I’ve been a Reiki Master and Intuitive Healer for some time now, and one reacurring theme I’ve noticed in my healing work is how desperately people are seeking meaning in their lives.
Many of the people I’ve worked with come to me feeling depressed, angry, lost, confused, hopeless…
And they’re looking something – anything – that will offer them comfort and relieve their anxiety.
I call these people Meaning Seekers.
Meaning Seekers are compassionate, loving, and kind. They want to improve their circumstances, enjoy their lives, and make the world a better place. They want to be inspired and they want to inspire others. Yet, they feel lost – as though something is missing and they can’t quite put their finger on it.
That missing link is called Spirit.
Spirit is the spark of inspiration that helps people take pride in their environment and makes them excited about participating in life.
In high school, we called that School Spirit. In adult life, it’s called Community Spirit.
There is a incredible amount of frustration, depression, and overwhelm in the process of seeking meaning – especially on a Spiritual level – especially in our modern world – because what people seeking meaning often forget about is how wonderfully privledged they are.
If you are taking the time to search for meaning through books, podcasts, YouTube videos, or mentors – vacations or career changes – new networking groups, journaling, yoga, or dieting… – That probably means you have food and water security, a home you feel safe in, some sort of reliable income, and at least one trusted friend you can depend on. And that means you are priveledged.
If you’re searching for meaning – help the less fortunate.
Your Spirit – or Spirituality – is meant to be shared with others for the purpose of enjoying life and uplifting the human condition. It is only when you stop sharing your Spirit that depression and detachment set in.
So, where in your community can you be meaningful on purpose? Where can you share your spirit?
Get creative. Like you would have in high school – at Homecoming – and you get to be the party planner.
If you want your life to have meaning, be meaninful.
If you want your life to have purpose, be purposeful.
Volunteer at or donate to local food banks, homeless shelters, animal shelters, churches, and/or any other organization that directly benefits your community.
Organize gift swaps and clothing drives.
Create safe, healthy places for the children in your neighborhood to gather and play, learn and grow.
Help your elderly and disabled neighbors.
Give yourself a purpose.
Raise your Community’s Spirit.
And make a difference.
Life only has meaning when it is shared with others.
Please use the comment section to share some of the ways you give your Spirit purpose by uplifting your community.