My book, Soulfully Ablaze, which I’ve been using as a framework for these 40 guided Places of Pause (PoPs) begins a new chapter today: SPARKING. Are you ready for a SPARK of ignition, wherever you are in the world and in life today?
Living a lit up, sparking life, need not be dependent on knowing and seeing clearly the path forward. It does not require you to wholly understand your gifts, your destiny, or your why. It is not dependent upon a sense of potent proficiency. Perhaps this is the most needed nudge thus far.
If you don’t know your exact next steps, your whys, your hows, or your whats, not to worry. They’re coming. When you see your next step, take it.
My friend, keep walking. Don’t give up. Don’t lose heart. Don’t quit.
Keep cultivating places where you can be yourself,
claim your unique passions and purpose,
find ways to collaborate with others,
and boldly build these rhythms of PoPs into your day-to-day life,
taking time to fuel yourself from deep within.
This way of life will become as effortless as the thrumming of your heart.
BE Still. Surrender.
Our brains often zing at lightning speed.
Our bodies can endeavor to keep up with
the endless lists, needs, and opportunities.
But here, invite the buzzing, the zinging,
Here, there is peace, there is rest.
Just breathe and BE.
Ponder. Go deeper.
What are some things, people, or places you love—hobbies, places you’ve visited in the past, people you’ve met, or things you dream of doing in the future? Go for a walk and speak into a voice memo in your phone or write about it, with as much detail as you can muster. Pay attention to how you feel, where your thoughts go, and amble on this path for a bit. Stoke the fire of your heart’s desire—there is a treasure here.
Consider reading this a few times, as a declaration of how you want to BE as you walk through life:
I commit to keep walking.
I’m not giving up. I’m not losing heart. I’m not quitting.
I am cultivating places where I can BE myself,
claiming my unique passions and purpose,
finding ways to collaborate with others,
and boldly building these rhythms of PoPs into my day-to-day life,
taking time to fuel myself from deep within.
This way of life is becoming as effortless as the thrumming of my heart.
What are a few of your greatest passions … and what are a few places of challenge or brokenness in the world that most capture your attention? Are there two dots that you might connect? Go on a treasure hunt online or in conversations with your friends who are good at brainstorming. Do one thing to expand this connection a bit. Let go of needing to see exactly how it will all work. Just explore a bit and see what happens.
For a guided Place of Pause (PoP), check out this PDF reading with excerpts from Live Ablaze and Soulfully Ablaze, the video below about today’s PoP, or the complete video series (all are free) of 10-minute PoPs.
Given the state of our world – the Corona virus pandemic, school and work closures, challenges to global markets and personal paychecks – we must take a few moments to BE still and to pause. These days, more than ever, there has been much clamoring for our attention 24-7 with LOUD, FEAR-based, PANIC-inducing messages – but let’s practice peace, together, amidst these stormy days. I share these PoPs so you can FILL UP with peace and navigate this wild and crazy season with strength and courage.
You are loved.
We belong to each other.
Let’s standTALL together and light up the world!
My love is with and for you, my friend. Have a most blessed and beautyFULL day!
xo, -Sarah DT ❤️