Do you ever feel unfulfilled… even when life is “going great?”
Looking in on my life from the outside you would see a journey that seems to go from good to better to amazing. But on the inside, no matter how great my life was going, there was always something missing… an emptiness that nothing “out there” could fill. And wherever I went a “wrongness” weighed me down, as if I was always in the wrong place all the time.
That wrongness was a constant hum in the background of my awareness, though for much of my life it was hidden in the background. Actually it was with me from the moment my birth mother gave me up for adoption… and if you believe that we have the capacity to remember experiences from before our birth (which I do) the feeling of being unwanted began even before that.
But when I moved to California in the mid-90s and dove headfirst into the world of personal and spiritual growth that background hum of wrongness suddenly took center stage. And it seemed the more “healing” work I did, the louder that hum became.
It came fully into focus during my time working for the Shift Network. In case you don’t know them, the Shift Network is one of the world’s largest transformational organizations reaching, teaching and transforming the lives of millions of people all around the world.
For more than 2 years I directed their Telesummits. On a daily basis I was planning the online conferences that offered powerful free content to hundreds of thousands of people all around the world. In the course of producing these telesummits I connected with and interviewed the world’s top transformational leaders including Marianne Williamson, Marci Shimoff, Bruce Lipton, Neale Donald Walsch and many, many more.
It was amazing being one of the key leaders on a team of brilliant people all sharing a beautiful vision and the intention to help co-create a sustainable, peaceful, healthy and prosperous world.
There was so much goodness there! So much inspiration. So much aliveness. I loved being part of the team that was serving the world in such a big way. And I really did want to grow with The Shift Network as it grew and expanded its positive impact on the world.
I wanted it to work… and really did try to make it work! But there it was again… that background hum of wrongness. And no matter how good it looked… No matter how good it should have felt… the guidance kept getting clearer that I didn’t belong there.
Spirit was calling me onwards.