7 Keys for Activating Your Soul Path and Purpose

7 Keys for Activating Your Soul Path and Purpose

What does it take to create real fulfillment in life?

One of my favorite inspirational quotes would have to be from American philosopher, theologian and educator Howard Thurman.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. As what makes you come alive,
and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

In finding our own path to greatness, each of us will be confronted by choices and decisions in life. It’s in the moments of choice and decision that our true destiny is shaped. Yet what is it that exists beneath the surface of our consciousness that directs our thoughts, actions and behaviors on a daily basis?

Activating Your Soul Path

At a soul level, you incarnated to share your gifts, to grow, develop and expand. In many ways you are really here to share your true authentic essence with the world in a way that best utilises your skills, gifts, talents and abilities. Sadly, though many people are still disconnected from this energy and intent in their daily lives, instead settling for a life that does not fill them with joy or bring them fully alive.

Changing your life, requires a change in perspective. If at any level you are unhappy with the results that you are experiencing in an area of life, then it is time for a ‘makeover’. However, this inner-transformation needs to first start with a shift in the consciousness that has been producing the results that you ‘don’t want’.

In my own coaching sessions and life experience I have found that there are now increasing numbers of people who feel lost and uncertain of their life and career direction. This is not something that is uncommon, in fact it is often a wake-up call from your soul guiding you to explore what you ‘really want in life’.

Here are my 7 tips for creating greater levels of joy, happiness and meaning in life …

 

1)      Be Kind to Yourself

Have you noticed that we are often are very own best and worst critics? Our own carving for self-acceptance and love means that we often put undue pressure on ourselves to perform and to meet expectations that simply unreasonable.

The first act of self-love is self-acceptance, an unconditional and unwavering commitment to loving yourself and being kind to yourself, regardless of what has or has not happened in your life. Doing this means that we first need to forgive and release ourselves from past failures, mistakes and upsets. It means recognising that everything in life is a learning experience, an opportunity for our souls to grow, elevate and expand.

Core Questions:

  • Where am I being too hard on myself?
  • How do I need to forgive myself and release myself from past mistakes, failures and upsets?

2)      What Do You Really Desire?

Desires are messages from the soul that are guiding you to awaken more of your innate potential. The key however comes in the form of discernment, that is, being able to decipher what it is that YOU really want, as compared to what is driven by the external expectations of others.

To access this level of energy means allowing your consciousness to drop into the heart space. While your head may want the big glorious mansion house with an outdoor pool and ocean view, your heart may be wanting to find its own retreat space in a beautiful cabin in the hills.

Being able to listen intently to your heart’s true desires is the key to lasting fulfilment.

Core Questions:

  • What dreams have I given up on or put on the shelf?
  • If I had a magic wand what would I most want to change, shift or improve in my life?
  • What does my soul REALLY desire right now?

3)      Step Fully into the Presence of Your Unlimited Being

Living fully and on purpose begins with a state of being. You have already experienced moments in your life where you were so intently alive that time seemed to slip by. In these moments of being fully connected with your source you may have even felt that an even greater energy was flowing through you.

We were born to live in harmony with our true essence, because it is here at the core of our being when we are in alignment with our spirit that real magic happens.

A question that I have found useful in helping guide students to a fuller understanding of this energy is something I learned from relationship and dating expert Marni Battista.

“Who am I being when I am experiencing unabashed joy in my life?”

It’s a great question that will help you connect more deeply with what brings you fully alive (your soul essence). I know that personally for me, I am living fully on purpose when I am speaking and engaging an audience, when I am writing and sharing higher sacred wisdom or when I am facilitating people to bring out their inner-greatness.

Core Questions:

  • Who am I being when I am experiencing unabashed joy in my life?

4)      Discover Your Awesome

I’ve just recently been reading a great book by inspirational author and coach Jon Acuff called Start. At the heart of this book is a simple shift in consciousness from being average – to awesome.

The reality is that we were not created to lead lives of mediocrity. We were each uniquely crafted with an inner-gift, a resource and way of being that brings light, joy and happiness into our lives.

So how do we make the transition from average to awesome, by simply reflecting and noticing the moments where you feel fully alive in life. For some people this may be when they are preparing and baking a lasagne at home, for others it might be in the purposefulness that they bring to creative project that is inspired into life from nothingness.

Acknowledging and appreciating even the smallest moments where you ‘do good’, where you ‘feel fully alive’, where you experience the presence off being truly ‘awe-filled’ will help liberate your life.

And what do you do when you’ve found these precious moments? Do more of them, because whatever brings you fully alive is a vital part of your soul’s journey and presence. However it just may be that you have not made it important enough on your list of values.

Core Questions:

  • What’s most important to you in life? What brings you fully alive?
  • Where do you display your greatest ‘sense of awesome’?

5)      Expand Your Presence in the World

Presence is the energetic field of potentiality that encompasses your true being. In any moment you are more than capable of creating miracles in your life. The key is to realise your power, activate it and then allow it to guide you through your intuition to the people, places and events that are in alignment with your intentions.

Expanding your presence begins with a shift in consciousness. It begins by first realising that who you are is more than your body, more than your thoughts and more than your feelings. You are in fact an eternal and unlimited being with the capacity to create magic in your own life and the life of others.

Your presence is an essential part of your character. Not everyone has presence, yet everyone can nurture and develop this charisma or energy in their own life by first beginning to see and acknowledge themselves as they really are – whole, perfect and complete.

Core Questions:

  • What would be possible for my life if there were no limits?
  • Who would I not be afraid to be?
  • What unique gift, energy or vibration would I want to bring to every interaction I make with others? (see if you can define this intent and energy in one word)

6)      Accept Your Essential Truth

At the soul level, you already know what you want, who you are and why you are here. The key however is in allowing your conscious mind to step out of the way, beyond fear and limitation to accept your essential truth.

You can only accept your essential truth when you are willing to own and accept all parts of yourself, the good, the bad and the ugly. The greater your levels of self-acceptance and self-appreciation the greater your willingness to be your authentic self.

Authenticity is courageous. It implies that in dropping our masks we can allow ourselves to be seen fully and completely. In the midst of our greatest vulnerability is also our greatest strength.

Core Questions:

  • What am I concerned would happen if I was to drop my masks and simply be my authentic self?
  • What is the essential truth at the core of my being?

7)      Trust Your Intuitive Guidance

Finding your true purpose and soul essence is a journey – not a destination. When the student is willing to stop, turn within and ask their own higher guidance for direction, then direction comes when one is willing to listen.

This is a process of surrender. A means to stripping back the layers to allow the great wisdom that has always been within you to arise to the surface. While you may research your options and ask others for guidance and advice, at the end of the day every decision defines and shapes the course of your life.

Therefore, every step and every action holds within it the seed of great potential and possibility.

In learning to listen and attune to your soul’s inner wisdom and guidance you begin to awaken new levels of being in the world. You begin the journey home to recognising and accepting the great intuitive being that has and always will be within you. Accepting your power and ability to channel this with grace, love and significance is the first step to leading a more enlightened, purposeful and meaningful life.

Core Questions:

  • Where does my soul guide me today?
  • What is the next action I need to take that would create greater levels of joy, happiness, abundance and peace in my life?
  • How can I serve and make a difference in an even greater way?

 

Are you looking to expand your presence, potential and influence in the world? Are you longing to connect more closely with your own sense of purpose and desire to experience greater levels of flow, happiness, joy and ease?

Les Price is a transformational coach, healer and intuitive who has been working in the fields of personal, spiritual and professional development for over 20 years. If you’re ready to take your life, business and vision to a new level of being then contact our office today to organise your complimentary 20 minute coaching discovery session with Les.

Understanding Archetypes: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Lives [Episode 4]

Understanding Archetypes: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Lives [Episode 4]

How Archetypes Direct and Influence the Course of Our Lives

The contents of the collective unconscious are archetypes.
Primordial images that reflect basic patterns that are common to us all,
and which have existed since the dawn of time.
~Jung’s Concept of the Collective Unconscious

 

In this week’s Podcast I had the privilege of spending time with archetypal chart reader, healer and intuitive – Barbara Stone, where we explored the effects that these often hidden and unconscious energies have on the path of our lives, and how we can ultimately find courage to listen to the true voice of our hearts.

 

Barb has now been working in the field of alternative health, healing and spiritual development for over 40 years. Initially starting her journey studying lay psychology and doing crisis phone counselling work, Barb later went on to learn Reiki which helped activate her natural intuitive and psychic potential.

Along the way she had the privilege of work with many great teachers, where she extended her practice into the fields of Seichim, NLP, Cutting the Ties that Bind, Energy Anatomy, Archetypes, Astrology, Thought Field Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Pranic Healing, Bowen Therapy, Neuro Structural Integration Technique, flower essences, Tarot and Meditation. However, her main work over the last 20 years has been in the field of Archetypes and understanding the often hidden and subtle influences that often play out in our lives.

Having initially studied the work with Dr. Caroline Myss, Barb has now gone on to cast over 20,000 + charts/ readings for her clients. Helping them gain the guidance, direction and self-empowerment that they have needed to fully thrive in their lives. She now lives in The Basin, on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia with her new partner, and is blessed to have 3 wonderful adult children, and 9 magnificent grandchildren. .

Discover how these universal energies and unconscious patterns
directly influence the nature of our lives.

In this fascinating podcast interview we discuss and explore the concept of Archetypes, the universal energies and patterns that seem to play out in our lives. While some of these archetypes are believed to be present in every person, many of them play out and influence our lives in diverse ways as we progress on our life and soul journey.

By learning to identify and understand these patterns we can finally learn to consciously evolve our thinking and feeling to become more empowered, present and vital in our lives. Instead of reacting to the tribal forces at play we can develop the consciousness and awareness that helps us to regain our power, and make choices and decisions that are aligned with the truth of our hearts.

The result is that we become the hero and heroine of our own lives – vital and self-sufficient travellers who can embrace the courage to adjust our sails and live the lives we were truly born to live.

 

In this conversation we talk about:

  • What archetypes really are and how their influence plays out in our lives
  • The three key addictions that keep modern society from realising their full potential
  • The four levels of consciousness and how we can ascend to greater levels of awareness
  • The role that the heart and intuition have in bringing us back to our true states of being
  • Why trust, self-love and self-respect are critical if we are going to progress in our lives
  • How archetypes often play out in our personal relationships
  • The empowerment of women and the impact that it is having on men and relationships
  • The hero’s journey and how we are all being called to step into our light and lead
How to Awaken the Power of Calling in Your Life [Episode 1]

How to Awaken the Power of Calling in Your Life [Episode 1]

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion.
Honor your calling. Everybody has one.
Trust your heart and success will come to you.

~ Oprah Winfrey

In this episode, Les explores the energy and essence of engaging your personal calling as well as 5 key insights to activate its dynamic power in your own life.

At the heart of every successful leader, business owner and transformation agent is a cause or purpose that inspires them to rise to new levels of greatness. The good news is that this same capacity to influence change, create new levels of success and experience deeper levels of fulfillment and personal satisfaction is already within you.

 

Unleashing Your Natural Brilliance

Unleashing Your Natural Brilliance

Following the Soul-Centred Path to Greatness

I’m not sure if you had an opportunity to catch the performance of 12 year old Beau Dermott on the opening night of this seasons Britain’s Got Talent… But if not I highly recommend taking a look now …

One of the greatest benefits of reality television is that its allowed a new generation of talent to emerge and be recognised for their innate gifts. In many ways the lawyers who leave their jobs to pursue a career in food, the buskers who give up everything to seek out there one shot at making it in the world are all just archetypes for the greater energy that is pervading our consciousness at this time.

At some level we are all being encouraged to find our own authentic path,
to utilise our innate gifts and to stand out in the world
.

Our deep inner-quest for meaning and purpose in our lives means that on so many levels our souls will not be happy until we truly listen to and follow the calling of heart, and summon within ourselves the courage to shine.

So what can we learn from this inspiring new generation of talent like Beau. Well, here are 3 questions to help awaken your potential:

1.       What’s my platform?

What’s the stage or platform where you do your greatest work? In what situations or environments are you filled with passion, purpose and connection?

All of us have areas and environments in our lives where we naturally flow. Where we feel like time stops still and a greater purpose and power flows through us. In these moments we are fully connected and present, and we find ourselves reaching beyond the limitations of our own experiences to become more, experience more and enjoy more. Just like Beau, in these authentic moments our true spirit has the capacity to shine.

Find your platform and you will also find your authentic voice and spirit.

2.       How do I get out of my own way and allow my true self to shine?

Watch Beau’s performance and you will notice a moment just after Simon Cowell’s acknowledgement for her to start, as the camera pans away from the large theatre view and zooms back in on her when her whole posture, facial expressions and energy changes. Gone is the timid and airy 12 year girl and instead there is an energy of a very mature, professional and experienced stage artist.

All of us are being called at some level of our being to let go of the fears, limitations and doubts of our past. The moment that we choose to stand in our light and power something incredible begins to happen. It’s almost as if a boldness, authority and power that has never been there begins to arise.

As adults our great challenge is to let go of our past perceptions, past judgements and fully love and embrace the amazing being that we are. Boldness embodies courage, and in the midst of that courage and strength we find the power to become the masters of our own lives.

3.       How do I need to defy gravity in my own life and business?

On the path towards creating greater levels of success we all experience energies, environments and people that can bring us down.

While there are certain laws of the universe (such as gravity) which we are unable to change, there also many situations that we do have power over. Using your free-will to choose in favour of your destiny, dreams and highest ideals is the one of the greatest powers that you have. Best of all it is already in your own hands.

A mentor of mine calls this ‘chasing the chi’ i.e. hunting down the true experiences, places and people that give your life energy and make you feel fully alive.

Asking the following questions will also help you create greater levels of personal energy:

So where do you need to commit more fully to your dreams? Where are you being called to channel your highest work in a way that creates greater change on the planet? What could you truly do if you realised that beyond the heaviness of other people’s negativity and opinions was a space for you to leave your mark and create your legacy in this life?

I believe there is a lot to learn from this new generation of children who are finding out early that its ok to follow your own path, trust your instincts and leave your mark in the world.

Like to discover how to unleash your own inner-brilliance? I’ve just launched my new book
Awakening the Heart of Business: 7 Visionary Steps for Creating a Purpose-Driven Business that Thrives!
Discover more here …