What Am I Here For?

A while back, I read a fantastic post on The Sisterwives, Getting You Back to You. At the end of the piece, a question is posed:

“The most chilled-out people I’ve met in life …. exist in a micro-climate of ‘becoming’. They know their ‘point’.

Whatever else shifts and alters in their life, whatever challenges or triumphs they encounter, whatever setbacks, boosts, plateaus or changes of direction, they’ve figured out how to get back to the Them they are deep down.

They can speak up and answer “This – THIS – is what I’m here for.”

So, then…what are you here for?”

I actually know what I’m here for. And the funny thing is, when I was growing up, I never wondered about the meaning of life or why I was here.

But let me state right here and now that just because I know what I’m here for, doesn’t mean every day is a party or a ton of blissful fun, skittles and rainbows. It does, however, help me to get through life’s bigger road bumps, and navigate life’s tsunamis with a little more grace than I used to. With my newer perspective on my life, it helps me stay centered when people are whirling and twirling around me in their personal tornadoes of crap.

I am here for one main reason: to have an experience called life, no matter what that looks like. I believe that there is this one main force, energy, unnamable thing that is the big creator of all of us. I call it God. It’s not a human, so I don’t humanize God. I believe God is endlessly creative, and because of that, desires growth and expansion. After all, isn’t that what creativity is all about? Making something new or coming up with something no one else has come up with?

Well, I also believe that this creator energy is pure unconditional love. Actually, I know that to be so, because I’ve experienced it more than a few times, and it just blows me away. Don’t confuse this with romantic or conditional love. Not the same thing. In fact, the message I got is that as long as we are in these human bodies, these meat suits, we can’t fully appreciate this energy. But the closest word we have for it is love, so that’s what I’m going with.

Still with me? So, there’s this big creator who is endlessly wanting to grow and expand. And this happens by having experiences. It does this by allowing pieces of it to separate from it (or, at least think they are separate) and go have a variety of experiences. My soul happened to want to have experiences a variety of ways. It’s tried out a few different vehicles or costumes, including a really big lizard type creature. I think it was a monitor lizard. I’m sure there were other animals, plants, minerals, and probably other non-human beings. But the last several experiences have been in human bodies.

I’ve been male and female, every color under the rainbow, rich and poor, in positions of power and been a slave. I’ve had lives that were short, and ones that lasted a long time. I’ve been a perpetrator, a victim, and a victor.

I’ve also learned that my soul in particular is a real bad-ass. I tend to want to learn everything and do it quickly. The quickest way to create a big potential to learn is to bring forth a painful situation. Pain moves us to create change. Think about it: if you are sitting and your leg cramps up, do you just sit there? Hell no! You move. You do something to create a shift; to make the pain go away.

So, in this life I decided to create some painful set-ups that would give some huge potential to change and grow. I could have chosen to do this playing the part of a perpetrator; perhaps an addict who is abusive, or someone with a personality disorder or mental illness who acts out on everyone around them. The potential to change and grow is always there. Sometimes a lifetime in this role allows that person to have an experience of rising above. But often they are there to give someone else a gift. They are there to bring pain to someone, who will think of themselves as a victim. In this way, the victim has the opportunity to experience pain and find ways to deal with it, to live with it, to heal from it.

God doesn’t judge, so if a person considers themselves a victim to the day they die, that’s one experience. If that person rises up and finds a way to feel better about themselves, that’s another experience. That same person might even find a way to feel really good about themselves and reach out to help others in similar situations rise up and disengage from victimhood.

Every experience is equally valid because someone learns something along the way.

Another thing I believe about this creator being is that being love and feeling joy, happiness and peace is our birthright. And the easiest way to get there is to shut off the monkey brain and let the heart make the big decisions in life.

When you listen to your intuition, that is the direct pipeline to the big Kahuna, the Creator, God. That’s where you get the best advice and loving words of wisdom. So, when you hear it whispering, heed it. That’s what I’m here for.

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About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a very spirited 15 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. Our most recent adventure has me homeschooling my teenager.
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19 Responses to What Am I Here For?

  1. Wise words and a great way of being in life – I think I’m here to create and to understand life and the world through that creativity.

  2. sara says:

    Ah, Susan! The very big picture indeed. It is a useful perspective I think, to get some clarity and understanding of why things happen the way they do.
    Without a doubt, we need to spend time cultivating our centre, so that when crap starts flying, as it inevitably will, we can find our way back there. So glad you know why you’re here – it makes it a bit easier I think 🙂

  3. janonlife says:

    Love this! Absolutely agree with every word, and it’s brilliantly explained. ❤

  4. This came just when i needed it. I have been meditating recently on life…and the purpose of life. I thought about some verses in the Bible that talk about creation, the Creator, and the creations. I sought to understand why i am here, and what i am expected to do or be…then i got this mail this morning. It sure gives me an insight. I may not understand everything fully, but i believe that i will eventually because one of the beatitudes says that “blessed are those that seek, for they shall be satisfied”…#hope i got it right though#
    Thanks for this…

  5. lrconsiderer says:

    Thanks so much for sharing my post, and how it inspired you. You have a fascinating take on life 🙂

  6. candidkay says:

    Sooo needed to hear this today. Those days where you slog through are few and far between for me but this week has begun that way. Need to get back to purpose . . .

  7. Wow. Beautifully put into words. Listening, getting better and better at hearing the Spirit…that is what I am here for too. We all carry the same flame, God in us, reminding us of who we are and we can find home wherever we are.

  8. pegoleg says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say they knew why they were here. That’s a real gift , to have a roadmap on this rollercoaster ride. Thanks for the thought-provoker; my thoughts have been provoked!

    • Thanks Peg. Over the past 4 or so years I’ve had a hell of an education; both from reading and hearing about others’ experiences, and from having several of my own experiences. Will be writing about more of my own experiences after I write about our recent family vacation. Thanks for visiting!

  9. Some very powerful observations and meaningful points here, Susan. Thanks for sharing your journey; it always opens new thoughts to me.

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