I hope you’re all enjoying this journey to entering the flow. I’m going to continue this theme around the topic of your life story. Everybody has a life story and it is the sum of your past experiences that have brought you to this point in your life, regardless of where you are now. We all have happy moments in our lives, such as our first date, our graduation, our first job and the birth of our first child, to name a few milestones. However, we also have challenging times in our lives such as relationship conflicts, career pressures, financial challenges and debt, unforeseen circumstances, such as a motor vehicle accident, health issues and loss of a loved one.
The point I am trying to make is that everybody faces challenges and obstacles in their lives and our lives often veer off course from what we expected. Even people who have achieved great things often come from humble beginnings, which fuels their journey. The problem becomes when we identify with our life stories. You see, we are not our life stories. Our life stories create the context for us to learn more about ourselves and discover our true nature.
In fact, the purpose of being physically incarnate here on the earth is to experience who we truly are, which is being, consciousness, awareness or spirit. When we are able to know ourselves as who we truly are, as I’ve mentioned, then our life story simply provides the framework through which our true self or higher self emerges, as long as we do not identify with it. We should also not compare our life story to that of others as everyone’s experience is unique and tailored to the unique mission they have been brought here to fulfill
This brings me to the second point about life story, which is that our life stories, no matter how difficult they seem, hold the key to discovering why we have been brought here on this planet at this time in history. Our wounds are the key to our gifts and must be explored and harnessed to uncover our gifts, and our higher mission here on this earth. Anyone who has achieved great things, such as Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, faced much adversity and obstacles that they had to overcome in order to discover their true gifts and find their higher mission that they were here to carry out.
The same is true for for all of us and we do not have to aspire to do things on a global scale, like those I have mentioned. We must, however, use our life story and our wounds to find our true gifts and fulfill our higher mission in this world. This is how we can use life story to enter the flow, by first not identifying with our past and realizing that it just creates the context to uncover our true nature and by using our life stories to find our higher calling in this world and walking that path.
I encourage you to right now look back at your life story, no matter how difficult it has been, and dive deep into any wounds that you have experienced. Explore and journal about those wounds to discover your greatest gifts and your higher calling here on the planet at this time in history. Walking this path will get you in the flow and bring more joy, meaning and fulfillment in your life. This is the true purpose of your life story and you can harness it now for your greater good and the good of others.
Dr. Nauman Naeem