State of Mind, State of Well-Being!.

For those that know me, they will understand that within me I’ve always said I feel like I have a Mission to fulfil. And yet if anyone of you were to ask me what that ‘Mission’ was I would still be unable to tell you, except to say I want to help and make a Difference in this world..

Sometimes it takes us the better part of a lifetime to discover our life’s work, even though we may have been doing it our whole lives without necessarily realizing it.

I remembered one of my Aunts who died many years ago now always calling me the ‘Little Mother’ as I looked after my siblings, one brother and 3 sisters. Being the Eldest I always thought I had to look out for them.. My middle sister still says I’m her Big sister, Mum and best friend all rolled into one.. As we both suffered lack of motherly affection at various times in our lives.. She will often remind me of the games I would invent and stories I would make up at bedtime. And says very often how much she loves me.. Some of those things I remember, but many I have forgotten as Life takes us upon our different journeys. I am always grateful for the pathway I have travelled, even though at times it had its twists and dark corners in which Ive had to climb over hurdles and obstacles just like everyone else upon this learning curve called Life.

Our life’s work is not always what we do to make money, although we often think it should be, and sometimes this way of thinking prevents us from seeing clearly what it is. It may be the work of having children, caring for them, and running a household. The way we know our life’s work is by how we feel when we are doing it.
When we are doing our life’s work, we feel an uncanny sense of ease and alignment. This doesn’t mean that the work is always easy, and it doesn’t mean that it’ the only work we have to do; it just means that there is a conviction deep inside us that tells us we are in tune with our innermost self. When we are engaged in our life’s work, our bodies feel more alive, because our energy is devoted to a cause that, in turn, feeds us. We may be tired after engaging in our life’s work, but we are almost never depleted. We feel grounded in the world, knowing that we belong here and have something important to offer.

I never felt better than when I changed my own life’s path to that of caring and supporting of others, even though my sister says that’s exactly what I always did. I never saw that I was doing anything special..
We can all get deeply unhappy, depressed, or subject to one illness after another, this may be due to a sense of disconnection from our life’s work. I know from my own perspective it took a nervous breakdown and long illness for me to eventually change my Career path, and once I made that transition and I dug myself out of the hole of negativity that I had dropped into it became a time of great inner healing.

Most of us remember a time when we felt fully engaged in some act of work, service or creativity, that made us feel good. And it is here that we may rediscover the work we are meant to do now. Since being out of work for well over a month while I waited for my new employment to start, although I was resting I became very lethargic, and tired, my bones and muscles began to ache again.. And I was worried that another flare up of FMS was going to start. But since having purpose back into my step the aches have subsided again..

A friend of mine who still hasn’t found the job she requires has quickly gone into a state of feeling low and depressed.. It reminded me that our state of mind helps to keep our bodies healthy too.. We can all too often fall into that trap of feeling worthless and rejected when unemployed and find the downward spiral of depression setting in.

If you should ever find yourself in this situation there are always I find many who are much worse off than ourselves and it may be time to explore what inspires us through volunteering, taking a class, going back to school, or just doing whatever it is we long to try. We all have callings, and when we find them, we owe it to ourselves to nurture and protect them, because while they may or may not be our livelihood, they are the keys to our wellbeing.

We are what we Think!… So I wish all my friends a Happy Weekend.. with Happy Thoughts and Good Health…

© Sue Dreamwalker 2011 All rights reserved.

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  1. Sam373
    May 28, 2011 @ 16:23:50

    Well said and I am on that same path.

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  2. summer breeze
    May 29, 2011 @ 18:14:47

    this is so true dear Dreamwalker, we are all here for a purpose even if we are unsure what it is, but staying positive, being caring to other’s, spreading light and happiness as much as possible and you cant go far wrong, it makes everyone feel good 🙂
    Have a wonderful rest of weekend my friend.
    Love, Summer

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  3. europasicewolf
    May 30, 2011 @ 11:21:49

    Wise words…for an Icewolf life is most fulfilling when leading the hunt and those moonlit nights when the pack runs as one body under the mysteries of the Full Moon calling the song of the Moon wolves…. 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 30, 2011 @ 21:26:42

      Hi Icewolf you are what you Think Wolfie, and keep being Wild running Free by the light of the Moon… We should all run wild at least once in our lives and live learn to live as you do within the Pack.. each knowing and respecting that to survive we need to run as One.. 🙂

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  4. natswans
    May 30, 2011 @ 12:26:26

    I so know what you mean Dreamwalker I am not sure where or what I supposed to be doing many times over the years. But hold a deep understanding of the animals on this planet and hope I have done good by many wildlife and pets in my life time. I have also under gone voluntary work and enjoyed it very much , in helping charities . I hope you are well and it was good to hear from you my friend loved this post. Hugs Sheila x:)

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 30, 2011 @ 21:29:54

      Hi Sheila, you have certainly done your share with helping the Wild-Life around yourself, and the Pets you have homed and loved whom love you in return.. Thats all we can do Sheila is to learn to live together sharing that love.. which is what we were all meant to do.. Thank you for commenting always love to have you visit .:-)

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  5. marciento
    May 30, 2011 @ 16:19:13

    Witam serdecznie i życzę udanego nowego tygodnia!
    http://marciento.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/flowering-magnolias-kwitnace-magnolie/

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  6. Raven
    May 30, 2011 @ 18:02:40

    I fin this so very true. “We Are All Related” in so many more ways than we realise. I must say I enjoyed reading this, I found we have some similiar ways and events of our lives. Facinating truths here.
    I am subscribing to your blog and look forward to getting to know you. I have seen you around on some of my friends blogs.
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend.
    smiles,
    Raven

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 30, 2011 @ 21:44:53

      Thank you Raven, Ive seen you too flying around and leaving your Wise comments here and there too…Thank you for subscribing I look forward to flying by your nest very soon.. have a Great new Week…. during this busy time for you winged creatures …. 🙂 ….. Dreamwalker

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  7. jennyozzy
    May 30, 2011 @ 20:32:17

    i always felt motherly love from my mum i still feel it now shes passed but it was only from my mother that i grew up to know that helping and loving your children is what we are supposed to do as a mother i can now see this in my oldest daughter with her new baby its like seeing myself holding them as babies i have been low in my life where you feel that nothing will be right but if you give yourself time your inner voice pulls you back to where you should be lovely blog dreamer you bring out so much in people xxjen

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  8. Androgoth
    May 30, 2011 @ 22:54:08

    This is very nice, a sharing kind of posting with lots of learning curves along the way, not just of your own life adventures, as this is a guide for anyone with similar feelings, and by sharing you are helping others to see the light that you have created within your own life…

    Have a lovely rest of evening Sue Dreamwalker

    Androgoth XXx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 30, 2011 @ 23:02:03

      Why thank you Androgoth… you spread your own light too you know!…. all be it you would hide it under your cape… as you fly from your Gothic Kingdom.. LOL… We ALL spread Light my friend.. and I thank you most graciously in flying past my own Sanctuary as you leave your own trail of Light upon my page… 🙂

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  9. Brenda Guarisma
    May 31, 2011 @ 02:32:28

    Super Hi Dreamwalker!!!

    WoW… Each Time that I Visit Your Space, I Am Newly Super Pleasantly Surprised!!! 🙂 What a Way So Incredible and Beautiful of Writing and Explaining the Subjects!

    You Are So Wonderful Teacher of Life!!! So Wise, with the Fabulous Gift of Transmiting Complex Subjects In One Super Simple and Easy of Understanding Way!!!

    I Totally Love and I Am Agree with This Part that You Write: “The way we know our life’s work is by how we feel when we are doing it. When we are doing our life’s work, we feel an uncanny sense of ease and alignment.” Super True!!!

    WoW Sue, Thank YOU for Your Message on My Space!!! You Give Me Enormous Happiness when I Read Your Greetings There!!! 🙂

    I Am Happy of Knowing that You Are Super Enthusiastic and Cheerful with Your New Job, with Your Precious Baby Granddaughter, with Your Family, and Principally with YourSelf!!! Because when OneSelf Has and Feels their Own Peace of Mind, All the Other Flows with Happiness too!!!

    Super Thanks Again My Friend!!! All the Best for YOU!!! Kisses and Hugs from Venezuela! 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 31, 2011 @ 10:32:03

      Always HAPPY and SMILING to see you here Brenda… and thank you for your wonderful Comment.. Wishing your Continued HAPPYness.. and keep on smiling that lovely Smile and keep on Dancing . Your energy adds much LIGHT to our World Brenda… love and Blessings to you and yours… Dreamwalker xxx

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  10. aussieian2010
    May 31, 2011 @ 11:33:46

    The path of light and enlightment is not easy as you know Sue , you are a master in this journey that has been bestowed on you , some like me know the direction yet still fall by the way , either through disillusionment or a feeling of lack of direction or basically frustration , yet knowing at the same time we are heading in the right direction but still bound in the earthly realms of emotion , frightened to let go , frightened to let our souls roam free , Your words are always from the wisdom of many lives , for me I am trapped , trapped Sue in writing poetry and words from a past I cannot remember yet knowing thay come from other lives and other beings who were me and are me,it becomes frustrating to pen words that are so unusual and seem to have no relationship to this eartly bearer , all I can assume is that my purpose at this stage in my life is to keep passing on words of love and romance , there must and is a reason I do this , yes frustration I know not why , yet in my soul is the reason
    Ian

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 31, 2011 @ 13:37:48

      Ian, my dear friend, ‘Master I am not… that I can assure you… 🙂 But life I see sometimes a little differently and Im able to advise and comment from a broader perspective of a Knowing that comes from maybe one of my own many past lives Ian.. Who knows.. You should never underestimate your own Gifts Ian, that of bringing love, romance and laughter into this world is a true Sage… It matters not that you cannot remember the life.. what matters is the Dream of that life.. We only become trapped Ian by the limitations we place upon ourselves… The WORLD is your Oyster Ian should you wish to prise open the shell and reveal the Pearls of Wisdom within your own beautiful poetry Ian… Poetry that enchants, delights and floats as effortless across the Universal web and opens up untold hearts as they read them.. Frustration I understand, because I too feel that I do not belong within this realm, and yet here I am…. Letting Go of others and the past.. is one of the hardest lessons.. and I’m still learning that one daily.. Learning to let go of being who we are…. is another… But in learning to let go.. we also learn to accept.. Acceptance is learning to Accept we don’t know all the answers.. but just enjoying the journey…….. with all its Frustrations of ups and downs… For when we have done with this mortal Body Ian.. We will look back upon our path.. and say we Travelled Well.. we walked with love in our hearts, and that’s all we need to be… Is Love..

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  11. Lady Jude
    May 31, 2011 @ 12:33:53

    I think you are right Sue, we all need a direction in life to follow otherwise we do get down… Even if it’s just helping the elderly lady next door who struggles with her weekly shopping, It gives us a sense of purpose. We all need to feel useful and productive, whether it’s from earning money or just giving volunteering help…
    Good luck with the new job…

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 31, 2011 @ 13:44:39

      Yes Lady Jude, we dont need to be scholars of poets we just need to do simple things to bring a smile to another, and when we bring that light into anothers life.. It adds Light to our own.. And Thank you, yes Im loving my new job… Hugs my dear friend.. 🙂

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  12. dogkisses
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 16:59:06

    I thought of the butterflies reading this. I used to have a business planting butterfly gardens for people. Once I got a job as the gardener for a magazine’s office. The editor said to me, I don’t care about the butterflies, but I liked your flyer I saw, so that’s why I called you. Just make it pretty he said. The office employees will like that.

    (I’m in a hurry now, but wanted to share a bit)

    Anyway– after the rocks were brought in and everything was planted, I saw over twenty different species of butterflies in that garden at one time!!! So excited, I ran into the office, exclaimed to every employee in there that they had to hurry and come outside with me.

    Later, the editor who had become my friend said to me, “Sometimes,” he said, “I sit at my desk and stare at them (the butterflies) through the window. You have brought so much beauty and peace into our workday. I see my employees out there sitting in the swing. They never used to do that.”

    I’d never felt better. It was a great moment in my heart. I knew Mother Nature had everything to do with the peace and beauty, but my having participated in that was a strong wonderful connection to the earth. I knew I was doing, at least in that moment, what I was supposed to be doing.

    I wish one day I could have a greenhouse and grow those plants for the butterflies. Turns out that every single one of them are medicinal plants and EXACTLY the ones I personally need. That has always amazed me. I don’t know how to make the medicines from the plants, but I think I could easily learn.

    Thanks for this post. Thanks for reminding me of wonderful moments and what it feels like when we are doing our work. Our real work.

    Peace and Blessings Dreamwalker!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jun 03, 2011 @ 21:07:42

      Wondrous moments Michelle are those that we create, and there is still no reason why you cannot still create a beautiful Butterfly Garden again… I am always going on about what we think so we create.. You created a wonderful Butterfly garden for you had vision and intent… So too you have Vision and Intent still, It’s all about not limiting yourself in your intentions… The Sky is the limit and then some.. So anything ANYTHING is possible if you intent is strong enough..including the gift of good health.. I am living proof of that..
      Butterflies are masters of transformation so my dear, dear friend.. I hope that you can manage to transform and go create again with your beautiful gifted mind that you have. I may well find a little parable to explain that I will maybe post.. I so so want you to get well my lovely friend..
      We just need to find what it is we really want within us and then find it and focus upon it. So those plants to make you well… Your focus has to be… on not wanting…. for you will always be wanting.. But that YOU are Well.. the I AM… well.. And your gift of that beautiful garden will be yours again, When you think you are deserving to fly within its beauty. Thank you Michelle for sharing such a beautiful memory with us of your creation of your Butterfly garden that brought and probably still brings such pleasure to so many….. What a gift…. Now give yourself the very best of gifts and believe in yourself once again… to be whole and complete… Love and Blessings my lovely Friend.

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  13. Blossom Dreams
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 10:19:00

    Hi Sue – if I could press ‘like’ a thousand times, I would! 😀 Thanks for such a wise and uplifting post! Your words are so true! As you know, I suffer from depression and it is during those busiest times in my life when I ‘lost myself’ (in a good way) in serving others, recreation and employment that I was at my happiest.

    Still, there were underlying issues that I had to (and still have to) face. Sadly, I’ve had depression since I was 9 years old but it only got diagnosed in 2005 – and I’m now 38…I just cobbled away at an existence, not realising what made me struggle so. I’m on the road to recovery though, and AMAZING posts like this one really DO help! So. thanks again!

    Oh, and I can relate to not having the strongest of bonds with our mothers…I’m the same for various reasons and although I love my mum completely, she, unfortunately does not have much in the way of maternal instinct – strangely, I have bags of it which I shower on my friends and especially my little dog! 😉

    Chloe xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jun 06, 2011 @ 20:03:23

      Hi Chloe, yes me too from the age of 14 well maybe long before that but I was 14 when I went to seek a GPs help.. Listening to arguments within the home didnt help, I guess I was always a sensitive child even though I was told I had an old head on young shoulders..I guess I needed to go through all the problems that depression throws up all my life to come out of it the otherside.. that then enables me to perhaps say a few words here and there to let others know I have worn the T-Shirt and yes there is Light at the end of the tunnel.. even though some Tunnels seem long and Darkand endless .. we all can get to the other end… And we sometimes just need to trust in ourselves… to step upon that journey to travel to that place of self discovery… leaving behind the bagage we no longer need.. So pleased you found this helpful Chloe.. 😉

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