What’s Your Purpose?: 7 Challenges We Face

 

I'm not shy about saying I came here with a mission in life. I’ve told anyone who would listen. 

I have a feeling in my bones that I cannot verbalize. This knowing is what initially brought me into the world of energy. I felt safe acknowledging my inner call rather than pushing it aside in fear of my ego.

Having a mission isn't glamorous or heroic. Those called to one aren't Saints - we are just conscious that we are here for a reason outside of ourselves. I believe the reason our knowing is conscious is because we are meant to wake up those who aren't as conscious. We ALL have a purpose, a reason for being here, and by knowing ours and living it through we inspire others to live their purpose too.

Because I have spent way too much time doubting myself, and way too much energy feeling frustrated that I couldn't pinpoint that knowing I had about something I was meant to do, here are 7 things that happen when you know you have a mission so you don't have to feel the same and can finally accept YOUR mission and get to work. 

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1 | You feel it in your bones, your soul.

You won't be able to pinpoint it and it will cause you all sorts of stress, because this feeling will take you on a search for years before it starts to fall into place. This is normal and the best thing to do is work at improving your intuition and always show up for what shows up for you once you make the intention to follow your intended path. 

 

2 | You will struggle and face challenges.

Your purpose is in your pain. You will learn through your challenges how to fight and survive. You will constantly need to grow and change and walk an unbeaten path because through doing so that you will lead or carry a new way forward.

 

3 | You won't be able to settle. (BELIEVE ME I'VE TRIED)

Sometimes you will wish you could, especially when things get rough and people get mean and you question why you can't just be “normal.” Normal doesn’t exist.  Those who know they have a mission tend to lead unconventional lives because they have come here to lead in some way.  It could be as a thought leader, or being of service in another way that falls outside societal norms. "Light workers", healers, mystics.. Something in you will not allow you to settle for mediocre, even if there is part of you that wants it.


4 | Grounding is NECESSARY!

You will naturally spend a lot of time in your upper chakras and you'll sometimes forget that you must stay grounded in the present moment. This can lead to issues around survival and safety (think money issues) or unexplainable mental health challenges, especially those related with existential meaning.

If this is you, spend time in nature and do root chakra meditations. My favorite which I tell friends and family to do is to imagine a ray of white light going from the sky down into my crown, all the way through my body and separating to go out the bottoms of my feet where I imagine it then going through the floor, through the soil, down to the center of the earth to be tied around an imaginary rock. Physical activity and anything to do with nurturing your physical body, like using your favorite soaps, getting a massage, eating whole meals with root veggies, is also imperative.

 

5 | Others won't get it. Letting go is a skill that can be learned.

Regardless of what your specific purpose is, there are going to be people who won't understand why you feel such a draw to something that a) might not be practical and b) doesn't seem to fit in. And you'll have to let those people go, you won't have a choice, because if you stay small by staying with/around them, you'll always have that feeling that something is missing. And that something missing is what you signed up to do. So you'll be pushed and nudged to see the truth of a situation until it will be ripped from you if you don't listen. It hurts but it isn't punishment, it's supportive of the new path you must go.


6 | Sometimes YOU won't get it/want it.

Some days I feel on top of the world, some days I feel low. No matter how much I overthink things, I always feel inspired and aligned first thing in the morning and know this is what I'm meant to do.

 

7 | You'll be a magnet for synchronicity. You won't be able to give up.

Synchronicity always seems to find me. Even more when I feel like quitting.  Something will always pull you to give things another go. You'll always be lead to a new insight. New people, new mentors, situations and experiences that have EXACTLY what you need to keep going. Synchronicity will find you and you'll be given the information or encouragement that you need to keep going, especially when you're at your lowest.

 

 

Knowing that you have a mission can feel egotistical. It might be considered an empath's worst nightmare. However, everyone, intuitive or not, can see how the consciousness of this earth is increasing. We as individuals are trusting ourselves and reclaiming our power, and leaning into healing modalities and lifestyles that embrace rest and ease, and self-love.  It's not egotistical to own that you have a mission, it's a responsibility and it's important you be accountable because you wouldn't feel the call if it wasn't for a reason. You are a part of something so much bigger. We aren't privy to the big picture, we can only show up for our role and trust that doing so, ignites something greater than we can yet understand.

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