You know those times when within a few days you see or hear the same words over and over and you wonder: why are these words coming into my life so much at this time? I’m sure you can tell by the photo to the left, the words that have come across my eyes and ears multiple times this week are – gifts & talents.
I’ve been listening to Intuitive Listening, with Christiane Northrup & Mona Lisa Schultz, on a couple of my hour long drives to the Seacoast this past week. And when I returned home in the evenings I listened to the The Daily Love Extravaganza, where Mastin Kipp, founder of The Daily Love, has been interviewing 4-5 amazingly inspirational people each night. These movers and shakers are discussing awakening to our authentic power and creating whatever we want in our lives using, you guessed it, our gifts and talents.
How do we define gifts and talents? I was talking about this with a friend today and here’s what we came up with. Talents are something we are naturally good at and can excel at with education, focus, and attention. Gifts are when we share our talents with purpose and passion. The website http://www.manifestyourpotential.com states, “Your gifts and talents are natural abilities which come easily to you and produce extraordinary results.”
When we are living with intention and sharing our gifts and talents, life is at ease, We are grounded. We are happy and peaceful, and our work does not feel like work. It’s pretty simple and very powerful at the same time. It’s simple in that when we are living by serving others and doing what we do well, life flows with ease. And it’s powerful because of the energy created when we are living in alignment with our authentic self.
The Living Life, Making Choices e-course, which begins in March (a recent change from our initial January start date), is intended to help you get closer to identifying your life’s purpose. The program will begin by assisting you with examining your core values and beliefs, which drive your decision-making process – your choices. Then I’ll take you through exercises to examine different aspects of your life: relationships, health, finances, career, spiritual path, and more. This examination will help you understand yourself in a way that has meaning. It will help you understand why you live your life the way you do and why you make the choices you do. When you begin to live with this awareness and understanding, it can be informative and transformative. You’ll become aware of your gifts & talents which will help you live with passion & purpose – discovering what feeds your soul. When we share our gifts & talents and live a soul-filled life, we shine brightly. When we live this way, it can have a profound effect on everyone we come into contact with and it can change the world we live in.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson