Posts Tagged ‘talent’


How do I recognise my gifts and what do I do with them?

January 16, 2011

From Sharley:

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.

Clustering by Fast Smart Web Design

Clustering by Fast Smart Web Design

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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Clustering definition from the University of Richmond’s Writing Center.


What does my gift mean and how do I make it stronger?

December 31, 2010

From Frankia:

I have always been able to “read” people but there have been a few instances where I’ve felt its more than that.  The first was when I was in high school roughly 14 years old. I had gotten on the bus that morning and as I passed this boy I had never spoken to or noticed before I had this overwhelming feeling something was wrong and so I sat next to him and asked him what was wrong. He of course looked at me crazy and said nothing but when I looked into his eyes I felt dark hollow feeling and I just knew he had done something potentially lethal. I badgered him some and he finally told me that he had taken 12 Ritalin just before getting on the bus so he could die. I talked him into going to the nurse where the ambulance was called and he was rushed to the hospital to get his stomach pumped. I saved his life that day. Another instance I told some girl about her family life in great detail which the info just came to me by looking in her eyes. She was mortified that I knew so much and didn’t speak to me after that. Lol… I have used tarot cards to give my friends readings which resulted in being dead on. What does this all mean? If I have a gift how can I make it stronger? Is there anyone who would be my mentor? Thank you taking the time to reply…..


Inspirations from Binah:

You have a beautiful gift; the question lies not in what it means, but instead, in what want to do with it.  Some people feel called to work through the spiritual realms, becoming energy healers or providing guidance, yet others choose to channel their gifts through more traditional professions.  Imagine using your ability in a medical practice or as a social worker.  No matter what path you choose, remember that your power is there to help you achieve your goals, thus empowering to help those around you.

As the new year begins, this is a great time to set intentions and begin a journey.  Use this energy to step onto the path of self-discovery -to uncover your life purpose and develop your talents.  As the clock swings past midnight, ask your Higher Self to show you the path and consciously step into your new role as student.  You are a disciple of the world, seeking instruction from the physical and spiritual, then bringing that into yourself for integration and application.

From within your meditative world, speak openly with your Higher Self about the learning you seek.  Write down what you wish you accomplish and then explore what it will take to get you there.  Think about fears you need to release, knowledge you have yet to acquire and the emotional resources to get you there.

With your intentions set, you have only one more thing to do: be open.  Answers will come in many forms, so it is important to capture all messages and take them into meditation for understanding.  A friend may offer you a book, you may come across a course you wish to take, online browsing may bring you to the website of a fantastic teacher… even a simple conversation in the check-out line of the supermarket may spark a new piece for you to explore.

As the old saying goes, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”  Declare yourself ready to discover how to develop and use your talents in your life journey and soon you will realize that your guides are walking beside you.


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I am homeless and rootless, what is happening?

June 4, 2009

From Elaine:

I have been reading tarot for many years now and only on a casual basis.  i am employed in the world of social housing and have a knack for the people with problems of some sort.  I seem to be able to get through to them and help them with their current crisis.  I am currently working in social housing with the elderly who are of course now more and more active at the age of 60! Most of my 50+ tenants are over 80 but some are much younger.  one in particular is in her 60s and fit and active but has extreme mental problems and although i have done my best with her is dangerous when she is angry.  She has twice poured something caustic over my car but has not been caught doing it, she has made threats about me and is currently being investigated by the police.  My company has moved me out of my present accommodation and is looking for ways of protecting me whilst dealing with this tenant.  my doctor has signed me off work as the whole thing has upset me badly and affected my finances as my car has been written off.  My company is not interested in the financial side and nothing like this has happened before.  We are to work on a policy (at my request) to prevent any other employees going through this again.

Meanwhile, i am homeless, rootless, going between two different homes and feeling like i have no real home at all.  I am trying to be positive and my cards all show this coming to an end but i don’t know whether i want to be involved in housing any more.  I have an inclination to use my spirituality in some way, i am 54 years old and have a good deal of life experience good and  bad behind me.  I don’t have much money but trust i will have enough in my future and always try to help people.  They seem to come to me with their problems.  i have learnt how to protect myself to some extent and i have been told i have a gift and an amazing white sparkling aura.  People who are strangers have told me things that are very strange and personal.  What is happening?

Inspirations from Binah:

A time of transition has begun, and while it may seem uncomfortable, the end is close at hand. This is an opportunity to learn that “home” is not a structure. In a world filled with so many beautiful possessions, it is easy to think that home is a physical space or a set of objects. When this becomes your definition, you lose sight of the true meaning of home… a place you create regardless of where you are… a place within your heart and mind where you find safety and love so you can continue to grow. There is no doubt that your roots are firmly planted in the commitment you have to helping others and your ability to create a safe environment for you and those around you.

Many search their whole lives looking for home, while you create it where ever you are. Whether you return to housing or find a new path, you will thrive in the safety you create. Allow this rare gift to guide you as you begin this next phase of your life. Your guidance has already shown you that the way includes using your talent for creating “home” to help others. With your roots are deeply embedded with Mother Gaia, now is the time to reach for the sky.

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