Finding Our Purpose

One of the very first realizations I had as I began to awaken from the daily haze I had been spending my life in was:

I had a purpose

 

When I opened my mind, listened to my heart, and let go of shoulds,
I could hear the voice of my purpose calling to me throughout my day.
In each moment I allowed myself to be present in, it became more clear.

I realized that my passions and purpose aligned but that my current daily life hardly reflected either.

I began to integrate and restructure my days with both passion, purpose, presence, positivity, and play; I found as I did this my life began to flow with a little more ease and the love that I am, began to grow.

So today I urge you to:

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~Open yo
ur mind~
~Listen to your heart~
~Let go of the sho
ulds~
~Feed your passions~
~Live your pur
pose~
~Allow yourself to be present~
~Keep a positive perspective~
~Remember to play~
~Love yourself and those around you unconditionally~

Starting to do these daily, even if at first you only do one, will surely help you to:

~Find your purpose~
~Be genuinely joyful~
~Spread the love~
~Create a life beyond your wildest dreams~
~Make a difference in all whose lives you touch~

So start today!  Why not? You’ve got nothing to lose!  With positive outcomes to gain, and no actual prep necessary (since all you need is you and the rest comes from within) it’s kinda hard to make valid excuses.

Just remember to:

Allow room for fun!

Some more whimsical words for inspiration towards finding and living your purpose:

I am one who seeks to help many.
I am a giving soul;
But this hope crushing, mind closing society
grips tightly on my bright, beautiful, believing heart
and truly takes a tremendous toll.

There is hope on the rise creating light for all to see,
And this luminous glow has become so very inspiring to me.
It’s warmth wraps me up in a hug and makes my spirit show with glee!

But so deeply I feel the brokenness;
it tears me apart.
Fills my eyes with tears and mirrors back to me
all my own worst fears;
and to tell you the truth
I could get wrapped up in all this turmoil for years.

However

My purpose is not to fan fear filled flames
It’s not to sit around and to pass on blames
It’s not to sourly and spitefully shout out shames
Nor is it just to go along with the games

My purpose is to let my voice be heard
It’s to write, sing or speak
through many a mindful word
It’s to allow my vibrantly bright light to be seen
It’s to be a courageously strong source so others may lean

It’s to keep asking questions,
start discussions,
and create literature for others to read.
To be a part of the ripple effect,
start waves,
and to plant each day a seed.

A seed that sews together seams of hope,
sparks remembrance,
and speaks forgotten truth.
A seed that uplifts,
helps us all to grow together,
and nourishes our eternal youth.

My purpose is important,
but so is yours;
and unlike most of our jobs
they shouldn’t be treated as chores.

With P’s and Love is a good way to begin.
Giving it Passion, Presence, Purpose, Positivity, Play & Love,
we’ll find our Purpose with a ginormous grin.

No worries if you’re not sure what is yours;
for we all hold them lovingly at the very center of our cores.
The pull you feel on the strings of your heart,
when you’re heading towards something that will break you apart
is a little nudge to yourself saying,
maybe there is a better place to start.

A place to do and be all that is you.
Where your yearning to bare your insides will shine vibrantly through.
For we all truly hold a breathtaking beauty on the inside;
even when we have let down others,
stolen or have lied.

This beauty we hold is love that is pure
a love so potent, no evil is able to endure…

Our truth
Our innocence
Our flame

Evil stands no chance
and is lost
outside of it’s game

So please believe in yourself;
listen to your wisdom within and step into your role.
Because together our purposes can help make our World feel whole.
Together our truths can connect all that is life;
soul to soul.

Questions to ponder:

What is your calling?
What are you passionate about?
How are you integrating your unique gifts into your life?
Are you honoring all you truly are in the motions you make?

I would certainly love to hear about how you are stepping into your role (your true self) and helping to connect with all that surrounds you!

Lots of Love, Hugs, & Sunshine,

-April 🙂

Heart Centered Living’s Sights and Sounds of Summer

Greetings Friends,

Hope you are enjoying this georgeous weather we have been having for the lovely month of June. Finding time to play in the dirt, go
fishing, hang out with friends and family and of course take nature
hikes and walks in the woods. Have you noticed there has been a lot of activity in the air, and all around lately? That is certainly the sign
that Summer is just around the corner. It seems the more energy in the air, and around us, the more inside of us as well.

We recently took a spontaneous trip out to Ithaca where we were graced by the sights and sounds of Mother nature in her glory but even more specific-the animal kindgom. As you know, Heart Centered Living has been focused on plants, animals and our connection with the great wide world web for months now. The Medicine wheel teachings have been providing us a stable foundation with practical exercises that connect us to the animals, plants, gemstones and elements with lessons based on the purpose and meaning of each one. The Path of the Shaman classes are for those who want to make a difference in the world but don’t know where to start and how to go about doing it and these classes provide an opportunity for self-discovery, personal power and direction and purpose in a safe, sacred way.

So it was no surprise that in just one day, Erick and I saw a mama
duck with four ducklings, a wood chuck, red fox and blue heron all to
tell us something about life and our role in it. If you would like to
read more about this adventure and learn about the messages and
meanings of each one, click here

Animal Medicine Readings

If you would like to know what magnificant and majestic animals are
gracing your life these days and what messages they have for you
contact me at 607-226-2354 to set up an Animal Medicine Reading. We have 9 different animals that have been with us at least since our
birth and for many other life times as well. Find out what animal is
protecting your inner child? What animal is showing you how to express your gifts more? Learn who your guardian protector is of the male and female nature. Just as our guides are with us to show us the way, so do the animals. By discovering and observing this medicine, you can find peace, contentment and joy in all your relationships.

April Williams

It is with great joy and sunshiney pleasure that we bring on board
Heart Centered LIving friend and blogger April Williams. I first met
April a few months back as her sunny dispositon and positive attitude just radiated when I spoke to her-A sweet girl with strong convictions and an eye and heart for justice, truth and equalilty, I just new there was a place for her gifts and essence with Heart Centered
Living. After a couple of sessions of readings, healings and coaching
I lovingly twisted her arm (not really-right April) into starting to
get her work and her heart out there through our website and blog. I
am so happy to have her on board and officially out of the dark and
into the open hearts of all of you. Here is just a sneak peak of what
we can expect from this dynamo who is a Mother, Wife, works full time in the medical field and speaks from the heart with truth, love,
wisdom and compassion.

My name is April and I am super excited to be sharing myself with you
all through my writing. I am so very grateful for this beautiful space
you have all helped create by being a part of HCL.

For those of you who don’t know me, I am a day dreamer of all things
that bring hope, inspiration, motivation, and positive change to life
and am on a mission to help bring those into the reality of as many
people’s lives as I can touch. The birth of my first child two years
ago awakened me from the state of ignorance and auto pilot I had been on for more years than I would honestly like to believe. With this eye opening, new and old passions were born and re-birthed. Today I spend my extra time and energy left over from being a mom, loving girlfriend, and Nuclear Medicine Technologist, to working towards turning my passions and desires: which these days consist of: all natural health and wellness, mindfulness, self growth, and the act of writing itself, into my reality; As well as making them present in
each gesture I consume myself in.

To hear more of April’s story click here

Heart Centered Living Calendar of Events

Medicine Wheel Teachings Continues on Wednesdays into the Summer in the town of Maine from 6-8. These are open to the public and an offering from your heart is greatly appreciated. Heart Centered Living has always been about connecting people to their hearts, their truths, each other and the world that we live in. I am pleased to bring you the following teachings over the following months. I know that you will see a direct relationship to the
philosophy of Heart Centered Living and the philosophy of the cultural teachings and healing needed across the world.

To learn more….

Pride-A- Palooza

Come stop by and see us at Pride-A- Palooza this Saturday, June 13th from 2-8 pm Court Street Binghamton. Heart Centered Living will be there launching “Nature’s Journey” (All things nature related for kids and adults) Animal Medicine Card Readings, Native Spirituality tools, Gemstones and Crystals, Shamanic Healing, and so much more. Kids and kids at heart can purchase fairy wings, flower crowns, and fancy skirts. Looking forward to spreading the love for such a great cause.

“The Binghamton Pride Coalition is an organization of LGBTQ
individuals, groups and allies established in 2005. The Coalition works to end oppression based upon sexuality and gender, promotes pride and visibility, and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer lives, communities, and cultures in the greater Binghamton area. Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer”

With heartfelt blessings for a beautiful fun-filled Sunny Summer

Renee and Erick

 

Hello Heart Centered Living!

Hello Heart Centered Living!

My name is April and I am super excited to be sharing myself with you all through my writing.  I am so very  grateful for this beautiful space you have all helped create by being a part of HCL.

For those of you who don’t know me,  I am a day dreamer of all things that bring hope, inspiration, motivation, and positive change to life and am on a mission to help bring those into the reality of as many people’s lives as I can touch.  The birth of my first child two years ago awakened me from the state of ignorance and auto pilot I had been on for more years than I would honestly like to believe.  With this eye opening, new and old passions were born and re-birthed.  Today I spend my extra time and energy left over from being a mom, loving girlfriend, and Nuclear Medicine Technologist, to working towards turning my passions and desires: which these days consist of: all natural health and wellness, mindfulness, self growth, and the act of writing itself, into my reality; As well as making them present in each gesture I consume myself in.

I believe in the good in humanity, that we are all one in the same, and one with the world.  That all of the Universe, including ourselves are undefinable, that together we can all change the world for the better, the importance of staying connected with the moment of now, the power of positive perception, and in my own ability, as well as everyone’s abilities within themselves to create a life filled with their wildest dreams and beyond.  I also enjoy meeting, learning about, collaborating, and helping to inspire all whose paths I cross, who share a yearning for the same.

I have a sweet spot in my heart for stringing together whimsical words; and so I write.

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I am beautiful, brilliant, and bright
radiating simply, purely, the fire I ignite
crazy cool
amazingly awesome
wonderfully wondrous

I am me, April

A chronic day dreamer
An absolute believer

Naive? Maybe so
A quitter? Hell no

Genuinely real
highly sensitive to all I feel

An up and coming optimistic
Who’s not quite looking for realistic

Mystical magic and multitudes of miracles are more my style
and no- I’m not in denial.

Floating higher than a kite
way past the eye of sight

With a slightly cheese ball dorky side
Along for life’s levitating ride

I gather up copious amounts of courage
and heaping helpings of hope
so by the time I’m heading down
I’m feeling pretty darn dope

Join me on my journey
down this unknown path
you’re sure to find fabulous fun
and at the very least one laugh

you don’t always have to love me
or the words I spew
but please remember I have feelings
ones that work similar to the way yours do

Hear my voice vibrate softly
and beckon you to unveil
all the movements and moments in you
that cause you to both triumph and ail

Lets share stories
Get rid of negatories

Shine light on hope
Encourage each other to not mope

Love with all our hearts
Believe in fresh starts

Take action
Get satisfaction

Pick each other up when we’re down
Master the upside- down frown

Evaluate
Educate
and then recreate
our world that we share
where all will be fair

Where peace and love reign
beyond the dreams in our brain

Where we all are one
and there’s no such word as shun

A place where there is a different kind of work to be done
and we can all have a little more fun

I am thoroughly looking forward to sharing my words regularly with you all and I truly can not wait to get to know you all better too!  Please, I’d love it if you shared with me a bit about yourself in the comments!

Love, Hugs, & Sunshine,
April