Identifying Life Purpose

Many children have a clear understanding, before they begin to adapt themselves into roles they perceive as ‘useful’ or ‘respected’ as to what their Life Purpose is on a soul level. They will have an instinctive pull towards a way of being, an expression of their own unique self that when manifesting in either an attitude of compassion, kindness, enthusiasm, or desire to create change, could guide them towards relationships or professions that honor that innate impetus. As adults, many people seek to understand and reunite with their core self, their inner wisdom that ‘understands’ what their Life Purpose in this present incarnation is. Some ways of seeking can be found through meditation, prayer, or alone time in nature. Other ways may be through fostering relationships that encourage a vital sense of life, connections to the world and others, and offer opportunities for an expanded sense of personal freedom and empowerment.

I have long been intrigued by different cultures perception of adulthood. The varying ceremonies, initiations or age markers of adulthood are as varied as the landscapes that bloom across our wondrous planet. There are many ways in the physical world to celebrate a shift from adolescence or childhood to a member of society as a contributing adult. In my perception, adulthood is not marked by a particular age number, but rather a shift in perception between ‘what can the world do for me?’ shifting into ‘what can I do for this world?’ Adulthood in my perception is a shift in consciousness that allows for a realignment with one’s Life Purpose on the particular Soul Path our present incarnation is offering.

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To become an adult in this incarnation I had the realization, that what I was seeking in the external world, a desire to feel energetically accepted, and ‘allowed’ to express myself, was the gift I could offer others, and encourage in the world around me. I yearned to be accepted as a highly sensitive soul, yet it was my own self acceptance and the following acceptance of others, that brought about personal healing and peace. I decided I would love the aspects of myself that I sought others to accept, and through this self love, I would also love aspects of all those that I encountered that resonated at their personal Soul level, and present incarnation as gifts. I shifted from seeking an environment that would nurture my internal and etheric landscape, to actively encouraging others to allow their energy selves to be enriched, empowered, and blossoming. Through this transformation in personal consciousness, I suddenly felt that I was more clearly supported on the etheric level by my own team of spirit guides, angels, ascended masters helping me in this present incarnation, and connection to the Divine. I also found that the relationships I had yearned for in friendships, coworkers, and family all began to change in a manner that supported my self empowerment. My internal landscape of wanting a world that was spiritually attuned to co-creating peace, became a personal landscape in both the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual plane that is very rich with feelings of Divine Love.

My Life Purpose feels grounded in this incarnation as through sharing gifts with others, I am able to nurture and celebrate my own gifts. If you are seeking to connect with your Life Purpose on a soul deep level, in this present life, some of the ways of reconnected with the flame of self, the inner wisdom that is carrying this knowledge, is to have an honest conversation with yourself about what it is you are constantly seeking in this physical reality. Have you often reached for a book and wished for a story that taught about Divine love and healthy relationships? Perhaps your journey involves writing such a book. Have you been seeking a community that sustains you through environmental practice, community gardens, and natural food sharing? Perhaps your gifts are meant to be used to create such a group. Are you seeking to see children raised with consciousness and self love through healthy body awareness? Perhaps it is time for you to volunteer or lead children in a way that teaches them such things. Are you yearning for a job with security and a strong manager and boss? Perhaps it is time to consider what you would need to learn and begin to become such a boss or manager for others. Have you wanted friendships that encourage you to take chances to change things in your life for the better and introduce new spiritual or medicinal practice? Now could be the time where you take a course, teach a course, or start those conversations with loved ones. Are you looking for role models that are kind, strong, healthy and sober? This is your time to be a role model with a compassionate understanding of the struggles it takes to be an adult with those qualities.

Soul Purpose and Life Purpose are often related to assisting the world to evolve in a manner that encourages a connection between humanity based on Love, Kindness and Compassion. There are thousands of different actions, professions and relationships that can explore and celebrate these qualities in a way that resonates with joy, for each individuals life purpose and present incarnation. Through identifying the passion you have carried through this life walk, that which you have yearned for, and beginning to manifest it by taking action towards personally implementing these changes and qualities, we all graduate from adolescents beings, to adults and connected Souls.

A prayer that I have found useful and I offer as a tool for others is:

“Dear Divine God/dess, universal force of creation, please send me the light and assistance I need at this time to implement the changes I have been seeking in my life, as a gift for both myself and the world at large. Please send me the assistance and clear resonance of the Archangels and ascended masters whose clear blessings and messages aid me in personal empowerment so that I may assist others in learning to empower themselves. I ask that my Soul Purpose be a beacon of strength, courage, kindness and compassion in this world, and that through my understanding of my personal journey, I have the tools to encourage others on their journeys. Thank you, Amen, Om and Aho.”

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May your self awareness, your individual light and your gifts to this world, shine forth. May you feel enlivened, impassioned, and joyful as you take the steps necessary to connect with and life, your Soul Path during this life.

with light and respect,

Kamia

 

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“Great Mother” the Divine Feminine We Each Carry

The ‘great mother’, the divine feminine source of the universe, in my understanding, is the aspect of creation that births and nurtures. It is the impetus that each individual carries to dream of a future, and to take the tiny and large steps along the pathway of their life to protect, nourish, encourage and love the dream into reality. Whether a male or a female in body, each human has a connection to the ‘great mother’ the divine feminine and the planet itself, capable of having a  dream that is given the nourishment of faith, determination, and strength to grow.

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“There will be times when I do not give you what you need,” said my Mother when I was about 14yrs old. She handed me a book and a highlighter. “The biggest gift you will give yourself, is to discover that your you are capable of developing your internal mother, and connecting to the Earth for self sustenance.” The book was entitled “Mothering Ourselves”. I read the book over a series of years. More important than the words, or the passages I highlighted, was the concept my mother had shared with me as a gift. That within ourselves is a source of nurturing, unconditional love, and divine acceptance, that we are able to access throughout our lives, especially when appreciating all that the natural landscape of the planet does to sustain and feed us on every level.

There have been times in life where I lay down on the earth and wept, or ran through a forest and shrieked with glee. I extend my aura to connect with the trees, the grass, the earth below me, and the rivers moving through sunlight. The connection to the earth is a reminder that I am a small physical being, like a child, who is being carried patiently by her mother. To connect with the ‘great mother’ and the divine feminine source within, I offer this visualization that has assisted me in the past:

Go outside, to a place you feel safe in nature.Sit on the ground, with your tailbone touching either grass, soil, sand or rock. If you feel drawn to a particular tree, lean agains it. Place the palms of your hands face down, either on your knees, or on the ground itself and take at least eight deep breaths. With each inhalation visualize that an aura of soft light is expanding around your body like an egg shape. This light may be soft gold, pink or green. It might be another color that you are drawn to at this time such as a strong blue color or a lavender purple. Allow that the edges of the egg shape are beneath the surface of the ground, and the upper edges are reaching towards the sky . There may be plants inside of this light orb. When you are able to hold the image clearly in your mind, say out load or silently something like:

“I ask that the great mother, God/dess, and the earth beneath me, please nurture and nourish the growth and expansion I am currently experiencing in my life. Please send assistance from my angles, guides and the ascended masters working with me at this time, for a heightened awareness for the ways in which I am connected, sustained and nourished with life force by this magnificent earth. Please help me to release and transform any grief I am currently carrying, and to find courage to love all aspects of my self with forgiveness and kindness. Thank you, AUM, amen and Aho.”

If there are images, sensations, or feelings that arise with this visualization, be gentle with your heart,body, mind and spirit as you assimilate them. Notice the ways in which the egg of light feels when connected to the ground you are sitting upon, or which plants you have chosen to include within it. Do the plants have medicinal properties? Perhaps if you have sat near a wild rose bush, your angels are encouraging you to visit a health food store and explore a rose hip tea blend. Have you chosen to be near rushing water? Does your body seek deeper hydration? The places we are drawn to often are filled with subtle helpful messages from our angelic support team and higher self.

What are the qualities of motherhood that you are able to gift to yourself? Is it a supportive word, a reassurance of love, or a fierce protectiveness? These are all qualities that are carried within each of us. We are able to ‘mother ourselves’ when we honestly acknowledge what we are seeking in the external world, and allow it to birth within our internal landscape. As we do so, we become carriers of this potent life force and connection to the divine, and we are able to better share and inspire other people and the world at large. If you find time and space today, to connect with the earth, to honor and appreciate the ways in which your footsteps are cradled by the land, you will be able to reach forward as a man or a woman, to cradle the dreams of another.

Be gentle and fierce in your connection to the divine feminine aspects of the universe. You are beloved.

with light,

Kamia

 

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