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Jan 23rd 2014 Connective Session: Remembering Who We are

We are not accidents or by products of evolution. We are not here at God’s whim or folly. We are not an experiment. We are divine beings of light, subject to no one’s rule, oppression or enslavement. We chose to be here and can be, do or have all that our heart and soul desire. These are not material worldly desires, but deep desires to show the world the love that we are. Now is the time to remember who we truly are.

Remembering who we are, and where we are going, is a function of the soul. We can even say that there is a process guiding the soul. This process can be thought of as soul-making, or what our life here on Earth is really for akin to our highest purpose. It is how we develop and draw out the potential we are innately endowed with. Soul-making is the lifelong process of acquiring the attributes, qualities, and character needed for our eternal journey. It helps us in both this world and the next.

In this session, we explore the quest of understanding life with three questions:

“Where have i come from?”

“What am i doing here?”

and  “Where am i going?”

The mystery of our origin, purpose, and destiny is intricately tied to the nature of the soul. The world’s sacred traditions have always provided answers to these mysteries of life.

It makes perfect sense to seek a deeper sense of self. To become intimately aware of your thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears is obviously advisable. The key is to engage your sense of self as malleable, more like a willow tree than a sturdy oak. The willow is flexible and survives the storm as it bends with the wind, whereas the more rigid oak is more likely to crack.

The universe purportedly exists in a state of flowing potential. And it is essential to understand that we are indeed part of that universe. The goal then is to access that potential, keeping the parts of our identity that continue to serve us well and shedding the old, habitual pieces that constrain us. This process is known as positive disintegration. This permits us to find balance between the extremes and enter into a relationship with self that commits to our personal evolution.

I leave here a quote which i am very much connected with by Vladimir Nabokov“I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes.” 

See you all in our next session again. 

Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai.

With Love & Light,

Katherine Goh

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