Are You Alive? by John Cali and Spirit

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Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman

planet earth

Planet Earth

You all knew exactly what you were doing when you chose to incarnate on your Mother Earth at this particular time in human history.

You did not come here to “play small”—to minimize or ignore your real reason and purpose for being here. And yet that’s exactly what many of you do.

You are depriving the world, and yourselves, when you do that. You are betraying the trust your spirit—your higher self—placed in you, the human.

It’s time to stop playing that game. And it is a game, a silly useless game.

Every one of you is far greater than you can possibly imagine. You were, as some of your religious traditions say, created “in the image and likeness of God.” Not only that, but you are God.

The energy that flows through you and gives you life, and gives your life meaning, is the same energy that you would call God—or whatever term you use for that power that created the universe.

It’s time for you to claim your greatness, to acknowledge your divinity, to exercise your power. It’s time to, as that quotation says, “come alive.”

You are what the world needs, especially at this time that seems so dark and dreary.

This is the most exciting time, from our perspective, that has ever existed in the history of your Mother Earth. Even though it appears to be a time of darkness, it is just the opposite. It’s a time of your rebirth into light.

If you want to see it as a battle between dark and light, that’s fine. But you must realize it seems a dark time only because the darkness is in its death throes, and is resisting the light frantically—and fruitlessly.

The war is nearly done—and the light has won.

You are a part of that light, or you would not be reading or hearing this.

You have contributed far more than you know to the light that is now overtaking and transforming your Mother Earth—and the entire universe. We applaud you. We want you to applaud yourselves.

It’s time for you to come alive—alive to the power and light you shine so brightly upon us all.


Are you alive, really alive, and fulfilling the purpose you came for? Please share your thoughts with us below.


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How do you know when you’ve found your purpose in life? Here is Oprah Winfrey, on her Super Soul Sunday show, interviewing author Caroline Myss.


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13 Responses

  1. Wendi

    Thank you John. I have recently turned away from my light. Thank you so much for reminding me of it and my power and my reason for being. I have let circumstances disallow me true living by feeling worthless. Thank you. I want with every fiber to come alive again. I know I can. I know I will. The more I hear the light calling…once again, thank you John for knowing what you know and sharing it to remind us. Bless you.

    • John Cali

      And thank YOU, Wendi, for sharing this part of your journey. I think most of us have been in that place you describe. I certainly have been. You have already begun to move back into the light of your divinity.

      Bless you, my dear.

  2. jean

    This is a great reminder to all of us. It brings a sparkle to the heart and one can feel the energy rise. It is a wonderful, living message! Thank you!

    love and hugs

  3. Martha

    And I agree (and believe me, I speak from experience) that betrayal of self is the greatest form of betrayal. This little clip of Carolyn Myss and Oprah is worth is pure gold.

    Thank you John.

    Such a potent offering.



  4. Martha

    OH, BOY OH BOY i LOVE this!!!!!

    I love the quote, I love everything about it!!



    Let your doing come out of your being!

    It’s all so simple.

    Alot of us have had a lot of malarky in the way of our true genuine affinities and have had to spend alot of time and energy taking the journey back Home to our true selves.
    or as T.S.Eliot says,” We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

    WOW!! This article blew a mighty wind of Light right through my soul.


    I am finally ready to be as GREAT as I am.

    Look out, World!!!

    I’m applauding myself for all the hard work I did, and for having the courage to hang in and walk through the fire with my painful wounds, determined to heal them. And I have!
    And I AM ! As I continue to unfold and alow my true self to come forth, I know I came to SHINE.
    And whatever it is that I love and am good at? God’s Will for me, the very same. Whatever I am passionate about? That’s what I’m supposed to be doing. Every child knows this.

    ” May we all shine on….like fhe trees and the stars and the sun…On and ON AND ON AND ON……..” – John Lennon




  5. Ron B.

    My purpose, my calling; I believe that my purpose is to find innovative ways to handle whatever experiences life brings to me whether they be negative or positive ones in such a way as to help tilt the balance toward love. I believe that we are not here to eliminate negative experiences or suffering as we generally understand it. With positive growth those very same negative experiences are like water off a duck´s back. Pffft! Not only that but my awareness of having dealt with whatever challenge life has thrown at me and hit that ball over the wall makes my heart glow.
    My purpose, my calling is right here in front of me every minute of the day. I can´t help but find it because it is chasing me all over the place like my shadow.
    It is not meant to be easy since the easy stuff was accomplished eons ago but it can be very rewarding and that counts for a lot.

    • John Cali

      Thank you very much, Ron. As you said, our purpose for being is right there in front of us every day.

  6. Chris

    Thanks John. I really needed to hear these words at this time….Inspirational.

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