I remember, even as far back as when I was a child, wondering exactly what my purpose is in this life. I asked the questions we all ask – Who am I? Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing? Is this all there is? What’s next?
In this series of articles, I am asking my friends and colleagues these same questions. Melissa Rae’s response to these questions:
1. Who are you?
I am a reflection of everything swirling and twirling around me. When I speak to my children, I see my face reflected in their eyes, the shape of a face, roundness of a nose, the belly laughter, and the stubborn streak. Those features come from my genetic line. Then I see what their father contributed too. So I then observe how seemingly different energies connect and blend together. Seeing this, I realize that we each do this all of the time. Our energy blends with the energies we meet and greet in the world; what we receive then is a better understanding of ourselves.
This has helped me be a better wife, mother, friend, intuitive artist, and counselor. When I realized that what is outside of me is a direct reflection of what is inside of me, I began to function differently in the world. When I took responsibility for how I exchange energies with the world, then I became truly empowered. When I chose to take a journey within myself, true healing and change happened; not the “band aid” sort of temporary correction, but a sustainable one. Real growth happened that otherwise would not so I learned to re-create my reality into a vision of what I desire it to be.
2. Why are you here?
I am here to love myself unconditionally. The more I am able to do this, the more I am able to unconditionally love the world. Everything spirals outwards. Not one of us is here by ourselves. What happens to one of us, happens to all of us. When we understand this, it becomes more than a responsibility. We are empowered. This realization leads us to bring our personal energy to energies surrounding us. Through this blending of energy, change happens. Our energy changes things around us so it is important to stay centered and grounded through meditation, yoga, or other practices. This grounding helps us maintain our center, even when around or connecting to more erratic energies.
3. What are you supposed to be doing?
I choose to be a participant in the evolution of this physical reality on Earth. This task begins inside of me. From there, I will follow Spirit’s lead.
4. Do you believe that this is all there is?
I do not believe that our physical reality is a fraction of all that there is. Just as our souls are expansive, so is the All.
5. What advice do you have for others on their journey into consciousness?
You will find the answers inside you. Through your eyes, you will experience the world around you. It is your choice what your eyes see, and do not see. Just as it is your choice what energies attract to you. This decreases fear, and allows us to feel empowered. When we are empowered from a heart-centered space, then amazing things begin to unfold in our lives.
More about Melissa Rae ~
Melissa Rae enjoys spending time with her husband, 9-year-old triplets, and 2-year-old daughter. She has a MS in Counseling, Psychology, a BA in Psychology, and Associates in Massage Therapy. She thrives when creating, and very much enjoys her work as an intuitive artist. Fox and Owl [Metaphysical Manifestations] was created almost two years ago to offer page joiners new ways to explore Self. She believes messages to help guide us are all around us. All we need to do is look, listen, and feel.
Feather Boa Tapestries, a newly developed Facebook page, engages others in the creative process and reading energy. Page members can participate as a focus group for an oracle she is creating called, “The Deck of Stories.” She says, “Creating is the work of Spirit.” She believes that the ability to read energy dwells in each of us. As we release energies that no longer serve our highest good, we make room for our gifts to grow and flourish. Using her experiences, she realizes that everyone has a story, and many stories overlap. Often she uses her gifts to assist clients. She is a respected intuitive artist, and hundreds of receivers have enjoyed her work. http://foxandowl.net
About Shelly ~
Intuitive Medium, Reiki Master and Spiritual Teacher Shelly Wilson would love to assist you on your spiritual journey. With respect, truth, integrity and love, Shelly honors your free will and recognizes that you are co-creating your reality with the Universe. She offers private readings, intuitive coaching, Reiki sessions, and teaches workshops. Shelly has two courses available through the DailyOM. http://shellyrwilson.com