You are purpose. Today I was thinking about life purpose. We are raised in a structured patriarchal society that values a singular approach to vocation and life. By age 16 you are expected to know the point of your life. A matriarchal approach recognises that your purpose is multifaceted. We are not here to appease an ego with job title, certification, awards and trophies. Purpose exists in setting that aside and recognising that every moment matters. Every day gives you chance to be of purpose to someone, something, to self, to your family, your pet, your garden, the world. Not by big gestures. Through loving gestures. Through conscious being. Through recognising that you are purpose. You are purpose.
Here is a snippet from the book I'm currently madly working on, 'Dirty & Divine', which is a fabulous journey to intuition, self- love and tarot. I am currently undertaking a journey of each and every tarot card. It is fascinating what is arising from this little adventure. So here is a little paragraph, written under the influence of The Hermit, that I'd love to share with you stressing the importance of being occasionally teenage.
'So in the evening of The Hermit I put the kids to bed and went downstairs to see my husband. He was fast asleep. I tried to wake him. He didn’t stir. So I got all teenage. I went and had a hot bath with a good book. Then I went and lay naked on my bedroom floor. Why the floor? Because it felt real. Laying naked on the floor (instead of the bed) felt, in that moment radical, it felt real, it felt like I was me again navigating furniture like a hostile. Teenagers don’t need furniture. They are furniture. They don’t get comfy, they strike a pose, they resist the smug, snug of duvets and memory foam and they find bricks to perch gloriously upon.''
The above is just a tiny insight into where this journey is taking me. The teenager within went on to advise me quite powerfully as I lay naked on the floor! What advice would your teenage self give to you today? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
More of my books here...
Book a reading with me!
Alice's powerful everyday spiritual thinkings! See topics below or browse through for life changing inspiration!