Are you special? I mean are you really, really special, perhaps even gifted and if so, what is our destiny? The easy, straight-forward, truthful and correct answer is an over-whelming, resounding YES!!! That part of the answer is easy but then the rest of the truth is that so is everyone else, so where does that leave us and what is the greater truth here.
Each of us is incredibly special and unique and there never has been nor will there ever be anyone else exactly like us. We came here to this life on Earth as a perfect, uniquely beautiful human expression of the Divine and there is no one else who can fulfill our unique purpose in this life.
That said, what IS our purpose in life, what have we come here to do, what is our destiny? I think this is a question that has troubled all people for as long as we have had inquiring minds. The simple answer is that we are here to discover who we are, what the total picture of our “self” actually is. In my personal opinion, we are each a reflection of the Divine and together with all life, we collectively make up the sum of the Divine but individually we can never be the “Divine” even as we are also Divine. We are a reflection, a partial image, therefore, we are Divine but we are not the entirety, we are simply that grain of sand on the beach but as a necessary part of the beach, we can not be done without.
As we look for our purpose in Life, we often think of some grandiose image that we are called to be or preform which in turn, blinds us to the greatness of our actual selves, that reflection of God within. If we take a deep breath, rest into the idea that we are in fact exactly who we are meant to be and in this and every moment, we are in exactly the place we are meant to be, encountering the perfect opportunities for us to grow, then we open ourselves to the actuality of our destiny. What if we each embraced the totality of who we are, flaws and all, and lived this and every moment with all the truth we know? Wouldn’t that very surrender to the natural greatness of creation free us to truly discover and give the gift of who we are? I think it would.
Now then, if we settle back into the space of loving acceptance and let go of the idea that being special means we have to be separate and apart from the other, we can begin to discover the deeper Truth of who we are and why we are here.
The struggle between mind and spirit is as old as Life itself but I believe this time in our evolutionary history is perhaps even more urgently prodding us to bring the wonderful earthly power of our mind into service to our heavenly spirit. If we can rest into the knowledge that the Divine is always perfect, then we can embrace the concept that whatever and whomever is immediately in front of us is in our best interest in furtherance of our discovery of our greatest potential. Through the grace of surrender and acceptance, I believe we can lovingly exercise our power of choice in each moment to do good in the world, to bring the gift of who we are into service to all Life.
We don’t need an external accreditation of our specialness, we need only to breathe and look inward at the miracle of Life to know there is purpose beyond anything we could imagine. We are without doubt the only one of us that exists, therefore, we are extraordinarily special and with that in mind, we can then begin to fully embrace our Life, our purpose, our destiny. So may I suggest that we each mindfully, lovingly embrace with all our heart and soul, that which is immediately in front of us in this and every moment, knowing it is in this ordinary present moment that our destiny lives, we need only choose to engage it.
Written by Kathleen White