- existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute."any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers"
synonyms: intrinsic, innate, immanent, built-in, indwelling, inborn, ingrained, deep-rooted; More
past tense: inherited; past participle: inherited
receive (money, property, or a title) as an heir at the death of the previous holder."she inherited a fortune from her father"
synonyms: become heir to, come into/by, be bequeathed, be left, be willed, receive; More
derive (a quality, characteristic, or predisposition) genetically from one's parents or ancestors."she had inherited the beauty of her grandmother"
synonyms: genetic, congenital, inborn, hereditary, inbred, innate; More
receive or be left with (a situation, object, etc.) from a predecessor or former owner."spending commitments inherited from previous administrations"
synonyms: succeed to, assume, take over, come into;
formalaccede to"Richard inherited the title"
come into possession of (belongings) from someone else."she inherits all her clothes from her older sisters"
come into possession of (something) as a right (especially in biblical translations and allusions)."master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Too often we overlook our inherent gifts. Today, I want us to all focus on them because, through these gifts we live, connect and thrive! Gifts are built into each of us. Often we have similar gifts, but our potencies may vary. We can discover our gift within reactionary behaviors that do automatically, for ourselves and others. For cheery people, It drives the smile when you walk in the room. For helpful people, it drives the “let me help you with that when you see someone struggling.” But what about when you are on the other end of this.
The task at hand is to alleviate pride, or self-sabotaging behaviors because it destroys us. This is what happens when we try to acquire something that is not inherently our own. Therefore, it’s vital to link up with someone who is more gifted in a particular area. Successful businesses live by this principle. Invest in yourself by allowing you inherent gifts to emerge.
Certainly, we are more alike than different. We need the gifts of others to link up with our deficiencies while others need our gifts to fortify them too. I believe humanity looks like all people connected via our inherent gifts allowing us to sincerely connect with one another for the transference of power, energy, love, lifting, one another where one is not gifted. It is through this connection the deficient becomes fortified and strengthens to connect and share his/her new inherited gift that was offered by you.
For diseases beyond our control, reliance on other factors is sought out. When we are sick we go to the drug store for over the counter medications. If it gets too bad we go to the Dr. seeking help. But what happens when our heart hurts…we get confused, uncertain, anxiety, etc. and we can live there throughout a lifetime because few people are willing to be vulnerable in the moment of vulnerability. We would rather act odd, mean, quiet, or over-medicate…thinking we won’t be found out. The older we get the more we believe we’ve got this.
First, we have to be aware enough to know that we are hit in the heart. Next, we have to be willing to ask for help navigating where we don’t have the tools. Sounds simple, but we often miss the bar during our comings and goings. While I have your attention, sure you understand it, and sure you know all of this, but are you living within these knowings, or are you reacting from a place of uncertainty, confusion, or anxiety when life bumps you? Or, are you connected with people who have inherent gifts whereby you may inherit from to fortify yourself?
More importantly, do you know the inherent gifts you’re packing? You also have a role with human connections called relationships. Know what you are responsible for giving to relationships based on your inherent gifts. If you don’t know what you are valuable at then you will have a relationship that looks like this… I make this amount of money, or I do this amount of the chores. It will be off kilter because no healthy relationship can exist when the gifts of another are undiscovered.
Whatever type of relationship you are in know what you bring and value that. If it’s joy, bring it. If it’s wisdom bring it. If it’s softness, bring it. If it’s helped by doing something, bring it. Whatever you can do to give someone something that is lacking within themselves…just give it. We are not talking money, because if money could fix our problems certainly there would be none at all. Everyone doing this is the symphony of heaven. I believe we can do it!
We all have an abundance in something that is inherent to us. This means no matter what happens to you it will always show up! This abundantly great thing is the part of you cannot be silenced, or educated, or trained to behave. It is loud from within, it is wild in how it drives you and it behaves from its own set of principles. I’m not talking about Ego, I’m talking about your inherently best gifts. It is the one thing you can’t hide. We all have gifts that are easy to be considered curses. Yes, I believe if you don’t know exactly what your gifts are and how to apply them, your life can feel like you are tied to a whipping post!
How do I know this, I know this because for too long…I’ve been tied up and whipped. But, I started a journey whereby I took the driver’s seat and unraveled some of my worst webbings. That’s a whole other post! Read it here!
I’m abundantly great. I’m well designed. Without titles, I’m compassionate, curious, encouraging generous, and energetic. Those are just a few quick things I know I pack well! No matter how crazy the world gets I know all of my jewels are with me readily available to share throughout the world. So if you find I’m so positive, you want to leave the room…don’t run…embrace me…it’s another inherent gift!
Ok. Ok. Ok. I know we are supposed to share, but I suspect many of us don’t know what our inherent gifts are. So we are confused and anxious anytime we are expected to connect at the heart level. Hiding and faking because you may not know the gifts you are packing, so you tend to shy away from people who share their gifts openly ready to connect.
“We live in a world where everything is connected. We can not longer think in terms of us and them when it comes to the consequences of the way we live. Today it’s all about we! Greg Breaden
Unfortunately, you can’t connect if you don’t know what you are offering. You can only extract if you rest on having nothing to give. True gifts are priceless and don’t come with a tag! So, all you need to become powerfully you is to recognize your inherent gifts… share them with others… and be blessed by the gifts of others where you are deficient.
Challenge: For those of us who think we have it together. I challenge you to come up with ten of your inherent gifts within 20 seconds. If you can do that then this next exercise is not for you.
Discover your inherent Gifts:
- Start with the one thing you are certain you have without having to work at it. (Positives Only)
- Ask friends and Family who are around you frequently what do they see as your strongest positive quality.
- Think about your childhood when you were younger, what were some of your great automatic behaviors.
- What about yourself are you most proud of?
- What do you share from within easily without hesitation?
This exercise requires you to be nice to yourself! When making this list avoid frowning. No display of self – chastising. Relax. Enjoy. Allowing your gifts to emerge takes conscious noticing and an account on what makes you feel good about being you. Discover your gifts and allow yourself to connect at the heart level!