Have You Ever Asked Yourself this Question?

Trail Sign (photo by Heather)

For the past several months I have been Deep Soul Diving into the Akashic Records with many remarkable individuals. This has been very exciting as well as informative: highlighting for me where individuals are challenged, asking questions and seeking clarity.

A question I often hear during an Akashic Records session is, “Am I living my Soul’s purpose?” This question makes perfect sense (especially when you are accessing soul level consciousness), but what I have noticed is that the question itself does not give us a lot of juice. What is energetically palpable is when we dig in and ask questions about the specifics of a person’s life. It is the difference between window shopping versus entering the store and really figuring out what you want.

When I am in the Akashic Records with an individual, the juiciest places are in the details of one’s life and especially the current places where there is struggle. The parts of your life that feel “tough” or “difficult” are like “trail markers” for the Soul. And, as someone who loves to explore and write about signs, I wanted to share some common trail makers I have been uncovering in these sessions that help point to whether you are living your Soul’s Purpose or Calling.

The question, “Am I living my Soul’s Calling?” tends to come up when things feel amiss (when things are flowing, we don’t tend to ask about it!) And this makes sense. Living your Soul’s purpose is very much about your participation in the world (few of us have the calling to go meditate in the mountains.) Your “calling” will have a nourishing feeling, may be quite practical and will have a unique “just right” fit for you.

The following are what I have found to be “trail markers” for being on and off the path of your Soul.

Off your path / Not living your Soul’s Calling

Between Stacks of Books

  • You are doing a job that does not fulfill you
  • Nagging feeling that there must be more to life
  • Lack of motivation
  • Feel depleted and depressed
  • Feel overwhelmed on how to make a difference
  • Confused about how to reconnect to what matters most to you.
  • Dissatisfied in your core relationship(s)

On your path / living your Soul’s Calling


  • Feel sourced from within
  • At the end of the day you feel a sense of meaning and that you have made a difference
  • You feel great about your relationships and how you are living your life
  • You feel in alignment and integrity with how you make a living
  • You feel part of the solution
  • You are empowered and challenged to be your best self
  • Your relationship to yourself and to those in your life is fed and nourished by your own sense of satisfaction
  • You feel that you are building something that can have a legacy in the world
  • You feel creative and inspired because you have a sense of connection to something “bigger” than you.

It is through your day-to-day navigation of life that your Soul’s purpose emerges. And the great news is when you can bring the struggle to the light of consciousness it is both healing and transformational.

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Finding Your Own North Star

Sun and leaves

“I’ve been privileged to watch many people discover their own North Stars–and it always is a discovery, an “uncovering,” rather than a creation [out of nothing]. Even people who have never experienced much happiness, who have been plagued since birth by confusion, injustice, and pain, know exactly what set of conditions will allow them to fulfill their potential while creating the greatest positive impact on the world. I guarantee that you have a similar image inside you.”
~Martha Beck, “Finding Your Own North Star”

For the past several months I have been Deep Soul Diving into the Akashic Records in private 1:1 sessions with a variety of wonderful individuals. What I’ve experienced again and again in these consultations, is that when we hit on a deep and resonant “truth” for someone, it has an enlivening energy to it. It feels good and full of life. This truth-filled energy sometimes feels like a quickening and other times it literally moves me to tears.

The experience never fails to amaze me. It also reminds me that each of us has a unique, soul-filled path to walk. What is truth for you may not be my truth. And what is exact guidance for one client, is never a blueprint for another. What I do know is that discovering your Truth can swing opens new doors and lead to a path of healing and much needed growth.

The following are some indicators to help you find your own North Star (vs. hanging out in the weaker shallows of life).

Finding Your Own North Star 101

Living inside of you are two different “selves”: a social self and an essential self. The social self is shaped by cultural norms and expectations. It is confused about what is actually “truth” for you, and hangs out in the shallower end of life, working hard to fit in and avoid bad stuff from happening. The essential self is the deeper part of yourself that was formed before you were born and is on a longer, soul-led journey. It is the core of your personality and it is what signals you when you are moving towards your North Star.

The following are two lists to help you clarify the very different languages of your social vs. essential selves.

Behaviors of the Social Self are…

  • Avoidance based
  • Conforming
  • Imitative
  • Predictable
  • Planned
  • Hardworking

Behaviors of the Essential Self are…

  • Attraction based
  • Unique
  • Inventive
  • Surprising
  • Spontaneous
  • Playful

Following the essential self is simple but not easy. You will know you are on track when you feel energized in natural and authentic ways. As you trust this essential part of yourself more and more, it will become the mapmaker of your joyful and well-lived life.

If you’d like to read more about how your essential self signals when you are on and off track, please access my free guidebook, 7 Signs Your Life is Off Track.

A Finger Labyrinth Self-Discovery Tool (Free Download)

{A finger labyrinth patterned after the walking labyrinth in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France}

This week, I had the opportunity to speak to a local Women’s Association about “Life Coaching.” Rather than talking about coaching (blah), I wanted to share an interactive exercise (fun). So I printed out this finger labyrinth and used it for the following self-discovery exercise.

Step 1. Write down a problem or life situation that you are not happy with.

Step 2. Answer the following, “When it comes to this problem or situation, I think I should…”

Step 3. Release this problem or situation for now and “walk” the labyrinth by tracing the path with a finger of your non-dominant hand. As you trace the labyrinth, go slowly. This is a meditation and not a race. The path will guide you to the center of the labyrinth, pause when you get there, and then trace your way back out.

Step 4. Now imagine that a wiser and more connected part of yourself it talking to the part of yourself that has this problem or life situation. What would she say? Write down your answer.

You’ll know you’ve received a wiser and more connected answer if your body relaxes. Keep in mind that the answer may be simple, like “don’t worry, let things unfold.”

Labyrinths provide safe containers for shedding the burdens of our past, give comfort to the aching heart and solace to the weary soul.
~Lauren Artress, Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice

If you take yourself through the French Finger Labyrinth exercise, let me know what you discover.

{The Cathedral floor version.}