Why were you born? What’s your soul purpose? How to find your soul purpose? Find answers to these questions in this guide.
We are all souls having a human experience. This life is just a pit stop for a long journey that our soul is on – its path to awakening. And in this life, your soul brings with it a higher purpose – to raise the vibrations of this planet. Your soul is the spark of Divinity inside of you that is just waiting to shine its light.
Sounds like a big deal?
Well, it is, and it isn’t.
You were meant to live this purpose, so you, and only you, are equipped to do it. So yeah, that’s a big deal. BUT… living your soul purpose is the easiest thing you will ever do.
“If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there the whole while, waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.”
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What is the meaning of Soul Purpose?
Your soul’s purpose is your divine calling, your energetic frequency, the big reason why you are here. It is the truest expression of who you are. When you find it, you’ll KNOW it. You’ve always known it. It’s just a matter of jogging your soul memory and bringing forth the unique gifts you were sent on this Earth to deliver.
Everybody has a purpose in life, a calling that reveals itself as we live out our life’s journey. Your Soul Purpose is your unique frequency in this universe. It reverberates in your actions, conversations, and everything you do. It isn’t just about what you do; it’s also about how you do it, why you do it, and that, my wise soul, is your Dharma.
How do I know if I am living a purpose-driven life?
Your purpose, your gifts don’t have to be extraordinary! They don’t have to be anything special or complex either! You may be surprised that your purpose is something you’ve always known about yourself. Your soul purpose it’s as simple as your vibration, your being, your state of consciousness, and the ripple effects that it has on everyone you meet, and everything you do, and all that you create and channel.
When you get on the highway to your soul purpose – your Dharma – life is on cruise mode. Seemingly impossible things fall in place, and Kriya – i.e., boundless action comes into play. I mean, I never thought I’d get to meet Deepak Chopra, let alone get him to write a foreword for my book. But the minute I embraced my purpose and accepted my Dharma, it just happened.
So yes, the Universe is your friend on this quest to find your soul’s purpose. It wants you to live out your destiny and bring forward your talents to serve the cosmic web.
You feel happiest when you are rocking your gifts because that’s what is best for the whole. Happiness is our natural indicator that we’re living in alignment with our Dharma. When you discover your soul’s purpose and start living it, you feel completely alive, awakened in your senses, with an ignited flame burning in your heart.
So, if you are unhappy, conflicted, feel misunderstood, dejected – you haven’t been living your purpose. You are living someone else’s idea of what your life should be like, and not what you were meant for.
And I get it. It can be super tough to step away from what you were raised to believe – the conditioning that you carry with you.
But think about this
You can’t take a step forward without taking a step away.
Read that again!
For you to step forward into your purpose, you need to step away from everything that is NOT your purpose.
And sometimes, stepping away even when things are fine is the bravest thing you can do.
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
― Brené Brown
Want more details on how to take courageous, aligned action, and move through the overwhelm/ confusion to step into your highest self? Check out this episode of The Highest Self Podcast.
Want to find your soul purpose? Look within and REMEMBER
Every day I get asked, “Have you always known what you wanted to do?” The answer is NO! I really had no idea. I kept landing on new ideas, new careers, and a new life that I wanted to live. It was like I was stuck between a million identities that all lived inside of me.
Have you felt like that? Like you have all these random skills and experiences that you never felt like you could put together into one career? That’s a GREAT thing!
- Those years as a waitress taught you people skills and how to think + move fast on your feet.
- That yoga teacher training you did, taught you the importance of daily practice + breath.
That corporate job you had, taught you efficiency, office dynamics, and the reason why so many are burnt out from our corporate system.
We all go through various experiences, and all of them teach us something that can come together to serve our purpose. I realized much later that I was seeking my purpose outside when all the time it was in the gifts I already carried. In fact, it was even in things I was actually ashamed of! If you’d like to read it, here’s the story of how I found my passion and purpose.
So, that transformation you are in search of? It exists within you. YOU contain everything that is needed to become your highest self and embody your Dharma – your life’s purpose. All you need to do is trust yourself and your intuition.
But that’s so difficult, right? Our society, school system, and families have not trained us to follow our intuition and honor our dharmas.
We’re surrounded by miserable people. We’re told,”Life’s tough; get a helmet.” We’re told following your dreams is like believing in Santa Claus – something you eventually grow out of. And so, most of us give in to the obstacles that keep us from our Dharma.
Need help in finding your soul’s purpose? Then tune into Sahara’s free Discover Your Purpose Masterclass.
As kids, we were totally free. We asked questions that were important to us, and we did things that brought us joy. Somehow along the way, we became too busy to ask important questions, like “Why we are here?” and “How can we best use our time on this planet?” Instead, we’ve accepted our mundane reality, not knowing that within it lie the keys to our greatest awakening.
We give in because we fear the consequences of following our soul purpose. We surrender our power to others who claim they know us better than we do ourselves. We no longer trust our creative impulses or speak our truths. We become a shell of the version we once were.
The only way to discover your Dharma is to come out of this shell and remember who you are! Finding your Dharma is a journey of remembering what you were put on this Earth for. And you must go on this journey of discovery because that’s what prepares and unlocks the power, wisdom, strength, and vulnerability you need to truly embody your Dharma. You were born knowing, but only through the quest of remembering are you ready to embody.
Does that sound like a lot of work? Are you thinking, “Jeez! I might spend years looking for this!”
Honestly, discovering your soul purpose doesn’t have to take years. In fact, all it takes is a realization. This realization comes when you ask the right questions and create the space to let them land. Dharma comes into action when you let go of everything you are not, so you can step into who you truly are.
Need help in finding your soul’s purpose? Then tune into Sahara’s free Discover Your Purpose Masterclass.
Want more? You can also take the 21-day Dharma Discovery Journey™ to go from not totally knowing what your purpose is; to having a clear sense of who you are, your gifts, and what to take action on.
Still more? Then here are some tips to help you along the way as you step forward to find your purpose.
“It doesn’t matter what you did or where you were…it matters where you are and what you’re doing. Get out there! Sing the song in your heart and NEVER let anyone shut you up!!”
― Steve Maraboli
Benefits of a purpose-driven life
Living your purpose is the ultimate form of self-love. When you say yes and answer your higher calling, everything you’ve been seeking manifests naturally.
The fulfillment, happiness, abundance, clarity, confidence, worthiness, and peace you’ve been yearning for effortlessly arise because you are living in harmony with your truth. There is no more striving—you simply are you, full-time.
Can you have multiple purposes?
If you are asking this question, chances are you have a high Vata (air energy). This Dosha makes you feel restricted if you do only one thing day in and day out. Vatasprefer to have multiple projects going on at the same time, and their energy works best when they can express different sides of themselves. These are people who are body workers/comedians/psychics/hairstylists at the same time. I call them “slashies.”It’s just how their energy works, and they do best when they aren’t tied to one career. However, their Dharma is the eternal strand that connects it all. Listen to this podcast or take this masterclass and get comfortable with having multiple passions.
We all have multiple purposes and roles we play in our lives; for some of us, that manifests in different careers, and for others, it’s different hobbies. There are people like Picasso who dedicate their lives to their art and people who shapeshift through different lifetimes over the course of this one. Some find their purpose early in life, like Greta Thunberg working to save the environmentat fifteen, and others find it later, like Julia Child, who wrote her first cookbook at fifty. There is no one path greater than the other.
Here’s the thing about living your purpose that they don’t tell you. Your purpose is going to evolve as you do. As you step into newer versions of yourself, so will your purpose. Don’t stress out too much about what you are going to do right now because chances are – it’s going to evolve.
Discover your Dharma
In my book Discover your Dharma, I dive deep into the concept of Dharma– your soul purpose – and, more importantly, how to take aligned action to bring your ideas out into the world.
Dharma is not about the duality of doing vs. being. It’s about moving beyond that. I call this your sacred doing. Your sacred doing is when your action brings you closer to your truth.
You were born with certain dreams, desires, and interests because they’re meant to guide you on the journey. To discover your Dharma is to realize the truth of who you are. Your job is not to sacrifice this life to be of service but to make your highest expression your form of service.
When you change your world, you change the world.
Live your Dharma!
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