Own Your Purpose

Updated: Mar 3

Written by: Alicia Kangas, Executive Contributor

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Are you interested in taking a brief, yet deep dive into rediscovering your divine inner truth, as you then begin to awaken to your true-life purpose, and take the necessary actions towards truly owning it?

If so, you may have undoubtably just stumbled across something in which by no mere coincidence you were intended to read.

Hop on board my friend, let’s dive right in, and begin with a few simple questions.

Have you ever felt like you were meant for something “MORE” in life, but you weren’t quite sure what that “MORE” meant for you?

Are you ever fearful when it comes to doing the big things that you know you are destined to do?

Do you ever find yourself trapped in a cycle of negative self-talk and genuinely believe what you are telling yourself?

If so, I know exactly how you feel! Did you know that we are all conditioned to think that if we were only a little better in some way, we would be happy?

Well, I can assure you that no amount of self-punishment will ever make you happy or bring control over life’s problems.

Our minds have been conditioned all our lives, and as we continue to tell ourselves the same negative things over and over, we begin to genuinely believe what we are telling ourselves. Take note – this is NOT your truth, and you need to shed off these layers of conditioning to rediscover who you truly are.

We must recapture our path of self-acceptance and kindness towards ourselves. When we allow ourselves to be guided by our innate intelligence and generosity, which is our authentic nature, we can be compassionately present to what is happening right now.

Having compassionate self-discipline and taking positive steps in life are found through nothing other than being present. We need to recognize our resistances and accept conditioned thoughts and behaviors so that we can live in the present moment with full awareness.

We need to uncover what we genuinely want in life, release all that is causing us to live out of alignment with our truth, discern between what is real and what is the conditioned mind that keeps showing up uninvited, and begin to identify our true story.

Once we have done this, we begin to become this bright light amongst our world - a magnet for miracles, confidently leaping outside of your comfort zone, losing all grip in which fear once had on us, reap the rewards that come to those who operate by faith, and begin to discover and fulfill our life purpose.

Once in full alignment with our life purpose, doing all we were destined to do in life, we are not only fulfilled with complete peace, abundance, empowerment, and joy, but we are getting paid to live out the life of our dreams.

This is how life is intended to be, and we have been promised to be supplied for abundantly by doing so. We each have our own unique set of gifts, qualities, and talents that we have been blessed with, and we are intended to bring these gifts out into our world.

When we live a passion-filled life, fully alive, present, and loving life to the fullest, chances are we are living on purpose, and that is the PURPOSE OF LIFE!

Now, I still feel, however, that we should dive into this a little deeper. I am sure you have heard about finding your true purpose in life, now more than ever. As this pandemic has taken a vigorous impact upon our world, at the same time, it has created a positive revolution of more and more people finally rediscovering and redefining who they truly are.

With the loss of employment crashing through our world, it has forced people to think creatively about creating an income from home. In turn, this has finally brought a vast amount of people into finally rediscovering what their true purpose really is and what that means to them.

However, something many people may not have heard or thought of is what, then, does it mean to truly own it. You may have finally awakened from deep within yourself as to what your true purpose really is, but now the question I have for you is whether or not you are owning that purpose?

Let me shed some further light upon this by throwing some questions out there in which you can ask yourself.

Do you ever find yourself concerned about what others think of the decisions and changes you would like to make in your life?

Do you seek approval from others before you make any new decisions even though you already know from deep within yourself that it is something in which you have been called upon to do?

Do you ever change your mind about your path in life after hearing other’s opinions? Do you run your ideas by others, feeling as though others must accept your ideas before you make any life changes?

Do you feel guilty for walking away from the things in life that no longer serve you, worrying about how your choices may negatively affect or even harm the lives of others?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, these, in fact, are some of the deepest reasons why so many people rarely follow through with their true-life purpose.

We often feel as though we are destined for something more. We desire to follow a deep passion we have in life, and we are shown all throughout our lives glimpses into what we are being called upon to do.

Yet right there, stopped dead in our tracks, we had finally discovered and knew from deep within ourselves what we were destined to do in life, and yet we never made that vital and key decision to truly own it!

We never took action, allowing absolutely no person or thing in life to get in the way of where we deeply knew that our soul was guiding us to!

This is where owning your purpose comes into play. Often, we are not even consciously aware of what is holding us back from taking ownership of our true purpose. This, in turn, leaves so many people never actually fulfilling the purpose in which they have been called upon to do in their lives.

So, what is the solution?

First, we need to reflect upon the above questions deeply. Do not just read them once, but truly look deep within yourself, and pay attention with a deeper awareness towards recognizing if you ever find yourself doing any of the things that so often hold people back from living out their life purpose.

We must recognize the truth into what is stopping us from owning our true purpose in life. Once we have this awareness, we must then decide to follow the path in which we are intended to be on. We can no longer have a care in the world as to the opinions of others. No matter what we choose to do in life, there will always be someone who disagrees with the choices and paths we have chosen for ourselves.

Take that leap of faith, slow down long enough in life to listen to what you are being called upon to do, simply trust, and then follow. You were not put here on this earth to please others or follow the things of this world. You were placed here for a purpose that was designed specifically for you.

Let your fears wash over you as you walk through life in faith. You will soon find that in living this way, it truly makes life exciting, as you never have a clue what’s around that next bend.

Simply hop on board, enjoy the ride through life, and before you know it, your heart and soul will be fulfilled in a way in which you may have never known or felt before!

The power of living a purpose and passion-filled life, tapping into your deepest inner self, as you simply flow gracefully through the rivers of life – this is a type of untouchable inner peace and bliss that absolutely no one can ever take away from you!

You have it within you to OWN YOUR PURPOSE!

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Alicia Kangas, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Alicia is the Owner, Founder, and CEO of HOLISTIC RIVERS, INC. She is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and a Executive Business Coach who is an expert in her field of interest. Having extensive knowledge of holistic health and wellness, Alicia uses a powerfully life-changing and authentic approach while working with her Clients’. She is a soon-to-be RYT, who is specializing in SomaYoga. Alicia appears to have born an entrepreneur at heart, a natural-born leader, and a positive world influencer. She was first recognized and awarded as an award-winning entrepreneur and positive world influencer in 2009. She is also a published author, who began her passion for writing early on in life, becoming a published poet at an exceptionally young age. Alicia seems to shine a bright light upon all who cross her path. She is an extremely authentic, open-minded, genuine, free-spirited woman, who’s passions, talents, and gifts she portrays to bring to our world, seem to naturally draw people into the light that radiates within her. Alicia has positive and inspirational insight into all of life’s challenges, instantly steps into an optimistic mindset, and is always taking influential action towards creating positive world change.



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