Thursday, April 30, 2009

Finding the Courage

Finding the Courage
by Jennifer Hoffman

When we view life as a celebration we discover our gifts, passion and purpose and learn to live through them. Otherwise, we live our life in hopefulness and anticipation of future joy and fulfillment. One path takes courage, the other requires that we live in acceptance of the 'safe' reality we have and never question whether something else is available. We always choose what is right and best for us but if we can find the courage to look beyond our perceived limitations we open ourselves to the possibility of living through our gifts and passion with a much different experience of life.

Each of us believes that we are limited in our ability to live a joyful and fulfilling life. The limitations may be expressed through our beliefs, actions or inability to act, our childhood experiences, life traumas, memories, emotional DNA imprints and retained messages. Then we confirm our limitations by sabotaging ourselves, choosing people and situations that we know will not be successful, preventing our movement and ensuring that we stay in our safe space.

The path of fulfillment, joy and passion requires courage to take the first step. And we must be willing to separate from tradition, to follow our own path, to release all that we have learned and experienced from our soul group, face every limiting belief and fear that we have and move forward anyway. We must be willing to stand alone with our convictions and ignore the well meaning advice of every person who wants to protect us from potential failure by reminding us of the futility of our dreams.

Where does the courage to transform come from and how do we find it? Using our gifts, living our passion and purpose all have an exponential effect that expands with each experience. When our desire for joy is greater than our fear of expressing our passion and gifts, we will find the courage to celebrate ourselves and live a life that expresses the wonder of who we are. It takes a commitment to our self expression and with practice each step forward can become another opportunity to celebrate who we are. Then we can have a life that we celebrate because it reflects our highest self, energies and intentions.

Article Copyright ©2009 by Jennifer Hoffman. All rights reserved.

About the author

Jennifer Hoffman is an intuitive, spiritual healer, mentor, teacher and author. She also channels the energy of the Archangel Uriel. Jennifer has helped many people through the Shift through her unique insights and counsel, facilitating their healing journey. Jennifer is the founder of, an on-line spiritual healing and growth center and dedicated to the messages and teachings of Archangel Uriel. Information about Jennifer's books, on-line seminars and services is available at her websites, or email for information. *