Cultivating Your Life Purpose
As the offerings of Wild Sacredness begin to unfold your purpose and personal power, it’s completely natural to want to share these gifts. We’re not alone on this earth—we affect one another deeply, starting with our families and friends, reaching out to our local communities, then to the regional, national and global level.
Now more than ever before, through technology, we can impact our surroundings quickly and profoundly. So it’s time to step up and make a difference!
As you step into authentic, intentional living, everyone gains. The effect of each person becoming more ‘alive’ spreads spontaneously, and others are inspired to follow your lead. The rewards of sharing your gifts continue to compound, developing stronger, more creative and successful communities.
But getting there can be daunting! Pushing yourself into unknown territory can be edgy, scary—you’re raising yourself to an elevated platform of power and presence, and it can make you feel vulnerable. In Wild Sacredness, we take it step by step.
1. Clarify your Purpose
Getting clear on your mission is the first step. Perhaps you really don’t know what you want to do, or maybe you’ve always had an inkling but some fear is holding you back from moving toward your purpose. Many fears can crop up—what if I’m not good enough to achieve it… it has to be the right time or it won’t work…I need to do (x,y,z…) before I’ll allow myself to go for it—and sometimes these obstacles are so great they obscure the vision itself!
Our tools for gaining clarity include the Day Walk, journaling exercises, and exploring your thoughts through focused quiet time or speaking with friends. One of our most powerful offerings for getting clear on your purpose is the Sacred Vision Quest, a rare opportunity to reconnect with your essence, the part of your spirit that intuitively knows what you came here to do.
2. Nurture your Vision
Meaningful achievements don’t happen overnight—they begin as a small seed of imagination, and with care and nurturing grow gradually into something of real value.
Without continued vigilance, your great idea might slip away or get smothered by the many tasks required for daily living. We show you how to keep the incubator warm so things will hatch! Tools include creating visual reminders you’ll see every day, creating a vision book and keeping a journal, and marking a special place in your home that holds reminders of your commitment to your goal. We’ll show you how to encourage thinking that will support the manifestation of your gifts, and how to take quiet time to expose yourself to more expansive awareness. You’ll learn how to “try on your purpose” to see if fits you—by engaging with people in your community who are doing the thing you might be drawn to.
3. Live your Life Purpose
Every desired achievement needs practical steps to bring it into fruition. We’ll show you how to make an action plan, for immediate little steps as well as development of the larger picture. We’ll help you chart your own map—by x many years, I want to have accomplished this—and work backward from there to break it down into timely pieces. We’ll show you how to set up accountability measures, to make sure things get done.
Finally, you’ll watch as your energies translate into solid, meaningful accomplishments that bring you fulfillment like nothing else can!
For a taste of these exercises, order the booklet Embracing Community: Living an Inspired Life featured on the previous page.
"If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose."
BISHOP TD JAKES
What is a Sacred Vision Quest?A vision quest is a sacred and deeply spiritual journey, often regarded as an initiation or rite of passage. While it is commonly associated with Native American traditions, similar practices exist in various cultures worldwide. During a vision quest, an individual embarks on a personal and solitary quest into the wilderness. After this profound experience, the initiate returns to their community to share the wisdom and insights gained, approaching life with a renewed sense of purpose and a heightened connection to their inner self. Visions experienced during a quest can vary greatly, as the journey is highly individual and influenced by each person's emotional, spiritual, and physical characteristics. While distinct indigenous tribes may have their own unique ceremonies, categorizing them all as "vision quests" implies the presence of certain shared elements. These typically include solitude, extended periods spent alone in nature, fasting, and the pursuit of cognizing one’s life purpose through connecting with both the material and non-material worlds.
What is Tantra?Tantra is a profound spiritual tradition of awakening and enlightenment. It originated in India more than 5,000 years ago, but its relevance to our society today is truly significant. In Sanskrit, the word tantra means “woven together”: it offers systematic techniques and practices that “weave” the physical with the spiritual, leading to the most sublime experience of love and unity. Wild Intimacy will teach you basic, foundational tools—such as sensual touch and erotic kissing—to enliven true intimacy and sexual pleasure by inviting sacred energy into your relationship. In the Art of Tantra, you will learn to extend and deepen your lovemaking using secrets of the Tantric masters from thousands of years ago—such as conscious breathwork and sacred massage. A Sacred Tantric Awakening session allows you to experience the bliss and healing power of Tantra, removing any blocks to full enjoyment of your divine sexuality.
What are some steps I will take to cultivate my life purpose?• Discover your core values/find your bliss. The initial stage in cultivating your life purpose involves recognizing the things that hold profound significance to you. These are your personal values, motivations, and activities that bring you bliss. Take time to contemplate them and put them in writing. • Take a break. After you've defined your core values, the next step is to discover ways to integrate them into various situations. • Reflect and rethink. When faced with a difficult situation, changing how you perceive it through the context of your purpose can be transformative. Even minor irritations and everyday inconveniences can serve as opportunities to refine this skill, preparing you to navigate life's more significant challenges. • Act in alignment with your purpose. Be a role model. At times, the seemingly overwhelming global issues can leave us feeling powerless. When you find yourself engrossed in analyzing the world's challenges, contemplate how you can set an example through your actions. Remember that your life purpose is not static and may evolve as you grow and learn. It's a process of self-discovery, and the path may be winding, but the journey itself can be incredibly rewarding. Be open to the possibilities, stay true to your values, and follow your heart to find and begin to manifest your purpose for being here.