Do you know why you are here on Earth?
Are you walking a path that fulfills your purpose?
Finding clarity and meaning in our lives is vitally important, and is a reason that brings many people into my office. Together, through techniques of hypnotherapy and past life regression, we explore how our how our past circumstances and experiences provide clues to the greater reasons for our existence and the role we are best suited to fulfill.
In the following case, my client wanted to gain a greater understanding of her purpose so that she could make more sound decisions concerning her life path. Notice how the door she comes to has more to do with her subconscious view of the difficulty in discovering the answers than it has to do with the location of her past life.
ML: What do you notice about this door?
C: It is a metal door. It’s big and heavy.
ML: As the door opens and you step through, what do you notice?
C: I’m in a cave. It is earthen, rounded. There are tunnels. It is dark and moist. It is raining outside. I’m afraid of predators. I am hungry and I need to fetch berries and water.
ML: Are you alone or with others?
C: I sense someone else in the cave. They need these things, too.
ML: What else do you notice?
C: There is a stream nearby. I go and collect water and berries. I also collect leaves. They are for medicine.
ML: What do you sense as your role here?
C: I am a healer.
ML: What else do you notice?
C: I’m tall. I am being careful of bears. I go back into the cave. There is a woman and baby there. They are sick.
ML: As time passes, what do you notice?
C: They get better. I am an accomplished healer. I’m good at it, and I’m right about the treatments.
ML: Imagine going back into the hallway. You discover another door that will lead to yet another lifetime, which will help you in your quest for purpose and passion. 3,2,1…what do you notice about this door?
C: It’s a clock. When I go through it, there are gypsies, music, colors, flowing clothes. There is a party, with people drinking. There is a lot of excitement.
ML: What else do you notice?
C: Friendship, lovers, and passion. Everyone is happy. I notice music.
ML: What do you know about yourself?
C: I’m a female. I am wearing a chiffon dress. It’s shoulderless, billowy, and I have flowers in my hair. I play the flute, dance, drink, eat, and have fun. There is so much passion! It feels so good to not be weighted down, not be afraid to move on. I can take chances and live life. I don’t worry about the future. I go for it!
ML: What advice would she give to you?
C: Don’t be afraid of failing. Have fun. Don’t care what people think of you.
ML: If you followed her advice, what would be different in your life?
C: I’d shed my obligations. I’d be more mobile, less weighted down by things. I’d help people—children or the elderly. I’d care for the infirm. I’d make a difference in life. I’d be lighter. I’d have a better perspective. I wouldn’t take things for granted. I’d enjoy the small things.
ML: And going to yet another lifetime, 3,2,1…where
do you find yourself now?
C: I’m in the light. I’m in the atmosphere. I’m airborne. I see stars. I feel the presence of a higher being. It draws me to it. It says that it gives me strength directly. I feel its energy. It’s warm, good, electrical, powerful, elevated.
ML: What else do you notice about this experience?
C: It seems to tell me that I’m wasting my life by…no…I’m not getting it. I see a yellow beam now.
ML: What else do you experience?
C: It’s a perspective. I see life as though from a higher consciousness. Humans look like ants running around like idiots. I want to open my arms to those beings. All the children, the infirm, and the animals. I want to open myself up more.
ML: What have you learned from this experience?
C: I’ve learned to not be afraid of failure. I’ve learned to not fear love or life. In the big scheme of things, when you see life from a different vantage point, there are many lessons. It is wasting time if you don’t love. The purpose is to share it, to give, to nurture. And, to be surrounded only by people who can also feel that way. When you feel that way, you will make a difference.
ML: So what are you to do in your life?
C: Walk the talk. I don’t want to have a job for the money, but for the fulfillment. I won’t worry about a briefcase and pantyhose, but strive to make a difference. I can make a difference. I need to be happy. I need to smile more, get dirty, wear my hair up, and not worry. It’s better to laugh a lot.
ML: What else do you know?
C: I need to start now. Take steps and begin the journey. The end result is what I will look for. I will take the time, do it right, and do it once. If it’s not right, I’ll keep trying. I won’t be afraid of mistakes.
ML: Is there anything else?
C: Less is more. I’ll be a better mom when I am happier. I will stop talking and start doing. Look for a job that is fulfilling. Take a chance. Not be afraid. It feels selfish, but really good.
ML: Is it okay to make yourself happy?
C: Yes, if everyone did, everyone’s quality of life would be better.
As you can see, life opens up to you in ways that you never imagined when you are aware of your true purpose. It’s never too late to begin the process of self-discovery and start to understand exactly why you are here and what will truly fulfill you.
Take a moment to reflect on the following questions that may inspire your journey of self-discovery:
- What do you believe you are here on Earth to be and do?
- What do you value above all else?
- What is your purpose in life, and have you charted a clear course to achieve it?
- What virtues and powers can you call on to manifest these things?
- Do you know how to overcome obstacles and distractions along that path, heal whatever is in the way, and keep on track so that your life stays rich, focused and meaningful?