Another useful article by Jennifer Hoffman. http://www.urielheals.com.
“I am always asked about life purpose by clients because they know that there is something better for them, something beyond the pain, drama, confusion, fear and chaos that they are experiencing in their lives. They believe that somewhere in the future is a bright light that will show them the way to a better, more purpose-ful life. And they are right, but the light isn’t always where they think it is. And between that distant light and the place where they are at in this moment is the path whose choices will determine how their purpose unfolds.
Our life purpose is our healing mission, there is no other path for us until we acknowledge, accept, healing and release this very important aspect of our lifetime. Because it is the only reason we are here. Every challenging relationships, difficult life situation, unforgivable act, surprising event, betrayal and blessing plays a role in our life purpose. So our purpose is always in front of us. What we do, how we respond, and how we use this information determines whether our purpose unfolds on destiny’s path or that of creation.
Destiny is our path from the past; creation is our path of the future. We choose which path we are on with every choice, decision, action and thought. There is no magical formula to understanding our life purpose, we are always on purpose. What changes, though, is whether that purpose follows the path of destiny or creation. Because there is nothing we are supposed to do in any lifetime, it is a process of becoming. Healing opportunities are presented to us and from the viewpoint of a non-judgmental Universe, we can heal them or not, depending on our level of soul growth and the healing that we are able to do.
No one and no-thing is going to force us to follow any path. The path of creation may be far more comfortable and fulfilling that that of our destiny but we have to choose the path of least resistance if we are going to follow it. There is nothing that says we ‘have’ to do anything and many people don’t. They forget that they are spiritual beings having a human experience, that our life path is not about accumulating wealth or power, that we are here for healing and connection. And that is OK for them. But what are we doing? If we sit around and wait for our purpose to be revealed, we may wonder why we have the same life experiences, again and again, and blame the Universe. But this is our signal that we are following our destiny purpose and a call to explore creation, to shift our energy and perspective, to learn to forgive, release and heal so we can create a new purpose that leaves destiny behind and allows us to step forward into a bright, new, promising future that we create, one step, thought, decision and choice, at a time.”