Episode 115: Life like a song! More on Living Purposefully

This week Erin and Mary continue the conversation about living purposefully, by discussing –

The Levels of Purpose:
existential, social, symbiotic, spiritual, and evolutionary.

Heady stuff? Yes,

but no –

as ever, they are having fun with jamming on how the Mystery manifests in the commonplace
as we each attempt to bring our best to our daily life endeavors.

Consider …

That the idea of “surrender” to a Higher Power means that we take refuge and comfort within it.

There is a different way to view our purposes besides what we’re doing 9-5;

even if we are sidelined by an illness or an injury,
we get to practice being fully present and breathing, which is a great service to all.

Our spiritual teachers are those people nearby us whose gifts of character extend themselves to us like sunlight

Our souls have contracts and agreements with other souls to help each other out, symbiotically.
It feels natural to lift each other up and to reflect the strength of our spirits for each other.

As we live and harmonize our levels of purpose, day by day, we add our song to the worthy chorus of human expression.

SING IT … All out!

Posted on June 12, 2015 | Discuss on Facebook

Episode 114: Living Purposefully & Our Common Human Purpose

Are you strung too tight?

Need to let go and relax a little?

Or are you stuck and slack

and overly mellow… and in fact you need to get a move on and make some changes in your life?

Like the strings in a musical instrument, living with grace and purpose is a matter of consciously tuning our “essential tension,” day by day.We can live life like a dusty old fiddle with sprung strings in grandfather’s attic, or as a gleaming well-strung Stradivarius in the hands of a master.

What does your current state look like?


Enjoy these fresh ideas on living purposefully:

–  Relax/Get Going!  Purpose is a paradox between acceptance of things as they are and motivation to change things the way you want.

– Our common human purpose is to learn and to love (a lesson taught by Mary’s delightful old Aunt Ann). This is a very enjoyable story.

– Every single person is capable of cultivating and expressing their own unique brand of glory!

Posted on June 5, 2015 | Discuss on Facebook

Episode 113: My will vs. Thy Will

Our accurate discernment about

My will/Thy Will

is like a graduate level course that asks a lot of us,

but we can have some fun with it

if we have an attitude of experiment and discovery about this important function.

Life is a free will experiment, and we are in active partnership with a Mystery.

Let’s give it our best shot, keep a sense of humor,
and see what happens.

Learn about the will as a spiritual “muscle”
that we can exercise to live more effectively

Co-creation is like gardening:

We make a plan,
work with the soil and the elements,
and let go to what actually happens


When in doubt, say the best prayer:

“Thy Will Be Done”

In retrospect, we discover more about God’s Idea, and our spiritual purposes

“Surrender:  to take refuge within the guidance and safety of the Higher Power

Posted on May 29, 2015 | Discuss on Facebook