Something you’ve probably heard numerous times is that there is nothing outside of yourself that defines or has power over you or your experience. What you may not have heard is that this includes your purpose. Your purpose is YOU. There is no easier way to say it. It is not something you seek, chase, define, or discover, it just is. And it is you.
We are all given incredible opportunities to explore human experience through this thing we call life, and as we do, we learn and grow. We expand our knowledge in so many ways, each of us a unique snowflake in the blizzard of humanity. We are aspects of Oneness on adventures that contribute to a greater knowing for all.
When it’s viewed from that perspective, how can there be any urgency attached to finding your purpose? As if the acts of being and loving and enjoying and failing were not in and of themselves already your purpose.
As if the experience of standing quietly on a wind-swept hill feeling the sea air on your face and breathing in the beauty of aliveness were not already your purpose.
As if sitting with a purring cat on your lap while you get lost in a good book is not already your purpose.
Once you stop seeking your purpose, it will become clearer than you ever imagined possible: the purpose you seek has been with you since the moment you were born. It has been whispering sweet nothings in your ear, leading you on adventures that light your heart, offering you opportunities for expansion and growth, and gently, gently encouraging you to embrace it. It is more than part of you, it is ALL of you, the multidimensional, creative, powerful, beautiful, dynamic, incredible you that exists as an aspect of Source itself.
Your purpose is in the way you express your passion for life and the way you hold your head when you speak to someone you love. It is in the way you cry when you see acts of kindness and in the clothes you wear. It is in the sound of your voice and the frustration you feel in traffic jams. It is in your heart, your soul, your spirit and your body. You are not seeking it, you ARE it.
There is so much external ‘chatter’ in this world, telling us what makes a person good or how we can become better. There are so many ways we could be shamed and judged for making poor choices or wrong decisions. Why do we spend so much time thinking about these things when we could be expressing our hearts and souls in the ways that align with our own inner knowing?
The externals are distractions from your purpose. They lull you into a false sense of connection and security that only exists in the fear-based reality of third-dimensional thinking. Turn your brilliant mind instead to the knowledge that true security exists in you BEing your purpose. True connection exists in claiming your YOUness and living it out loud.
The idea that a normal (way of being) exists is a fallacy, designed to keep us from this inherent knowledge of ourselves as whole. As we detach and release from these ingrained ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, we can simply BE, and in doing so, find the way to the joy, freedom and peace that are the endowment of our divinity.
The search for your purpose can distract you from the finding of it, if you continue to believe it can be defined or bestowed from without. A purpose does not have to be lofty and ambitious, or even designed to move you from here to there. A purpose does not have to be rooted in altruism or philanthropy, or have a goal to heal the world. A purpose is at its root a reason for being.
There is no better reason for being, than you.
Jenny Griffin is an intuitive messenger, Earth Goddess and mystic at The Power of Change. Her fascination with catharsis and its transformative power has led her on some incredible adventures through a wide array of experiences with diverse people all over the world. Her work can be found in numerous publications and collaborative projects. Jenny’s first book, Domestication of the Spirit, is out for publication. You can also connect with Jenny and say hi at her personal Twitter or Facebook hubs.
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