We have been moving away from the real substance of life for a long time. Times of seeking out the wisdom of our elders, sages, or seers used to be a very prominent way of life.
Now, if you seek out wisdom about the meaning of life, what our purpose is, or what the point of being alive on this planet could be, mainstream people may tend to think you are a wacko. Many believe psychics are full of it, manipulators, or just very creative.
David Brooks and many other people have found that a once age-old tradition of going to your family’s elders, a sage, a seer, or someone regarded with high spiritual or energetic wisdom, is a dying practice.
Most people these days are quick to want to see the studies that are released from neuroscience, economy experts, political figures, or media gurus. Many people these days tend to want to keep up with the “Joneses” on only a material or superficial level.
What about the much deeper levels? Do the people have time to think about that on commercial breaks? Perhaps not likely; they are too busy being told what the next new hot thing is they need to buy.
So, in his New York Times article, “What is Your Purpose”, David Brooks starts the conversation on what a person considers their meaning in this life. He’s traveling the country speaking to people, trying to get this conversation started again. It’s an important one conversation that not many are exploring these days.
I suggest checking out the link in the article and posting to his website asking for your life’s purpose submission. I think this is a really great thing he’s doing now and absolutely fascinating that we will all be able to see at least a sampling of what people are finding important enough to give their lives deeper meaning.
If you have a quiet moment today to contemplate what your life’s purpose is, consider doing this. What may come from it is more growth and clarity.
Near Death Experience and a Huge Wake Up Call
Nanci Danison is a high-powered lawyer who was given a diagnosis for breast cancer last May. Getting this news did not frighten her. She finished her will, said her goodbyes, and was excited to “return home”. She admits she’s probably one of the few cancer patients who is actually excited to not live through her surgery.
Therein, the foundation was set for her to experience an NDE (near death experience). She said that when she “crossed over’, she was met with an outpouring of intense love and rays of light that she recognized as family members.
Then she had a life review. This was a little embarrassing to her because it showed her how insignificant this incarnation was. She worked crazy hours and made a lot of money, but wasn’t really living at all.
She even came to see that the religions that most people follow really don’t seem to be an accurate depiction of the afterlife at all. Nanci is quoted as saying, “We are all part of one entity. What happens to us after these bodies die is automatic.” We all return to “Source” energy; the energy and “Source” of creation itself.
We are all just one small drop in a vast ocean. We are all unique projections of Source experiencing itself in many different ways. That’s why you may not agree on how your step-daughter acts, but judging her for her actions, in turn, only mirrors to you that you are judging you.
Her experience may not be pleasant to her either, but that is the way she’s chosen to learn her lessons, just as your life is the way it is because of what you set up to learn for yourself in this life. In a nutshell, that’s how it works.
It’s also a basic understanding of how when we interact with people in our lives or in passing, we need to do so with a pure loving intention. What we do to others, we are doing to ourselves.
When we send love out, we get love back. People may frustrate and anger us, but what sets us free is finding that inherent neutral point inside us that helps us differentiate between our emotions from what’s outside of us.
The experiences that Nanci had are indeed from her perspective, and her comment about religion might not sit well with all, especially those who are devoutly religious. I don’t believe this was a religious debate; simply a relaying of her own experience.
I am aware of people who have had similar experiences to Nanci’s, and some who may not have had such a pleasant experience. It depends on what filter you put between you and Source. At the heart of the matter, we are all worthy of being deeply loved, because we are very deeply loved. Allow that love to flow to you.
We are far greater beings than we have been told, far greater beings than most of us realize.
In Light and Love,