Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Functional Yoga Medicine Show’s blog. In this blog, I will be tuckling about finding your purpose and how the work you do is key to living a successful life.

Over the past few years, I’ve been working with a lot of hypnotherapists. Doing a lot of metaphysical, quantum healing, and other woo wee stuff. For about 15 years, I was in the closet for a long time with that. I was secretly and deeply embarrassed about my interest in those things. Because I always felt compelled or pushed toward more of the yoga side. The Ayurveda, the Kundalini rising, all the energy stuff, the forces, the aura, and everything else. While my scientific-analytical thinking didn’t allow me to do so, I went ahead and did it anyway.

Finding Joy in the Purpose of Serving Others

Yesterday, I have had a Reiki hypnotic session with my coach. She’s been doing this for over 15 years, and she was left-wing as well. She used to refute a lot of the things that her mother had molded her opinion on. In order for her mother to be proud of what her daughter was doing. Then she had an epiphany and decided to take a different path, pursuing massage therapy, Reiki, and hypnotherapy.

One of the questions she asked me before our self-exploration session was, “What is my purpose in life?” This is one of the questions she’d ask to help me explore with my subconscious or higher self.

She smiled at me at said, “A 100% this is the same answer I always get.” And I asked what is she talking about? She replied, “I’m not going to tell you until after the session.”

My purpose in life was to help and elevate others, whether through my healing work, medical work, or whatever else I do. Everyone wants to help others because we find joy when we’re of service to others. 

Taking Risk is Part of Our Lives

We forget that this is our fundamental nature – our regular state of being. We become narcissistic when we are so indoctrinated and domesticated by all of the world’s expectations. And the hierarchical rank of all the social systems into which we are trapped is central to our identity. We’re always looking for significance and attempting to figure out where we fit in.

And, of course, we always want to follow the crowd and do what everyone else does. Without giving much thought to what is truly tugging and pulling. I’ve had many coaches, business coaches, and spiritual coaches assisting me with this is. What I’ve learned from yesterday’s experience and the last 15 years of self-exploration of these metaphysical experiences is that I’m less embarrassed about exploring. Because the more I learn, the more I understand analytically, and the more I’m willing to take risks.

The more I realize that the miracles that shape the world and lay beneath the surface, are far larger than what we can fathom, define, understand, touch, and figure out. Because our brain’s limitations prevent us from growing above and beyond the possibilities.

It is why we remain stuck in our life and keep ourselves so small.

Set Your Goals And Find Focus

There are three layers of the brain. The reptilian brain, the mammalian brain, and the prefrontal cortex. The reptilian brain is the one that makes decisions for us daily. Even if it isn’t benefitting us, the reptilian brain is always trying to keep us secure, keep it light and easy, and make it convenient and familiar.

We’re stuck in this hamster wheel, which explains why humans are so skilled at being stuck in this hamster wheel and becoming fatigued year after year, rinse, and repeat. So finally when it’s time to transition, many people have regrets about the things they didn’t do rather than what they did.

That’s why I always tell myself, I’d rather be a failure and live my life to the fullest than do nothing and play it safe because I’m afraid of making a mistake.

I just want to encourage you to consider it. Because humans, like you and me, are motivated by a desire to serve. And if you’re reading this blog right now, you already know that you want to serve on a more profound level, but you just have no idea how. We can only serve when we are full, yet you and I both know how much hype there is about self-care.

Be Honest With Yourself

What is self-care? It is self-love, self-worth, and self-confidence. All the things that we lack. I don’t know about you, but there are a lot of highly educated people out there, we have a huge chip on our shoulders. We have such a severe lack of self-confidence and self-worth that we get busy and too ambitious to hide the truth or to disguise our lack of self-worth to feel better about ourselves.

If you’re being honest with yourself, you realize that there’s a lot of lack in every one of your sectors. We become quite egotistical when we are full of doubt, lack confidence, and are in constant self-betrayal. That’s how humans are made, and this is a universal fact about human tendency.

Don’t Be Daunted By A Setback

I believe that passion and life’s purpose are overrated. Only when you’ve focused on fostering self-love and self-respect can you move on to serving others, because you’ll be doing so from a place of knowing who you are. It’s when you’re extending yourself to help humanity and make things better for others, with a real interest in their betterment and expansion while serving yourself first.

You can’t keep giving if you don’t put it in on yourself. We’re taught that if we practice self-care and self-love, we’ll turn into divas or be full of ourselves, but that’s not what I’m talking about. We must tap into our bodily, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs to the point where we may have that overflow and serve others.

I believe that this is lacking in our holistic world of medical professionals and health and wellness professionals because there is so much pressure to be perfect and look the part that we lose sight of the bigger picture.

All I ask is that you be completely honest with yourselves about what you want to get out of your work. Rather than trying to figure it all out analytically like finding a business plan or figuring out how to make money and all that. Because analyzing all of those things will keep you exactly where you are.

Find Your Purpose

You’re limited by what you think, aren’t you? Instead of being a second-rate version of someone else and trying to fit in, I want you to give you permission to be the first-rate version of yourself. Because as I work with more and more auto-immune patients, I’m finding that the lack of satisfaction, freedom, and joy are all things that we need to see financial security and independence.

All of the things I listed are necessary. Assisting others, raising others, and expanding others are why we’re all here in some way. And when your ego takes over your devotion to who you are, what you ought to be, and what you should be, we lose sight of the greater picture.

I’m sure you’ve had similar experiences. For a long time, I felt like there was a gap in the work that I was doing. I felt like I was only pretending to serve them and they could tell how dissatisfied I was. I was only doing it because that’s what I’d been taught to do. Rather than truly helping them develop, grow, evolve, and heal properly, and provide what they truly needed.

That’s why I encourage you to challenge yourself to think beyond the physical realm. When you start thinking about the unlimited possibilities without considering the constraints that prevent you from achieving things, you’ll be amazed.

I truly believe you will discover the sweet spot for discovering your purpose, freedom, and joy. From that, abundance will follow. That is where true happiness comes from.

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