In response to a Quora question

Why do I feel no attachment to myself? I feel like a robot and a stranger to myself. Is something wrong with me?

This is the fundamental conundrum of living in Separation, separation from our Source. And something is right with you. You’re asking a question that marks an important turning point in your life.

This turning point is born of suffering. It is born of the recognition that you are failing in your attempt to organize your life successfully in keeping with how you really feel on the inside. […] If you are not finding that which is your purpose, your soul will be starving. You will be suffering on the inside. 

Secret Cargo

The fact is we each came here with a purpose to find our mission and fulfill it. Until we do that, the deeper need of our Soul remains unmet and we are lost in ambivalence and confusion, unknown to ourselves. Knowledge, the deeper Intelligence, or Holy Spirit, within each of us, holds the key to that purpose and mission. Our purpose is to reclaim Knowledge, which will guide us to our mission in life.

In other words, Knowledge contains the memory of your Creator, the memory of your purpose for being here and the blueprint for your mission in life. There really is a greater activity that you are here to accomplish. (Marshall SummersTaking the Steps to Knowledge)

Clearing a path

This reclamation is a lifelong journey and there are many paths. Steps to Knowledge is one. The work it calls for is not gleaned in a weekend seminar or retreat. 

Steps to Knowledge is for people who are ready to undertake their greater work in life and who realize that they are here to make a contribution to the world at this critical turning point in our history.


To follow the way, you must take the steps. You cannot leap […] cannot rush […] cannot run to Knowledge. It is too great, and there are too many things to learn and to unlearn along the way. There are too many things to evaluate and to re-evaluate. There are too many great realizations to acquire. Therefore, you must take the steps to Knowledge. []


The more that you experience Knowledge within yourself, the more that you will naturally have a sense of purpose, direction and identity. With each little increment that you experience this, it makes a permanent mark. You can then return to your personal side, your personal mental framework, but with a little greater perspective and a memory of truth. []


We can feel like strangers to ourselves when we are not being honest with who we really are: spiritual beings living in a physical reality to accomplish something important—our secret cargo.

You are here to serve a greater purpose, beyond mere survival and the gratification of the things you may think you want. This is true because you have a spiritual nature. You have a spiritual origin and a spiritual destiny. Your failure in this life is the failure to respond to your spiritual nature, which has been distorted and maligned by the religions of your world, which has been neglected and denied by the science of your world. You have a spiritual nature. You have a greater purpose to serve. When you trust your inclination for this purpose, you will be able to come closer to it. When you feel confident that it represents a genuine source of love, then you will begin to open yourself to it, and this will be a great homecoming for you. Step 71


[Secrets of Heaven; Summers]

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