Life (Purpose) Lessons
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Truth.
Iâ€™m learning. Â My Â mentor Â has Â reminded Â me Â several times now to look at my decisions from the standpoint of how they fit into my life purpose. Through our few sessions, Iâ€™ve come to realize that whenever Â my decisions havenâ€™t been aligned with my purpose, Â Iâ€™ve had nothing but griefâ€”emotionally, Â financially, Â and Â socially. Â At Â the very least, such decisions Â have been a terrible time sink, robbing me of the time to work Â on things that did suit my life purpose.
But as I said, Iâ€™m learning. In fact, Iâ€™m reeeeeeeeeally
being tested right now, not with bad opportunities Â but with great ones!
Because Â of Â that, Â I Â have Â another Â potential Â business partner whoâ€™s Â very frustrated with me right now. I hate that Â sheâ€™s Â taking Â it Â personally. Â Itâ€™s Â not Â about Â her. Â Or about her great ideas. Or about business. Itâ€™s Â about my life purpose and how her ideas fit inâ€”or donâ€™t.
Last night, I received an email from a woman in the publishing field. She had a business propositionÂ for me, one thatâ€”on the surfaceâ€”seems Â it would be financially successful and certainlyâ€”for Â herâ€”emotionally fulfilling. Her ideas were downright Â exciting, and I could feel my- self getting excited, too, picking up her energy and anticipation. Oh, I so wanted to say yes!
She needed a yes or no by the end of the week so that if I, by some Â obscure Â chance, Â turned Â her Â down, Â sheâ€™d have time to seek out a different partner. I already knew my answer, but I needed to sleep on it. Iâ€™ve been known to say no and regret it later, though my usual pattern is to say yes and regret it later.
I didnâ€™t struggle long with my decision. I reviewed my
life purpose first:
The purpose of my life is to celebrate being different by connecting with Â the energies around me and sharing my experiences with others.
For as exciting as her premise is and as much as Iâ€™d love to be a part of it, it has nothing to do with being different, let alone celebrating it. It has nothing to do with my connecting or sharing, nothing to do with my experiences. Itâ€™s good stuff, yes, and has a high spiritual vibration to it, but itâ€™s not my purpose.
Which is why I stunned her this morning by saying no.