This is a valid question. So don’t get upset with me when I say that the word “purpose” is a bit misleading.
After all, what is the “purpose” of a star? Or a cloud? Or a toad? They simply are. And that is wonderful. As Joseph Campbell said, “The purpose of life is life.”
“Purpose” is really a concept of the ego. But that’s OK. The ego has been getting a bad rap lately. Like it or not, we are ego beings. In fact, it is what sets us apart from most other life forms. And it is a sign of a mature (or at least maturing) ego to ask its purpose.
Perhaps a better way to put the question would be “How can I best support the highest good?” But “purpose” works. Regardless of the term you use, the important thing is that the ego finally realize that it is a supporting actor, not the lead.
“Finding your life’s purpose…”
…is really just a matter of uncovering your inner natural self and expressing it fully. In other words, you don’t have to find your purpose. You already have one. You were born with it. It’s just a matter of tuning into it and clearing out the blocks surrounding it.
My 16 year old daughter came home the other day with a new word. (I love teenagers.) The word is “CHILLAX.” She explained that it is a combination of “chill out” and “relax.”
But when I mentioned the word at a healers’ conference I attended recently, the workshop leader immediately saw an alternate meaning:
“CHILL” plus “AX.” As in axing out the dead wood.
I like it.
And that’s really what we need to do when we’re seeking our “purpose.” On the one hand, chill out, relax, and open to your inner guidance. And on the other hand, axe out whatever stands in your way.
There are many ways to “chillax” into your Life’s Purpose. But I’ve always found working with Power Animals to be a great way to get into it. Why? Because…
- They’re easy to relate to.
- They resonate well with the physical body, which helps you stay grounded – very important for spiritual work.
- They are excellent at showing direction and pointing the way (once you learn to interpret their messages).
- Animals are all about ACTION, which is the third step you need to take after relaxing and clearing your blocks.
Working with Power Animals has helped me find my husband (and stay with him through ups and downs that might have destroyed another marriage), overcome depression, and find a career path that is rewarding on so many levels.
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