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Living Life Purposefully – a ‘q&a’ with Jessica Huie, Author of ‘Purpose’

July 4, 2018 |


It continues to amaze me every day just how the universe works such magic.  I recently connected with the most beautiful being, Jessica Huie – entirely by chance, I might add.  I had enquired about one of her workshops, and later found an email whooshing inquisitively into my inbox about our mutual love of writing.  We instantly bonded over our similar missions to lead the conscious awareness of people, empowering them to step into the realisation of their truth – and from there we stepped into the realm of possibility to co-create this blog for you.

And so, I found myself reviewing her latest book – ‘Purpose’ – and offering the gems of insights from our connected conversation, in the form of a Q&A below.  It struck me, as I heard in the book that the universe connects people, in this moment, the universe aligned me with Jessica to fill my heart with joy and hope – and hopefully to do the same for my readers!


Jessica’s Understanding: Telling the Truth about Our Purpose

‘Purpose’ is a book that tells the truth.  For me, it aligned with my own knowing that we are not broken, we can all connect with our truth, and that we can all embrace our calling; but there was so much innate wisdom that unfolded within the pages.  This book had me – in different moments – both in absolute stiches of laughter, contrasting with rolling tears of empathy as I shared Jessica’s journey.  She is a real inspiration, and I really loved the way she shared her insights so eloquently.

Not only this, but there is a repeating pattern of generosity that beams throughout Jessica’s entire being – and that shines through each page.  When I first chatted with Jessica, her email was warm; I felt a real sense of an ‘offering’ of an opportunity, and of her holding open a door to me, just as she introduces in her first chapter that her health visitor had for her.  She is a beautiful soul; it is clear that Jessica wants to speak to the hearts of those on similar journeys – those with high hopes of embodying their purpose – and Jessica truly embodies everything her book stands for.  For that, there was so much gratitude as I reviewed this inspirational read.

For those of you who haven’t read ‘Purpose,’ please do (you can buy it HERE).  There were so many realisations that I resonated with – the truth that we are not broken; the fact that our stories don’t matter; ideas that there is nothing really to do to really ‘awaken,’ other than answer the call to be brave enough to leap in order to become who we really are – and the idea that all we need is already within, and that we just need to step into it and use our voice because once we do there is infinite possibility…


My Understanding of How Life Works

I am a woman with a similar purpose, because I became conscious of how life really works in this way, much along the same trail (I even visit Inner Space at Covent Garden just the same)!  I have resonated with feelings of ‘not being enough,’ being ‘alone’ and of ‘striving for more’ at times, and like Jessica says, I still dip in and out of this – as we all do.  The difference is, these days I know that I am absolutely whole and perfect at the truthful core, underneath all of the noise!

In my own ‘awakening’ to the truth, I discovered that not only is there a divine universal energy guiding us, meaning we are all ‘one’ and, therefore, always connected (namaste!), but that there is nothing to do to awaken to this because it is just the truth; when we understand how life works, our thought begins to drop away, leaving the truth.

How, you ask?  Within our human experience, we operate from our thinking, which we are living in the feeling of, moment to moment.  Whatever we think is just ‘thought’ in the moment, with no capacity to impact us, because it is not the truth; the real truth sits underneath, and we can get clarity at any time, just by letting go of our thinking.  As Jessica says – “truth has a way of cutting through the noise.”

The real truth is that we are already whole and perfect.  We are already our purpose; we might just not see if it is clouded by our thinking and so it feels like we need to step into it, but we just need to let go of the noise in order to step out.  Our reality comes from our inside-out thought creation – and, in this way, all we need to do is see our thinking for what it is and remember our true nature is our purpose.


Hearing One Truth in Many Different Ways

I heard all of this in Jessica’s book – and yet it was described in different ways.  For me, it just takes hearing something differently, in a way that you can really hear it – in your heart.  That’s all that happened to me to arrive at the same truth as Jessica: you just hear something in a meaningful way to you, which resonates.  So, if you feel like you’ve not yet heard that you are already whole and perfect – that you are already your purpose – give Jessica’s book a read!


A Different Conversation about Finding Your Purpose – with Nicole Barton and Jessica Huie

Nicole: Q

Thanks for sharing with us Jessica!  Firstly, I am amazed how people hear the same thing in different ways.  You said in our first email discussion that it astounds you how people have different journeys but seem to arrive at the same destination and understanding of life.  That’s certainly true from me, reading your book, as I can resonate with it all.  Why do you think this might be?
Jessica: A I think there is one universal truth, which resides within us. The way that many of us arrive back at that truth is varied, but ultimately truth is truth and so when we experience it the power of it has a gravitas which makes it unquestionable. We don’t believe it, we know it to be the truth. It’s a coming home of sorts.
Nicole: Q That’s lovely – I agree.  I also love that you said there wasn’t one thing that you can solely attribute your spiritual shift to.   For me, I think this is because peace is within us all along – as it is our true nature – and we just heard something different when we became curious about how life really works.  How far would you agree?
Jessica: A


Yes I agree the peace within us is our natural state. Our route back there, to where we began, is dictated by the choices we make, the experiences we have along our life’s journey. The more we move away from our intuitive knowing through our lives, the further we venture from that place of peace. Which is why being who we are – doing the right and truest thing, even when it feels the most difficult thing – is so important. We can’t see the peace which lies ahead when we are making the leap from where we have been to where we belong – and it often feels a winding and challenging road, but that courage, that commitment to our highest self, is what will take us into that shift and ultimately back to our innately loving state.
Nicole: Q You put that so beautifully!  One thing I heard from the book is that we have the power to ‘choose’ a new way of perceiving everything that has happened to us.  I personally hear something slightly different; I wonder whether it is not so much about an active process of ‘changing’ how we think about things, as much as seeing that we do ‘perceive’ (think) things and allowing those thoughts to pass through and drop away.  Is it the reality that we are whole and perfect underneath all of our stories, but that we just don’t see it – more of a return to the truth, than a new way of being?  As you say, we are not broken, and there is nothing to fix; so is there anything to change?
Jessica: A


Yes I like your train of thought! :0)  Depending on where we are on this journey, intellectually recognising there is a choice is a progressive first step which brings immediate relief.
Nicole: Q I love that.  I see your reference to ‘intellectually’ recognising it.  As a mentor, I see people often worrying and over-thinking about what their purpose is.  What one bit of advice would you give to those ‘seeking to find’ their purpose who feel that they don’t yet know what it is?   Likewise, your personal purpose has been huge, and I see that some people may feel they ‘should’ have a big, world-changing, purpose – what would you say to those whose authentic purpose feels ‘smaller’?  What if our purpose is enough to just be alive?  In fact, do we always need a purpose to validate ourselves, or can we just exist?  How do you feel about the idea that we are always already living out our purpose, even if we think we aren’t?
Jessica: A


I believe that our purpose is to be who we are. To return to our true peaceful, loving and connected state. To become our highest selves, the actions we carry out (or don’t) in the world and the magnitude of them is not what it’s about. It’s about who we are for the world, not what we do – and if we are being love then we are living in purpose.
Nicole: Q I adore that: our purpose is to be who we are!  Yes!  I heard a real sense of responsibility in you for helping the world awaken, which I totally resonate with as that’s my purpose, too.  I just wondered how far you feel that comes from the sense of the feeling of ‘struggle’ you mentioned at times?  Does it feel like a fight to make the world a more awakened, kinder place, or does it come from somewhere else?  From my own understanding, I see that we are all always ok, even when we think we aren’t.  It’s like I just forget that we can be able to respond, but don’t have to be responsible for making everyone see the truth.  However, when I’m in my thinking about wanting to change the world, it can feel I’m responsible for it!
Jessica: A


My personality is naturally one of leadership, I’ve been that way since childhood, rallying younger children into performances to raise school funds even at age 7 J Equally my experiences moulded me into a fixer’ with an overdeveloped sense of responsibility which I have to be mindful of for my own self-preservation.  Many other people were, and continue to be, instrumental in my journey to peace so whilst I now recognise that it is not our journey to fix others, I believe that if we can support, help or even spark a new view in somebody just by being who we are, then that in itself is being love.  It’s a dance which I think we all learn as we go.  I trip often :0)
Nicole: Q I so admire your loving openness.  Your creativity is clearly also a huge talent.  I am also creative and it occurs to me that this probably makes us create great ‘thought-stories’ in our heads!  How far do you think this affects our ability to see our true purpose?
Jessica: A


Fascinating question. Perhaps its two pronged. Creativity at its best stems straight from our soul, our truth where purpose dwells, so operating from this space is us at our optimum. It’s when we disconnect from this space that we can get stuck in our head.
Nicole: Q You talked a lot about ‘doing’ things; like “crafting” new identities, “choosing new thoughts” or “meditating.”  Personally, I see that the external can’t really impact us because our identity is only a thought about who we are, we can’t control our thinking (even the positive thoughts), and peace is within, not outside.  I wonder how far we actually need an ‘identity’ label, if we can just observe our thoughts and know they will pass and reveal the truth of our wholeness underneath, and whether we meditate because it simply resonates with our hearts and so we feel more settled ‘thinking’?  Do you think there is anything to ‘do’ if we are already truthfully whole, and what implications does that have for living our purpose?
Jessica: A


Meditating is one route back to us, not something to do.  It’s a state of being.  Purpose is ultimately an invitation to question.  Question our habits, our identity, and if it is aligned with who we really are and explore new choices and ways of being in order to reconnect with our joy!
Nicole: Q I love how you put that.  I totally love the openness to staying curious and learning more!  That’s why I loved your book.  So, my final question is how can people work with you?  I would love to connect deeper with you in order to help spread our similar message about how to reconnect people to the truth of who they really are.  Is there a way that people can do this?
Jessica: A


Information about my workshops and one to one work with clients who want to embrace visibility in an authentic purpose driven way, is all on my website
Nicole: Q  Thank you, so much Jessica.  I have loved connecting with you and learning more; I am so grateful for your open heart in sharing your purpose with us. 

To end, some gorgeous insight just popped into my head from this experience: the fact that this lovely connection happened and that the universe opened this door, quite by chance, speaks to me that we are already living in our purpose.  The same goes for everyone reading it; follow your heart and the door will open.  Thank you for this learning.





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About Jessica Huie MBE

Jessica Huie MBE is an entrepreneur and the Author of PURPOSE, Find your Truth and Embrace your Ealling, published by Hay House. Jessica enjoyed a glittering career as a journalist and publicist, and has worked with some of the world’s biggest stars and business people, including Samuel L. Jackson, Hilary Devey & Meghan Markle.

Labelled one of Britain’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs by the Evening Standard. Jessica sits on Glamour’s Power List as one of the UK’s most influential women and was honoured with an MBE for entrepreneurship and her contribution to diversity.  Today Jessica works one-to-one with courageous female entrepreneurs through a three- month intensive programme to build their purpose driven brand and up-level their lives.

In Purpose, Jessica shares the lessons she learned as she went from being an individual who felt purposeless and unhappy, to someone who recognises her complete power to design and create a successful, meaningful and limitless life, built from an authentic foundation. Using the tools Jessica shares, you too will feel empowered to get unstuck, begin making real change in your own life and the lives of others and live according to your own true PURPOSE.  Click here to buy it.

Nicole Barton

Life Mentor, Nicole Barton, is something of a unicorn within the self-help industry for her candid notion that nobody needs self-help. She is a breath of fresh air in her admission that while anything that leads us into soul-led expression is useful to shift us from our heads and into our hearts, none of these practices are prerequisites to peace, as long as people reconnect to the simple truth of who they are. Nicole supports people in finding freedom from suffering through workshops, global retreats and one-to-ones, and is working on her first book. Visit her at and

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