If you aren't living your life purpose…
Are you living your life purpose? My guess is that if you are reading this, you probably are not living your life purpose. If that’s the case, then there are probably a lot of things going on:
- You might be telling yourself you don’t know what your life purpose is
- You’re probably feeling frustrated
- You probably get cranky
- You probably sometimes feel like you’re running out of time
- You might be telling yourself that “someday” you’re going to figure this out and really start living your life purpose
- You have lots of reasons [excuses] for why you aren’t living your life purpose (not enough money, not enough time, the kids, I’m too young, I’m too old)
I don’t think there is anything that is more demoralizing in life than having that nagging feeling that you’re not living your life purpose because you don’t know what it is. If that’s what’s happening for you, I completely understand and I feel huge compassion. That’s exactly what was happening for me for the greater part of my life. I went to college and then I worked for 3 years and then I went to law school. I practiced law for 20 years and for the first 5 years I kept telling myself that as soon as I felt like I knew what I was doing that I would enjoy it more.
Then for another 5 years I told myself that there was something wrong with me because I didn’t enjoy it.
Then for the next 10 years I just simply hated it. I loved the part where I felt like I was helping my clients, but that only felt like about 20% of what I was doing. I told myself that “someday” I was “somehow” going to figure out what I should really be doing with my life and I was going to do whatever that thing was “someday”. But in the meantime, I was the sole source of income for my family, I had to pay the mortgage payment and the car payments and at least I had a nice house and I got to go on a nice vacation once each year.
It wasn’t enough, but I figured it was the best I could do under the circumstances.
Then in the last 5 years of practicing law, I actively knew I had to do something or I was going to die completely unfulfilled. But rather than getting really motivated and doing something about it, I mainly got depressed and angry. I was in my 40’s and I knew I was running out of time.
But I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I kept telling myself there was no way that I could leave my law practice (and the money and the security) without having a totally clear, 100% complete idea of exactly what I was going to do. The problem was, even after a lot of searching, nothing ever presented itself.
In January of 1999 I went into a deep depression about all this. I felt lost and completely stuck. I felt like there was no way out. I felt like I was wasting my life. But the worst part was, I had no idea what to do.
I was working so hard at this job that I hated that I was completely stressed out and burned out.
It got to the point where I knew I needed to do something. I did a session with the energy worker I worked with in Omaha (where I was living then) and the information that came through was that I needed to do a retreat, to go somewhere on my own. In my head, I heard the word “Sedona”. I had heard of Sedona, but I had never been there.
I decided to go to Sedona for 3 days. I thought I was just going for 3 days to rest. Little did I know that those 3 days would completely change my life.
Even though I had no idea what I was going to do. I just knew I had to leave. The minute I made the decision, miracles started happening. And it ultimately led to me founding Sedona Soul Adventures.
And now so many of the people who come to us come because they know they are supposed to be doing something with their lives. They may not know exactly what that is, but they know they’re supposed to be doing “something”. And it’s so gratifying that part of my life purpose now is to help other people discover and start living their life purpose! It’s kind of amazing when you think about it.
If you know you aren’t living your life purpose and your soul mission, my question to you is “What are you waiting for?” Your life is right now. It doesn’t start next year or when you make some more money or when the kids are out of college. And, by the way, if that’s what you’re doing, you’re modeling for your kids that they should do things they don’t want to do, just for money — is that what you want to be teaching your kids?
Don’t do what I did. For 5 years, I would meditate and pray and tell God “I’m so unhappy, please tell me what to do”. I would hear this voice that would say “You need to leave your law practice” and I would stop the process right there. I would never even explore it. I had so many excuses — money, time, security, status — that I cut it off before any other information could come through. I put myself through 5 more years of unhappiness and depression. I did it to myself, no one else was doing that to me.
If you have that nagging feeling that you’re supposed to be doing something, it won’t go away. It will only get bigger. It will only make you feel more and more unhappy.
There are two things you can do right now. First, stop telling yourself that you don’t know what you’re supposed to do. That keeps you stuck in the energy of “I don’t know”. Start telling yourself, that you are on the path to discovering what you are supposed to be doing. That nagging feeling is the Universe talking to you. That is drawing you onto the path. That is truth.
The second thing you can do right now is to come to Sedona and do a retreat that’s designed to help you discover and implement your life purpose and soul mission. Call and talk to one of our Angel Guides. They are people who (like me) aren’t living “traditional” lives anymore and they will be the first to tell you how amazing that is! I love it that over the years my Angel Guides have included people who were a network news producer, a chiropractor, a high powered marketing exec on Madison Avenue, a mom, a real estate agent, a legal secretary and other very “normal” jobs and lives. They know first hand what it takes to live a life that is on purpose.
Even better, after they have spoken with you, they’ll have a very clear understanding of what you need to uncover and start living your purpose-driven life. They’ll design a retreat that is unique for your circumstances — some people have blocks from events that have happened in their lives that are holding them back, some people have a feeling that they don’t deserve to be happy, some people have influences left over from past lives that are blocking them from coming into their best life now, some people have made soul contracts before they came onto the planet that block them from living in abundance and creativity, and some people just don’t know what they’re supposed to be doing. Every person is different. That’s why we custom design our retreats around exactly what YOU need. And our Angel Guides are masters at figuring that out.
Stop telling yourself you don’t know what you’re supposed to be doing, or how you’re supposed to be doing it and take the positive action to do something about it NOW. Come to Sedona and do a retreat with our master practitioners. Start living the purpose driven life you were born to live.
Click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. Or if you’d prefer, call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada). For our friends outside the US and Canada call 01 928-204-5988 or click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you.
Wishing you a week filled with purpose,
Debra Stangl / Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time
Vicky says that after her Sedona Soul Adventure, “My life is now on a clear path that I am truly excited about.”
“With the help of all the amazing people at Sedona Soul Adventures I feel that I now have clear direction in my life. The experience was full of ‘WOW’ moments and has left me feeling like I have truly come home. My life is now on a clear path that I am truly excited about. Thank you to all those gifted souls – It was inspiring to have met you. My sense of self has been restored.”
Vicky D., Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Two more spots left for our Machu Picchu and Peru trip – June 17-30
We have two more spots left for our fabulous Machu Picchu and Peru trip, June 17-30. It’s such an amazing journey – 3 days at Machu Picchu (including doing ceremony on the Solstice, June 21), 5 days on Lake Titicaca, Ollantaytambo, the Sacred Valley, Cuzco and more. Plus being with our shaman and guide, Jorge Luis Delgado, throughout the two weeks is so incredible, including doing ceremonies in these amazing places. And finally, going with other like-minded travelers – it’s certainly the trip of a lifetime.
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If you know you’re supposed to go on this trip – make the decision now.