Are You Living Your
by Bruce D. Schneider, Ph. D.
Though we are all one energy force, one mind, and One
Spirit, each soul incarnated into a specific form on
earth for a unique purpose. We are here to experience
different situations and similar situations differently,
and to share these experiences with the Universe, our
total consciousness. There are many different journeys
to share. This is why there is more than one soul
experiencing this world.
Your journey is now and exists at this moment,
whether you realize it or not. It will be more enjoyable
if you consciously pursue your spiritual purpose to
bring the world to Love. You do this by expressing Love
in whatever you do, and most easily express it when
doing what you do best. Consciously following your
spiritual purpose brings you ultimate joy, balance,
peace, freedom, and happiness.
You have seen them. He is the conductor exuding power
and poise as his orchestra performs a beautiful medley.
She is the lawyer who fights for her client’s life as
if it were her own child on trial. She is the waitress
who serves customers with as much enthusiasm and caring
as her personal friends. And he is the gas station
attendant who still cleans your windshield even when his
co-workers won’t. Who are these people? They are
spiritual beings who breathe life into their work. They
are people who express themselves in what they do, and
not simply for financial reward. They do it because they
couldn’t do their job any other way. They are living
their soul’s purpose and consciously doing what they
do with Love, and they are happier than most.
Have you ever felt something missing in your life? If
so, this could be the reason: The soul has a twofold
purpose in each lifetime: (1) the universal purpose to
rediscover itself as Love, and (2) an individual purpose
to experience a specific role it can do better or
differently than any other soul in a given lifetime. The
latter enables the soul to help itself and other souls
more easily rediscover Love. In other words, your
individual purpose is the best way to promote the
There are no "ideal" jobs. Not every person
should be a healer or a teacher. We need conductors,
lawyers, waitresses, and gas station attendants. Each
person lives his or her purpose by performing his or her
job in a spiritually loving way, which reaps the many
rewards of a purposeful and relatively stress-free life.
We are special
Each of us can do something totally unique. The
challenge is to discover your spiritual
"niche" on earth, so you can realize your
potential for happiness. If you live untrue to this
niche, your energy will be unaligned with the Universal
Energy, and you are likely to feel something missing in
your life. You’ll experience a feeling of dissonance,
which can lead to disease.
Let us suppose, for example, that in this life you
can best serve the journey of Love by expressing
yourself as a salesperson. But because of your free
will, you did not choose that line of work. This can
cause "dis-ease" in the form of unhappiness or
even physical illness. Disease is a sign you aren’t
following a connected life, body, mind, and spirit.
Clients who discovered this and how it was best for them
to work, achieved more gratification in their lives.
Some actually healed their physical conditions just by
making certain changes in how they perceived their work.
By understanding and living their individual purpose,
they filled the void created by a disconnection to the
Divine and removed the feeling that something was
Application: Hit the lottery and know your purpose
One of the surest ways to know if you are living your
purpose is to imagine winning the lottery and having all
the money you’ll ever need. If you’d choose to
continue doing what you do, it is surely your purpose.
The rewards of living your soul’s purpose go far
beyond money. If you think you’d retire, you may just
be burned out. If you do hit the lottery, take a
vacation and then do what you do with Love, instead of just going through the motions. You
never need to retire from Love. You can always serve
your purpose and enjoy what you are doing and how you
are doing it for a lifetime.
When you are connected to your spiritual purpose,
your life becomes easier and more satisfying and
rewarding. Why? Because you are no longer operating as
an isolated individual out of tune with the Universe.
Instead, you are working with the Universe, consciously
connected to the Universal Mind and utilizing the vast
potential of the energy around you. When you find your
true purpose, the Universe has no choice but to help you
by providing information and energy.
Adapted from Relax, You’re Already Perfect: 10
Spiritual Lessons… to Remember, © Copyright 2002,
by Bruce D Schneider, Ph. D., reprinted by permission of
Hampton Roads Publishing.
Bruce D Schneider, Ph.D., MCC is a Master Certified
Coach, licensed psychotherapist, Reiki Master, and
author of "Relax You're Already Perfect: 10
Spiritual Lessons... to Remember." He is also founder and director of the Institute for Professional
Empowerment Coaching (www.IPECcoaching.com).