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Tending to Your Passions
by Jill Abraham
If you love it, then it's your passion. If you follow the inner voice that leads you, it will take you where you want to be.
Many of us have put that little voice on the practical side and made the decision that we would be unrealistic or even irresponsible if we were to follow that inner guidance. However, that is where the magic lies.
It starts by tuning in and asking yourself what do I love to do?
When you answer honestly, what comes up? It may not even be something you have to think about. It's right there! You do it all the time whenever you can, whenever you have the opportunity. It's second nature to you.
The next question is how can I do more of what I love to do without the concern for producing an outcome (ie money or success)?
Maybe you love dancing? How can you start incorporating more dance into your life? Maybe you love acting and the theater? Where can you go to see a show or look for auditions?
Whatever you give your energy to will thrive. Just like the fruits and vegetables in your garden, you need to keep tending to them, every day. Give them love, water, fertilizer (organic of course) and compost. All of that sparks the life that bursts open the seeds.
If you're really serious about creating the life of your dreams, nothing will stop you. It's a day by day, step by step journey; one that requires your love, energy, attention, focus, and dedication.
And this is so cool. You never know WHY you are drawn to do something, but the little voice in your head that says "Go there. Do that." Those are the seeds of your destiny.
Whether it's a workshop or a retreat, a training or a lecture. Something inside is guiding you to do these things. Whatever it is you're pulled to do – just follow it. Trust it. Listen to it. You will never know why until later, looking back. And when you look back you will see how it all makes sense, and how it all came together.
Pulling the "weeds" from the garden of your mind is essential. Noticing thoughts like "I can't do this because…" or "I'll never be able to make a living..." or "If I had x, y, and z, THEN I'd be able to..."
All of these thoughts are self-sabotaging and self imposed, and they can stop you and all your passions and efforts right in your tracks. It's important to be aware of your self-limiting beliefs and replace them with your passion, dedication and commitment to that which you want to create and manifest in your life.
There is no doubt there will be hard work and some setbacks along the way, but keep pulling the weeds from the garden of your mind, and keep following the energy of life that is leading you to flourish towards your dreams - no matter what.
In the meantime, while you are manifesting your dreams, enjoy your life! Do work that inspires you! Work for companies that you believe in and that support your goals. Hang out with awesome, positive people who uplift and encourage you.
And most importantly, have fun!
Keep looking for the joy in everything you give yourself to - and while you are on your way to your dreams coming true, you will enjoy the road that is leading you to them!
Jill Abraham is presenting at the First Annual Love Yoga Fest, along with other incredible teachers and performers! Click here for details: http://loveyogafest.com/
Photograph by Ashley Bilodeau
August 15 – 17, 2014
Jill Abraham is owner and director of Power Yoga of Cape Cod, and co-owner of Power Yoga of Cape Cod Dennisport. She is a 500 Hour Certified Baptiste Instructor, 500 Hour Certified Kripalu Instructor, and a 500 HR. E-RYT with Yoga Alliance.
Jill created and leads the 200 HR. Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training at Power Yoga of Cape Cod.
In addition to teaching yoga, Jill is a Certified Health and Life Coach through Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner through The Ayurveda Academy in Seattle, WA, and a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Cookery School (founded by Annemarie Colbin in NYC).
She has been leading health and nutrition workshops since 2005. In addition, Jill is a lululemon athletic ambassador for the lululemon in Hingham, MA, and regularly organizes community projects throughout the year to raise funds and awareness for various non-profit organizations.
For more information about Jill's work visit www.poweryogaofcapecod.com or call 508.246.0714