Every time I go to Esalen I get a massive download. It’s amazing. I just went and the first thing I did was lie in the grass. What came to me was the topic for this post: What is your assignment? When we choose to come into this realm of humanness, there is an assignment each of us are given. Maybe our assignment is learning to love ourselves, or having compassion for others – it can be subtle, or it can be huge like Marianne Williamson running for President or Gwyneth Paltrow creating Goop. But regardless of our assignment’s “size,” it’s all meaningful and perfectly set up for you to fulfill your destiny.
When I think about my assignment, one of the first things that comes to mind is Attune. It is part of my larger assignment which is supporting the evolution of consciousness and elevating humanity. I truly believe that birthing Attune is a huge reason why I came here, and it has been one of my greatest, most challenging teachers.
Attune also makes me think of how our individual assignments often mingle with one another. For example, in some ways Attune is a piece of each presenter and attendees’ assignment. We’ll all join together at Serenbe and experience how our assignments weave together and support one another – it will be a reminder of how we’re all one. It will be a collaborative, uplifting experience for all.
With that said, what do you think your assignment is? You don’t have to answer in this moment – just start holding that question and tinkering with the answers that come. Begin calling forward an awareness of this question. Then, begin identifying and embodying your assignment.
As I continue to examine and explore my assignment, these are a few things that help.
I had to remind myself of this when I worked in fashion and woke up one day realizing I had a new assignment. At the time, I had just been offered a job in New York City and my family was urging me to take. But I didn’t take it. Although, it seemingly didn’t make sense professionally or financially to turn it down, I felt a deep calling (an assignment) to move to Los Angeles and get my degree in spiritual psychology. However, my time in the fashion industry wasn’t a waste. That phase of my big-picture assignment taught me how to navigate the corporate world, collaborate, cultivate client relationships, create marketing strategies and build a brand. Everything I learned then is making a huge difference in what I’m doing now.
When I asked these questions at the end of my career in the fashion industry, the answer that came to me was that I needed to course correct. As daunting as it was to listen, and take the necessary actions, my life was transformed by daring to take that assignment. A massive leap of faith that transformed my journey.
If you really want to be intentional with asking for your assignment, give yourself a few minutes of quietness before going to sleep where you say a prayer for your assignment to come to you. Immediately upon waking, write down your dreams, as clues to your assignment might live within them. Or who knows, maybe you’ll get a crystal clear download the moment your eyes open.
I had to summon this courage when I walked away from a six-figure salary and ALL expenses paid: those golden hand cuffs….. At that time, I was living a luxurious life that was paid for. It wasn’t easy to leave – it was a huge struggle - but I had to do it. I had plenty of doubts as I pulled away from that money, but I kept choosing to honor my intuition. With that said, I didn’t drop all “day jobs” thinking that my assignment would immediately pay my bills. Oh no! I continued to work in retail in Los Angeles as I moved through my spiritual psychology education. But I’m proud to say my assignment is now a big source of my financial livelihood – it just took time.
“I am brilliant.”
“I am resourceful.”
“I am capable.”
“I am making a positive impact in the world.”
“I am resilient.”
This will rewire how you’re relating to yourself. This will pull you out of the trance of “I’m not good enough.” This will help you live at your highest potential.
As you continue to consider your assignment and take the steps to follow its calling, I hope you can join us for Attune, as it will support this process in so many ways. While I have no doubt that every speaker and teacher will share something that ignites your passion and inspires your way, you’ll likely find our MC Sahara Rose to be especially helpful, as she’ll be speaking about her new book that’s all about dharma (aka, the assignment you were sent here for.) Secure your spot at Attune. We are close to SELL OUT!!! See you there and take the next step together on this journey of our collective and individual assignments.
with great love + humility,
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