A Saint-Germain Channel:
“Supporting Your Soul’s Purpose,
  Meeting Your Human Needs.”

Living with , and taking care of your basic human needs, can feel like incompatible
activities at times. In this channel, we address the challenge. We
would also like to announce a powerful new session with Saint-Germain
that will help you with this. >>>

"My friend, I AM Saint-Germain. Many
times you have discovered that satisfying your basic human needs can
feel out of with your desire to create something of value in
the world.
"You have found yourself wondering why you can’t meet your basic
physical and emotional needs and, at the same time, walk a path of
enlightened service to humanity.

"Ask yourself if there is not a tension in your life between what you
want and need from the physical world, and what you think would bring
you the greatest joy in a spiritual sense?

"Many of you have had this experience. You have had this experience as
you attempted to reconcile your genuine desire to walk a spiritual
path, with the needs that you have for security and comfort as a human
being.

"You perceive that there is some kind of conflict between your
spiritual goals and your material needs, when there really is not.

"Instead of feeling frustrated and continuing to experience this
conflict, why not recognize that your Soul has a plan and purpose for
your life, and that you can support this plan and purpose in a way that
takes care of the human you, too?

Understanding Your Soul’s Plan and Purpose.

"Yes, it is true that many of you have decided to walk a
on the Earth. You have chosen to align your human life with your Soul’s
Plan and Purpose, and this is commendable. You are also right to assume
that you will be supported by Spirit as you do this. You will.

"But you should know that humanity holds a strong misperception about this that may still condition your thinking.

"This misperception can be stated something like this:

"Now that you have decided to walk a spiritual path, everything in the
physical world should get easier for you. Your troubles and challenges
should disappear. You should be able to devote yourself to higher
pursuits because your human needs will be taken care of by Spirit,
without you having to pay much attention to them.

"Well, there is nothing ‘wrong’ with maintaining this belief, just as there’s nothing particularly ‘right’ about it, either.

"So, instead of asking yourself what is right or wrong about this belief, why not ask yourself what is true about it?

What Is the Truth About Your Soul’s Plan and Purpose for You?

"It is true that, yes, you are always loved and cared for by Spirit in
profound ways. But it is equally true that you are responsible for
taking care of your basic human needs, too. For example, you have needs
for , love, shelter, companionship, and so much more. And you have
a definite role to play in this.

"You are a co-creator with Spirit in this, just as you are in
everything else. You are not alone in taking care of this. But neither
are you exempt from participating. This is undeniable. This is Truth.

"Remember this Fundamental Truth. You are a Spirit Being here on Earth,
having a human experience. You are an embodiment of your Soul. And as
we have already explored in recent broadcasts, your Soul has chosen to
be here, so that it can fully experience the Truth of its Divinity in
the physical realm.

Satisfying Your Spiritual Aspirations, and Your Worldly Needs.

"The ultimate path that your Soul has chosen, is to return to perfect
companionship with God. We have discussed this in a recent broadcast.
It is a spiritual path, to be sure. But it also involves you as a human
being, too…"

Many times you have discovered that satisfying your basic human needs can feel out of alignment with your
desire to create something of value in the world. You have found
yourself wondering why you can’t meet your basic physical and emotional
needs and, at the same time, walk a path of enlightened service to
humanity.

Ask yourself if there is not a tension in your life between what you
want and need from the physical world, and what you think would bring
you the greatest joy in a spiritual sense?

Many of you have had this experience. You have had this experience as
you attempted to reconcile your genuine desire to walk a spiritual
path, with the needs that you have for security and comfort as a human
being. You perceive that there is some kind of conflict between your
spiritual goals and your material needs, when there really is not.

Instead of feeling frustrated and continuing to experience this
conflict, why not recognize that your Soul has a plan and purpose for
your life, and that you can support this plan and purpose in a way that
takes care of the human you, too?

Better Understanding Your Soul’s Plan and Purpose.

Yes, it is true that many of you have decided to walk a spiritual path
on the Earth. You have chosen to align your human life with your Soul’s
Plan and Purpose, and this is commendable. You are also right to assume
that you will be supported by Spirit as you do this. You will. But you
should know that humanity holds a strong misperception about this that
may still condition your thinking.

This misperception can be stated something like this: Now that you have
decided to walk a spiritual path, everything in the physical world
should get easier for you. Your troubles and challenges should
disappear. You should be able to devote yourself to higher pursuits
because your human needs will be taken care of by Spirit, without you
having to pay much attention to them.

Well, there is nothing "wrong" with maintaining this belief, just as
there’s nothing particularly "right" about it, either. So, instead of
asking yourself what is right or wrong about this belief, why not ask
yourself what is true about it?

What Is the Truth About Your Soul’s Plan and Purpose for You?

It is true that, yes, you are always loved and cared for by Spirit in
profound ways. But it is equally true that you are responsible for
taking care of your basic human needs, too. For example, you have needs
for food, love, shelter, companionship, and so much more. And you have
a definite role to play in this.

You are a co-creator with Spirit in this, just as you are in everything
else. You are not alone in taking care of this. But neither are you
exempt from participating. This is undeniable. This is Truth.

Remember this Fundamental Truth. You are a Spirit Being here on Earth,
having a human experience. You are an embodiment of your Soul. And as
we have already explored in recent broadcasts, your Soul has chosen to
be here, so that it can fully experience the Truth of its Divinity in
the physical realm.

Satisfying Your Spiritual Aspirations, and Your Worldly Needs.

The ultimate path that your Soul has chosen, is to return to perfect companionship with God. We have discussed this in a recent online channeling broadcast.
It is a spiritual path, to be sure. But it also involves you as a human
being, too. And because your humanness is involved in this “path
walking,” it subjects you to the limited perspective of your beliefs.
Remember that your human self is generally guided by what you believe
to be true, while your spiritual self is more receptive to the Truth.

You see, the real problem is this… By holding onto this belief that
once you are walking a spiritual path, that your human cares and
concerns should just disappear, you may actually begin to neglect your
humanness and the legitimate care and concern it requires from you.

You forget the basics: that you are a spiritual being having a human
experience, and that your human needs matter just as much as your
fundamental spiritual identity.

You deny the fact that satisfying your human needs for good nutrition,
proper shelter, personal accomplishment, and meaningful social
interaction helps you lead a balanced life because these things engage
your physicality, as well as your spirituality.

You need to remember that when you honor your physicality, that your
spiritual aspirations can be met with greater ease, too. Yes, there is
an important connection between your physicality and your spirituality.
If there wasn’t, you wouldn’t be able to exist here.

How can you honor this connection between your physicality and your
spirituality? You first begin by acknowledging and loving your
humanness, and then asking yourself what you need in order to feel safe
and secure in the world. You understand that by taking care of this,
you create a foundation for embodying and sharing the things of
spiritual value that you have brought into the world.

So honor your legitimate human needs. Take care of yourself. Ask
yourself, what needs do you have that you haven’t attended to, yet?
Spend some time exploring this. I am not asking you to get dramatic or
sentimental about it. It’s simply about observing and exploring what is
calling you now.

And please remember that “needs” and “neediness” are not the same
thing. Neediness is a systematic belief in lack that has no basis in
reality. When you consistently identify yourself as needy, you are
eventually going to undermine your self-esteem and your
self-confidence. Your needs, on the other hand, are not debilitating.
They are simply part of your biological heritage. Furthermore, when you
satisfy your needs, you are contributing to your basic experience of
well-being. Your needs include proper nourishment, suitable shelter,
loving relationships, and the appropriate exercise of personal autonomy
within respectful, collaborative gathering of other human beings.

Letting Your Humanity and Your Spirituality Walk Together.

Your human needs are important because they are part of your earthly
experience. Don’t deny them, don’t hide from them. Instead, give them
the honor and attention they deserve.

Dear friend, every aspect of your human life is important. This is
something that many overlook, especially when they are more focused on
fulfilling their spiritual desires and intentions.

Please understand that you will be in no position to help yourself in
your spiritual growth, or to assist others, if you do not care
appropriately for the well-being of your physical life. So, why not do
it now? Realize that your physical needs are just as important as your
spiritual aspirations. They walk hand-in-hand, just as long as you are
here on the Earth. So, make sure that you give them the same
importance. Don’t forget to be actively involved in creating a balanced
life for yourself on all levels… on the physical, emotional, mental,
and spiritual levels. All of these make up your earthly experience. As
was mentioned earlier, you are a spiritual being having a human
experience. You are here to honor and integrate this to the best of
your ability.

When you do this, you will find that you are feeling more fulfilled
with your life. That is because you are allowing everything to fill
you: the wisdom of the Soul that guides you, the nourishing food that
you eat, the warm bed that you sleep in, the wonderful music that you
listen to, and the loving friends that surround you. All this is
experienced on the same scale of importance in your human life. If you
allow this, it will enhance well-being while you are here on Earth, and
it will help others around you to do the same.

Thank you, dear friends, for being here, today. It is a joy to share this place and time with you.

A Viewer’s Question

“Dear Saint-Germain, Spirit teaches us to be true to ourselves, to
our joy. I am married, with two children, and I am working in a job
that I don’t like, just in order to support my wife and children. I
feel like just breaking free from it all and disappearing to a remote
monastery somewhere in the mountains, or to just travel and be free to
be myself. How can I do something like this, when I have a wife and two
children to support?”

My friend, indeed, this is a situation that strikes right at the core of the matter that we are speaking about today.

How are you able to take care of your own human needs, especially when
you are also taking care of the needs of other people, too? And in this
case, these people are your wife and children.

I understand that you are feeling frustrated, and that you would like
to bring change into your life. But before you make any impulsive
decision about where to go, and what to do, I invite you first to stop
for a moment and breathe.

It is natural for all humans to want to break free from limitations,
and to want to move into better life conditions, especially when they
are feeling the way you feel right now.

However, dropping everything that you’ve invested yourself in, and in
the life that you’ve created for yourself and your loved ones, will not
make you happier. I am not trying to discourage you here. But the idea
of living in a monastery will not make you happy for very long, even
though it seems like it would right now. But you know this already,
otherwise you would have chosen this path, instead of questioning it,
as you are doing right now.

It is important, however, to recognize your deeper needs in this
situation. These need to receive your attention now, very urgently.
These needs have created a kind of uprising within you; they are
wanting you to focus your attention on something fundamentally
important. You have been neglecting these long enough now, that you are
feeling suffocated by your current situation; so you need to turn your
attention to them now.

The thing that is fundamentally important right now is to take time for
yourself. You need to take care of yourself first. Do this, in
appropriate ways, before taking care of others. Nurture, strengthen,
and renew yourself now. This will not exempt you from your
responsibilities toward others in your life, nor do you really desire
this. But it will help you to put your responsibilities into proper
perspective.

You see, when you have created a balanced perspective about satisfying
your needs and the needs of your loved ones, then you will gain clarity
and maintain a compassionate view of things at the same time. You will
better understand your motivations, and you will be able to shed some
light on what has brought feelings of unhappiness and restriction into
your life. Then you will see what your evolving needs are at this time,
and how you can best take care of them within the loving network of
relationships that you have created.

When you do, the sense of fulfillment that comes from attending to
these needs will open the channels of communicating with your Soul, and
will invite greater ease and joy into your life.

So, my dear… the important question for you right now is, how can you
better take care of yourself? What can you do to improve the way your
personal needs are met?

The most important step I would encourage you to take now is to
reconsider the beliefs and assumptions behind the question that you
have asked. You said, “I am working in a job that I don’t like, just in
order to support my wife and children. I feel like just breaking free
from it all…” You are clearly feeling restricted and unhappy with
this situation, and you are looking for relief. You are looking to have
basic needs met. But what are the needs? Ask yourself this.

For example, is one of your basic needs to provide for your physical
safety and security, and for that of your loved ones? Or is your basic
need to feel accomplished as an individual; whole and complete in the
work and service that you provide to others? Perhaps your basic need is
to attend to the relatedness, love, and sense of belonging that you
experience with your family? Or maybe the main need you have now is
beyond family, self, and biological security? Perhaps it is more
trans-personal? Maybe you are longing for connections with All Life,
that your current situation is not satisfying.

It is also quite possible that all of these needs may be legitimate and
interacting at the same time. But you must look at them. And as you do,
you will begin to feel the authenticity of each one, and have a better
understanding of what you may need to do, or allow, in order to satisfy
them.

Give these questions some thought, but do not dramatize your situation.
Give yourself the time to see how your real needs are revealed to you,
and observe yourself in the process. You will find ways that you can do
things differently, and this will enable you to move beyond this
feeling that your needs don’t matter.

You do matter to many, and you are loved beyond words, my friend. Thank you for your question