Walking In Your Purpose Makes You Magnetic
Life is too short to not follow your passion and purpose in your life. Passion and purpose are like the infinity loop, in that each one both feeds on and fuels the other. When they are working in tandem, there isn’t anything that you can’t accomplish. This is the space of the “high” where you feel invincible. Where everything just falls magically and magnetically into place. There is purpose in your searching, which is fueled by your passion. You search for the answers in response to the hunger that both drives and fuels your soul. It begins when you get the smallest glimpse of your true potential.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
– William Shakespeare
That time when you were a little child, and you saw someone doing something that just grabbed you, and you thought I want to be that or do that when I grow up. At that moment you saw your true potential. At some point fear of failure, or being told that you weren’t talented enough to be that or do that – something happens that puts a cork in our desire. We bottle it up. We bury it deep inside of us, because we are embarrassed that we ever had that thought. Who did we think we were?
The most wonderful thing in the world is somebody who knows who they are . . . and knows what they were created to do.
– Bishop T. D. Jakes
There comes a time when the need of releasing that cork from that bottle, cascades out of you like a river rushing to the sea. This need is a palpable thing. Your heart knows it needs to released. Your instincts keep calling to you to release it. It keeps showing up no matter how we try to ignore it. It just continues to transform itself over and over again. It might show up at work one time, at our home life another. With a loss of a loved one. With the reconnection to an old friend. It might show up in our spiritual life. It keeps winding itself through our life, until we finally pay attention.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Within every life, the things that require transformation, are the pieces of misinformation that we have adopted in our life as being true. You probably don’t even know that they exist in your subconscious. For example; If your parents were divorced when you were a child, you may subconsciously feel that if you had been a better child, they would still be married. This might show up in your life with an intense desire to make everyone happy, to put yourself as last, to literally have the welcome mat on your face as people use you, and then leave you. You surrender and abandon your dreams.
You have convinced yourself that the problem is that you just aren’t giving enough of yourself away. If you just try harder you tell yourself, then you can make everyone else happy, and only then you will finally be happy. You keep that dream bottled up. You tell yourself that your vision of your true potential is unattainable. That you must settle. That whole story is a lie, a falsehood. That story needs to be transformed.
I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.
– Elizabeth Gilbert
There will be places where our self sabotage shows up. Places where the shadow swings into action to stop you. Going around the bend of the river, we may get damned up by debris. Some busy beaver has blocked the flow and dammed up the river. This debris is all of the obligations that we have loaded upon ourselves. The excuses, “I am too busy or don’t have the time” and “I have no money”, falls into this bucket. The question comes up, what is behind the “but” excuse? We need to get curious. We need to start removing the debris, and figure out where it is coming from. Each of those sticks is tied to some false belief or assumption that we have to identify and then transform. We need to clean up the river so that we can get back into flow with our passion and purpose, back into flow with our God given destiny.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
At places it may seem as though we are motionless, frozen in place. We have allowed the temporary nature of fears, to freeze the river. It may seem like a solid block of ice, but deep beneath the surface, it is still flowing to the sea. It may have become a small dribble, but with the fires of our passion, we can melt the ice returning the river back into its full force.
Passion requires focused direction, and that direction must come from three other areas: your purpose, your talents, and your needs.
Friends and family may try to sidetrack you, by diverting your river to their own benefit, but your need will find a way to get back on course.
At times we appear to be in flood stage, where the passion is so strong that we surrender to it. It is at these times that we learn to trust in divine providence to take us where we need to go. With the force of the floods, overflowing the course of the river, it will speed us past boulders that were blocking our path. We remember that all limitations, road blocks, and diversions are self imposed out of fear. We choose to leap forward over every obstacle as a challenge, we have in fact already conquered.
It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled. But it is a calamity not to dream.
It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture.
It is not a disgrace to not reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim is a sin.
– Benjamin Elijah Mays
Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best. It is in that space between the breathing in and out, that brief space of holding, that we hear the voice of the divine. In this space we have the power to choose our response. Are we going to run from the challenge of having a mighty goal in our life? Are we going to deny our highest dreams and say that this is not our calling? Are we going to create a disaster by not having lofty ideals to strive for? Or are we going to reach for the stars, and really truly own that this starlight belongs to us and only us?
You are here not to shrink down less, but to blossom into more of who you really are.
Gratitude is so important to happiness. Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow – always shifting and transforming towards the magnificence that is buried deep inside. Everything changes, seasons come and go. We turn around and suddenly we find half the year is over.. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing…, changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant. You came here to reach certain goals. To fulfill certain dreams. To capture the highest ideal of who you are capable of being. You came here to not only reach the stars, but to reach beyond them.