Welcome back! We are about half-way down the yellow brick road on this glorious adventure! The Purpose Formula! This is the path that will take you to your authentic Self…to stand firmly in your bliss…to be the person you were always meant to be.
Is this the most important trip of your life?? I would say so! The car trip to Niagara Falls was fun, so was the wine-tasting in Tuscany. But THIS trip! This is the trip of your lifetime…the one you cannot, must not, miss. And we’re doing it together.
Remember, we talked about dropping the pebble into the pond of stillness …your True Nature…experiencing that stillness and there discovering your Essential Qualities of joy, compassion, warmth?
Now you are ready to discover your Natural Gifts. These are the gifts you brought into this lifetime…the ones that come absolutely naturally to you. You may also have skills—-things you have studied and worked hard to improve…like that slap-shot you’ve always wanted to show off or that Triple Salchow you perfected on the ice rink. Those are skills you have learned…and they’re valuable.
Your Natural Gifts are ones that came with your original package. How do you know what they are? One way is to notice what excites you, what attracts you. Are you always drawn to music…can you hear a song once on the radio and then play it on the piano? Do you love looking at art and find yourself doodling in the margins? Well, that might be a clue to your natural gift for music or for art.
For myself, I have always been drawn to the glow of spiritual guidance. While others might find political discussions fascinating, I light up when the conversation moves toward ‘aliveness’. I have always been dedicated to moving towards bliss. So I can say that I have a natural gift for spiritual guidance…it just came with my Irish rascaliness.
Notice what excites you…what draws you in. The noticing is important. It’s the first step to finding and embracing your Natural Gifts. Once you have noticed a gift, you can allow space for it, practice it, honour it and eventually bring it to the world in whatever way feels right to you. It is your journey, your trip, so you must do this in the way that feels right for you. There are as many ways to travel as there are people …you must find the direction that is right for you. Even the Dalai Lama says… don’t follow me…find your own way. A big responsibility …and an even bigger pay-off!
If you want some guidance with this process, you can always check out our website, naturalgiftssociety.org and for $20 you can do an assessment to help identify your Natural Gifts.
And by the way, my dear friends, if you are finding that getting to your stillness is tripping you up, PLEASE call on me. I can support you in finding whatever door to stillness is most doable for you. If you can’t get to stillness, the rest of it will elude you. So get to the stillness…it’s so important…and it’s waiting for you!. Everything ripples out from that exquisite state of quiet….natural great peace.
The world needs your Natural Gifts…look at the state we’re in…you might call it desperate…you might say we’re in a bit of a pickle:) Your natural gifts are the soothing balm that this poor old world needs. And for most people, the desire to share those gifts comes naturally…it simply flows out of the joy of discovery.
OK—here’s the rub…there’s always a rub, right? Ask Willie Shakespeare. You may find yourself saying, “Who am I to bring what I have to the world? Who do I think I am?” You have just experienced your Personality Resistance in all its glory! That’s the minus sign in our formula. It can hold you back if you’re not aware of its influence on you.
So next time we will explore our Personality Resistance…important to know what’s applying the brakes! We’re human. Resistance comes to us all…personalities are tricky. Arrogance, doubts, procrastination…any variation of fear can hold us back. But we can work with this and find a way to go beyond it. Get ready to take on your resistance! I’m excited to tackle this with you!