With purpose comes clarity.
It is week 24 of the Master Key Mastermind Alliance class and commencement is this weekend. In the past, I would have thought of this as graduation or the ending of class, however, having started my very own Hero’s Journey, I see it for what it truly is: A beginning.
I’ve done a lot of personal development over the years but still found myself searching. It’s like no matter what I did or learned or practiced, I was still missing the master key to life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a beautiful life thus far, however there was this angst, this unrest, this questioning, this…. searching.
Who knew that all along what I was searching for was me. Lori.
I was searching and waiting for ME to wake up, show up and BE the hero in my own life.
And in becoming the hero, I found purpose. I found clarity.
Back in October, I discovered Good Habits, Purpose, and Pivotal Needs. Clarity!
My personal pivotal needs (PPN) are Autonomy and True Health.
If you’ve known me for a while, then you’re probably thinking “Sure. True Health. That makes sense.” I’ve been an athlete all my life. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation. I took Kinesiology classes. I’m a wellness coach and a sports nutritionist. I strive to live the healthiest life possible. It’s in my blood. It’s who I am.
And if I look back, there were many experiences and interactions that pointed me toward true health and healing. While I was working at Syracuse University and contemplating graduate work, my first choice was nutrition. But since I was working at the School of Information Studies, I ended up in the Information Systems & Telecommunications Management program and then pursued a path into web development. This was a slight detour, but one absolutely worth taking as it led me to meeting my husband, along with one of my best friends, at Bard College.
Another time I had the chance to speak with a prophet. He told me that he saw me in a healing ministry. A big one. Like, Joyce Meyers big. Yeah. That one still scares me a lot. (But alas, fear and excitement are the same thing, right Davene?)
So true health makes sense, but what’s up with Autonomy?
Autonomy can be defined as self-governing or freedom from external control or influence; independence. Two of my favorite words are wrapped up in this definition: Freedom and Independence.
This may make you laugh, but when I turned 18 and registered to vote, I registered as Independent because I liked the word. Independent was what I wanted to be!
Years later, as I left an abusive relationship, it was freedom I was seeking and ironically, it came right around Independence Day, my favorite holiday.
What I wanted at so many crossroad of my life was freedom. Freedom in my body…. From feelings of guilt and shame…. To simply be me. Unapologetically. Unashamed. Real. Raw. Freedom to just be.
Another interesting fact? The network marketing company I’ve been partnering with since 2009 has a mission to “To impact world health and free people from physical and financial pain…”
Again, it points me right to true health and freedom! Clarity!
Passion and Purpose bring Clarity
As I have embraced these two PPN’s of health and autonomy over the past 24 weeks, my definite major purpose (DMP) emerged. Clarity!
My purpose is to inspire people to live a life of true health, love, laughter and FREEDOM!
And once I discovered, declared, and owned that, the “how” became crystal clear. With purpose comes clarity.
Through my writing, speaking and coaching.
My ex-husband once told me, as I was switching jobs yet again, “You don’t want to work. You don’t want a job.” I remember feeling defensive, thinking he was calling me lazy. The truth is, he was right. I didn’t want a job or the traditional 9 to 5 office routine.
I wanted, and want, to be self employed. I crave autonomy and the freedom to be my own boss and make my own schedule. Dance to my own beat.
And those feelings – the negative ones I used to have like guilt and shame? FREEDOM! Not only do I know that my thoughts control my feelings, but also I have tools to keep my thoughts and feelings positive. I have the ability and responsibility to change them if they turn negative. As my positive thoughts increase, I feel AMAZING! As I feel amazing, my vibration improves and I attract really wonderful people and opportunities into my life.
Will you answer the call?
There have been so many powerful and empowering tools that I received as gifts from this course, not the least of which was a strengthening and reinforcing of my faith and all things I believe to be true. (You can read back through my Master Key Journey blog for examples.) The best thing is that as I look forward to commencement it is with the compass and with ENTHUSIASM for the days, weeks, months and seasons to come, as my DMP continues to unfold.
- As I think, feel, focus, imagine and visualize, so it is to be.
- I can be what I will to be.
- Do it NOW!
- I promise to manifest true health and autonomy.
- I always keep my promises.
With love, kindness and gratitude,
Lori Ann King