What is the Purpose of Human Existence?
Have you ever asked yourself that question? I hadn’t . . . that is, until viewing Super Soul Sunday on the OWN CHANNEL . Oprah had asked this question of many of the world’s spiritual leaders when they appeared on the Show, later compiled the responses, and played them as one Show.
As I listened, I wondered, “How would I answer that question?” Hmm-mm, not a clue. What did I do? I asked God for an answer. Here’s what he told me . . .
Human existence has no purpose, because it has no reality! Yes . . . that was the answer, and I am sure many who read this will say . . . “You need a spiritual hearing aid!”
Human existence is a false sense of what is real. Therefore, it’s only reason for supposedly existing . . . and I emphasize, supposedly, is to reveal the opposite of what is real. The question then becomes . . . what is real?
God is real, and God is not human. He is Spirit. Everything real comes from Spirit, and everything unreal or ungodly, is not made of Spirit, thus cannot be spiritual or real. John says in Chapter 4, Verse 24, “God is Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
How does one worship God “in spirit?” By mentally allowing the Christ to transform thinking . . . rooting out of thought all negativism: such a prejudice, hate, anger, bigotry, disrespect, fear and all the etceteras that go along with them. The Christ is that which expresses or manifests God, and when we connect with this godliness, righteousness and perfection, all human thinking is expunged.
When you are able to do this, human sense disappears, and spiritual sense appears. What is spiritual sense? Mary Baker Eddy gives this answer:
“Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand God ” (Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 209). Maybe you read that definition, but have no idea what it means . . . join the club! I wrestled with the meaning for many years, and have only begun to understand it. Our spiritual sense is that which truly defines us–our ability to constantly and consciously seek an understanding of God. We reach out to God mentally, listen . . . and obey the angel messages that speak to consciousness. In so doing, consciousness rises above human interpretation and knowledge. The physical senses are muted, and one is only aware of God’s goodness and love. Have you ever been there? I have . . . many times, and nothing in the human experience equals it! Why is understanding God necessary? One cannot have faith in God if he does not understand who He is. Understanding is the mechanism for faith.
Daniel had a knowledge and understanding of God, and that knowledge caused him to quiet the fears and doubts that told him he could not interpret King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Leaning on his faith in God, he found not only the meaning of the dream, but the precise words to express it to the King.
That same faith and understanding made him safe in the lion’s den, and that same faith is available today. When the physical senses told me I was blind–one eye completely closed and the other barely open, faith caused me to “lift my eyes to the hills, from whence (came) my help,” (Psalms 121: 1). After two days of constant prayer, my vision returned. No medical help was sought . . . only God.
When my faith in God is attacked by cruel words and harsh treatment, divine Love embraces and comforts with “Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalms 46:10). Communicating with God, provides the understanding and knowledge to handle any human situation or experience. The divine law, Principle, is ever operative, and protects, governs and guides. We have only to avail ourselves of it.
Human existence serves only as an opportunity to prove that law exists, and not the laws of mankind. God does not sink to human understanding and experiences, but is ever-present, and that presence is peaceful, righteous and perfect. Living in the depths of human existence, mankind is blind to the presence, power and knowledge of God. To acquire this knowledge and power, he has to separate himself from mortal thinking and unite with spiritual wisdom and understanding. Truth is unchangeable . . . what changes is our perception of it. Human existence defines “truth” as that which is perceived by the five senses: our eyes, ears, touch, smell and taste. True vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch, are perceived mentally, and thought that precedes them, is spiritual existence.
When my mother passed away last year, she left a Will that selected me as the person to execute (executrix) it. The Will gave extended powers to the executrix: the ability to buy, sell, decide what to do with the house, land and use available funds to divide all resources equally. It clearly stated that after all divisions had taken place, any remaining funds were to be dispersed equally among her children. However, many years prior to her death, she decided to place a co-signer on her bank accounts. I was asked, but was already handling all of her legal matters, and detected that would not “sit well” with my 13 siblings. I told her to ask another child . . . she asked others. My oldest brother agreed to become the co-signer. He knew she never intended ownership, but because she did not specify that as a directive to the bank, (she was not aware of it), Mississippi bank laws gave him ownership at her demise.
Over my objections, my brother dispersed the money among 14 children (including myself . . . I did not cash the check) equally without knowledge of what it would cost to execute the Will. All 13 siblings banded together, and cruel and accusatory words were spoken and written to me. The ones whom I trusted the most did the most damage. Mortal thinking urged me to get an attorney and sue them, but I knew the first step was to handle the hurt and pain I was experiencing and remove all desire to get revenge . . . so, I distanced myself to do so. That took a few months . . . now I feel I am back on track. An attorney has been hired, and all I wish to do, is follow the instructions of a judge and get the matter settled. If that means accepting my share and moving on, without prejudice, pain or revenge, I can do that.
How did I get to this place? Many days and months of allowing truth to wash over my consciousness, replacing angry, hurt thoughts with pure and loving ones, seeking over and over to see each sibling as “made in the image and likeness of God,” and endeavoring to hold to my own true identity . . . as a “child of God,” was how I got to this place. It is never easy to overcome the human with the divine, but if we are to prove that human existence is a myth . . . it must be done. Jesus was the Exemplar, and showed us how to do it. We have to really love unconditionally . . . not by words only, but with deeds, and these deeds must grow out of faith, hope, honesty and humbling ourselves to God’s will . . . not human will.
The “kingdom of God” is in each one of us. Becoming aware of it, coupled with a constant alertness to the unreality of evil and proving such, is the only way to demonstrate that human existence has no purpose. Most of us will not achieve perfection before this so-called human existence disappears, but the steps we take here, will shorten the journey when we arrive at the next level of consciousness.
Human existence is not a creation of God, it’s a false sense of who God is, and the man He created. Once we understand this, we are ready to begin the journey.