Hey! Have you heard yet? The whole world depends on you to make things at least a little bit better! We all need you. You don’t want that responsibility? No problem. You’re not signing a contract; you haven’t made some sort of Faustian pact.
Simply by being here, the world and life as we know it is different, and it can be a way better different. We all, deep down, want to believe we make a difference and can do and be something to make an even bigger difference. We all, superficially, may listen to our ego and not believe that.
Ego, indeed, complicates this, for ego tells us we are insignificant, that others know better, that we must attend practical matters, that such spiritual considerations are for our spare time. Ego lies, but it lies because it is limited.
We tell ourselves a much more damaging lie when we accept ego lies into our mindset, our thoughts, our brains, and make decisions to not hear truth, our own personal truth. We have a portion of energy in us comprised of eternal Spirit, Divinity: Heart. Because we have such energy in us, we are linked to the whole Universe; we matter. The world is changed, the Universe is changed, because we are here, housing a portion of eternity in a mortal body.
My writing focuses on helping others discover Self and life purpose and to encourage them. I will write about it, but I will not tell you if you do these things, you’re saved. Nope, because the truth is you must do this for yourself, see it for yourself, live it for yourself. No degree saying you’ve mastered a certain body of knowledge. No formal ceremonies or rites of initiation. That doesn’t mean all those things can’t be good and useful, but you establish the relationship with your own Heart.
As I wrote last night, the cue for us to begin a conversation with Heart happens when we start questioning who we are and why we are here, which can present in many alternative forms. Then, during those moments, ask Heart; directly address it. Listen. Write it down.
No right or wrong ways of doing this exist. Just do it. Once a relationship is established, we get to know how that spiritual entity of Heart moves, speaks, and operates in us. Now, we can get really excited because we consider the big picture of why we are here and how we can make a difference: life Purpose!
I want to be careful about this. I want to provide a framework and not a locked in process. This was my experience, but the elements of it can be enjoyed and known by anyone. I discovered my life Purpose by knowing I once again had frustrating questions and spoke with my Heart about it: “Now, what do I do?”
My Heart and I had a very real conversation, one focusing on what I wanted to do, what I felt passionate and enthusiastic about, what were my curiosities, interests. I have ways that I instinctively used to gain my focus, techniques I had used for years in education. I have used these in helping people since then, but I am not sharing them here. I have an array, and when I work with someone individually, I choose what I feel, what my Heart tells me, would work. Again, no rights or wrongs — just freedom to help others discover.
And that night when I co-created life Purpose with my Heart, I felt such joy, peace, encouragement, and purpose. But there was more than that. I heard the voice of my Heart. I felt the name emerging, the name I would identify as Heart, a name descriptive of my deepest motivation: Discovery.
Because I was asked, I will summarize what I have shared to this point.
1. Hear my own soul-searching questions.
2. Believe and feel I have some deep part of myself I have never formally met — only interacted with as an acquaintance.
3. Speak directly to that deep Me and listen, think, ask more questions, and even write down what I heard. (I wrote the poem that night — “The Birdbath Moon.”)
4. Determine a spiritual name for Heart. If you do this, consider passions, curiosities, achievements, enthusiasm, interests, dreams. Then, become more aware of Heart, that energy of eternal Spirit, and how it operates to enlighten us about ourselves, our total person. What name could characterize that? That became a new name for me, my life Purpose, spiritual energy name.
More comes after this, but for tonight, this is it. It’s pretty mechanistic writing in some ways, but I feel an urgency to share it. I am working to illustrate it in story form in my novel, The Fellowship of the Heart.
What I know for sure is this: many people long to live lives of purpose, significance, and love, so I continue to explore, to discover, and to share these conceopts with anyone who needs it.
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Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!