Who am I? We can all answer that question in regards to what roles we play: whether we are a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a child, what kind of work we do, what kind of service we are committed to. The background we come from, the education we have, everything seems to define who we are. I am a mother, daughter, sister, and spouse. I am inspired to connect to and express my creative voice through writing and to nurture and facilitate others to be inspired and find their own creative muse. I support certain charities, giving my time and resources. These are the responsibilities and obligations, the commitments I have to my life.
“But the roles we play, things we do, cultures we come from, or labels we put on ourselves are not accurate answers to the question.”
Christine Hassler, in an article from The Daily Love, speaks about who we are in terms of our true essence. She goes on to say, “You are not what you do. You are not who you are with. You are not the roles you play in life. You are not your family, religion or race. You are not your age. You are not your gender. You are not your resume of jobs, interests and experiences.”
So Who Am I? What is my true essence?
I was speaking with someone yesterday and she commented how much I give to everyone around me and asked if I have anything left for myself.
Yes, I am a giver. I am loving, nurturing, and care deeply. I am generous, compassionate, thoughtful, and sensitive. I am inspired to be intuitive and creative. I strive to be authentic and present.
These aspects of me are apparent in all that I do. It is my core essence that informs others of who I really am, my innate nature radiating in every facet of my life. The ‘roles’ are just the ‘forms’ that my essence takes.
Hassler writes, “We get way to obsessed with form and want to know what we are supposed to do as our life’s purpose. Your purpose is not something you can do; it is only something you can be. And when you know who you truly are and bring forward those qualities that are your true essence more and more in everything you do, the more you will attract the forms that are most aligned with who you really are.”
It is our essence, our soul, that will direct us to our soul’s purpose. It is pure and true and informs us of what resonates with our hearts. It is our essence that is the key to our passion and joy, and to our being content with all that is our life.