What Is a Sacred Calling?
It’s the seed within your very being that must to identified and cultivated if you are to thrive and achieve your mission in life. Yes, I said mission. I am convinced that each of us has a mission in life and it has nothing to do with religion, theology, or ethnicity. It’s even more elemental and empirical that those thought constructs.
Achieving your dreams and making the contribution to the world that only you can make, begins with understanding your sacred calling. In Part 1 of Evolving Your Deepest Work I’ll take you through a three-week process to uncover this essential ingredient. Today, we’re going to talk about four facts surrounding it.
4 Facts About Your Sacred Calling
1. You have one.
Take a moment and reflect on your life and think about those times when you were in total sync with what you were doing; when whatever it was you were doing just seemed to make time disappear and the whole world just fade into the background. We’ve all had these moments that productivity experts call flow.
Flow is what happens when you engage with your sacred calling. For me, my sacred calling has always been some form of leading others to excellence. I do this chiefly in two ways, through the activities of writing and teaching. Whenever I’m engaging either of these two activities, nothing else matters; it’s as if I’ve become one with the Universe in a way that defies both explanation and definition.
Throughout the years, my focus has been on helping other reach a degree of excellence they’d not previously experienced. At BarryMorris.net, the focus is on bringing training programs to those who want to tap their innate abilities, what I call their sacred calling, and engage their most meaningful work.
Like me, you have a sacred calling, too. It’s unique to who you are and how you;re wired. That leads us to the second fact about your sacred calling, biology.
2. It’s based on biology, not theology.
Some might confuse a sacred calling with a religious tradition. But that’s the not the case here. Your most sacred knowledge and awareness arises not from your theology, religion, faith, or your chosen deity. It’s even more elemental that that.
It’s biological, not theological. In fact, because it arises from your genetic material, the deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA, is responsible for every single characteristic; it’s part of your very being. It’s been inside you since the moment of your conception. Because if this, it predates any religious affiliations you may have chosen later in life.
3. It’s unique to you and you alone.
You have approximately 3.72 X 1023 cells in your adult body. Each of these billions and billions of cells contain your unique DNA. You, and you alone -unless you are an identical twin, triplet, or other multiple birth siblings- have this exact genetic predisposition. Your unique DNA codes you to do certain things better than you do others. It codes you to sing, sculpt, paint, and nurture children. It codes you to organize, do higher math, crochet, engineer bridge structures, and adeptly perform surgery on newborn hearts.
Everything we do, whether we do it better than anything else or poorly, is related to our DNA. The things we do well we devote more attention to and get better at them. Those things we do poorly we tend to ignore. But they all have their roots in our unique genetic code.
4. It’s the most sacred knowledge you can possess.
Your calling is sacred because it arises from the very core of your being. There is nothing more pure and perfect than your genetic code. It is the most empirical definition of you. Think of a newborn baby and how innocent and free from impunity they are. They are sacred, divine, and perfect.
I have five granddaughters under the age of 6 and two grandsons, ages two and six months. I can tell you from personal experiences that each of them are perfectly unique, each with their own idiosyncrasies and quirks, tastes, and talents. They are each led by their DNA.