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📺 IWFGG | What If You're Being Prepared for Your Purpose?





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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: Hello! Hello! And as welcome as always. Welcome to Inner Work for Greater Good. My name is Emily Alberts. I am your host, so that I work for greater good TV. And what we talk about in your work that accelerates your power to be the most amazing presence you can possibly be to really light up your the world with your gifts and your unique life. Because the world needs your life, it needs everyone's light, everyone.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: So today, the topic is, what if? What if I look what I've questions? By the way, what if questions really spark us to think beyond?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: You know what we ever really considered before. By the way, comparing T to T to the background, that's my parents dog who's staying with us. She got a little shocked when I suddenly said, You know, Hello! Work for greater day. But what if she goes? She just laid down. She's bored already. What if you're you being prepared for your purpose. So


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: I especially wanted to concentrate on what if your struggles are preparing you for your purpose? I think this is a really really important topic, because a lot of times when we're stuck in struggle.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: we really have blinders on. And understandably, I mean, when we're in pain or fear or stress, or trauma, or what have you? It's very I mean, this is what she. What emotions do. I think I even talked about this in a previous episode where I talk about how actually, the the last episode


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: we're actually when we're in extreme emotional states. It's almost like our left rational brain is kind of shut down. It can't really come online unless and until we really alleviated and calm down the emotions. So the point is that of the times in our lives, we can be in periods of struggle and stress and fear, and that can blind us to what


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: could actually be the greater purpose for what we're going through. I know that I've been in those States a number of times in my life. In fact, somebody recently I remembered I was having a a dinner meeting. Some friends of mine were follow changemakers, and we're really working to make a difference in the world as I'm sure you are, too.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: And I was telling the my friends about my story, and how basically that I you know, within such a deep, dark state in my life, back in 2,009, and was deeply self loathing, but then it forced me to.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: I actually face my own fears to face the deeper, darker parts of me that I've been hiding, that I've been, you know, sort of denying it.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: And what that did was then that led to my developing with Drawing Out Process, which is to grow since grow into the ChangeLight System. And then the work that I do. And now I've got a podcast and all kinds of one stuff. But the point is, she said something to me as I was describing those struggles. She said. Well, it must be so gratifying to actually have your struggles really to be able to help other people. Now, because of this runners.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: And I said, You know, yes, it's deeply, deeply gratifying, and also it reminds me of a of a moment when I was really in such excruciating emotional pain that I actually doubled out.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: It was by myself, but I yelled out, and I said, There's no every reason


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: for anyone to be in this much pain. There is no possible purpose for this. I mean so angry, and I was so hurt and in and in pain. But I thought, This is this is like, this is crazy.


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What is the point.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: And now, of course, I help other people who sometimes are in that depth of. And so because I've been in that depth, and I get it in a way that very few other people can get it, and I'm able to be present with them. And also it was because I face that pain, and I see the truth of that, and now that I can now help others and guide others out of that darkness into their own light.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: so now I'm able to sit here on the other side of that pain and say, Oh, I absolutely see the purpose of it. But when I was in the middle of it. Absolutely not. No freaking way that I see if there is any reason for anyone on earth to experience that level of excruciating thing.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: So I just want to bring that out from my own experience to illustrate the fact that we can be in such struggling thing that we think there's no


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: and there's no way we can even see that it could serve an ultimate purpose in our lives with the pain and struggle and and express certain stress or certain experiences really can end up serving an incredibly empowering purpose for multiple empowering purposes in our lives. And so that's what I want you to look at today. I look at this within myself as well. I still sometimes go through dark theories where I'm just like no, no.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: But then I always come out the other side and like, Okay, I get it. Now I get it. Now. I didn't get it before, but I get it now. And so I just sort of spontaneously came up with this little exercise, not even a little excel to be a very big exercise. but this exercise to help you. Look at


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: how the struggles in your life


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: have supported you in empowering you and really strengthening you and bringing forward wisdom or teaching you things that you may never have ever have imagined at the time.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: and also a way that if you're a certain struggle right now, or you know, period of stress or anxiety, or something right now that maybe this will help you look at your current struggles in a more enlightened way from a more enlightened perspective in terms of how might what you're going through right now be serving you? How might it actually be increasing your strength and expanding your wisdom.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: thus preparing you for your all that purpose, for even serving you in fulfilling your purpose. You may already feel like you're on path and on purpose in your life. Well, it could be that what you're going through now just is what you've gone through in the past to be serving you in being that presence that you desire to be, and having that impact that you desire to have, I know without question that the struggles I've been through, but absolutely no question. 100,000


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: empowered me and served me, and wiseened me to be able to do the work that I do, and to be the presence that I that I am. And then I desire to be so


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: really simple exercise. Just give us a try.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: Make 3 columns. Okay, 3 different columns in the first column.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: Maybe I should do it on this side. The first call. I'm not sure which is left or right for you, but in the first call.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: right down at the header


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: list this, some of your past struggles. Okay? And maybe you just start with one to start with one past struggle. Maybe you've been through divorce. Maybe you lost a loved one. Maybe you will believe in school. Maybe you have struggled with your health. Maybe you you know anything, any kind of struggle that you've had.


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Write that down


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: in that first call there


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: in the second phone


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: list. The ways that that struggle is actually made you wiser and stronger list what you've learned from it, what it taught you, how you grew in different ways. I mean, I'm I'm thinking right now for me. Personally, I've had health issues, and even though you know I I mean it on the one hand, like, yes, I've learned that I've grown in terms of how to take care of my body, but also because I have those physical struggles, it actually forced me to go deeper emotionally.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: So I grew in my emotional system and strength and depth. And I also learned other techniques as a result of having that struggle which I still use today. I've talked in the past about the work Byron babies, the work I used to work a lot in some of my emotional struggle in my period of emotional struggle. And also I'm sorry for my period of physical struggle, and then also, in period of physical struggle, I ended up getting


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: like insights and downloads, you know, about the ended up supporting, and and that I use directly in my work today of a ChangeLight System. So that's the second call. Make the list of, make a list of the ways in which that struggle, when you guys are stronger ways, you may have never even expected, or maybe not even realized, until you actually sat down, started to write this down. Okay.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: third, call up


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: this, how you use


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: that wisdom, those strengths, those realizations that the transformation you had because of that the Epiphanies, etc. list. How you use those now today.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: whether it's in your work, in fulfilling your purpose, in your parenting, in your daily life list, the ways in which you changed for the better and for the stronger and the wiser. As a result of that original struggle.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: Okay, so I'm starting to start with things that have happened to you in the past, because you could be you a lot of struggle right now, but it's good to at least have some perspective and go. Okay. I was in a really bad way back then, and I really couldn't see my way out. But you know what now I see actually how that really ultimately served me.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: So then you've got your list, your 3 calling list for past struggles, and you can do that with any number of different from this. Well, now, let's look at today. What's a struggle


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: that you're experiencing right now that you might be like this? God! Why am I going through this infuriating? I'm so unhappy! I'm so upset, I'm so angry and so sad, and so I feel so weakened, or what have you.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: Let's get a struggle that you're experiencing today


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: and do the same. Pretty much the same thing. I'll explain why I'm sort of hesitating on that. Ask what are the ways in which this could be making me stronger?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: What are the things that you that you could be learning right? You don't necessarily know the full picture yet, because you're in the middle of it right now. But how might this ultimately end up serving you


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: like in terms of what it's developing inside of it. I mean, perhaps it's developing. It's it's it's expanding your empathy, your ability to connect with and empathize with other people. Perhaps it's open in your eyes to, you know, you know that, you know. Maybe you're having an issue with your marriage, let's say, and you're actually opening your honest to things that you may have never recognized, or that need your attention.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: maybe it is really forcing me. Maybe it is something I have for soon, and it's forcing me to really stop


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: and really considered yourself and take care of you and this beautiful vehicle that you've been given, through which you are here to fulfill your purpose and and and without which you can't really fulfill your purpose. So look at how your struggle that you're currently having


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: might actually be wising you and strengthening you, and making you more prepared or more empowered to actually fulfill your life's mission to light up? You may be in darkness. But what if this darkness is empowering you to shine even more like ultimately to shine even more like?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: And then that third call, of course, was you know how it was for a past struggle. How do you use those that we have in today? We'll consider. How might we be able to use that going forward


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: like, if you have deeper empathy, if you're seeing more in terms of your relationship, if you are really learning to care for your body more. How could you end up using that in the future? Obviously, you're in the middle of it right now, and you can't necessarily predict what's to come with this, and you may not even necessarily see the full scope of how this struggle is. Ultimately the can ultimately serve you.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: But do your best to consider what if remember at the beginning, I said, I love those. What if questions? Well, what if?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: Well, if this darkness is guiding you to your light? What if the struggle is guiding you to more strength? What if this struggle is actually preparing you and empowering you to serve the people and the mission of the purpose that you ultimately desire to serve.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: What is it?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: And remember you're not necessarily going to know all the answers right now. But at least, if you allow yourself to consider, you can start to open your mind in part to the possibilities. And thus and this is what's full, too, is it can actually help reduce your resistance to the struggle with the cabin. What do I mean by that?


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: When we're in struggle? There can end up being parts that can be parts of us that are unconsciously struggling against the fact that you're in against the pain, against the struggle. Well, all that ends up doing is when we add more resistance and we push against. We just added more struggle. So we're struggling against the struggle as opposed to


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: accepting. Okay, this is the struggle that I know now.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: And let's just consider the possibilities for it. Let's just consider how it might be


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: when we accept. That doesn't mean that we say, oh, I love this struggle. It's just wonderful. And let's just keep doing this all day, every day for the rest of our life. Know that when we can accept that this is the reality. Right now, that can call us down, which, as I said earlier, comes down, your mind comes down your emotions so that you can actually think more clearly.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: And then we're able to strategize better. Then we're able to make better decisions. Then we're able to see reality more clearly, and the possibilities that it has for us. So I hope this has been helpful for you to make this list, and hopefully it will expand


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: your heart in your mind and your perspective on what it is that you're going through. I know that you will get through this, and you will be stronger and wiser for it. Alright, I hope this is helpful as always. I'm Emily, by the way, you've got to check out my new podcast, Dark Light Truth. You can also go to You'll find the information there or go to my website and click. Podcast


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: I've got new episodes. Oh, my gosh! You get to hear people actually going through my work. It's really really powerful amazing stuff.


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Emily Eldredge | ChangeLight.World: So I hope you enjoy it. And as always. I'm Emily with ChangeLight. And please, please do know that your life matters, that you work here to light up our world, that we're all here to light up the world. So let's do our Inner Work for Greater Good. So we could do that together. Not take care, and I will see you next week.


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