I feel inspired to make a transition toward living a more noble purpose, one in which I’m a leader, a synchronizer and a kind of “social entrepreneur,” so to speak. I have an idea to start an organization or entity that encourages people to use solar energy while also contributing to global and local causes. I have a good bit of energy around this idea, but find I’m having a hard time actually getting it going. I wonder how much of my time and focus I should put toward this, versus working toward writing a book for myself (something I’ve wanted to do for years, and just re-committed myself to doing) or other ventures that will support me financially.
What do I need to do now – either in practical or spiritual terms or both – to clear the road for my ideas to come into successful fruition? Are these ideas leading me to my higher life’s purpose?
– Elaine, California, USA
If I told you a dandelion is a weed would you believe me? Likely so. It is ingrained in us from a very young age what is a weed and what is a flower. Unconsciously, a “weed” is often thought of as something to be discarded or not valued for it’s simple existence. A flower, however, is something valued and often highly. A dozen roses delivered on Valentine’s is a precious gift to the one receiving. The idea of noble does not exist in and of itself. Your noble path may be sneezing on the subway. See how you offer another a chance to bless you? In their blessing to you, their energy is actually healing them too. Your existence is the precious Valentine flower. See how generous you are? I suggest extra sneezing for you. Keep offering places for others to bless you. It heals them. I am serious. Offer your presence to places where others can bless you.
To answer your question I would be remiss if I didn’t gently remind the ego, all our ego’s, mine included, it is the simple acts done with great purpose which lead our souls to feel on our “higher” purpose in each moment. Beware of ego “stances”, kicking down the ally way, waiting like the neighborhood bully, to push you on your path. On spiritual terms I see what will assist you greatly is to meditate and identify three ideals your Soul holds as the highest priority. Ideals, like stars, are the guiding light to move you on your path. Unlike goals, which you may lose your fervor for depending on the wind, ideals anchor you on your path through thick and thin. You can put them to practice at the post office as easily applying them to “grander causes”. Noticing the activities or interchanges where you feel most alive can, usually identify these “ideals”. Do you feel most alive when you help an elderly person cross the road? Perhaps compassion is important to your Soul. Do you feel most alive when you teach a class on self-improvement? Being a bringer of “truth” may be important to your Soul. Do you see where I am going with this? I have a personal example. For years I was interested in being an inspirational public speaker. I even moved from Hawaii to San Diego to work in an office and train with a world renound inspirational speaker. But, when I got to San Diego I realized I had nothing to say because I wasn’t happy living in San Diego. I didn’t like the traffic, weather or lifestyle. (I do love visiting!) It wasn’t most important to my Soul to be an inspirational speaker. What was most important to my Soul was to live from my true nature. The reason I was inspired to speak was due to the inspiration I felt at the life I was living at the time I made the choice to move to SD. It was my life that would speak. Not words I had “trained” with to inspire. Now when I speak publically, in the street or on stage, it is my life that speaks. The words simply relay the life force energy I feel. When I identified what it meant to be “true to my heart” I found one of my Soul’s most important ideals. Living from my true nature. Now, I do this for a living. Aiding others to live from their true nature. In identifying what three main qualities are most important to your Soul, in this incarnation, you will experience and generate your more “noble purpose” everywhere you go and with all that you meet.
On a practical note, solar power, wind power, green initiatives, green drinks, café’s of gratitude and women of attitude is the combination recommended. A luxury afforded by harnessing the great sun proves to be an important milestone and necessity of our future sustainability. In my opinion, no one could be a better ambassador than you. As an ambassador you do have special allowances and diplomacies that are suggested to be received. You will be given a special license plate. One that reads, BREATHE, each driver behind you will be reminded to return to their true nature through breath. That is what your writing does. It causes others to breathe. You remind them to take in the beauty of their lives and life itself. The words you share evoke self-discovery through personal reflection while offering humor, entertainment and an opportunity for enlightenment. I see writing your book to be placed as a priority now. Make this the lead domino to follow. I sense your “social entrepreneurial” path is a more powerful domino to fall in line after your book. You will be known in this circle of philanthropy for your personally published works not other’s. Though you have helped many others with your wonderful writing ways. It is your turn now. Dedicate, drop in and drive it home. It is your time to be steadfast in your focus. The rest will fall in suit. Go to great fundraisers, parties and gatherings in this time. Share your talents in networking to continue to fulfill the part of you who loves to help others on their path. Now imagine ten of your best friends reading your published book. Now imagine ten print publications reviewing your book in their “book clubs”. Now imagine ten TV stations interviewing you about your book. Now imagine one choice and it is yours, take or leave whatever resonates for you in the advice column, what is the one thing you have dreamed of most in your life? When you have your answer you will know where to best place your energy for your financial, emotional, soulful and philanthropic “success”. It is the dream you have been dreaming before you were born and dreamed you to life. It is written in the stars for you Elaine. Write. Thank-you for submitting your question to “Ask Alison”.
P.S. Let me know how it goes.