Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Before we can live our life purpose or be on our path, we have to answer the call as mentioned in my previous post. Then we get on the path, then we live it.
At this point you’ve already gotten plenty of practice and worked through your head game per the last phase. If you haven’t, go back and re-work it because in this phase you’re no longer doubting yourself or your mission. Now you’re living your purpose.
Being on your path is living your purpose, doing it, being it. It means you’ve identified and accepted your life purpose. You’re ready and willing to live it and you are.
Our life purpose is what we committed to do before we incarnated on earth using our skills, talents and gifts. Your purpose may be similar to someone else’s but as we are all unique, it won’t look the same. For example, your purpose, like many others, may be to be a healer. What kind of healer you are and how you do it will be different from the next person, even if you are using the same modality. Everyone has their distinctive twist on how they do things. And you are you. No one has your energy, personality and life experiences except you.
Your Life Purpose is Your Passion
When you’re living your passion, it doesn’t feel like work. It may pay the bills, but it’s not drudgery. It’s what gets you up in the morning. It’s what you can’t wait to do. Every day feels fulfilling. Every day is exciting.
Passion is high energy. You exude it. It’s what gives you that “spring in your step” and that “twinkle in your eye.” People are attracted to people with that energy. Because of that, people seek you out. They want to be your friend, your lover or your employee. Your energy is so contagious they want to hire you. I’m sure you’ve met or know people like that. They’re livin’ the dream.
This is different from people who had a great career, made plenty of money and now have that country home to retreat to on week-ends or are retired on some exotic beach. Those people may be living the financial dream, but are they living their life purpose?
If you know people like that oftentimes they’ll reveal their true feelings in what they say. It may be: “I’m retired, but I’m not fulfilled.” Or, “I know there’s something more to life but I don’t know what it is.” They may be set financially, but there’s a hole inside. Something is missing. It’s their life purpose.
Money is great, but what we all truly desire is to be fulfilled. We long to find our life purpose. That’s why so many people post-retirement claim they aren’t satisfied, they’re still searching for meaning. Some go on to find their life purpose and then really start the rest of their life. Others get depressed and don’t do much. They’re either still searching or aren’t in touch with their hidden desire to know their purpose.
More People Are Working Past Retirement
Nowadays many people claim they’ll be working much later in life or up until they die and it’s not necessarily because they lack the funds to retire. It’s because they realize retirement isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. If we don’t have purpose, we can fade away. Once they’ve found their purpose – whether pre or post-retirement – they don’t want to quit. Why leave when the party’s just getting started?
When you’re living your purpose, you are in the flow. Life comes easy. There’s no more struggle or effort. Opportunities present themselves. People show up at the right time. Ideas come to you. The reason to be on our path isn’t to make boat-loads of money just for money’s sake because our path is generally about service. Making money is often a result, not the reason.
If you’re starting to live on your path part-time due to finances, the more energy you direct towards your purpose, the more money will follow.
Will You Make the Leap?
A client of mine knew what her purpose was years ago. However, she wasn’t ready to follow it so she continued on in her corporate job. Years passed her by. She was unhappy. She got a divorce. Eventually she quit her high paying job and moved onto the next one. She continued to be unhappy working in the corporate rat race until she was let go.
As she looked potential financial disaster in the eye, she realized she had a choice. Go back to another unfulfilling nine-to-five job or make the leap of faith into her passion.
Guess what she chose?
For years she had been half-heartedly on the path, not really addressing her head-game and driven by the need for money in the bank as a false sense of security (which she lost in the divorce). When the rubber met the road, she was forced to examine her self-talk. One by one she began tackling everything on her list.
Today she’s thriving with clients. All because she took the risk to go it on her own when an opportunity presented itself. It may not have been the opportunity she preferred, but she took it nonetheless. She’s brilliant at what she does and it doesn’t take much for people to see it.
That could be you. If you answered the call, are you living your purpose or are you still putting it off, waiting for the right time?
If you get up every morning with a smile on your face, eager to do what you do and money is flowing, you know the answer.
About the author:
Catherine Cates has helped thousands go from doubt to making their dreams come true. With her unique blend of intuition and twenty-five+ years in the business world she helps people find direction, focus and, success.
Do you want to know what your life purpose is? Catherine’s unique style as an Intuitive Visionary and Life Coach will help you find out by raising your awareness, highlighting possibilities and identifying the best choices for your success.
If you’re ready to level-up and transform your mindset for success, it’s time to contact Catherine. Turn your life or business from ordinary to extraordinary! Reach Catherine at www.catherinecates.com, [email protected] for a free coaching session.
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