By Barbara Mark & Trudy Griswold
Your spiritual gifts were given to you so your greatness or your
true self could be realized. Your heart calls you to them.
Spiritual gifts are parts of your being that you didnít have to do
anything to receive. They are part of you, but beyond you, too. They
are just there and you are compelled to use them. Spiritual gifts
are the best parts of you.
Andrea Bocelli doesnít just sing. He SINGS! Billy Graham doesnít
just speak, he stirs people to change their lives. Shakespeare
wasnít just another playwright. Golda Maier wasnít a conventional
politician. Gandhi was more than an ordinary dissenter. And you are
unique and gifted in some way, too.
Every one of us was born with supremely special, gifted parts of
ourselves that we long to express. With we sisters, our gift is
teaching. We have known this for awhile, but how we were to teach
was a gradual evolution of awareness that is still underway. It
seems we have special ďangelsĒ that take care of nothing more than
this gift. Our gift is somehow protected and opportunities to use it
are constantly being shown to us in almost miraculous ways.
You may be born with spiritual gifts or they may come later in life.
Our friend Linnie, didnít know she was an artist until she was a
Grandmother. Now she makes beautiful, colorful pictures of angels.
Jerry didnít know he was a fruit farmer till after he retired.
Cynthia never dreamed she was a gifted teacher till she was in her
40ís and then was compelled to return to school to learn to teach in
The Angels Speak:
Everyone has gifts that are special. They are part of the essence of
you. Finding your gift or gifts may be a life long quest or you may
be aware of them from your first breath. One might have said as a
child, ďIím going to be a doctor when I grow up,Ē and as surely as
day follows night, it happened.
How do you find your spiritual gift or gifts? Think about what you
love. Do you love to cook? Are you an excellent mechanic and love to
do it? What is your passion? Do you adore traveling? Do you love
being with children? What do you do in your spare time? Sewing? A
Sport? Reading? What is it that you buy books about? You are more
than likely using your spiritual gifts in some way. They are the
favorite parts of your life.
We invite you to be what you already are. Do more of what you love.
Do not give up your gifts for the work you are paid to do. Find a
way to get paid for what you love. Ask us for inspiration so that
you may meld work and love. So often we see you struggling day by
day in work you detest, when with just a small change of
consciousness you could be happy and successful in what you were
born to do. Which is? Your spiritual gift, of course.
Ask your angel to inspire you with the knowledge of one of your
spiritual gifts today. Then ask how you can do more of it.
Trudy Griswold and Barbara Mark are sisters and authors of the best
selling books Angelspeake: How to Talk with Your Angels, The
Angelspeake Book of Prayer and Healing (Simon & Schuster) and The
Angelspeake Storybook (Adams Media). Both were awakened by their
angels and have since been teaching people all over the world how to
work with their own angels. Their website, in Spanish and English is
(c) Copyright 2000 Barbara Mark & Trudy Griswold