Have you ever woken up and felt as if you were going through the motions of life—just existing and not living it to the fullest? I have, and I realized I was being dragged and not directing my life the want I wanted it to go.
What did I do?
First, I knew I needed help—help with several things, like being held accountable, what steps to take first, and goal-setting. It was as if I were starting AA all over again. And in theory, I was. The 12-Steps of AA held me accountable, had the steps in the correct order, and when met, reached the goals I set.
Simple, but not easy. Just like life.
Here are a few actions you can take to begin the journey of life, moving from the caboose of your train—where life drags you—to the engine—where you have the power to redirect your life.
- The first and most vital action to take is to quiet your mind. Whether you do that through meditation, a walk in nature, or quietly just sitting, it is essential because you are opening your consciousness by being present. When you live in the now, you are creating an opening for a stream of consciousness to flow in that leads to aligning with your higher purpose.
- Reflect upon one question each morning, such as, “What is important for me to notice today?”
- Next, set a daily intention for yourself, focusing on exactly where you want to be in life. You will soon see your life bending and stretching around it.
- Examine your limiting beliefs and then clear them. They are various methods for ridding yourself of them, but one excellent way is through The BeliefCloset Process. (The BeliefCloset Process will be the topic of a later post.
After eliminating any beliefs that no longer serve you, you want to discover what your life purpose is. There are various means to accomplish this, and the following are just several examples:
- Ask yourself, “What do I love to do?” Whatever it is, it should feel comfortable or natural for you. It should feel as if you are swimming downstream, not like a salmon’s upstream journey.
- Look back in your past and see what has resonated with your inner world, that part of you that connects with your higher self. Identify those instances where you truly felt alive and living “on purpose.”
- See if you can recognize a pattern of qualities from the incidents you chose which you love to articulate.
- Identify your particular life purpose category. Does it have to do with teaching, supporting others, defending, building, leading, nature, or some other type?
- Write down what your ideal life would look like using a vision board or some other mechanism to relay your vision.
Once you’ve done these steps, you must then communicate your vision. That will begin Part 2 of this series.
“LIFE PURPOSE: Your purpose is not what you do to bring home a paycheck. Your purpose is what you were put on this earth to do with such intensity and passion that it becomes a SPIRITUAL CALLING.”
~ The Spiritual Compass ~
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