It was 2010 when I was asked by a friend "what is your life’s work? What did you come here for?" I think I was around 36.
I was bit annoyed by the question, to be honest, as I didn't care about it much. Or at all, but he insisted. I was already busy going to an office every day working for my living. I didn’t have much headroom to even think about such a question. Why had he asked that question? I really didn't know.
And then, in 2013, I was asked a similar question by yet another person. She asked me if I’d come here to help. I was a bit annoyed as I had no intention of helping others as I didn't even know how to help myself. I wasn't even close to giving anything to anyone.
But now, I’ve realized that everything in my life has started making perfect sense. I’d spent many years learning and studying psychology, spirituality, and healing work for myself. So, in these later years of my life, I ought to do something with what I’ve learnt to help and contribute to others.
When I use the expression, it doesn't mean your career or occupation, it is something you will be doing throughout your life. It's like the grand scheme for your life.
Most of us spend the first half of our lives getting prepared for it by learning and experiencing life ourselves. Then when we get to around our 40's, we start living it.
I know that many of us want to know what it is. I asked the same question, too.
For instance, if you find yourself on the path of spiritual healing it will be revealed to you in due course and you will know when you're ready.
There are some obvious signs, though:
It's closely related to self-realization, please also read this article for how you can find your own uniqueness.
It's the nature of duality, we all come here to learn something so that we will be able to help and contribute.
One thing that I am not good at is to heal myself ;-) I am a healer who is not very good at healing, so, I had to struggle a lot to learn it.
If I didn't need to struggle and lean it, I wouldn't have given it too much importance. Thus, wouldn't have become a healer :-)
We unconsciously spend more time and money on something that is important to us.
If you have anything such things, that is most probably related to your life's work.
This is crucial, again, we are in the classroom of duality.
To me, animal cruelty is something that I cannot forgive and accept. I will say No to it no matter what.
There was a time when I was involved in taking care of colony cats (cats that are living on streets), and I witnessed many cases of animal cruelty.
I wondered why do I have to witness all these? I cannot stand it. It makes me boiling mad.
But I needed that experience to know what my life's work is.
The question remained, what and how I could do something to stop all this?
I still needed to go through many more years to know the answer.
When I think about my mission...please read my mission statement here, I cry.
I don't know why. But I just do. I call it Soul Resonance.
There always is something that you are very good at without even trying.
For some people it's cooking, taking care of kids, thinking, writing, etc. It stands out recognizable.
Try to see what gifts and talent you have naturally, that is probably related to your life's work.
Not much explanation needed. It is something you do by Being You.
So, it will not be something like...being a good sales manager...
You may have fellow or companions, or even partner, still. But it's primarily something you can do alone.
That means that yo don't need to belong to any group, company or school etc.
When you encounter your life’s work you will just know it. It will come naturally to you, probably together with support and guidance.
And you will have peace of mind, for the first time in a long time.
Even though you may not be 100 % ready for it, you will feel somewhat encouraged and will find support and solutions along your way.
You will feel grounded, supported, and you will start walking on your path with your own feet.
You will still encounter obstacles and hurdles on the way, but that doesn't matter and doesn't bother you anymore. Because you know that they will only deepen your experience and compassion.
Some obvious signs when you are very close to finding your life’s work are:
Committing to your life’s work is a lot like a marriage. You are not committed to the future promises, but you are committed to yourself, from moment to moment. You know that this is what you do and what you came here for.
Now you will start living in the Present, not the future and not the past.
People who know how to commit tend to feel more fulfillment in their life, no matter what the circumstances are for them. Circumstances are irrelevant. When we're committed to ourselves, there is no self-doubt, there is only inner-guidance.
We will meet our maturity only by living ourselves. That is called fulfillment of self.
It will come to you, no matter what, so keep your faith :-)
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