Recently, my friend and mentor posed this question to me. My immediate answer was " A Healer". Smiling, she responded with "You are a Healer, what do you want to be?". Obviously, the query is meant to inspire me to look deeper into myself, but I couldn't help thinking about how that question usually pertains to one's future career goals.
Children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, like they have it all figured out at five. When I was five, I wanted to be a Paper Boy. After all, it was the illustrious first step on the way to the coveted position of trash collector. Because nothing was cooler than hanging off the back of a garbage truck.
For the youngsters:
A Paper Boy was an after-school job (held mostly by boys) where one was employed to fling, er, deliver newspapers to the neighbors via your bicycle with an awesome basket attached to it.
Newspapers were large sheets of paper upon which the daily news and other important information was printed. (Fun fact; butlers would iron the newspapers so their employer wouldn't get the ink all over their fingers and clothes).
Before garbage trucks had automated arms to pick up the cans, people had to do it, and yes, they sat or stood on the back of the truck as it drove from house to house. Cool, am I right?
But I digress. This question has had me thinking for many days now. The easy answers are I want to be happy, loving, caring, fun, successful, etc. All good choices, but I feel like there is more. "What do you want to be?" has many meanings. We put so much emphasis on the career part, that little to no thought is given to the personal parts, the deeper, spiritual, life fulfilling parts. We need to balance it. We need careers; we need teachers and doctors, police officers and mail carriers. But we also need the essential connections; with ourselves, with each other, with Earth, the Universe and, most importantly, our Creator. We need to cultivate and nurture those connections and listen to the whispers of wisdom that will guide us.
The matter of what I want to be is important enough to me that I am spending time thinking and meditating on it. Connecting and nurturing a relationship with myself in order to discover the answer. The meaningful, profound answer.
What you want to be should be important to you as well. I encourage you to consider the question as I am. Meditate and develop a relationship with yourself. Make the important connections that lead you to the answers that resonate with you. If you're unsure how to begin, reach out to us at Leap of Faith Healing. After a chat or two, you'll have the tools you need to begin fostering the relationships and forging the paths that will bring you to your own extraordinary revelations.
What do you want to be?