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Divine Purpose Guidework classes online are brief "mini" classes to introduce the concepts for the corresponding upcoming workshop and chapter in the soon to be released book, "Divine Purpose Guidework". Follow NurseHealer Blog to be the first to know when the book is released and the workshops are scheduled.
Divine Purpose Guidework Life Purpose Class
Chapter - Life Purpose (Life Path)
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The search for your life purpose corresponds to the search for the meaning of life. The meaning of life is what it means to you at this time. It is for this lifetime. So, to know the meaning of life, you need to know yourself. Your life purpose is the focus of this life and the blueprint for your future. It is the reason you chose and agreed to the circumstances of this incarnation. To know your life purpose, know what matters most to you. What drives your passion, inspires your thoughts and intrigues your soul does so because it is the spark of connection deep within your soul that nudges you to move in the path of your purpose of life.
Trust yourself to know and understand your life purpose. As you follow your intuition and the loving nudges of divine guidance, you can come to know and follow more completely your purpose for this life on earth. The first chapter on intuition laid the groundwork for this inner study of personal purpose and fulfillment. Now, building on the foundation of intuitive guidance, the light of wisdom illuminates the way for you to follow the path of your life purpose.
Are you open to the possibility that you entered this lifetime with a purpose for this life? Consider the potentiality of a chosen life purpose agreed upon before you breathed your first breath and designed to predicate and ensure the accomplishment of that purpose.
Acknowledge that you already possess what you require to achieve your life purpose. The discovery and activation of these gifts, talents and keys facilitates the navigation of your life journey.
Once you clearly understand your purpose and know the tools in your cache, life purpose is a matter of taking responsibility. Being the steward of your life involves remaining aware of your purpose every day in every situation and while making every decision of your life. Be patient with yourself as you follow this path, and be kind to yourself when you step off the path. When you realize that your focus has faded and you find yourself in a moment that is inconsistent with your life purpose, accept this as an opportunity for learning, growth and re-evaluation of your purpose, desire and choice. All of life is an open choice. We are free to choose in every situation. Our options may be limited in some situations or difficult to see in others; but we always have a choice. There will be times that you consider your alternatives intelligently and make a selection that does not serve your life purpose. Remember that part of the divine purpose of all souls is free will, and accept that your choices result in opportunities for growth, learning and understanding.
Living your life purpose demands focus, clarity, resolve and the willingness to venture into uncharted territories. If you follow your inner guidance, this life can be the most amazing journey you can imagine. Be who you truly are and who you came here to be in all your glory. Be yourself, truly yourself.
The steps to following your life purpose/life path are simple:
These are simple steps with profound depth. Living your life purpose is a continual process. It isn't a process where you reach step number six and you're done. Being on your path means repeating the steps as often and as intently as is needed.
Know Your Purpose
If you already know your life purpose, you are blessed. The same techniques you employed to discover your life purpose will continue to serve your highest good in discovering it more completely. Meditation or quiet reflection is an amazing tool for this discovery because it teaches us to let go of all the busy thoughts of the cluttered active mind and allow ourselves to empty ourselves that we might be filled. If you ever played in the mud as a child, you may recall how fun it was to make channels for the water to follow. If there was a hole devoid of water, all you had to do was dig the trench for the water to flow into the empty space. Nature seeks to fill empty spaces with something; air, water, sand. We, being part of nature do the same. We see it in our homes where there is a space in the room with nothing there. We feel a compulsion to fill the empty space with something. Learning to allow the space to be is lesson in peace. And so it is with our minds. We fill them with all manner of information, fantasies and calculations. When nothing else is happening in our minds the subconscious fills the space with any programming it is running. That is why those who are new to meditation often think they cannot meditate. As soon as they begin to quiet their active mind they discover that their mind is no longer quiet. It is creating thoughts of it's own dredged up from their subconscious. If, in fact, they will speak to the subconscious, assuring it that they will continue to listen to it in time of need and thanking it for working so hard to protect their best interest, and asking it to step aside for a brief space of time, they come to discover the quiet mind. When we are empty, we can be filled. In the absence of stimuli from physical impulses, we open ourselves to experience the spiritual. In the stillness of the body we experience life as the soul. The soul already knows our purpose. The soul has already agreed to it and devised a plan for living it. As we listen to the soul, our higher self, we discover our life purpose and the grandness of the plan. We come to see the path we have chosen in greater clarity. We know deep within our being exactly how the path is laid out. This inner guidance is available to every one of us. It is our map of life to assist us in choosing the path that leads to our own fulfillment.
Agree to Your Purpose
You agreed to your purpose before this life, whether you recall the experience or not. It is important to agree to it again consciously in this life time. Accepting the challenge of this life puts your conscious mind in harmony with your soul wisdom. This congruency gives you power and keener awareness of life's purpose. Acting from a position of harmony and coherence empowers you to be fully present in every moment; to be an integral active participant in your life. An integrated being with body, mind and soul acting in unison is a person of great wisdom and resolve. Be resolute on your life path. Be in agreement with your soul.
Give Your Attention to Your Purpose
You have heard it said that what you give your attention to expands. Consider your life purpose from a greater perspective. Have you ever known an athlete or an actor? One thing that these professions have in common is that they require committment of all the person's resources, time and attention. Athletes and actors know that to achieve their goals they must devote their full attention to their vocation. They train themselves to think of all the aspects of their chosen pursuit and to bring it into every other aspect of their lives. The mission consumes them. Life purpose is your mission. Unlike a career choice that one becomes obsessed with, your life purpose is who you truly are; so it is being more completely yourself in everything you do. Knowing your life purpose is only the first step. Living your life purpose is all the rest. Every moment that you are acting in harmony with your body, mind and soul in agreement with your life purpose, you are operating from a source of great power, strength and wisdom. Living your purpose puts you in the energy of your soul. Decisions can be made with decisiveness and fluidity as you live in the space of your life purpose. Giving your full attention to your life purpose is your decree of volition to follow your path to its ultimate destination.
Follow Your Intuition
Your intuition is your inner light reflecting the wisdom of divine source. Within each of us is a spark of divine light, a trace memory of the creator. Tapping into our intuition infuses us with divine wisdom. The providence that springs forth from the soul shepherds us with light and love to live our purpose for our highest good. Trust as you follow your intuition that it will always be a source of light upon your path.
Use Your Gifts
Every one of us came into this world with a special set of gifts specifically arrayed for our life purpose. It is our unique assortment of talents, skills, knowledge and abilities that provides the perfect tools for our life journey. We may have more tools than we ultimately require or have sufficient time to perfect; but it behooves us to evaluate what tools are at our disposal and practice with them to gain proficiency. For example, if my life purpose involves ministry, then it is wise for me to make a regular practice and study of prayer. In my practice I will undoubtedly discover that there are types, levels and precedents of prayer. I may discover that prayer comes naturally to me, and that I understand it in greater depth and scope than the average person. What ever your purpose is, you possess tools that are meant to elucidate your pilgrimage. Using your gifts keeps them sharp. As you use them, you develop them. You build upon their structure to enlarge your bounty. Use your gifts, talents, skills and knowledge with acumen and adeptness to live your life purpose with mastery.
Choose Your Purpose Again
Every moment is an opportunity for choice. Choose your purpose again in each moment. Make a practice of saying to yourself, "I know my purpose, and I choose this." If we recognize that we always have a choice in matters, then each decision we make, no matter how small, is confirmation of our pledge to follow our path. Choose your purpose again, and again, and again.
* Spiritual Practice: Dreaming with Purpose
Imagine being able to tap into your subconscious mind while you sleep to unlock your potential for creativity and resourcefulness to improve your life! Dreaming with Purpose is a tool to inspire you to tap into your inner creativity, resourcefulness, ingenuity and imagination to solve, resolve, decide, create and achieve whatever you desire.
As you enter the dream state, you experience a dream from your unconscious mind. This dream can become a special dream that clarifies a question, problem or desire for you: A dream that gives you clues and enlightened understanding of clarity, answers, solutions and avenues of opportunity. Each time you enter the dream state, until you have received all the clarity you desire, you may return to this special dream in one form or another for greater depth and clarity, and for more answers, understanding and enlightenment.
Also as you go about your day while you are awake, some thought, awareness or perception may connect with your unconscious mind. Something as simple as a color, a smell or a sensation may remind you of what your unconscious mind is telling you, and you may receive insight then or in your next dream state. All these clues, thoughts and moments of awareness in your dream and wakeful states bring greater clarity and depth of understanding to you until you fully understand what you desire to comprehend.
For more information about the Dreaming with Purpose concept, CD and hypnosis script, go HERE.
Affirmation Card: Life Purpose (Life Path)
Practice: Dreaming with Purpose
Affirmation: I know exactly what I want out of life and I am a person who accomplishes my goals.
Soul Sign: Path
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* A full deck of affirmation cards is planned for publication after the book is published. Currently the artwork is not complete and the publisher has not yet been selected. There is, however, an introductory 12-card presentation set available ONLY at workshops. The first set is free to registered workshop participants, and each participant will have the opportunity to purchase additional sets at the workshop for a very modest cost. Card graphics are available for download in JPEG and PDF formats. Each card refers to the chapter subject and spiritual practice while including a related affirmation and a visual/mental clue to remember from within, a "soul sign."
Please Note: Hypnosis and holistic modalities are not a substitute for medical care. Consult your physician, therapist and/or other healthcare providers for health-related concerns.
Holistic practices concerned with issues related to body, mind and spirit complement conventional medical and therapeutic practices; but do not replace them.
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