I believe that every person on earth is born with inherent purpose, a higher calling which transcends physical or even mental pursuits. Each one is called to reveal his or her unique quality of spirit, to translate the invisible into the visible, while uplifting that which is touched in the course of living.
Your higher calling originates in the being part of you, in your soul. It is expressed and thereby given form through the human part of you, that is, your body, mind and heart. The human part of you connects your soul to the rest of creation “below” you, specifically, the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms. The being part of you connects the human part of you to that which is “above” you, that is, the levels of creation referred to in religious circles as “heaven”.
It is often assumed that we, as humans, are separate from God. While this may be true in one sense, you must remember that that which divides also connects. A border divides two lands, but connects them too. Your body, mind and heart distinguish you from God above and the earth below, but they also connect God to the kingdoms of the earth.
As such, we are well-placed to be the means by which the will of God is extended into the earth. Man divides God from creation, he can also be the means by which the two are united. To do so he must be more than a harsh and demanding overseer of the earth and all that dwells therein; he must see himself as and act responsibly as a superintendent, an administrator who ministers unto the earth on behalf of his soul and that to which it connects.
If identity is lodged at the level of body, mind and heart, that is, if you are engrossed in your physical appearance, your mental prowess or how you feel about things, you will fail to recognize that you are much more than “only human”. You are a human being, an eternal being presently in possession of a body, mind and heart through which the spirit that you are and all that you represent can be magnified into the earth.
And that, my dear friends, is the key to developing a deeper understanding of your higher calling.