When I first heard the word purpose the big question was, “What does this mean to me?” After much wondering and pondering, I considered that purpose maybe meant voluntary work, something within the community, or painting or perhaps a walking group. Then all of a sudden Covid-19 arrived, isolation rules were set in place.
Continuing to ponder on purpose, I realised that all the day-to-day chores in the home could be done in a way that was purposeful – being present, focused, caring and delicate, taking my all into whatever was needed was a start.
I began with making my bed. And in the shower whilst doing a few gentle exercises, especially bending over and slowly opening up each vertebra of the spine, I felt the purpose of maintaining some measure of flexibility in this rapidly ageing body.
Next was the realisation that my movements within my daily walk could deepen in purposefulness. I brought my focus to checking and correcting my body posture; was it upright or stooped, was there tension, if so, releasing it, how were my feet placed on the pavement? Paying attention to my body and making small adjustments brought a loving quality into my walk, creating a lightness of being thus putting a smile upon my face.
Having now relinquished the push and drive and there being minimal distractions (which Covid-19 had curtailed) opened up space to sit and delve deeper, for there had to be something more. So, it was back to the drawing board and the next question I asked was,
“What is my absolute True Purpose?”
And there it was! My one and only ‘True Purpose’ was to deepen and connect to that which is ‘Truly Divine’ within.
Chris James, a world-renowned musician, had just started doing webinars and here we learnt about feeling vibration and connecting to the vibration of others. In the first of ‘The Chalice’ webinars Chris guided us through an amazing meditation, taking us to that place of sacredness that sits within the body. It was divinely beautiful! In the subsequent months Chris’s teachings have deepened and expanded for the participants.
Encouraged by this, I searched for and joined a ‘Sacred Movement’ class. This healing modality can be used anywhere at any time. The music on Chris’s album titled ‘The Chalice’, supports sacred movements beautifully. It takes you to a place of sacredness, stillness and can deepen further the settlement and delicateness within, which are then emanated outwardly via one’s movements. How beautiful is that! And purposeful, for its importance cannot be denied.
Last but not least, I discovered ‘The Yoga of Stillness’. This is where the true journey of deepening into the stillness came home for me. In every session the mind is invited to be present with what the body is doing as the mind is brought to a point of focus – taking one on an inward journey, and very slowly in tiny increments the body responds, re-learning its connection to the stillness within. This slowly eliminates the habit of constant motion, which is often the instigator of mental unrest. Therefore, the practice of coming back to a gentle breath is of paramount importance.
Although rarely away from home this year, from my perspective the year has been filled with purposefulness. As the quality of equanimity (steadfastness) develops within, others can be held by this, and a settling can take place for them, as well as myself. Although it might not be easily recognised, we have still served in full merely by our state of being!
It is about falling in love with ourselves, then taking the harmony, light and joy of our magnificent, divine self, out into the world for others to see and feel.
‘Purpose makes us all universally rich.’ ~ Serge Benhayon,1
Avril Mc. Australia
1. Serge Benhayon, Teaching and Revelations, Vol. III, Page 160
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