The Principle of Mission
Central to living a spiritual life is the question of one’s purpose and soulful destiny. It is a yearning for understanding that naturally arises once an individual has inwardly discovered the soul and its higher promptings. Every human being has a spiritual purpose to ultimately fulfill, for the soul within each of us is guided by the Principle of Mission.
When pondering the mission of the soul, it is wise to see it as a directional process, rather than a goal or an end point. The reason for this is that the soul’s purpose is not something that is fully achievable within an individual’s lifetime, but instead must be understood as a multi-incarnational endeavor. It is always, therefore, a work in progress. In truth, one can never fully sense the soul’s destiny, but only a piece of it.
Having stated this, there are many clues that can help us to recognize that aspect of the soul’s purpose to be unfolded in this incarnation. One of the most obvious is indicated by one’s gifts, talents and skills, and their synthesis into an effectively expressed working whole. These are normally rooted in the soul itself. Their expression within one’s life has tremendous uplifting value, which is ever the underlying motive of soulful expression. For the soul’s purpose invariably will leave the Mark of Betterment in its wake.
The soul’s mission can also be recognized by examining of the trend of one’s lofty thoughts. You will recall that the causal body (the vehicle of soul consciousness) resides on the higher mental plane. As such, the soul will have a tendency to launch trends of lofty ideations. It is therefore well to constantly examine the general themes of our spiritual thoughts and interests, for at their core can be found a golden thread of soulful purpose.
An authentic sense of the soul’s destiny opens up within the mind when there is a convergence of the spiritual and secular aspects of life. The individual begins to truly live for the sake of the greater whole, realizing that all aspects of life are spiritual. Indeed, the spiritual and secular worlds fuse as one. In the light of this understanding, the disciple gradually and surely becomes the destiny that he or she has long sought.