What are your Soul's greatest gifts?
This is a big question! I know. It’s a good one though, right?
How often do you stop to really think about what the quality of your Soul actually feels like?
In a world where we are distracted by never ending to do lists, places to go, people to see, bills to pay and goals to achieve, it can be easy for the Soul to become a wall flower at this party we call life.
I do believe this world would be a better place if we were all in closer connection to our Souls. Not only would that bring greater peace of mind for ourselves, we would also open up our hearts to celebrate the unique Soul qualities of everyone around us as well.
Every Soul brings its own uniqueness to this world; and the most interesting thing I learned when I studied astrology was that often these qualities can act as opposites to one another, or even clash outright with each other as well!
Despite this tension that occurs, they are still the qualities of the Soul. It turns out, the Soul actually needs tension in order to grow and I love how clearly astrology teaches us the purpose behind our differences.
The thing is, if we are not aware of this, we often make the assumption that if another Soul is shining bright in opposition to us, that there is something bad about that.
I won’t go too deep into astrology here, because that’s not really the point, so I’ll keep it simple with this example.
On one side of the zodiac we have the sign of Aries, an energy that expresses itself as highly self focused, and on the other end of the zodiac, we have the sign of Libra, an energy that is highly other focused.
If we see each sign through the lens of judgement, we would say that one side can express qualities of selfishness and the other side is prone to qualities of codependency.
The question to ask is this:
Is there another way we can interpret these qualities so that we have a deeper understanding of their purpose and the gifts that are meant to arise from them?
When we shine the light of love and understanding on each side, we see that the highly self focused energy of Aries is a Soul that came into this lifetime to REALLY get to know themselves this time around.
Most likely they’ve spent lifetimes of selfless service, giving up their own identity in order to survive or fit in. This lifetime the Soul is here for a different experience. Aries is here to know themselves deeply as they lead the charge and light a fire for the rest of us with their enthusiasm while they inspire others to follow their way of doing things.
And if we chose to shine the light of love and understanding on the quality of codependency, we can see that this energy of Libra is someone who has probably spent many lifetimes focused on getting to know themselves well and the Soul chose this lifetime to really get to know how others operate. This allows them the ability to be highly sensitive to the needs of others. They are the peace keepers of the zodiac and are great at helping people see different points of view. What a gift!
This is only one example from the zodiac, there are 5 more pairs of opposites, and you don’t have to have a sun sign of Aries or Libra to understand these energies. We all carry all of the energies of the zodiac within us in one way or another.
The reason I share this example today is that, chances are, the thing that you feel most judged, criticized or ashamed of is most likely your Soul’s greatest gift!
Stop and breathe that in for a second.
It all comes down to perspective.
We were all given different qualities to express and shine in the world.
None are better or worse than others.
I like to think that we are all pieces that fit into the big puzzle of life.
Have you ever done a puzzle only to get to the end and realize a piece is missing?
It doesn’t matter if that piece was a deep solid blue piece meant to complete the sky or one of those intricate pieces that somehow manages to be the stem, petal and the golden centre of the bloom of a flower all at the same time…
When a piece is missing, you notice it!
Not only do you notice it, it feels deeply unnerving that that piece isn’t there.
That is how important your spark is in this world!
Your unique light completes the puzzle of life.
It can be difficult to trust that being ourselves in this world will be met by love from others. The truth is, it may not be.
The tension that is created when you live from a place of deep and soulful authenticity is what helps the rest of us grow.
It is also what inspires the rest of us to step into our uniqueness as well!
It takes courage and strength and support from those who do resonate with you to live life from this place.
And when you do start to align yourself with the light of your own Soul, those who do understand you and resonate with you will naturally be drawn to you, because they can see you now.
This week you have permission to take all of the parts of yourself that are hiding under the couch or at the back of the closet (who knows where those puzzle pieces go???) and start to recognize them as your greatest gifts.
The thing is, when we step onto the path of loving all of ourselves, for better and for “worse” (it’s all for the better by the way), this is what starts to light up our world.
Knowing that there are only right answers, take three big breaths, ask your mind to suspend any judgements for a few moments and ask yourself this. . .
What are my Soul’s greatest gifts?
Please share with anyone who may need to hear these words right now.
May we all support one another to uplift the heart of our world to greater experiences of love, health & harmony.
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