At the dawn of human civilization, hundreds of thousands of years ago, one of the features of our species’ evolution was the development of a sense of “Self”.
No one is exactly sure when it happened, this idea that there is an “I” or that we see ourselves as individuals.
But this idea became fundamental to human life as scientists all agree that this idea of the Self is a part of how our brains function and perhaps even what makes us inherently human.
And so, ancient humans began to ponder things like “who am I?”
“Why am I here?”
We have an inherent drive, but also a deep emotional need as human beings to discover and assign deep purpose and meaning to our lives.
I believe that the modern world has made this quest for purpose even more difficult and I have worked with many clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, or feelings of inferiority due to having a lack of purpose, meaning, and direction in life.
I have discovered that a powerful way to discover life purpose is to look backwards at our past lives.
Our past lives can show us what we have done before, where we have gone wrong, made mistakes, and even reveal to us patterns we have been repeating over time.
Our past lives can also show us the “bare bones” of what truly matters in life, as we can return to memories of “simpler times” or even periods in the past where we were more limited in our choices.
Now, it is important to remember that your life purpose can be your profession, and for many of us it is.
But it doesn’t have to be your job or how you make your living.
We can also have several, or even many life purposes that involve roles we play for others such as spouse, parent, teacher, friend, or caregiver.
But what matters the most is that we find the answer to why we are here, what we are meant to do, the gifts we can share with others, and how we can be of service to humanity.
Living a life that is filled with meaning is what brings us joy and happiness, and your past lives hold the key to discovering your life purpose.