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ASK THE SHOWER TEAM: What Is My Life’s Purpose?

'Wisdom' and Other Words To Live By From a Wet-Behind-The Ears Oracle

'Wisdom' and Other Words To Live By From a Wet-Behind-The Ears Oracle

Q: “What is my life’s purpose and in what direction should I look for a career that fulfills that purpose?”

 A: These questions speak to your uncertainty and your current lack of clarity, and to the disappointment you are feeling about the way that things have gone for you lately. Nevertheless, we see and hear the current conditions of your experience, the breakdown of much if not all that you have built . . . and with all due love and respect, we say “Good for you!” “Bravo!” And while it may sound strange or even cold to respond in such a way to your obvious discomfort with current conditions . . . we want you to understand that the reason we applaud where you are is, in part, because of the powerful desire that is being launched from you under these current conditions. Powerful desire is being born here and where there is powerful desire there is powerful life force being summoned forth.

The current of your life is flowing swiftly—more swiftly all the time, even if you cannot necessarily see that right this minute. That current is carrying you in the direction of new or newly clarified dreams and desires. In the midst of this rubble or this ruin or this loss that you are experiencing, there are new ideas coming forth, a new light dawning that is pointing you more than ever in the direction of what your heart desires most.

When you find yourself in such a place of loss or letdown, looking around and noticing all that has fallen away . . . there is such freedom available to you if only you can see it. There is such possibility swirling all around you, such a delicious flow of energy and such a powerful calling to you if only you will hear it. You can go anywhere from here. You can do whatever it is that you decide your heart is calling you to do. Anything is possible and very little is now in your way. There is truly an open horizon before you and all that you are ‘meant’ to do is to pick the point on that horizon that shines brightest to you and begin to move toward it.

You ask—as many do—questions about your life purpose or questions about what kind of connection , what kind of love or partnership, has been determined or ordained for you. And we say, please reframe the question, because asking it the way that you are asking implies that someone other than you has the final say about any of that.

What we want you to understand and to embrace and to celebrate is YOUR power to decide those answers for yourself. We want you to really feel how much power you have right here and now to determine the course of your own life—simply by becoming as clear as possible about what it is that you really really really want. Instead of asking, “What career will most fuilfill my life purpose?” Ask instead, “what kind of work would truly set me on fire? What kind of work would I so love to do that I would long for every sunrise so that I could get started again?” Instead of asking, “Will love ever find e or am I ‘meant’ to be alone,” ask yourself what it is and why it is that you want to share your joyous life experience with another. What is it you want to offer someone? Why does it matter to you that someone be there sharing your journey and participating in your expansion and unfolding with you?

We want you so much to understand what a powerful creator of your own experience you really are, even thought you may feel right now as though you are at the mercy of forces that are beyond your control.

The fact is, nothing that has come to you, nothing that has ‘happened to’ you has or could come about unless it were somehow a response to what you have been offering in terms of what you think and how you feel.

So begin to focus now, during this blessed and richly fertile time in your life, on your desires. Feel them as clearly and purely as possible. Be as sure as you can be what it is that you REALLY want and begin to give you attention to it. Live it. Breathe it. Sing it. Dance it. Dream it. Write it. Paint it. Expect it!

You are, in fact, at one of the most pivotal and powerful places you can be right now . . . standing in you’re here and now, with almost nothing to lose and with everything to gain. All you have to do is decide what your gains will look like—and the only criteria for that is what pleases you. Trust your own connection to Source, trust the You that you really are to continue to offer guidance to you—as You have been all through these recent times—toward all that your heart is calling you to. See and celebrate the fact that you have turned toward You, and that nothing and no one can stand in your way now but you.

Follow Your own lead, day by day, dream by dream, thought by thought . . . and just watch how beautifully and perfectly you rise from these apparent ashes, ready to receive the life that YOU meant for you to live.


I am seeing Me so much more clearly every day and loving what I’m living, loving who I’m being, loving all this joy that I’m creating.


The Year of Feeling Better

shead_olympus_pristinaWhat a year, I keep hearing everyone-including myself-say, during these last days of 2008. I can’t remember when I’ve heard so much seemingly bad news in one 12-month period.

As any New Year approaches, it’s pretty common to hear and voice our hopes that the next 12 months will consist of brighter days. Some of us also tend to throw in some intentions or resolutions about how we plan to make that so.

Are they worth the effort? Does any good really come of the good intentions? Would we be better off just putting on a party hat and throwing back a few?

You often talk of resolutions particularly at this time of year and so here’s one we would love to see you taking on. Make this year the “Year of Feeling Better and Better”. Take the year off from telling it like it is and instead of focusing on what’s ‘wrong’ around you, focus on what feels good. Find it. Give it your full attention. Work it. Practice it.

“But,” you say, “what about the facts?” “What about the economic crisis?” “What about war and famine and poverty?” What about my tenuous job situation?” “What about my teetering or tottering relationship?” “What about my failing health?”

And we say, “Focus on what feels good.” Why, you ask? Because-and we suggest you write this down: “Looking at what you ‘think’ you need in order to feel good, feels bad.” Rarely can you be looking at anything you THINK you need in order to feel good and feel good. It doesn’t work. The very act of thinking you NEED something-anything-to feel good, is placing the power of feeling good outside yourself. It’s called ‘conditional love’ . . . or ‘conditional abundance’ . . . or ‘conditional joy’.

Over and over again you put the cart in front of the horse. You put the effect ahead of the cause. You teach yourself to believe that you must have this or that or the other before you can feel good, and you even forget that feeling good was the reason for wanting this or that or the other in the first place.

Start with feeling good. Make it the most important thing you do. Make it who you are. Make it what you’re about. Make it your mantra and your calling. Make it your passion. Make it your practice.

We promise you-no matter how far the stock market plunges . . . no matter whether your lover stays or goes, no matter what label your doctor gives you for your ailment . . . there is never a shortage of things to look at that will feel better and better.  They’re everywhere.

You will argue and argue that it can’t be that simple. Or that it’s too hard. And we keep saying, it IS that simple. And it’s only hard because you’ve practiced the opposite for so very long. And because it is very difficult for you to revise, much less reverse your beliefs as quickly as you would like.

You do this all the time. You find yourself in the throes of depression or despair and something else-something bright or cheerful or hopeful or sweet-momentarily snags your attention and what happens? You temporarily forget your pain. It feels like an accident-like a brief reprieve from your suffering that you had nothing to do with . . . but in fact you did it. You turned your attention to something that felt better. And lo and behold-you felt better.

We won’t change our tune because we know that if you decided to make feeling good the song that you keep singing, you would lose interest in the old sad songs. You would feel too good to go back to the focus on all that feels bad. You would see that your joy is in your hands and that you are your own Source of good tidings and great joy-at this or any other time of year.

Resolve to make this the Year of Feeling Better and Better. Turn your attention to anything around you, in front of you or behind you that assists you in shifting your focus just enough to feel a little better, and then a little better . . . and guess what-before you know it, you’ll be feeling better. If you’re not careful, you might even go so far as to have a Happy New Year!

I think that’s called threatening us with a good time. Easy for them to say? Walk a mile in our worn moccasins? I can be as hard to convince as anyone. I wish I could say I’ve got it down pat.

But as 2009 moves in, the best I can say is that anything that would make this year the Year of Feeling Better, feels like a pretty good way to say, “Out with the old-and in with the new.”

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