One of the most popular questions that I get asked as a Life Purpose Consultant and Mission Mentor is, “What is My Life Purpose?” It’s a valid question, however it’s not a question that will lead to any meaningful answer for you. Nor is it a question that will help you find your life path or life direction.
In this article, I’d like to clarify some terms around purpose, to help you know what you’re looking for when you want to be on purpose and have clarity of direction.
Consider this! Your life isn’t over yet, and let’s be grateful about that. So you can’t essential know your entire life purpose in this moment. Life Purpose is about your life. It’s a broad subject that encompasses many important aspects about your life here on earth. While you can know certain aspects of your purpose, and certainly feel a deeper sense of purpose in your life, you won’t always have the entire picture in your awareness because certain aspects of your reason for being here are yet to evolve and unravel along the journey of your life.
Feeling a greater sense of purpose and connection to your life’s purpose isn’t about knowing what that purpose is. It has to do with doing what you’re here to do using the very specific ways your Soul incarnated to expand through. So let’s take a look at what your purpose is not, what it is and what you need to know to be on track in life and feel that sense of purpose you’re looking for.
Well the biggest mistake I see people making whenthey embark on their journey to find their purpose is thinking it’s something specific like a job, business, career path, spiritual path or one-liner statement. I mentioned before that Life Purpose is a very broad topic.
Your purpose is not a fluffy marketing statement that makes you feel good. In fact it’s not a statement full stop. It’s much more complex than that. Neither is your purpose a specific job or business.
If you’re purpose was just a nice statement like” I’m here to raise the vibration on the planet by singing high notes” as an example – while that may be part of your purpose it’s not what your true purpose is because if one day you lost your voice and could no longer sing high notes, you’d no longer have a purpose and you’d have no reason to be alive. Without a reason for being here, we’d have no reason for being here.
If your purpose was a specific job, business or career path imagine if one day that was replaced with technology, not too hard to imagine. Again, you’d no longer have a purpose or reason for being alive. Do you see now how purpose then is not specific?
Starting With Your Soul’s Purpose
Your soul has incarnated to experience expansion – we all have the same Soul Purpose in that regard. When someone says I want to know my Soul’s Purpose – that’s easy. It’s to expand. You are here to expand.
As our Soul expands in experience, it evolves the world. You can see evidence of that evolution throughout history right? The type of lives we lived hundreds of years ago has evolved to a modern society much more complex than our ancestors. I’d like to think a little more enlightened as well. History is the result of each and every Soul seeking expansion.
If our purpose was a specific statement, job, business or career there would be no room for evolution. There would be no way for our Soul to expand and fulfil its purpose.
Your purpose is instead then an evolution of moving components – Like a web of lights. Each of those lights reveals something about us and our life incarnation.
When all the lights are working together a beautiful spectacular vision called your life appears. This web of light, or matrix, is made up of many evolving parts including:
- What your life lessons are;
- What your personal challenges are;
- Your natural talents, skills and abilities;
- The thing you’re here to be (Your Soul’s Primary Expression Modalities). This is the core of your purpose and is one of the keys to connecting to a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in life.;
- The thing you’re here to do (Your Life’s Mission) – Knowing this gives you another key to clarifying your life path direction and how to monetise accurately so you can make money by making a difference in the world. It’s not always that easy to monetise the being aspect of your purpose, so you need to know what your Life’s Mission is to find the right career path or business direction for monetization;
- The higher expression of your purpose and mission (Your Higher Purpose). Through-out your life your purpose evolves through higher and higher expressions, if you’re on track to your Soul’s Grand Plan for you. That means you have potentially many Higher Purposes that you’ll step through over the course of your life journey.
- Big dream – this is the place your Soul has decided it will derive the BEST path to fulfil it’s purpose of expansion and where you are a human being derive your greatest satisfaction. Big dreams more often than not contribute to significant contributions to the planet.
Now you have to be careful here because some of our dreams are not of the Soul but are egoic or placed there by societies pressures. We think we hold a big dream when in actual fact it’s someone elses dream for us, not our Souls’. That’s why you can fulfil a dream and end up feeling empty or have it taken away from you.
Now, Imagine all these elements of your purpose moving and evolving, connected via pathways. Those pathways form the internal structure of what I’ve discovered is your Mission Blueprint. You need structure for things to take form. Your Mission Blueprint is like an architectural blueprint for a building only it’s the outline or structure for your entire life incarnation. Your Mission Blueprint forms the structure of your life which is the who, what, when, how, who, where aspects of how you’re going to fulfil your evolving purpose over your lifespan.
Life is a little complex and so to is your Life Purpose. But feeling a connection to your purpose is actually very simple. You Soul Purpose is to expand remember. Your Life Purpose is the detail of how that expansion is best to take place. The one central focus within your Life Purpose you need to know and express yourself through is the being aspect of your purpose – your Soul Primary Expression Modalities.
When you focus your career or business direction on ensuring you’re expressing yourself through the very expressions your Soul has decided will bring you the greatest expansion, you automatically tap into your passion. You don’t need to search for your passion. It’s a given when you express through your Soul’s chosen modalities.
Think about the days you’ve enjoyed in your working life. If you examine closely, you’ll see that those were the days you got to express yourself doing something you love. Conversely the days you don’t enjoy work, you didn’t get to express yourself in a certain way that brings you joy. That joy, excitement for life, sense of purpose, and incidentally the pathway to tapping into your higher abilities, can be found when you express yourself through your Soul Primary Expression Modalities.
It’s all about expression baby!
Now I’m going to be talking more about these modalities, how to find them and use them to clarify your right direction, in the upcoming free training – Mission Mojo: How To Triple Your Bottom Line – Purpose, Passion, Profit. I’ll be talking more about finding your purpose and how to monetise your life’s mission so you can have that deep sense of satisfaction that comes from doing what you’re supposed to be doing. It’s free and you can register here: http://www.RightMissionRightMoney.com
If you have any questions about anything I’ve said here, be sure to drop a comment below.
This article was orginally posted in Nicola’s LinkedIn Article Profile.