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Welcome to Day 19 of the 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse. Uncovering your soul's purpose is not always the easiest task. Throughout your life, you've been influenced by what you have done in the past, what you have been told you can and cannot do and what your present circumstances seem to dictate. To reveal the gifts that lie beneath the surface of your heart's greatest desires, you can now invoke the next agent of change called purpose.
If you look to your past or even your present to see why you are here or what your purpose is, you may get stuck in a limited view of yourself. Instead, look beyond your years here on earth, reconnect with the divine, and bring forth your soul's legacy into the present moment.
You can satisfy your soul's mission by committing to leaving something behind on this planet that will make a difference to those who come after you. Imagine that your life's efforts serve as a mark of God and that the only way the divine is seen, heard or expressed is through the legacy you leave behind. The yearning to make a difference is your need to express your purpose and derive meaning from your time on earth.
Although at this moment you may be unaware of your longing to leave a legacy, your legacy is your birthright, your imprint and a purpose worth getting up for each morning. Your soul has an innate desire to leave its mark, and it is calling you, unceasingly, toward its fulfillment. I am excited to support you today in listening for and heeding that call.
You are the only one who can leave your unique legacy. This is an act of service that is an expression of your soul—a gift from your soul. Begin today to devote time to exploring and clarifying the details of your legacy. Sit down with you journal and begin a timeline that will be another key step in drawing your legacy out of the creative incubator of your heart and into the arms of the world. Commit to spending 60 minutes each week on your legacy. Put it in your calendar. And if you can't do 60 minutes, commit to doing 30 minutes. You will soon start to see powerful evidence that it's taking shape.
Your Outer Goal: Fueled by your soul's purpose, what action will you take today that will bring you one step closer to your desired goal?
Your Inner Goal: Allowing yourself to be fully guided and inspired by your purpose today, what step can you take that will unleash the feeling you most desire?
Soul Food: It's safe to share my gifts with the world.
Debbie Ford is the national best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, The Secret of the Shadow, Spiritual Divorce, The Right Questions, The Best Year of Your Life and Why Good People Do Bad Things. Her new book is The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse (Harper Collins). She conducts workshops across the country. She lives in California with her family.
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Published on December 03, 2009