Welcome to this week’s edition of The Source!
It’s been a week since my Ignite Your Passion, Purpose & Power weekend retreat that ended at the Meditation Nest in the Sweetspot of the Universe. Thirty spiritual warriors gathered to explore some of the most fundamental questions of humanity: Why am I here? What is my purpose? What am I most passionate about?
Some of us believe that we have been placed on this planet for a reason. The 12th-century Sufi poet Hafiz explained that our purpose is “to love more and be happy.” The Bhagavad Gita explains that every being on the planet has been put here to fulfill a very specific purpose, and through our unique expression, we fulfill that cosmic aim.
There are hundreds of ancient books, teachings, poems, and biblical references that elaborate on this idea of our role in the bigger picture. And regardless of your beliefs, you know you have a very personal purpose, something in your life that holds your stars apart and your universe together, something that is your most natural and unique expression, or simply the thing that makes you you!
Passion and purpose are cosmically interwoven: once you know what you most care about, you can start being more purposeful in the way that you think, speak, and act.
So take some time to explore what you value, because these are the guardrails that you use to navigate yourself through the world. When you don’t really know what matters, then you are aimless—careening back and forth between boundaries that are created by someone else or something other than you. When you truly know what you value, then your guardrails transform into nourishing guideposts that propel you further in the direction of your dream.
The Sacred Power of your Passion helps to keep you moving forward, but only when purpose is activated do you make more deliberate and conscious choices.
The Sacred Power of Purpose is ever evolving as we move through the various phases of our life. What mattered to us in our youth may be very different from what mattered to us even five years ago. That’s why this is an ongoing exploration, and as our life progresses, we will experience diverse expressions of our dhri.
Remember, dhri (pronounced dree), is literally translated as “to support, hold, or bear,” and is the heavenly force that held the stars apart and the Universe together. Dhri is the cosmic energy that allowed everything to make sense, essentially the why and how of all existence.
You may be very clear on what you think matters to you right now. But how much of that is based on what’s happened to you over the course of your life, and how you’ve reacted to it? On the other hand, how much of what matters to you in this moment is based on your divine purpose?
This week, rediscover what really matters to you with a worksheet exercise. The results will inspire you and help awaken your purpose! Take some quiet time, and grab a pen. These are some pretty direct questions, and the answers are meant to flow from the core of your being, not your intellect. Whenever you get stuck, place your hand on your heart, close your eyes, and just breathe for a minute as you move your attention from your head back into your heart. (Remember: the heart never lies!)
Share your aha! moments in the comments below once you complete the exercise. Peace. -davidji
You can download the worksheet here >>What Really Matters worksheet