What is it like to awaken to our spiritual nature, and live our individual and collective higher purpose?
Let's envision this...
We open our eyes, just as the first rays of sunlight stream in, beckoning us awake with the infinite possibilities present in the new day.
As we head outside, we appreciate the beauty and intricacies of our earthly home, from the vivid colors of the little blooms born through nature’s work, to the architectural marvels built by man’s hands.
We know life is meant to be impermanent, so that we will treasure every moment, and live each day to its fullest.
We are conscious of who we truly are, each a timeless soul on a human journey to experience life on Earth.
We are aware of what inspires each of us to grow and blossom, and from this inner spiritual core of our souls, we seek the outside world for the experiences that enable us to live our individual and collective higher purpose for this lifetime.
We recognize that nothing is random, and we open our minds to see synchronicity in life.
Interactions with other humans are not merely social necessities, but meaningful connections that generate the experiences we need to evolve. As collective consciousness emerges, we work harmoniously to generate positive karma and reform our world, growing and evolving with one another through the One Consciousness’s choreography.
Such is the vision for our world!
What is the purpose of the soul on Earth, and how do we lead our human lives meaningfully?
I think nobody has answered this question more eloquently than Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French philosopher who was born in the late 19th century: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
It is all too easy to negate our spiritual nature and focus solely on the material aspects of living, but we would not be here, questioning our identities, should the physical, mental and emotional aspects represent the whole of ourselves.
What is the purpose of the soul on Earth? We are here to experience life on Earth, and to continually expand the scope of our experiences via connections and interactions with other souls, growing and evolving through all our experiences – this is the collective purpose of the souls on Earth;
And individually, each of us have our own higher purpose – to complete learning spiritual lessons that we did not pass fully previously, and to commence learning certain spiritual lessons we have set out to in the between lives realm.
However, it is crucial to remember that even though we are granted free will in choosing our experiences, it is through our choices that we accumulate karma, therefore it is imperative that we choose our experiences and connections wisely and prudently.
How do we lead our human lives meaningfully?
It is easy to rationalize that a meaningful life commences when one embarks on a particularly desirable vocation, attains a certain level of social or wealth status, or perhaps achieves a challenging goal.
Yet, once any or all of the above events have occurred, does “meaning” ceases?
I used to believe that to have a meaningful life, I needed to possess a certain “meaningful” vocation and achieve the endless goals that I set for myself. To no surprise, it was a fruitless pursuit. This was because I never realized that the search for meaning was essentially a spiritual quest, and there was no way I could answer the question from a purely mental or physical perspective.
Events may appear meaningless not because meaning does not exist, but because we have yet to fathom it. A meaningful life commences right this moment, once we choose to open our minds to look for higher meaning, with the humble acceptance that there is more to our existence than what our five physical senses can perceive. To lead our lives meaningfully, we must open our minds. When we shut our minds, a shut world reflects back, hence everything appears to be meaningless. Only when we open our minds to look for meaning, can we experience another reality where higher meaning exists, and where all our acts reflect their meanings back upon us. This is how we recognize synchronicity as well, and the soul’s higher purpose for each lifetime is fulfilled through synchronicity.
In essence, live our Higher Purpose, and the experiences and connections necessary for our souls’ growth and evolution will come. Even though from our human perspective, we may not be able to fathom the grand scheme of things that exists within the divine karmic framework, we can lead a meaningful and synchronous life in which the fullest potential is fulfilled, by opening our minds to higher meaning. With collective awareness and commitment, it is not too late for the human race to work together to generate more positive karma to improve the state and reverse the fate of our earthly home.