Almost everyone asks the question “what is my purpose in life?” in some form or other. At least I’d like to believe that everyone eventually wants to know their life purpose.
I’ve been exploring the subject of the purpose of life for many years now. Sometimes I see it with tremendous clarity and at other times, it’s all a muddled mess of thoughts, emotions and clashing experiences.
Sometimes, I think it’s all just a Darwinian type of life and at other moments, I feel that it’s absolutely vital for human consciousness to evolve past the messy pool of life’s physical soup of evolution.
A Temporary Existence or A Timeless Journey Of The Soul?
Some people believe that life is just temporary and that we all should shoot for what we can get in this life before we die. And since nothing exists after death, we only have this one chance to get all we can. Others believe that there is life after death, and what we do in this life we have determines what happens to us after we die.
I’ve stood on both sides and I can tell you, it can get really messy. So what you’ll get in this particular article is my take on life purpose. Of course, you don’t have to accept what I say. In fact, if you can provide perspectives to the contrary, it’ll be so much more interesting.
To be clear, I’ve got my own take on life purpose, so I won’t belabor your stand. Ok… maybe a little… but we are all responsible for our own thoughts, decisions and actions in this life.
I’m not going to stop you from going on your own personal journey of life to find out what’s true for you.
Do We Have A Life Purpose In The First Place?
In order to answer this question about life purpose, I’ll provide the framework of my perspective. It’ll help give you an understanding of why I come to certain conclusions about life purpose. Again, it’s up to the individual what he or she wants to believe, but since you’re here reading this I suppose you’ll somewhat a tad interested in what my thoughts are.
Different Levels of Consciousness
I believe that many dimensions exist. Each are a continuation of the previous and a gateway into the next. I believe that everyone is at different stages on their life path and that life is a tremendously intricately woven piece of fabric.
Life consciousness exists at many levels. From the consciousness of a rock, to that of a tree frog, to the existence of a wolf, the perspective of a giraffe and eventually the (supposedly) dominant life form on planet earth… the human being.
And even then, as human beings, we experience life on different levels depending on where we are on our life journey.
Since I don’t remember being a rock, a tree frog or a giraffe, I’ll share my thoughts on what I see of human consciousness.
Different Dimensions Existing Side By Side
As for different dimensions, I believe consciousness exists at many different rates of vibration. From our consciousness as a baby, a toddler, to our teen years, then to working adults before reaching our prime and thereafter, our later years of life.
There is also the consciousness of tangible reality, which is rooted in the physical. And there is the consciousness of intangible reality, which exists in the metaphysical worlds of mind, spirit and soul. Sometimes, these two blend into each other where we experience the intangible worlds directly affecting the physical and vice versa.
Depending on our level of conscious awareness, we get to experience different “realities” that exist. Sometimes, these realities do blend together in what some people may call synchronicity.
Realities That Are Outside Our Five Senses
I’ll also tend to accept that there are realities beyond the comprehension of our 5 basic senses. Since we can only experience our physical life through our 5 senses, we would not be able to perceive any dimensions that lie outside the sensory capabilities of our sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste.
A Life Purpose That’s Programmed Into Our DNA
Now, I’ve had my time arguing and fighting with pre-determined life purpose. I’m a strong believer that we alone hold the keys to our destiny. I’d like to believe that we can “choose” our life paths and decide what we truly want for our lives.
It’s the “I’m the Captain of my Fate” type of blind faith arrogance and perspective.
But ever since I went through several life experiences, I’ve allowed myself to free my mind to see what Divine Consciousness truly is like. I’ve allowed my mind to explore the idea of a divine life purpose.
The Cycle Of Life
When I look to life and nature for clues, I see an amazing tapestry that is so complex and inter-woven that it sometimes takes my breathe away.
Every life form serves a purpose in the continuation of the whole. The moment the whole starts to change, irrelevant life forms either adapt or become extinct as their place in the cycle of life no longer provides any service. In other words, life purpose changes according to the larger consciousness.
That doesn’t mean that existing life forms cannot be “re-purposed” by higher consciousness.
Take a tree for example. It’s basic “life purpose” involves taking carbon dioxide and recycling it into oxygen, holding the top soil together against running off in the rain, providing the basic food for mobile life forms through its vegetation and fruits, and shelter for animals under its foliage.
Lower Consciousness Life Forms Getting “Re-Purposed”
But that doesn’t stop a higher consciousness (humans) from re-purposing a tree into wooden planks for boats, tables, chairs, cupboards and other structures needed for human civilization.
When a higher consciousness comes along, lower level life forms get transformed according to higher level will.
When we don’t wake up to our higher level consciousness, we get “re-purposed” by the people who are more intelligent and aware to become their tools, furniture and work mules. We become tools and instruments according to the life purpose of people who have a larger awareness of the world we live in.
Humanity – Purpose or Re-Purposed?
Take the majority of humanity for example. The majority are led by those who are more “intelligent” and driven to be at the top of the food chain. These minority are given the responsibility for the welfare and sustenance of the majority who “trust” them to do what is “right”.
But like how we re-purpose trees to serving our need for furniture, shelter and other objects, the higher conscious humans also re-purpose lower conscious humans for their own purpose. Taking care of the majority is also akin to how we as human beings take care of the world that has been entrusted to us.
We “take care” of animals by breeding them on farms, pumping them with chemicals for accelerated rates of growth, just so they can serve our purpose as food for the growing mass of humanity. We “take care” of plants and vegetables by growing them on farms, utilizing improved ways of farming like hydroponics, fertilization, showering them with insecticides and more so they serve their purpose as our food source.
There is nothing inherently “right” or “wrong” with these activities. It’s just that each of these activities will have results that impact on the world around us. Some in immediately visible ways, and other times only seen over generations.
Really In Control Of Your Life or The Illusion of Control?
The more intelligent and “higher conscious” humans re-purpose lower level humans into organizations, industrial parks, multi-national companies, manual laborers and other functions needed to serve the larger good for the survival of civilization.
When you choose to be of lower consciousness, you will eventually be re-purposed by someone else to unwittingly for other functions that serve their idea of what human civilisation should be. Your life purpose gets determined by someone else. If you choose to be “normal”, then you cannot fault the way your life turns out.
On the bright side, being lower level consciousness has its perks. You don’t have to think about a lot of things, like your divine life purpose. You just need to follow the established rules of society, understand its rules and work it until you reach the top. You’ll (hopefully) enjoy a lot of material success along the way and even a happy and fulfilling family / personal life.
To be honest, it’s not all bad. Like I said, it’s a personal choice about what you want your life to be.
Physical Based Life Purpose
When you live purely at the physical or material level, you cannot help but be pulled along by the life purpose that has been programmed into your physical DNA. The moment you stray from your physical life purpose, you feel all the symptoms that tell you that you’re off the track.
You get hungry, taken as uniquely weird compared to the majority, you feel like an outcast of society and even may get ostracized by the community you live in. When you stop taking care of your physical being, it starts to deteriorate at a faster pace and you get ill. You even die before your “allotted” time.
When you live purely in the material and physical world, you cannot help but be pushed by your physical based life purpose of Darwinian origin.
There is a need to be more attractive to potential mates, a push for success, fame, status, material resources. To be at the top of the pecking order, you need to fit into the social norms of attractiveness, fight for supposedly scarce resources and all the things that come with being in a competitive society.
But if that’s all you are, then serving that life purpose is what will bring you the most fulfillment. Being the best, accumulating as much material resources as possible, being the one in power and following the life theme of “survival of the fittest”.
However, I do believe there are other dimensions that exists beyond our five senses. And with the understanding of a larger universe, our life purpose can shift and take on different directions.
Spiritual Life Purpose
Just like our physical bodies have pre-programmed purposes of survival, procreation and dominance, our souls have their own divine purpose. In other words, our souls have a Soul Purpose for their existence.
I say that the next step in evolution of humanity isn’t just in becoming better physical specimens of nature. I think that the next step is in the evolution of our spiritual consciousness, where imagination exists and where the intangible is what’s truly real. And when we step into spiritual consciousness, we become aware of our spiritual life purpose.
However, like all evolution, I would also say that this next step starts with the minority. In a world where we have been dominantly judged on physical attributes over the last few centuries, stepping into the spiritual worlds and evolving our consciousness begins with small steps.
This evolution from physical beings to spiritual beings may even just be a cycle of human consciousness. We are constantly moving from phases of physical consciousness to spiritual consciousness, and then back again.
Just like we all have physical based talents, we also have spiritual based talents. In terms of physical abilities, some of us are better suited for physical strength, others for vocations that require manual dexterity, and others yet suited for repetitive tasks that hone specific skills.
Just as we have physical based talents, those who are consciously waking also have spiritual abilities and talents.
Don’t ask me what they are yet, because it’s not an area that I’ve fully explored. But if I had to guess, I would place healing, long distance communication, astral travel and other seemingly out-of-this-world type of abilities as spiritual based talents.
Maybe even the ability to see future possibilities like condition dependent prophecy?
Just like physical based life purpose, I believe that we have spiritual purposes. You will be given abilities according to your life purpose in each dimension of existence.
However, I also believe that while many are awakening to these possibilities of life, the majority of humanity still lives within the co-created realities of materialism. They either may be dimly aware of soul discontent, or just be totally oblivious to other realities that may exist side-by-side their every day life.
Do You Have A Life Purpose?
In my opinion, I’ve come to the conclusion that we do. It’s a question of what level of awareness you currently reside in. A physical-dominant consciousness… or a spiritual awareness of life.
You know when you’re “off” your physical life purpose. You just don’t feel good on the inside and outside. Discordant feelings, thoughts and emotions become louder as you go further off purpose. When you are off your physical life purpose, you find yourself pushed to the sidelines because you don’t create enough value to human society to justify your existence in the social order.
When you don’t take the necessary care of your physical bodies, you start to experience ill health.
When you are off your spiritual life purpose, you feel a disconnect between feelings of joy, harmony and the flow of life energy that powers both your body and soul.
You do have a life purpose, depending on your level of conscious awareness. Sometimes, it’s one that you decide for yourself. For others, it’s the higher consciousness beings who decide what they should do.
Blending Your Physical And Spiritual Life Purpose Into Synergistic Harmony
To live in this current society, it’s my experience and belief that you need to blend both your physical and spiritual life purposes in synergistic harmony. Regardless of which level you operate on, you are given abilities to provide value to your physical and spiritual communities.
When you do, your survival is looked after. When you don’t, you can pretty much be sidelined after given enough chances. I know it’s harsh when I say it like that.
When you don’t make use of your talents, you’ll eventually be demoted and thrown out the gates. After all, one of the requirements of fulfilling your life purpose is to make the most of your talents.
But why wouldn’t you want to make the most of what you have in the first place?
It’s what will give you a sense of self-worth, confidence and a place in your chosen community.
Developing your god-given talents will bring you joy. As you grow in your abilities, you will also start to evolve into a higher level of consciousness. As you follow your life purpose, the horizon can open up to you. Who knows what exists beyond the spiritual realms of human understanding?
I’m betting it’s a mind-blowing experience of unknown possibilities that a pure physical-based mind cannot hope to comprehend. But it all begins with following your life purpose to the best life you could ever have.