In primary school I had a vision of becoming a guidance counselor specialist. In high school, a psychologist, and then in university a clinical forensic psychologist.

When I was 10 years old I started outlining content for a book that at the time I was going to call, “When society determines your destiny”.

My dad said I was most inclined to become a teacher, my mom said I should become a nurse. The common thread in all of this was to somehow heal and empower people.

Every role I took and even in just being “me”, it seems that healing and empowering was a key motivation in how I related to others. Looking back along your path up to this point, what themes do you notice?

Conditions and circumstances led to changes in how my career and book would take shape and decisions needed to be made on where I would have the greatest impact, and what would make me feel most satisfied and fulfilled.

The book was born 30 years later, and as some of you know, took the form of a journaling style book that guides one on the path of authentic empowerment through teachings, reflections, and prompts to dig deep within. It is called, “Embrace Your Power: A Healing Journal of Self-discovery”, and it was indeed that embracing of my power to heal and empower others, that led me to new career choices that better supported my life path.

Feedback on that book from several readers gave validation that by embracing my power, I can better support others on their life path as well. As Ram Dass explained, “We are all just walking each other home”.

What is your “superpower”? What in you has yet to be born? Where can you best serve and have a greater impact?

I didn’t become a psychologist, however after university I spent nearly 20 years working for various social service and government organizations trying to get people who were lost in the system, out, and guiding others along a path of healing and empowerment.

Through my spiritual practices and many workshops I attended, I gained the insight that my “calling” was about the destiny of souls. This seems to be the signature of any forms of work I do. Do you, too, have a sense of your calling?

This calling was a difficult one to follow with all the noise in the last government organization I worked for, and I decided despite the good pay and benefits, it really wasn’t worth it if it wasn’t aligned with my values, and the soul-sapping struggles of that work (due to the constrictions and restrictions inherent in working in the “system”) took a toll on my self-worth. I engaged more in my spiritual practices and learned to breathe more into the space of what I really wanted to create.

In the past year I have re-created my business practice, Enlightened Wellness in a place now where conditions and circumstances support it, and have launched a new program that focuses on professional development for health and helping professionals in a way that supports them in cultivating resilience to minimize the effects of compassion fatigue, and draws on their “superpowers” to make a greater impact in their work.

What would make it possible for you to do the work you really want to do? What conditions and circumstances would best support you in being able to express the best of what you have to offer?

Consider those thoughts, perhaps it will give you some space to create a new, empowered way of Being in the world, that leads you to freedom and fulfillment, and others you are meant to serve to an outcome only you can provide.

Author's Bio: 

Jennifer Regular is a respected Master Integrated Energy Therapist, Motivational Counselor, Reiki Drum Healer, Shamanic Practitioner, and an inspiring seminar leader. She She is also a member of CAIET- Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies and the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. Her business practice is Enlightened Wellness where she helps you keep your Spirit intact by transforming stress into ease.