My Story: Finding My Life Purpose
I felt miserable...
I was a teacher for 20 years and initially loved it. I felt on purpose and knew I was touching lives. After 19 years, things began to change for me. I was tired of my small paycheck that barely covered my expenses. I was unhappy with the direction the school was going, burdened by the 50 hour a week workload, generally resentful and sick much of the time. I was at a dead end for advancement but didn't know what else I could do with my life. I felt miserable and found myself thinking hateful thoughts toward the people I thought were causing my misery. That was my wake-up call! I didn't want to be that person. I KNEW I wasn't really that person, but I didn't know how to get back to myself.
Just show me the way out!
In sheer desperation and without really consciously knowing what I was doing, I began some powerful asking for a way out. I remember sitting in my office at home and shouting out to the Universe, "I know there's got to be a way out! Just show me the way out!" Immediately, my eyes fell upon a little book with the title, "The Way Out" on my bookshelf. It had been given to me years earlier by a bookseller who was revamping inventory and I had not read it. "Wow," I thought. "That was fast!". It said I should give up the struggle and let my Higher Self take over. This resonated with me, but I didn't know how to do that. So, I kept asking for more clarification and guidance.
I let myself dream!
One Saturday I woke up, sat bolt upright and just knew I wanted to define my ideal career. So, for the first time in many years, I let myself dream! I began setting the parameters for what I wanted, based on what I knew I didn't want from my current experience. Again, I had no actual knowledge of the process I was using. It just felt right. I had no idea where I could find a job like the one I had described to myself, but I decided not to worry about it. I just released it to the Universe and resolved to keep an eye out for an opportunity. I felt a sense of certainty that something would come along.
I am grateful...
A couple of months later I was offered an opportunity with a direct sales company. I decided to go for it! That experience was so helpful to me in many ways and I am grateful for what I learned and how I grew. But after a while I realized that it was a step along the way, and not my actual highest purpose.
...my first introduction to the Law of Attraction
In the meantime I had read Wallace Wattles book, The Science of Getting Rich. It blew my mind about what I could be, do and have! It completely changed my understanding of abundance and my "deserve level". It was also my first introduction to the Law of Attraction. I began to ask for help from my Inner Being to figure out what my next step should be and to get clear on what mattered to me most. I attracted books and teachers that guided me to defining my passions, getting quiet and clearly focusing on my highest desires. I put Mr. Wattles suggestions of how to build a clear mental image to work, and within a few months attracted a coaching certification course. I knew right away that this was what I had been drawing to me and signed up that night!
I am on purpose...
I am now a certified Law of Attraction Coach and the journey has been transformational for me on many levels. I have expanded into a whole new world that is exciting and fulfilling. I am on purpose, I love my life and it is my powerful intention to continue to touch the lives of others.