How to know you’ve found your life’s purpose

“What’s my purpose in life?” is a frequent question I hear.  Based on many years of mentoring and healing, I can tell you this about finding your “thing” to do in the world:  when you find your life’s purpose or mission, EVERYTHING about you and your past experiences will contribute to your doing it.

Things you’ve hated about your life or your body will help you.  Experiences you wish you’d never had will enhance your wisdom and ability to help others.  Things you thought were mistakes will become the source for powerful solutions.  Trivial past events or facts will be helpful.  EV-ER-Y-THING will count.

It makes sense that Awakening and answering your highest calling activates more and more and more of your core being.  So the closer you are getting, the more your full range of abilities and preferences naturally comes into play.  What part of yourself is missing from your daily activities?

Example: I started college as a mathematics major because I loved science but realized math was the ultimate language of the Universe.  Though I eventually changed my major, Math has been key to the development of my spiritual outlook.  Today, as a spiritual mentor, I simplify the nature of the Universe into principles and formulas that you can use to create an ideal life. 

Example: I have always loved reading mysteries.  Today I act as a spiritual detective, helping clients understand why things are happening to them and how to change them most easily.  I find clues intuitively as well as by observing patterns in their bodies, language, habits, situations, behaviors, families, and more. 

Those are just two fun random examples from my life, how about you?  Think specifically of things you love doing that may be obscure, or you may have judged in the past as not allowable.  Give yourself permission to be yourself.  You’ll love the results.

Most of all, when you are in your purpose, you are in your greatest joy.  Do you leap out of bed in the morning because you can’t wait to get going?  Do you look forward to figuring out the next new thing for you?  That’s what living full in your life’s purpose is like.

To get there, take an honest look at yourself and your life, likes and dislikes, what makes your heart sing, what turns pain into healing, and what combination of activities expresses every fragment of your being. 

“Know Yourself” has been the first directive on the spiritual journey for thousands of years.  It’s in fact number one in our seven steps for Awakening.  Use the other 6 steps to support your implementing what you find within.

Bottom line:  If it helps others and leaves the planet a better place while expressing your full being and bringing you previously unimagined joy, that is your life’s purpose.

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  1. Madeleine L’Engle:
    “When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”