By Lisa Meade
We all acquire a unique tool box as we move through life.
The experiences we face ensure that we get creative, that we learn by trial and error and that we sometimes find success, accomplishment and progress. It is during these times that we discover new tools and learn how to use them.
Whether it be visualizing, journaling, journeying, rituals, prayer, music, art, meditating, or any other act that calls to us, our soul guides us to tools that will benefit our life’s work and progress. The more regularly we use our soul’s tools the more we grow accustomed to them and learn to rely upon them for our work.
With the skills we gain in our days and the soul tools we gather we face our challenges with more agility, stronger intention and vibrant insight. Our soul tools can become an important aspect of how we move through life. The Universe responds to our attempts and brings to us what we need next.
Our energies are engaged.
At different times in our lives we may find that we rely on certain tools, certain acts and activities. They become tried and true to our passage in life and we learn from the use of them. One important thing about tools is that we need to care for them, tend to them and know how they can be used to serve us in their best way. Expand your knowledge of your favorite tools by bringing new energies to them. If meditation is a favorite tool, perhaps go on a retreat. If art is, then maybe take a class in a new method. Keep your tools fresh and vibrant.
In order for us to be our most authentic powerful and wisest self, we need to learn what our soul tool box holds. We need to become skilled at the use of these tools; knowing how and when to turn to them.
Unless we put them to use, they cannot serve us.
Sounds pretty obvious, yet often people fall into patterns that do not serve them well. Reminding ourselves that there are options to the way we make decisions, that we have choices about the tools we can use to best fit the situation that we are facing and that we can learn to rely on these tools to help us grow and expand toward our soul’s calling.
Editor: Dana Gornall