“What is my life purpose?” is the question I’m most commonly asked, and with good reason! Each and every one of us has an equally important purpose. When we’re working on it, our entire lives become healed. We feel happier and healthier. Even our finances improve!

Before you were born, you worked with your angels to orchestrate a life mission that would help others and be emotionally rewarding. This role also ensures soul growth for you and comes with a guarantee that you’ll be completely supported as you fulfill it.

Everyone’s mission has the same underlying element of love. In essence, we’re all here to learn, remember, and teach this powerful emotion. Every action that we take either demonstrates fear or love. When we choose the path of love, we grow spiritually, help others, and balance our karma.

The question about life purpose relates to which form your path of love will take. Will you be a healer, teacher, artist, parent, caregiver, and so forth?

Most people ask for a life-purpose reading because they want to find a career that is meaningful and pays the bills. They want a guarantee that they can quit their present job and be financially secure.

There is a guarantee, provided that you’re willing to carefully listen to and follow your inner Divine guidance. Archangel Michael knows what your, and everyone else’s, life purpose involves. He is the overseer of life purposes, like an orchestra conductor who ensures that all musicians are playing their parts. You, like one of the musicians in the orchestra, are much needed, and your contribution is just as important as everyone else’s. We are each playing a role in God’s plan of peace.

Fortunately, your life purpose involves actions and topics that you’re already interested in. Usually, it is centered around activities that you’d do for free just for the joy of it! If you’re not sure what you’re passionate about, ask a trusted loved one. This person has observed which topics and pursuits excite you. And these are the bases for your life purpose.

This purpose is so exciting and rewarding that you’ll wake up in the morning invigorated about the day ahead. Abundance will flow to you because you’ll naturally spend so much time on this endeavor. Your excitement will drive you to become very proficient at it.

My new Life Purpose Oracle Cards were designed to help you identify your specific life purpose. They show different forms of missions in order to give you insight about your soul’s chosen path. As you draw a card, notice your body’s reactions. You’ll know you’re on the right track when it relaxes and feels simultaneously joyful and peaceful. (You can also read more about life purpose in my book The Angel Therapy Handbook.)

Oracle cards are an ancient, time-honored way to connect with angels and archangels. They’re based upon Pythagorean numerology, which states that all numbers and images vibrate in a mathematically precise manner.

You can’t make a mistake with these oracle cards because they operate alongside the infallible Law of Attraction. This means that your questions (or those of the individual you’re reading for) always attract the perfect cards as answers. That is, you’ll always pull the one whose answer matches the vibration of the question.

Since Archangel Michael oversees everyone’s life purposes, it’s a good idea to ask for his guidance when conducting readings. For instance, you can say the following silently or aloud:

“Archangel Michael, I ask that all of my readings with these cards be accurate and specific, and bring blessings to everyone involved. Please help me stay centered in my higher self so that I may clearly hear, see, feel, and know the Divine messages that wish to come through these readings. I ask that you stay by my side and watch over me during this oracle-card session, ensuring that only God’s love and wisdom come through.”

Excerpted from Life Purpose Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue. Copyright ©2011 (Hay House).

Doreen Virtue is a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops.