What Makes You Come Alive Is What The World Needs Most...
April 1, 2014
My children have inspired me to write about doing what makes you come alive this month. My oldest has sacrificed her social life almost completely to live her dream of becoming an Olympic equestrian rider and the only freshman in her college equestrian team to make it to the semi-finals. It amazes me because when I was her age, I had absolutely no clue what made me come alive, so I bounced all over the place with no direction of any kind. Looking back, I was like a ball in a pinball machine waiting for the next “thing” in life to whack me and move me in a different direction.
My middle child knows exactly what she wants to do when she grows up. She has been telling me she wants to sing, dance and be on stage since she could talk. I have absolutely no idea where she got her singing voice from but it really is quite amazing. She sings and dances her way through life on a daily basis, practicing in front of anything that will give her the slightest glimpse of her reflection. Her voice lessons start this week and honestly, I feel it is the beginning of the end so to speak.
Children naturally do what makes them happy. If they want to skip through the store, there is no thought as to whether they should or shouldn’t, they just do it because they know it makes them feel good. Once when we were waiting in the airport in Puerto Vallarta, I took my daughter’s hand and we skipped quite a distance through the terminal, laughing and giggling. Of course, we got stares but what seemed more amazing were the smiles we brought to people’s faces. Why is it then, that as we grow, we stop doing the things that truly make us come alive?
The world is in a period of transition right now. We need more and more people who believe in the possibility of doing what makes them happy for a living. If you look around, there are more and more of us doing what makes us happy for an actual living. Of course, sometimes we gift our services to others and they to us but we also deeply believe our purpose here on earth is to do what makes us come alive for a living.
I have recently been talking to someone near and dear to me about this exact thing. She has been raised with the mentality of “you must have documented, corporate experience” in doing ‘whatever’ in order to make a living at it. She is honestly an amazing artist. She can plan an event, decorate a house, create collages; she is a master at just about anything creative and has been her entire life. Her belief system, which creates her reality, is such that she cannot do what makes her come alive unless she has documented experience. Granted, if what brings you joy is being a neurosurgeon then it might behoove you (and your patients) to get a degree and have some experience.
When we live out of what truly, deeply makes us come alive, our light shines brighter and this in turn changes the entire world. It literally changes the energy in the universe.
Look out into the universe late at night; notice the brilliance of the stars, the Milky Way, the Big Dipper. Know that you too can shine and illuminate the world. That you come from the same energy as the stars in the heavens and the world needs your brilliance now more than ever.
I challenge you to take five minutes a day for thirty days to write down what made you come alive each day. Nothing complicated, it can be very simple, such as the smile of a stranger or the music in a store you visited. At the end of the month, you will have a great list of what feeds your soul which can help you get that much closer to your dreams, your purpose. Of course, if you need help along the way, feel free to contact me. I want to help as many people as I possibly can while here on this earth, in whatever way is needed.
Together, we can and will change the energy of the world, the universe.