Today I want to talk about why you are here. Not here reading this blog, but here on this Earth being a part of this wild human experience. Before we do that, you need to know that energy work implies a belief in a universal intelligence. You can call that universal intelligence the Divine, Spirit, the Universe, God, Goddess, Allah, or whatever you want. The concept is the same. Without this, not much else makes sense. Without this, having a purpose in life is unnecessary. Without this, healing and finding your best life is just a nice dream. So, when I refer on my blog to “the Divine” (I like the relative neutrality of the term) I’m referring to that universal intelligence that imbues life with purpose and meaning. Feel free to insert your own term in that spot.
The second big thing we need to understand is this Divine being has created a universe in which everything has a purpose. Integrated Energy Therapy® (IET®) teaches that the purpose for life is to have experiences, learn, and share your particular passions with the world. Now, we aren’t automatons. Humans have free will to do all this in alignment with the divine plan or do their own thing. Doing their own thing definitely makes things messier (I’m sure you’ve figured that out) but it doesn’t necessarily keep us from our life purpose. I like to think of the divine plan as being less of a play-by-play manual and more of an ever-changing improv show that constantly adjusts to every single decision we make and continually tries to push us toward who we are supposed to be.
You see, if you accept that there is a Divine who has a plan, then the obvious conclusion is that you have a purpose on Earth that the world needs you to fulfil. Which means we need you. We need you to be the person you are meant to be. We need you to use your particular gifts and talents in this world. We need you to be yourself in all its quirky glory. Theoretically, if we were all living our divine purpose and spending our lives doing the things we love, this world would be a pretty amazing place. Not that there wouldn’t be problems or mistakes (we do need to learn and have experiences), but all that would happen in the context of a world full of joy and support.
Sounds crazy doesn’t it?
Except that it isn’t. Pretty much all the world’s religions, all the energy workers, all the desires in people’s hearts point toward this dream. It is what we all hope for and dream of.
“But that’s just nuts,” you say, “there isn’t someone out whose life purpose is to collect trash. Someone somewhere has to do the hard stuff even if they don’t like it.” Well, maybe not. Maybe there is someone out there who gets a kick out of collecting trash. Maybe there is someone ready to invent a better way of dealing with our garbage. Maybe if we are all living our best lives we’ll buy less stuff, make less trash, and care about throwing garbage away in a nicer way. I don’t know. It’s hard to imagine what the world would look like if we were all doing what we love.
But we have this dream and we can't make it real without you. We need you to find the things that bring you joy. We need you to heal. We need you to get past your fears and pursue your best life. You have something the world needs. You are someone the world needs. You are a piece of this divine puzzle and when you step into your purpose you bring us all a little bit closer to that ideal we are all hoping for.
If you are eating ice cream on the couch and watching movies every Friday night, you probably aren’t living your best life. If you are too tired and sick to get out of bed every morning you probably feel like your joy is far away. If you are stuck in a job you hate with a huge mortgage and a family that depends on you, it might be hard to bring your gifts to the world.
But we need you to let go of what is holding you back. Fears, limiting beliefs, health problems, failures, financial burdens, past traumas. They are all keeping you stuck where you are. We need you to get unstuck. We need you to be the person you are meant to be. We need your gifts and talents to do…whatever it is you do.
The key to learning to be you is to do things that bring you joy. It’s really that simple. Because the Divine has given you clues to who you are meant to be and what you are supposed to do in this world. Those clues are joy. Find the things that light you up and you will start to figure out who you are supposed to be.
This requires a few things.
First, you have to know what brings you joy. Surprisingly, many of us have forgotten what truly brings us joy because we have spent a lifetime pursuing things we think are easier to get. Get in touch with your joy again because that is what will lead you toward what you are supposed to do in this world.
Second, you need to make time to do the things that bring you joy. Dreaming about them or looking at videos of them are not good enough. You need to go do those things and experience the joy first-hand.
Interested in getting started? Here are a few suggestions:
Start by asking the Divine for support. I mean, if you are supposed to live your joy to be the person you are meant to be, don’t you think the universe will help you out a bit? There are tons of things that might get in your way. Fear, finances, a busy schedule, logistics, experience. If you really want to follow your joy, though, you must find a way through. If you can't get through the obstacles, get some coaching or energy work for an outside perspective on your life. Whatever you do, don’t give up! We need you to do this.
Remember what brings you joy. Make a list of things in your life now or that light you up. If you want some help, download my free FindYourJoy.PDF to help you reconnect with things that bring you joy.
Commit to doing one thing this week that brings you joy. Something you haven’t done in a while. It doesn’t have to cost money or take a lot of time. Go watch a sunset. Stop by to see your grandma. Send someone a card. Soak in the bathtub. Whatever gives you a moment of joy, do it. Remember how it feels.
Read more on this in my blog post Follow Your Joy.
If you are still feeling lost, contact me about getting an IET® session. This energy work is all about breaking through the barriers keeping you from living your joy in the world. I know it pushed me through a really hard time in my life so I could leave behind what was keeping me stuck and move into the life I really wanted. That, however, is another story that you can read at Get Unstuck with IET.
Start something this week. We need you to connect to your joy. We need you to connect to your divine purpose. We need you.