Recently, I spoke at Chris Guillebeau’s World Domination Summit, where 3000 people who yearn to make the world a better place gather to inspire one another and compare notes. My talk was, in part, about sacred activism, how we can find and fulfill our spiritual mission and allow our gifts and talents to be used in service to our life purpose. As part of my call to spiritual action to those in the WDS community, I shared something I wrote about in my upcoming book The Anatomy of a Calling.
Are you one of those passionate mavens who feels like it’s your calling to broadcast things that touch people’s hearts, inspire them, and help them grow?
Do you have an audience of people who trust you to recommend what you love and tell the truth about what you don’t?
Are you a blogger, podcaster, journalist, television producer, or event coordinator who has the power to reach people with messages that resonate with you?
If so, we need your help as ambassadors of a message that is near and dear to my heart.
Note to readers: You may or may not have noticed that it has been almost two months since my last blog entry. Since I began blogging in April of 2009, I have never once taken a break from blogging. Blogging has been a way to digest my experience, dive into deep spiritual inquiry, and integrate my spiritual path. But this year, I have found myself with less urgency to blog, not because there isn’t much to write about, but because there has been an inner draw towards stillness and a movement out of the left brain realm of language and into the right brain territory of the heart, where words can sometimes be distracting. I also needed to create an inner spaciousness to digest some of the miraculous experiences that have happened to me, some of which I relay in my upcoming book The Anatomy of a Calling: A Doctor's Journey from the Head to the Heart and a Prescription for Finding Your Life's Purpose. (You can preorder it here if it calls to you.) That said, today’s blog has been bubbling around in me. Thank you, as always, for caring about what I write and allowing it to help you better know your own true self. I have a feeling more blog posts will be bubbling forth rather soon, so stay tuned!
I have always admired people who are exceptionally kind, but I’ve never felt like I am necessarily a particularly kind person. Smart, talented, accomplished, inspiring—perhaps. But am I kind? Sometimes. Sometimes not. I think my soul is yearning to express more kindness more often, so I’ve found myself pondering kindness as a sort of meditation all month.
Those of you who have been following my blog and reading what I post on Facebook know what a profound influence Tosha Silver has had on my life and my work. The way in which we met was magical. Christiane Northrup and I had been teaching a class to the Whole Health Medicine Institute (we're enrolling WHMI now, in case you feel called to join us!) Christiane insisted that all of us go out right that second and buy Tosha's book Outrageous Openness. I bought it instantly and was halfway through reading it the next day, when I was on a plane to LA to film a documentary, when I got online on the airplane, looked up Tosha's website, realized she lived right across the San Francisco Bay from me, and decided to write her a gushing fan letter. It went something like, "OMG, you don't know who I am, but I'm in love with your book, and I live in San Francisco too, and we should . . . um . . . totally be BFF's!" I signed up for her newsletter list because I knew that whatever Tosha was drinking, I wanted a Big Gulp of it.
We all know what it’s like to fill out detailed forms about our medical history at the doctor's office. But is your doctor asking you the questions he or she really needs in order to get a good read on your health? At the Whole Health Medicine Institute, the training program my team runs for doctors, nurses, acupuncturists, energy healers and other health care providers, we teach healers how to ask patients the right questions. But in case your doctor isn’t asking you the questions that might illuminate potential root causes of your illness, try asking yourself these questions.
1. What is your body saying no to?