Finding Our Mission

Way back in 1986 I was told by a very wise man that when we seek to know the answers to the big spiritual questions of Life the “Whole universe conspires to bring us the answers.”  So it was that a little book, picked up at ‘flea market sale,’ came into my life.   Of course, a great many books also arrived.   This one was a little soft back entitled: “Living Life On Purpose, subtitle:  A guide to creating a life of success and significance.    The author had earlier written a better known work called, The 22 Non-negotiable laws of wellness, but I’ve never read this.

 
In Living Life On Purpose, Greg Anderson, the author explains his formula of V + S x P = M.   Or, spelled out: Vision, plus Service, times Passion equals Mission.   He was of the opinion that all of us have a specific purpose in life and that we can find out what it is.  Moreover, in a later part of the book he includes a lot of assessment tests where we can work out what our mission is likely to be, based on our interests and natural inclinations.    These, could change subtly over time.   They did with me.  I tested myself in 2002, in 2008 and 2011.   However, the changes were slight.   But the end result and the most recent brought me to my ‘top three aptitudes’ for Mission.  These are: Teaching, Artistry, and Communication.   The values to be gained from these being: Wisdom, Ability to Teach, and Ability to Communicate.   There was then an analysis of each of twelve different aptitudes.   We all have some aspect of the whole twelve, but it is the ones which predominate which make up the sort of person we are – or wish to be.

 

The point being made here is that I was able to seek out and find what I’m good at and how these skills, qualities, and attributes match up with my natural inclination and my propensity for Mission.  Such a mission certainly seemed to concur with me.  I spend eight happy years teaching a very successful class a subject called, Inner Quest – Our Search for Happiness, Body, Mind and Spirit.  I only brought these classes to an end to write co-author a book called, “Who Stole Your Happiness?” subtitle: and how you can reclaim your rightful ownership.    Unfortunately, the grand plans I and my co-author had to launch this book and bring it to bestseller status never eventuated.   Perhaps it was never meant to be.  Or maybe that honor lies way ahead, maybe after we’re both long gone from this world.    My own candid evaluation of the book :  It’s readable but hardly revolutionary.   There are now hundreds, possibly thousands of books on the market dealing with the subject of Happiness.

 

My own burning ambition was, and still is,  though a lot of the drive seems to have gone out of it of late, to become one of the world’s top public speakers.   Fame the spur, so that even more invitations to speak would roll in.  This seemed to tie in very much with my desires to teach and present wise and learned messages.  To be not just another motivational speaker but to be a sort of non-sectarian  Evangalist!   This vision was to address huge audience in massive auditoriums.  To leave people with messages that would change their lives.

 

To an objective observer, this is a massive ego at work.  “Who does this guy think he is?”  Well, who does he think he is?    I am sensitive and of sufficient insight to discern how such an ambition could be viewed by others.   Still, it has not dampened my desire.  Time and the onset of the years appear to be doing that.  I am now in my seventy-eighth year on Planet Earth.

 

Way back in 1968 I began to develop my ability to take down Automatic Writing, which later went on to become Automatic Typing.  I still practice this from time to time and my Spiritual Guidance has undoubtedly grown stronger over time.  My latest advice is: “Let it all unfold.  Go with the flow.”   In other words to stop pushing myself forward onto the world.  Self-promotion and self-marketing so that I might be noticed has become almost obsessive, and such thinking is not conducive to a peaceful mind.   Even as I write these words I realize that this essay is just another attempt at being noticed, but at least its writing has some cathartic effect.

 

So I will take it upon myself to ask my Spiritual Guidance to “say a few words” here.   It might put this rather pedagogic and rather hard to read essay into a clearer perspective for whatever readers actually get to read this.    My Spiritual Guidance comes in several ways, of course, as it does to us all.  But in this instance I will turn to Automatic Writing.

Immediate Response


“Your essay will last if you place it upon the pages of your own website and let it rest there.  Do not doubt that it will be read and largely misconstrued.  However, there will be those who will take away some of what has been written there.   You do all have a mission and that is to find out who and what you are.   As you do this you will find your life unfolding in directions which are not of Earth.  By this I mean that you will turn inwards towards Me.   I am your Highest being to which you are able to reach for advice and guidance and I follow your every thought because I am you.  You being a smaller part of what I am.  You are like, as I have told you before, a finger tip in a stream of water, whilst I am even bigger than the whole body you can envisage as sitting by that stream.  

 

“The stream is that of the life in which you are now engaged.  Do not make the mistake, as so many do, that you are the stream.  You are in the stream – temporarily.   You will withdraw from that stream and move into a more subtle stream at the time of your passing over.   This is the natural progression.  Moving ever toward subtler and subtler dimensions as I manifest through you.   I am the life in your body.   I am the life that fills your mind-space.  I am.   I cannot describe Myself further than to say that I am Your Lord and Your God.   But I am not the Ultimate.   There is an endless ever-rising pantheon beyond even my ken.  Such is the awesome nature of what and who you are, Tom.  You are a minute, an infinitesimally small part of The All.

 
“Rest now.”

 

End of Automatic Typing


So this, dear reader, is an example of the messages I’m now able to receive.  It was not always so.  The depth and profundity of these writings, which come from a space beyond my own understanding, have grown over the forty-five years I’ve been involved with them.   But the main point is that we are all part of The Whole.  We are all minute parts of something so big, so grand, that our minds cannot comprehend it.    It is our freedom of choice that allows us to stay where we elect to be at this time.  This can be changed simply by our willing it so.  We can determine and follow our Path, the Path which is our Mission.   That choice is entirely up to us.  Such is the power that we’ve got.  

 

This power, of course, is not of the ego – though this might give direction to it.  It is of the divine spark, the essence of what we are.   Know our essence and we know what we are.  It’s certainly something to be working towards.

 

About Tom Ware

I'm into speaking to audiences. My particular forte is telling stories. Morevover, I've addressed over 750 audiences and in excess of 40,000 people during the past eighteen years - excluding those I've addressed in my Toastmasters clubs. Additionally, I've presented classes to adults on Metaphysics and Spirituality (non sectarian) and Popular Psychology between 2001 and 2008. I'm an avid writer, been at it for forty-five years. Speaking is a passion, of course, as mentioned above. I started in 1972 with Toastmasters. My speciality is Storytelling and some years ago people began to flatter me with the titles: Prince of Storytellers, and Master Storyteller. Also, Tusitala Tom (Tusitala means Storyteller in Polynesian) I am also into 'serious' meditation (Vipassana as taught by S N Goenka) Started that in 1986. Additionally, I'm an Automatic Writing practioner and have been able to 'channel' for over forty years. Bit about me. Born in London UK and migrated to Australia in 1951. Started my first job day after my fifteenth birthday in that year. I've been a postal worker, sailor, aviation air-ground man, overseas telegraph operator. I've worked for an electrical power-supply company, been a truck driver, a foundry labourer, laboratory assistant, a police radio operator, and office worker - even an Antarctic expeditioner. Worked and lived in a number of countries, but am now 'retired' and enjoying life - probably as never before. I've been married - yes to the same woman! - for fifty-three years and have three grown up children and four grandchildren.
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