I spent a year trying to find my life purpose. Now it is crystal clear to me that everything I have been through during my illness and using nutrition to recover was so that I could teach others how to do the same!
Finding and living your life purpose is good for your health and wellbeing. I feel so much happier now that I know what my life purpose is and have a direction in life to focus my energy on. It feels amazing to be making a positive difference in the world by blogging about my experiences of using nutrition to heal my illness, which have already helped people around the world! Eventually I will work one-on-one with people to help them improve their health as a nutritional therapist.
Here are my 10 steps to finding your life purpose:
1. Write down a list of all the things you enjoy doing!
What do you love doing? What do you do that seems natural to you that you don’t even realise you are doing it? For me it was cooking new recipes in my spare time! To me it was a necessary and enjoyable use of my time! What did you enjoy doing as a child? Did you build lego houses or watch every episode of pet rescue? Did you play with barbie dolls and make them into families? Or paint pictures or make magazines?
2. What did you want to be when you were a child?
When I was a child I wanted to be famous singer. I used to love singing into my karaoke machine and dreamed of being a popstar in a girl group like the Spice Girls! Now I see the connection. As a spiritual teacher it is my job to sing the messages of health and good nutrition to the world! Who knows, maybe one day I will be a public speaker!
3. Look at your name numerology!
Numerology can reveal a lot about your personality. You can find information on the web about what each number means.
To calculate your Earth Path number which represents how other people see you, add up the consonant number equivalents in your full name including your middle name/s.
A=1, B,=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9, J=1, K=2 etc.
For me: KATE ELEANOR JANET O’RIORDAN
2+2+3+5+9+1+5+2+9+9+4+5 = 56, 5+6=11, 1+1=2
Earth Path number 2 – I am seen as someone who is quiet, creative, caring and loving.
To calculate your Soul Path number which represents what your soul desires to do in this lifetime, add up the vowel number equivalents in your full name including your middle name/s.
For me: KATE ELEANOR JANET O’RIORDAN
1+5+5+5+1+6+1+5+6+9+6+1 = 51, 5+1=6
Soul Path 6 – My soul desires to heal others.
To calculate your Life Path number which is the path you are destined to live, add up the sum of your Earth Path number and Soul Path number:
For me: 2+6=8
Life Path 8 – I am destined to work hard and be successful and abundant.
4. Look at your astrology
The three main aspects to look at are your sun sign, rising sign and moon sign. Sun sign and rising sign make up 50% of your overall personality.
Your sun sign which is the position of the sun at the time of your birth is your true personality. I am an Aries so I am a brave, fiery, attention-seeking, charming and a leader at heart.
Your rising sign is how others see you. I am a Gemini so I am seen as an academic who studies a lot and is sociable, quick witted and smart.
Your moon sign which is the position of the moon at the time of your birth represents your emotional life. Mine is in Libra so I need balance in my emotional life.
5. If you didn’t have to earn money, what would you spend your time doing?
For me it would be cooking, blogging, writing, spiritual development, meditation, yoga, walking in nature, gardening – all the things I love to do!
6. Look at your bank statement
What do you spend you money on? Do you buy music CDs, clothes, books on history, magazines on fashion, health food products, tarot cards or car parts? This gives you a clue as to your interests.
7. Look at your bookshelf
Do you own several books on sewing, cookbooks, art and craft books, anime books, gardening, DIY etc.
8. When you go to the library which sections do you go to?
I go to the spiritual section, the health section, the cookbook section and the business section.
Take the quiet time to sit down and meditate. Ask the universe “What is my life purpose?” and see what ideas and visions come to mind. Do this regularly and watch for the signs.
10. Listen to your feelings
When you do an activity does it make your feel happy and good afterwards? Or do you feel tense and have a bad feeling in your gut? Trust your instincts. It is the same when you are around people. Does being around them energise you? Or does it drain your energy leaving you feeling depressed?