Follow The Signs To Discover Your Passion and Life Purpose

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This is a photograph that I took the other day.  Inscrutable, isn’t it?

What I actually was doing?  Sitting in my car and taking a photo of a new haircut.

Who would predict this would be the result?

Yes, you can see the top of my head – part of the picture I was trying to get – but you also see a whole lot about what was going on around me at the time.

Why is this important?

Well, at the time I had just been on a job interview and I was wondering if the time had come to wrap up A Clear Sign and simply go back to a day job.

The thing about it was that it met a few simple criteria that were in my mind for what an acceptable day job needed to be to work in my family’s life.  Yet it glaringly left out one important thing.

I had just read an article that mentioned “partial matches” – things that show up in our experience that are close, but not quite it.

There were a few signs along the way.

On my way in to the interview, a song came on the radio that is one of my favorites, is about life path, and that I have only ever heard once before via radio.  It dates back to 1969.

After seeing the name of a famous speaker in several places and thinking,”I should take his course,” one of my friends did.  He sent it to me.  He didn’t just send me the audio, which was six 45 minute lessons I would have to make time to listen to.  He sent me the written transcript.

He sent it again.  He sent reminders.  He sent it 8 times.

Did I read it?  No, I did not.

One of you wrote to me and confirmed it.

I sat down at Facebook and noticed that in just three minutes, one of my intuitive friends was going to be on a video program live.  I looked left.  I looked right.  There were no children needing anything.  I turned it on, listened for about 20 minutes, typed in a question for the moderator to ask her, and succumbed to children needing my attention at bedtime.

The next morning, I went to the replay and they had asked me for a follow up, because she didn’t completely understand what I meant.  I wrote her an email explaining what I was trying to get at.  She wrote me back and said to listen to the same guy.

Did I do it this time?  Yes, I did.  I spent most of the day absorbing the course.

Then she wrote me back again and said:

You already know what you need to do

If you don’t do it now, you’re just making it hard on yourself

Are you WILLING to do it?

You can give it up for something that doesn’t fit where you are and where you’re going.  At what price your soul?  There will be a trade off.

This is a smart woman, folks, no?

I was out and about and talking to someone who has psychic phenomena happen to him practically constantly yet he doesn’t believe in  it.  As in, things get moved in his house.  He sees animal spirits there.  He was telling me that he feels a strong presence in the house lately, a positive one.  He asked me if I fixed his kitchen table.

“No, why?”

“Well it was wobbling a lot.”  He indicated a 3 to 4 inch sway of the table.  “And now, it isn’t.”  He described what would have had to happen to fix it, and an adult would have had to do it.  I didn’t do it.  My kids didn’t get together to do it.  His housekeeper didn’t do it.  Even though my husband hasn’t been there in months, he asked me to ask him if he did it.  I asked.  He didn’t.  This is the same man whose glasses were moved from the floor to the bedside table when he was undergoing chemotherapy and was too sick to pick them off the floor.

I’m thinking, don’t make the universe stand on its head to prove it to you.  It’s paranormal.  It just is.  If no one was there then how else did it happen?  To me, this is so obvious.  But, I believe in psychic phenomenon.

That happens to all of us, doesn’t it?  It will be the thing that stares you right in the face that you cannot see.  Sometimes, so too with your passion.

I resumed the last lesson in the course and there are several lessons in it that I needed to learn.  You know how I love stories about signs and synchronicities.  One that really hit home was the story about the little breadcrumbs that were strewn in his path leading him to his passion, his mission.

There were things that he did YEARS prior that ultimately and completely unexpectedly led him to have the means to take a course that was the pivotal moment that changed his life – eventually, after he took a lot more steps with just a little flashlight shining in the metaphorical darkness.

How can you ever explain your own pathway to someone else, and have it make sense?  Very often, you can’t. They are your own personal signs experienced in a personally serendipitous way.  Everyone else experiences things a little bit differently, so it’s hard to make it evident.  And really, you need not.  The story is uniquely your own.

So what happened?  A whole bunch of glaringly obvious connections were made, one after the other.  I found things that I had written “by accident” that reinforced what I am supposed to understand now.  I had a string of information come through to me for other people in such a way that it simply flowed out of my fingers with no effort or forethought.  Finally, one of the world’s most well known psychics just told me I pinned the tail on her donkey (got an intuitive hit for her) and she ended her remark with confirming,”You’re good, you.”

How much more do I want?  I won’t make the universe stand on its head.  I get it.  That one little well timed compliment was encouragement, that final touch of confirmation in a string of “hit you over the head” messages from my fellow earth angels (other people).

We all know that you don’t get The Whole Answer all at once.  You get it in pieces.  You can put it all together in retrospect, and as I have said before many times, it doesn’t ever seem to follow a logical path.

The other thing is, when you finally run into it – the answer, the “thing”  – sometimes you STILL don’t see it.

Could that be it?

No, that couldn’t be it.  How would I ever make money at that?

That’s not it, I would never have time for that.

All we can do is tell our Logical Mind to go take a nap.  You cannot ignore it when the universe sends you repeated signals in such a package that it’s impossible to not believe or see it.  Or, ignore it at you peril, because if it is part of your mission, the messages will get louder and louder, and they come in the form of increasingly difficult lessons.

Don’t expect it to be EASY.  Expect it to come at the “wrong time” or “cost too much” or require you to give up on things you don’t want to or learn new skills that scare you.  But if you ask for your passion, your purpose, your mission to be shown to you – it will be.

It’s the thing that gives you joy.  It’s the thing that you look forward to doing.  It’s the thing that doesn’t feel like work even while you’re expending the energy working.  It’s the story that wants to come out of you.  It’s the knowledge that wants to be expressed to the world or shared with one child at a time.  It IS there within you.  Will you look?

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  1. Yay! You already know how I feel about you pursuing this, so let me just add: I’m glad you listened to the Neagle course. I haven’t yet! I am driving to Pennsylvania this weekend though, so I plan to listen whilst driving.

    PS – Where’s another picture of the new haircut? I want to see?

    PPS – I’ll just say it again: I’m proud of you and happy for you!
    Lindsay recently posted..Falling in and out of love – with your work/passion/hobby/talent/past-timeMy Profile

    • Hi Lindsay,

      I am just about done with it and it is very worthwhile. I started it at least a month ago!! But so many good things to read and listen to…so little time.

      Have a good trip 🙂

      I went back to the hairdresser that I had over a decade ago, who moved up here. It’s a good haircut but I need to find someone to take my picture! All of the ones online are me taking a picture of me.

  2. All I can say is thank you for sharing this! I’ve been going through the exact same thing 🙂 But I sometimes feel like there are certain steps we need to take in order to get to the next bigger more exciting step and if that involves a couple of months back in an office then maybe that is okay. If you know what your passion is, what your path is, how you can contribute to making this world a better place…then it may be that there are certain skills you need to master, or people you need to meet, to assist you to get back onto your path and take the next step. At least I hope that’s what it is! 🙂 Just got to keep following the signs!
    Andrea recently posted..Clearing Unbalanced Thought PatternsMy Profile

  3. I love what you said about getting the message to listen so many times before you did. I can relate! We’ll see what the insights bring!
    Galen Pearl recently posted..Just a Little Bit MoreMy Profile

    • Hi Galen,

      Yes, I imagine we’re all guilty of this from time to time. It’s tough to make time to do and listen to everything that comes our way – there is just entirely too much of it!

      • Perfect topic! So what do you do when you hear messages over and over and can’t figure out what it means, especially if it is a persons name and you don’t know them (only through a friend)?

  4. This made me get teary because it hits a nerve. I also actually love the photo you shared, even if it isn’t of the new haircut. I have been ruminating lately about how to follow all the advice toward manifesting the life we feel called to – no matter what – when there can be so many intervening factors and questioning whether sometimes it is honoring the cycle we are IN that is important even with all its discomfort, instead of trying to hard to make where we want to be come together and feeling the absence of that so keenly. I guess I’m talking about baby steps toward our true calling rather than a huge sea change that could capsize the ship (especially for those of us with responsibility to children in the mix). I appreciate reading your blog, so if you do end up making the change, just know you have some people who enjoy your writing out there!
    Erin W recently posted..Hand Burnout!My Profile

    • Hi Erin,

      Well, you do have to pay attention to where you’re being led. Fears cannot run the show, nor should unhappiness and discomfort be your day to day. There is a balance that can be found in the search and confirmation process.

  5. Todd | Channelingmyself says:

    Hi Julie,

    Another great post! Recently I was up in the mountains going for a bike ride and after I was done decided to take a drive over and sneak a peek at a different house I’ve been trying to manifest, not the one I have wrote about. Anyway, it is in a gate community so I parked my car down the road got out my mountain bike and decided to ride my bike up into the gate community to see if I could take a look at this house. I wasn’t able to get all the way to the house but I did see if from below sitting up on the hill.

    When I got back to the car I loaded my bike in and got in and turned on the radio. All I was really thinking was about how on earth I was going to be able to buy this house (3.7 million.) Right when I turned on the car a song came on the radio, it was “A Moment Like This” and the beginning lyrics are
    “What if I told you it was all meant to be, would you believe me would you agree?..” Was the universe or my guides trying to tell me something or was I just hoping that was a sign? I guess only time will tell but I really like how these signs and synchronicities happen.
    Todd | Channelingmyself recently posted..Finding Inner Strength In AdversityMy Profile

    • Hi Todd,

      I think it was the universe telling you something. If you focus with positive intensity over a long period of time on a desired situation, you may be creating it into reality. You don’t have to know exactly how it will happen, or when it will happen, or what opportunities you have to accept. It may just be a little nudge of encouragement along the way.

  6. Thank you for sharing your story. It is great that you have been receiving messages and signs repeatedly. I am just thinking that those that I encounter havn’t been all that obvious. They do not seem to hit me in the head. Or have they been? I might have missed them. It is great that you are reminding me to be mindful and pay attention.

    I hope that the signs have cleared things up for you. Have faith that the path shown will work out. Take care and all the best!
    Evelyn Lim recently posted..Law of Attraction: Activate with JoyMy Profile

    • Thanks, Evelyn! Sometimes it seems you have to put your ear to the ground to hear them 🙂 Rest assured, the signs and communication are coming in all of the time.

  7. The Vizier says:

    Hi Julie,

    I remember watching Fools Rush In. It used to be one of my favourite romantic comedies with Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek. One line that kept running through the movie was that there are signs everywhere. It is so obvious if we only take the trouble to look. The Universe is there to guide us, but it cannot do much if we refuse to see.

    Ignoring the signs makes our lives very hard and unhappy. Following the signs does not guarantee an easy life, but at least we will have no regrets in doing so.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely article!

    Irving the Vizier
    The Vizier recently posted..It is Ok to Feel the Way You DoMy Profile

    • Hi Irving,

      You are so right! I would like to fulfill the mission I came here to complete. No one said that would be “easy.” But why not utilize the direct connection to our higher self with the assistance of our spiritual team, since it is there to guide us.

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