February 15

Purpose & Magic

February 15, 2016

Before I left my corporate career to start this company,

I had a very specific job title I was after. I met with many people already doing the work. I rewrote my resume with this target in mind and for a while, my LinkedIn profile was a sales pitch for this role.

This week I found this position open at a Seattle company I’ve grown to love and admire during my research.

I contacted a friend who’s connected with someone there to see if could get a personal introduction. This weekend I sent over a resume and cover letter, newly refreshed and targeted to a friend for review.

Does this mean I’m giving up on the business I started?

Absolutely not.

So why the sudden change in direction? It’s simple. I don’t see it as a change in direction.

I set out on a mission when I started my company to find my purpose and place in this world. It’s one of the reasons my company name is Your Life Map.

At the time, I didn’t know why I was here. I couldn’t make sense of the collective of my life looking backward and I had a hard time understanding the path I’d been on and why it mattered.

I knew only two things: that I was miserable and that I wanted to change it.

So I took massive action to change it: quit my corporate gig, went to school, studied whomever I chose uninhibitedly. Bit by bit, the whole of my purpose started to make sense.

For the last 20 days I’ve been posting on Facebook about my “Experiment in Magic”.  

Functioning under the premise that what you focus on expands, the core purpose of the experiment is to document the coincidences (or as I prefer, synchronicity) that I encounter in everyday life.

I don’t think coincidences are truly coincidence. I think that coincidences are the universe’s way of giving us what we ask for. I also believe in divine timing, déjà vu and a universal consciousness that has many names-the most mainstream is God.

It’s through my experiment that I believe I’ve finally reached the first layer of awareness on my purpose and I have to tell you it feels absolutely fantastic.

I’ve shed a large layer of fear that has blanketed me for some time. I was lost in panic about showing up fully in this world for fear what others would think. If this and my last article are any indication – that fear is gone.

So why the job application?

Because I can’t just sit idly by and wait for things to happen. My responsibility in this life is two-fold: to notice and to take action.

I now know my purpose; I’m an insight strategist. I use my talents, strengths and universal gifts to help people and companies look inside to find the solution to their biggest problems.

I love people and I see how miserable a lot of them are at work. I have this visual image of me plucking people out of their cubes by the back of their collar and reigniting the fire in their bellies by helping them down the path I’ve just been down – to find their purpose and their passion.

It’s one of my gifts; it lights me up to guide others down this path.

I love business, too. I love the whole commercial, economic model, barter and trade, supply, demand and value concept. I think it’s a crazy, sexy, cool machine and quite frankly, I miss being an active part of it. I’m part of it in my practice today but it’s certainly not snappy enough for what I typically prefer to pace at.

Who am I to claim that now that I know my purpose that I have the vision to understand the best way for it to show up in the world?

I don’t.

So I must take action in all areas, pushing the envelope from all sides, pushing every button available to me.

And then, I’ll keep my eyes wide open for what the universe opens up.

The job application, this article, my Experiment in Magic, they are all catalysts.

I have no idea where I’m going, but I do know, I’ve never had more faith that it’s exactly where I’m supposed to be and as long as I keep my heart and my eyes open I know I’ll find the perfect route.

About the author

Lani Catherine is an energy healer and mother who left a 20-year corporate career to dedicate her life to helping others find their path to their life’s purpose and a healed sense of wholeness. She specializes in helping people overcome obstacles and find a sense of harmony + flow.

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