• Daring to Choose the Unknown: Living Your Purpose

    One of the six human needs is the need for certainty. However, if you are learning to live life from your heart and not your head, the need for certainty is overridden by the need for love. And love is something generated in your heart by Spirit.  Sometimes It will ask you to make radical decisions you wouldn’t have even entertained several months ago, but now you find yourself saying, “How can I make that happen?”

    Something interesting happens when allow room for uncertainty and dare to follow the unknown. Before we hear itsvoice, we will experience a silence. Before the new idea comes, you may experience a need to withdraw and be alone. You may feel listless, desiring to do very little. You may feel sadness and grief. Do not be alarmed by any of this. If you’re like me, you were probably heading pretty energetically in a particular direction when these emotions put the brakes of your blazing trail.

    Last fall, I’d been so excited and motivated to develop my Spiritual Business Model program for woman entrepreneurs. Serendipitous events had led me to meet with a particular business woman who’d become my technology tutor, though I didn’t know she would when we met. We simply had a meaningful conversation about purpose and the true power that comes from stepping into your Greatness.

    Yet, it ignited a spark inside of me that enflamed an idea. It shook my body and swirled around me, lifting me to new levels of clarity and motivation! I was ready to take off! Ever feel that way when an idea hits? No sooner has it entered your mind than you’re on the road and running? Well, that’s how it was. Immediately, I was given the opportunity to speak to a group of women entrepreneurs about this model. Two weeks later, I ran a successful teleseminar on the subject with amazing feedback. Look out world – I was ready! This was it!

    Screeeeech! A month later, the brakes hit, along with a mild depression. Not so bad I couldn’t get out of bed, but bad enough I didn’t feel like doing anything for my business. Not a great place to be when you just decided your purpose. And that was the problem. I had decided my purpose. One of the most important things we can do in this life to live our purpose, is not make our mind up about what that purpose is.

    A Course in Miracles says, “Only God’s plan for salvation works.” It goes on to say, in not so many words, that your plan doesn’t. I have been in this place before. Having left a teaching career to start my first business, and then seven years later, begin a second business, I’d hit this pothole before and fought it. My suggestion, don’t. Your heart will only hurt in the end when you try to force your plan into action.

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    The Universe has a plan for your happiness, so when life seems to put on the brakes, pay attention! Don’t fight it. Be curious, kind, and gentle with yourself. Allow yourself the time and space for the new to be birthed. It’s not that you were on the wrong track, it’s that the track has made a turn and unless you wish to find yourself at a dead end, follow it.

    I started listening (admittedly, after some mild resistance). I dropped my plans for the program and networking, and instead, created the space of solitude my heart craved. Rather than creating a program, I began to write about the Spiritual Business Model through my own story. In the end, I still have no idea what the future holds, but I know the sense of peace I have when I follow what my heart desires versus forcing it down a path of imprisonment.

     

    Daring to travel the unknown?

    1) Trust there’s a reason for resistance despite what your mind tells you to do.

    2) Try to stay out of tomorrow.

    3) Do what’s in front of you to do.

    4) And trust your heart to lead you home.

    Because it will.

     

    Find this article helpful? Try these:

    Motivation vs. Inspiration

    Give Up Self-Reliance and Trust Instead

    Living Through Uncertainty

    Trusting Outcomes

    Facing Decisions

     

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