“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away”
I think I’m a quote junkie and this is another one of those quotes that is so poetic that it reaches out and cups your soul. It hits your soft …or hot spot. It reminds me of the miracles that abound in our lives and how discovering your soul’s purpose is the most miraculous of all discoveries.
The title of this blog post was inspired by Julia Cameron. Julia is a remarkable woman. An award-winning poet, playwright, and filmmaker, Julia has written thirty books, two of which are The Artists Way and The Vein of Gold. In The Vein of Gold, Julia speaks to our soul, reminding us of how miraclulous we are and how finding your ‘vein of gold’ and mining it is vital to Living Miraculously.
Your vein of gold is not that difficult to rediscover. There was a time — before the age of about six or seven and before the outer world began to creep in — when we probably had more insight into our soul’s purpose.
Here is a short exercise to help you remember what it was like to be in that miraculous place of listening to your soul and believing in magic and miracles.
Sit or lie down, take a deeeeep breath and relax…hmmm… that’s right. Read the questions below, close your eyes and go back to a time when anything was possible.
REMEMBERING YOUR GIFTS
1. What did you aspire to be as a child?
2. What were favorite toys?
3. What were you favorite movies?
4. What did you most enjoy doing?
Hopefully, these questions presented you with some small clue as to what your soul is yearning to do. And if not, don’t worry… keep coming back. Something, sometime is bound to connect you to your miraculous self.
Okay, hope you don’t mind one more delicious quote:
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali