“In reality, we are divinity in disguise, and the gods and goddesses in embryo that are contained within us seek to be fully materialized.” Deepak Chopra
Although hidden within each of us is the same energy, the Universe expresses itself through each individual in unique ways. You possess a distinct set of divine potentials — qualities, characteristics, talents and other latent abilities — in a combination that no one else has, or can give voice to in exactly the same way that you can. Consequently, you have an individual destiny that is uniquely yours to fulfill.
Destiny is something entirely different than fate, the notion that your life is predetermined. The dictionary defines destiny as the inner purpose of a life that can be discovered and realized. Fulfilling your destiny is not something that you do, but rather it is someone that you become. You’ve incarnated to discover who you are, to consciously step into becoming who you are meant to be, and to anchor that expression of the Divine energy in this world.
The ancients called our invisible soul potentials the gods and goddesses within us. Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung called them archetypes, the contents of the Universal Consciousness, the invisible source of our inspiration and instincts. Archetypes, or soul potentials, have a myriad of potential expressions. Therefore, you have unlimited freedom and possibilities within a given framework.
In fact, your authentic nature is perfect. While much of it may exist as pure potential, there is nothing that you have to do to improve upon it. All of your unique potential exists in an energetic template, and like the DNA in your genes that produce an observable characteristic, it just needs to be expressed.
“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.”(St. Francis de Sales)
So, know yourself. Explore the mystery of you. Discover what’s unique about you, cultivate it and celebrate it – it is Divine perfection. Remember to nurture the seeds of your potential, watering them with your attention, and fertilizing them with your love as they grow and develop from invisible seeds, and flower into tangible being. Then, offer your gifts and talents to the world. The simple act of sharing your talents, and the truth of who you, are makes the world a better place and serves the Divine by allowing the One to express itself through you. By expressing your soul self, you bring more spirit into the material world making it lighter. You also inspire others to see the light within themselves.
“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.” (Clarissa Pinkola Estes)
When you view life from the point of view of a soul on a path of awakening to your true self and to your oneness with the Infinite, life becomes an evolutionary journey to fulfill your highest destiny. Through the eyes of the soul, life is filled with meaning, passion and purpose. Meaning comes from the awareness that, from the spiritual perspective, you are here to evolve and grow in consciousness so that you become your soul self. Therefore, all your life’s experiences convey a significance that may not be obvious, but can be discovered. Life’s hidden meaning provides vital clues to the mystery that is you and takes a hand in moving you toward your destiny. When you transform innate potentials into actualities, you advance toward your destiny and co-create with the Universe.
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Who are you destined to become?
Are your current life circumstances calling upon you to develop and embody certain divine qualities, such as love? (don’t forget self-love), compassion? or empathy?
Are you being called to embody and express the archetype of teacher? or healer? or goddess/god? Are you currently walking the hero’s journey?
Is there a hidden creativity or talent that you long to express?
If you want to consider what archetypes resonate with you, here’s a website with several archetype lists that you may find helpful:
“The authentic self is the soul made visible.” -Sarah Ban Breathach
“We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.”
“The willing, Destiny guides them, the unwilling, Destiny drags them.” -Seneca (Roman philosopher)