Follow what lights you up

follow what lights you up

Follow what lights you up and you will light up the world without even trying.

We light up the world by following what lights us up. What lights you up will be completely different from what lights me up. There are no wrong paths, no whopping mistakes, no complete day-by-day life plan etched into stone. We are here to share the unique gifts that we all possess. There is no big secret to uncover, no contract which says ‘You will do x, after that you will do y, and straight after that you will do z.’

We don’t discover our soul calling, we uncover it by following the trail of things that light us up and then lose ourselves in the doing.

If you love smelling flowers, smell flowers. If you love writing, start writing. If you love organizing events, put on a show. If you love making art, get out the pastels. If you love raw food, start chopping. If you love taking pictures, snap happy. If you love dancing to classical music with a beat, give me a high kick. Don’t feel like you can only do one thing. Give your multi-dimensional soul what it craves. Do them all. Don’t do it for a reason or an end goal, do it because you love doing it. Follow it without knowing where it will lead.


When you follow what you love, the Universe will pick up on your expanded feelings and send you more things to match your newly found expansion. Following the things that lit me up, I discovered that I loved taking photos, making things beautiful, surrounding myself with nature, but a bunch of words that came flowing through me. I wasn’t writing for someone else, I was writing for myself. I felt energized, expanded, and such joy. So I did it again the next day. And then the next. And then the next.

Before I knew it, I had stumbled upon what I now call #RebeccaThoughts, which I post regularly on my social media and blog. Writing these is such a huge pleasure; I could do it for hours and hours on end. When I write them I go into a place where time does not exist, I lose myself and a higher presence steps in. Anyway, #RebeccaThoughts then turned into my free ‘Instant Guidance Oracle’ on my website.

Over time, after showing up to this joyful practice every day, my own unique writing style started to emerge. And so I wrote every day, for 10 minutes at first, then 20, then 30, then for hours on end. I started getting paid to write channeled #RebeccaThoughts for other people. I continued to show up and they turned into chapters of my first book.


What started as a 5-minute bit of play for the pure enjoyment of it is now a full-time job. And it only emerged because I kept following what lit me up without being attached to the outcome. Start small and follow the invisible trail of the things you love; before you know it you will land smack bang in the middle of your calling.

Follow what lights you up and you will light up the world without even trying.

Soul Inquiry:

What lights you up?

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