You are in the world for a purpose now, not your purpose, but a purpose that was given to you before you came, a purpose that is related to these times and to the Great Waves of change that are coming to the world.”- The Origin
This was shocking when I read it. I said to myself, “I can’t mold my life to my desires? No way! You mean that my life is dictated by choices that I made before I was born?”
This revelation is telling me that the big picture of my life is not in my control. It’s like I’m an actor in a theatrical play where I have lines to say and places to go on a stage, but I can’t change the play itself.
I can say my lines as I hear them. I can move to my own rhythm on this stage of life. But all of this has to be done within the context of the larger play, the larger story in the world. I chose to play this part in this play, according to the revelation.
Similarly, everyone on the planet today is playing a part in this drama called the Great Waves of change, which include the great climate changes and the slow dwindling of our natural resources. We can choose how to live our lives within this great drama, but we can’t escape this bigger movement of the world.
We can choose to pursue this career, and marry this person, but eventually we will have to face the great economic, social and political changes underfoot in the world today. And perhaps that’s not such a bad thing…
“It is the Plan not of your making that will rescue you from the dilemma that has no resolution.” – Secrets of Heaven (Secret #123)
Wait, I have a dilemma too? I thought I made choices before I was born? But the problem is that I can’t remember making that choice. If you’re anything like me, you were born with amnesia of where you came from and why you chose to come to this world.
So, in lieu of remembering and knowing why I am here, I have tried to create a purpose for myself, as most people have tried to do. We have driven ourselves to get a job, to have a family, or to acquire something for ourself or our community. In most cases, these goals are all socially acceptable and lauded.
And if you’re anything like me, once you have the career, or have the family and have the things you want, there is still an emptiness inside that knows it’s not the reason why we’re here.
Finally, there is an explanation for why I felt this way and why millions of others like me have experienced this, too:
Never think that your purpose will arise from what you want for yourself. – Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 18
And so, the New Message from God (where all these quotes come from) has rescued me from my own ambition and my own creations in this life. It has brought me closer to myself, as if I have finally found my true self, found myself on solid ground – the solid ground of my true being, the truth of my existence here…
Without a greater destiny and a purpose in the world, you are adrift. Like a speck on the ocean, you are adrift. Even if you have wealth and splendor and seem to be marginally in control of your life, you are still adrift internally. You are a stranger to yourself. You do not know where you have come from or where you are going. You do not know what you are really here to do, despite all of your goals and plans. – The Redemption
And so, I have to play the cards that are dealt to me, to all of us. We have to deal with economic decline, political chaos, climates change and social disintegration. I have to live out this drama according to the terms and conditions of the world, not my ideas on the way the World should be.
I don’t have any right to be angry or disappointed by anything in the world. These are simply the lines to be read and the actions to be taken in this script which I did not create. My role is to play this part in this play as well as I can:
Your greater purpose in the world is not your invention, and you cannot come to it on your own terms. It must be revealed to you, and you must be willing for this revelation to take place and to have the patience and the humility to be able to receive this progressively, for you cannot face it all at once. – The Soul
The Method acting teacher Stanislavsky once said there are no small parts, only small actors. The same is true of life: There are no small lives, only small minds.