Here’s what I’ve learned. Our divine assignments are not hidden from us. They are not something we need to go searching for out there somewhere. We don’t have to travel far and wide to try to figure it out. Unless our intuition tells us “go here now” we can usually find our Divine Assignments right in front of us.
It is common to believe and think that life is set up as a series of struggles that we must endure in order to figure out what we are meant to do in this world. It’s not true. I’m not saying that struggle isn’t real in our experience; I’m just saying that the struggle is a choice that we are making.
I have fallen under this spell for a very long time. I have often found myself trying very hard to figure things out. I have lived under the impression that I must work hard, be prepared to go through the fire, and extend myself that extra mile in order for my contributions to be aligned with the nature of my spirit. If it was hard, it must be right.
Living in the belief system that my Divine Assignments involved creating something, doing something, and in general being productive has kept me in a never-ending cycle of missing the point.
This summer, I have had the honour and profound gift of walking with my mom through the last days of her life. And it dawned on me recently, that this walk was my current Divine Assignment.
Yes, there were tasks of practical life that presented. There are basic personal responsibilities that we all have as beings on this Earth. And yes, there were times when my attention was drawn to a project I have on the go ~ moments when I had the inspiration and focus to create something.
But nothing really compares to the spiritual process that happened right before my eyes. Being with my mom and my siblings during that time was my Divine Assignment and one of the great blessings of my life.
As with any other assignments in life, learning opportunities are abundant.
So far, this is what’s coming through:
Listen to, Feel and Follow My Heart. I have all the guidance I need when I tune in and listen carefully to what feels right for me now. Life is ready to support us and our intuition speaks to us to provide the information that illuminates the path of least resistance. It is my choice.
I couldn’t think my way through this one. Over-analyzing the details of the assignment often clouds the truth that is right in front of us. My desire to make sense out of my experiences can get in the way of actually receiving the intended gift. Allowing myself to be open to all possibilities grounds me and feels peaceful.
The ability to surrender is my point of power. I don’t have to struggle to understand what I am supposed to do. If life has brought me to this experience, whether I like it or not, I can trust that I am right where I am meant to be. When I resist, I hurt. When I surrender, I am free. And I am in the best place to Serve as I am called.
Divine Assignments come to us in response to the soul’s desire to grow. We don’t have to intellectually understand or even be aware of these desires. Receptivity is the most powerful posture we can hold.
Divine Assignments when mastered transform. Elevate. Alchemize.
Let’s get started.
What is your current Divine Assignment?