reply to post by Shepp
I feel the meaning of our lives are individual to the person asking. What those of us who do not know our purpose are always seeking is that purpose
that has been hidden from us. The things you mention and so much more are ultimately ways we attempt to rediscover why we are here and who we are.
But there are many reasons why we are here, and those many reasons potentially different for every person, though some of the more direct reasons will
be similar. IMO most people are embroiled in religion come back time and time again after dying to meet their deity, only to have that deity tell them
to go back and do it again. Others are addicted to being human, as bizarre as that might sound to some of us
Others are committed to some cause, to
change something, to fulfill something that they did not in a prior incarnation, etc. The reasons are going to be very varied.
While the surface reasons for why we are here physically will differ widely, I think ultimately the highest of reasons to "exist" as an eternal and
undying spirit, is to experience joy in the infinite ways that it can be experienced, and in that joy, creating more of the creation that we are both
the created and the creators of.
How so many of us have gotten stuck in this mire here, is up for debate. Perhaps after aeons of heaven, some choose to do a stint in a place like here
to refresh themselves on just how good they have it elsewhere, which makes that elsewhere all that much better.
Id recommend rediscovering your past lives, which may narrow your search for meaning some. At least you will know what youve tried in the past, and
might be able to find a theme, a pattern, or even a distinct reason for why you are here. You say you can lucid dream; thats a good way to find out
what your past lives might have been, depending on how much control you have when you are LDing, as while dreaming, you have mostly full access to
your "subconscious", where all your memories reside in perfect form. Perhaps that will help you, at least, to figure out where to go/look next.
Also if you can LD, you should try to get into astral projecting, or simply training yourself to leave your body while your body still remains alive;
conscious OBE. Its much easier to access information in your subconscious while not integrated into a physical form. The physical limits our
perceptions and memories. Out of body, itll be much easier to remember/discover the answers to your questions.
Whether youll be able to remember once back in physical form, is another matter. It certainly can be maddeningly frustrating knowing you DID know, and
have now forgotten, whether through fault of your own, or by design. Some things, if we knew, would ruin the experience here, and we are unable to
know them while incarnated, except for vague fragments and memories of greater knowing.
Thats the best advice I can give. Try and unveil some past lives (not only on earth), and try and establish a pattern or theme. To know where youre
going, its very beneficial to know where you have been. You might even find some of the answers you seek. At a minimum, youll know better who and what
you are, and youll be closer then to your goal, than you are now.