8.1 Law of Life Purpose
If we are speaking about life purpose, we should first explain what we understand with "life". Life is often seen just as a period of one life time between birth and death when living on the planet Earth. But death on Earth isn't and "end", it is actually a transition of the soul to subtler realms of existence. In fact "We're not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences it's the other way around: we're spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences." (Deepak Chopra)*
In a greater sense, life never stops, it just includes various stages of being - living on subtler planes of existence and living on more dense levels of existence like being incarnated, for example, on Earth. Life on Earth is just a part of the various experiences what a soul can have in its spiritual journey of exploring the universe. The soul is immortal and it chooses to experience various places and different planes of existence in the universe.
The continuous series of the cycle of birth-life-death-rebirth and the gathering of life experiences serves the greater purpose of life, which is continuous expansion of consciousness, spiritual growth and development.
To develop spiritually means to become aware, understand and express the Spirit in yourself. The goal is to reveal your Higher Self, to find out that your true essence is spiritual. Everyone is here to discover this - to remember, who you truly are, to uncover your Spiritual or Higher Self, to find out the truths about life and at some point to become one again with the Source, where your soul is coming from - the Universal Consciousness.
And when you have discovered your spiritual nature and Higher Self, the purpose of life is to live in alignment with it and to express your soul energy on Earth in your own unique and harmonious ways. How do you know if you are in alignment with your Higher Self? By listening to your heart and doing what inspires, uplifts and fulfills you. By doing what gives you joy and makes you happy. This doesn't mean to avoid difficulties or hard work, in fact, if you follow your heart, it often leads you through challenges, difficulties and hardships, but it simply feels right and fuels you with energy. Following the heart always brings improvement in some aspects of your life, helps you to grow and rewards you with an increasing feeling of fulfillment and joy, gratitude of being alive.
Practically this means, you can feel a pull to do something, for example, to discover and express your talents, to become somebody in a professional sense, to settle down or to go to travel or to do "nothing" for a period of time. But after you have done that, you can feel new impulses and get new inspiration of doing and experiencing something else. So don't attach yourself to expressing a specific talent, learning a profession, having a special life style or doing something concrete as your only life purpose. You are a creative process not a ready product and you are always unfolding. It may happen that after discovering your talent and expressing it in practical life, you'll discover other heart impulses and talents later in life. It is just important to always follow your heart and the flow of life and to feel that what you are doing, is in harmony with yourself.
So far we have looked at general information about purpose of life and now we would like to look at some aspects of meaning of life more deeply.
Remember who you are
We wish to explain more what do we mean with "remembering, who you are" and discovering your True Self. When a soul incarnates on Earth in a human form, it is covered with a temporary "not knowingness", which lets you to forget that essentially you are a spiritual being. In the state of not really knowing, who you are and where you are and how life functions here on Earth, people often identify themselves with their bodies or their minds and thoughts, emotions and personalities with specific gender, social status, individual characteristics, nationality, worldview, etc. and aren't aware about their True Self as immortal souls and divine particles of the Universal Consciousness.
Before incarnating on Earth souls consciously choose to temporary experience the not knowingness of the "veil", since it lets you to experience aspects of duality- and separateness consciousness, which can't be felt in the spiritual realms, where souls reside between incarnations. For the soul, which is used to the oneness, love, joy, peace of subtler planes of existence, it is very interesting and enriching to be on Earth and experience the great contrasts of polarity and separateness consciousness, which are available here. Contrasts between the positive and the negative in life bring a lot of movement, changes and development and so create wonderful opportunities for soul growth and expansion of consciousness.
Through various life experiences in many incarnations souls gradually "wake up" and remember that there is a deeper meaning of life and that they are something more than their bodies, minds and personalities. Actually there is a kind of "build in mechanism", which always lets the soul to awaken. Besides "the veil", which we mentioned before, is of various "thickness" and differs from soul to soul according to their spiritual experience and development. And depending from the development of consciousness, people do remember the unconditional love, unity, freedom and creativity, happiness of the spiritual realms, where they come from and strive for these qualities also in incarnations on Earth.
During the awakening process, the souls start to recognize their divine nature and to feel the underlying oneness of all living beings on Earth and in the Universe. People remember their true spiritual essence and step by step switch from separateness to unity- and love-consciousness. They remember their connection with all humanity, nature and its kingdoms, Earth, the universe and reconnect to the Absolute. This leads to a meaningful, spiritual, conscious and fulfilled life in harmonious cooperation and development with all of humanity, nature and the universe.
Recognize your gifts
Another aspect of life purpose explains that each soul is gifted with a special talent (or more) and a unique way of manifesting it into life and thus serving and enriching the world. We live in a universe, where the operation of our daily life is based on exchange. We are in a constant dynamic exchange with everybody and everything around us. We receive our life energy from the Source, from the cosmos, the planets, stars, the sun, from air, water, earth, plants, food, etc. And we give out the received energy in various ways - through our communication with other people, through our job and different daily services to others. So giving and receiving are two aspects of the natural circulation of the universal energy and of life. And everybody has his unique talents, which he can use for exchanging energy and services with other living beings and thus securing that his personal needs and the needs of others are met.
- How to discover your gifts?
When you are expressing your talent in your own way, it captivates you're whole being and you don't notice time passing by. You come into a state of natural and easy flow, where you lose the feeling of yourself. It seems as if you aren't doing it at all, but that it somehow happens through you, that you are an instrument of something greater. The expression of your talent fills you with inspiration and energy (as if you had a turbo engine :)). The state is accompanied by bliss, joy and fulfillment. You feel yourself in the right place and doing the right thing and actually don't want to stop. But when you do other jobs, which aren't in harmony with your heart, you'll constantly have difficulties to concentrate and will find many little excuses to prolong the job (social media, surfing on the internet, talking to somebody, going for an additional walk etc.). Then you get tired sooner and don't feel fulfilled, even if you achieve good results.
- Develop your talents and express them in life
So your task is to find out what your talent is and to develop it. If you are still looking for it, listen to your heart. It always gives you true impulses and guidance, what to do. It will always show you the way to a harmonious life. Sometimes your heart is being ignored or stopped by the mind as something presumably unsafe and irrational, but in the reality the heart has the ability to see farther than the intellect can imagine. It is connected to the unified energy field and knowledge and offers you higher knowledge, that the mind can't reach. The mind should listen, follow and help to manifest the wishes of the heart. (To learn to listen to your heart and to discover your true wishes and purpose in life we warmly recommend the book "Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live" by Martha Beck.)
But when you are looking for your talents and developing them in a professional sense, know, that your value as a human being doesn't depend on your occupation, professional level and career success. The sun shines equally on all and the Divine Love from the Source flows equally to all. Of course one should strive towards perfection and excellent knowledge and skills to be able to do a great job, but remember that the most important thing isn't to become somebody, but to discover who you are.
As children, teenagers and young adults we are often treated as nothing special yet. It is often considered, that a persons value will become visible only with time, when we become grown up and develop into somebody in a professional sense or achieve specific results according to the image of a successful person in our environment. We are often asked : "Who will you be, who will you become?" Why don't grownups ask children : "Who are you?" Must the sacred, individualized particle of the Spirit, become a lawyer, a writer or a programmer, etc., to be valued and loved? :) There is often the pressure to become somebody to be valued and so people spend most of their energy into becoming somebody and don't invest time and attention into finding out who they actually are. So remember to stay who you are when you are trying to become somebody in a professional sense and discover your deeper Spiritual Self.
- Follow your natural rhythm of exploring yourself
While you are exploring your true heart impulses, developing your talents and looking for your individual way in life, remember to always listen to your heart. Choose and go the way which truly inspires you and move according to your natural rhythm of discovering yourself.
Release the possible struggle of achieving success according to the standards of your environment, the fear of "not fitting in". Ignore the pressure of values and standards, which don't match your inner wisdom and don't feel right for you. Know that you are carried by the natural flow of energy and life in the universe and secured by the Love of the Absolute. You can feel this flow in the form of inspiration and feelings through your heart. As a soul you are based on the Love of the Universal Consciousness and on the wisdom of harmonious universal laws and not the standards and rules of society.
So focus on your natural, individual way of heart centered living and remember that "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."(Lao Tzu) Each soul is unique and develops in its own rhythm similar to various flowers and plants of nature. Some flowers open up quickly, some take a long time to show their blossoms to the world. And there are no wrong flowers or plants, everyone is perfect in the diversity and wholeness of nature and in the flow of life. So are you.
And remember that "(...) you are good enough even when not doing anything, or helping anyone, or meaning anything to anyone else. You are good as you are, because you are a part of nature. Like a tree, or a flower, or a mountain, you have a right to be, simply because you are a part of the whole. You do not have to prove yourself. An animal or a flower does not feel the need to defend itself for being, it is simply there – you are simply there. You are an expression of spirit, of oneness, and that is enough!
Strangely, although this should be reassuring to you, it is a bit of a blow to your ego. The ego part inside you wants to be someone, wants to be useful, to make a difference. But is thatwhat your soul really desires of you? It is not, because your soul is at peace with itself. Yes, it does seek expression in the outside world, it wants to share itself like a flower shares its beauty, but it does not need to prove itself or justify its existence. Just take in the realization that there is not as much to achieve in your life as you think. You can truly relax a bit more. You are a part of the whole, nothing can change that." (Mary Magdalene)**
Serve the world and the Absolute
A further aspect of this law has to do with service and cooperation with the Absolute and the world (humans, natures kingdoms, other living beings on subtler planes). Some may think this is a bit too far of a jump. People are used to apply their talents to meet their individual needs or the necessities of their families, closest people, maybe community, city, country or a greater geographical region. But the whole of humanity and other living beings? If you don't feel the connection with humanity or other living beings in your heart, you don't feel the call to serve them.
But actually the functioning of our daily life is based on the exchange of energy, ideas, resources, products, services, etc. with all of humanity, natures kingdoms and beings on subtler spiritual planes and we usually wish to enjoy all the good stuff and experience we can from all over the world...When you think about this more, you'll see that it is natural to serve not only your dearest people and community or country, but the whole world.
- How can you help?
If you understand the Law of Oneness and feel the connection to the Absolute, humanity and other living beings, you can consciously find a way your talents can meet the needs of the world. To discover that way, ask yourself, how you can be useful? What is the best way you can serve? Don't think about the possible rewards. Listen to your heart and feel how you could serve others. Take time to be in silence and peace and think about it. Feel the true impulses from your heart and dare to become aware of them.
There is another question, which can also help you to recognize the job you want to do. Imagine that you had all the money, time and possibilities to do what you wanted in life and notice the answers. If the answer is "I don't know," you probably aren't honest to yourself and don't dare to reveal your true wishes. Try it, until you get more concrete answers. When you get the answers, put them into practice step by step.
And if each of us listen's to their heart, the needs of the world will be met, because everybody receives impulses from the Source - the higher Intelligence, which governs all life in the universe. Some people receive the impulse to grow food and take care of nature, others feel the inspiration to develop modern eco-technologies and others again feel the call to create wonderful music and uplift the souls of people. So just listen to your inner calling and do your job and be in the place, in which your heart shines.
To sum up the main aspects of this law: discover your true Self, grow spiritually, reconnect to the Absolute, find your unique talent, serve Spirit and the world with it, and you will see how your life becomes filled with inspiration, meaning, joy, wealth, love and harmony.
- * The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams. Deepak Chopra, US, New World Library, 1994
- ** Experiencing the Buddha Energy, Mary Magdalene channelled by Pamela Rose Kribbe, http://www.jeshua.net/gate/gate23.htm
- Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live. Martha Beck, Harmony, 2002
- Fear as doorway to the unknown, Jeshua channelled by Pamela Rose Kribbe, www.jeshua.net
- How do You Recognize Your Soul's Plan?, Jeshua channelled by Pamela Rose Kribbe, www.jeshua.net
- Angels on Earth, Earth channelled by Pamela Rose Kribbe, www.jeshua.net
- Mooji on the Concept of 'You Must Have a Purpose', https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJZOyGOmuwE
- Happiness is The Purpose of Your Life! Want to Know Why? - Teal Swan, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HbcoKGaMPk
- lecture of Nada Baba (held in yoga school "Dipika", in Riga, Lv)
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