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Divine Wisdom From Michele Livigston

by Michele Livingston

Dear Michele,

I need some Divine Wisdom about what I’m supposed to be doing with my life! Right now I’m a nurse and enjoy comforting people, but feel un-fulfilled. I’m a Reiki Master as well and use spiritual concepts in my profession. But the confining routine of working at the hospital is frustrating for me and I feel that there should be something more for me this lifetime. How do I know if I’m on the right track with my mission?

Thank you,


Hi Doris,

First, in the bigger scheme of things the earth plane is a training ground for soul advancement. We are here to work in unison, to help raise the spiritual consciousness of humanity. Con-sciousness means "awareness." In this new millennium, there are many light workers and healers on the earth plane who are trying to awaken the sleeping masses (the spiritually unaware).

In order to help enlighten humanity and make the world a better place, souls choose a life theme before birth. Souls bring certain talents with them when they incarnate into the physical body, but these talents can be further enhanced through experience and dedication

Your soul purpose lies in what your soul agreed to accomplish before your birth. Understanding our soul’s purpose is instrumental to understanding ourselves. Our souls are ever-evolving and progressing. We learn lessons and retain experiences from each earthly incarnation we experience. Before birth, our soul designates a specific virtue to be aware of or to learn through life. It could be patience, tolerance, humility or unconditional love for example. If we are here to learn patience, then our patience will be tried and tested. The same can be said for tolerance, or love, or whatever other virtue is chosen. That is why every person is different and why some struggle with an issue that comes so easily to another. Each life has a recurring theme or pattern that emerges. This process acts as a catalyst to present opportunities for the soul to evolve.

To expedite the learning progression we sometimes unconsciously choose jobs or careers that aid in mastering the virtue we incarnated to master. For example, it takes patience to serve as a nurse, teacher, counselor, psychologist or therapist. If self-discipline is the chosen virtue, serving in the military, becoming a nun or priest, or even being a professional athlete would fulfill that purpose. Careers like that illustrate a soul serving humanity.

At the opposite end of the spectrum lies the other purpose that some souls incarnate to master—creativity. These individuals provide joy and enlightenment to others through creative means. Souls partaking in this endeavor seek outlets though music, art, writing, and communication, to name a few. Their spark is guided by and encouraged through the Creator, who is within us, and who inspires these souls to share beauty with others through creative energy. These individuals are here to be independent and self-expressive. In summation, we are here to do one of two things–serve humanity or express ourselves through creativity.

Are you here to learn a virtue or purpose through a service position or by self expressive means? You should love your career about 90 percent of the time. If you don’t, you aren’t doing what your soul came here to do. To better understand your soul’s purpose, consider the following: if you are here to serve, you may work under a higher authority of church, state, government, corporations or administrations. Individuals that fall within this realm are often: waitresses, executives, clerks, teachers, ministers, politicians, policemen, attorneys, professors, doctors, managers, or secretaries, to list a few.

If your soul is here to express itself, you need a lifestyle that encourages independence. A defining characteristic of these individuals is their "free spirit." People who choose this mission are social creatures, and many excel as entrepreneurs. Some examples are: travel agents, fashion designers, actors, restaurant owners, real estate agents, journalists, consultants, beauticians, massage therapists, landscapers, architects, decorators, computer animators, and of course anything to do with the arts, music and theater in general.

Before making any decisions, soul search and capture your personal essence. Focus. Think about what you are gifted at naturally, what brings you fulfillment, and what you once dreamed of becoming. Clear your mind and really allow yourself the opportunity to answer honestly. Don’t allow thoughts of stability, financial security, or other people influence your answers or interrupt your motivation. Apply the following exercise and affirmation once you’ve given this adequate consideration and have a solid understanding of self.

On a blank sheet of paper write your full given name at the top and then this:

I call upon my divine guides, angels and the Creator to show me my true soul purpose, the virtue I need to be aware of, and my true mission for this lifetime.

Fold the paper in-half vertically. On the left side list several things you love to do and see how those things correlate with your current life and career. On the right column make a list of the things you’re good at doing—skills, talents, good qualities and successes. Herein lies the key to why you are here, and your soul purpose. When you do the work you love and are meant to do, you also learn or become aware of the virtues you need to master.

Digest the information and complete the process by asking for help. Say a prayer to the Creator for opportunities that will incorporate the items on your list. You may start to realize things that you haven’t been privy to before, and now suddenly direct you to a new place. Answers and options will begin to present themselves and the perfect vocation will ultimately be revealed.

The crux of your journey is not about fame, wealth or recognition; although there is nothing wrong with these conditions, your purpose should be to learn important lessons and enrich the lives of others. The true purpose of life is to know and respect yourself, love and care for others and serve the Higher Power, whatever you perceive he/she to be.

In summation, you will find that your purpose on your daily walk, regardless of your occupation, is to try to be conscious of your thoughts, intentions and emotions and to learn from each moment. Think in terms of touching another daily in some simple way – with a smile, a kind deed or an inspiring word. Whatever your position in life, these good works can be achieved. Respect your own gifts and talents, and use them wisely for the glory of the Creator.

Readers can prearrange one-on-one phone sessions or in person readings with Michele. She also presents "Messages from Beyond" seminars throughout the northeastern USA, and she has authored five books that are available on-line at her website or by calling 717-737-3888.

In this column she answers questions from selected readers about angels, loved ones who have passed, spirit guides and many other interesting subjects. Only first names are used in this column to protect the privacy of clients. All questions submitted may be used at Michele’s discretion for inclusion in this column and other publications by Michele Livingston. Questions may be sent to Michele at Divine Inspirations, P.O. Box 383, Camp Hill, PA 17001 or e-mailed to Michele@MicheleLivingston.com . To learn more about Michele and her work, please visit her web site at www.MicheleLivingston.com.

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