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[success]Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. ~ Helen Keller[/success]
This is the second in my Encourager series.
Remembering that Encouragers are our greatest cheerleaders, giving a wonderful gift from their heart to ours and deserve our unreserved praise and thanksgiving, today I want to introduce you to another deserving Encourager.
Drum roll please for Brian Hill, who has an uncanny knack for helping you find your life purpose, your passion.
Brian is a brilliant astrologer, and I don’t use that word lightly. He’s totally awesome. Amazing in fact. He has an astounding ability to get right to the heart of the matter of who you truly are. And then meshes your passion and your purpose managing to create a wonderful synergistic life experience whereby you KNOW that what you do makes a difference in your world.
This is what Brian says:
Astrology is a profound and practical tool for understanding your life. It is, however, written in an ancient and symbolic language. I have been given the gift to understand this language. I find joy in using my gift of understanding this cosmic tool, to help you find the joyous meaning in your life.
And this is why Brian is in the spotlight today. My guest author. After you’ve read his guest post, you’ll be excited to know that we’re giving away a free half hour reading with him. Lucky you. More below…
“Simply put, the universe operates in perfect order. The orange tree always gifts us with oranges and the apple tree always gifts us with apples. They never get confused and try to gift us with bananas. As part of nature, we also are imbued with a one of a kind gift, a talent, that special something wonderful to share with our world. But unlike the rest of nature we may also be imprinted with confusion and doubt.
The lucky orange and apple trees only have to deal with the weather, the quality of the soil, getting enough water and the infestation of unfriendly creatures. But we, as part of the human condition, are often challenged with confusion and doubt, two devastatingly destructive elements.
Confusion befuddles us when we are trying to get in touch with our special gift. When I ask people, “What do you want to do with your life?” often the response is, “I don’t know.” This happened again recently when I was counseling a middle aged, intelligent man who was having success in his job but not in his life. His job provided all the material comforts he needed but it didn’t feed his soul. He came to me for any hope of guidance possible for him to find joy in his life.
During the session I explained his birth chart as I normally do. For the first thirty minutes he sat there with his elbows on the table and his hands covering the lower part of this face. He was stoic, offering me no feedback for his own cause. At that point I said, “If you could do anything you wanted to do, what would you do?” He removed his hands from his face, his eyes welled and he said, “I don’t have any idea?” I then took a quick glance at his Venus placement on his chart and my intuition kicked in. I asked, “Have you ever heard of David Mc Cullough?” He sat back in the chair, slumped down and started to cry. After a moment he said, “I want to be David Mc Collough!”
David Mc Collough is a Pulitzer Prize Winner for his narrative history writing. The despondent middle-aged man sitting across from me had a passion for naval history hidden deep in his inner world. He was confused for a myriad of reasons but all imprinted by an external world that did not encourage his special gift.
How about you? Do you know your special gift? If you don’t here’s a clue: it makes your heart feel like its in love.
The second challenge your special gift faces is doubt. And make no mistake about it, doubt is a killer. It would be like pouring poison in the soil of an orange or apple tree. There’d be no way, you’d ever taste that fruit. If you live in doubt you do without.
So what’s the antidote for doubt? Faith. Confidence. Positive expectation. Belief in success. All are wonderful concepts until your wrestling with the demon doubt. You know what you want to do. You know your passion but your mind blares with ”but…but…but.” And…sometimes you just need a little encouragement. Encouragement to us humans is like the sunshine and water is to the orange and apple tree.
Chances are high if anyone ever encouraged that middle-aged lover of naval history to write the stories of his favorite ships, he might have been an award-winning author himself. As it happened when he left our session his confusion was gone, he was perfectly clear what his gift was and he was totally encouraged to begin writing. He was going to sow his special seed and look forward to his harvest.
If you’re clear about what makes your heart sing, your feet dance and your passion soar, you are one of the lucky ones. Then all you need is the necessary dose of encouragement and you’re on your way. “Wait a minute,” you might say. “Where do I get this encouragement? I can’t find it in the supermarket.” True it’s not on the shelves and it can’t be bought but you can find it in most hearts and it’s given away for free. So how can you get your fair share? Simple. Give some away. We all need it. So begin to encourage others. Remember just like the orange tree and the apple tree we are part of nature and the law of life is that we reap what we sow, we harvest what we seed. The more we give encouragement, the more we are filled with it and the more encouragement we will receive.
To reiterate, your universe is in perfect order. Remember there is the seed of a special gift within your soul. Discover it and honor it. Then cultivate it with self-encouragement and by encouraging others. What you sow, you shall reap. That’s the law.
The bottom line is that your essence of being resides in your special gift and in its harvest lies the fulfillment of your life.”
Thank you Brian, that was so totally you.
And now another drum roll. To have a free reading with Brian, simply respond in the comment section, yes I want a reading…or just yes will do. Whatever floats your boat. The winner will be chosen randomly by Brian so have at it.
You can find more about Brian here.
And please keep on encouraging one another, we can all use it.