This is Bonus Content as part of the series about "Finding Your Soul Purpose. You can read the original post here.
As Spirit and I began co-creating this series, it felt great
and complete. But throughout the writing of the individual posts, we found
there were important components that we felt we wanted to include.
There were many things we did along the way to finding our
soul’s purposes that helped and were not part of the process. They are less
about “doing” and more about “being”.
Everything with Gratitude.
For as much as I practice gratitude and express my gratitude
for everything in my life, I rarely write about it. It is something that is
baked into my everyday life, so it’s not something I think to share. But in
truth, the more gratitude the better. Every little thing, every big thing,
everything that touches our life is something to be grateful for. Gratitude
connects us with the Divine and Universal energies.
Not always, but often I will begin my day with a gratitude
practice before I get out of bed. For most, not all, downloads and activations
I will express gratitude for the energy that I’ve received. For almost every
meal I am grateful for the food that nourishes our body, mind, heart, and soul-and
all the people who help bring it to our table.
I wasn’t always grateful. I used to be a very negative
person. I have experienced phases of my life when I felt that I had nothing to
be grateful for. My thoughts and language leaned negative, pessimistic, and
generally miserable. It has taken commitment and effort to re-condition, re-train
my thoughts and actions. But I did change, so I know it is possible to evolve
from pessimism to optimism.
If gratitude is hard to come by for you, it’s okay. Start
small. Be grateful for the littlest thing you can find to be grateful for. Use
whatever tools or technologies you have available to help you. A gratitude
journal, or gratitude reminder can be helpful. Practice gratitude, and over
time you will be able to build from there. Remember, gratitude helps to connect
us with Spirit.
Self-Care and Self-Nurturing.
Nurture your way through the process of discovering your
soul’s purpose. It may be easy. You may already be somewhat aligned with your
purpose. But, if you’re like me and are far off the mark, you may experience
changes. And changes can be challenging. Nurture your way through the changes.
Think of your goal of discovering your soul’s purpose as
your most important project of your life. Your energy impacts your project.
Ensuring that you are well cared for and well nurtured is an important facet of
your project. And from a spiritual perspective, keeping your vibration high
Self-care and self-nurturing can help you manifest the
discovery of your soul’s purpose. It ensures that we are maintaining a higher
vibration. It tells Spirit and the Universe that we will care for our blessings
well, just like we care for ourselves well. And, for some of us, it is one of
our soul’s purposes.
As we move through changes, we can learn all sorts of things
about ourselves. We have new awareness around the choices that we made in the
past. Like how we stayed in a career that we didn’t like for far too long and
to our detriment. Like I did.
Throughout my entire spiritual awakening, I learned things
about myself that still make me shake my head. I conditioned myself to forgive
myself for the choices that I made before I had awareness of the motivation or
impact. I remind myself that we’ve grown and would make very different choices
now. That too, is one of my practices.
Forgiveness can be challenging. It can happen in a rush, or
it can take time and practice. It can also create capacity for new energies. Releasing
the old barriers is freeing. Forgive what you can, and who you can. Do it for
you, for your energy, and to free you to discover your purpose.
Without forgiveness, the road forward continues to include
blockages. The act of forgiveness is to release the old energies so that we can
move forward. It is not for anyone else. We can forgive others without having
to say a word to them. Forgiveness is for us and our energy.
We are Always Doing Our Best.
Every one of us is doing the very best we can in every
moment of our lives. It may not seem like it because we are so very human, and
we have free will, but we are doing our best. We are always thinking and acting to the current
level of our awareness and emotional maturity.
At all times we are behaving to our current level of
awareness. We are not perfect beings. We are human and we have free will. We
can only do and be what we know to do and be. We are behaving as emotionally maturely
as we can and know how to.
Give yourself, and others, as much grace as possible. We are
the more evolved being and we can choose a more evolved path. This too is for
us and our energy. It is for our wellbeing.
Be open to whatever emerges as you move towards your soul’s
purpose. Our purposes may not look like what we expect. It may be related to
something we enjoy but never thought to focus on. Our purpose may be something
that we loved when we were young but were never encouraged to pursue. It could
also be something related to what you’re doing now.
By being open to what emerges and where we are guided, we
are saying to the Divine and universal energies “I trust”. We aren’t going to
try to control or guide our path forward. We are going to be open to guidance
and follow it. We are going to allow our purpose to emerge from within us.
It’s Your Soul’s Purpose, they are in Charge.
We call it our “soul’s purpose” because it is. We are never alone
in our quest to discover our purpose. Our soul knows the way. Our soul is in
charge. If we are playing football, our soul is the quarterback. If we are a
symphony, our soul is the conductor. We need to get out of the way and let it
We can also create a relationship with our soul and let it
flourish. Let it be our guiding light. Create the type of relationship with our
soul that encourages the discovery of our purpose. Trust it. Love it. Be so
well connected with our soul that there is no other option but to live on
Listen to the guidance of your soul. Follow it and let it
show you, its purpose.
This is the last and final post in this “Finding Your Soul
Purpose Series”. It has been a joy to co-create these posts with Spirit and one
of my soul’s purposes. May this help you discover your soul’s purpose, or
purposes. Bless you and your beautiful soul.
Happy New Year!! May this new year bring you everything you
want and more.
I’m grateful you’re here. I love you.