Someone on Facebook posted a quote from Mark Twain. It went like this; "The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." I couldn't believe what I was reading. It was like he knew me. It felt good to know I'm not the only one that thinks about these things. Obviously I've already had the first important day... 62 plus years ago. But I'm STILL waiting for that second important day.
Sure I'm a wife, a mother, a grandma/nana, a mother-in-law, a daughter, a daughter-in-law. a sister, a sister-in-law, an aunt, a friend and an employee. Although those things are important, they still don't totally define me. Sometimes I actually ask people what they perceive I'm "supposed" to be doing with my life. Most of my friends tell me that I'm a healer. But what does that mean exactly? What does that look like?
As I've mentioned in previous blogs, I am a Reiki Master Teacher. In that capacity yes, I do healing work. But healing takes place on many levels... spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. So I believe we ALL do healing work in some way or another all the time: kind words, hugs, concern, love, caring, understanding, prayers, listening, just being there for someone in their time of need. These are all healing activities and we all do these things. So yes, I am a healer. So are all of you.
So what are my special gifts? What's my reason for being? I'm STILL trying to figure that out. Is it possible that maybe there is more than one reason we are born? That there are more than two. "most important days" in our lives? And that maybe our reasons change as we evolve?
I can't answer those questions for myself. I certainly can't answer them for you. I guess we all have to find our own answers to those questions. We have to keep searching so we can celebrate our "most important days". THEN we can share our gifts with the world.