A Warm Welcome to Bishop A. K. Bashir, guest healer at Shakeenah’s Blog at New Earth Healing, as he explains what a Life Purpose is all about. Bishop Bashir had once been paralyzed from neck down after a surgical procedure to remove a malignant tumor on his spine. After many years of learning and sharing, he regained the ability to use the senses, and now concentrates on knowing the Thing that created him, and us all. He says “I am at peace with life, and I know that is what life as a human being is all about.”
Bishop Abdul K Bashir, DMMS
What’s a “Life Purpose”?
For the last almost 30 years since the Harmonic Conver-gence, this question has been being raised more and
more. It has been defined, and redefined by motivational speakers, spiritual teachers, and the like. It’s
the kind of question that can baffle an adult of any
age, just as much as the question; What do you want tobe, when you grow up? Still blows the minds of kinder-garten students who went to school thinking they were something before going to school that day! Everyone
wants to believe that they are someone now, and that
they are serving some kind of a purpose.
Personally, I, as a young man, also found myself
confused about what my purpose in life was to be. I
did not actually have much time to contemplate it be-cause I became a father less than two months after I
turned seventeen. I was still in high school and
fortunate enough to have landed a part time job in a school work program, and the money from the job had a purpose. I can not even recall if I had pondered what the future was to be for me; the fast way that my lifetook that turn. But typically, I would have thought
that it was about me finding a career, and being a
husband and then a father. However, as you grow up youlearn that life can throw you “curve balls” too, and
you have to adjust your view to its coming in order tostay in the game. My purpose was determined by causes yes, and I lived through their effects. It was not about what I loved or wanted to do.
So what is a life purpose?
I can recall many a motivational speaker saying that, to find your life purpose, you must first look at the things that you love to do. If you like to sing, then maybe it was your purpose in life to be a singer, if
you liked to dance, then perhaps it was your purpose
to be dancer, and if you liked to help people maybe a doctor, a nurse, or a lawyer. However, the fact is,
those are all defined as career jobs. They do not add up to a “life purpose”.
Let us just consider the two words here; life, and purpose. “Life” is a span of time that covers a birthing and a death, therefore if it’s a life purpose, there
would have been signs of this purpose developing
during the early stages of the child’s ability to act on its own, and then beyond by that rule. And, if we
stay with the “love to do” model, we would find
ourselves looking at several hobbies as being one’s
As time has progressed to explore the subject, we
found that the “purpose of one’s life” must also be a way that brings sustenance to the life of the individ-ual. This is because the act is connected to DIVINE
WILL, it’s an alignment of energies that are destined to be for the benefit of the whole. So as one identifies their life’s purpose, they must also have the
courage to live it, in order to experience divine pro-vidence because of it.
Therefore, I have to suggest that discovery of one’s
life purpose is greatly tied to their discovery of theDivine. This would make the same “life purpose”,
common to all!
Bishop Abdul K Bashir, DMMS
Director of Center of Light and Life Purpose, Costa Rica