"If it is only a dream, why is pain so real?" "A dream head struck against a dream wall causes dream pain. A dreamer is not cognizant of the hallucinatory fabric of a dream until he awakens. Similarly, man does not understand the delusory nature of the cosmic dream of creation until he awakens in God." Paramahansa Yogananda

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What is My Purpose?

I wrote an email to a friend this morning about her confusion about her purpose. I haven't posted in
so long that I thought this would be a good re-start.

I think the place we get stuck when asking the question 'what is my purpose?' is our approach.
First we ask what is it I am to do to express my purpose? Then we try to figure it out. I think
the first question in regards to aligning with purpose is how do I want to feel? For it will guide us
to purpose. For example I want to feel happy, surprised, amazed and excited. When I do something
that makes me feel that way I know I am on purpose. It can be painting, counseling, healing or a
walk in nature or attending a child's birthday party. I am a believer in healing the individual or the
planet happens through energy and feelings create energy. If we want to be on purpose and contribute
it is important that we find what it is we want to feel. The next step is to start focusing on what is
already in place in our life that makes us feel that way so we can create the feeling state that vibrates
at the energy we want to manifest. For example I may be feeling incredibly lonely about Kirby being
gone. That could kill a whole day with misery, so I switch to my gratitude for the laughter I had with
him,  the dinner I had with friends last weekend, the awesome sessions I had with clients yesterday
and I feel happy and surrounded by people. All of a sudden I am getting more clients and dinner
invites and I am back in a state of happiness and I am back on purpose contributing to the healing of
the energetic vibrations of my experience, the collective, the world.

I never think trying to figure anything out gets us very far if we want to explore new territory. We
just run circles in our minds exploring familiar territory. Most great scientists say that their great
discoveries came to them when they stopped trying to figure it out. I always make my intention
known to the Divine and then I listen to the stillness and then let it go. I find the answer always
appears in the most surprising ways.  'I intend to be aligned with my purpose' would be a good start.

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