Living our purpose is about fully engaging life at the level of consciousness that reflects and manifests who we are. It is one thing to have an idea of who we are and another to fully step into the power of expressing that on all levels of being. As our purpose becomes clearer and begins to unfold, we catch glimpses of it coming into manifestation in our life. During these moments we may experience great joy or a deep sense of peace, and we say yes to Spirit through our energy of fun. And then… we begin to recognize those areas in our life that are not in alignment with our purpose.
These revelations can sometimes be painful, and we may at first think that all this work was for naught. From my perspective, we can look at these revelations in at least two different ways. We can lower our vibration by thinking thoughts of accusation and shame toward ourselves and others, or we can honestly assess the circumstances with a willingness to see with new eyes. In order to fully engage in true transformation we must be willing to honestly look at what thoughts and beliefs we are holding on to that are not in alignment with who we are. This is the part of transformation that we so often want to skip over. If I just change my thinking to positive, this negative will go away. It appears to be a bit more complex than that in my life.
Spiritual principle tells us we are a part of the natural flow of giving and receiving in the universe. Therefore, we must be willing to give in order to open space for new ideas, feelings, behaviors to take root within us. We often think of giving in terms of the physical. The aspect of giving I would like to speak to is forgiving.
Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Jesus said much the same thing when he taught us to love our enemies, and pray for those who persecute us. (Matt 5:46) When we raise our vibration to the level of affirming the One everywhere every-when presence and power of God, we open ourselves to see whatever is happening with new eyes — eyes of compassion and understanding. This is true For-giveness.
There is a paradox within this principle. When we give from an open heart without expectation of return, we open ourselves to receive even more than we gave away. If we give with expectation of return, we draw to ourselves only what we expect. Metaphysics tells us that there is always a greater good underneath appearance.
True forgiveness is about letting go and creating space within ourselves to express more fully our divine purpose. It is only through expressing our divine purpose that we experience the fullness of who we are: Christ Consciousness. Expressing that Truth is our purpose; our gift to the world.