Talent is not destiny. It’s a resource.
Talent is not a cosmic SHOULDING. Talent adds to the beautiful scope of your free will.
Today let’s consider your relationship to something so personal and, mostly, beautiful. Because you do have talent.
That’s great. Just don’t make yourself a human sacrifice on the altar of your talent. Misuse of free will can cause talent to turn distracting or even ugly. For example…
Psychic-level talent is just a talent
We have been having some great exchanges of ideas over at JEM’s latest guest post, How one empaths daughter turned her life around. A guest post by JEM.
In the comments, JEM went into some detail about the different experiences of consciousness she has been having. These could be considered expressions of talent.
To this Enlightenment Coach, it’s vital to make this distinction, before commenting further as, last night, I said that I would.
Psychic Planes are not Spiritual Planes
Blog-Buddies, you already know the difference between human, Divine, and astral, right? These posts can be good resources for gaining that understanding:
- What is The Romance of the Astral?
- Capture the Fort Why to Choose Spiritual Development First If You Seek Enlightenment
- My interview on Enlightenment with Rick Archer, discussing “Capture the Fort”
- Three worlds, the Gayatri mantra, chakra databanks, and your nadis
Yes, the topic of human vs. psychic vs. Divine is discussed a lot here at this blog.
Yes, it is very counter-culture within New Age to not just speak of human vs. The Other Side.
Hay House-style New Age mixes up psychic and spiritual energies, techniques, aspirations. As though it were all one big happy family, all equally wonderful. And something to never, ever discuss with discernment. Because apparently that would be the New Age equivalent of conspiring with Satan in fundamentalist Christianity. You know, supposedly it would be “Judmental.”
Well, ha! I’m a post-New Age spiritual teacher, who is grateful for all I have learned from New Age but has progressed beyond it. And I could hardly be an Enlightenment Coach with integrity if I didn’t bring up from time to time that there are vibrationally… Three Worlds, not Two.
To gain Enlightenment, emphasize human-level talent. Not psychic-level talent, and not astral flash. Also known as “The Romance of the Astral.”
It will help you to clearly understand the difference between psychic-level experiences and spiritual-level experience.
Yum, let’s celebrate this kind of discernment with a quiz in my next blog post.
Meanwhile… consider here
Just because you have a talent at ANYTHING, what does that require of you?
Blog-Buddies, you’re invited to comment below with examples from your own life. How have you made your peace with your various talents?
In making the calculation about which talents to cultivate, have you included self-authority? Compassion?
You may well have struggled with this.
So many men. So many things to do. So little time.
Complicating your choice here at elegant Earth School, reincarnation is a big factor.
Talent that comes easily in this life has been earned in previous lives.
Which is why the notion of a “Child prodigy” as a violinist is so laughable to me.
That bright young Midori-like performer has worked her or his butt off, probably in many, many previous incarnations. Practicing. Practicing. Perfecting. Maybe performing. Never receiving big acclaim. Not then. But such a lot of good karma landing NOW.
At any age, talent can be fun for you to pursue in this lifetime. Or sometimes that particular talent may not appeal to you much. It might feel like a matter of “Been there, done that.”
A big talent may not be relevant to your growth path NOW
For instance, I think of the drawing talent of Robin Ludt. Enormous talent!
She took a class I gave on face reading back when I had a big problem with illustrations as a self-publisher.
A truly despicable publisher held rights to my face reading book, illustrations included. Although the book was out of print, they claimed it wasn’t. Just in case they might ever change their minds ab out republishing.
Sillyhead Publishing had a big legal staff to enforce their greeed. For over a year, they refused to give me access to those illustrations, done originally by another person with huge drawing talent who went in a different direction, Paula Stone. Despite the strongest possible letters I could write, they refused until they dropped their little book division and therefore had no further need for my work.
When I mentioned to my class that I didn’t have any book on face reading that could be sold, Robin volunteered to make me a new set of illustrations. God bless her! The cost would have been prohibitive.
Also her drawings were fabulous. (You have seen them if you own a copy of “The Power of Face Reading.” A completely different book in most respects from what is available now as a print book and eBook under the title “The NEW Power of Face Reading.” While “The NEW Power of Face Reading” contains photographs, the earlier book had Robin’s splendid drawings.)
I’m not sure which impressed me more about Robin:
- How beautifully and effortlessly she does illustration.
- How generous she was to me. (For the record, I did pay her royalties.)
- How little she cared about drawing… in this lifetime.
If I had that degree of talent, I imagine, I would be drawing every day of my life. (Much as I write every day of my life, fanning the little flame of my writing talent. And writing is my very, very favorite thing to do.) (And also because I am wired as an artist in this life. A completely different consideration, right?)
But Robin has moved on. She has other interests. Loads of them.
Tremendous wisdom at when to use her talent for illustration
Robin used that old talent where it would help. When it pleased her.
She was crystal clear. Drawing isn’t important to her, although she can use it as needed.
Now that’s a brilliant use of free will, isn’t it?
How about you and your talents, Blog-Buddies? Do the they run you? Have you thought you HAD to structure your life around them?