In the process of writing her article on sacred purpose, (1) Kathleen helped me to see what my sacred purpose was. And it surprised me.
You might think I’d say that my sacred purpose is to serve the Divine Mother or Archangel Michael. Or even to build Nova Earth.
Well, that would be true. I’m sure we have more than one purpose to our lives.
But they’re not what propels me out of bed every morning. They aren’t the sacred purpose that puts lightness in my step and brings a smile to my face.
My sacred purpose is actually … to serve enlightenment.
That comes as a result of a vision I had on Feb. 13, 1987, in which I saw that the purpose of life is enlightenment. (2) Our purpose is to know our true identity. And that true identity is God.
Everything is God and we’re part of everything. Therefore we too must be God.
If God is One without a second and we were not God, then we would be a second. Since that cannot be, we must be God.
As a result of what the vision experience ignited in me, I’ve wanted to serve enlightenment ever since. I’ve since become aware that such an outcome is not unusual. For instance, Jiddu Krishnamurti saw the Divine Plan for life and he too could not resist working for it ever after:
“The really important thing is … the knowledge of God’s plan for men. For God has a plan, and that plan is evolution. When once a man has seen that and really knows it, he cannot help working for it and making himself one with it, because it is so glorious, so beautiful.” (3)
I’ve wanted to serve enlightenment more than anything else. And treasured every moment spent studying, contemplating, and cultivating it.
It’s an interesting prospect. In a sense, my sacred purpose is to communicate to humanity its sacred purpose. Its sacred purpose is to know its true identity as God. But not many people are aware that life even has a purpose. So one of my tasks has been to communicate it and I never tire of doing so.
In building Nova Earth, all of us participate sometimes as part of the hub of administrative and ancillary services and sometimes as part of the outreach. Most of my articles are written as part of the hub. Communicating the purpose of life is definitely the outreach I favor engaging in.
Another thing arose from that conversation. I got to see that, until this moment, I’ve been writing my articles in a stream of consciousness. I’m probably driven by some sense that a writer must always write something new each day.
But that has inhibited me over the years, I now see. It means I don’t concentrate on anything. I don’t fix my attention on anything over time. It can water down my attention.
I’m seeing that what’s lacking in my life right now is the readiness and willingness to concentrate – to stay with something over a long period of time.
I was watching myself today to see how much time I gave to valuing nobility, sacredness and love in the course of a day and it was mere minutes. My mind was all over the place, up and down, in and out, bouncing off the walls of life.
I don’t care what good ideas a person has under those circumstances, the mere monkey motion of the mind will keep enlightenment at bay.
I hunger for a quiet mind and a simple life. And the only one who can see that I achieve both of these is me.
The proper place for me to put my attention on is me. I run this show. I operate this machine.
And so I say I serve enlightenment. That is my sacred purpose. That is what calls me, what has me get up out of bed. And I serve anyone else who serves enlightenment, and the Trinity, and the One.
Knowing my sacred purpose is like shaking the blanket of the mind. The dust flies. I come to attention. And I connect with what I truly love in life. Serving enlightenment, my sacred purpose, is what I love.