Finding Our Soulful Purpose

If we are open, we can allow our children to guide us through their curiosity to find our soulful purpose.

Many people on a Spiritual quest ask how to become more spiritual, or how to know their soul’s true calling. For me, the answer is a return to Self, a walking home of sorts and reconnection to all that lives.

What does that actually mean though?

How do I walk home to myself or the Earth?

I mean c’mon Tawny I walk on the Earth everyday isn’t that enough?  For me walking home means remembering and reconnecting to the magic of all that is alive and that requires curiosity, ceremony, connection and co-creation.

To be one with all things requires us to get curious about what is alive. Nature is my way of asking questions about all that loves, dies and is reborn.

In nature I am humbled by the complexity of living things, the magic of what unfolds and constantly afforded more opportunities to question. Each question leads to a question, there is no beginning and no end.

The curiosity keeps me on a perpetual circle or wheel, if you will. This wheel takes me through the seasons of the Earth and my life with reverence. When I remember that the circle never ends, I am no longer in a rush. This circle acts as a permission slip to simply be me in each season. Being with a season affords me time to celebrate what is happening around and within me.

Celebration of the seasons and the constant motion of the wheel reminds me that everything has a season and something to cherish. To fully celebrate I must connect in with the seasons and courageously explore the discomfort and the beauty each one holds. With each seasonal celebration my connection to the Earth is renewed.

When I renew my connection to the Earth through celebration and ceremony, I must walk with her.

As I walk with the Earth I become one with Her and in doing so begin to see my true self in her reflection. The longer I stay with her the more she reflects back who I truly am. This is the return to myself, this is the return to Her, for we are One.

When we are hand in hand I can access the strength, wisdom, of who I am and how to live a life of soulful purpose. With the Earth as my Mentor and Mother I can co-create my life.

Slowing down to be with the Earth is not easy.

We have been pushed and shoved to do more, to let go of magic and faith and to ignore our inner feelings and dismiss intuition. Despite our conditioning our true wisdom is never lost, it always lives within us!! It is merely the way to access it that has been forgotten! For many of us the return Home feels arduous but if we stay committed to the journey we can remember the doorway is play!

Children are spiritual.

They don’t need any training on being spiritual (until we interfere) because they are imaginative, curious, present, and playful.

That is the way back HOME.

I believe that the Children are the true Healers of the world and they help us heal and discover our soulful purpose through our commitment to care for them. To hold space for our children to create their destiny we must co-create with them an environment that fosters true belonging and connection to the Earth. 

In choosing to hold space for them to stay connected to the land we begin to see the world through their lens because they take us with them. To hold space for our children to celebrate we must be present with the seasons, re-learn reverence and help teach them how to hold ceremonies.

To hold space for our children to be curious we must learn to ask questions that lead us to more questions.

This curiosity enables us to stay on a wheel of perpetual rhythms rife with growth and wisdom. Their curiosity keeps us connected to the beauty of birth, life, death, and rebirth is a constant reminder of our own seasons in this life.

Children offer us one of the greatest opportunities to return Home. The question is merely are you ready to see the world through a child’s lens and get courageously curious about the magic and mystery of all living things.

Do you need help connecting to nature with your children or children in your care?

Join Tawny on her adventures returning home at Fireweed Learning Community

Tawny Stowe is a Metis business owner who works on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples now known as Arden, Ontario, Canada.

Tawny is a steward of land and resources which allows her to embody her role as the Woodland Priestess helping parents return home to their children through a (re)connection to the Earth. She teaches a remembering of the Mind-Body-Soul through the sharing of childrens’ stories, poems, baking, arts + crafts, and nature exploration.