Find Purpose and Become Your Authentic Self


You did not come here to find a purpose; you came to discover the predetermined purpose specific to your Self. What that purpose is and how to walk consistently in step with your path is indeed a lifetime process — one that requires focus and mindfulness on a deep level to realize the dream of living a life of purpose that will satisfy your soul.

Life is filled with struggle and joy, disappointment and fulfillment; it is meant to be experienced to its fullest. In surrendering to your need to find fulfillment in your life, you have to find that which is genuinely a blueprint of your Authentic Self. Purpose is meant to secure your authenticity. Some will call it your Highest Self. Psychology defines it as self-actualization.

We all have a life of multiple phases of duality, and yet the most common pair is the variance between the Authentic Self and the Social Self. Oftentimes, the contrast is too stark, thus our lives are fractured and disingenuous.

We all have two identities. One is the outward self, a persona that the world sees, the self that is how we want the world to see us. The other is the inward self, in which we have a full awareness of our thoughts, emotions, fears, doubts, etc. This fracturing creates dissonance in the energetic flow of our lives. This duality is as if we are constantly interrupting ourselves in attempts to retain control but, in reality we are not in control at all.

Thus, you can see the importance of finding your purpose, because in living your purpose you become authentic and no longer have to feel splintered by your dual lifestyle. You are comfortable being your authentic self and no longer have to portray yourself as something you are not. Life then flows like a river of honesty and integrity and you thus become free of the hindrances of not being able to “just be yourself.” The journey to discovering your full potential, your gifts, your talents and purpose is what life is all about.

Fortunately, we can adeptly learn all those wonderful details about ourselves by surrendering to the forces that know everything about us — our past, our present and our future. It is so obvious that we often overlook the ever-present availability of our guidance that will reveal our path and eventually our authentic self that can be successfully embraced. I speak of our spirit guides. Their name is obviously definitive of why they accompany us throughout our lives.

You have spirit guides, everyone does. Learn to engage them and ask them to orchestrate your life. Trusting them to take the helm is not always easy but it is certain to free you of the struggle and give them permission to perform their purpose, as well.

Your guardian angel is another resource that you have been granted in this dimension. It is ever present and profoundly capable of bringing your life to fruition. It is easier to surrender to them when you remind yourself that, unlike us, they have not lost their connection to the highest dimensions of the Universe and can bring forth the synchronicities and associations that will empower you to move into your life’s role. Mindfulness must also include being willing to think big about the possibilities of who you are meant to be and never limit what you can accomplish.

“Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives,” said Tara Brach, Ph.D., a psychologist, author and teacher of meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening, “is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns…. We may want to love other people without holding back, to feel authentic, to breathe in the beauty around us, to dance and sing. Yet each day we listen to inner voices that keep our life small.”

To discover your purpose, you must embrace all possibilities with every bit of energy you can muster and become mindful always of your need to search for the most loving, caring and wholly integrated person you can be.

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Lana J. Thomas
Lana received her bachelor’s degree from Black Hills State University and her master's degree from Capella University. She is passionate about all things spiritual in nature and growth and expansion of the human existence. She loves writing, teaching, and learning on a never-ending scale. NuHealing was established as an institute because of the focus on education and transcendence. Call (605) 940-1214 or email [email protected].


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