Follow your calling- Finding your way

IMG_2609Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the soul of the world. And It will one day return there.” –Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

How do I find what my calling is? Where do I start? I don’t hear anything?

Is that you? Are you sitting here desperately trying to figure out why you don’t hear voices?? I am kidding, because of course whatever is calling you is not an actual voice. Its calling you from deep within, pulling you to do something, but maybe you can’t figure out what that message is. Here are a few steps to get you on the right track

1. Keep it organic. Start by tuning into your own heart more, what makes it beat? It’s a calling, so you have to learn how to listen. Try really hard to remember what peaked your interest during your childhood. What got your attention? Start there. Experiment with the things that get you excited or fascinate you. It may have been something you didn’t have the means to try, now is your chance. Or maybe it was something you started, and loved but had to give up because life got in the way. Get back to the place where you were completely happy no matter how silly it seems.

2. Find a way to quiet your head, it’s the only way your heart will get a minute to speak. A lot of times, the first thing we try to do is look around and see what makes everyone else happy. Looking around at others will only cause you to feel discouraged. Look within instead. I always recommend mediation for anyone seeking a deeper purpose in life. Think of your heart as a well, your purpose is deep within and completely inherent but it takes a lot of digging before you can tap in. Meditation is one of those things that sounds a little crazy to anyone who has never tried it.  It’s definitely not fun at first, but once you get it down, you begin to see immediate results. I promise it gets easier with time.

3. Don’t force it. These days we can pretty much have anything we want at the snap of a finger. In my own experience, the harder I tried to force something out, the more unattainable it was. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t find your life’s calling right away. Just follow the bread crumbs. Once you begin to seek your calling, you will see how the universe begins to pave the way. You may begin one pursuit and connect with someone who leads you to something completely different. You may be lead a certain way because there is a lesson you need to learn first. You may need to go down five or six paths before you hit the right one.  But it all starts with that little fire you feel or that little voice that is calling you. Start there, and see where it takes you. Trust your own light, trust your own voice, and you will end up where you need to be.

Coming Soon: Follow your calling- Not the gold

Hi Honey

Eat thou honey, because it is good” Proverbs 24:13

If you have stopped by to learn about honey, you have stopped at the wrong blog. That is not to say there will never be a post about actual honey and all of it’s benefits, because I could go on and on about all of its uses.

No, this blog was created to share my life’s stories and lessons learned along the way. So why the honey theme? I initially wanted to create a theme for my page centered around my new last name. I love that my last name starts with a B. I feel like the honey bee has become my adopted spirit animal since taking my new last name. It’s inspired me to use lots of cute little bees in my home decor which makes me happy. As I was thinking and developing my ideas about what the central theme of my blog would be, I knew I wanted to incorporate some of the wisdom I have picked up while living and raising my girls. What a better metaphor to relate wisdom to than honey? It’s natural, it’s sweet, and has so many healing benefits. Hopefully anything beneficial you see here will be just as sticky as honey too.

So expect lots of little stories and experiences that have taught me something. There might even be a few life hacks, recipes or reviews I will share. Whatever I do share will be real, raw, and straight from the heart. My hopes in sharing are to give a little inspiration and knowledge for all visitors to apply to their own lives. In a world full of ugly, I hope to share some light and positivity for those who need it. If nothing else, I hope my readers get a little laugh to get them through the day. Think of the honey you will find on this blog as food for your soul.