You’ve heard me talk about your “message” as if there was some divine assignment, which was bestowed upon you by God to fulfill here on Earth, and “the system” is doing everything it can to keep you from sharing that message with the rest of the word. And it’s been so effective that you probably cannot even conceive of what your message might be, right now.
Let me tell you, it is likely there was a time when you knew exactly who you were. When you were very young, you knew who you were and that you had a purpose to fulfill to make the world a better place. But by the time you were six or seven, our sociological system beat it out of you. And by now, you can barely recognize your calling, if at all.
Well, today is the day that you take your life back, the life that is your birthright. The life you’ve come here to live. Today you start fulfilling your life’s purpose and sharing your message to help others and make the world a better place.
Today, you are going to honor your sacred call and start delivering your message, doing the work which you are uniquely qualified to do, and you are going to be making a difference in the world.
But what is your message?
Now, if you already know your message and are in sync with your purpose, then hang on for a minute while we bring the rest of the class up to speed.
For those of you who are having trouble understanding more about your message and your purpose, let’s take a few moments to get you synced up with your life’s mission.
First of all, you have spent your life training in the battlefield of life. So, right here, right now, take out a piece of paper and a writing instrument, and those of you who are using tablets or computers, you can use them, but note that the preference is to hand-write the following list.
Draw a line down the middle of the page, and on the left-hand side of the page, make a list of all the drama and trauma episodes in your life that still leave a sore spot in the center of your stomach when you think of them. And for those of you who have already done this work, just go along through this process with us. You might be surprised to find that you uncover something new, since the last time you performed this inventory.
Write down life situations where you endured challenges and today, you find yourself, if not completely, for the most part, on the other side of the issue,
Did someone make a promise to you? You trusted and believed them, then they stabbed you in the back?
Write it down.
Have you ever been victimized by someone who exerted power over you, intimidated you, or abused you?
Write it down.
Have you ever struggled with anything which you fell victim to, maybe substance abuse, or self-sabotage? Has there been a time in life where you make have been your own worst enemy? What was that about? Write it down.
Has there ever been a time when you felt like your whole world depended on your doing this one thing, and you dropped the ball? Write it down,
Have you ever felt like you’ve been a victim of injustice? In the legal system? Have you been let down by your government? Have you ever felt like you’ve been betrayed by an organization or religious order? Write it down.
Life is a battlefield, and you’ve spent all this time training, fighting the battle, and if you think about it? You’re surprised that you’ve made it this far. I mean, anyone else who would have lived the life that you have lived may not have made it this far.
Why do you think that is?
Could it be that you were divinely selected to help others who may be facing similar challenges in their life, right now?
Now, on the right-hand side of the page, across from your list of drama and trauma, create a positive affirmation about that episode.
An example might be, in the left column it says, something like, “I was a victim of sexual pressure from my boss.” In the right-hand column, you might put something like, “I survived and now possess knowledge and skills I didn’t have before.”
Another example might be, “I trusted by Rabbi, Priest, Pastor, who lied to me, betrayed me, victimized me.” The right-hand column might say something like, “I now have a method to protect myself from abusive religious authority.”
You get the idea.
And even if you haven’t made it all the way to the other side?
Consider what Richard Bach has to say,
“You teach best what you most need to learn.”
That is to say, “Hey, I don’t have all the answers, but I will step out in faith, answer the call, and share what I have learned and continue to share new findings and learn from others while I am doing the work of recovering and helping others in the process.”
This is the beauty of organizations, like the anonymouses. They’re not just for alcoholics, they serve people with challenges with drugs, sex, food, money issues, gambling, love-seekers, low self-esteem, mental health issues, dysfunctional families, prescription meds, workaholics, obsessive behaviors, anger issues, cult members, and the list goes on and on…
And all of these, are people helping people, to the best of their abilities, without judgment. People who have been there, and hold a torch for others to find their way out of the darkness to the best of their abilities.
It takes someone, like you, to start the work, and your work will grow as you reach out and help others in a way that you are uniquely qualified to do so.
For you, according to this list that you have just made, are an expert in these fields of life study.
No one’s saying that you have all the answers, right now, but you can offer hope to those who are wondering if they can make it one more day under the same type of pressure that you endured.
You are the hero of your story and you can be an inspiration for others who are going down a path that is somewhat similar to yours, and if you can spread your message, in essence, sing your song, you will find others humming along, as you give them hope, that maybe one day, they too, can be on the other side of this issue.
Now, you are starting to realize that what looked like chaos, tragedy, and trauma, in the past, was all divinely orchestrated to bring you here, to this time and place, where you start supporting others, your community, and the world, as only you can.
You are amazing!