Follow the Thread to Find Your Purpose

“The two most important days in your life are
the day you were born and the day you find out why.”
~Mark Twain

To understand your true purpose, take the time to determine what would truly fulfill your passions.


A good place to start is to remember the games you most liked to play as a child.

  • What tasks did you enjoy?
  • What roles did you choose both among your friends and in your imagination?
  • What got you excited before all the filters and restrictions were imposed?

If reincarnation is a part of your philosophy, exploring your past lives will reveal lifetimes when you were expressing your purpose. You can even explore and learn from those lifetimes when you failed to find or pursue your purpose.

Know yourself

  • time and money no objectWhat is your true nature?
  • What are your cherished values?
  • How do you best function, and what is the highest use of that functionality?

Ask yourself the well-worn question about what you would do if time and money were no object. This time add the caveat of what you would do if you had to spend all your time away from the house except to sleep, and it can’t be anything passive like reading, getting lost on the internet, or playing video games. Who would you be and what would you do?

Picture It

Clearly envision your purpose and aim in that direction. Your understanding of your purpose may not fully emerge at the first glance. This quest requires that you continue to sense the calling and make the necessary adjustments in order to stay aimed in the right direction. Stay tuned as new and better information is revealed to you.

Stay True

Then, garner the courage and confidence to stay determined and faithful to that calling, navigating through all the distracting shiny objects and the sabotaging nay-sayers.

Each individual has a unique purpose, which will create a distinct and exclusive life path. There is no one better than you to determine your true purpose. You deserve to create your destiny, to manifest your dreams, and to fulfill your soul’s purpose. Be the hero in your own soul’s saga, and have the adventure of a lifetime!

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About Mary Lee LaBay

Mary Lee LaBay, Ph.D., is the author of 5 books, including Hypnotherapy: A Client-Centered Approach and Exploring Past Lives: Your Soul’s Quest for Consciousness. She teaches the professional hypnotherapy program at Bastyr University and at Bellevue College, and also instructs professional trainings in past life regression and techniques of spiritual exploration. Mary Lee leads retreats and tours to places like Europe, South America, and SE Asia. Beginning in the late 1960's with studies in Tarot and Astrology, Mary Lee continued her pursuit of the spiritual with intense training from the Celtic/Druidic perspective, moving into hypnotherapy as a means to bring this work to the greater population. She followed up with a doctorate in behavioral psychology, and certifications in NLP, Reiki, Gestalt, EFT, and Applied Kinesiology. She was named among the Top 100 Thought Leaders of 2007 by Personal Excellence magazine, and maintains a private practice in Bellevue, WA.

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