Living your passions & purpose is necessary for you to heal, maintain your health, be happy/fulfilled & even grow your biz.
Passions = things we do for fun, that light us up!
My Example: hiking, trail run, camping, live music, HH, snorkel, traveling
Purpose = Career, Volunteer/Charity Work, Can be one of your passions
My Example: Coaching, teaching, supporting others to accept & love themselves, heal illness/trauma, grow healing/coach biz.
NOT making time for and living our passions & purpose can cause us to feel angry, resentful or depressed and cause headaches/migraines, weight gain, and even chronic illness.
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I’m Tanya Penny, Self-Love Catalyst, Vibrant Body and Abundant Life Coach. It really is one of my passions and purpose to be here teaching and supporting you. Whether it be healing your body – mentally, physically and/or emotionally or you might also have experienced past trauma or abuse. You also desire having more in all areas of your life (love/relationships, spirituality, money, living your passions, purpose, self-connection). That’s why you’re here, a part of the VBAL community, and that’s why I’m here to be your teacher and your support.
In this class, we’ll begin to dive into this month’s key, fully living your passions and purpose. Many of you, I know are to some extent, already making some time for your passions, maybe you’re making some time for your purpose, your business, career, volunteer work but you’re perhaps not fully doing it. We can still “suffer” if we’re not fully living it.
From my experience with not only healing depression, headaches (migraines), excess weight as well as multiple sclerosis, fully living my passions and purpose was a necessary key or piece to healing it all. I believe for you to truly and fully heal and maintain that health, be happy and fulfilled and even grow your business, (those of you who own businesses or are meant to) that we really need to spend time living our passions and purpose. For those of you who are new to me and my work, I define passions as those things that are fun, playful, fulfilling, those things that really light you up when you spend time doing them. Let me give you a few examples of some of my passions besides doing the work that I do with you and my community (your purpose can be one of your passions but it can’t be the only passion) are trail running, it’s like meditation for me, it feels so good to move my body, hiking, camping (as much nature time as possible) traveling and exploring new places – my soul just loves that, I love live music, going to happy hour with my sweetie or my friends, I love to create my programs, I am towards the end of finishing my first book, my second one is already there waiting. I love coaching. I try to get to Hawaii and other warm places several times a year to snorkel. I love ju-ju stuff (that is what we call it in my house). I am passionate about personal growth which feeds into my purpose. That is what I mean by passions, some people call them hobbies.
Specifically in my program when I talk about purpose, I’m talking about what you’re here to do in the world as a contribution. For a lot of you, work and career and volunteering is included in that. For some of you it might just be who you are everyday with the people that you come into contact with. For a lot of you this is tied into your career and/or your business or your future career/business. Mine is coaching, teaching, speaking, spreading my message of healing illness and trauma alternatively and I also help people to grow their businesses, I have a business program which I fought, my ego did not want to do that but I do have a business program for coaches and healers to grow their business like I did. That is my purpose.
Not making time for your passions and fully living your purpose can cause a lot of issues such as causing you to feel angry, (you might be stuffing that so are not aware of your anger) frustrated, annoyed, irritated and not sure why or maybe you know why. It can cause you to feel sad or depressed (the emotions) which can then also lead to the feelings or symptoms in the body. Feelings/symptoms, I use those words with the same meaning in my programs. They can cause migraines, headaches, pain, weight gain, diabetes and of course chronic illness. In a nutshell, that’s why we want to spend time on this and yes we are really focussing on it this month but then we really try and incorporate it all year long. In my programs, we do focus on a key every month but we’re then creating new habits and actions that support it throughout the year. It’s not something that we focus on for the year and then go on to the next thing – everything is connected, everything.
I would like to give you some more concrete examples as to how and what is caused by not living your passions and purpose. Depression, from a mind/body/spirit perspective is caused by anger at self and/or not having enough joy and fulfillment in your life. Even if we are not aware of it, we are angry, often times we blame other people but essentially we are coming from a place of being responsible, conscious people, not victims. We know that we are responsible for co-creating everything in our lives…everything. We cannot place the blame on anybody else. When we don’t take the time, money, energy to fully live our passions and/or our purpose, we are pissed, angry at ourselves and beat ourselves up.
Another common symptom that most of my clients deal with is weight issues, for many of you it’s excess weight but it can also affect those of you that are underweight or struggle with eating disorders. I want to focus on the excess weight today. The underlying emotion there is anger and/or stress (usually both) that we are storing in our body. Anger at ourselves because we are not taking the time to nurture our passions and/or purpose. Most of you are busy doing too much perhaps with your job, your family and/or your community. It doesn’t have to be your “work”. I work with plenty of women that don’t have jobs right now but are full time moms, some of you are trying to do both, and when you are not taking enough time to nurture YOUR passions and purpose, it causes stress. There’s not enough joy, happiness and fulfillment… and what do we do? Many stuff with food and/or alcohol, and you don’t even need to do that to put on the weight, just the emotion itself can create the weight.
Perhaps you suffer from headaches and migraines which are due to self-criticism, blame, anger, pushing yourself too hard and not having enough nurture you time, in this case we’re talking about passions and purpose. You’re doing too much, you’re working too much, not enough play time or maybe like some of my clients, you work and you play but you’re not having enough rest or down time.
Diabetes it is hugely related to not enough sweetness or joy in your life. A lot of us stuff it with food, sweets perhaps. The big thing we truly work on is what brings more joy into their lives, what truly lights them up and brings them more purpose.
Autoimmune disorders (MS, chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid issues, fibromyalgia, etc.) are due to us attacking ourselves. When we are not fully living our passions and purpose, that is one way of attacking ourselves. If you’re spending too much time working and doing, that is not loving or nurturing you.
Let’s talk a little bit more about thyroid… if you are speaking up too much on things that are not your business, that takes up extra time, energy and perhaps money and you’re not giving enough time to your passions and purpose when you do that. Some of you are not speaking up enough which also can affect you spending time, money and energy on your passions or purpose.
Awareness is key to changing anything and that’s why you’re here. So please don’t beat yourself up, don’t make yourself wrong. Up until this point, you are where you are, accept that. Maybe you’re new to this work and maybe you’ve been doing this work for a while, progress not perfection. Baby steps to shift and change it today.