Living Your Life Purpose
November 30, 2008 by Akemi Gaines
Do you know your life purpose? Are you living your life purpose? How are you making progress in fulfilling your life purpose?
So many of us are waking up to realize we do have purpose in our life, that life is not some random accident but we came here for certain reasons. But many are also frustrated because, as much as we sense we have life purpose, we cannot figure out what it is.
I know the frustration of not knowing the purpose of my life
I certainly know that frustration – I lived in it for years. In my early years, I thought I could find my purpose in higher education. I studied hard and was admitted to one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. Boy, it disappointed me. There was also a time in my life when I thought I could find my purpose in a relationship. Nope. And I did my share of corporate life in America.
Since I left my corporate job last year and put my full attention in my spiritual development, I now feel I have a better perspective on this issue of life purpose. I have the sense of direction that I am making a progress in my life purpose, and this gives me calming satisfaction.
In fact, this was the very reason I started this blog. I want to help you live your purpose. (And if that involves starting a business – which is not necessarily the case but sometimes is, I want to help you in that effort, too) Yet I realize I haven’t written a core post on what life purpose is, so here it is.
General and individual life purpose
In the most generalized level, we all come to live in the physical life form for one common purpose: to experience life in this physical world and to learn and grow through the experience. Steve Pavlina puts it this way in his recent interview with Hunter Nuttall:
“. . . So if consciousness is the only potential common element to this life and the afterlife, then we get the greatest possible long-term gains by developing our consciousness in this life. And what’s really fascinating is that by focusing on the development of your consciousness now, you’ll enjoy an incredible life while you’re here. You’ll lose your fear of death because you’ll know you’re doing the very best you can to prepare for it. And once you lose your fear of death, you’ll live much more fully in the here and now.
For starters you’ll be less timid about taking risks such as quitting your job to start a new business. After all, if you accept that you’re going to die, how you can be afraid of minor stumbling blocks like going broke? Those things are just part of the expansion of your consciousness.
Consciousness develops through expansion, through exposure to new experiences . . . We’re here to have the greatest growth experience – the greatest adventure – any conscious being could ever wish for. . . You’re here to develop yourself as a conscious being.”
So true. I would like to add to this, that there is a reason why each of us are unique. In addition to the big general purpose, each of us have more specific purpose, or set of purposes. Knowing the big purpose is helpful, but I think it’s also helpful to get more personal.
Expression of your uniqueness is one of your life purpose
Have you ever stopped and thought why each of us are different? Our uniqueness is a gift for for ourselves and to the whole world.
Large part of our unique strengths (and challenges) come from our soul origins. Each of our soul (what Steve calls consciousness) has origins. Is this surprising to you? If our soul can survive the death of this lifetime, it has survived many previous lifetimes. Go all the way back when it first incarnated in the physical body on Earth. Where was it before?
For many people, life is meant to be simply lived. There is nothing wrong about this – these people are the salt of the Earth. Their souls know only this Earth, and in the early stage of development.
If you are reading Steve Pavlina or this blog, however, you are probably not one of them. Deep down, you know you have higher aspiration and more specific purpose for your life (or for your many lives). Your soul originated in other sources to make certain contributions to this Earth.
Soul group and life purpose
The origin of the soul (sometimes called soul family) defines your soul level gifts. And you wanted to incarnate on this Earth so that you could make your contribution with your gifts. This is your group level life purpose.
When you express your wonderful soul gifts, when you offer your gifts to improve this Earth, you are fulfilling your life purpose. You are also growing spiritually yourself.
For example, some of my Akashic Record Reading clients’ souls come from outer space (the exact location is not identified at this time) and have firsthand expertise in the blueprints of this Earth and our souls – they really know how things were originally planned to work. Some know this into technical details. Because there have been many corruptions in the blueprint codes, they came to work on the restoration of the blueprints. They are working on the soul level to correct the negativity with their great technical abilities.
On the physical level, they may be working as engineers or program managers. Or economic analysts or medical researchers or even philosophers. These are all different ways they utilize their soul gifts, their analytical and well-organized thinking capabilities, and they are restoring the original blueprints. (I haven’t read his Akashic Records, so I’m not 100% sure, but I think Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61), belongs to this group. See how meticulously he works on the technical accuracy and perfection.)
Another example is Dr. Eric Pearl of the Reconnection. He is considered to be a Pleiadian. (In this case, we know the location of his home.) Pleiadians are here to bring changes (and entertain us along the way).
Souls also take trainings, like taking college majors, that further define their gifts and purposes. I’ll write about this into details later in another post – this itself is a huge topic.
If you are interested in learning more about various soul groups (soul families), there is a book called Soul Mastery: Accessing the Gifts of Your Soul. It doesn’t include several soul groups somehow, and it doesn’t explain the critical steps to identify and straighten up the energetic issues prior to reading the Akashic Records (sometimes, the “book” may have the wrong cover, etc.), but it’s an interesting read.
Life purpose and life lessons
Each individual soul chooses a set of life lessons prior to incarnation. Dr. Brian Weiss’ Many Lives, Many Masters explains this important issue. So working on the life lessons you yourself chose before incarnation is part of the life purpose. This is your life purpose that is specific to this lifetime.
By the way, this is another thing I check in my Akashic Record Reading, and it is such a joy when the client says something like, “I knew this! This XXXXX has meant so much in my life! So I’ve been learning this all my life.”
Then there are some additional purposes, such as healing the energetic wounds you still suffer from previous lives. Along the way, we intend to fulfill some soul agreements we made with other souls.
Your life purpose is NOT a must-do list given by someone else
I hope you are not getting overwhelmed. It is essential to realize that living your life purpose is more about being than doing. I know it looks like we have to do so many things. But our soul’s expansion does not correlate to the quantity of experiences. We can learn so much and make huge progress in our life lesson from one experience. And expressing your soul gifts is more about offering that special energetic quality through your existence than doing something with it.
Your life purpose is definitely NOT an order from heaven that says, “You must do this, or else.” (True divinity doesn’t use this kind of fear tactics.) You, your soul, chose your own life purpose. Let me summarize:
- You chose your origination and training, and you came here to offer your special energetic qualities.
- You chose to come to life each time you incarnated to experience this physical world and to grow and evolve.
- You chose your own life lessons for this lifetime.
Look, aren’t you a beautiful soul? So ambitious and so generous. You chose all these with joyous expectations – otherwise, you didn’t have to incarnate.
How do you feel about life purpose? Do you have a sense of direction that you are living your life purpose? (Photo by Kjell)