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Step into Your Purpose – Beyond the Doing

by Michael Teh

We all want to live a life that is purposeful and with meaning. Often, we find ourselves constantly seeking what makes us unique – our skills and talents that we would like to share with the world. That said, don’t complicate things to live out of your purpose as it is much more than what you can do and create. Read on to find out how you can step into your purpose that goes beyond the “doing”.

“That said, don’t complicate things to live out of your purpose as it is much more than what you can do and create.”

We all want to live a life that is purposeful and with meaning. Often, we find ourselves constantly seeking what makes us unique – our skills and talents that we would like to share with the world. That said, don’t complicate things to live out of your purpose as it is much more than what you can do and create.

Here are SEVEN ways to help you step into your purpose beyond what you “do”.
1. Listen
You can serve your fellow beings by not just in the messages that you share through writing and speaking but also in compassionately listening. It is a basic human right to acquire the need to be seen, heard and supported. So, when you create a space for others to express themselves without judgment, criticism and your own agenda, you are supporting them as they blossom at their own divine pace. You’d witness their evolution and awakening – without imposing your need to change, fix or heal them.
2. How You Energetically Hold Space for Others
Depending on human design and purpose, some of us are natural and even unconsciously absorb, process and share energy with others. Empaths tend to feel, hear or know information and energy. That said, they may step into a room and sense the feelings of those that were there before them. If this is something you can do, do recognize that you may already be living into your purpose as your body and aura are transforming the energy of everyone and every space you encounter. If you’re intrigued by this idea, you may wish to start a practice consciously sending healing energy. All it takes is presence, willingness and intention.

3. How You Treat Others
A simple look of trust or a friendly conversation can shape someone’s day. By doing an act of kindness can create a ripple effect in your community when you choose to be the light. Treating people who don’t mean a lot to you with respect is your purpose. You may not be able to donate to a homeless person, but you do have the ability to look at them as a soul who’s not underneath anyone else. By genuinely smiling from the heart, saying a silent blessing or giving a compliment are all ways in which you may fulfil your soul’s dharma.

4. Pursue Joy
You may have to be taught to suppress your desires and be humble – this, however, could lead you to forget pleasure and lightness. The Japanese explain that your ikigai is a mix of what you love, what the world needs, what you can be paid for, and what you’re good at. While searching for your purpose, you could have forgotten to look inwards and look at your passions that could bring you joy. So when seeking your purpose, you could consider this, “Do I believe that I am worthy of being happy? What has my family, religion, and society taught me about happiness as part of my purpose?”

5. Relationship with All Life Forms
Do you know that your exchange with all forms of consciousness is also an aspect of our dharma? Planting trees, fostering pets, and cleaning up your local pond may be wonderful ways to heal our Earth. However, your soul’s purpose may also include acknowledging, being present with, and honouring all life forms. Many of the life lessons can be learned by observing nature and to allow a relationship with its consciousness. By communicating with Earth and all of its inhabitants may allow you access to the universal wisdom that exceeds your own understanding.

6. Becoming a Channel
You may tap into the purpose of your existence – by allowing the higher consciousness to move through you. Each and every one of us has that ability to clear our energy channels and be receptive to energetic and informational downloads. It can guide your own path or help others in their journey. You could let the universe know that you’re ready to channel the higher consciousness in your meditation and prayer practice. In additional, eating high-vibrational (e.g., raw and organic) food and drink plenty of water may help you. Also develop a practice of writing down the messages you receive and the energetic shifts that you experience. Doing so will hep you to acknowledge and trust your ability to channel energy and information.

7. Seeing the Light in You
Part of your soul’s purpose is to also acknowledge that you’re whole, healthy and enough. While your physical body may be in pain or
discomfort, your soul is vivacious bright light that is free from the suffering on Earth. While working towards health, joy and love, allow yourself to acknowledge your own perfection. There is actually nothing more to do or achieve. You are as worthy, loveable and pure as the rest of consciousness.
That said, living into your purpose does not require you to go back to school or make a radical shift in your career. It can be simple as how you gaze at someone or the feelings you apply to yourself. While your world does need people who take action, express themselves, and create, you need to live into your purpose by just being. Your dharma is multi-faceted, and it can be fulfilled in various of ways which include listening patiently to others, holding an intention, observing nature and trusting your intuition.

Source: chopra.com

Michael Teh, 22nd February 2021.