How to Know What Your Soul Wants

So that you can do more of that in the coming year.

As a new year is about to begin and as we turn our attention towards the future, let’s consider what our souls want for us. What is the path our soul wants us to take and how do we know what our souls wants?

It sounds mystical and wonderous, but it’s quite simple, joy. Our soul wants us to do what makes us feel joy, passion, bliss, or whatever words we use to describe the higher vibration emotions.

I know those words, those emotions, may seem out of reach for some, so let me put it another way, our soul wants us to do whatever feels good, what lights us up. Our soul wants us to do what makes us feel our best.

It’s whatever makes our body react. It may feel like a swell in our heart, or a flutter in our middles. It can also feel like fear but let’s reframe that perspective and call that energy ‘excitement’. It’s much more fun that way.

The path our soul wants us to take isn’t always the path that brings us income, but that can’t stop us. We need to follow our bliss, our joy, even if it’s a hobby or a side gig. Which means that we may be following our passion after work, nights, weekends, and whenever else we can.

Our soul doesn’t care how it happens, just that it does. Our soul only wants what’s best for us. Maybe that’s part of what is driving the Great Resignation. People are following their soul’s desire for more, for different, for better, for their soul path.


Case in Point.

Recently I had lost sight of what my next career steps were. I was focused on finances, trying to figure out how I could bring in more income. It’s what we humans do, and it doesn’t exactly inspire joy, but it is practical.

Then last week, I was inspired to start a new writing project. It’s unlike anything I’ve written before. I felt a rush of energy through my body. My heart swelled with warmth and excitement. I wrote for hours, and it felt like exactly what I was supposed to be doing in that moment. It felt like flow.

It was then that I realized, this is what my soul wants. This is what I’m supposed to be doing. This is what it feels like to be doing what our soul wants us to do.

Initially it may see impractical for many of us to follow our bliss, and it may not be accessible for all. But it’s important, even if it’s in small chunks of time, to allow ourselves those moments of doing what we love, or whatever we do to get that kind of energy.

We may always have a paying job and interests the side that bring us joy. Yes, we all have bills to pay, so when it’s possible for us to earn our income from those things that bring us joy, we will.

When we are aligned in that way, it is then that we can fulfil our highest potential. It’s how we fulfil our purpose, our soul path.

In the coming days, as we look forward to 2022, remember those things that make us feel joy and that are both exciting and a little scary. Those things are what our soul wants for us.

And if there is one thing that we need more than anything in this time that we are living in now, it’s more people living on purpose and more people experiencing joy.


Life is challenging, but you are worth prioritizing your passion, what your soul wants. And our world needs more people following their joy, passion, bliss, or whatever you call it.

What makes you feel joy, bliss, or a reaction in your body?

How can you integrate more of that into your life?


Be well,


The Rumi quote today was made by me in Canva.