How to Discover and Live Your Purpose


Cassandra Sturdy, Conscious Living Editor

what+is+my+life+purpose2Are you frustrated by the system? Do you realise you’re here for something more, but you're not quite sure what or how to tap into it? Perhaps you'd like a meaningful career that allows you to do your bit for the global shift in consciousness, whilst being financially rewarded for it too?

Deep down, many of us know there's something special we're here to do. Whether you want to call it your purpose, your passion, your bliss or your soul's task… it's much more than a career or a job you enjoy; it's your life's work.

It's that mission or project that inspires you. It's the work you feel called to do. It's the role that you and only you alone can do, based upon your unique journey through life, what you've learnt and the obstacles you've overcome.

how to discover your purposeIndeed. When you discover what your purpose is and start working towards it every day, your life becomes infused with meaning; you feel happy that you're expressing you're true self and deeply fulfilled that you're living authentically.

So what is a purpose?

It's believed by some shamans, mystics and healers that before we're born, we meet with our spirit guides and decide what we'd like to tackle next as part of our overall ascension. We then choose a family and life circumstances that give us the best chance of carrying this out.

That's right, we choose our families and life circumstances. Some people find this difficult to believe… our life circumstances and families often don't feel all that supportive. Yet it's precisely these energies that are required to give us the necessary learnings and experiences we need in order to carry out our purpose. As we move through life, we continue to attract situations and people like this, provided we remain aware and take action accordingly.

So how do you live your purpose?

The simplest way to understand the process of living your purpose is to think of it in two phases. I call these phases initiation and leadership.

living your purpose-1Phase One – Initiation

The first phase involves a somewhat challenging process of initiation, in which you awaken to the possibilities of who you are and master certain skills, insights and understandings.

This phase isn't easy, and many people experience doubts, frustrations and setbacks, spending lots of time wondering if they are really meant to be living their purpose at all, or if they should just stick to an easy job in the system.

The trick is to take one step at a time and keep going. Nothing worth having in life comes easy, and as you undergo this initiation phase, the universe will give you everything you need to raise your vibration and transform into the person who can carry out the second phase.

Phase Two – Leadership

The second phase of living your purpose is where you apply what you've learnt and who you've become during the first phase to give back to the world. This role is unique to everyone. Whether you become some sort of leader, activist, social or spiritual entrepreneur, artist, teacher, coach, guide, practitioner… the second phase of living your purpose will be a fully self-expressive role and suited to your particular personality.

Like the first phase, the second phase of living your purpose comes with its own set of challenges. You'll go through a gradual process of learning and refinement, but you will be well equipped to manage this, and if you remember that the entire process of living your purpose is really one of spiritual evolution, you'll find a way to keep going, even in the trickiest of times.

what+is+my+life+purposeSo how do you discover what your purpose is?

At some level, you already know what your purpose is. The following questions will help you get more clarity. I've used them quite successfully with of all my clients over the years who have wanted to clarify their purpose and I highly recommend that you invest 45-minutes today to do this important self-discovery work.


Simply grab a pen and paper, spend three minutes answering each question in turn and write down as much as you can during that time. Trust your intuition and have fun. If you get stuck and would like further help, please email me at:

Questions to help you discover your purpose

1. What do you enjoy learning about and what are you interested in?

2. What types of books, magazines, documentaries and websites do you like to read, watch and engage with?

3. What groups, clubs or organisations are you a member of?

4. What ideas and topics do you enjoy thinking about?

5. When you were younger, what did you like pretending to be in games that you played and why?

6. If you had all the money you'd ever need, what would you still do for free?

7. What are your skills and what are you particularly good at?

8. Which question do you spend lots of time reflecting on or thinking about? Or if there was one question, what might it be? For example: How can I be happy? How can I raise my consciousness? How can I stand in my power? How can I uncover the truth? Tweak it until it feels right and resonates with you.

9. What message would you most like to share with the world?

10. How can you best give back to the world and help make it a better place?

11. Reflecting on all your answers, what might your purpose be?

12. What might the first phase (initiation) of your purpose involve?

13. What might the second phase (leadership) of your purpose involve?

14. What are you going to commit to doing now as a result of this?

Well done. Hopefully you've now got more clarity on what your purpose is. If you're still unsure and would like some help, please send me an email and I'd be happy to help you clarify it further.


Living your purpose isn't easy and it doesn't happen overnight. I've been living mine for several years and it's still incredibly challenging. But for all of that, nothing comes close to the sense of reward I get from being able to do what I'm most passionate about every day. I love being able to walk my own path through life, doing work that inspires me and that I believe helps makes the world a better place. If everyone on this planet took this approach, imagine how different life could be. So without further ado, I'd like to suggest that you discover and start living your purpose today. Namaste.

spiritual-awakening-global-awakening-movementAbout the Author

Cassandra Sturdy is Conscious Living Editor for Conscious Life News. She is an author and transformational coach who helps people discover their purpose, break free from the system and do their bit for the global shift in consciousness. You can get a FREE no-obligation consultation with Cassandra here, plus a FREE a copy of her debut spiritual awakening novel here. You can also connect with Cassandra on facebook.

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