Before we can fully-operate in our purpose, there are things, people and thought processes that we will be forced to leave behind. What I’ve learned is that negative and positive cannot exist in the same space. In fact, it can become quite catastrophic in most cases. In order to emit positive vibes only, we must be willing to life-purge. Let’s take a look at the definition of “purge” from Merriam Webster:

Purge (verb)

  1. to cause evacuation from; b) to make free of something unwanted

Why does our body naturally rid itself of toxins? Because the toxins can poison us and might ultimately lead to premature death.

Why do we discard unwanted things in our closets, refrigerators and workstations? To make way for new things that fit our needs at that moment. If we don’t clear away the old things, it is almost impossible to discover what we are missing.

Life-purging is difficult. Life-purging is an emotionally-draining task. Much like spring cleaning, the life-purging process requires scrubbing through layers of dust, dirt and grime to get to your purpose. You will sweat, become frustrated, cry, scream, become faint and want to tap out because life-purging is also the necessary healing that will make you a better you.

Let me be truthful with you.

People who don’t support your dreams, people who cause you strife, people who slander others and people who choose to be stagnant – purge them. If your job is killing you, even if it’s one you’ve worked countless hours to obtain, purge it. When you find yourself dreading each day because of your fear of obstacles that are bound to present themselves anyway…stop it. Stop hoarding what’s hurting you and keeping you bound.

Trust me, I’ve been right where you are – afraid of how my future would unfold once I finally decided to break free from the things, people and thought processes that I knew were holding me back.

I wouldn’t be on my purpose path, right now, if I had chosen to stay there.

By N. Renee McFadden | Co-Publisher, Purpose Weekly

I am the Co-Founder and Director of Strategic Parterships for Purpose In Pumps. Outside of working on creative projects, I love beating my husband and son in Scrabble. But most of all, I love getting to know the hearts of others to help them live out their wildest dreams!

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