What Is Your Soul Purpose? 6 Things You Need To Know Now!

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Are you curious to know…. what is your soul purpose? How can you not be??

Many of us smart people realize there’s a deep and powerful force within us and yet, it’s also intangible!

So, we want to understand how to make the soul happy!

Drawing from my own spiritual pracitice and work as a soul coach, I offer insights to help you understand your soul purpose.

You want to know what your soul needs. You want answers about your life.

You’re in the right place. The soul is real and knows you!

In this article, you’ll discover a deeper understanding of what is your soul purpose.

What is your soul purpose?

First of all and this is important... your soul doesn’t have one or two purposes having to do with career or soulmates. That’s a myth!

Your soul’s purpose is to do the following.

As you do… you’ll feel the deep satisfaction of a happy soul.

  • Be your true self
  • Grow in self-love
  • Connect with higher intelligence
  • Accept your flaws and weaknesses
  • Feel your wide range of emotions because it evolves the human
  • Follow your true calling
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1. Be your true self

Does it surprise you that being true to yourself is one of your soul’s purposes?

It almost the MAIN purpose! You soul needs you to the true to the self and what you’re called here to do.

Period.

The soul doesn’t care if we’re wrong or right.

The soul just wants to know that we did it our way, says the incredible poet, David Whyte, in Poems of Self-Compassion.

The soul needs to know we’re being true to ourselves.

Again, it’s not about blame or shame.

It’s so tough as human beings because we always want to be right.

The soul is saying, Are you showing up authentically? Are you expressing who you are in your words, in your actions?

The soul isn’t about getting your way… the soul doesn’t come from a place of pushing.

The Soul Holds An Outline

The soul’s purpose is to fulfill its potential.

There is a bigger plan for you.

Much like building a home, there’s a blueprint of what the home will be… if you choose to build it.

Only you will decide.

Choosing to or not choosing to is free will.

So, whether or not you fulfill your soul’s destiny at any given moment is largely based on your choices.

On a soul level, people uncover the soul by walking the path toward their own truth.

The soul’s journey is an individual one that only you can walk out.


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2. Grow in self-love

Where are you on the self-love meter?

Meaning, how much work will you have to do to grow in self love?

As you love your own uniqueness and see how you can give and learn in this life, this moves you closer to the soul’s purpose.

As you live honoring the needs of your soul, you grow in self-love.

For me, my self-love journey started with Care of The Soul: Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life by Thomas Moore.

The book found me a decade before my husband passed away when I was searching for greater self-love.

This creates greater inner peace because you’re not fighting yourself or life all the time!!!!

As a result, the soul and my connection to the world became my faith.

I fell in love with the idea of a unique soul and my connection to it… and obsessed with the commitment to love myself even though I am imperfect.


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3. Connect with a higher power or intelligence

Part of understanding the soul’s purpose is acknowledging that you are directly connected to a higher power or intelligence.

You are connected to something bigger, even if you don’t feel the connection.

It’s there.

The soul must be connected to the divine… whatever that is for you.

So, be able to go to a place of stillness, knowing, connection to source, connection to a higher power, to greater knowledge, is another part of your destiny.

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4. Acceptance yourself, flaws and all!

Self-love that comes from your innermost self, the dark and joyful sides, teaches you self-acceptance.

As well as acceptance of the trials you’ve been given in your life.

So, even though you may say the wrong thing at the wrong time, it’s OK.

Being a whole person is allowing both ends and pieces to be present in your life.

It’s so freeing!!

When I allow myself to be whole, to have bad days, good days, bad moments, and good moments, then I can allow that in others as well.

This leads to less judgment and more energy for living.

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Allow for the mess

The soul is messy. And that’s OK.

The soul is thinking… I’m here to learn. As you think this way, you’ll have greater self-acceptance.

Things aren’t always going to fit so nicely in your whole life.

For example, what I want and what you want may conflict with each other.

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On top of that, what you want may conflict with other things you want!

It’s a paradox sometimes.

The soul doesn’t mind paradox, human beings do! A paradox is allowing for two seemingly conflicting things to both be true.

However, our minds are saying… Hold on! This doesn’t make sense.

While the soul is saying, These two things are happening and they’re seemingly contradictory, but I hold them both to be true.

But, the soul is able to go to that place of complexity, and it doesn’t make sense, and it’s messy, but who cares?

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5. Feel your wide range of feelings

Feelings evolve the soul.

The soul appreciates when you allow your feelings and honor your experience.

It’s essential to the soul and helps us evolve.

This is part of your destiny…. honoring and accepting your experience.

It’s tough, because the ego will fight this every step of the way.

As you become accepting and more comfortable with the wide range of your emotions, it builds belief.

As we feel (without negative thinking), we heal.

It’s thinking that ruins our experience more than emotions.

Feeling what is real for you is a muscle you build over time.

As you become comfortable with emotions, you get closer to yourself.

Because you’re allowing yourself to figure out what is happening with you.

For example, if you’re afraid, ask what am I afraid of?

Am I afraid I’ll never reach my potential?

Or, am I afraid that somebody will tell me what to do and I hate that?

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6. Follow your true calling

What is a true calling?

According to Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life, “A calling may be to do something (change careers, go back to school, start or leave a relationship, move to the country, have a child) or calls to be something (more creative, less judgmental, more loving).

It’s something you feel called toward, it’s fated, it’s in the cards for you.

What I’ve found after doing this work for decades is that when something is a true calling, the universe helps you along.

You are a co-creator in your life.

And you need to go soul searching to uncover what your calling is!

And, self-discovery helps you along the way.

Not to be in analysis paralysis, but the pursuit of knowing yourself better is good for knowing the best use of your life.

So, you’ll know what you need to be in this life.

For example, I need self-expression that comes from a deeper place. When I’m not anchored in my truth, I feel irritable.

I know that expression through books, this blog, speaking, and teaching is a calling.

It feels like you need to do it.

And if you don’t, you feel like you haven’t lived fully.

So anything that’s happening in your life that feels disconnected from what you’ve dreamed, you want to yell to the heavens…

That’s not what I’m seeing for my soul’s expression in this life!

I’m not seeing that at all!

Your soul’s expression in this life is to BE true to itself.

Creative self-expression

The soul is here to express itself authentically.

I have an entire post with suggestions on how your soul can approach creative expression.

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Affirmations for the soul

Here are some spiritual affirmations specifically for the soul.

I’m bringing soul needs into everyday life.

I’m living in the present moment.

I listen to the voice of my soul.

I’m growing in self-compassion.

I practice self-love.

I practice self-acceptance.

I practice spiritual self care.

When life throws me challenges, I can handle it.

I forgive myself for past mistakes.

My own thoughts are peaceful.

As I grow in self-compassion, I have more compassion for others.

I am directly connected to an intelligent universe.

I deeply and completely love and accept myself.

I deserve soulmate love.

I am aware of what my soul needs.

Beware of the shadow

The shadow is the parts of ourselves we ignore and avoid.

As we get to know the shadow within us, we feel more inner peace.

What I did for so many years was ignore, cut off, unwilling to look at, and didn’t even like my anger, my fear, my anxiety, my disappointment.

The shadow is the part you that you don’t want to deal with or admit exists! My life dramatically changed when I was willing to go there and feel my disappointment, grief, anxiety, and my anger.

That was the first one. I was very angry.

And when I was willing to go there and feel it, it lightened me and opened me up, and made me feel better after a lot of time and patience.

So, I went into a Phoenix Process.

Elizabeth Lesser, the author of Broken Open, defines it this way, “Our lives ask us to die and to be reborn every time we confront change—change within our self and change in our world.”

I had to find myself again.

And a great deal of inner peace, well being, and mental health has emerged from that process.

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The Butterfly Silhouette

I wrote The Butterfly Silhouette after my husband passed away.

I received honorable mention at the San Francisco Book Festival for both poetry and spiritual books.

When I wrote that book, I was in a deep dark hole. I needed to be away from the light.

However, there was laughter in there too.

There were times with my sons when we were laughing, belling laughing. And we’re thinking… how can we be laughing right now? How is that possible?

But, during this time in the hole, I said, Forget you world, I don’t like this! I’m taking a break.

And that’s what I did. I lived in that hole for about two years. It was a time for my soul to rest, feel, and heal. 

The soul has crawling times in life.

I teach 12 principles of metamorphosis to help people find themselves again and live with depth, fulfillment, and self-love.

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Final thoughts

As you feel closer to the soul, you understand what is your purpose in life and that it’s not just one thing.

To help you start each day, let your first thought of the morning be, I love you. Just throw it out to the universe.

The soul loves this.

It might be to God, to yourself, the soul… or it might be to whomever you’re thinking of at the moment.

But, let it be the first thought of the day.

And your last thought of the night.

Your soul has places to go… and so do you.

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