A few weeks ago, I was in the midst of saying goodbye to my business, as I had known it. It wasn’t the first time my business went through an evolution, but it felt different this time. I had to burn it to the ground to allow the soul of my business to rest and be reborn as something completely different.
As I was preparing for a sacred ceremony to do just that, there was a clear and consistent message that kept coming through for days:
What if you have already completed your life’s purpose? What if you have already left behind your legacy? What if now, your only responsibility is to simply enjoy life?
This confused me at first. Surely, my life’s purpose wasn’t complete because I was still alive… Right?
I sat with this message and allowed myself to truly feel it and truly believe it rather than try to make sense of it.
You know that feeling when you’re working diligently towards a deadline and find yourself finishing a day or two earlier than you expected?
Suddenly, you have all this delicious time to relax and nap and watch TV and go to the beach and bask in the glory of a job well done.
When I allowed myself to receive this message as Truth, my life instantly felt like that… times 10.
All around me, I could see opportunities for more joy, more fulfillment, and so much more fun. I could also see things that I was simply tolerating or settling for because I thought it was what I needed to do to work towards my purpose. I realized then how much I was still buying into the need to make sacrifices to fulfill my purpose and do my life’s work.
As I shared this new awareness with people, some were confused. “So what is your legacy? What was your life’s purpose?”
Their questions were ones I had asked and received answers to:
I don’t know what my legacy is. My life’s purpose might have been my business, or maybe it was a conversation I had with a client about learning from pleasure. It could be a question I asked in a podcast episode that quantum leaped a complete stranger into a new reality, one where her work will now improve millions of lives.
The thing is, it doesn’t matter what our purpose is.
It only matters that we live our lives fully, with delight and pleasure and a fierce commitment to our truest soul expression.
And yeah, maybe I haven’t actually completed my purpose yet, but if that’s the case, it’s only because I need to really integrate this new reality – I need to make “enjoy life” my only to do list item every single day.
It’s liberating and energizing, and I’ve never been happier to be alive.
So I invite you to consider this for yourself.
What changes for you if you’ve already left behind your legacy? If nothing matters from now on except for enjoying your life and really living it, what does that mean for you?
Does it mean setting aside your work, or diving into it with greater abandon? Does it mean letting go of your morning ritual, or starting every day with a Kundalini meditation?
I’d love to hear what comes up for you in the comments!