What on Earth Are We Doing Here?
Article written by Randi G. Fine
Every one of us has pondered the purpose of life; why we are born, why we struggle, and what happens after we die. If we fail to dig deeper, life will not make sense, it will have no meaning. Are we just tiny meaningless entities in the universe who die and then are recycled into the earth without leaving a trace?
I believe that there is a greater plan for everything that has or will ever exist. As in many other instances of analysis we must always look at the bigger picture. Over time I have taken aspects of others’ theories and put them together. Now I will share my perspective and paint that picture for you.
The concepts I share have been supported by a wide variety of credible sources, more than I could begin to cite in this article. I have been enlightened by the opinions of others, but I do not give credence to their theories simply because they have affirmed their beliefs. I give credence to their theories because, after much contemplation, they make sense to me.
Many people have had glimpses into the after-life. Though there may be similarities in the experiences they report, every experience is different. The purpose of life is a mystery that cannot be fully comprehended until we pass from this earth and experience what comes next for us.
I believe that we are the physical manifestation of evolving souls—spiritual beings living a human experience. Our souls progress through what we experience while in our physical bodies. Those progressions take us through a series of spiritual growth levels—the ultimate goal being convergence with the Source that each of our souls originated from; the infinite light, a blissful energy realm of pure unconditional love.
In its search for growth, every soul incarnates at least one time to experience life. Most souls choose to repeatedly come back. The journey we undertake is not an easy one, but life also offers us many tangible pleasures that we as souls in the spiritual realm cannot otherwise experience.
Life is school. A temporary place we go to learn. It is not our true home; the spiritual realm is. Before each incarnation we outline the lessons our souls need to experience for their ongoing spiritual evolutions. We contract with other souls to share cooperative physical journeys; they assist us and we assist them in our learning processes. These souls are often members of energy groups we have traveled with since the beginning of existence. We may intuitively recognize their energy in life, but their physical manifestation are always different. The incarnated form we take on is specific to the role we come here to play.
The more difficult the challenges faced in the physical world are and the more hurdles are jumped, the more rapid one’s spiritual growth will be. Though adversity involves suffering and hardship and is certainly undesirable, it is only a catalyst put before us to help us evolve.
There is no suffering or adversity in the blissful, spiritual realm, the home where we spend most of eternity. Because we make the decision to face adversity while existing in a place of serenity, and cannot recall how incredibly difficult life as a human may be, our souls may sometimes take on extremely difficult challenges that are immensely difficult to bear as physical beings. Though the goal is to rise above the challenges we set for ourselves, sometimes these challenges are humanly insurmountable. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try our best to work through them; the effort put forth to overcome them is never wasted. All earnest effort contributes to our growth.
Whether acknowledged on a conscious or subconscious level, we all know that our mission in life is personal growth. We came here fully intending to experience, learn, and grow as much as possible. We fulfill those intentions through adversity.
Though our outline for living was pre-planned, everyone has free will in life. We are all free to choose our experiences and we are all free to assign whatever perceptions we wish to attach to them.
Each of us has come here with important missions that only we can fulfill. Though we exist in a world of people and develop many relationships along the way, our soul is essentially alone on its eternal journey.
Life does not end here. It is merely a brief segment of our eternal lives, just as schooling is only a portion of our human lives. It is to our advantage to learn, achieve, and grow, despite the adversity we experience.
Our purpose in life is to love, learn and experience as much as possible so that we may fulfill our mission of further enlightening our souls. Our purpose is to grow through the many challenges we face with the mindfulness that life as we know it is very temporary.