We each ask, “what is my life purpose,” multiple times in our lives. When we don’t have an answer we seek outside help to bring to our attention something we may have missed.
This is the number one question I receive when I am doing a session with a client. I can hear and feel the heartache the resounds behind the question, and I deeply empathize with their pain because I too lived that moment, scrambling for an answer to he ache inside of me.
But what I have discovered in the years since then is that one’s Life Purpose is not singular. We each have many goals that fall under the umbrella we call Life Purpose and while these goals all work together, at times it may seem as if we are getting pulled in different directions as we grow towards each goal.
What I would like to convey at this point is a lesson Archangel Michael taught me in the very beginning of his teachings in 2001.
Until you learn what is not you, you will not know what is you.
Most people will be confused about that statement, for most people think that they know exactly who they are. But I would throw out there that if you know exactly who you are, then why are you asking what is your life purpose? What are you seeking if you think you know everything about yourself?
So let’s take a step backwards and look in the mirror for a moment. When you think about who you are, how many adjectives pop into your mind? What adjective popped in first? What came in last? Are these roles you play, things you were conditioned to do, or are they things that drew you in spontaneously? Think long on this as the goal is to answer the question – what is not you and what is you.
At times I receive a partial answer for the client, as my understanding is the High Self and/or Guides feel that it would be beneficial to more forward with more direction. Sometimes, however, the answer will not come, or it will come in such tiny amounts that it leaves the client feeling frustrated.
Please understand that when your practitioner tells you that the information is not available it is most likely because you are at a place where outside interference could influence your, your direction in life, and your free will choices and your Guides and HS do not want to do that.
They also won’t tell you what to do – so it will take some work on your part to determine what you are drawn to, what resonates within you, what makes joy sing through you when you think about it. These sensations are indicators for you, hints for you to think about, to take and move forward with in your own time at your own pace.
Sometimes that pace is lightning speed and other times it is at a snail’s pace. Sometimes it feels as if you plateaud and are not moving at all. These are all stages of growth within the spiritual process. Accept, allow, be grateful, be gracious, but most of all, be open to that which might be speaking to you in a whisper instead of a shout.
I am blessed that individuals are drawn to my teaching who are at the place in their life when they are ready for this adventure, this journey to discover themselves. When you approach all things in life from the heart center, from the place in your heart chakra center where you connect with the Divine, you can accept that your life events move within Divine Alignment a little easier.
So take the time to examine your life minutely. How many things do you do in your life because someone expects you to do it, versus because it makes you happy? Who do you include in your life or even your inner circle because you are told that you need to – for family reasons or because it has always been this way and to change now would hurt someone else’s feelings. Forget living authentically and just keep doing what you have been doing regardless of how it makes you feel.
Now is the time to pull those feelings out and examine yourself. Everyone starts the lie by lying to themselves and then it moves outwards. Stop lying to yourself and stop judging yourself as well! You are a spiritual presence in human form and it is NOT easy! Give yourself a break and just allow yourself to be.
Then, when you are at a place where you are not judging yourself pull it out again and look at it. Maybe doing what is expected of you brings you peace but not joy. Is there a way to modify it in some way that will help you feel better? Are there responsibilities that you accepted, perhaps unknowing of the long-term effects – that you now realize have caused you pain and that to release that pain you need to change that responsibility or even abdicate it, releasing it to someone else.
This is not a broad approval for you to stop being responsible and just go hang out at the beach. This is encouragement to analyze your life closely. Sometimes we fall into a role and don’t know how to get out. Many times Sensitive Ones fall into the role of Caregiver, or even Doormat – the “go to” person for everyone else to dump their “stuff” off on and then depart, leaving you with all their negative “stuff” and feeling like crap while they feel good because of the positive energy they took from you.
Does this example ring true for you? Is this really what you want to do, how you want to live the rest of your life? It is time to analyze what “kind” is versus “nice”. Kind people help others live their free will choices by stepping back and accepting. Nice people pretend to care for you and tell you what to do, then they step back and leave you to pick up the broken pieces of your life, sometimes with a smile on their face. Kind people do not enable people, they live their life according to their higher purpose with morals and integrity. Nice people will tell you that you need to do whatever you need to do, regardless of the consequences. Kind people are authentic and live their lives with transparency. Nice people are fake. These are definitely simplications, but you get the general idea. Age does not change the behavior either – whether young or old when someone behaves this way it is an indicator of their beliefs and how they view you.
During this process of examining yourself you will be provided with a lot of opportunities to review your behaviors and the beliefs you have about yourself. Strive to move forward with the goal of being a “kind” person, not a “nice” person. Work towards digging the real you out of the much you are currently living. It is a process, but in the end you will be happier with who you are and what you are doing in this lifetime than you are now.
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