How do you recognise your gift/talent and know what it is you are meant to do with it. Mostly I would like to know what it is I am meant to be doing. Some times it feels like I am running in circles.
I know I have some gifts but am not sure exactly what they are and how to develop them. How they fit in with the day to day business of living in this world. I guess what I would really like to know is: How do I recognise my gift/s and if there are more than one should you concentrate on 1 and develop that or go with the flow and work on all of them….
Inspirations from Binah:
We are born with a set of inherent gifts; talents that shape our interactions with the physical world. While they may lie dormant, they are always with us, waiting for their moment of awakening. They show themselves continuously, in every little task, encouraging you to push forward toward your life purpose. To find them, you have only to stop and consciously look at what you naturally like and do.
Cathy Gee provides a wonderful suggestion to use the memories from your high school and college years to shed light to areas stunted before they developed:
Generate a list of all the rewards, good feelings, skills, honors, good grades, jobs you enjoyed… things you felt the best about in high school and college.
Do any of these call to you now? Which do you feel should/could play an important role in your current life?
Since we are starting from your school years, you can use a technique from that time to help you decide what talent, or talents, to develop: Clustering.
Clustering is a type of prewriting that allows you to explore many ideas as soon as they occur to you. Like brainstorming or free associating, clustering allows you to begin without clear ideas.
To begin to cluster, choose a one thing from your school years from the list generated. For example, if you received really good grades in math and participated in math competitions, you might choose “Math” and write that word in the middle of your sheet of paper.
Create a sacred space, call in your guides and guardians, grab a bunch of paper and pens, and begin your clustering. Circle “math,” then write words all around it -words that occur to you as you think of “math.” Write down everything, even words that may at first appear to be random. Write quickly and with minimal thought, circling each word, grouping words around your the central word. Connect your new words to previous ones with lines; when you feel you have exhausted a particular avenue of associations, go back to your central word and begin again.
Allow your cluster to grow without bounds, naturally flowing from one word to the next. Some words will take you nowhere; some words may go off on a tangent. For writing a college paper a tangent may need to be reigned in, but for this purpose, it is best to let it run wild.
In time, a pattern will develop showing you the best way to manifest and develop this talent or if this is something that should stay dormant. Remember that it is important to stay detached from the result, since you never know where things will take you. To use a personal example of how talents can take you down unusual roads…
Math was my favorite subject in high school. I left it behind when I started college since I didn’t want to be a mathematician. It followed me back and I soon changed my major from Sociology/Psychology to Engineering… Music Engineering to be exact, because I found that music was the best way to express my love of math. For the next 20 years, I followed the winding road of mathematics that took me through technology, the arts, business and spirituality, currently manifesting most strongly in Sacred Geometry and Numerology. I am still not a mathematician nor a physicist (I am not even that good at basic multiplication and arithmetic), but my love of math has guided me on my journey, merging with different subjects along the way, creating the foundation of my life purpose.
Use this cluster to direct your manifestation. Pull out your Spiritual Toolbox and choose one tool with which to christen the first step on this adventure. Just like your cluster has many spokes, you journey may as well. Listen to your internal guidance, be open to all experiences and feel the full power of your burgeoning talents unfold.
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