I was in my early thirties when God spoke in my spirit and told me my purpose:
To ‘Spread LOVE through Creativity!’
Do you think I was happy?
No! Because at the time, I didn’t even love myself – I didn’t know what love was. How could I ‘Spread LOVE through Creativity’? (At the time, I was still a blocked writer and artist). Spread Love? Me? Ha!
But God in Her infinite wisdom knew that I had what it would take to fulfill my life purpose, even when I doubted my Self.
And guess what? Since then, I’ve written poems and books, and done paintings all promoting Love, but the best part of all, is I’ve learned to love my Self!
I now have a much deeper understanding of my purpose: part of my mission is to help others learn to love themselves, because the root of most issues is a lack of Self Love.
‘Self Love’ Poem & Painting by Cezanne
Another part of my mission is to help people discover their purpose, and move towards it.
How did I discover my purpose?
I spent a lot of time sitting in ‘The Silence’ (I still do). It’s really important to do this, because unless you learn how to ‘switch off’ from the outside world, you’ll never really connect to your Source from within. Start by spending 10 minutes a day sitting in The Silence. That means no distractions, including your mobile phone. In today’s world, there are so many distractions, but if you really want to tap into your Source and discover the reason you are here, you must go within (my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ will help you with this process).
Another way to really help you connect with your Source, is to spend time in nature regularly. My paintings were inspired by my daily early morning walks in the park.
Was fulfilling my purpose easy?
You’d think that since God showed me a vision of where I was going, it would be easy, right? No. I had only been shown the end result; if I had seen the map of how I was going to get there, I probably wouldn’t have started the journey! I suffered in so many ways, especially financially, but my vision kept me going. I was homeless when I painted my first collection ‘Nature’s Art’ (I turned my friend’s living room into my art studio!), and wrote ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ from my youngest sun’s bedroom during another period of homelessness.
Why didn’t I just get a job like everyone else?
The vision that God gave me, and the goals I had set for myself, my children and my commUNITY were so big, that no 9-5 job would fulfill them. I always felt strongly that there was ‘more to life’. I decided to focus on my Self and healing. While I was going through this process, I unblocked as a writer and artist. Everything I have since produced is a creative expression of my own personal journey, which I am now sharing to help you on your journey!
I don’t believe we were created to work a 9-5 job to pay bills. All of us have a deeper purpose for why we have chosen to come here. Do you want to discover your purpose? Go within!
Maybe you have a burning desire to do something, which is your true passion, something that you could do from your heart, but you haven’t allowed your Self the time or space to commit to it. You have ‘not enough’ excuses:
I’m not good enough
There’s not enough time
I don’t have enough money
I don’t know enough people…
Are you going to allow these voices to continue stopping you from doing the thing your heart is really crying out to do?
If you truly desire to live an authentic life, you must live it from the heart. That means, doing what feels right for you. If you look at my painting ‘Self Love’, you’ll notice that at the centre is a heart. To live a heart-centred life, you must go within and find your true purpose, then pursue it.
If you would like help with this process, start by reading Year One of my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister’ FREE to download this weekend! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DWJOUT2
In your service,
Cezanne Taharqa aka Cezanne Poetess