Is this the great awakening?IMAGE: ALEC FAVALE | UNSPLASHSometimes new age books predicted the ‘great awakening’ – and I reckon this could be it, because we all slowed down enough for a gap to appear.by Jost SauerIf you sense there is more to life than going back to the daily 9-5 grind and overcommitted, stressed out lifestyle, you are part of the awakening. Subconscious information is coming to the surface and this means it’s time to let go of old habits and security and move towards your purpose.

Resist the idea of the ‘new normal’, or ‘going back to normal’, for we are not here to be normal! We are here to be extraordinary, and to be on a journey to discover our cosmic (true) selves. We each have a destiny, a purpose, a mission we signed up for.

Nothing exists without meaning. Deep in our hearts we all know this and, if we don’t connect to purpose, then physical, emotional, and even spiritual malfunctions occur on a very deep level. This sets off imbalances which, over time, surface as physical symptoms. Sadly, all too often, people don’t make the connection to the primary cause. Most clients tell me that they don’t know what their purpose is. Well, no-one really knows – you can only ‘see’ it when you do it. It’s like one of those exercise bikes that don’t show data until you start peddling.
IMAGE: ALEC FAVALE | UNSPLASHIn TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) our organs (I’m talking chi organs here) take their instructions from what we call the Dao. (You could say that Dao, or Tao, is the universal intelligence.)

It is the job of your heart, AKA the Emperor, in TCM, to make you consciously aware of purpose. Your heart governs blood; the elixir of life. Blood is loaded with information, but this goes way beyond what shows up in a Western medicine blood test. The information about your purpose (ancient Taoists referred to this as your ‘contract with Heaven’) is encrypted in your blood and it requires a specific sequence of daily activities to decode.


Your contract with Heaven
Start with exercise each day and your organs start unlocking the code. Keep following the daily decoder sequence, the natural rhythm of yin and yang, and you will get a drip-feed of information that steadily takes you closer to destiny.

But live randomly, and the data disappears. We become confused about life. We seek other people’s advice, and lose touch with our true selves. It can make us feel vulnerable and in pain, and, usually, symptoms escalate.

The secret is to just keep going, follow the chi cycle, trust life, and make dreams a reality.
The solution to fearWith change of course comes fear – and fear can paralyse us. If we can’t move we get stuck in overthinking. We feel bad. And then our thoughts turn negative, and we don’t act.

The solution: chi! Get chi moving and you immediately feel good, and if you feel good your thoughts are positive. You see new possibilities. When chi flows your options grow. Living for purpose is challenging. Just because you are on the right track doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy! I reckon chi practice is essential because it will always make you feel good.In the cosmology of traditional

Chinese medicine there are cycles within cycles, and our organs are like small cogs in much bigger clockworks. There is a big picture plan, and that is that together we create a harmonious planet. This is regulated by the Dao.

The more you align with the natural rhythms, the more you tap into your role in global harmony… and everyone’s purpose is connected to this. So, if you want to know your purpose ask yourself: does it feel ‘right’, and does it serve the greater good? Then instead of doing your job to live, live so you can do your job.  
The earth is waiting!
Jost Sauer is an author, acupuncturist and therapist, with a passion for health, fitness and lifestyle medicine. He shares his health insights in his books, blogs, workshops, treatments and retreats. Jost is on a mission to put hope and happiness back into the health mix. jostsauer.com.
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