A Journey To: Awareness, Acceptance, and Agape Love!
The Third 30 Days: Agape Love
Days 79 – 85
Congratulations on making it through the 2nd week of the last 30 days… How did you do? Were you able to Forgive or feel Forgiven? Other than creating and calling my top 25 most impactful people, last week was my favorite! Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions? If you do, feel free to send them to Lilly@WhenYouNeedaFriend.com.
First we focused on the awareness of the EGO and then we sat with ourselves to figure out if there was someone we needed to forgive… Now, it is time to live as if it were the last day of your life! Welcome to the next week, the week we find our passions. Click Here to watch this video for inspiration and help finding your passion.
Follow your Passion and You’ll NEVER Work a Day in Your Life!
Do you remember yourself as a child? What were the things you loved to do? What did you want to be when you grew up? Take a moment and reflect on your younger self. Feel the feelings “flying like a superhero” brings or “twirling like a ballerina” and write these feelings down in your journals. Now write down the attributes that further describe yourself, when doing this action. Let me provide an example:
Before the age of 5, when people would ask me, “Lilly, what do you want to be when you grow up? My answer was; “I want to be a Mommy!” If I look at what a “Mommy” represented to me, I can see how I gravitated to a career that offered the opportunity to create, protect, serve, nurture, teach, give advice, accept, fix boo-boo’s and make a difference! It didn’t matter what career I had, from being a babysitter, bank teller, sales & marketing representative, to becoming a radio show host and writing this blog, I loved everything I was offered to do!
Some passions can be transferred to a career and other passions can be transferred to a significant part of your lifestyle but regardless of how you experience your passions, allowing them to flow just makes your spirit soar!
Psychologist Dr. David Baker Hargrove had shared…
“I was a runner throughout high school, in the military and through my 20’s. Then I stopped. More importantly, I completely forgot how much I enjoyed it and how therapeutic/meditational it was for me. I became inspired by watching the 2012 Summer Olympics and remembered how much I enjoyed running. I thought, ‘at 49, I’m too old to start running again,’ but I gave it a try. This past December 2014, I ran my very first half marathon! If someone is willing to look at their lives with an open mind, there is always something in the immediate present where passion can be found.”
Remembering what brings joy to your heart will reignite a Passion in your Spirit!
Sometimes, our Limited Beliefs keep us from following our passions… Limiting beliefs like; I am not good enough, not smart enough or too old to learn or change careers! I am sure you can add a few more… I wrote a blog on Limited Beliefs, Click Here to read it!
The last example I want to share was when my husband, Robert, was asked; “If you could do anything you truly want for a career and money was not an issue, what would you do?” His reply was; “I would start a 501c3 (not-for-profit) to help the elderly age with dignity!”
Then Robert was asked, “What is keeping you from starting this organization?” Robert replied, “Money, I would like to provide for my family!” It was at that moment that we learned that the CEO of The Red Cross makes $500,000.00 a year! Wow… Sometimes our limited beliefs keep us from following our dreams!
Perhaps the previous exercise on what you wanted to be as a child didn’t help because you wanted to be a “Fire truck” when you grew up, like my brother. 😉 So, here is another exercise… Ask yourself, “If time or money were not an issue, what would I want to do? In your journals, write your feelings and the descriptive attributes needed to create what you want.
We were all created with a purpose in life… Sometimes we are born with this knowing and other times, we need to seek it. So, we need to allow our self to dream and allow this knowing to flow through us by trying new things. What happens when this flow stops? Well, our body, mind and spirit begin to feel discontented. If we feel discontented, perhaps it could lead to a New Adventure or it could lead to the Fear of the Unknown.
“The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know!”
Let’s look at “Fears”… What IS the worst that could happen? Click Here to view how to embrace your Fear of Failure.
So what if I fail? Then we discover new gifts & lessons and how NOT to do something again! How about if we ask the question… What if I succeed?
There were times when I knew nothing about something, like when I was asked to host my own radio show, but I trusted that the Holy Spirit within me would guide me every step of the way… Had I said; “oh, I don’t know how to be a host!” or “I never went to school to host a radio show!” then, I would have never experienced ALL the Blessings and Joy I have received over the last years. I would have not known the thrill of learning from all my guests or became a Life Coach! There were many times I had my doubts and insecurities of not being good enough but deep within I know where my strength comes from and know I can do all things! (Philippians 4:13)
Take the time this week to sit with yourself and your passions. Allow yourself to dream and think outside the box.
- Make a list of people you most admire what they do. Ask yourself; “What is it they do? Is this something I would enjoy?
- Look at organizations that are making a difference and Volunteer!
- Create a vision board. Click Here to Learn how to make a Vision Board.
If you still don’t know what you want… Click Here to view another video on passion.
This is your life and if you are not living the life of your dreams, who is? It is time to discover your passions… You Deserve It!
Write about your experience and feelings about yourself in your journal, and please remember to do your Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) and Be Gentle (BG) with yourself. (Journal on both.)
You can do this… I believe in you!!!
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