August 2006 Knowledge Newsletter


Life Purpose and Soul Lesson


In the last few years, more and more people have been asking me to tell them about their life purpose during their readings. This indicates to me that people are sensing that they must have a reason for being here other than just getting through life. Usually they do not know what their purpose is but they sense that they have one and want to know what it is and how they can fulfill it.


Everyone has a life purpose and a soul lesson. Both of these are chosen prior to incarnation along with the path your life will take during your earthly existence. Your life purpose is the opportunity to share your knowledge, talents, creativity, joy, and love with others in order to help others, bring joy into the world, raise conscious awareness,  and so on. We are able to do this even if we do not remember our past lives where we mastered these abilities. This is possible because all learning is cumulative on the soul level. When we fulfill our life’s purpose, our soul’s can advance because the soul evolves through service to others.    


Your life purpose and your day job may not be the same. Your work may provide an opportunity to fulfill your life purpose but this is not necessarily always the case. For example, if you were meant to heal people and you do some form of healing work such as nursing, being a health practitioner or energy healer, you may be fulfilling your life purpose as part of your day job.


If you are artist, musician, or artisan and your work brings joy and pleasure to others, you may be fulfilling your purpose through your creative work. But if you are a salesman, this is not your life purpose even if you are successful at what you do. Being a salesman may put you in contact with many people where you will have an opportunity to share your knowledge or help them in some way. Sometimes we are in certain professions or jobs for just this reason.


Your soul lesson is what your soul came to learn. Your soul cannot evolve until it heals whatever needs healing. Whatever your lesson, you will be challenged to master it throughout your life. Your lesson will show up through the problems, relationships and challenges you meet in your life daily.

Examples of soul lessons are self love, trust, patience, generosity, forgiveness, acceptance, overcoming fear, etc. You may recognize more than one lesson that you need to master, but one will be the primary one. You will also notice that as you evolve, you come to recognize the lesson more readily and hopefully can apply the learning from previous opportunities to your current one.


Often I hear people tell me that they have dealt with their anger or fear and believe they have mastered their soul lesson. If there is one thing you can be sure about, you will continue to meet your life lesson throughout your life and if you do not master it completely, you will continue to face it through many future lifetimes until you master it. You don’t graduate to the next lesson until you have completely mastered the one you are currently working one.


You may be wondering what you can do to recognize your soul lesson. Look at your life and your relationships and see where the same issues have come up time and again. Pay attention to when you blame others for the misfortunes and difficulties in your life. These are the lessons you came to learn and blaming others will not help you master your lesson, it will only prolong the inevitable.


Another thing you can do is ask what you can learn from every situation and person you meet. Remember, prior to incarnation, you made an agreement for these very people and situations to show up in your life whether you remember this or not. Nothing happens by chance. Since these relationships and situations have come into your life, you may as well learn from them and help your soul evolve.


There is much that can be said about your life purpose and how you can recognize it, as well as why you have chosen the soul lesson you have. This newsletter does not allow me to go into greater detail. If you are interested in learning more about your life purpose and soul lesson, you can take my online class Finding Your Life Purpose available through my website or you can contact me for a personal reading.


We are all waking up. Some of us are going faster than others but in the end we will all arrive at the same place - full conscious awareness. So pay attention to your intuitions, dreams or other unusual occurrences as this is a definite sign that you are becoming more conscious. I hope that your journey into full awareness is a pleasant and fulfilling one. Remember you are in the driver’s seat all the time and it is you who decides how your journey into full awareness will take place. I hope you chose to make it a pleasant one.


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Blessing to All.

Sharon Cheney

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