Abraham Maslow, the famed psychologist known for his hierarchy of needs, reportedly indicated that beyond "self-actualization" at the top of his needs pyramid, was another level - he called this level 'transcendence.'

Whereas self-actualization involves realizing your personal potential, self-fulfillment, and seeking personal growth and peak experiences, "transcendence" is about helping OTHERS self-actualize.

When you transform and self-actualize, you can then help others achieve their Life Purposes. This is where the magic really begins.

One of the members of my Phenomenal Entrepreneur Coaching Circle, Don Smith, built a very successful business before discovering his love for service work. Using his own money, he has helped establish over 30 orphanages in both Africa and the Philippines as well as creating reading programs for women's groups in these areas. To hear Don speak of his mission is to be transformed. To feel the power of his heart is to transcend one's own personal concerns and connect with the larger family that makes up our beautiful planet. As soon as his new web site is ready, I will let you know how you can participate in his incredible, transcendent vision if it speaks to you.

Another coaching member discovered Don's work and knew that helping him was her own form of transcendence. She is on fire, connected to her Life Purpose and making a big difference in the world. She is feeling the magic that comes from knowing and living her Life Purpose.

Here are 3 steps to unleash your inner magic and TRANSCEND:

#1 Discover Your Life Purpose and EXPAND

Even if you already 'know' your Life Purpose, have you FULLY claimed it? In the current economic climate, people are asking themselves, "What am I made of? Do I have what it takes?" Having a strong connection to your Life Purpose leads to a strong vision. There is no competition for your Life Purpose and it thrives regardless of the economy. When you are living your Life Purpose, your life continues to expand, even if many around you are contracting.

Are you expanding or contracting - financially, physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually?

#2 Make a Plan for Your Life Purpose and TRANSFORM

Whether your 'know' your Life Purpose or not, it is essential to discover it and CLAIM it. This requires making the decision that you will live your purpose as expression of everything you do, rather than backing away from it, playing it down or avoiding it altogether.

I had a client - let's call her Amy - whose Life Purpose is "Transformational Healer in the Spotlight with a Message."

She asked me about her business and financial prospects.

I said, "Well, how often are you out there speaking to live groups?"

She said, "I'm not."

We finished our session together and she said, "So, can you tell me about my business?"

I could feel her confusion. That's how denial works. We sometimes don't want to see the obvious, natural and EASY step because it can feel uncomfortable. My suggestion to her was to schedule speaking twice a month and send out her newsletter once a month by mail to begin building her ongoing dialogue with her clients. By making this plan and implementing it, she found traction, momentum and commitment to her dream. This began her transformation into the life she really wanted to live!

#3 Live Your Life Purpose and TRANSCEND

As you continue to express your Life Purpose in all you do and all that you are, you may find that just fulfilling your own goals of a great relationship, glowing health, a nice home, etc. is NOT enough. You are maybe a little bored or frustrated. This is a sign that you want to help OTHERS fulfill their purposes. This the KEY to transcendence and REAL magic in your life. When you set out BEFORE you have all the money, evidence, proof and support to help others, the help comes. When Don committed to working in Africa, he had no idea how to do it. Once he was there and committed to his project, the money, help and opportunities began rolling in to support his dream. But not BEFORE... AFTER he said YES to his purpose.

The formula goes like this:

"I'm confused. > Found my Life Purpose! (expand) > Living my dream life! (transform)> Helping others live their dream lives! > Transcendence!"

If you are READY to transform your life and be an agent of transcendence, don't miss my Life Purpose Spiritual Summit. You will experience an entirely new way of being in the world. I've even seen the room glow with the energy created by people embracing their true paths in the world!

Author's Bio: 

Baeth Davis, "The Hand Analyst," is a professional hand analyst specializing in non-predictive palmistry. She helps female entrepreneurs, small business owners and women experiencing major life transitions to discover the calling of their souls and create practical, pragmatic business plans to make their unique life purposes both meaningful AND profitable. Visit Baeth at http://www.handanalyst.com to learn more and get a free copy of “The 5 Massive Mistakes Spiritually Oriented Women Make in Business (and How to Avoid Them!”