Journeys of The Soul - The Big Realisation
A few weeks after bidding farewell to Assaji, Jake and Angelique received a short message from him, stating his Master had asked him to leave the cloistered environment of the monastery and go out into the world to teach the Dharma. Initially he was devastated, but bolstered by his resilience and determination to fulfill his Life’s Purpose, he set out for Australia, created a small, but well attended centre and said he was the happiest he had ever been in his life.
Angelique and Jake pondered over his message and curiously that evening, Jake asked, “I wonder what my Life Purpose is?” “I mean, why am I here and what is it I am supposed to do?” “I feel all my life I have been drifting around the ocean in a rudderless ship!”
Angelique pounced upon this moment and asked Jake, “What is it you feel you are being called to do?”
Jake thought for a moment and answered, “I don’t know.”
“Okay,” prompted Angelique, “Go deeply into this question, ask your heart and listen carefully for the answer.”
This time, Jake took a deep breath closed his eyes and shifted his attention into the centre of his chest. A few moments passed and suddenly he blurted out “I have always wanted to do something to help people.” “I mean the world is crazy and pretty screwed up at present, but I sense something better is emerging out of all this fear and negativity and I want to help!”
“That’s wonderful Jake,” replied Angelique, “So what gift or ability do you feel you can bring to people at this juncture?”
Jake thought for a few moments and suddenly lit up, his whole face and energy changed and he blurted out “ You know Angelique, all my adult life my brother and friends have sought me out to help them resolve some problem at work or in their relationships.” I always thought I would be the last person to ask, but they did and somehow, I was able to give them good advice and they went away and changed their situation and on a couple of occasions, their whole lives!”
“WOW Jake," Angelique enthusiastically implied, “You are a natural born counselor!”
“Yes,” said Jake, grinning from ear to ear, “You know when I do this kind of work helping people, my heart feels like it is trying to burst out of my chest and I feel so powerful, not in an aggressive or egotistical way, but I really feel like my head and heart are in perfect alignment.”
“So, do you think this is your Life Purpose Jake?” Angelique prodded.
“For sure it is, for sure!” he replied
And so that night Jake discovered what his purpose in life is and the gift he has to offer.