On a recent retreat, Malika explored purpose and a technique for connecting with ours. It surprised me how insightful this was.
She shared what Source said on the topic. “All beings together are the system of the universe.” We are the mechanism for the universe to know itself and to evolve.
“Even in the divine realms, every being plays an important role in serving, nurturing and upholding the pure light that is.”
Thus, our own role is in how we serve the whole.
“All of creation is built upon service. Hence, your purpose is your way of serving Source in your daily physical life. It is a way of channeling your Source consciousness and essence down into matter.”
In the cosmic or spiritual sense, our purpose is to come to know Source, and integrate that so it is more fully expressed.
“Discovering your purpose in your life means discovering your Source Self within you and allowing it to express through its natural creativity. One of the most important things for Source is to be able to express itself through you.”
The trick is, we’re never not in service. Yet if we can make this conscious, we’re more in alignment and not creating friction and difficulty for ourselves and others (aka karma). I’ll come back to this point further along.
This isn’t just abstract, but right in the mundane. Our laws of nature structure our physiology and the world around us, so we naturally move toward our purpose if we’re not getting in the way of it.
“What is the point of spirituality if you do not enjoy the human experience? Spirituality is not meant to be suffering. It’s meant to be joyful, transformative, and creative.”
We’re here to use our skills to serve the whole, be it in business, in art, in educating, in building, or in raising children. Our service is our purpose and its expression can evolve and shift in time as the needs of the whole change.
“Connecting to your purpose also allows you to transcend the lower vibrations and distortions that come up within you and around you… because in that moment, you’re merging with the Source within you, which automatically takes you into a higher state of being.”
What is our skill set and how can that be used to fulfill a need of the whole? I’m reminded of young entrepreneurs seeking the unmet need they can serve.
On reflection, I’ve realized I’ve been serving my purpose or working out karma much of my life. It would be difficult for it to be otherwise, as that would push against all of nature. However, often I wasn’t very conscious about it. I resisted and got in the way of the process. By connecting to source and making it conscious, you can move your life onto a whole other level, where your actions are supported and desires fulfilled. When we support the whole, the whole supports us.