10 Powerful Ways Of Knowing That You Are On Your True Life Path

Knowing that the path you are walking is your true life path is a question many people have asked. Where am I going? Why am I here? What is it that I am meant to be doing in this lifetime? It’s a terribly human thing to desire surety, to know for certain that this is the right way for us. We think that we should know where we are going. We set goals and take action and do stuff and often find ourselves frustrated and angry that things are not going to plan. Things keep happening and wham all your best-laid plans go to rat shit. I have learned over the years that plans are good as long as you allow your heart to change them. After all, a plan is merely a suggestion isn’t it?

plans are good as long as you allow your heart to change them. After all, a plan is merely a suggestion isn’t it?

Heading out of the house this morning a bit later than normal as I had been out last night. It had been a great night, good friends and fabulous music. Despite not drinking getting to bed late left me feeling somewhat ragged. The doggies still needed a walk. Yesterday I’d planned a route for us. When I woke up hot, clammy and a with a non-alcoholic hangover, I decided that our walk would be an easy one.

Ambling along with the doggies sniffing last nights playful fox trails and eating boar droppings, I found myself struggling up the mountain. This was not in the plan yet here I was puffing and panting. It seemed to me that Spirit had other plans for me. Only yesterday on the full moon I’d set some powerful intentions, one of which was around my body and health. It looks like I was most certainly on the right life path at this moment whether I liked it or not.

There have been many times over the last few years when things have gone wrong that I have screamed which fricking life path am I meant to be travelling? One moment you let me make plans for this and then something happens. Help me know.

The truth is knowing would take the fun out of things. Maybe you don’t agree with that, but I have had to learn so much about letting go and trusting and still there is more to learn. I am getting better at being less impatient and listening. No, seriously I am.

If you are feeling stuck, pissed at life, wondering what next or even feeling a little smug because you know you are on the right life path then these powerful lessons that I have learned could support your expansion and growth.

Don’t look for the key it will find you

Don't look for the key, let it find you

I’m sitting with a friend, and I am whining about the pain in my body. What is Spirit trying to tell me? What am I not hearing? She smiled as I drew breath and then in my head I heard the answer. Don’t look for the key it will find you. Pausing I realised that I had been pushing too hard for an answer, for a solution.

A few days later I enrolled in a program run by a well-known Christian author. I decided to ‘give it a go’. It is excellent and one of the best things that I have invested in for a long time. Making a commitment to put aside study time I went back to basics, did the modules, answered questions and reflected in my journal. Journaling is powerful. Sometimes what you are seeking is sitting on the end of your pen.

Also, I have been updating an old book and revisiting the processes and purpose; this has also caused me to stop and ponder. When I considered the pain that I am in and life, in general, I could see some things that were unconsciously holding me back.

By being stopped and by allowing keys to keep finding me things feel easier. Naturally, I still have to take action. Stop searching, I know it’s hard, but what I believe is that all is in divine order and you already hold the master key.

Things on your life path will go wrong until you listen

Know this; your crappy life is your gift. In my life, there have been many turning points and crossroads. I’ve lost count of the forks in the road and the journeys along so many seemingly strange paths. I ask you, who hasn’t encountered an unexpected bend, a twist or turn they weren’t anticipating? Every day the master plan, the route through life continues exactly as it should and yet we face it with fear, disappointment, and anger. We get on the magic bus of life and sit helplessly as it appears to drives us, we think, in the wrong direction.

We need to look backwards, not so that we can dwell in or on our crappy lives, but to gain wisdom or hindsight that provides flashes of insight to where we now find ourselves. Combines with our magical formula of foresight, intuition, inner knowing we have an indispensable system for moving forwards.

The key to divine inner wisdom is to stop, listen and learn, from the past, present and future because they are all, in reality, our now. The choices we make today affect all of our tomorrows. The choices of yesterday do the same. Everything collides beautifully into the book of our lives. That rich flow of endless words which come to guide us. Not written on parchment or carved in wood, but deep inside our souls. And all we have to do is listen.

There is no wrong path

Life is rarely one long period of ecstatic peace, love, and harmony; it is made up of lessons for us to learn. Each lesson teaching us something amazing about ourselves and if we don’t learn the lesson the first time, it somehow creeps up and bites us on the bum. Sometimes those dratted lessons keep spinning around until something jolts us awake. Then you often find that after a period of let’s call it grieving, you find that gorgeous peace once again descends, and you have a slow and enchanted growth period. Life goes in revolutions (fast stuff) and evolutions (slow stuff). Neither exists without the other, and both exist because of each other.

Think for a moment of every revolution in your life. Times of abrupt change, followed by times of quiet consideration. Eruptions, solitude, eruptions, quietude and so your world revolves and evolves.

What I have also come to realise is that it is in the act of observation; in becoming a witness that one can gain the most value, gain understanding, seeing repeated patterns, reasons for particular behaviours, what your scripts are and so much more. The past is a beautiful synchronistic set of events that lead you to your now. Your past is an encyclopaedia for you to reference. What a rare and glorious gift, your book of life is, that guides you artfully along your life path.

Powerful ways of knowing that you are on the right life path

  1. You learn to trust your divine inner wisdom
  2. You listen to your body
  3. Take courageous steps even if they feel scary
  4. You let love in and let go
  5. You set intentions, take action and allow
  6. You use feedback wisely
  7. It’s less about the material things
  8. You treasure community
  9. Toxic ‘friends’ go
  10. You want to be a part of the change, and you will find a way

powerful ways of knowing you are on your true life path

Many more things will change, notice, listen, don’t push and in the space opportunites will arise.

Writing has been my saviour

“Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning:  I wanted to know what I was going to say.” Sharon O’Brien

Expansion and transformation are a part of a process that keeps you awake, aware and alive. Writing eases you into expansion, it is a gentle, iterative and an evolving process. It cannot be forced and nor does it just happen. It takes work, but it does work.

There comes a time in many people’s lives when the life we are living no longer makes any sense; we feel stuck and fearful of facing our demons. Unknown and unseen monsters tear away at us. We unwittingly shape our lives, putting on a face for our public and all the while we live in constant terror that one day someone will unearth our secrets and show us for the frauds we are. We are not frauds, just fearful.

When that time comes, we search blindly, looking for answers about who we are in the strangest places when in reality the search needs to move inwards, where all of the answers reside.

Don’t look for the key, it will find you

In taking the courageous step of examining who we are and the things we have done or had done to us, we run the risk of crashing. When we career over the precipice and hit the bottom of the canyon, there is only one way out, and that is to find our inner courage and to take control. Give yourself the gift of writing yourself a new adventure, where you are the heroines (or heroes) and can control your outcomes.

Through writing, reflection, and creativity, you can pull things into perspective.

For anyone who wonders what next? Put pen to paper, see what emerges, reflect, and learn a new way of writing the next part of your journey and personal story. Writing is cathartic, and when your soul is laid bare, you can either lie down and die, or you can recognise who you are and fight back.

Writing won’t solve anyone’s issues, but it will help to shine a light and in the process enabling painful memories to be uncovered, written about, and for healing to take place.

I work on the premise that we are all perfectly imperfect (to steal a title from Lee Woodruff) and that we are the best judges of how to heal ourselves, although we may not know it in our darker moments.

At no point is this about fixing you, making you well or sorting your shit out. No matter where you find yourself, this is about you learning more about you every day and taking action in whatever way is relevant to you. From expansion comes transformation, spiritual growth and evolution. We all have a personal choice about what we do next.

Writing has been my saviour and certainly eased me along my life path.

You can start by journaling, or you can look at what you have learned and turn that into a book. Writing a book will enable you to clarify your purpose and your processes, and you will have so much fun getting it written.

What about you are you ready to let the key find you?

Are you ready to write your life changing book? I’d love to connect with you and walk by your side guiding in this process. Please give me a call and let’s chat your life path book.

PS: your purpose is already in your heart, you simply have to get out of your way and allow the key to unlock the door to your life path

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