Your Soul's Expression.
In my youth, I made a significant move from New Orleans to New York in pursuit of my deep passion for live theater. However, as I entered my 40s, I felt a profound calling within me, leading me to relocate once again, this time from New York to San Francisco.
My heart yearned to embark on a spiritual path and to serve others. During these transformative years, I also found love and got married, and together with my spouse, we started a family during what is commonly referred to as the "middle-aged" phase of life.
Reflecting on my diverse careers, jobs, and roles I can discern a clear pattern that aligns with the expression of my soul. Throughout my journey, I have always been drawn to work that acknowledges and transforms the human experience. It begs the question: What does your soul beckon you to do or become?
When I refer to the soul, I am referring to the profound connection between your eternal spirit and your persona. It encompasses the intangible and everlasting aspect of human existence that transcends physical boundaries. Yet, it goes beyond that—it encompasses the yearning you feel to reach higher, delve deeper, and express more fully.
During my time in the New York theater scene, I found myself irresistibly drawn to productions that shed light on the human experience, leaving the audience with a fresh or heightened understanding. Similarly, in my current role as the Senior Minister of Unity San Francisco, we create spaces, rituals, and educational opportunities that enable people to explore their authentic selves and bear witness to the transformative journeys of others. Even in my work as a public speaking coach, I measure my success by how effectively I assist my clients in discovering and expressing their truest selves.
Have you felt the pull to create something new in your life? When contemplating a new venture, endeavor, or career shift, I suggest employing the following questions for discernment:
• Does it enhance my life?
• Does it align with my values?
• Does it stretch and expand me?
• Does it require me to ask for help?
• Does it cause harm or come at the expense of anyone else?
By seeking four "yes" responses and one "no" in that order, you can ensure that you are on the path towards expressing your soul. Consistently applying these questions will keep you aligned with your soul's true expression.
I encourage you to reflect on your own journey through various careers, jobs, and passions. What patterns do you notice? What motivated you to make the choices you did along the way? What is calling you today? Then, join Chip, JD, and me as we delve deeper and explore further in our Mastery Week (July 17-22 at MEA Baja) "The Roadmap to Your Soul's Expression."
Ken Daigle began his professional journey in New York City, where he embarked on a career as a dancer, singer, and actor. However, he eventually underwent a significant career transition and became an ordained Unity Minister. In his current role, Ken has discovered a profound passion for empowering others to lead lives filled with purpose and fulfillment. Today, as an author, minister, and parent, he leverages his diverse skill set to assist individuals in realizing their true potential and creating positive changes in the world.