“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ~Rumi
“I need to find out my spiritual purpose,” my client stated recently. “Who am I? And why am I here?” He continued.
These questions are very common, not only in my office, but in my travels around the world. Especially of late, I notice more and more people spiritually awakening and having this deep urge to find their spiritual purpose, no matter where they live or what traditions or cultures they follow. Spiritual purpose is not something new that we need to create and develop. Our purpose resides within us. It’s about remembering our purpose. By connecting with our soul essence, our authentic self, we will uncover our purpose. So the question becomes, “How do we remember?”
We can remember by applying two techniques, connection and heart-centered living. The first is connecting our bodies namely: emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual bodies. Using an automobile analogy, each body represents one of four tires. If there is a problem with one of the tires, then the car will have a problem running smoothly and will be unbalanced, resulting in a weak connection causing problems overall. We must keep all four tires (bodies) balanced, aligned, and healthy in order to obtain a great connection, so that our vehicle performs well. If we neglect the physical body by feeding it low vibrational foods or not moving it physically, then the remaining bodies are affected. Thus, we find it difficult to connect. If our spiritual body doesn’t have the time and space for reflection, then clarity and purpose are affected. We become disconnected from purpose, suffer from a lack of clarity, and we can’t recall our mission. So connection means to consciously maintain each body in a healthy state, so that we are operating with our heart and our spirit, and are in touch with our purpose.
The other technique is heart-centered living. We often find enlightenment and inspiration (to be “in spirit”) doing activities such as connecting with nature (trees, plants, mountains, oceans, etc.), meditating, creating healthy intentions, reciting positive affirmations, chanting spiritual mantras, practicing yoga, automatic writing, to name a few. If we don’t participate in heart-centered activities, we create a “yucky feeling,” much like walking out of the house in the morning without brushing our teeth. Well, it’s the same yucky feeling if we have not practiced a heart-centered activity such as meditation or setting a positive intention for our day. We can’t expect to go from sleeping mode, to an alarm clock waking us up, and jumping out of bed, operating at 50 mph. Wow, what an abrupt start to our day! How can we feel balanced in that scenario? Can we actually be in a position to remember who we are if we are racing out the door unconsciously?
Experiences we remember in our lives are those that are connected to feelings, whether they are happy or sad. We associate memories with emotions. Go ahead and retrieve a memory and notice which emotions are instantly revealed to you. As you recall the places, people and details, you will certainly remember how you felt at that time. Recalling our spiritual purpose is very similar. Sometimes we need to go deeper by creating a quiet space to breath, meditate, and apply any combination of the above-mentioned heart-centered activities.
A simple yet effective technique for employing both connection and heart-centered approaches is as follows: Place your hand on your heart, breathe slowly and deeply several times until you get a peaceful rhythm and feel the answer. This takes our head out of it, while we connect with our spirit, our true authentic essence. By calming the mind chatter, we connect with the Divine residing inside. And fill in this blank: My purpose is_____. Breathe, be still, wait, and discover within.
When we place our hand over our heart, our heart will always get in touch with our spirit, our purpose. Hence the old phrase “follow your heart” will almost always lead us to the correct solution. Our heart knows, since our spirit is very much connected with it. Other terms we use without thinking about it, instead feeling about it, are: “My heart is not into him”, “We need to have a heart-to-heart talk”, “I had a heart-felt experience”, “She touched my heart”, “They broke my heart,” etc. All these phrases speak to our spirit and we are touched. What we are really saying and communicating is that we want to have a real connection. And when that connection is not a pleasant experience, we then describe it with our heart.
Following the above approaches will help us remember who we are and our purpose. Our heart leads us to our spirit and it will help us remember. Our heart carves out the path to our purpose. Our heart lights up our purpose and identity. When that happens, we remember who we truly are. Namaste.
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Tina Sacchi is a Master in Holistic Alternative Arts, which includes Hypnotherapy, Energy Healing (Reiki/Shamanic), Mysticism, Chakra Balancing, Soul Path Guidance, Past Lives Resolve, Future Life Progression, Raw Food Coaching, and Life Event Ceremonies. Tina is certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy through the Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis as well as the National Guild of Hypnotists. Visit her website, www.TinaSacchi.com, for upcoming events and information on her international radio show.