How to Live an Astoundingly Meaningful & Purposeful Life

The New Year is often a time when we get swept up in the conventional process of setting resolutions and writing lists of all the things we want to achieve in the coming year. This end goal focus doesn't allow much space for the fluidity of life to carry us. That is why I have created this simple, yet profoundly touching ritual to help us get to the root of what is truly meaningful.

It seems as though there is increasing pressure for us to 'find our purpose' in life. With it, we can gain more clarity, focus and direction, and optimally, discover a noble way for our gifts to be of service in this world and to others.

Similarly, this quest for Purpose promises to make our lives more meaningful and worthwhile.

However, as is the nature of our patriarchal ways of thinking, we have managed to turn this spiritual quest into yet another ambitious goal.

Paradoxically, it is the search for our purpose that has derailed us.

I spent years reading books, awakening to new philosophies, exploring the depths of my being in the hopes to be able to find out how I fit into the puzzle of life. And yes. The journey led me towards a more intuitive, trust in the path that I am walking. However, it also led to the discovery that it is the moments when I stopped 'trying' - when I simply surrender to the creative impulses arising - that I realise my purpose wants to be lived through me.

I came to the revelation that our purpose is not something we have to attain or reach. It is not an endpoint or goal. It is, in all its simplicity, within us. Our job is to get out of the way; to let go of our ideals and expectations and simply show up to life.

Perhaps this over simplifying it. In general, I think we lean towards over complicating things, and making processes which are somewhat effortless, more convuluted. So it stands to reason that simplification is what is needed.

What does it mean to get out of our own way and show up to life?

As you well know, the dance between our divine feminine and masculine essence is a core theme in my world. The nature of our 'life-purpose' enquiry is intricatly woven into the current state of imbalance we are experiencing inwardly and out, with these two divine forces.

In essence, the feminine is movtivated by love and creativity, by the free flowing momentum of life and life force. Again, an overly simplified view.

The masculine, finds motivation through having a purpose, through active participation in life. Fullfillment is derived by the sense of clarity, direction and focus that the 'purpose' offers. When in harmony, the two dance beautifully. The feminine gifts us the instinct to soften, adapt and co-create alongside the forces of life. The active process of creating that arises when we are in flow and intune with our life force satisfies the motivations of our inner masculine. Our life feels purposeful and meaningful. Not surprisingly, our patriachal ways of living have over e