Discovering your soul’s purpose shouldn’t be lonely work; finding a group of like-minded people is the key, says Chrissie Astell
Do you ever get an indescribable ‘itch’ to do something else? Do you have a sense that you are here on Earth to do something, but you don’t quite know what that ‘something’ is? I felt this way, too: all through my twenties and thirties I was seeking something. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, but I was certain there was more to life than simply putting up with my situation at the time. I had two children, whom I love dearly, but I was running a transport business with my first husband; work that I couldn’t bear, and the whole situation was making me deeply unhappy.
I’d had many readings, and they were all pointing me towards writing, teaching or ministry. All were a far cry from delivering parcels and sorting out vans and drivers from a railway arch in east London! My wellbeing was seriously at stake here, in addition to the wellbeing of those around me who were picking up on my sheer unhappiness.
Trust your readings
A young man at a psychic fair told me he could see that my aura was full of tears and holes, and that I needed to change my life, look after myself, and find spiritual friends to support my journey. He gave me past-life scenarios which he could see behind my eyes, all of which were of lifetimes when I’d given my power away and not fulfilled my soul’s destiny.
After this, I had another reading by an Aura Soma practitioner, who told me that the angels wanted me to work with them on Earth. This was 25 years ago, so I dared not tell my friends in case they thought I was on another planet. Only my mother and father understood.
Everything in my life up to that point had to be practical, material and down-to-earth, and extremely well-organised. How could I suddenly start believing that the angels were guiding me and that my life would be perfect, with no tangible plan?
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