Hi my loves. This week we’re talking about purpose, why it’s important right now, and how it’s not what you might think it is.
So, what exactly is purpose?
Many of us live our lives, working and waiting to someday fulfill our purpose. Once we’re more stable, we’ve got more in savings, we’ve grown more, we’ve healed more, we’ve gotten to a better place, then we can find our soul’s purpose that we’re meant to bring to this world.
Or maybe we’re working on it now. My soul’s purpose is to help empower 1,000 women, and once I do that, then I’ve accomplished my purpose.
I want to break this whole concept down. Because when we are putting our purpose out as some external outcome or result that we’re working toward, it’s the same thing as believing we have to earn or prove our worth. We’ve got it all backwards.
And that’s becoming quite obvious to some of us right now. Many of us have lost jobs, lost savings, lost security and stability that we used to rely on. And now that much of our external lives has been taken away, we’re being forced to spend time with ourselves.
Maybe we found our feeling of worth in our daily job, in our impact on others, in our hobbies, in our social activities, in our connections with others, in things we may no longer have access to.
But this is the ultimate myth of unworthiness – that we need to earn our worth. Not. true. We are worthy already because we were born, because we are all divine, because we are beautiful souls on a healing journey to wholeness, because we’ve always been whole and we just need to remember that.
And you know what happens when you believe you’re worthy? The fascinating thing is that once you truly deeply believe that you are worthy, then you start acting like somebody who has earned their worth. We’ve got it all backwards guys!!
Believing you’re worthy first makes you a person who acts like someone who has earned their worth.
Embodying your purpose in every moment makes you a person who has fulfilled their purpose.
Purpose isn’t something you work towards. It’s who you are in every moment, even when nobody’s watching.
We are one, we are connected, we are all cut from the same cloth, the source of all that is, the divine. And we are each a unique expression of the divine.
Our souls came here to express a perspective of the divine that only we can express. Whether through art, through movement, through voice, through words, through books, through leadership, through innovation, through creativity, through working with our hands, and on and on and on.
Fulfilling our purpose is about being our authentic truest self, allowing the expression of our soul to come through, and being who we were always meant to be, who we came to this life to be.
Which means just being YOU. That’s it. It’s that simple.
Who are you? Who are you beneath the should’s, the expectations, the fear of judgment, the fear of rejection, the fear of isolation, the fear of criticism, the people pleasing? Who are you down to the core of your being?
What are your values? What is meaningful to you, what matters to you? What are you passionate about? What lights you up?
What is the role you were meant to play in this life? All roles are beautiful and perfect and unique. Which one is yours?
Be that person. Be more you. That’s all that purpose really is. It’s committing to being the you-est you there ever was. All the time.
It’s not about achieving some award, getting to some finish line, accomplishing some success, creating a certain number of artistic pieces, or impacting a certain number of people.
It’s simply about embodying the most authentic expression of yourself there is. And that will naturally impact the world in a massive way. Being more you will naturally help and guide and serve others, it will naturally bring beauty in some way, shape, or form, into this world.
And the beautiful thing is, you can do this even in the midst of chaos and fear and confusion and big emotions and small emotions and unpredictability. Bring your you-ness to every situation, every circumstance, every moment, and you will have achieved the greatest act of fulfilling your purpose.
I love you, you’re beautiful, exactly as you truly are.