.

isolation is the gift, all the others are a

test of your endurance of how much you

really want to do it.

and you'll do it despite rejection and the

worst odds and it will be better than

anything else you can imagine.

 

if you're going to try, go all the way.

there is no other feeling like that.

you will be alone with the gods

and the nights will flame with fire.

 

do it, do it, do it. do it.

all the way. all the way.

 

you will ride life straight to perfect laughter, 

it's the only good fight there is.

 

 

Roll The Dice by Charles Bukowski

 

 

Poem: The Alphabet Song

The Alphabet Song by Mary Mikawoz

Achieve Your Best

Believe In Yourself

Care For Everyone

Desire and Create

Experience and Enjoy Life

Focus Your Goals

Go With the Flow

Heal Your Soul

Inspire and Mentor Others

Join The Cause

Keep The Faith

Live, Love And Laugh

Manifest Being

Name Your Plan

Open Your Heart

Present Your Best Side

Question Your Problems

Realize Your Potential

Synthesize Success

Think of Wellness

Understand People

Visualize Wealth

Weave An Incredible Future

X Out The Negatives

Yield Abundance

Zero In On Your Dreams

Happy Friday!!

See Beauty...

Ariane

Read More