the masses looking for someone or something outside themselves to tell them what’s going on inside their very own soul. And, it still doesn’t work.
My question is: Why wouldn’t YOU know YOUR mission, your meaningful work, your soul purpose for being here on earth? It’s YOUR purpose, your life, your sacred contract and THE most important question you’ll ever ask and receive the answer to.
Yeah I know, the answer seems so elusive and ethereal, and those aren’t the realms in which the majority of normal people play. But I do on a very regular basis, so I’m going to let you in on a secret and save you tons of money and years of searching and just come right out and tell you the answer even though you’re still going to need to go inside to hear it again directly from Source.
Why am I going to tell you? Because I’ve spent tons of money and years of unnecessary searching and I don’t see any reason to keep the answer a secret. In fact, today I asked my 14 year old daughter to tell me what mission she incarnated into this lifetime to fulfill. Airianna very confidently spelled it out for me about how she is going to help feed, build schools and educate children in Africa and adopt older pets from shelters in order to give them love and a happy home during their last years.
My lovely strong willed, purpose-filled, mission oriented daughter went on for about 15 minutes detailing the specifics of her meaningful work, which included all the ways she is going to help the environment, the unfortunate and even the fortunate. I burst into tears listening to her because when I was 14 I didn’t even know I had a mission, and I thought my soul was that mysterious unidentified part of me that went to some elusive heaven after I died because that’s what they told me in church. How it was going to get to heaven didn’t really concern me because I was too busy playing my flute, swimming at the YMCA and shooting hoops with the hot senior guys from the other school who hung out at my neighborhood courts.
I was a totally happy youth and didn’t know I was going to have to search for my fulfillment mission when I grew up; but Airianna hasn’t been sitting around waiting for some indefinite time in the future to begin consciously and actively participating in her destiny. Nope, she has been willingly devoting herself to serving others since the age of seven.
Airianna uses part of her allowance to buy cat food to donate to pet rescue missions, candy stripes at the hospital, bakes cupcakes to sell at school during lunchtime to help the Helping Hands organization earn money for children in Sierra Leone, volunteers her Saturdays and Sundays to help run the 10,000 Villages sale at our local library, goes door to door collecting food for the food bank drives (despite the fact that year after year creepy old men answer their doors wearing no pants), and she participates in cancer walks as well as organizing teams and doing fund-raising. These examples are just a few I can think of off the top of my head for how my daughter is living her chosen mission now, through her own free will on an extremely limited budget. If she can be this self-directed, everybody can.
That’s not to say I don’t know my mission – creative expression for the purpose of healing en masse. I’ve known for many years, but didn’t have the specific details to execute the plan and it drove me NUTS!!! So I went to my room for a private meditation, which was really just an excuse to have a nap and a pity party for one. After wallowing in it for about 10 minutes my higher self took over, kicked my ego out of bed and me back into balance, then reminded me of what I already knew … and what you already know.
There is only one reason, one mission, one purpose for why our souls have landed on planet earth in human form in this time/space reality; to totally, completely and entirely embody, embrace and experience life in all its multi facets. That’s it, it’s not complicated, it’s not a secret and there ain’t no more to it.
It’s not about one person having an important mission and another having a lesser one, one being destined to find the cure for cancer while another’s fate is to serve meals at a soup kitchen. Nor is it about donning Indiana Jones gear in an attempt to find your purpose. It’s not hidden in the Temple of Doom along with joy, inner peace and that sensual brunette you’ve been searching for all your life.
LIFE is your purpose.
The evolved spiritual masters have always known this and never tried to keep it a secret. In fact, they shouted it from mountaintops, dungeons, deserts and the cross, but only a few devoted seekers have ever been willing to hear the truth. So why’d these dudes and dudettes spend years in isolation going within themselves meditating on a question they already knew the answer to? They didn’t, and therein lies the confusion … and the work.
When you know – have true knowing, not just an intellectual understanding – that your soul incarnated into human form for the purpose of having experiences, it then becomes simply a matter of setting intentions and choosing the experiences you want to have. By this time, your personal interests will have led you in a particular direction and your “cause” will be revealed through your own motivation and intuition.
In the meantime, law of attraction will continue to align you with people and/or organizations with whom you have consciously or unconsciously chosen to have experiences according to the vibrational energy of your personal signature. Thus, if you don’t like your experiences or the people you’re having them with, then you need to change your vibration. There ain’t no other way, babe!
Each of us is a unique vibrational signature that encompasses the totality of our body/mind/spirit energy systems. As we shed light on the dark spots within our signatures – the places that still hold us prisoners by fear, illusions, doubts and old wounds; in other words, that which blocks our energy from fully flowing – the totality of who we are gets stirred up, activated and set in motion. It’s like opening a clogged bathroom drain and removing a gunky hairball wad that’s been accumulating for the last 30 years. Next time you turn on the water it flows through the pipes like there’s no tomorrow. Same deal once we remove the gunk from our own energy systems – everything gets moving again.
The “cleaner” you get your personal energy pipes, the greater your chances are of understanding your direction and that which motivates you to take one path rather than another. When you know what motivates you, your actions, decisions, thoughts, and your words, the clarity empowers you, and your authentic voice becomes louder. You are then in a position to make informed decisions as well as being able to understand the motivations of others. When you can see what motivates others you are empowered within that situation to make choices that support the greater good of the whole.
The cool thing is that once you know that existing for the purpose of experiencing life is your purpose, the “how” simply becomes a matter of choice, and the fun begins. Many milestone moments must be met before you reach this point, but when you’ve met them you’ll have achieved a great amount of inner and outer clarity about yourself and the world in which you live and you won’t be pulled this way and that with every emotional storm that blows in your direction – compassionate detachment is what I call it. You’re gifts and abilities will be well developed by this point and you’ll know how to utilize them for the greater good of yourself and the whole. You won’t think about it any more, you’ll just do it, whatever “it” is.
We’ve all heard of or read about individuals who have performed wonderfully benevolent services for humanity and we think they were acting on their sacred contracts, their personal soul mission, and if we don’t find ours, our lives will be insignificant with tombstones that read, “here lies what’s his name,” and the aching emptiness inside will persist forever. It’s this faulty thinking that has people spinning in circles looking everywhere except within themselves and in front of their noses for the answer.
The gurus, mystics and healers knew that spirit made flesh to have many human experiences is our purpose, and they chose love as their main experience. So, what did they do during their long stints in isolation? They practiced love. Yep, that’s it!
They went on a conscious journey to unmask all that was not love within themselves. The spiritual masters practiced love and healed their addictions to satiation – which covers just about every category of emotional, physical and spiritual dis-ease that exists – until the single most powerful energy they radiated, was love. It begins first with self by stepping out of all ego based motivations.
We all have free will to choose the methods through which to dive deeper into our unique expressions of self. Airianna’s purpose is not about feeding the hungry and saving all the animals in the world any more than Jesus’ was to heal the blind; it’s about existing to have experiences. But she, like other light-workers who have come before her, is motivated by love and chose selfless service to the earth and humanity as the way she wants to experience her existence.
Me? You guessed it. Love is also the main meal on my menu of life, along with beauty. Someone once asked me why I don’t create art when I’m angry or in a bad mood. And although I see the value in releasing that negative energy in a constructive form, I just want to create beautiful things. So I only make art when I’m in a passionately inspired heart space. This way it doesn’t matter what the finished form looks like because I know it will always be beautiful and have the energy of love eternally embedded within.
Everyday in every way we are presented with opportunities to live our divine purpose consciously. If love is the path you want to walk, have a look at the situations and petty tyrants that provoke you the most, because they are the ones that give you the chance to improve your loving abilities by leaps and bounds.
Let’s face it, it’s not easy to really, truly and unconditionally love or forgive your ex wife, your best friend or yourself when you catch them in bed together. Nor is it easy to love your room-mate when he trashes your apartment, steals your car and disappears without a trace still owing you 3 months rent. Nevertheless, the opportunity to fulfill your divine purpose through the experiential living of love is ever present; you just need to recognize it for what it is.
So next time you feel that aching emptiness that the collective consciousness says will be filled when you “find” your life purpose (or that “perfect” mate), just realize you’re already living your purpose. Now you have the awareness to live it consciously by taking a closer look at your interests, passions, abilities and those inner motivational driving forces that get you all fired up to want to change the world, or yourself. This is the clue that points you in the most meaningful and exciting direction on your earth walk.
May you walk your path in love, inspiration, robust health, good spirits, steadfast companionship and joy.