“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
Whether we believe ourselves to be human beings having a spiritual experience or spiritual beings having a human experience largely determines our world view, how we view ourselves and our role in the world.
As long as we identify with the human form and ego, we will be guided by our conditioning and will try to derive our life purpose from what we perceive from the external world.
But if we understand and believe that we are spirits and infinite life itself encased in a human form, we will go deep within and listen to our inner guidance to reveal our life purpose to us.
“You came here with something to do. You are part of a universal consciousness, and there are no accidents in it. In your true essence—not the false self, not the ego part of you, but in the true essence of who you are—you are infinite and you have something very profound to accomplish while you’re here. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here.
Find it. Pay attention to it. Listen to the calling. See the clues, the cues. See the alignments, whatever they might be, no matter how absurd or bizarre they might seem to everyone around you…if you have a calling inside that says there’s also something else, don’t ignore that. Don’t die with your music still in you. Don’t die with your purpose unfulfilled. Don’t die feeling as if your life has been wrong. Don’t let that happen to you.” – Wayne Dyer
It is said that on the soul’s evolutionary journey, there are few lessons that we choose to learn in each lifetime. It is on the basis of these lessons that one gets into conditions for a particular life like birth place parents; culture etc.
For example, if courage is the primary lesson that our soul chose to learn in this lifetime, we would encounter those souls and circumstances that would require us to invoke courage.
If we understand that everything happens for a reason, we would stop blaming our circumstances and acting as a victim and will start looking for ways to step into our highest power.
When we start looking for ways to find out our calling from our soul’s point of view and not from the egoist mind, the universe will start guiding us.
We will start noticing patterns and synchronicity, be it in the form of numbers, a song, or any random conversation between strangers.
The more sensitive and receptive we become, the more lucid will be the flow of our universal guidance.
Once we start following the path of this universal guidance, we will see that one thing leads to the other and the path ultimately leads to our calling and highest potential.
As Steve Jobs put it, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
It ultimately comes down to recognizing ourselves as powerful co-creators and realizing that our calling is our own creation.
Your calling is your own creation
Our souls have certain life lessons to learn on the evolutionary process but once the soul realizes that it is the infinite life essence itself and attains self realization, it is free to create its own mission and calling.
The more we are aware of our divine essence and our connection with the Universal source, the more empowered we become to embrace the role of powerful creators.
But to reach to this empowered state, we first have to let go of our identification with any limitations or fear.