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May 27, 2021

What does Your SOUL Tell You and Why You Should Care?

The complexity of being human means we are always evolving. Bridging the past and bringing in the possibilities of the presentinto our reality. There is a call for a centering that your values can provide.  Richard Barrett, an international thought-leader on the evolution of human values in business and society, brings wisdom and learning into our recent conversation.  To hear more check out the resources and links below. 

Every beat of your heart is the rhythm of your soul” Yogi Bhajan

Permission Granted:  You can connect with Your SOUL.

The practice of connecting, communicating, and responding to each call to action from my soul is close to my heart.  In this blog I share my ideas and you may find some stimulating and some practical tips that you might find useful. 

Richard Barrett shares that there are three things that Your soul desires to do by incarnating into your body:

Express, Connect and Contribute

If your life has struggles, more than most, you may develop a limiting belief system and feel boxed in and sadly find it difficult to create a solid foundation to support your goals and desires. Remember is life is untidy.  Journal your thoughts and consider:

  • Who are you now?

For example:

Are You anxious?  

Do You have low self esteem?

Do You feel alone?

Values can be fear-based and create limits on what you can believe you can do.  🙏👣👣🙏 Thoughts and feelings are visitors, like the examples above.  Welcome them, take not, and let them move on.  Otherwise, you live life with one eye on the rear vision mirror.  Those monsters, like depression, jealousy, or resentments over past circumstances, are they following you around? Often what is reflected in the rear vision mirror is closer than you realize. Holding back your conscious history of hurts and regrets is painful, exhausting, and unhelpful. This does not contribute to your desired future!

Focus on yourself and your part in creating the chaos. Shine a light on those dark places.  The monsters will recoil.  Then, let go! Find a way through. Even if is just for today. Remain vigilant, until you resolve those issues, and if need be, dissolve unhealthy relationships.  Seek help if that’s what you need. Keep moving into your best life and try new ways of being. 

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”  (Charlotte Brontë)

On this day gift yourself permission to find what works for your best self. Learn  how to value yourself and lean into this important area. 

Why is this important? Why should you raise your awareness and become conscious? 

There is evidence that at each stage of your life you risk major health impacts particularly in the areas of emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing.  More Importantly there is a risk to the wellbeing of your soul. 

Explore.  Take the first step and embrace being on your conscious journey:

  • Who would you like to be?
  • What are three things you valueabout this version of yourself?

For example:

I live in faith (trust)

I am confident (competence)

I have harmonious relationships in my personal and professional life (compatibility)

  • Is there a gap?

Contemplate the values that are uniquely important to you and your current reality.  Choose to explore the gap and create better and better opportunities.

Choice Point:  You can develop, evolve and boost the values that contribute to your life and your future. Take action, that means taking small steps to become who you wish to be.  Write down: two next best steps that you can take today.

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” (Thích Nhất Hạnh)

Self-actualization as defined by Richard Barrett means discovering and expressing your gifts and talents. You are finding meaning in your life. This is the stage where the ego starts to see the soul and your soul is seeking self-expression. Get a sense of meaning and purpose in your life. What is it that you need to do?  Your soul is seeking self-expression in this life.

Write down: two next best steps that you can take today.

Recognize your fears and master them. Your soul needs to be expressed.  Strengthening your intuition as important. Making connections with like hearted people.

Write down: two next best steps that you can take today.

Show up and deal with any mental dysfunctions, mind dysfunctions, body dysfunctions.  Connect listen to your soul, live well and choose to re-emerge as the best version of yourself.

Write down: two next best steps that you can take today.

“I can hardly wait for tomorrow, it means a new life for me each and every day.” (Stanley Kunitz)

Remember, if you fail to do what your soul calls for your risk major health and life impacts. Your soul is the ultimate guidance system. Your soul wishes to live in this life and choose its purpose. Become a servant of your soul.

As Richard Barrett puts it, “my ego lives in fear my soul lives in love!”

Now make it happen!

Be enthusiastic in the areas that call to your soul. Your soul speaks through your intuition. Be organized, grounded, trustworthy, you have an abundance of gifts and talents there is nothing you can't do. 

Write down: two next best steps that you can take today.

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Further Reading and Resources

Life & Leadership: A Conscious Journey podcasts on this topic:

Podcast: What does Your SOUL Tell YOU?

Author of “What My Told Soul Me” and many more books, Richard Barrett, shares that values-based decision is the mode of decision making of the future.


Podcast: What Colors Your Life Direction

Life is like tending a garden. From bright beginning through to being a sage (aged 60 to 100+).  

Consider: What drives you?  What you value? What are the positive attributes, key lessons for each stage of your life? 



Podcast: Architect of Global Transformation


Humanity Awareness Initiative:  https://www.barrettacademy.com/humanity-awareness-initiative-dropdown 

Barrett, R. The Evolutionary Human: How Darwin Got It Wrong (2019)

Barrett, R.Everything I Have Learned About Values (2018)

Barrett, R.The Values-driven Organization: Cultural Health and Employee Well-being as a Pathway to Sustainable Performance(2017)

Barrett, R.The Metrics of Human Consciousness (2015), 

Barrett, R.The Values-Driven Organisation: Unleashing Human Potential for Performance and Profit(2013)

Barrett, R.What My Soul Told Me: A Practical Guide to Soul Activation (2012)

Barrett, R.Love, Fear and the Destiny of Nations: The Impact of the Evolution of Human Consciousness on World Affairs (2011)

Barrett, R.The New Leadership Paradigm (2010)

Barrett, R.Building a Values-Driven Organization: A Whole System Approach to Cultural Transformation (2006)

Barrett, R.Liberating the Corporate Soul: Building a Visionary Organization (1998)