There is a plan or template for your life, and sometimes when we quiet our busy minds, a wiser aspect of ourselves can reveal that plan to us, our life purpose. It may come in whispers or it may come like a bolt of lightning. The important thing is to listen to that inner voice.
Here is a simple process to help you tap into your life purpose and to help you consciously access your intuition and your inner knowing.
Allow yourself at least twenty minutes to do this process.
1. Intention: The first step is to turn off your phone if you are at home and let family members know not to disturb you. Realize that this may bring up issues about always being available every minute of the day. But it is important for your own wellbeing to occasionally “unplug” from all the demands around you. Trust that the world will manage without you for a short while.
2. Inspire: You may choose to play a piece of music that inspires you, or you may prefer silence. (If you would like silence, but your only option is a noisy environment, you can try a noise-canceling headset. They work quite well. I have also used a sound machine that created “white noise” and found it rather peaceful.) Or you may prefer to find a beautiful spot in nature, filled with natural sounds. Experiment to see what works best for you.
3. Receive: Sit comfortably, preferably with your back straight and supported so you can stay more alert.
4. Rhythm: Take a few deep breaths and relax. With each inhale, know you are feeding your brain with oxygen, which will enable clear and focused thinking. With each exhale, let go of any tension you are holding in your body.
5. Invitation: Consciously call in your own higher self, your inner guide, divine intelligence, pure inspiration, or whatever fits with your belief system. There is no right or wrong way to do this.
6. Clarity: Then, simply ask for clarity about your life purpose, your reason for being. Why are you here?
7. Listen: Be still and listen, listen, listen-not just with your ears, but also with your heart. Be open to what appears. If you find your mind wandering off track, know that is natural. Gently bring it back to focus on the questions: What is my purpose? What is my reason for being? Why am I here?
8. Insight: When you feel complete, write down any insights that occurred to you in your journal or notebook.
Repeat this process as often as you feel drawn to. It will give you great insights into your life purpose.
Excerpted from the book, Full Wattage! A Practical Guide to Living an Engaging and Purposeful Life Worth Celebrating by Liz Fletcher Brown. Get your free chapters as well as tips and tools to live a balanced, joy-filled life at http://www.FullWattage.com