Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What Makes You Come Alive?

Today is Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive.  And then go do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.  –Howard Thurman

There's something magic about people who are following their passion, whatever it is.  Their lives just seem to click.  Wonderful synchronicities happen in their lives. What is is about them that causes everything to work out that way?  

The expression "going with the flow" may suggest an answer.  We are essentially beings of energy, not only as Soul.  Our bodies are really energy, as well.  When energy is flowing freely within us, everything just works in our lives.  Our problems aren't obstacles, but merely challenges. 

These days, psychologists and health care workers alike speak of "blocked energy."  How does our energy get blocked up?  Transformational healer Joel Bruce Wallach says that most blocks start out as "stuck feelings or thoughts that are unresolved."  If you're not doing something you love with your life, then it's pretty obvious that there must be some stuck feelings in your heart or unresolved thoughts in your head.  Perhaps you feel that the thing you would love to do just won't pay the bills, or that you are just not good enough at it to make it worthwhile.  These kinds of thoughts create energy blocks, too.

There are any number of counselors you can go to who will help you figure out what you're blocking, but even they can't help you if you aren't willing to do the required inner work to bring to light the energy blocks that you may be hiding.  There could be some emotional trauma in your past that is creating the block.  Or your blockage could even have originated in a past life.  

Over the last few months, I've mentioned meditation and contemplation techniques again and again, because I believe that these practices, done on a daily basis, are essential to becoming more awake and aware of what is going on in our lives.  Meditation is an invaluable tool for introspection.  Who are you, really?  What makes you tick?  Why did you come into this life?  What was it you wanted to accomplish in life?  

Some people can read about meditation and then try it themselves and it works great.  Others need a teacher to give them a start.  Whatever works for you, do that.  Then, if you still need the help of a counselor of some type, find one whose technique resonates with you.  Do the inner work, and find out what excites your passion.  :-)

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