Are You in Your Right Place?
Sarah, a woman with many talents and a generous heart, recently said to me, “I am overwhelmed, my life is meaningless, and my health is in shambles. I don’t know what to do.” Sarah’s concerns are akin to our own. We are overwhelmed by distractions, such as the onslaught of technology, the prevalence of polarized media, or the multiple warnings about the health of our climate and environment. We worry about how we are going to make a living, pay our expenses, find nutritious food, and maintain a healthy body. We procrastinate and feel exhausted. Most of all, we fret about the absence of enthusiasm, clarity, energy, joy, meaning, and purpose in our life.
Our right place is where our life purpose and mission can manifest.
“Sarah,” I asked, “Do you feel you are in your right place?” “What is THAT?” she screeched. After remaining silent for a few moments, she spoke again, this time in a calm, quiet voice, “I assumed I was. But maybe I’m not because I am so miserable.”
What is right place? Why it is important to find it and to recognize when we are in it?
First, right places exist in every aspect of our lives. We have right places in our homes. Right places can be streets we choose for driving and grocery stores we select for shopping. Our geographic location, our workplace, and our relationships can be right places. Individuals, groups, nationalities, nature, pets, and natural resources have right places.
Second, we are in our right place if it meets our needs and we selflessly respond to the needs of others. Many of us, as individuals and groups, are currently seeking to find our right place in order to both evolve and serve others during the extraordinary challenges facing us as we transition from the Piscean evolutionary cycle to the Aquarian. We know we are in our right place if we are able to spontaneously give the right amount of the right thing for the right reason and at the right time. When we serve in this way, the supply of what we have to give to all sentient beings and to our planet is unlimited.
Third, finding and recognizing our right place is a spiritual matter of the heart. Our heart finds right places for us because the heart is where Spirit and Will (Divine Source and Divine Will) unite and are in balance. People who believe they will find their right place using their head are mistaken.
We know we are in our right place if we are able to spontaneously give the right amount of the right thing for the right reason and at the right time.
Fourth, we are in our right place if it is made visible in our life. In other words, we will naturally create an outer reality – a right place – that matches the inner balance of Spirit and Will in our heart. Our right place is where our life purpose and mission can manifest. Hence, our right place answers our questions: “Why am I here? How am I to be? What am I to do? Who am I to do this with? Where am I to go?” In our right place, we feel positive, valuable, and accepted. We see the truth beyond appearances. We have abundant energy. We focus our attention more towards the positive aspects of life rather than the negative. Even during challenging times, our life emanates enthusiasm, selfless service, compassion, and joy. In every moment, our life is meaningful.
Sarah listened carefully to the explanation of right place. She responded, “Now I see the cause of my misery. I am not in my right place.” Are you in your right place?
References: Born to Serve and The Clarion Call by Susan S. Trout and Right Use of Will by Ceanne DeRohan
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