The question I seem to get most often these days is: “Andrea, I have a huge vision of my purpose in this lifetime. But I don’t know how to get there! Where do I even start?”
Highly conscious seekers everywhere are feeling the discomfort of what I call “the gap.” It’s the gap between who you are as an incredibly Divine, abundantly gifted spiritual Being … and the actual practical application of your Divine purpose into your human experience.
It’s possible to develop your consciousness to a very high level through spiritual development practice. Meditation, healing work, the conscious application of the Law of Attraction – all of these give you insight to your Divine nature and your purpose. You become inspired with a vision of how much you are truly capable. You may have a dream of how you’d love to serve the world and make a living. But if you have not yet acted on that vision and begun doing your purpose through your work in the world, you may find yourself increasingly uncomfortable … because your actual, physical reality is nowhere close to that vision! And through your continued spiritual development work, your vision just seems to get bigger!
The pressure of the gap between where you are right now and the vision of your purpose can weigh heavily on you. It might be discouraging to think of how far you’d have to come, how much you’d have to accomplish, in order to truly live your purpose. And so you might go into “seeker mode.” You look for the modality, the training program, the manifesting method that will get you “there” – preferably quickly! And if you can’t see how one path or another could possibly lead to your grand vision, you continue looking and searching and seeking. In the meantime, you get more and more uncomfortable.
I know only one way to step out of the discomfort of the gap.
Pick a path – any path! The truth is, the quickest way to get to the grandest vision of your purpose is to simply take the next available step. Even if you’re not sure how that one step will lead you to the road you wish to travel, you are still going to get a LOT closer than if you’re standing still.
We are not here to “know” exactly how to live our purpose. We are here to EXPERIENCE ourselves in the unfolding of our Divinity into our humanity. Knowing how to do so comes out of the experience of the journey. Every step on any path teaches us more about how to live our purpose. In each step, we discover how to align – or how not to align – to our most Divine selves.
Trying to figure out the path before taking a single step means short-changing ourselves of this discovery process … and the gap grows, as does the discomfort.
The first baby step you take is going to seem dissatisfying compared to the grand vision of your Divine purpose. That’s okay – it will still take you closer than where you are right now. The second step will be more satisfying, and easier to take. The third step will have you feeling braver, more sure of yourself. Each step becomes more satisfying.
None of this happens without that first step.
If you’re in the discomfort of the gap – just start.