What’s My Life Purpose?

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The Dream of St. Joseph by Anton Raphael Mengs courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Ever wonder if you have a specific life purpose? This is one of the many questions I am asked as a psychic. What’s my life purpose? Why am I here?

What I’ve learned is that your life purpose is not necessarily one thing. Life purpose has phases. And life purpose is not always about doing something as becoming something.

Most who are Indigo adults tune into this when they are younger. As a young adult or even as a child, they may feel that they are meant for something bigger but it’s only a vague feeling.

When I was eight years old, I remember walking home from school wondering what my life purpose was. I thought maybe it was just to smile at someone and make them feel better.

Then I thought, “But what do I do after that? Is that all there is?” As a child, I didn’t have enough wisdom from life experience to understand that we have many purposes. I also didn’t understand that we have several purposes which may last for any given length of time, and that it wasn’t necessarily one big life long purpose.

Sometime we have left over issues or situations that stem from a past life. Part of your life purpose may be self-discovery and growth, such as learning to be more compassionate or patient. Or maybe, it’s putting down boundaries or learning to stand up for yourself. It is in evolving the self that we make different choices than we would have previously.

All of us are catalysts for one another to evolve and help reposition ourselves along our life path. How does this unfold? Is there a greater force leading us? Is our life planned out before we decide to reincarnate?

If one believes he or she has a specific life purpose, the question of fate versus destiny must be addressed. Are there certain points in our life path that are unavoidable as it shapes us toward our life purpose?

My belief is that we have some predetermined experiences in life but that we have the ability to choose how we react. I also believe that we can modify some of these experiences but that what we need to learn remains the same.

How do we modify them? I ask my Guides, Angels and Higher Source to help me learn the lessons I need with the least amount of suffering for myself and those around me – if this is possible given what’s best for me in the big picture.

In other words, don’t give me a big bang if a few little thumps will do the trick. But that’s my preference. Maybe you prefer to get it all over with in one big “do you get it now?” type of experience.

I also believe that we have many paths to choose from and that each one will give us exactly what we need in order to create and fulfill our life purpose. What you came here to do may be completed in many ways.

For example, maybe one of your purposes is to help change other people through healing. Your gifts and natural tendencies as well as your interests and decisions will shape how you deliver this purpose. You may become a doctor, naturopath, reiki practitioner, psychotherapist, minister, massage therapist, writer, etc.

You may not fulfill your purpose through a career avenue. Career and life purpose are not always the same thing. In our example above, our healer may be a natural listener and advisor to their friends and family in a healing way or they may take in stray animals and nurse them back to health.

My one friend who is working at a good paying but unfulfilling job decided to create a blog for sexual abuse survivors on her own time. Her own story and courage may help others and her blog is a positive platform of information.

Sometimes the Universe will put you where you need to be rather than where you want to be. Later in hindsight, it may prove to be the exact thing you needed to get you ready for something in the future or to gain a new perspective which can allow old karmic patterns to change.

So what’s your life purpose? You are always living it whether you see it clearly or not. Life purpose is not a static thing – it is a fluid and intelligent path that changes as you develop more fully into your awakened and enlightened self. Who you are then feeds what you do. It works the other way around too. What you decide to do can shape who you become.

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Selina Khan, Toronto Psychic Medium and Reiki Master
About the Author: Selina Khan

I'm a Psychic Medium and Reiki Master serving Toronto, Oakville, and worldwide. I help spiritual seekers & open-minded people get clarity, find meaning, and develop their own intuitive abilities so they can live up to their true spiritual potential and life purpose.

Looking for some help in your spiritual development? Selina offers Intuition and Spiritual Development Workshops, as well as one-on-one Spiritual Mentoring.

  • Irina July 11, 2013, 6:57 am

    Thank you for your work Selina, it is always very enlightening to read you.

  • admin July 11, 2013, 7:51 am

    Thanks Irina 🙂

  • Dede April 22, 2015, 10:44 pm

    Thank you, Selina. I’ve read umpteen books and articles on this very subject and have never heard it put so simply yet comprehensively before. Sending you a hug and kiss from good ol’ Oklahoma 🙂 Take care.

  • Selina April 22, 2015, 11:56 pm

    Thanks so much Dede! Glad you liked it. All the best, Selina

  • Anu Helinä September 6, 2016, 8:45 am

    Hi Selina,

    I discovered your page ‘accidently’ while searching support/community groups for indigo adults, or people who are aware and work with indigos.

    I live in Ireland. I did not find Irish pages, yet. I wonder if you you may happen to know somebody in Ireland or Finland? (I am originally from Finland)
    Its wonderful work you do
    Best Regards


  • Selina Khan September 8, 2016, 9:54 am

    Hi Anu,

    Thanks for your comment. I am not aware of anyone in those areas. If anyone else would like to make suggestions for Anu, please do so!


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