Your purpose is similar now to what it was when you were four! When you believed: you could leap tall buildings in a single bound; you could connect with animals and nature hearing the universal voice; you knew that your thoughts and wishes happened quicker when you said them out loud; and that you could heal and be healed with this love and understanding.
In the wisdom and imagination of youth there are no barriers to a what you love. It breathes endless possibilities of the planet. What was it that you loved to do? Were you playing a certain instrument? Were you building, drawing or creating in other artistic ways? Did you have a command of languages, writing or sports? If your family, your teachers, your bankers, your churches or your governments put no restrictions on you, what would you be doing? What fears have you placed upon you own capabilities- Fear of not being smart enough? Fear of not making enough money? Fear of what others will think? or any combination of these and many more....... What or who is holding you back?
"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” It is your fear that holds you captive.
Easy for Yoda to say, train yourself to let go of fear, but how do we do this?
Step 1 Label the fear. What is it and why is it here? (example:fear of death)
Step 2 If this worst fear occurred how could you and those around you thrive through it? Set out a plan and be sure to include as many benefits as drawbacks. (example: the fear of a mother dying and leaving her children is reduced when she sees that her family financially would significantly benefit in her death and socially, her children would inherit a whole community of different "mothers" with various skills)
Step 3 Attach your purpose to some service to humanity. Individual fears live in your own personal limited perspective. Attaching to a higher purpose or service to others and your individual fears disappear. Once a hunter client said he was afraid of public speaking. So I asked him, "if your young daughter got lost in the woods near your camp would you stand up on the roof and speak to a thousand men who had gathered to help you find her and explain the layout of the land?" In this scenario he would certainly rise out of his individual fears for a greater purpose. (example: if that same mother felt her death happened in her service to humanity as a nurse and providing for her family, she may view leaving the planet as noble legacy to bring to the next life)
Earnestly we read self-help books on finding your purpose and discovering your gifts. Anxiously rushing to collect that which we perceive as missing. Where am I supposed to be? What should I be doing? Why do I not know my purpose? HOGWASH! “Shoulds”, “coulds” and “woulds” are judgements based on someone else’s perspective. But what you love and know is already within you. You are already living part of purpose simply by being born but it may be in a form you do not recognize. Perhaps you are finding some of your purpose in raising your family, in your social groups, in your fitness activity, integrating it into your hobby, or maybe your occupation? I am certain it is there.
I had a conversation with a childhood friend years ago, telling him my "new" vision of speaking, teaching, understanding healing, love and empowerment. He laughed at me and said, “Dena, do you think this is a new concept? You were doing this when you were ten but then you called it volunteer work, and were not charging for your service.”
Look to your past and present to weave the threads of your purpose. What did you spend your time doing when you were young? Critically analyze what fills your current time and physical space. What subjects interest you? What hobbies or activities capture your attention? Which space are you in and what are you doing when you forget the time? You may even miss a meal, a bathroom break or forget an appointment because you are so connected to your activity. The place of timelessness is where aging stops and living and loving begins. Where is this place for you? If you are not sure, try on different classes, hobbies or activities just for fun. Be vulnerable and uncomfortable, as this is the place where we grow. Finding that which stirs your soul is a result of the taking action of experimentation. If you are lost, find a tour guide. I'll talk about this in later in the article.
Inspiration is uncovering the gifts that are already present. Once unleashed you may groom them to any form. We all contribute to a universal pulse, so that our purpose is what we are doing in this moment. The magnitude, direction and velocity of this contribution is guided by our human will and intention but service alignment, or divine will is innate. A seed bursts from itself but its essence remains constant.
Vision is carrying this purpose into the future. Vision boards, flow charts, gratitude journals and affirmations of intent give you direction in your soulful map. Collect pictures of what you would love to have, save poetry that caresses your heart, obtain music and art that carves your creativity-fill your space with what you love to be, do and have. It may change by the day, hour and the minute. Stay flexible. Those that adapt well to a changing environment survive and thrive.
Astrology is a powerful way to ensure you are on the most efficient path back to stardom. At the time of your birth the planets create a unique symphony in the sky that can't be mimicked again for 24, 000 years! Your earthly endeavors are woven energetically into this pattern. The nodes of the moon (the position where the moon's path in the sky crosses the ecliptic of the sun's path) are points in your birth chart that create a powerful map of purpose. The South Node is the direction you are coming from and the North Node is the direction you are headed. The South Node can be considered your karmic inheritance from past lives and has an irresistible pull. The sign and house of your South Node holds insights about the instinctual behaviors and a hidden history that’s impressed on your soul. It’s easy, but not very fulfilling to replay that familiar drama that comes naturally. If you are feeling "stuck" you are likely revolving in the old built-in patterns of your South Node instead of evolving into your Northern direction. The North Node is similar to Dharma, your destiny, your life purpose, your sacred fire. In this life, we are to take the skills, talents and gifts from the South Node and learn different ways of being. The North Node’s qualities must be consciously developed, and grow with time and experience. Almost like an Indiana Jones movie, you have the South Node gem stones, now you must learn the North Node maze to bring them home. See an accomplished Astrologer "tour guide" for your details.
Your inspired purpose is your sacred fire, that which gives you unlimited energy, and fulfillment. It is reason for your existence so once you own that, it is as if you are tapping into a greater cosmic intention for our planet. Know that you are an energetic loving matrix already encoded with the plan. Life is loving and learning to navigate fears and vulnerabilities to discover your own magnificence. Plugging into your purpose awakens enthusiasm connecting with your divine spark and unleashing the God within.