What gets you fired up? What can you talk about for hours if you have a receptive ear? What lifts you up like nothing else can? What lights your spirit? Have an answer? That’s your genius. It can be one thing or many. Probably many. My genius is writing, healing, advising, and singing karaoke. Okay, I jest on the last one, but I do love karaoke!
Everyone has something they are a genius at. It’s that something that makes you feel joyful, energized and alive from the bottom of your heart to the top of your soul. If you don’t know what your genius is, ask the people who know you best what it is they are most grateful for for having you in their lives. No, you’re not fishing for compliments by asking. You’re just figuring out what your genius is. Danielle LaPorte says it best, “The gratitude you receive is a reflection of your genius.”
Two years ago I had no idea what my genius was. Sure, I had some vague idea of what my strengths were. But I had no idea what genius I held within me, let alone how to get it out. I always tell clients to take baby steps to get to the big picture. Baby step #1 – if you don’t know your genius – is taking stock on what people express gratitude to you for.
I feel most alive when I’m holding space for someone to explore themselves, their soul purpose, igniting their intuition and living the lives they are meant to live. I feel most joyful and present when I’m using energy medicine during a Reiki treatment, or using my intuition to help another find their way. Not too long ago I thought my gifts weren’t tangible and therefore weren’t “good enough” somehow. I thought that being an ear to friends (and strangers!) wasn’t something that could never be used other than to be a sounding board. I thought Reiki was something I’d only be able to practice on myself and close friends. I thought I was just “too sensitive”. I was wrong. And I’m glad I was!
It’s important to take note of what it is other people express gratitude to you for, because your genius is something that comes so naturally to you that you probably don’t even notice it.
Whatever your genius is, you not only can use it to live out your soul purpose, but you absolutely should! Get rid of the notion that your genius isn’t “good enough”. Instead, take a moment to be still. Reflect on what it is people thank you for the most. Think about what makes you feel most alive. Finding your genius enables you to tap into the power of your uniqueness and capitalize on your innate gifts. Finding your genius puts your focus on who you are and how you are. It helps you focus on taking action that is in alignment with that. You owe it to yourself – and the world – to take your genius, your soul purpose, and run with it.
Reading Danielle LaPorte’s “The Spark Kit” helped me take the spark within and light it into the fire that is this blog and my intuitive/psychic practice. Whether you’ve found your genius, are looking for it or just want to know what on earth you can do with it once you’ve brought it to light, just know you’re a genius at something and you should be damn proud of it.
What’s your genius? What makes you feel inspired & alive? How did you find your genius? Share your genius & the story of how you found it in the comments!
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