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Yesterday in our Sundays With Spirit online service I was sharing about how grateful I am to realize we all have the same purpose in this life and it’s outlined clearly in A Course in Miracles:
I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Him Who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do,
because He Who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes,
knowing He goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.
Life feels so much more aligned and balanced when we know what our life purpose is.
Once we know, we can fulfill it and that’s a great feeling.
Admittedly, not everyone has been present with themselves enough to know what their purpose is. Many of us believe that our purpose is about DOING something in the world versus BEING something in this world.
Some of us have a clear understanding of our purpose and yet we reject it flatly over and over again because we feel incapable or unworthy. Others dance around it. Can anyone can be truly happy unless they are on the path to fulfilling their divine purpose?
Even those who have no clear idea of their purpose know deep down that true fulfillment is in the living of that purpose.
For many years I either ran from or simply turned my attention away from what I knew to be my purpose. I was being called to be a minister, to study the our God nature and the spiritual laws and principles and to walk in them. Initially, I had associated my vocation with a loftiness and an arduousness that made it seem far from my reach.
I thought I had to be flawless.
I thought I had to live a life of extreme holiness and that felt completely unattainable to me.
Fortunately, in my desire to know and understand the spiritual nature of life, I discovered that there was no part of the Divine that expected me to be anything other than I was. There was no great opinion holder in the sky judging me.
Instead, there is an infinite source of love, encouragement and support responding in every moment. I don’t have to be a saint or live without falling down. I only have to pick myself up with as much love as I can muster every time I fall. I only have to keep my attention on what I desire most: love, beauty and wisdom.
The miracle of Divine Law and Infinite Grace is that it is always seeking me. I don’t even have to think about it anymore. It no longer requires major effort because it’s not far away. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, I’ve discovered that I’ve had the power all along. And just as quickly, I am home, in the love of God.
Today I treasure the inspired words of the wonderful mystic, Christian D. Larson, who writes in his powerful classic The Pathway of Roses , “The lilies of the field are all that beautiful lilies can possibly be, and they depend wholly upon the powers divine that are within them. Accordingly, they are an inspiration to all the world.”
Are we not each as beautiful as those lilies of the field? When we see each other correctly we cannot fail to see the beauty in each other. Sometimes I look at someone who is authentically sharing their experience with me, and it doesn’t have to be anything special, and I can’t help but be mored to tears by their magnificence. It shines whether they are aware of it or not.
I know that part of our purpose, and one of the most wonderful ways to be truly helpful, is to look at our brothers and sisters and Love them.
All these young men who have committed these massacres would have gone down a different path if they had been truly loved. When a person is ignored and left to play violent video games to entertain themselves, they can easily fall down a crazy rabbit hole and lose their way. They don’t have a way to explore their gifts and talents, and they don’t see any hope for a better life in the future.
If you know any young men in your life who could benefit from extra care and attention, please, go out of your way to offer it to them. They are the lilies of the field. What a wonderful way to be truly helpful!