Aspire Magazine: Inspiration for a Woman's Soul.(TM) Dec/Jan 2019 Aspire Magazine Final - Page 30

Your soul’s purpose isn’t defined or limited by finding the one reason you are here. On the contrary, it encompasses a multitude of passions that inspire soul-hearted living. Following your heart and living purposefully takes “ab-soul-lute” trust in yourself. Here are four sacred practices to assist you: 1 Visualize when you were a little girl and had twenty minutes for recess. The You may feel afraid that if you follow your soul’s calling you will make a mistake, displease someone, or lose what you already have. Out of fear, you may avoid listening to your heart and drift aimlessly through life without a soul compass. You may stay too long in a soul-sucking job or relationship, afraid to venture out of your comfort zone and do makes you feel fully alive. Your habitual comfort zones, when they suppress your soul expression, might more accurately be called “deadening zones.” They are like the yellow tape outlining a body at a crime scene, keeping all the fear in―and keeping everything else out. In order to express who you truly are, you must step outside the confines of these dead zones and move toward, rather than away from, what you fear. You must follow your heart and soul whatever that looks like for you. 30 bell would ring, and for twenty precious minutes, time stood still and the universe of possibility opened up to you. What were those expansive dreams? What lit you up? What experiences did you choose? Now become aware of the daily experiences that inspire you, create joy, or make your heart sing. Notice the common elements that run through these experiences and let them guide the choices you make. 2 Journal or write down your core values, what you hold dear, the aspects of your life that matter most, and the non-negotiables in your life. These are your soul elements. Ask yourself: Am I channeling most of my time and energies here? If not, what is getting in the way? How can I allocate more time, energy, and attention to these core soul elements? This will require that you set healthy boundaries so that you create more time and energy for these soul-fulfilling experiences. | December 2018 / January 2019