unite with the divine while in this body; for this man is
really born. If he misses his destiny, Nature is not in a
hurry; she will catch him up someday, and compel him to
fulfill her secret purpose.
~ Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(president of India, 1962 - 67)
all want to know why we are here. What is our mission in life? The
people who know it are easy to spot; their lives shine with meaning.
Their perception of their life's purpose gives them the strength to live
through the rough times as well as to enjoy the good. Many people,
however, are confused ~ or completely in the dark ~ about their reason
lack of self~understanding and direction is a health problem itself, in
a sense, for it can lead to all sorts of emotional stress, including
depression, anxiety, and fatigue. When these stresses or negative
emotions become entrenched, they can contribute to the development of
illness. It's not only our mind that wants to know our mission ~ this knowledge is vitally important to our body and spirit as well.
Lack of knowledge of our mission can become a destructive force in our
relationships; we can hurt others around us as well as ourselves. If we
don't have a clear sense of how to see the bigger picture when things go
wrong, we are not able to respond appropriately to events or people.
From a cosmically practical point of view, we live in a world filled with many souls who have no idea whatsoever why they are here or what they are supposed to be doing. The absence of spiritual and emotional orientation have become epidemic. The
further we stray from our true mission in life, the more frustrated we
become, and the more out of sync our energy will be. However, by knowing
your mission, you can live your life in ways that makes best use of
your energy. When you are working well with your energy, you are also
creating the best expression of your personal power. You are living in
accord with your Sacred Contract.
the process of awakening, you inevitably identify the patterns of
thoughts and beliefs that you have used to interpret yourself and the
world. These interpretations have become cellular memories and carry the
emotional energy charge that affects your biography and consequently
your biology. In detecting the emotional charge in your biography, you
can begin to see how the fragments of your history have worked together
in ways that have affected your past, your present, and the state of
your health. This has become known as symbolic sight, and
enables you to get back your energy or spirit and heal emotionally,
spiritually, and sometimes even physically. It is also an important
method of working with your energy to bring your Sacred Contract into
overall energy patterns are reflected in our individual cells, our
individual souls also hum actively within a kind of global soul
comprising all life on the planet. Our words, thoughts, deeds, and
visions influence our individual health just as they affect the health
of everyone around us. As vital parts of a larger, universal Spirit, we
each have been put here on earth to fulfill a Sacred Contract that
enhances our personal spiritual growth while contributing to the
evolution of the entire global soul.
our life's mission, or Contract, cannot be defined or measured simply
by our external life alone. Your purpose is not only your career,
hobbies, or romantic relationship. A Contract is your overall
relationship to to your personal power and your spiritual power. It is
how you work with your energy and whom you give it to. It is also how
much you are willing to surrender to divine guidance. Although a
Contract is not the physical details of your life, you can use these
details to figure out what your Contract is.
of the ways that energy works is that it organizes itself around our
emotional centers, or chakras. Yet an organizing principle even greater
than the interplay of the chakras is shaping the energy within each of
us ~ and shaping our lives as it does so. Universal forms of cosmic
intelligence known as archetypal patterns populate our minds and lives
in ways that affect us deeply. Though we are generally unaware of these
patterns of archetypes, they are shared in many people's thoughts and
emotions, across cultures and countries.
are the architects of our lives. The energy of the archetype and its
manifestations in our psyches and lives is so pervasive and intimate
that no part of our lives exists separately from at least one archetypal
pattern. Usually no fewer than twelve are our constant companions.
the way you express your archetypes is unique to you, these energies
correspond to the archetypes of other people in your life. They interact. These psychological, emotional patterns ~ how we live and whom we love ~ can lead us to a profound understanding of purpose. Carl
Jung believed that archetypes live in a collective unconscious through
which all souls are connected. The collective unconscious holds the
energy of all who have participated in an archetype through the ages ~
stories, myths, legends, and prototypes. They are the energy companions through whom we can learn to understand ourselves.
The language of this process is one of spiritual alchemy. With it we'll learn to transform heavy physical relationships and emotions into spiritual gold. We manage our Contracts, but the Divine takes care of the Sacred.
are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment.
There is a hidden meaning behind all events,
and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution."
~ Deepak Chopra
Caroline Myss's Library of Archetypes
Thanks to: http://crystalseed.ning.com