Meaning and Purpose Are Everything

Meaning and Purpose Are Everything

When desire becomes aspiration we begin to think like God.

meditation spiritual yoga

Now I know that if you look up the two words above it may seem like they’re synonyms. I submit they’re not. Please permit me to make a finer distinction between the two.

The fundamental difference between the two is that “to aspirate” is also defined as to fill with breath. In the Genesis metaphor of creation, it states, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the waters.” ~ Genesis 1:2 (English translation).

However, in the proper Hebrew, it states the “Ruach” moved on the waters. While Ruach in Hebrew can be translated as “spirit” it also translates as “breath.” As an interesting aside the word spirit is actually embedded in the word aspirate. Right there smack in the middle.

Aspiration is the breath of Universal Intelligence and how it moves and creates.

At least according to Genesis.

Now there’s something to ponder!

I submit that “desire,” (while a close cousin of aspiration), tends to be of the lower more material nature. While aspirations tend to be higher in vibration. By this time (if you’re following this series), you should well know that Universal Intelligence has one objective: fuller expansion, experience, and expression. Period. No more, no less.

Mastery is to aspire to fuller expansion, experience, and expression no matter what it takes to get there. Obviously much easier said than done.

Mastery and greatness are not born, they are made. Learn more about it here.

Here’s a hint: the passageway to this aspiration most often appears to be fraught with dangers; and more often than not, goes contrary to the desires of the small person’s will. There’s another one to contemplate for a day or three.

To aspire in my book is to breathe and live at a higher level. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with the material plane. In fact, just the contrary.

Spirit without form has no expression
Form without Spirit has no vitality or life.

silhouette of man and woman

But to focus on form as primary is to forget the cause and to live in the effect.

Your God-given Innate Abilities are gifted to you so that you can fulfill your unique purpose and destiny in this lifetime.

But let us not forget that our spiritual purpose and aspirations are primary… while all material desires are but measurements of our progressive development, advancement, and growth in the realm of form. Do you follow?

“Money is only a convenient way of keeping score.” 

~ Richard Branson

coins on a jar

When we keep this in the forefront of our mind we can “let go and walk away” anytime it’s necessary. (Reference IAD11). For we realize that the ONLY thing that has any staying power, and true value, is that which is eternal. (Reference IAD12). Please ponder that long and hard.

Okay let’s recap our principles of Innate Ability Development™ thus far once again:

  • Principles must precede practices. This understanding gives you both potential wisdom and understanding.
  • The only true power is a functional and integrated whole. Mastery is the synthesis of both Spirit and Form; Divinity and Humanity.
  • Life is all there is, and death is an illusion. All is energy and energy can never be created or destroyed. It only changes form.

Principle number four: Purpose and Meaning are everything. 
They are Life Itself.

man raising his hands high on a sunset

I’ve traveled the world over and had the distinct privilege to work with hundreds of thousands of people… and I can state without reservation that the question asked of me more often than any other question, is the question of personal purpose. No exception.

If you think this happenstance… think again.

Your unique purpose is the overarching “why” you are here. While your Innate Abilities are the best “how” you can utilize to go about achieving that purpose. (Reference IAD11).

Are you tracking with me?


Time stands still.

You feel completely and totally fulfilled.

You clearly realize your unique place in this Universe;

And you know not only what you’re here to contribute… but you know that you are contributing!

You realize with certainty that your life is on the perfect course—Right here. Right now.

And no matter what physical results may be currently appearing they’re all part of the Grand Adventure of Life; and the Perfect Plan…

Even when they’re hard, difficult, and downright painful.

Sound exciting? It is.

Oh… and one more thing.

Many people have asked me on blogs, Facebook, and elsewhere. “James after everything that happened in your life… why do you choose to continue doing what you’re doing? Why didn’t you find something else to do?

Easy answer: Clarity of Purpose.

You see, frankly, it would have been much easier in many ways for me to go find another career. To hide away and stay out of the public firing range. Bullets and daggers often really hurt!

But when you find your Purpose you know why you’re here, and no matter what… you don’t quit!

Do you have clarity of purpose for yourself? Do you know exactly why you’re here? This is my greatest wish for you and if you answered no to either of the above I can help you, and I’d be honored to do so.

Forget a career! Find your calling.

We live in a very exciting time. A time in which I believe we ALL can build a living around our life… versus the all so common life around our living. Stay tuned.

James Arthur Ray

When we speak of purpose it’s important to realize that there are two levels of purpose:

  • Your Spiritual Purpose; and
  • Your Physical Purpose.

While there is a definite and distinct difference between the two (which we’ll discuss), when the two are congruent and in coherent Life truly comes alive.

This congruence my friend is the true definition of Epic Living, and once you’ve tasted it nothing else satisfies.

For now, I’ll leave you to ponder (or you can write me in the comments which I always read), about your thoughts regarding the differences between the two.

And the journey continues….

Be a Leader. Live Your Purpose, and Take Your Power Back!

james arthur ray



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