and leaving a Legacy
When you are living on purpose, your outlook completely changes - into one of being mission-driven and legacy-focused. Perhaps your legacy isn't important to you, but I assure you, when you decided to drop into this reality, when you chose to separate from your light being and come to this Only Planet of Choice to be in school once again, you did have a purpose.
If you know what that purpose is, it's all that much easier. But, oftentimes, we don't, or not right away. Oftentimes, it's vague, or general. Oftentimes, it's guarded even, and we're afraid to truly step into it because we're afraid of getting hurt, doing it wrong, failing...
In 2016, I designed a course based on 4 focuses that narrow in on that purpose. I taught it for 3 years in person, and it's the only course in our deck that hasn't been migrated to the online world. Mostly, because it feels impossible to do so. It's a course that took a LOT of work to dive into each of the 4 focuses for each person, because it was so individualized.
But the more I work with people, the more I realize, you know, maybe you need a deep dive, but you don't need a course. You need self-reflection. And some deep questions...
What lit you up when you were 7 years old?
What brings you so much joy that when you're doing it, you lose all track of time?
What feels like a calling to you?
These are the questions that hone in on your purpose and define your legacy.
For me, for decades, I knew. I knew I wanted to have a big piece of land, grow endless amounts of food, live sustainably and self-sufficiently (and off the grid), and - here's the legacy - teach other people to do the same.
It just so happened I found 2 other women (10 years ago now!) who wanted to do the same, and we took the plunge to make it happen in 2021. Kudos to the husbands who say yes to their wives' dreams!
If you haven't been following what we're doing on our Shambhala Education Center farm, I urge you to take a look. If this speaks to you, please come visit and put your hands in the earth with us. If you can't make the trek, though, but you want to give, please do so here. We are seeking to raise $20,000 for 2024 to begin our legacy of creating a peaceful place of self-sufficient living, learning, healing, and personal growth in a community setting to help establish a more healthy and longevous world. Every little bit counts.
And if you haven't yet found your purpose and legacy, do the deep dive, start with those questions above. Because once you do, trust me, everything changes. And I want to hear what you find, so reach out when you do.
"The future depends on what we do in the present." - Mahatma Ghandi
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