Karen Downing : What is Your Soul Mission? + Help from the Universe | Spirit Library

What is Your Soul Mission?

Inside every one of us is a drop of the Divine. Our soul mission is to learn about the Divinity within us and to grow it. The beauty of this process is that each soul carries a different Divine drop. For some that drop is about compassion, for others it is wisdom, or peace, or joy, and so on. Our Divine drop is often called our Soul Essence. And, it is the Soul Mission of each one of us to learn to utilize our own Divine drop to its Highest benefit, both individually and collectively.

You have heard this before, and it is important to reiterate here: We are all One. That means how you utilize your Divine drop affects the whole of humanity (as well is the whole of consciousness). As you discover the unique essence of your Divine drop, and grow it through your unique Soul Mission, you not only live your purpose, you become a positive light for others as well.

From an energetic perspective, your Soul Mission is to grow this Divine drop within you. That sounds simple, and it is. In order to grow your Divine drop, all it needs is love and nourishment. To provide love, you only need to learn how to unconditionally love and accept yourself. To provide nourishment, you have to uncover the specific Essence of your unique Divine drop, so you can give it the nourishment it needs. For example, if you Divine Drop is one of creativity, one part of your nourishment is to provide yourself with time for artistic pursuits.

While the words make it sound simple, sometimes the practice of it is not always so. This is because in the many incarnations leading up to the now, you have worked on growing your Divine drop. Sometimes you were successful and sometimes you were not (each one of us can say that.) You can learn more about your Soul Mission, and what you have learned in previous lifetimes, by understanding your Past Life Patterns. These past life experiences added more information to your Divine drop, as every experience is all about learning. But, the confusion lies in that some of the information and experiences from your past lifetimes can contradict each other.

So, in order to provide the proper nourishment for your Divine drop, you must strip away all of the beliefs, self-talk and behaviors that detract from its Divinity. Examples would be self-defeatist behavior, negative expectations, and so forth. Your Divinity is your birthright, it is a part of you that cannot be separated from you. It is within everyone. However, it is up to you, the process you choose to grow it. When you enhance your natural gifts and talents of your Soul Essence, you ARE living your Soul Mission.

Your Soul Mission is much more than your life purpose. Life purpose is changeable, and is based on many factors. Your Soul Mission can be boiled down to a few words. With the knowledge of Your Soul Mission, you are able to apply it to creating a life purpose that fits your life now, and at each moment of the future. Life purpose is often equated with job role, and it can most certainly be used in your career path, but life purpose is changeable to your life circumstances, and may not always be connected to your career.

Let’s say your Soul Mission is to be an Energy Clearinghouse. This means that your Soul Essence is of positive transformation, and your Soul Mission throughout all incarnations has been to assist humanity and the planet in clearing out stagnant energy. So, how does that translate into life purpose?

Well, as a child you might have been very sensitive, prone to cry or have angry outbursts. This is because you were transforming (clearing) the energy associated with your parents or schoolmates, or both. Then move ahead to your teenage/young adult years, and you get your first job. You will end up working in a space where you are contact with A LOT of people, maybe at Starbucks or Target. Your purpose at that time is to clear the energy of your customers and fellow co-workers. Perhaps you stay there and move up in the company, or move into another job role where you remain in contact with the general public in a different way.

At some point during your adult life, you may get burnt out with so much in-person contact with the general public, and want to begin working for yourself. This is the point when you will usually begin to seek out what your life purpose is. The thing is, you have been living it all along! It is just that now you are exploring what you want to do in this next phase of your life, and how you want to do it.

Let’s say, you have decided to become a Reiki practitioner. This is still aligned with your Soul Mission, and now you are working at helping people, and transforming their energy, on your terms. You have much success in this, and you add more certifications to your practice, all assisting with your innate gifts of transforming energy in others. Eventually, you teach others how to become healers themselves. You may choose to retire someday, and your Soul Mission will still be there. At that time in your life, your life purpose might be to volunteer your time, or use your energy to assist your neighbors, grandchildren or other family members.

This is how life purpose changes, but through it all you can see the thread of your Soul Mission, guiding all that you do. When you learn about your Divine drop, the core of your Soul Mission, you are much more able to provide it with the nourishment it needs. As you grow your Divine drop, it begins to speak louder and louder to you, prompting your Soul Compass to guide you on each leg of your Soul Mission.



Help from the Universe

If we are open to it, help is always all around us. But, most of the time we are too busy, or have tunnel vision to be able to see/hear/notice it. There is such beauty in synchronicities, coincidences and other promptings that show us we are on the right direction in our path.

Have you ever had it happen where a book fell off a shelf and hit you on the foot? Maybe you got a wrong number that lead you to wonder about an old high school friend? Perhaps, you turned down the wrong street to find a great new restaurant, one which you would have never seen otherwise. Miracles are all around us. Each time we are in tune with our own life, instead of trying to figure out tomorrow, we are able to experience even more of these Divine gifts.

To take a time out from the stress and busyness of life, try marking a day on your calendar to just be in the Now. That means NO planning for that day, other than to leave it open to see what comes in. It may be a bit uncomfortable at first, because we all have a tendency to feel like we need do something. But, if you can just sit and relax and let your intuition guide you in each moment, you will find that you have created a wonderful state of peace.

Smile at your neighbors, play with your pets, enjoy the nature around you, appreciate your home and family, these all happen right now and you can do them any time. When you are appreciating in each of these small things, you can begin to notice how the other things you were stressed out about, or concerned over, seem to become more removed from your awareness.

This is simply because it is not our natural state to worry, but unfortunately we have just been taught through history to do so. Yet, if you think back to something that you worried and stressed about, how many times did a solution present itself? How many times were you directed to help or shown a resource? Even if it didn’t happen right away, you can see that through your life, a guiding hand has always been there to help.

I can remember one such experience where I didn’t know where our next meal was going to come from, yet we did not stress or give that situation any energy. Later that day, an unexpected check for $90 showed up in the mail as a refund from our insurance company.

The more that you are able to cultivate that peace and relaxation in your life, you will not only find that guidance flows to you consistently, but also that all of a sudden you are able to finish more tasks each day. By being in the Now, you become the master of time; you live from a space of oneness. In that place is where the miracles live, and where assistance from the Universe is always available.


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