The most powerful weapon on Earth is the human soul on fire – Ferdinand Foch.
This is an extension of summin’ I first wrote to 6,500 peeps on the Your Life YOUR Way Tuesday Inspiration email list. Today, I want to share it with you. Yes, it freaks me the eff out to be putting it out there in the world for millions of people to see … AND I’m going to do it anyway. – Tia Sparkles.
Hi Gorgeous.. may I tell you my innermost thoughts today?
I’m moved by a realisation I just had & am compelled to share with you. Intimate, raw straight from my soul. I’m not going to edit or cut it out. Tia uncensored, yo.
Okay, I am out assisting a coaching course all weekend and have been thinking about values, passion, purpose as I just launched Sparkle Flight Club a few days ago.
Know what came to me a few hours ago, after years of pondering these topics?
That we go on and on about wishing we could find our purpose and passion and make a great living doing what we love, but we put SO much energy into “finding”, that we forget a very.important.thing.
We forget that the thing we’re trying so hard to find, wasn’t lost to start with so no matter how hard you try, how in heck can you find something that isn’t even lost!?
What if your passion, purpose, path, reason for being, watchumacallit, is already here?
In you. Waiting to be discovered. Rediscovered. Set free?
What if, you don’t find your purpose or passion, you allow it. CREATE it. Lean into it.
Recognise it. Birth it. Embrace it.
Somewhere deep inside you, the truth is alive and you know it. You just can’t see it.. or may be afraid to acknowledge it.
Tell me if this is you – all the hopes and dreams and goals you have, are all leading you to the one thing you want most in your life.
Yes, you want to be happy. Fulfilled. Wake up feeling alive and excited about your life. Fill that aching void in your belly and soul that yearns for an unnamed ‘more’.
But more than anything, you want to feel like your life has a purpose.
You’re here for something bigger than yourself. To learn and grow and experience and make a difference in the world in only a way that you can. There’s more to it than your daily routine and you know it.
I know, I felt the same.
There was a yearning in me, an urgency to get out of my own way, move past my fears and excuses, get unstuck and make service, joy, and gratitude the biggest cornerstones of my life.
It took me 20 months – almost 2 YEARS of wanting to create this online space for a community close to my heart, before I finally stopped waiting and just DID it.
Stopped waiting to get it perfect, waiting for the right time, right topic, right people, right sign, right who-knows-what. In the meantime, my confidence + enthusiasm were waning, my energy flagging, my soul dying just a little with each day I ignored its call.
The answer is not found before something is made. It isn’t found before something is finished. The answer to a situation is to begin. – Michael Drebert.
Till one day, the call got so loud it was all in or bust. Turns out, the only thing I needed was to BELIEVE in my vision and ACT on it. Learn the basics, trust in myself, and go for Gold.
I was so scared on Monday that my heart beat faster all day at the thought of giving wings to this vision.
But I knew I had to either share it with the world or shelve it forever. And shelving? Is not an option. My commitment to love, joy, and making a positive difference in the world gives my life meaning and so I will act inspite of fear of failure or rejection.
When I took that leap of faith, I KNEW it was meant to be. And I wondered why I had let fear of the unknown stop me for so long. As will you, when you finally act on the idea that won’t leave you alone in your waking and sleeping moments.
When you stand tall, listen to your heart and soul and declare to the world “THIS IS ME, THIS IS WHAT I WANT, AND NOTHING / NO-ONE WILL STOP ME ANYMORE, LEAST OF ALL ME”!
THAT’S what happens when you live a life of purpose.
Nothing is too embarrassing or scary when you’re lit from within, when your soul is on fire burning with passion and a mission bigger than you!
Well okay, it’s scary as f**k but you feel the fear and do it anyway.
I got sick of talking about and trying to “manifest” my desire by sticking a toe out instead of diving into the water. Of hearing people say how amazing my life is, what a great community I have created, how adventurous, creative, and passionate I am… and cringing inside thinking “If only they knew…”
That I am scared a LOT and never feel like I am doing enough. I expect the world from myself and constantly feel like I let myself down. That I talk about getting out of your way and acting in spite of your fears, but was standing squarely like a DEMENTOR in front of my own vision!
I wake up every day and CHOOSE happiness. Faith. Belief. Joy.
This used to come naturally to me as a child but got buried as an adult, overtaken by doubt, insecurity, fear, a frustrated helplessness. I clearly SAW my ‘potential’ but never felt like I was stepping into it fully. 80% yes, but I want more. I want 110%!! Do you?
So why is living a life true to you VITAL to your wellbeing?
Who you become in the process, the risks you take, the self awareness, the stretching outside your comfort zone, the trust and faith needed to be in the moment, take action, and let the best laid plans go in directions you never imagined and trust that it will all work out, to become that person, THAT is the purpose of your life!
If you’re feeling that same sense of urgency I felt and are done waiting, resisting, and letting fear run your life, it’s time for you to take that step and explore your soul.
I believe that your heart knows. Your soul knows, even if you can’t see what it is exactly just yet.
Be quiet and listen. Get messy. Feel your way through. Be guided from within.
Will you promise yourself one thing?
Whether you do this on your own or with me, will you INVITE your calling to be revealed to you?
Be the master of your life and refuse to let circumstances define you or drag you down for even ONE MORE SECOND? Experiment with your passions, play with your ideas, trust in a bigger purpose, look for clues in your own life, do what makes you smile and laugh, choose love over fear?
This is important.
We, the world, we NEED you to come alive.
As you go about your day, check in with yourself - are you living the life you truly want? Do you even know what that looks like? If so, how can you create it? What do you need to do next? How can you align with your values? What can you change? Let go of? Bring in? What do you want more of? Less of? How can you love and respect yourself more? What inspires you? What are you passionate about?
PLEASE do what you can to ensure that your time on Earth is well spent. So that you have no regrets at the end of your days.
If you feel drawn to do so, join me + a gorgeous community of sparkletastic beings for 30 days of soul searching + authentic conversations, as we drop the masks & get real about what matters to us.
Just like I did right now.
If not, commit to your calling anyway.
I don’t care how it happens for you, as long as it does. You deserve a life 100% true to yourself.
Don’t waste another day wishing you had taken more risks, followed your heart’s true desires, be who you wanted to be. Explore, challenge yourself, dare to follow the beat of your own drummer.
Say YES to courage + connection + living your life YOUR way. Say NO to restrictions + shoulds + living a life someone else wants for you!
Sh*t! I started off writing a few lines and have written a book now.. lol. Kinda overflowing with love and gratitude for you at the moment and sending you LOADS. Know that you are seen, heard, felt, adored.
Please leave me a comment and tell me, what’s coming up for you? Is there something you’re being called to do but haven’t taken the leap of faith yet? What’s it gonna take?
When you share, you give others permission to share as well AND inspire people who need to hear just what you have to say. Lives get touched, transformed, healed. And puppies frolic. Word.
Thanks for reading. You matter and I love you, you brave, passionate Sparklepants, you!
UPDATE: Today is Sept 27th, a day after I wrote this post here. At 4am, while I was approving forum registrations + checking out the first few posts by members, I was suddenly hit by this incredible feeling of OMG.. YES! This is finally happening! There were times I almost gave up, well, I quit for about a year, but I came back to it because it wouldn’t leave.me.alone. If there’s a dream you have that just.won’t.go.away, hang in there, have patience and don’t give up!! It’s only a matter of time, Darling. And if that time is now, take a leap of faith and come join us at Sparkle Flight Club.
30 day purpose + passion + inner self + gratitude journey in an online community experience. Starts October 1st, 2012. CLICK FOR DEETS + TO SIGN UP.
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