One of the most frequently asked questions when I do readings for clients is “Why did I come here? What is my life purpose? Why did I incarnate?”
People don’t come to Earth with a purpose, they come with an intention. To use an analogy, you decide to go to Disneyland with the intention of going on the Matterhorn or the Teacups, but when you arrive you may or may not decide to actually go on those rides, and that’s okay.
But you do set some intentions before you incarnate. Your intention might be to bring peace to people who are suffering, or to contribute to the field of cancer research, or to climb every tall mountain you can find, or to spend time with loved ones in this physicality.
Whatever your intention, it’s hard-wired into your spiritual DNA. You may not remember your intention outright, but it’s locked away in the vault of your mind and it can be unlocked and remembered.
Here are some methods you can use to determine why you incarnated:
What Excites You?
Your life intention should excite you, so ask yourself what really gets you excited?
Is it spending weekends practicing for your next climb? Is it reading scientific papers and journals related to cancer research? Is it engaging in community events and meeting new people?
What floats your boat? What do you eagerly pursue when you have free time?
Make a list of what excites you and examine it for clues.
And yes, a life intention can be something as simple as having a goal to ride every roller coaster on the planet. People come here for a multitude of reasons. Some are grand like curing cancer and some are just super fun.
What Breaks Your Heart?
Another clue to your raison d’être (reason for being) is to ask yourself what breaks your heart.
Is it the plight of endangered animals? Is it seeing children in poverty? Is it deforestation?
Whatever breaks your heart calls to your soul. If you can identify what tugs at your heart strings you’ll have a good idea of why you may have incarnated.
Engaging in helping to fix something you feel is broken will be very fulfilling to you on a soul level.
What Patterns Keep Emerging?
Look for patterns in your life.
Are you the one always asked to speak at events? Are you the person people go to when they have emotional problems? Are you the person who just always seems to come upon the scene of an accident?
Your spirit guides are behind the scenes nudging your life in the direction of your intention. If you look at the things that keep happening to you, you may find a clue there about why you wanted to be here.
What Do You Dream About Doing?
Maybe there’s something big in the back of your mind but you don’t think you’re capable of doing it. That’s a clue to your life intention as well.
“I’ve always wanted to be a motivational speaker, but I doubt anyone will listen to me.”
“I’ve always wanted to open my own bakery, but I have no idea how to start a business.”
“I would love to open an animal sanctuary, but I don’t have the funds and would need donations.”
Your life dreams matter. What if your entire life intention was to come here and do something big but you were too afraid to pursue it? That could lead to some regret or lack of fulfillment.
Identify your biggest dreams. You don’t have to figure out right away how you’re going to accomplish those dreams, but you must at least identify them. Once you do, you may notice that resources, people, and ideas start coming your way. You’ve got to at least open the door and acknowledge those dreams exist.
Ask for Insight
You can ask your spirit guides or higher self why you incarnated. If you can’t speak to them directly with confidence, you can book a session with me and I will tune in for you and find out why you came here.
Knowing the reason you came here helps you with joy and fulfillment. Your guides will also give you ideas about how to move towards your life intentions.
People also want to know if they had just one intention in incarnating or multiple. I’ve seen both. Sometimes you have one main reason you came here, and sometimes there was more than one thing you wanted to experience or do.
Once you remember your intention, you can focus on achieving it, or you can make a conscious decision to let it go. You don’t have to do what you came here to do. There is zero judgment if you change your mind.
But first, you have to remember why you wanted to be here.