Purpose Work is a Journey Not a Destination
When you feel called to do purpose work, it is important to learn to listen within. Learn to create quiet space to hear the depths of your highest self. Learn to listen to your soul’s whispers.
My clients are successful mid-career women who have learned to succeed by following an external authority. They excel in school, university, and at the organizations that employ them. But something keeps calling them. Something keeps reminding them that they are meant for more–more meaning, fulfillment, inspiration, and simply put, purpose work.
When you have spent your life listening to external authority, it is not surprising that you lose connection with your higher knowing, your wise self, and your inner mentor. And this trickles down to losing connection to your confidence, personal value, and natural strengths.
The first step to connecting to your higher self is what I call “radical self-care.” I encourage my clients to create a radical self-care practice when they first start with me, and we focus on internal self-care. The basic definition is simple and free self-care.
Here are some examples of internal self-care:
- 5-minute meditation in the morning
- Walk in nature
- Floating in a body of water
- Take a long hot shower
- Swinging in a hammock
- Dancing in your living room
The bottom line is, these types of activities nourish your nervous system by helping you relax and get quiet. Internal self-care helps you go within to access your wisdom.
Once you are able to drop into the quiet part of yourself, then you need to listen. What is your soul whispering to you? What is your soul calling you to do? This is a practice of learning to listen deeply to your inner knowing and breaking the habit of listening to an external authority.
Once you hear the answer, then you can take the next baby step. The journey to purpose work is ongoing. It is about building a deep relationship with yourself and your higher knowing. Purpose work is ever evolving; it is an opportunity to live life with deep curiosity.