Are you wrestling with some of these big questions?
How can I create more meaning in my life?
What shall I do with the next 5 or 10 years of my life? With the rest of my life?
What am I passionate about?
What will bring me more joy?
I know how you can find answers to these questions. Let me start with a story.
Finding My Answers
In 2002 I had been searching for my calling for more than a decade and was in despair of ever finding it.
I had a wonderful husband, work I enjoyed, and overall a life I loved.
And still something significant was missing.
I had tried countless books, classes, workshops, and processes. All valuable, useful, good resources.
And still no answer for me.
Then I got Clarity coached. I learned about lights on and following your lights.
But still no calling. In fact, I was most lit up about not working. That was not the answer I was looking for!
But something resonated with me so I followed the coaching.
I did my assignments, assignments that lit me up. I took Italian classes, got a funny T-shirt, and followed what I was curious about.
As I learned to discern when I was lights on and lights off, I choose more lights on. I kept following my lights, my energy, and my curiosity as I tried things and explored possibilities.
Along the way, I had more fun, felt more joy, felt more alive. I became much happier and more optimistic and I was more able to see possibilities.
Eventually I realized I wanted to use Clarity’s coaching approach to help other women discover and create lives they loved. This was the calling I’d been seeking.
I found my answers by following my lights.
Since then I’ve used this approach to help many other women discover what calls to them, what they’re passionate about, and what would bring more meaning and joy to their lives.
What Do I Mean By Lights?
Energy is the force or current in you that creates aliveness and vitality. You can’t see energy. You can, however, sense, see, and hear its effects.
Your “lights” are a visible and audible reflection of your personal energy. They tell you what energizes and enlivens you, what makes you more alive, what you love, what you’re passionate about.
When your energy is high, it shows in your physiology: your eyes, your face, your voice, your body. You have a sparkle; an actual twinkle in your eye, a spring in your step, a lilt in your voice, a glow. There’s a visible radiance, aliveness, and vitality. You feel energized and enlivened.
We think the answers to life’s big questions like what to do with our lives are in our heads. We wait for the giant thunderbolt or some sign from the Universe. We try and try to figure it out.
But the clues we seek are in us, in our energy, in what lights us up! (Our energy is one of the ways the Universe speaks to us.)
Your lights are an internal GPS. This built-in navigation system for living can guide you to more meaning, passion, joy, and vitality.
And who doesn’t want more of all that?!?!
What lights you up is a simple and profound tool for guiding your life.
Use this inner GPS to make big and small choices in your life. Day by day, moment by moment, choose what lights you up.
The blue dress or the red dress? This logo for your business or that one? This project or that one? This relationship? This way of self-care? Time with which friend?
Follow your lights to discover and explore possibilities. Which ideas, actions, or paths light you up? Whether it’s a spark of curiosity, a tiny beam of light, or a blinding beacon, follow it.
What do you notice? Where does that lead you? What can you see from there? What’s the next step that lights you up? And the next? And the next?
Along the way, you’ll find more joy, aliveness, and fun. You’ll become more satisfied, fulfilled, and heart connected. And as you are more lit up, you become more likely to connect with and do more of what brings meaning to your life.
The puzzle of figuring out what your Mission in life is will likely take some time. It is not a problem to be solved in a day and night. It is a learning process” writes Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?
If you are willing to notice and follow the inner wisdom of your lights, you will navigate your way to more meaning, joy, and passion. And have fun doing it!
How does this strike you? What is meaningful to you at this time in your life? How are you finding and living what brings you joy and really matters to you? Please click on Comments below, scroll down, and write away.