The Soul’s Purpose – Attending to the Trend of Thought – William Meader

Soul Portraits by Wendybyrd Smith


The Soul’s Purpose

~ Attending to the Trend of Thought ~

September 13, 2018 –  Blog Release

When an individual begins to consciously recognize the inner promptings of the soul, a sense of spiritual purpose will likewise begin to germinate within the mind.  In the early stages, this is experienced as a growing conviction that one’s life must be rooted in a raison d’être—a reason for being.  Initially, the specific nature of this destined purpose is usually vague and nebulous, but its broad outline is nonetheless inwardly sensed.

The first indication of soul contact is the emergence of conscience, followed by a sense that the purpose of the soul is to support the betterment of something beyond oneself.  Yet as the soul infuses more of itself into the personality, more clues to its purpose begin to crest upon the shores of one’s mind.  There is a gradual recognition that the soul’s purpose can be more narrowly defined by attending to the trend of one’s thoughts and interests, particularly those that support the upliftment of others in some way.  In short, the progressive topics and general themes that our minds continue to ruminate upon are a clue to the soul’s intention within our lives.

To fully appreciate this notion it is well to remember that the Causal Body (the vehicle that contains the consciousness of the soul) resides on the higher mental plane.  As such, the soul tends to give impulse to thematic trends of thought and progressive ideations.  And, when these contemplations reach sufficient strength and determined focus, an individual’s outer life begins to adjust in accordance with them.  Eventually, this becomes the preoccupation of one’s life, and the outer means of soulful service arises as a natural byproduct.

Many years ago the great scholar and mythologist, Joseph Campbell, popularized the notion that the spiritual key to moving forward is to “follow your bliss”.  Indeed, there is much wisdom and truth to this idea.  Yet to widen our appreciation of it I would slightly modify his statement by saying—follow the trend of your thinking that gives rise to bliss.

William Meader
Special Note
If you would like to see a video presentation on this subject,
please see the recently added series on Soul Purpose located on the Emergent Light YouTube Channel.


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Artist Tamypu @ DeviantArt


Altair Shyam will do a live meditation “Past Lives Awakening” at 13:00 GMT, Sunday 16 September, or 2:00 PM London (6:00 AM in Los Angeles and 9:00 AM in New York, 22:00 PM in Tokyo and 23:00 PM in Sydney) on Facebook Live Stream.
This meditation will explore portals of awakening through Past Lives, and the power of our Light Family in bringing deep presence and wisdom into past and future life experience. Just as we have a life now that we strongly connect to, and from which our ego draws most of its power, so also our past lives are connecting to our consciousness in a continuum as we speak right now.
In our spiritual evolution, as many of us are experiencing, the Great Ones tell us that we do achieve the power to remember all past lives. But at that point, we also have the power to deal with it and let it all go so that we can be completely purified of all past karma and achieve oneness with God.
The Dalai Lama says, “For those who remember their past lives, rebirth is a clear experience. However, most ordinary beings forget their past lives as they go through the process of death, intermediate state and rebirth. As past and future rebirths are slightly obscure to them, we need to use evidence-based logic to prove past and future rebirths to them.
There are many different logical arguments given in the words of the Buddha and subsequent commentaries to prove the existence of past and future lives. In brief, they come down to four points: the logic that things are preceded by things of a similar type, the logic that things are preceded by a substantial cause, the logic that the mind has gained familiarity with things in the past, and the logic of having gained experience of things in the past.
There are people who can remember their immediate past life or even many past lives, as well as being able to recognize places and relatives from those lives. This is not just something that happened in the past. Even today there are many people in the East and West, who can recall incidents and experiences from their past lives. Denying this is not an honest and impartial way of doing research, because it runs counter to this evidence. The Tibetan system of recognizing reincarnations is an authentic mode of investigation based on people’s recollection of their past lives.
There are two ways in which someone can take rebirth after death: rebirth under the sway of karma and destructive emotions and rebirth through the power of compassion and prayer. Regarding the first, due to ignorance negative and positive karma are created and their imprints remain on the consciousness. These are reactivated through craving and grasping, propelling us into the next life. We then take rebirth involuntarily in higher or lower realms. This is the way ordinary beings circle incessantly through existence like the turning of a wheel. Even under such circumstances, ordinary beings can engage diligently with a positive aspiration in virtuous practices in their day-to-day lives. They familiarise themselves with virtue that at the time of death can be reactivated providing the means for them to take rebirth in a higher realm of existence.
On the other hand, superior Bodhisattvas, who have attained the path of seeing, are not reborn through the force of their karma and destructive emotions, but due to the power of their compassion for sentient beings and based on their prayers to benefit others. They are able to choose their place and time of birth as well as their future parents. Such a rebirth, which is solely for the benefit of others, is rebirth through the force of compassion and prayer.”
Rumi said, “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
And Sri Yukteswar, Yogananda’s guru said, “Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until anchored in the Divine. Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.”
Your inner purpose is to awaken this divine consciousness, your outer purpose is to follow the signs gifted to you by this universal consciousness with presence and awareness and assist others to liberate and be free.
Experiences drawn from Altair’s new book ‘Diary of a Yogi – A Book of Awakening’ due to be published on 19 October of this year, will explore techniques of connecting to our past lives given to Altair through his own direct connections to his past lives from birth. We will then reveal through the unity of the Shared Heart the miracles we can unfold through the state of being that is the awakened divine consciousness.
To bring the Consciousness of the Awakened Divine Life into our lives is to bring Presence into our hearts, Self Realization into our every moment, with the awareness that we are channels for the universal consciousness and nothing we do is by our hand alone.
The Awakened Consciousness, the Consciousness of pure awareness of all our past and future lives is to be present in God or Source Consciousness, or the True Self, to know the Divine Experience Within, to be present and awake.#
If you are reading this then you are likely to feel a deep connection to the consciousness of past and future lives, to relate to many ancient and sacred traditions and feel as if you have lived them and are drawing power and wisdom from them, and know that we are in a cycle of communicating with unity consciousness. Your past and future lives are a continuum, and all divine beings, are ever present in the realization of this divine wisdom and presence and so speak to us of the I AM essence and the power of now, the stillness beyond time and form.
Timeless presence.
Love and Blessings
Altair and Mother … ♥ 

Goddess Saraswati


Son Of Lord Krishna, Son Of Lady Guan Yin, conscious walk-in from the Pleiadian Dolphin Isle Daenkus.

I am here to do the work of My Mother in assisting both in Mother Gaia’s ascension and by walking the Path of the Bodhisattva in seeking Krishnahood, Christhood, Buddhahood and healing for all beings.

Love and Blessings from the Source. Stephen/Altair gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā ག༌ཏེ༌ག༌ཏེ༌པཱ༌ར༌ག༌ཏེ༌པཱ༌ར༌སཾ༌ག༌ཏེ༌བོ༌དྷི༌སྭཱ༌ཧཱ། “go, go, go beyond, go thoroughly beyond, and establish yourself in enlightenment”

☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ 

ALTAIR SHYAM – meaning:
Altair (Eagle, Pillar of Heaven) and Nirbandh Shyam (Unlimited Light of Divine Mother’s Love) when I was given them I was told I would be ‘unbound’. So I AM.

☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ ه ☆ 

A teacher, healer and mystic guiding the Way of Love, Unity and Harmony for the New Gaia that we are co-creating. He teaches that We are the Way and that our freedom to be our True Self is the key to transformation. “The miracles of God lie within Us. We are the Light. We are the Temple of the One Chakra whose Awakened Infinite Light Body brings all our dreams into reality.” With deepest Love and Devotion to My Divine Mother, Lady of the Earth, Guan Yin (from the Sanskrit root Guanyin/Kuan Yin/Kwan Yin) The Divine Mother who perceives the Sounds and Cries of Mother Gaia and Her Children.

For Altair’s own personal experience please refer to:
The Terma of Altair Shyam ~ See Links below.…/the-terma-of-altair-son-of-lo…/
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Be Still and Know that I Am – Steve Beckow @ Golden Age of Gaia

Jaguar – Four Winds


Be Still and Know that I Am God

Thanks to MB’s generous gift, I’ll be away on a five-day, mostly-silent retreat. Back on the 20th; back online on the 21st.
I’ll be sitting with the choan: “Be still and know that I am God.”  (1)I’ve prescheduled articles for your enjoyment, so

don’t be surprised if you see my handle.

Could folks please hold back email for that time so I might come back to a clean slate?  That would be such a blessing. Thank you.

I’m watching myself at a very minute level because I want to solve this probably-insoluble question I have of: What motivates human behavior? (2)  I think I’m already “in retreat” though I haven’t left Vancouver yet.

I thought for ages that there was one motivator only – a prime motivator – and I had to discover it. I did discover it, but let me return to that later.

Nowadays I think a lot of things motivate human behavior.

Thoughts and feelings are prime candidates. And they do a dance with each other. Sometimes thoughts motivate and sometimes feelings.

Here’s one example from my everyday life.

I discovered that I did not have my favorite breakfast drink on hand. And immediately my perception of my kitchen as being amply stocked changed to a perception of it being poorly stocked.  Instead of seeing what was in the fridge, I saw what was not.

Gaps in the fridge that I’d been ignoring, planning to shop later today, now became evidence of poverty.  I resolved to go shopping as soon as I could. Here my thoughts are the motivator of behavior.

And my feeling state changed from happy to sad.  Bang. It happened so fast I couldn’t say when.  It was like a change of channel. That’s how fast our reactions to our own vasanas (or core issues) are. We may as well be chameleons.

And it was out of repugnance to the feeling of dismay that I then resolved to take action. Both dismay and repugnance were my motivators in this instance.

So both the thought that my kitchen was in a wretched state and the feelings of dismay and repugnance motivated me.

All the time I am the “me” that’s being motivated: The Actor, the Self, the Christ, the Atman, the pearl of great price, the individuated God.  I am the one who wills and the body acts.  (3) (For a metaphor, think Ironman.)

I’d expect that sensations in the external world would motivate me as well, such as accidentally putting my finger on an element, jumping into the cold ocean, or being caught in a sudden downpour.

All of these are stimuli. All of them are motivators. So it isn’t just one and not the others. The Actor takes in stimuli from all receptors, internal and external, from all sources really, and reflects, and decides. (4)

And what we choose to focus on influences the outcome as well, as do what we bring to bear when we focus on it, the further thoughts it gives rise to, any explosion of vasanas, etc. All of these stimuli are released or responded to by our various faculties and we react by making a decision to act (or not).

That clears it up for me.  We’re motivated by many different stimuli. As you’d expect, standing here on the other side of that quandary and looking backwards, it seems like an obvious answer.

But it wasn’t obvious to one hellbent to find a “prime motivator.”

Now let me return to that quest. Did I find a prime motivator? Oh yes.

Looking for a prime motivator led me to a heart opening and the finding of the prime motivator of higher-dimensional love.

And it led me also to see human behavior through a realistic lens. In a freewill universe, it has to be that we respond to an infinite variety of stimuli.

These considerations are all associated with the Third/Fourth Dimension.  In the Fifth and higher, the love and bliss we’ll experience will wipe considerations away.

It won’t be that they’ll all have been answered, although I suppose they will in retrospect. It’s that they’ll simply disappear, drowned in an ocean of love. They will be no more.

Their vibrational level will not permit them to exist on the higher-vibrational level, as Matthew Ward explains here:

“It can be no other way – simply, [because] this is the physics that governs life in this universe.

“As Earth continues apace into successively higher planes, nothing with low vibrations in any form – physical bodies, subversive plans, theft, dishonesty, unjust laws and imprisonment, bigotry, cruel customs and deeds – can survive.” (5)

I’ve certainly experienced the wiping away of all concerns in the inner tsunami of love so I can vouch for that outcome.

But … we are apparently in the upper Fourth at the moment, where there are still degrees, conditions, different stimuli, a raft of concerns, etc., all vying for our attention.

I now see that I am motivated by a slew of different stimuli, internal and external, all competing for my eye and ear. In the next five days, I’m going to slow that whole process down and see what survives.

“Be still and know that I am God.”


(1) Psalm 46:10.

(2) I’ve only been here eight times so I’m a relative newcomer.

(3) In 1977 in an out-of-body experience, I experienced the spirit who operates this body/machine so I know I pull the levers.

(4) I’m led right back to papers I was writing in the mid-Seventies on this statement being definitive of human behavior: I perceive stimuli; I conceive it; I reflect upon it; and I decide my course of action.

(5) Matthew’s Message, Mar. 1, 2012.



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