You wake up in the middle of the night, wondering if you are doing what you are here to do. About your purpose in life.
Ever happen to you? Maybe even regularly?
Perhaps it comes with a feeling like there must be more. Is this all there is? That feeling of more may be connected to dissatisfaction with something in your present life situation—your job, a relationship, your day-to-day life.
Maybe it’s a nagging sense that there is a bigger picture waiting for you. But it disappears if you try and grab hold.
This feeling had followed me around for as long as I can remember. It lived in the corner of my sight; I had a hard time looking at it dead on. I felt pushed and pulled, searching for something I couldn’t identify.
Can you relate? Is there something you feel called to do? Maybe it shows up in your quiet moments when you take the time to reflect.
Of course, you have your own private, personal experience of life and of who you are in relationship to the world. But what does this mean for you? How does this connect you with a sense of purpose?
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My teacher used to refer to the “one and the many.” The one is that singular spark of God that expresses itself as a common essence imprinted within each of us. From this essential spark, each person shapes, colors and defines a uniquely personal expression. Our world is filled with the many, the we, separate and together.
Here is what is important to realize:
Your personal expression does not take place within a single moment of time. It is not fixed. Rather, it is something that continues to evolve throughout your life, as you give greater and greater voice to that essence.
You express who you are through the “vehicle” of your personality. It’s that part of you that carries the spark of God into the world. Each one of us has a unique expression, with a specific frequency of energy that contributes to the whole.
This is why you are needed!
The beauty of this evolutionary process is that you discover and become more and more of who you truly are, as this inner relationship grows. It is how you discover and uncover purpose, meaning and a sense of inner peace. This then resonates into your family relationships, your community and into political and social structures.
It’s how you come to embrace change instead of holding back from it. And truly? It is how you change the world.
This is the “marriage” of your Universal God self with your personal self.
As you give time to this singular relationship of universal and personal, you discover more and more of who you are in relationship to life itself. Purpose becomes something that you live instead of search for or question.
It’s true that time and attention are required to grow this relationship. And that as this most important relationship goes, of self with Self, go all others.
When I feel disconnected from my God Self, I see that mirrored in all my other relationships.
I first become aware of any inner disconnection through my personal relationships. It often shows up as a feeling of dissatisfaction or irritation or separation. That cues me to look within, to see how I am caring for my inner relationship. Am I loving towards myself? Or self-critical?
Once I bring my awareness inside, then I can see what is needed to reconnect. Usually, it’s some necessary quiet time that I hadn’t been giving to myself.
It’s how I move back into flow.
Wouldn’t you want to give time to this relationship that is the foundation of all others?
Aren’t you ready to connect with and receive your purpose? It’s moment-to-moment.
I’d love to hear how it goes for you.
You are invited! I’m offering a free webinar, The Compass Within: Stepping into Yourself, on August 2nd. Why not join me?
Laurie Seymour is a mentor/guide, #1 best-selling author, host of the Wisdom Talk Radio podcast and founder of The Baca Journey. She helps women and men who are in the midst of great change to have a direct experience of their inner wisdom, dissolving self-doubt. Then she provides the strategies to sustain their inner connection so that they live the life they know is possible with confidence. Start now with a complimentary exploratory session (virtual tea!). Let’s explore where you’ve been and illuminate where you’re heading.
Feature Image courtesy of Allef Vinicius.