Noble Purpose

“Thoughts of dishonesty and suspicion make the eyes shifty. Thoughts of fear, desolation and hopelessness make the eyes lusterless. The eyes brighten with friendliness and good cheer, when animated by the light of love, joy, faith or NOBLE PURPOSE.”(Ernest Holmes-Science of Mind)

What is Noble Purpose?

Noble Purpose is listening for the inner call to use your unique gifts to serve others.

Noble Purpose is a matter of the heart. It is about your heart opening and feeling intimately united with others. James Hillman in the Soul’s Code gives us the “acorn theory”. An acorn must grow into an oak tree –it cannot be a pine or a palm. Each life is formed by a particular image, an image that is the essence of life and calls it to a destiny, just as the mighty oak’s destiny is written in the tiny acorn.

Some of you might not have connected with it yet. Some of you know what it is but have trouble living it Some of you are living it but might want to magnify the impact of your contribution.

But NONE of you need to CHANGE or be someone you are not. There is nothing to change; there is only the return to your deepest, Essential Self.

What throws you off track from living your Noble Purpose?

We get in our own way when we think our purpose has to be BIG, or unique – it is not always a call to the extraordinary, though it will keep stretching you. More often than not it is the embrace of the ordinary, doing what makes you feel simply satisfied and good. Your habits and beliefs can stop you although they don’t have to. Can you believe “there is no limitation outside of our own ignorance, and since we can ALL conceive of a greater good then we have so far experienced, we all have the ability to transcend previous experiences and rise triumphant above them; but we shall never triumph over them while we persist in going through the old mental reactions.” (Ernest Holmes)

Are your beliefs supporting your noble purpose? If not, choose a belief that is not supporting you and write out an opposite belief that feels better to you. As the old thought arises, don’t feed it –just replace it with the new belief. It does not matter how much patience it takes: persevere and be patient with yourself until you can see that each succeeding month your consciousness is evolving into a higher place that supports you.

Take time to get quiet and listen to the still, small voice within. Meditate and use visioning to ask how to use your unique gifts to serve others. Uncovering your inner purpose may look formidable. It is not. This call to serve is very familiar –even obvious. It’s an aspect of your life you’ve known and danced with since childhood, a completely original expression of your unique self.

What is at the center of your life? Carefully examine where you spend your attention, your time. Look at your appointment book, your daily schedule. These things, these meetings, and errands–this is where you dedicate your precious days, hours, moments. This is what receives your care and attention –and, by definition, your love. Is this what you wish to love? Are these the people and situations you hope will receive the gift of your life?

If you do not feel connected to your Noble Purpose right now –relax. You don’t have to agonize over it – your noble Purpose is already a creative force within you –to fulfill it you might just need to get out of the way!