It wasn't an accident was it?
It's been calling you for a long time,
It just "felt right".... "like you needed to do this"..
And then you did.
You studied, you gained all of your knowledge.
And if you're like most practitioners I know,
you now get these bouts of self doubt..
"Who Am I To Advise People?!"
Every one of us goes through these times.
I still get bouts after many years of a full time practice!
Each one of us has been called to bring our gifts forward.
It hasn't been easy -
we've had to delve deep into the shadows and into the books
over and over again.
And you're still here..
Because you have a gift.
I'm not saying this in a way to hold you on a pedestal.
It is a mere fact.
You are here to serve our community with your gift.
When you look at your gift with the perspective of I have and you don't, it will create a separation. And any separation between me and the world will trigger that old fight/flight! It will cause you to zig zag all over the place, get really tired or anxious.
The fact is,
every one has a gift.
This one happens to be yours.
Is it time to honour it?
Show up for it each day?
Practice it, hone it?
Don't run away from it?
It's as simple as cooking for the people with the gift of cooking.
As painting for the people with the gift of painting.
As gardening for the people with the gift of gardening.
The list goes on.
Your gift is no different.
Of no better or less service to the world.
Take that gift, accept it and bring it out into the world.
It's so ok for that gift to not be perfect, for you to not be perfect,
but each day, turn up and respect that gift that you were just born with.