"I discovered that people are not really afraid of dying; they're afraid of not ever having lived, not ever having deeply considered their life's higher purpose, and not ever having stepped into that purpose and at least tried to make a difference in this world." — Joseph Jaworski
You come to this life on earth with specific talents and intentions. Through your inner guidance you begin to understand and use these gifts. You come here with an assignment — a life purpose, if you will. It may be the task of raising a family, transforming a business, communicating your ideas as a teacher, or becoming a leader in your community. Your task may be a massive one such as raising the level of constructive communication between warring countries, or awakening a consciousness of love and forgiveness in a segment of a population. Whatever purpose your soul has come to unfold, through your Divine intuition you are given guidance and life experiences that will prepare you to fulfill it.
Many people assume a life purpose is a job or career they are here to accomplish. Sometimes our purpose is not a thing we need to do, it's a quality we need to develop in order for our soul to unfold and grow to the next level. Through a physical disability you might learn to let others help you or, conversely, learn self-reliance. You may have grown up in an abusive home and learned about empathy and forgiveness. Over and over in my sessions with clients I see themes of the qualities we are here to learn and re-learn.
Following are some other common life lessons. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of life purposes but rather an overview of possibilities. As you read these, see if any particularly resonate with you. The purpose of your life may be to:
* Heal a relationship with another individual or group of individuals.
* Develop a specific characteristic such as love, forgiveness, hope, compassion, patience, courage or faith.
* Invent a service or product that will help and assist humankind.
* Create works of art and beauty to help heal the souls of others.
* Open your heart after an experience of loss and be a model for helping others do the same.
* Display courage, integrity or honesty during a personal or professional difficulty.
* Foster open and non-judgmental communication whether in a family, neighborhood, office or in the world at large.
* Aid in the spiritual development of others.
* Create a strong family in order to foster the life purpose of yourself, your spouse and/or your children.
* Release a focus on fear, worry and anxiety, and transform it with the quality of love, patience and faith.
When you know your life purpose, you tap into a source of power that enables you to achieve your goals more easily and effectively. Susan Jeffers, the author of Feel Your Fear and Do It Anyway, wrote, "We become powerful in the face of our fears when we have a sense that we make a difference in this world." As you evolve your purpose in life you'll find yourself with more clarity, energy and abundance.

Author's Bio: 

Lynn A. Robinson, M.Ed., is one of the nation's leading experts on the topic of intuition. Through her work as an intuitive she's helped thousands of people discover their life passion and achieve their goals. She's a bestselling author whose latest book is LISTEN: Trusting Your Inner Voice in Times of Crisis. Her other books include Divine Intuition and Trust Your Gut. Her free Intuition Newsletter is available at http://www.LynnRobinson.com. She may be reached at 800-925-4002.