Yes, you have a unique voice! It is your purpose or raison d’être (as the French say). In my previous posts we looked at spiritual intelligence and our connection with the Divine. Let’s talk more about finding your voice as the next part of your spiritual intelligence. There is a lot of talk about purpose at the moment because we moved away from a monotheistic paradigm when science took over. We generally through out spirituality with religion.
But as I mentioned previously, religion and spirituality are not the same thing and our spirits yearn to stand for something and be of value.
What is Your ‘Voice’?
Like your fingerprints, you leave an impression wherever you go. It is a spiritual impression that is guided by your connection with the Divine. From your most important values and convictions you interact with people all around you on a daily basis. Whether you know it or not, you are adding value wherever you go.
It is in the way you talk to people or help someone out when they need it most. In the spirit of service you make a difference and add value every day. This is your voice. The more aware you become of your voice, the more you can use it to improve the world you live in. Your voice can be expressed as general acts of kindness or support, but as you grow and develop your skills and character you will find unique ways of expressing your voice in various circumstances every day.
Your voice is unique and valuable. As a coach I help people on a daily basis define and use their voice. Do you know what your voice is?
How to Find and Develop Your Voice
As with your physical voice, you are using your voice already. If you were a singer you would have to become aware of what you sound like by listening to a recording of yourself and then find a coach to help you use your voice better. The same goes for your figurative voice or purpose. The first step to any personal growth is to become aware.
What are you good at? What are you known for? Do you make people smile? Can you analyse a difficult situation really well? What are you passionate about? Perhaps you have overcome pain and failure and now help others do the same. All of these questions can serve as a clue to help you discern your voice and use it better.
Once you have become aware you need to focus on the positive aspects of your voice and look for ways to practice. You need to read, watch videos, add skills, get feedback and look for as many opportunities as possible to use your voice. Just remember that you need to be patient and you will most probably make some mistakes in the process of learning how best to use your voice. If you are not making mistakes, you are not learning.
I find that my spiritual journey guides the discovery of my voice continuously. This is why the connection with the Divine is the most important step. You have received this beautiful voice and connecting with the Source of your voice helps you understand it better.
As I write this insight I am using part of my voice to help you find or use yours. Part of my voice is to inspire a life of abundance. My voice is expressed when I help people go from survive to alive.