Staying focused on the path of purpose
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on May 30, 2017

Jobs drain energy.  “Your work” fuels passion.

Whether dictated by ancient wisdom or mainstream psychology, the highest state of consciousness is self-actualization.  That’s when you realize your golden spiritual purpose.

If your work is not guided by higher intentions, you will be led by your impulses to gratify your senses.  Even worse, your toil will bite you in the ass with burnout, resentment and bitterness.

You’ll know when you arrive at your work.  All unnecessary activity, all the leaking of energy, dissipates, and you are hyper focused. Every day becomes an adventure on the path of purpose. Your life steps to a new plateau of balance and knowing, a connection to all that is.  Why?  Because you know how you serve, how you are a wave in the ocean as well as the ocean. You exist in your flow.

This path is not without its pitfalls.

According to Ray Sette, astrologer who does readings with Mystical Moon in Fort Myers, these are challenging times.  People who live their spiritual purposes are lightworkers, and their lives forever endeavor to elevate all to a place of positivity, to empower others as they live their own spiritual purposes. Visit his website:

“The one empowering the others is creating a ripple effect to destroy the dark forces, and so the dark energy will attempt to distract you.  It is so important to stay the course,” Sette said.

So what do you do to stay on the path of purpose?

Step One: Fire up the morning.

Add Kapalabhati breathing to your morning routine.  Also known as “Breath of Fire,” this pranayama energizes the body and activates the will center of the third chakra.

After meditation, sit and relax the belly.  Force a quick exhale by snapping the belly inward.  The inhale will happen automatically when you relax.  Start with 50 quick breaths, and add an additional 50 each day until you can complete 700 rounds each morning.  It doesn’t take as long as you might think.

Step Two: Periodically, remove yourself from the preoccupations of the senses to calm the wild horses. Observe practices of fasting and celibacy.  Commit to being in nature for several hours a week.  Join retreats. Unplug for a day. Be silent.

So what if you don’t know what your purpose is?  What if you are spinning your wheels?

This means you don’t yet Know Thyself.

You can muddy your waters as much as you like.  You know what you need to do.  Do you see steps one and two? Repeat.