Some of us are told by healers through consultations or even healers who are just passing by that you have a calling. Obviously you wouldn't dare to believe someone telling you, you have a calling. I mean the first thing that came to my mind was, we don't have healers at home so where the h*'ll would I get it from.
Sounds familiar I know, but honestly there are many ways to find out about your calling. So I'm going to take this opportunity to enlighten you, it's my pleasure I know, you are welcome.
I should also let you know while we at it, that this is not a one size fits all. If it happens or happened to me, it doesn't mean it will happen to you, maybe some signs, but not all of them.
As one is growing there will be dreams where you will be visited by elderly people, your great grandparents, known and unknown and you will enjoy being around them. Most people who have a calling they dream of clean water (rivers, dams, waterfalls), they also dream of wild animals, water animals and they also dream of sangoma/prophet cloths which they have to buy.
As time goes on you might start seeing things before they can happen, either through dreams or visions. Shadows might also bother you and you might actually think you are loosing your mind, you might also enjoy being alone and you might tend to be short tempered.
I for one, also hated and became scared of sangomas/sangoma attires and drums used to make me nervous. Your social life also becomes non existent and family or friends will start hating you for no reason, and rumours will be spread about you.
The most common sign is feeling like crying for no reason, you will also feel like the world is out to get you. Most friends will vanish, some will even struggle to keep a relationship and also you might quit your job without any reason.
A person might also experience problems or a feeling of loss and a sense of hopelessness. In most cases a person feels like their luck is blocked in everything they touch or so. I know for a while I felt lost and in a lot of darkness, I desperately wanted to find out who I am and what is my purpose in this world.
I would love to believe I am one of the lucky ones with no mental illness, most people with a calling are suffering from a number of mental illnesses which include (depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts) to name a few. It is indeed a tough journey and we have to come out even tougher.
Prophets will also dream of church or church gowns. They also dream of going to the mountains, most of the time to pray or they are singing and also they can dream about small children. They might also dream of candles, different colors and also how to place them in order when praying.
These are really some of the signs that would show that you have a calling, some might experience them and some might not and it won't necessarily mean you do not have a calling. Like I said it's not a one size fits all and we all will have different experiences because we don't have the same ancestors, Thobela.
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