Vocation: When Soul Calls

Vocation comes from vocare which means “to call” as well as a proto-Indo-European root which means “to speak”. This tells us that vocation is a call-and-response—it includes our participation.

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Kathryn Holt
The Weight of the World

I’ve been told before that I carry the “Weight of the World.” That I feel a lot, maybe too much. That it’s not my responsibility to carry the Weight of the World with all of its heartache and pain—that I should feel less and then I would feel better.

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Kathryn Holt
Rebirth & Transformation

If you are in the US (or on social media) you are aware that a total solar eclipse blessed this country yesterday coast-to-coast. On Sunday evening I went to a ceremony in preparation for this cosmic event where we explored the myth of Lazarus, who died and was brought back to life to teach his journey of rebirth and love.

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Kathryn Holt
The Trap of Perfectionism

I didn’t even see it happening. I didn’t even notice it slipping into my brain, my body, every layer of my consciousness… It came with a mask of “reality”. It sounded like “practicality”. It told me it was “responsible”… And my body knew better, but I fell for it.

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Kathryn Holt
The Power of Softening

I remember sitting in a class on substance misuse in graduate school many years ago… We were talking about 12-step programs. The professor was explaining how difficult it is to know whether 12-step programs (AA, NA, Al-Anon, etc.) “work” due to limited ability to conduct research since these communities are based on anonymity and several other factors

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Kathryn Holt
We don't do this alone.

One of the most pervasive and soul-destroying beliefs floating through our collective consciousness at this time are varieties of, “I should be able to do This alone.”

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Kathryn Holt