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Thursday, December 1, 2016

What moves you?

Life's Purpose

Trust what moves you deeply.”
Sam Keen

Do you ever ask yourself this question: “What moves me?” Most of us don't. We do what is expedient, or we do what earns us the most money. We think practically, and in terms of, “How can I make enough money to live the good life?” How can I increase my income, or my standing in the company, so that I can afford to send my children to the best schools and still be able to drive a Lexus. In other words, most of us, those who have not inherited money, order our day-to-day life around making it. We believe, and our culture certainly supports our belief, that in order to be a decent, productive human being, we must be income-driven, and financially on an upward trajectory.

But what about this: What if you are here to serve? What if your life's purpose is not achieved by making a lot of money? What if, in your head-long and life-long pursuit of upward mobility, you miss your whole reason for having been born in the first place? You see, “The sacred is found in what moves and touches us, in what makes us tremble.” (Sam Keen) Jesus said it this way: “No man can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. No man can serve both God and money.” (Matt. 6:24)

There is no shame in wealth. There is only shame in “missing the mark.” If you are able to make large sums of money, and still be devoted to your life's purpose, then, by all means, do. In fact, channel that money-making ability into what moves you spiritually. Just know this: Spirit does not care one iota about our ability to cash in, or win the jackpot. Spirit is not concerned about where we live, or what kind of car we drive, or whether we're CEO of the company. Spirit is only interested in whether we're moving toward our soul's purpose. When you know what moves you deeply, go and do that.

                                                                   In the Spirit,

                                                                       Jane

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