Winding our lives back to before we arrived in this form to this planet, I imagine we were in a “travel agency”, sitting down discussing the kind of life we want to live and experience we want to have.
The “travel agent” is doing their level best to let us know the best options based on what we really want.
Imagine when you arrive to a destination of your choosing, you are yearning to learn about the place, the people, the food, the scenery, the culture, the traditions, the artefacts etc. Maybe that’s why we’re so hung up travelling or being nomadic in nature.
In all seriousness, I don’t think we came here to have a miserable time. In actual fact, I genuinely believe we came to have an experience. A living, breathing, life experience and all that comes with it. I’m even half sure we didn’t come just to have an experience, I believe we gave ourselves a job to do, a task, an assignment if you will - if we accept it will self destruct (think James Bond or Indiana Jones). An assignment worthy of our life, to help and serve others. To guide others.
I believe we came to show others how to have a life experience of joy, of love, of kindness. I even believe we came with promises, I promise to love, honour and cherish you for the rest of my days, just like the vows we took if you’re someone who is married. For richer or poorer, in sickness and in health.
The thing is we forgot about the promises we made before we got here. When you remember why you’re here, what your purpose in life is, you’ll begin to recall the promises you made.
They’re not long and drawn out, they’re simple and not about you.
Mine is something like I promise to take away the suffering of others. How I know this is because when I was in hospital suffering from pain in my neck and numbness in my head, I said something along the lines of (a metta intention out in to the universe), if you let me stay or come back, I promise that I will do anything in my power to remove the suffering of others. I don’t want anyone to ever suffer the way I have. I will do the best I can, in any way I can.
Now, all I have to do is honour the promise.
How do you uncover what’s most important you? How do you get yourself to this place called I’m living my life’s purpose. How do you find out what you’re really made of and why you’re really here?
What is the assignment? Unlike James or Indiana who were given all the information, you’re given crumbs through out your life, you’ll have to sweep up the crumbs and piece the puzzle together.
Every clue counts. Your life is full of them, they’re scattered all over, perhaps hidden under all the patterns and programs. That if you let those patterns and programs go, voila you uncover another clue.
Create an environment that harnesses your creativity to give you the space to think and grow in abundance - the power of you multiplied by the power of you - the power of you squared.
Then you’ll be able to answer the question; What promises did you make?
Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.