Quarantine has given me some surprising gifts. Among them: clarity about my mission. I’m here to be a “light anchor.” I’m a conduit for higher energies to connect with this world. As part of this mission, I’ve spent a good bit of time meditating. I consciously and intentionally fill my being with love, bliss, and gratitude. I do so to raise my own frequency and bring clarity to my “channel.”
But this doesn’t mean I shun my human side. After all, I’m here on this planet to be a human. Being human does, indeed, involve the emotions of love, bliss, and gratitude. But it also involves the “dark” feelings. Here’s what I’ve been learning: if those darker emotions rise up, pushing them back down does absolutely no good. They will simply sit inside me and fester. So instead, as they arise, I’ve been examining them. This isn’t comfortable, and may involve tears, but that’s part of the process. If needed, I seek help from others – those with whom I feel completely safe. By processing and integrating my own darkness, I become stronger. I become more complete. I become who I am meant to be.
If you’re moving along a spiritual path, you’ve likely wondered, “What’s my mission?” I was kind of obsessed with this question. Like, for years. I wanted all the details. What is it? What will it look like? Where will it take me? Who will be there? I had so many questions… and got increasingly frustrated as time passed without receiving any answers.
But I’ve come to realize that my mission isn’t about doing, but about being. I let go of the questions, and instead opened up to the feel of my mission. And it came to me that compassion and joy are my mission. And this doesn’t necessarily mean doing any particular activity – though acts of joy and compassion are wonderful – it’s really about being joyful and compassionate in each moment.
This isn’t easy. I’m human. I have fears and judgments. I make mistakes. But each new moment is a reset – I have the opportunity to realign with the essence of compassion and joy over and over again, all day, every day. This starts with positive, loving feelings toward myself and my body, and spreads from there.
So instead of asking what your mission is, try calming your mind and opening to the feel of your mission. The answer may be simpler than you think.