What's the purpose of life and how do I get there? Those are two of the most asked questions. Have you ever asked yourself those questions?
Every being on this planet has something very unique to contribute & accomplish. Asking the question, “What is it?” is just about as far as most people will ever go with it. You may ask yourself this question, think about it for a few minutes, come up with no answers, and then just mosey along with your day. If you ever want to find your purpose and live it, you have to go BEYOND questioning. How do you do that, you say?
First, you’ve got to realize that you will not have all the answers in the beginning. And if you are waiting for a bolt of lightning from the heavens to strike and illuminate all things so they are revealed to you, including your purpose in this life, it does not happen that way for the majority of us. I will not say it never happens because we have some pretty special people in our world.
You have to approach things from an investigative angle. You are investigating “SELF”. Figuring out what makes “you” tick? What are you passionate about? What gets you so excited that you can hardly contain yourself when you think about it? Or what causes your blood to boil when you hear people talk about it? Most likely, this is the starting point of your purpose in this life.
Why is it only the starting point? Because once you finally have an idea about what you want to do, you have to then ask yourself, “what direction do I need to take to get there?” When you get the answer to that question, then comes the question of, “how do I start?” Don’t allow these questions to cause delay. You don’t need to know everything before you start. Just set some goals and give yourself reasonable deadlines for completion and get moving! Having deadlines forces you to take action steps, which are necessary for success. In my own experience, slow and steady action steps are best. This allows you to keep moving forward on your path without getting burnt out or overwhelmed. Patience is key here. Remember, all good things take time.
The next thing you need to do is to simply begin pursuing your passion. If you are not sure where to begin, start with some type of organization, group, or online program that is doing something very similar to what your passion is. Reach out to these places. Get involved with the people or the programs. They have probably already established much of the groundwork in developing what you are passionate about. You can join up and start learning / helping right away!
By placing yourself inside this environment, you will begin to develop and fine-tune your purpose. Sometimes, your original purpose for getting involved will change. This is because as you grow & expand it triggers your own ways of “being” or “existing.”
That's why it is not so important to have the answers to every question before you start. An example: Imagine you are in Los Angeles and you want to drive to Florida. You are not really sure where you want to go in Florida, but you know Florida is where you want to go. You have two options:
1. You can research, study, ask people, look at maps, and all kinds of things to try and find out the best way to get to Florida. You are not going to leave until you know exactly how to get there, the dangers involved, the speed traps to watch out for, where the best rest stops are. The only drawback with this is that because of all of the planning, it will take you longer to get to your destination. If you are OK with that, then carry on! Different strokes for different folks, eh?
2. You can just start driving. You may ask one or two people you meet along the way which road to use and then just go. On your journey you will meet people who will help you with the best routes, and they will even tell you of places they went to and experiences they had on their way to Florida. By the time you get there, you will have gained so much knowledge that you now know exactly where you want to go in Florida. You may even gain a friend or two along the way.
The point is this, you can sit around and wait for the perfect opportunity to start your journey or you can just start. Somewhere along the either of those pathways, you will still discover and fulfill your purpose. I learned very quickly in my own process that there is no right or wrong way. The only way is what feels right to you.
The journey to your purpose and truth can be full of challenges. It can be confusing and it can get difficult. Try to take comfort in the fact that you are never alone. There are so many others out there just like you. They find themselves in the face of a divine life intervention, being called to discover their purpose in this world. Whether you know it or not, you are guided, loved, supported and protected, always. By your Angels, Spirit Guides, GOD / Source and the Universe. And facilitators and practitioners, like myself, are always there to support you by holding space for you to do what needs to be done in order to succeed. Whatever decision you make will always be the right decision and the choice that was meant for you. And it’s these choices that carry you along your journey, illuminating, cleansing and healing. Eventually leading you to your purpose. Allowing you to remember who you truly are and what extraordinary things you are capable of.
SENDING LOVE & LIGHT! -Becca