As indicated in the Ah-Man Newsletter, during the month of January, I will be discussing the four critical questions that one asks on their spiritual journey through life:
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- Where am I going?
- How do I get there?
Each one of these questions has had books written about them. So attempting to discuss them in my blog in any comprehensive way is almost impossible. Nevertheless, I want to spend time on each question to provoke thought and reflection.
I’m sure that during our respective journeys we have asked ourselves the same basic questions in one form or another: What is our purpose here on this planet? What’s it all about?
Think for a minute. When you asked yourself that question, most likely it was during a time when you were experiencing frustration, confusion, desperation, loss, etc. We usually question things when life has thrown us a curve we didn’t expect (and don’t particularly like).
Then, there are those of us who have questioned just about everything in life, in no specific order. It is in our nature to question.
Why you question is not as important as the question itself: Why are we here? Think about the bigger picture for a minute…think about the universe. Can you see the natural law of the cosmos or do you think that the universe just spinning out of control willy-nilly? Of course there is purpose to it.
Everything flows and follows certain laws, e.g., the laws of nature and gravity.
No matter what some may say, we humans do have a purpose, and there is a natural law for us to follow that will help us understand the four questions we will touch on this month. But that natural law topic is something we’ll save for another month.
Our purpose, i.e., the reason we are here, can be broken down into three segments:
Sound familiar? Don’t all the Masters and Saints teach us from these three perspectives?
Socially, we are to live a good and ethical life, faithfully perform our duties and responsibilities, take care of others were we can, and remember that we are all children of One God, though we might worship Her/Him by different names.
Spiritually, our purpose is to live our life from Wholeness. To know our true nature; that we are not these bodies or our designations, but something far greater. Knowing ourselves on an inner level as the Spirit/Divine Being and expressing ourselves from the unique individual we are on the outer level. Our spiritual purpose is Divine Communion of both.
Our purpose from the Mystical perspective is that we are Pure Spirit and to witness God in and as a manifestation of all of creation.
So the reason we are here is to learn who we are and how to incorporate that into our daily living. As we go through the day, finding the balance of compassion, understanding that everyone is on their own journey, but honoring our own individual personality…living a good life, taking care of others and combining that with deepening our love and knowledge of God and linking that to our Divinity. The mystical part of our journey may not unfold for all of us on this journey. You will know that it’s calling when it does. When the student is reading, a teacher will be sent.
As I mentioned in the beginning, books have been written on each of these topics. To find out more or if you have questions, feel free to email me at Michael@ah-man.com.