Owning it! Why It's Time to Unapologetically Embody Your Purpose

 
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We all have a unique set of gifts that only we possess.

Every Single One Of Us!

When we own these gifts, we shine our brightest, exist in a state of flow and operate in our Zone of Genius (for more info about your Zone of Genius pick up The Big Leap by Gay Henricks).  This unique combination of skills is a clear indicator of an individual's purpose.

But how many of us resist this calling?

For as long as I can remember, I have been philosophically inclined. My mother gifted me my first set of tarot cards at the age of 16, and those cards traveled with me around the world for many years.  I participated in my first personal development course at the age of 17 and sat my first 10-day Vipassana at 24 years old. This desire for self-actualization and self-mastery continued to grow throughout my 20's and 30's. I was genuinely fascinated with the working of the Universe. 

However, for the majority of my life, I had my feet in two camps.

Camp 1: The corporate hustle - doing what I thought I 'should' do rather than what set my soul on fire.
Camp 2: Seeking universal truths and committing to self-mastery.

Finally, at the age of 37, I decided to ditch Camp 1 and commit to my purpose as a truth seeker and Intuitive Mentor.

Or, so I thought?

Last week I received a massive wake up call around my resistance to the path I have chosen for myself. Even though it has been three years since I embarked on living my mission, I've still been hiding out - BIG time. I have not been the living embodiment of my purpose.

This came to light when I became aware of a dull, yet persistent, resistance to posting on my personal Facebook page about my business and purpose. The truth was, I didn't want people close to me to know that I am a truth seeker who studies heart intelligence and the science of intuition. It felt much safer to cop-out and post in the perceived privacy of my Facebook business page. 

The wake-up call came in the form of a gorgeous woman who I had met a handful of times 15-20 years ago. She tagged me in a spiritual group on Facebook and the post simply read: 

'Sarah this is right up your alley.'

That's when it dropped in. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE, even if I haven't seen them in 15 years, knows that this is my zone of genius....like E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E!

So I had to ask myself who exactly was I trying to hide from? Why have I been resisting my purpose and more importantly, why have I not given myself permission to embody it? 

Truth be told, I have a false fear of judgment. The fear of judgment that I have chosen to follow my truth in this lifetime. I didn't want to shine too brightly or stand out from the crowd, in fear of what people may think.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
— Marianne Williamson | Return to Love

By coincidence, I had a numerology reading booked in for the very next day.  I didn't know much about numerology, but what came through was a beautiful and timely confirmation of my life purpose. My life path number which is the critical determining factor of one's purpose is a Master Number 11:

The Master of Illumination and Spiritual Teacher. 

Message received!

My resistance to this path has been great, and while I have dipped my toes in the water since my teenage years, I have never wholly owned it. 

Knowing our purpose is not enough, the embodiment piece is vital. We must live, breath and express it, for it to be fully realized.

So how do we step in and own our purpose? Here are some simple and easy steps to implement:

1) Speak it into existence. Share your purpose with your partner, friend or family member, coach or mentor. Hell, post it on Facebook!

2) Start moving fearlessly towards your purpose by implementing practical steps. Sign up for a course, buy a domain name, speak at an event. Apply the 'Law of Incremental Increase' by upgrading and up-leveling in the direction of your purpose as a daily practice.

You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings. 
— Elizabeth Gilbert

3) Anchor it!  Create daily reminders for yourself such as a calendar pop-up, posting affirmations around your house or creating an altar. Feel the emotions of what it would be like to live and breathe your purpose on a daily basis. Create at least three anchors that call you towards your destiny and purpose. 

Purpose Anchoring Affirmations:

  • It's safe for me to shine
  • It's safe for me to express my purpose
  • It's safe for me to follow my dreams

So if like me, you know what your soul purpose is but have been in shame, embarrassment or fear of owning it, try asking yourself these questions:

  • Who am I hiding from?
  • What am I hiding from?
  • What false fears and limiting beliefs am I holding onto?

Right now the world needs you to shine your light more than ever, and in doing so, you inspire and give others the permission to do the same. 

It's time to call yourself out on your excuses by shining the light of awareness on them.

It's time for you to serve and embody your purpose in this lifetime.

It's time for you to be fearless in the pursuit of that which sets your soul on fire.

x Sarah

p.s If you are seeking clarity on your purpose, check out my blog: The 5 keys to Uncovering Your Purpose