Luckily, if the only moment is now, then our calling must be much closer than we imagine – within touching distance. Life is totally trustworthy in that respect. We are always poised on our evolutionary edge. That means our calling is right in front of us, no matter if it involves falling flat on our face. If that inspires some resistance, then our calling is our resistance unmasked. That’s how it works. Life makes no mistakes.
The Calling card – pun welcome but not intended – is illustrated with a whirling dervish, from the mystical branch of Islam. The dervish spins and spins, abandoning worldly orientation for the pure centre of God. Similarly, a great centrifugal force pulls in all the disparate experiences of our lives into a coherent unity. There are no byways or wrong turns. Our calling is this moment, and every moment that exists, which are located in the same transcendent centre we share with the divine.
Calling in a reading
If we can’t see where life has been leading us, forget the logic mind and see through the eyes of the divine. We have been moulded from the first moment. There is no strict evidence for our Calling. And that’s sure enough proof we’re on the right track. Our paths and vision are often obscured for a reason: to stop us taking a wrong turn.
No Calling is too big or too small, and none more worthy than another. Calling is asking for us to abandon our worldly orientation and to be led. It’s never too late to start again, because with beginner’s mind the wisdom from all our experiences are available to us in the moment. From here, we can respond fluidly without reference to dogmas or systems – the old rules of engagement – and allow whatever we do to be infused with Grace.