Creative entrepreneurs are a fascinating bunch. They are 'dive in the deep end-ers'. 'Figure it out as we go along-ers'. 'Yeah, that might be the way it's usually done, but I'm gonna do it this way'ers'. They are 'make it happen'ers'. But why are they not 'take time out'ers?' I want to know!Read More
Hello love, I've been busy this week preparing for a busier one to come! As a result I haven't done as much soul work as I would like. Pooh...
This week I completed a 'Daisy Jane' for somebody special who'll have it shortly and I can post a photo then. I'll have two reveals next week... two Daisy Janes making their way to the homes of two women I have known all my life... I love that.
I began drafting this post with the intention of keeping it to 500 words. As it happens, 500 words were simply not enough to explore the topic of soul discovery.. what a surprise.. Lol. I went with it though and MANY words later, I have emerged having decided to make what is now an essay, a series of four posts. I personally find it cumbersome to read long long blog posts, so I'll assume the same is generally true for readers and spare you the extended effort. I'll post the next instalments over the coming days. But for now... let us begin!
What you're seeking is right under your nose...
Do you have a place where you just know you belong? Maybe you haven't found it yet, but have you ever touched on something that felt right... thrown yourself into something that others would say 'God, that's too hard / too much work', but you think 'What? This is not work... if only!'
This has happened to me so many times. I give myself to something that comes so naturally to me and find myself secretly wishing I could do 'this' full time, whatever it was. I could easily get lost here... This would not feel like 'work' to me, it is so far removed from the 'clock watching' type of work, the definition and too often the value of which, is determined mostly by the fact that it 'pays'.
I'm talking about the kind of work I would have to pull myself away from, this is the type of work that blends, that is an extension rather than a detention of my being.
I have wracked my brain trying to find my 'strengths', my purpose, a way to apply my value in life. I have heard countless times that our greatest strengths are the things we do naturally, so naturally in fact that we don't even realise we're doing it.. That the 'thing' we're doing is not the common practice we think it is. Instead it has become so common to us, it has been minimised and allocated a place of unimportance in our lives.
Earlier this year I came away from a few conversations where the take away message for me seemed to be "what you're seeking is right under your nose". Of course I took this message literally at first... I started 'looking' around, as if I was going to 'see' something I had missed before. I started to observe my day.. what am I doing naturally, willingly, irresistibly, that others would call 'work'. It certainly wasn't housework..lol.. because although I do that, I still have to bargain with myself to do it, if I had my way I would never have to spend time mopping the floor. I do it because the floor needs mopping, not because I have a need to mop!
All the while, evidence has been manifesting around me, but because it has been scattered and layered and woven into the fabric of my life, I never noticed... Until now.
What is the thing you're doing that apparently is the thing only you can do?
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Part 2: Finding your Hidden Strength
Part 3: Where do you step forward?
Part 4: Uncovering the story of who you really are