One of the most common questions I’m asked by a client is, “what is my Life Purpose?”. My reply is usually, “What do you want to do?”, because that’s it. Well, most of it anyhow.
Look at it this way: the Creator was bored. IT was All. When there is only One point of view, there is no experience – even of Self. The Creator was therefore naturally lead to produce experiences for Itself. (It’s not like the Creator was once actually without experience and then was…this is simply a way for us to comprehend it all because our minds need a cause and then an effect).
So we were spun off. Like dandelion seeds we were taken across the Known and the Unknown on cosmic winds. We congealed all over creation as individual bits of God, with a degree of consciousness. We incarnate, the veil comes down (because if we knew what Forever is like, we wouldn’t be very enthusiastic down here in Happy Valley), and we lead lives full of innumerable experiences ecstatic and horrid. This in itself fullfills our Purpose.
However, if we’ve made mistakes and been somehow modified from what we really are, the experiences are not complete. It’s like sending a fax to the home office where half the lines are smudged. Not very useful. We want to be expressing our real, original Selves, with all the learning and evolution intact. That’s the good stuff right there.
But…it doesn’t end there. We usually tend to want to “make progress” in some way…personally, spiritually, whatever. We have a built-in mechanism, a salmon-like insistence that we evolve. This is because simple experience is not enough; we are also in the process of returning to our Source. It’s often an upstream kind of thing… Life Lessons and all that. So we feel compelled to seek knowledge, wisdom, or whatever it takes to “advance” (think of it as sort of sideways, not upwards).
Life purpose isn’t a job. When I worked in construction and engineering, I was carrying on a life purpose that wasn’t very different from the one I’m doing now. Because of my particular traits and gifts, I did certain things no matter what I was doing otherwise. As an inspector, I often praised the contractor’s work, and I pointed out ways to improve the work process and make things easier. Standard practice for most inspectors was to only note deficiencies… I got some of the strangest looks from the foremen and laborers. But they liked it.
I would have operated in that same mode whether I had been a corporate exec, a chef or a magazine-rack clerk. Life Purpose is a mode of operating; a flavoring of the stew of experience. When you’re expressing your Life Purpose, God smiles.
You already know who you are, on some level. Bringing that to the surface can take some time. As you go about your day, month, life…ask yourself what the most-perfect version of you would do. Listen quietly…and then do that.