My philosophy and straight up passion is this idea of "Soul Shine". That we have a VERY specific set of talents and when they all come together, we can rock this world and change it for good. Yogis would call this your unique Dharma or path. When you are living from the center of your dharma, you've got it. Things come together and you are on fire! You are making waves and people start to sit up straight and pay attention. Things flow and you are in the zone. It's a rare thing these days because we are told over and over, 'You can be, do and have ANYTHING!" And while that is truer than ever, you're not meant to be, do and have everything. You are meant to be wholly, 100% you. You are meant to channel ALL of your gifts, because hello! That's a MAJOR clue from the universe that this is your path. If you're good at it, do more of it! Yesterday, I was caught up in the world of Youtube and discovered a women who is living 100 million percent from the center of her dharma. She is on fire.
Have you heard of Robyn O'Brien? This woman is outstanding. She has taken her talents and background as a former financial and food industry analyst, and is now using it to charge forward and confront what's happening in our food system in this country. Her passion is undeniable and you can tell that with every ounce of who she is she has found her path and purpose. Her soul is shining bright and clear! I encourage you to watch her talk with Marianne Williamson entitled Food, Wellness and Politics. Her talk is about 30 minutes of the 2 hour discussion. Think of it as a soul study. Study her ease. Study her passion. Study her pure inner wisdom that knows this is her souls work. It's truly remarkable.
Wouldn't you love to be so on fire with a passion for change and to live every day utilizing your gifts for the betterment of our world?
No worries--you totally can! Here's a little exercise to get your soul working towards your dharma.
Grab yourself a piece of paper and pen. (I'm serious, don't just do this in your head.)
Answer the following questions:
Who are you? (This isn't a trick question...literally, what is your name?)
What do you love to do?
Who do you do those things for? (Or who could you do those things for?)
What do those people need or want?
How do they change or transform as a result of what you gave them?
Then put it all together. Here is an example:
My name is Jenna Raynell. I love to inspire and teach yoga to young women who need direction, inspiration, and confidence. As a result of my teaching, these women feel empowered to take action, shine brightly, and live from the center of their soul.
And there you have it! Your dharma, your passion, your project and purpose in this world. Of course, it is continually evolving and growing just as you are continually growing and evolving. But with that, I have the mission statement of my life. I can easily make decisions about careers, activities, and volunteer work by running it through my mission statement filter. If it's in alignment with my statement, it's a go!
Need help crafting your mission statement? Ready to share it with the world? Leave me a comment below! I'd love to help you out and hear your beautiful soul's mission on this earth!
To living and letting your soul shine!