Difference Maker – Dare to Be You

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

~Howard Thurman

Teach and practice, practice, and teach – that is all we have; that is all we are good for; that is all we ever ought to do. ~Ernest Holmes

You are a difference maker. You dare.  You dream. You Do. Unique in a world where people too often stop at dreaming or never dare to dream at all.

Difference Makers are alive with passion. We see dreams as visions — a sacred spiral, a chrysalis, a circular path to growing. It’s the metamorphosis of soul, an evolutionary process in the cycle of becoming who we are meant to be. The more our dreams align with nature and the natural flow of life, the more authentic we become. It’s how we discover our True Purpose.

It’s the butterfly effect. Something as small as the flutter of one butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a tsunami of good around the world.

Think about what we can do together. Nothing symbolizes change more than the butterfly. Its medicine magnifies the soul’s evolution and fosters creativity, freedom, and joy. It awakens our sense of lightness and teaches us to dance.

Difference Makers heed this inner calling. We want to make the world a better place for all. We understand every dream we envision—being rich or famous, heroic, or timeless—is true and necessary. There is no failure. There is no settling or not being good enough. We are butterflies for change in the consciousness of our collective soul.

Our journey on the circle of life is a four-fold path—Sacred Warrior, Enlightened Rebel, Intentional Spirit, and Creative Genius.  It embodies the four aspects of self——spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical, the four seasons of our years—winter, spring, summer and fall, the four directions of earth’s astrology—north south east and west and the four developmental stages of our time here on this earth—birth, youth, adult and death.

I’ve personally walked many of these paths many times (sometimes more than one simultaneously:-). I have learned it is important to stop, savor, and embrace where you are on your unique path. When you do, the possibility of transforming yourself and creating change is even greater.

It’s time for us to make a significant difference in the world by helping people live the principle of respecting the right of all life to live in freedom and in peace.

It is time to live our lives united as ONE and embracing the diversity of our world.

Being a Difference Maker is about

  • Living daily what you tweet hourly then walking the Truth talk
  • Modeling not mimicking the significance of our great Spiritual Warriors
  • Aligning with Light and all Life
  • Participating in positive change

Come alive, now.  The world needs you. Model through your own example of being happy.

John Lennon tells the story about when he was a little boy his mom taught him that the secret of life was happiness. He tells the story of how one day his teacher asked the class to complete an assignment on the purpose of life. John’s response to the assignment was that the purpose of life was to be happy. The teacher told him he did not understand the assignment and John told her she did not understand life.

In the ’80s Wayne Dyer stated we are spiritual beings having a human experience. I would like to add the more spiritual you become in your awareness, the more you are connected to your humanity. You embrace at a deep level the value of ‘all of you.’ The thoughts, the feelings, the joy, and the depth. You become totally comfortable with yourself. It is essential as a Difference Maker to be comfortable with yourself.

Even though your life may take many twists and turns, the inner happiness you experience is always non-negotiable.

There is an ongoing destination of learning in life but yet there is an arrival place when it comes to happiness.  With happiness, you draw from the core of your being which is produced and renewed from ‘something’ which is much greater than who you are.  Even though your life may take many twists and turns, the inner happiness you experience is always non-negotiable. In other words, behind each challenge, confrontation, or crisis there is always present within you the inner knowing of joy.

Happiness frees us to be original. Being original leads to authenticity. Authenticity leads to acceptance. Acceptance Leads to tolerance. Tolerance Leads to Connecting. Connecting leads to happiness. Happiness generates Peace.

Affirmation: I accept the path of my life, kind and unkind, always instructive. I understand each and every major occurrence has shape-shifted me into being a change agent for my life and for others. I live from the power of all my experiences and give thanks that they have prepared me to live at depth.


Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes
Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes
Global Spiritual Leader, Author, Difference Maker. Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes grew up in South Carolina. She is an ordained Science of Mind Minister and an ordained Unity Minister. She is described as a prophet and mystic for our times and the new spiritual leader the world needs today. Temple Hayes is a Difference Maker, Spiritual Leader, Author, International Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian, Life Rights Advocate, Shamanic Practitioner, and President and Founder of life-changing non-profit organizations. Temple Hayes serves as CEO and Spiritual Leader of First Unity Spiritual Campus, a New Thought center, in St. Petersburg, Florida that transcends religious denominations, embraces all ethnicity, and reaches beyond national borders. Temple serves on the leadership team of the Association of Global New Thought. She hosts a weekly radio show for Unity Online Radio called “The Intentional Spirit.” She is the author of the following books: “The Right to Be You,” “How to Speak Unity,” “When Did You Die?” and the CD motivational series “From Good to Amazing.” She was a twice featured speaker at Carnegie Hall in 2019 for suicide prevention and awareness and the #neveralone movement. She is a featured speaker on the Mind Dive App and an acting role as the spiritual leader in the Movie “I am Never Alone” (2020) produced by Michel Pascal and featuring Deepak Chopra, Gabriella Wright, and other leading visionaries. She is passionate about life rights, gay rights, animal rights, and human rights and has created the following movements to both educate and advocate for the voiceless: Global Peace Workers; Life Rights; The SOFI Project that rescues and rehabilitates dogs and cats; and The Institute for Leadership and Lifelong Learning International. Temple is the recipient of many awards including the following: Nominated as an all American and elected to the National Softball Hall of Fame (1979); elected to Outstanding Young Women of America (1988); International Who’s Who of American Professionals (1997); National Association of Professional Women (2008); the People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards (2016); awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters (2019). She is a contributing author to the inspiring book Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy

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  1. Beautiful, Temple! Thank you for this essay and the invitation!! Welcome to BizCatalyst360. Yes, time to embrace being a spiritual being having a human experience and deepening the compassion for all the parts of our humanity inside ourselves and with other human beings we encounter on the journey. All hands, hearts, and souls on Deck! Yes!!

  2. This is wonderful, Temple! Thank you for sharing these insights (many new learnings for me) and the optimism that they bring. Your voice is important – especially now – for those of us who are learning how to embrace ourselves as perfectly imperfect works in progress. I’m going to savor this first post and look forward to many more from you!