Hey, it’s just a framework, really! As I have shared some of my personal experiences of my spiritual awakening and discovering Heart, my core Self, I have also shared a framework. I don’t honestly know if that’s the best term, but it works for me. I have no insistence that it is the way, the truth, or the light, but it is mine. My hope has been others will be aided either as they seek meaning for themselves or affirmation of their experiences. I have simply analyzed for elements that seem to be common as folks emerge into consciousness.
In a sense, my last eight posts along with this serve as a prequel or the philosophical background to the previous 247 articles. I have done this because of some comments and questions from others, and I think it’s important.
This series also serves as the foundational section of my Grand Unified Theory of Humanity. Without discovery of Self, humanity manifests the array of personal and societal problems all about us today. I have observed these, as well as the positives, in many of my past articles. I want to ensure the foundation makes sense.
Without further explanation, let’s look at the next piece of lattice in the framework: Mission. Again, the elements might occur in different order over different time spans, addressed one time and then readdressed another, or any of dozens of variations; however, these elements are common in experience. Just in case you didn’t read these last night, I’m copying and pasting here to set up for the next elements.
Who am I? What is my purpose, my reason, in being here?
Relationship with Heart, core Self
When one knows those are the questions, Heart must be asked these directly.
Identity of core Self — maybe a new name (highly suggested)
When we get that answer, come to that awakening of knowing we have Heart, eternal Spirit in this body, when we begin the possibly vague recognition that Heart stands in contrast to Ego, then, we have begun to know Self.
Co-creation of Purpose
Make a decision. What do you want your life to be about? How do you want to express your core Self as an expression of the love of the Universe to our world?
Co-creation of Vision
Now, we are in the fellowship of the Heart. We go through that process of bringing our experience, talents, passions, dreams, interests, curiosities — bring it all to Heart and co-create that vision. For me, writing and communications.
These all flow into one to another, maybe not sequentially, though; working it all out isn’t always easy, but it is rewarding, rich, and meaningful. And the elements I’m adding tonight are no different.
We work out our vision on a daily basis by forming, designing, and planning our mission. My vision is to express my core Self, my Purpose of discovery, through communication arts, especially written form. I chose how I would start. I did that initially through poetry. Even though it was largely unpublished, I still did it because I felt it, knew it from the fellowship of my heart.
I had to plan it, though. I decided on an organizational process for my poems. But I was involved in other work, too. After completing what I felt was the first phase of my poetry writing, I wrote the novel, The Fellowship of the Heart, which has been ongoing for several years. Organization is not my strength, primarily because I allow too many things to go on at once, so my novel languished for over a year until I did some revisions, finally employed a professional editor, got feedback, and now am rewriting.
But there is more, because after the beginning of this year, I knew, my Heart directed, I had to publish. I made my plan: an article every day. This is the result of that. My mission currently consists of a threefold process: daily publications, novel rewrite, and the shorter time frame of developing my first ebook, The Grand Unified Theory of Humanity.
So I have a lot of mission work to do on a day to day basis, probably over-planned, but that is okay. I’ll work it out.
This obviously, is a fluid process, a transmutable element, but whatever form or genre I write in, or whatever speaking I may work on marketing, it will all be an expression of my life Purpose, Discovery, and my Vision to make that purpose live, communication. My mission is how I communicate.
These are those things I put in the dreaded planner. I told you I am not good at organizing. Not quite true. I had to be as an educator, but the reality is I don’t like rigidity. I know it’s necessary, so I do it. And anyone who wants to live Purpose should, too, probably, in some form or another. When I write down my goals, I quickly see I have over-booked my own time, which is one of my current challenges. But it’s one of the blessings, too!
I hope this has been helpful. We grow from this framework; we can operate and mature based on these elements. And as we learn Heart from increasing fellowship, we evolve. And there are no rights and wrongs. Just know yourself, keep close to Heart, use Heart as your operating system, and enjoy the journey, as full and rich and challenging as it will be.
Are we good?! I am always open to questions, so do not hesitate.
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!