Stop Suffering From False Purpose

If we face in the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking.

—Buddhist Teaching

Your Innate Code
Every person has a uniquely encoded purpose and the real work of our lives is finding and living it.  In my work as a purpose guide, I have come to see that a vast majority of us are either missing or mis-identifying our purpose, so much so, that it is a commonly undiagnosed malady in today’s society.   In fact, I believe that depression could be lessened, even alleviated when people live authentically and boldly from their heart.

The challenge comes from people not knowing if they are on the “right” path.   How does one know after all?  Aren’t we supposed to just find a career that pays well and give us a two week vacation every year and call it “happy.”   Why should we want more than that?

We want more because deep down, we know we were made for more.

We live in a time where we can be and do anything.  So why do we settle for less than our heart’s desires?  What I have found is that we let the “mental monsters” of fear, doubt, and disbelief make our life decisions instead of the wisdom of our soul.  We tend to get caught up in the busyness of the world, and then find ourselves lost in roles and responsibilities that we have long outgrown, and end up feeling trapped.  We fail to see the path that would lead us to our Greatness. Or we might see it, but not believe that we could really live the life of our dreams.

Unbeknownst to us, we complicate a relatively simple concept, “follow the path with heart.”   Since the ego wants to be right, it will latch onto a role or position and claim that “This is IT.”   The righteous self will expand a great deal of effort forcing things and situations to work, despite evidence to the contrary.

So how do you know if you are moving in the direction of your destiny?   Let’s first understand there are four various pathways.  The first three are often constructed by your limited self, while the other, higher one, is “initiated” by your greater self.   You often cannot see this option because you may have prematurely committed to one of the others (default, pseudo, or personality).  I refer to the first three pathways as “Persona” purposes because they are the masks we wear to gain attention from others in life, and wearing a mask definitely falls into “false pretences,” don’t you agree?

Come back in two days for the second installment of this important topic!

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Michelle L. Casto AKA Bright Michelle is a woman on a mission. Throughout her 10-year career, this powerhouse of personal transformation has been known as a spiritual teacher, author, healer, Guru, Soul Coach, consciousness shifter, Lightworker, and overall “Bright Light.”  An author of over 30 life empowerment books, her first book Destined For Love: A Step by Step Guide to Attracting Your Soul Mate was featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1999.  A former university Lecturer in career development, and author of the book Get Your Career on the Fast Track, Michelle has worked with thousands of international clientel to find their ideal career path. These days, Michelle’s mission is to awaken people to their life purpose through her unique Destiny Success Process. Her book The Destiny Discovery: Find Your Soul’s Path to Success is coming to Amazon on January 17th, 2012.

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  1. Amy Carpenter says:

    Michelle, thank you so much. Your words are so easy to understand. Thank you for bringing this topic to light!

  2. Amy… is too short to settle for less than our heart’s desires…’s time that we all step forward and we can do it easier together!