“When you find alignment, the conditions will not matter.” -Abraham Hicks
So often in life, we go against the current, rather than with it. We waste a lot of time struggling unnecessarily and waiting for the next best thing. We wait to be financially stable. We wait for our next vacation. We wait for someone to notice how great we are. And as we wait, time that we could have spent truly living our life and purpose is lost.
Society teaches us it’s normal to struggle, that life is challenging and to get ahead you have to work hard- often at the expense of others and even yourself.
But, what if I told you that your life doesn’t have to be a struggle? Instead, every moment of every day can be a magical and joyous adventure. Are you ready to begin living in sync with your purpose and the universe? Here’s how:
1. Live in the Moment
Take a moment right now to breathe in deeply. Listen to the sound your body makes as it inhales oxygen. Feel the air filling up inside of your lungs.
Now breathe out. Listen again to your body as it effortlessly exhales the air. Isn’t your body miraculous? It keeps air flowing through your lungs, blood pumping through your veins and the force of life within you. And, just as harmoniously as your body works to keep you alive, without asking for much in return, you can work with the universe to transcend your physical experience from mundane to extraordinary.
Start by spending a few minutes each day focusing on your breathing. This will re-direct a wandering mind and bring you into the present moment. Then as you go throughout your day, pay attention to sensory details about routine activities. What do you see? What do you feel? What do you hear?
By bringing your awareness back to the present time, you will allow yourself to truly live in and be in the moment.
📷 :Matthew Kane
2. Take Care of Your Body
This is where you need to meet the universe halfway. If your physical body is not healthy and well-nourished it won’t be able to serve you as well as it could. This means feed it healthy, organic, nutritious food. Get enough sleep every night. Take vitamins and be physically active.
Maybe you like to run outside, work out at the gym, do yoga or take long walks. Be active in a way that feels good to you- it shouldn’t feel like a chore, it should be something you look forward to doing every day or several times a week.
Also, limit your alcohol intake. Alcohol in moderation is fine, but too much will drain you physically, mentally and emotionally and make it hard for your body to function at its full potential.
Take good care of your body and it will take good care of you.
📷: Matthew Kane
3. Practice Gratitude
One of the easiest, quickest and best things you can do is simply say thank you. By thanking the universe for good things you already have, you will raise your frequency and begin attracting more situations, experiences and things to be grateful for.
Perhaps you journal your gratitude or maybe you list off things you are thankful for each morning as you’re getting ready for work. There is no right or wrong way to do this, the important thing is just to do it every single day.
If you struggle at first to make a gratitude list that’s okay. It doesn’t need to be detailed or well thought out, in fact the first things that come to your mind are probably the best. Don’t force it, just go with it.
4. Embrace Your Gifts
Take a moment and close your eyes. Imagine yourself in a state of pure bliss where you are living an inspired life full of purpose. What are you doing? Where are you? Who are you with?
The first step to embracing your gifts is to find your passion. Figure out what makes you happy, and what comes easily to you. Then embrace those talents by setting aside time every single day to further develop, practice and hone your gifts.
If your passion involves more than yourself, pay attention to the company you keep. The people you surround yourself with should have a common goal as you, and be a constant source of inspiration.
By exploring and understanding your gifts you will understand your true self and be able to flow easily with life as it guides you to your higher self and true purpose.
📷: Aaron Burden
5. Ask For Guidance
The universe is here to guide you throughout the entirety of your physical journey. When you are ready to ask for guidance, make sure you are asking a very specific question (or set of questions). If you aren’t clear, your guidance will be unclear as well.
You can write your questions down or say them out loud, but be direct. Something along the lines of, “Dear ________, I am asking you to give me guidance about _________ because _________.”
Once your question has been asked, use your senses to envision what will happen next. Trust the universe to deliver and it will.
Pay attention to signs that come your way after you ask your question. Open up your eyes, ears and heart and witness the gorgeous performance it puts on for you and you alone. Do you keep seeing patterns, such as the same numbers or a word over and over? These are direct communications from the universe.
Ultimately, you can’t control everything that happens in your life but you can control how you react to life’s events. The moment you surrender yourself to the universe and allow things to be as they are is the moment you will simultaneously open yourself up to unbridled happiness and co-creation with the universe.
So open yourself up to your limitless potential and a lifelong partnership with the universe. Allow it to be your teacher, and you its student always guiding along your true path.
I originally wrote this piece for Purpose Fairy. You can find it here.
About Antasha Durbin: Antasha is a spiritual writer, life-long student of the universe, and psychic tarot card reader. Her website, cajspirituality.com, is dedicated to casualizing the spiritual experience and making it attainable for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Follow her for free, easy-to-digest and highly actionable advice on spirituality, mindfulness and empowered living.