There are so many ways to look at things. I find that exciting. I don’t think I could stand a static view – I like to imagine the perspective of a kaleidoscope or a multi-faceted gem.
If I were to suggest what I think our life purpose is, for each and every one of us I would say it’s to broadcast as purely and clearly as we can in every moment our beautiful and unique divine energy signature. It’s as simple, and as complex, as that.
And the only way I know how to even approach that is to first know yourself. I think it’s possible we can spend countless years stumbling, often without even realizing it’s a good idea to look at who you are. But I think, or at least hope, there comes a point where you get it. That it becomes a delight, and sometimes a challenge, to start the excavation work to uncover your soul self, freed from all the accumulated stuff that isn’t you – beliefs, patterns, imprints, the mountain-load of not-youness that we’ve managed to both knowingly and unknowingly gather.
That’s why I think self-reflection is so important. That’s why I believe it’s helpful to look at things from many angles – to get richer and fuller perspectives, to broaden and deepen our understanding. To begin seeing yourself as the divine being you are and then express your beingness.
Because it’s in the state of shining purely, clearly, truly that all the magic happens.
And for me part of the fun has always been when I see how supported we are. There are so many messages, so many clues all over the place. And for me it’s always a delight when I see how the message is expressed in so many different ways – so no matter which way we’re looking we have an opportunity to see it.
So for example I think we all carry unique configurations of energy streams – it’s what makes me me and you you. But these things also connect us in groups as well – whether you see this as those people you are in resonance with or see it at a wider view as soul families. We carry things we want to explore and express, and we find endless ways to remind ourselves of them.
Whether you look at the pattern of the planets marking a map of the energies on the moment you were born; or whether you have the lines read in your hand; or whether you do an honest and deep exploration of what your core values are; or whether you find any of innumerable ways to figure out what spiritual teacher and author Connie Kaplan calls the spiritual principles woven in your invisible garment – it’s all there waiting to be expressed.
Years ago I was delighted to find that “spiritual principles of my invisible garment” matched the core values that were important to me. It seemed like such an affirmation that there are so very many ways to see and know ourselves. I carry Innocence, Reciprocity, Generosity, Silence, Memory, Intelligence, Beauty, Ecstasy, Goodness, Focus, Service, Randomness, Dreaming and Awareness. When I looked at my Divine Soul Blueprint through the Akashic Records I saw from a different perspective as well, how I carry those things. I find that exciting and reassuring at the same time.
The above photo is a tin angel from Haiti that I have hanging in my office. I love that the angel is placing stars. It always makes me think about the lovely quote from Shakespeare:
There was a star danced, and under that was I born.
But it also reminds me that we all have Light to shine and we placed ourselves here to shine it.
What are you shining? What is yours that you need to step forward and claim?
A thoughtful post, Deborah. For me, I would have to say the Spiritual principals I have found are in the words of the Bible. “For me to live is Christ…” and the invisible garments would be what are often referred to as the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. But oops…some days I certainly have to self-reflect to see if I really was shining in those garments!
My focus word for this year is “Commitment” so I am focused on how well I shine!!
Oh my goodness, I LOVED THIS POST!! I’m going to save it in what I call my “Magic book” where I keep a special collection of messages and bits & pieces that speak to my soul.
Your “Magic book” sounds wonderful Nancy! What a great thing to have a collection of inspirations and reminders. It really is a beautiful practice isn’t it?
I love this post. It’s poetically written. I love the quote you include. It’s one of those simple and yet so brilliant sayings. Thank you!
Thanks Michele. Shakespeare did have a way with words didn’t he? 😉