08/24/2015 11:19 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Discovering Your Soul's Purpose With Three Simple Practices


"We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light." -- Mary Dunbar

Do you ever wonder what your purpose in life is? Or question when you will ever find it? The journey to discovering what your soul's purpose is can sometimes feel long and never-ending. People have asked me, "How will I know that this is my purpose?"

Well, to be quite frank, sometimes you know immediately what your purpose is and other times, you don't. You may have some idea of what you want to do or what you want to be when you "grow up" but that's it. Other times, you will feel like you are walking in the dark with no light and no one to tell you which way to go.

For a long time, I felt this huge desire to help people but not in the traditional sense such as becoming a psychologist or therapist. I only knew that I felt drawn to more holistic practices and enrolled in several programs related to intuition, healing and coaching. As my interest grew, so did my passion for helping people.

I came to a crossroads and decided that I would take the leap to start a business of my own as an intuitive coach. Terrified, I trusted that my intuition was leading me in the right direction and went with it. It was a huge step but looking back I can see that intuition was right. I am still in the same field, thriving and expanding more and more every day.

Taking the leap towards a passion or any major life change is like walking on a tightrope and hoping you don't fall. You can't look back and definitely are too afraid to look down. You just have to keep going forward and have faith that your intuition led you here for a reason.

So how can you begin the journey to discover your soul's purpose? Here are three easy tips to finding your soul's purpose.

1. Do more of what excites YOU! Practice doing more things that make you excited, happy or joyful. What do you enjoy doing weekly or daily?

This doesn't mean the activities you enjoy doing daily or weekly is your soul purpose but do know that these interests are what your soul needs more of. Think of your soul as a plant. It needs spiritual, mental, emotional and physical nourishment to grow and expand. The more you do, play and experiment the more you will discover.

2. Who are your icons? Who do you pay attention to most? These can be your favorite brands/public figures/characters in books or television show.

Why are you drawn to them? What excites you about them? Who do you aspire to be like? List 5 qualities about two to three top icons/brands that you love and why. Now practice integrating those qualities more into your life.

3. Patience and non-comparison Realize this is where you are now and accept it. Most times we get caught up in resisting the here and now because we are in a rat race to get to the final destination. Practice enjoying the moment more.

Remember, discovering your soul's purpose isn't always something that just dawns on you or an idea you suddenly realize. Sometimes it takes time and experimentation to really discover it. The more you practice doing simple and small tasks every day of what you love and excites you, you start to grow into that of which you already are.