I was washing my hair this morning, when the idea for this post flew in. I always get ideas and ah-ha moments in the shower. I have to run to grab some paper, so I don't forget them but that is another story.
Bear with me here as I explain, because it does tie back to my weight loss journey (sorta, kinda, maybe). I heard very clearly that knowing your purpose and doing your purpose are two different things. I see in Faebook-landia all the time people wondering what their purpose is, what are they here to do, if they only knew their purpose.
Now do not get we wrong, I get that. I understand wanting to be of service but not knowing what to do. I think it is awesome when people step off the collective consciousness roller coaster of the daily grind and begin to soul search.
However, I am always being brought back to this: your soul purpose is NOT necessarily what you do for a living. And your soul purpose is not just one thing. Being a manager at Walmart is not your soul purpose, nor is being an online business owner.
Your soul purpose is more general than that. It might be Divine Love or Divine Truth or Divine Wisdom. And here is the kicker, YOU get to choose how YOU do your purpose. Free Will Choice my friends!!
Another thing I see is divine purpose envy! So you may know you are here to teach, express, and be love, but what you really, really want is to share wisdom or truth with the world, so you deny what is so easy for you (in this case love) and proceed to make things incredibly hard for yourself.
You see, you already know your purpose. Your purpose is who you ARE not what you do. It is easy for you, because it is you. But being humans, we tend to think if it is easy, then it is not important or special. Ah....special! That is ego.
Am I making sense here? You can literally DO your purpose by showing up in your world, your way. A heart felt hug is doing your Divine purpose of Love. Now I am simplifying this a smidge so that you can see how hard we make it for ourselves.
Oh and just to be clear, these are my opinions for sure! I never have and never will claim to have THE TRUTH of all! I am merely suggesting we all take a deep breath and relax a bit.
It is my feeling that we (humans) are here (by choice) to experience whatever the hell we choose to experience (there is that free will choice again).
Go inward and ask yourself what is easy for you, what you are good at naturally. Also ask yourself what challenges you are overcome in this life. Perhaps you are to inspire others with your story. Those are the clues to remembering your unique purpose, but it is your job to DO it.
Now let me see if I can tie this back to my weight loss journey. Oh I totally can. Ha! For years and years and years I have wanted to help people. Broad, I realize. But that is what I wanted to do. I knew I was here to serve. And I have in everything that I do. I have had many different jobs, careers, experiences that support that whole "here to serve" idea.
It is funny though, because a theme I have had running throughout my whole life is self love, and the lack of it especially as a kid and young adult. I have had the weight issues which so often go hand in hand with that whole love thing.
And as I have chosen different career paths in the holistic health arena, I always circle back around to the topic of weight and self love. Duh!! It has been my experience, so what better focus for me to have. But you see, I had and have the free will choice to try all these other jobs and careers. And I was good at those things as well. I was still doing my purpose (which is Divine Truth by the way), but I was denying a part of me that wasn't ready, willing or able to come forward until now.
So this is a rather long post from me today, and it is my hope that you received something of value here. Go do YOU! Choose what you want. You can make a new choice and take a new action at any point along the way!! You are pure potential!
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.