It’s no secret that I’m a deep thinker and feeler. My friends and I can spend hours on the phone pondering the Divine Nature of life, that thing that some call God, and what it means to be a soul incarnate on Earth. You know, the really light stuff. 😉
I’m also no stranger to trying to find my life purpose.
It’s been an interesting journey, for sure. So, if you are currently soul searching and trying to find your life purpose, I’d like to share what I’ve discovered.
But, first, let’s rewind back into me being a kid, since most people will tell you that there are clues of your “life purpose” in childhood.
Which, has been quite disappointing to me because, straight up, I have zero memories of really want to “be” anything.
I do remember my love of writing. I even had a story published in the local paper when I was in second grade.
And in high school, I thought that maybe I’d work in advertising but nothing really spoke to me.
Interestingly enough, both of these things are quite relevant in my work as a coach and energy healer.
But even though I feel a deep sense of joy and Divine Connection when I write and I actually find marketing to be quite fascinating and fun, I wouldn’t say that these things are my life purpose.
Does that mean I should close up shop and try to find something else?
I don’t think so.
Finding your life purpose isn’t about the ways you spend your time or even how you help others.
Finding your life purpose is actually way more simple than that.
So simple, in fact, that I’d actually invite you to stop trying to find your life purpose, altogether.
That might sound a little whacko coming from a life coach but, I assure you, I have not fallen off my rocker. I don’t even own a rocker.
What I have done, though, is taken an honest look at what I was actually trying to accomplish by “finding my life purpose.”
And, well, folks. It’s ain’t pretty. It’s some shadowy stuff, for sure.
But, with shadow integration, comes evolution, a more grounded sense of Wholeness, and the ability burn up shame in the fires of Truth and so, I share. (You can learn how to do shadow integration in my eCourse Shadow + Light.)
The Truth is that I discovered that in my quest to find a “life purpose,” I was actually trying to find worthiness.
I wanted to know that I mattered and that my shit-tastic experiences actually meant something.
I secretly thought that if I found the “right” thing to do with my life, that it would “make me a good person.”
It was all about gaining approval, from other people and from God (Source, Universe, Whatever You Call It), in the hopes that I could think of myself as Enough.
In the ashes of this awareness, I reconnected with my knowing that WORTHINESS IS NOT A THING, I repeat, WORTHINESS IS NOT A THING.
And through that connection, I found my Truth about life purpose.
Life purpose isn’t about finding that one thing and doing it for the rest of your life.
The purpose of life is to experience life.
As a soul, we come to earth to experience all of the emotional sensations that life has to offer. To be here, now. And loving what is.
This, of course, includes joy, and fun, and pleasure.
But it also the experiences we often reject, like sadness, and grief, and shame.
Because when we embrace all of these sensations as fulfilling, we come to know ourselves as an expression of the Divine, which holds it all, without judgment.
So, no, when we work together, I won’t be encouraging you to find your life purpose. Instead, I will encourage you to be present with what is, and, eventually come to celebrate ALL of who you are and every single minute of your life, because my Truth is that is why we are here.