Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Finding Your Purpose

As a tarot card reader I am asked all sorts of questions.  Whether my clients are seeking my own personal advice or if they are asking the cards, the questions are often the same.  One of the most common questions I am asked is "What is my life's purpose?"  In my opinion, that's a very valid question to ask.  That very idea kept me up countless nights and consumed me for years.  Not all of us are lucky enough to discover our life purpose early on, thus resulting in years of endless wandering and feelings of emptiness and non fulfillment.  It's stressful to know that you were meant to do something meaningful and that will fill your soul so much but not really know what that "thing" is.  Once I stopped doubting myself and allowed myself to be open to realize what my purpose was I became a much better person who is confident and at peace with life.

So how do you find your own purpose in life?  I think the most important question to ask yourself first and foremost is "What excites me the most in life?"  Obviously if your answer is something toxic like "when I'm high" or something along those lines you know that's not the right answer!  But if your answer is "When I'm helping the elderly" or "When I'm teaching others" you know you're on the right track.

Another question to ask yourself is "If money was not an issue, what job would I chose to do?"  I find that one especially enlightening because even if your job or idea seems unrealistic it will still lead you down the correct path.  For example, my answer would be to buy hundreds of acres and open up a huge animal rescue/sanctuary and save animals for the rest of my life.  Obviously I don't have endless amounts of cash so I can't exactly fulfill my dream with those specific details but I can still rescue and house animals on a smaller scale.  My true purpose in life is helping animals.  It's what excites me the most.

Are you ready for the next question to ask yourself?  I actually have two for you:  What do you like to do with your free time?  and  What topics do you regularly read about?  Those two will give you an idea about your already existing interests.  Often our interests lead us straight to our true purpose.  If you're anything like me you may be overwhelmed by these two questions.  In my case, I have a lot of interests. I love reading about self improvement, tarot, crystals and gemstones, holistic treatments, animals, self sufficient and off grid living, gardening, and SO much more.  Try to think of what's on the top of that list (or the top three) and you may just find out what you're searching for.

My favorite one, the one I find most enlightening, is the question :What experiences in my life have I felt the most alive? Another way to word that would be "What activity fulfilled my soul like no other?"  That one question/idea really answered things for me in a beautiful and simple way.  It gave me the A-ha moment I needed.  My one experience that allowed me to feel so incredibly alive was when I volunteered at a farm animal sanctuary in California.  The entire time I was there I felt so alive, so fulfilled, and just so unequivocally whole.  When you find that incredible feeling, that wholeness, you never want to let it go.  It opened my eyes to what my true purpose was and I feel so much more at peace with life because of it.

I hope that by offering these questions to you you are able to find out what your life purpose is.  I hope that you find the serenity with life that I always longed for and that you move mountains with your kind and loving soul.

Thank you for reading my blog.

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