Last weekend I went to my 40th college reunion. Yep, you can do the math. I’m 61 – for another few weeks. I was mainly concerned about recognizing and remembering people. Most I did, and one or two, not so much!
It was great to hear about what people had been doing over these years. There were clear themes of caring for others and of personal growth and spirituality.
That’s not unexpected, given that it is a Mennonite college that has a focus of doing justice, loving mercy & walking humbly with God.
But what I received over the course of the weekend was making a connection between my work and a broader vision of ‘freeing the captives & restoring sight to the blind’.
I realized my work is an expression of an important facet of this as I support women in becoming free from old beliefs and patterns, and enable them to see new visions and possibilities for themselves, so they can shine in their truth and authentic power and contribute more fully to the world.
Although my work is not connected to any religious framework, those great human / Divine themes are universal.
I’m grateful to see my work as contributing to this broader landscape and vision, as often I can feel a bit isolated as a solo-entrepreneur.
I’d love to hear how you receive inspiration for your lives and your work through connecting into a larger vision of a harmonious and joyful world.
I invite you to share who or what energizes you to keep going in the Comments below.
Gloria Green says
Insightful post Lois & it makes me consider hope & peace I feel from nature & the arts. But the real energy to move forward in joy comes from people who are also connected to their passion & purpose. We just cannot stay isolated for long periods of time. Look for the wonder!
Thank you, Gloria! I love the reminder to stay connected with others who are living out their purpose and passion… So important!