What am I hear to do? What are my gifts? Do I have special talents?
Of course, we all do. The beautiful part of human life is that we are all born with a special gift. From astrologers to believers in God, it is said that no two people are born alike. From an astrological point of view, no two people are born with the same birth chart. Because of this, we are all individually created and given certain gifts to serve our soul's purpose.
I am going to write a separate blog about HOW to find your soul’s purpose. But, the purpose of this post is to understand how we can recognize and embrace our gifts and talents. With society progressing the way it is, many of us desire to be someone or something else other than accepting what we are currently good at.
When we detach from our ego and listen to the callings from our higher self, we can evolve into powerful beings that can touch lives and change the world. Here are five ways you can embrace your talents and gifts.
Come out of the Closet
What closet are you hiding in? Some of us have gifts, talents and interests that are not accepted. Luckily, times have changed and we can pursue our talents much easier than even a decade ago. Ever since I was a teenager, I loved astrology, electronic music and the metaphysical world. I hid in many closets as people type-casted me as “weird” or a druggie for liking certain types of music.
Society, parents and peers pressure us to conform to humanity like everyone else. Because of this, we shelter our gifts and store them into a closet. An east Indian friend of mine desired to be an artist and he was excellent at art. However, his parents demanded that he go to school for software engineering because that is where the money is at. So you can see the confliction this person had between his gifts, desires and societal pressures.
Do The Work & Stop Procrastinating
Wouldn’t it be amazing to quit your job and focus on your passions? Sure, we all dream of it, but reality is that we live in an economically abundant society that is expensive. It’s unrealistic for most people to think about quitting their job to make jewelry or paint. Social media consumes so much of our time that we forget how much time we spent wasting the day away instead of doing our work. We have time somewhere, even if its once per month.
Some of us need to do internal work before pursuing our gifts. Whether it’s a lack of confidence or self-esteem, sometimes we need to work on our inner-world before sharing our gifts.
Detach from the Ego
The online world can be quit disgusting sometimes. Most comments are ego-driven and posts are vanity-related. You need to develop a sound mind and detach from your ego in order to know that you can’t please everyone. Bad comments, reviews and thumbs down does not discredit your work, gifts and talents. We can’t please everyone, but know internally that your gifts and soul’s purpose is on the right path. Stay true to YOU and your inner world.
Live from the Heart
A lot of people live from their head and not necessarily their heart. When sharing our gifts, be true to you and your heart. The energy we think moves into our hearts and the work is poured out through our hands. Remember no other person has your same life path or birth chart. Stay in check with your heart to let it guide your talents.
Embrace the Emotions
If you get excited about what you produce, than know you are on the right path. Sometimes we are so excited about something that when we release it to the world it doesn’t produce the results that we hoped for. Timing can be important as the mysteries of life sometimes give lots of recognition to something we barely worked on where something’s we work hard on gets barely any thumbs up.
Process your emotions as you go through your journey, but remember many things in life are a test. Keep persevering and do not give up even when you are at a low point. Sometimes we need to experience things to develop and strengthen our chakras.
How do you embrace your talents and special gifts? I'd love to hear it!
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com