One of the most frequent questions people ask me during readings is “What is my life purpose? What career am I supposed to have?”
This presupposes that your life purpose and career are the same, or closely tied together. But often they are not.
First of all, remember that you do not incarnate with a life purpose; you incarnate with a life intention.
Your higher self made the decision to reincarnate to experience something that physicality has to offer.
Maybe you wanted to explore love and compassion. Maybe you wanted to make a difference in the living conditions of those in third-world countries. Maybe your intention was to explore sexuality. Maybe you wanted to experience power and control.
But these are only intentions. Once you get here, due to free will, you may decide to throw that intention out of the water and do something else with your physical life.
And that’s totally okay. You’re allowed to do that and people do it all the time.
But let’s say you’ve tapped into your life intention and you are happily experiencing what your higher self intended for you to experience.
That doesn’t mean it has to be your career.
You can be an investment banker by day and on evenings and weekends you volunteer with Habitat for Humanity because your life intention was not to be an investment banker but to help those who aren’t in a position to help themselves.
You might be a waitress during the day and a dominatrix at night because your intention was to explore all manner of human sexuality.
Your career path is what you to do earn money, to keep a roof over your head and food in your belly. It might be a very practical path you are taking that has nothing to do with your life intention.
Or you might choose to make your life intention your career. Perhaps your life intention was to be a voice for people who can’t speak up for themselves, so you become an attorney and fight for the little guy.
The point is that if you inextricably tie your career path to your life intention you may run into dead ends and be frustrated that you can’t find a way to earn money that also satisfies your life intention.
My recommendation is that you first identify your life intention and then ask yourself if you can build a career on that. If not, pick a career path that satisfies your earthly needs, and work your life intention on the side.
Over time, you may indeed find a way to work your life intention into a paid career, but it is not a requirement to fulfill your life plan.