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I’m going to undergo a series called The 7 Steps To Feminine Success.

Step #1 – What Is Your Purpose?

What is your calling on the planet right now?  Our sense of purpose, true purpose is driven from deep inner forces and motivations.

Our real sense of purpose, then,  can only be found when other things are stripped away.  Things such as beliefs, conditioning and values that are not really ours anymore.  Things that we’ve picked up along the way through a childhood immersed in our families values and conditioning, and our social,  economic and education background that shaped how we thought.

We went to college to learn to shape our minds, but is this really how you ended up thinking?  College should be teaching you HOW to think, not WHAT to think.   A learning of HOW to think is a priceless thing that we all need to navigate life from.  But if you simply buy into what you are told then you are not creatively thinking or assessing life and decisions around you from a standpoint of awakened awareness.

Questioning the very nature of your mind needs to happen to achieve freedom.

You need to be asking questions like:   Do I really believe this or did this come from somebody, something or somewhere else?   What do I want, really want?  Why am I here?  What is my purpose?

Human beings were known by Rudolph Steiner as Homo Angelicus – the human angel, otherwise know as the angels of choice.    CHOICE is as essential to the human experience as you can get.   This is because with choice comes freedom….the real thing; inner freedom.   If we aren’t choosing from an awakened, critical mind,  then we are being run by old, outdated programs, that are not serving us anymore.   So, if we aren’t actively, critically assessing and choosing our work, our life, our home, our relationships and our prosperity from this position of choice every single day,  we are sleeping and not living up to our massive potential.

You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.

– Marianne Williamson

When these things have been stripped away, then we are left way more raw but also alive and awake!   It is from here, that our sense of our purpose can really be revealed.  It is from here that we can get to the heart of our why;

Why am I am here?   What is my purpose?

Once you are at the heart of this,  and you are listening to the messages of your intuition, your sense of alignment with life and the universal plan, and if you are ready to listen, then you will have the makings of a foundation for a life that you love,  in service of who you want to serve and how this will be the basis of a thriving, nourishing business that will sustain you and your family for a long time.

Sometimes, life will send you circumstances to make you strip down.  Inside.  This certainly happened to me.  Five years ago I was faced with a bankruptcy that completed devastated my life.  I was left with everything stripped from me;  all of my money, all of my assets, 401K,  no house, no car….nothing.   And this happened at a time in my life that I had spent 20 years “planning” to be financially free.

I was broke, I was alone, and I didn’t know if I had the will to start again.

So, I went into long term meditation.  I’m the kind of person that if I’m going down I’m going to go down down down to the depths to see what is at the bottom and face all of my demons along the way.   I am also the kind of person who takes responsibility for my circumstances, however they came about.  And that I did.

What I discovered at the bottom, was my purpose.

I became aware that all of my previous success in the corporate world and then in my own companies was built on old paradigms that were built on what I would call masculine ideals and structures at the expense of feminine ones.  It became clear that the only way I could or would re-enter the business world was from a discovery of how feminine principles could be applied to business.  To discover that there is a totally different way to do business, that is so deeply satisfying, in alignment with ourselves and our values and brings a great contribution to others.

And I KNEW that my purpose was to show other women how to do the same.

Purpose.  Emerged through the silence, the depth and the rawness.

It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives

Marianne Williamson

When we get in touch with our purpose, everything then comes alive inside us.

All of the know-how, the inner resources, the energy and the will power will back you to manifest this into your life.   If you don’t feel the latter, then you haven’t found your purpose yet.  I’m NOT saying that it will be easy.  Life has a way of testing our resolve.  But you simply won’t give up because there will be such, deep, intrinsic inner certitude that this is what your purpose it, that nothing will stop you!

And through this process I discovered that every single step of the way of my life had prepared me for this moment, this discovery of what my purpose is, right now.   All of the gifts that I bring and all of the mistakes I’ve made make up a series of invaluable gifts that I can pass onto others,  which include how to run a thriving business that you really love and how to stop compromising and delaying your life.

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”

– Thomas J. Watson

To find your purpose is a process of going in, in in, into the center.  In astrology this is represented by the Sun.  The Sun is at the center of the solar system.  It is the shining center and source of all life, light and energy.   You NEED this to be connected to inside yourself, otherwise you will be out of yourself; out of alignment with yourself and the Divine and hence your purpose.

Go in in….Fem IN IN e.    You HAVE to go inside and get in touch with your Solar center to find out your PURPOSE.   When you find it, then protect it, fiercely, make a home there, a business there, a life there full of it’s joy, enthusiasm and LIFE!

As women, our need to create is as intrinsic as this body that we are in.  We birth babies for god’s sake!  We are in touch with this profound energy of creation and creativity.   This is in every women.   Each iteration of this is as unique as each woman on the planet.   We can also birth businesses from this same place inside us, with as much love, care, longevity and attention as we’d give a child.

I’ll leave you with these questions:

What are YOUR values?

Who are you, really?

What is your purpose on the planet right now?

Are you ready to come out of hiding and reveal your hidden gifts?

Are you prepared to think big, beyond yourself and serve in a big way?

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.

— Anonymous

The next essential step in the 7 Step Feminine Success System is that of Personal Brand.   That is coming up in next weeks blog!