How do you know when you are on the right path toward achieving your life purpose?
This is a question I have been trying to answer for years. Finally, I have a received a clear example to share with you.
How Do You Know?
We have heard that Spirit will show you whether you are on the right path with signs. These signs are unique for you and delivered in a way that makes them apparent. Some delivery methods might be:
- A meaningful song comes over the car radio.
- An animal exhibits memorable behavior right in front of you.
- Someone you’ve never met starts a conversation like you’re an old friend.
- Clouds form an unmistakable animal shape.
I used these examples because they happened to me. I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comment section below.
Here is My Example
Relationships are essential in my life and how I will positively impact the world. So, it isn’t surprising that my example involves someone seeking me out. I’m using a pseudonym for this person. Let’s call him Charlie.
The Chance Encounter
I’m watering a newly planted flowerbed in my front yard on a sunny early summer afternoon. A young man in a red pickup truck pulls into my driveway, gets out, and comes toward me with a big smile. I’m intrigued.
“Hi. I’m Charlie, and I noticed that your lawn needs mowing. This week I graduate from high school, and I’m looking for customers for my mowing business to earn money for college and wonder if you are interested.”
This young man’s personality immediately draws me in. Unfortunately, I have someone who currently mows my yard. Charlie and I exchanged phone numbers after I explained that I might need his services if my current yardman doesn’t work out.
He Reaches Out Again
After a few weeks, Charlie texted me.
“Hi, this is Charlie. I stopped by a while ago asking about your yard. I just drove by, and it looked a little high. Do you need it mowed?”
Immediately, I knew Charlie should start mowing my yard. I felt warm in my chest, like my body was telling me, “Yes!”
There Was More, A Lot More
Before Charlie reached out the second time, I realized he was a suicide survivor like me.
Each week I meet him by his equipment trailer for a quick conversation. It’s easy to talk to him with the soil beneath our feet. This grounding effect in the pure country air creates a safe place for Charlie to talk about the events of his brother’s suicide.
Eventually, he starts talking about his parents and their grief.
And I realize my question, “How do you know?” has been answered. Charlie has shown me through his ease with me that I am in the right place. Embracing grief coaching is another step toward living my life purpose.
Coaching is Just a Conversation
Allowing Charlie to voice his thoughts and feelings is the beginning of healing his grief wounds. And when both the client and the coach feel at ease, it’s almost magic.
If you feel connected to the grief coaching process, let’s start a conversation by email at: Dawn@dawnlaurenanderson.com
Take your first step toward healing your grief wounds.