Your True Self - Find Your Role and Live With Purpose
in the Earth Community

In the process of becoming fully human, we wonder about the reason for our existence. We search to find our role and live with purpose on Earth. These life questions may be considered unimportant in our modern world, compared to matters of business and finance. But how we respond to them is essential for our well-being. A sense of larger purpose and human destiny allows us to move forward with hope.

You become more fully human through your sense of wonder.
The stars are your ancestors. Their atoms fill your body. You are stardust. At a most basic level, you are vibrating particles of light. You are walking the earth as a radiant light being. You are a child of the stars. You belong to a huge interconnected family. On a clear night study the stars. Reflect on your relationship to them with a sense of wonder.

You are here on Earth to grow and expand as a human being. You are called to enable all life and humanity to flourish. As you reconnect with Earth and your true Self, you renew your life meaning and purpose. You bring healing and peace to a troubled world. You play a profound role in the emerging Earth Community.

You become more fully human through your sense of connection.
We are but tiny specks living on a small blue planet in a vast universe. What is our role here? How do we live as individuals in a diverse and complex world? At our core we are more alike than different. We want to live meaningful lives. We want to be understood and appreciated by others. We yearn for community

Everything in the universe is connected to everything else. We are not only linked to each other. We are also connected to Planet Earth. The Earth community is a sacred community shared by all living things. Its members belong to the whole universe. Each member has a unique role to play within the whole. You have the capacity to embrace the Earth community. A sense of oneness is at the heart of being fully human and spiritually aware.

You become more fully human through your power to create.
Now is a heroic time to be alive. It is a time of vast destruction and a time for profound creativity. Our home, Planet Earth, is in trouble. Humankind has lost its sense of belonging to the Earth community. We have lost a sense of intimacy with the inner Self. But opportunities abound. We can choose to live in ways that align with Earth's patterns. We can establish a new order of well-being.

You live in a complex, interconnected world. You are part of a whole. Your words and actions have a ripple effect throughout this whole. You exert a subtle influence just by who you are. You are a powerful creator. What you say and do affects not only your own life, but also the world beyond.

Life is an adventure full of danger and risk, but also immense creativity. You were born to create. You have a reason for being on Earth. You play a profound role in an emerging Earth community. Do you have the courage to accept your role and purpose?

Follow your heart's desires and honor your true Self. Believe in your power to create growth and harmony in yourself and in the world. Live each day with meaning and purpose.

About the Author

Mary Beth Ford, Ed. D., is the author of Wisdom from the Gardens-Life Lessons and creator of the CD Garden Wisdom-5 Ways to Grow in Life Balance and Joy. She specializes in the area of life balance, which she describes as balance between outer world and inner Self. In her work Mary Beth shares her five powerful garden lessons for living with balance and joy. Using nature images she gives us a new vision of ourselves and our world. Her desire is to help busy people live with Spirit in the world.