What do you really love to do? What have you always loved to do? I’m not talking about what you do for a living or what you’ve taught yourself to be good at because you though you should… I want to know what it is that you LOVE to do. Is it writing? Drawing or painting? Playing guitar? Experimenting in the kitchen and coming up with new dishes? Whipping up cool little computer programs?
Now, when was the last time you allowed yourself to enjoy doing it?
I asked this question in the Vibe Shifters Tribe this weekend, and now I’m asking you, because it’s really important. The things we love to do are one of the strongest connections that we have to Source and to Who We Really Are.
When we immerse ourselves in the things that we most love doing, this is when we open up the channels to the creative force and intelligence that underlies all things; this is when we most feel our connection to everything that is. It’s one of the best ways we have of regenerating and re-energizing ourselves; of letting our inner light shine out in the way that it was always meant to.
When we are doing the things that make us happiest, we remember who we’re meant to be. Figure out what you loved to do – remember the things that made your heart sing. Remember who you are.
What makes your heart sing?
If you’re not sure where to start, then make a list of things that you used to do, back in the days when you had free time. For me, I used to love:
- Drawing – when I was a kid, I was always doing pencil sketches or working with my oil pastels.
- Cooking – I’ve always loved experimenting in the kitchen. I can create something that tastes great out of whatever happens to be on hand. I’m even working on a book of original recipes that I’ve created – no pressure, just something I work on when I feel like it.
- Music – I used to write songs. Lyrics and melodies (I don’t actually play an instrument, but I am capable of picking out any melody that I hear on a piano, and I can sing.) At one point, over a decade ago, I even worked with someone to come up with arrangements for some of my songs. It’s something I hope to get back to someday.
- Reading – I was one of those kids who always had her nose stuck in a book. Given a choice between a party and a night alone to read, I’d always pick the book. I don’t read much “fun stuff” anymore – most of the stuff I read these days is stuff that I want to learn more about. I’d like to start reading for fun again.
Make your list. Let yourself remember how you used to feel doing all those things. Can you remember what it was like to lose yourself in a sketch or a sculpture? To completely forget about the time while you were painting or writing your poetry? Can you imagine what it would be like to feel like that again?
Maybe it’s time to allow yourself to slip into that world again…
A gift to yourself
It doesn’t matter what else is happening in your life – if you gave up what you love to do in favour of something more “secure”, for instance. If there was something that you loved, something that you still wish you could do, then you can still do it. More importantly, you need to do it.
I’m not telling you to quit your job and take up basket weaving as a career. I’m telling you to go buy yourself some materials and give yourself the gift of fifteen minutes a day to weave those baskets; fifteen uninterrupted minutes that you can dedicate just to you, and just to your unique talent.
Fifteen minutes to lose yourself in something you absolutely love to do; to reconnect with the real you and reignite your passion for life, because that’s what this is all about – finding that spark that still exists within in you and letting it burn.
Give yourself that gift every day. Just fifteen minutes to let yourself bask in your happy; to do what you love to do, and to let your heart sing. It’ll make such a difference in every aspect of your life.
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