Helloooooo Universe? Why Exactly Am I Here?


With so much going on in our big beautiful world today, this question above seems to be on the minds of many – weighing down the hearts and souls of some really sweet and amazing peeps.

So for the sake of kicks and giggles, can we just wholeheartedly agree to blast to smithereens this old idea that we must have some big purpose on this earth in order to live joyfully here? Please? This is some insane pressure that we’re putting on ourselves, folks. The immense suffering that comes with the belief that we must have a major purpose in order to be here, is self-defeating in every possible way.

The idea that we must KNOW what our purpose for being here is and that we must figure it all out right now, can seem so vast, heady, overwhelming and completely depressing. To make matters more intense, the blessed ego LOVES to chime in to this misery-fest and bring us down using all of it’s crafty ‘compare and despair’ tactics. Maybe some of these voices sound familiar: “Look at what so and so is doing, you should be doing that. If you’d just drastically change your entire life, then everything would be much better. You need to do something BIG, and then you would really help solve the world’s problems. You could have it all, if you just….lose 20 pounds, wake up earlier and get more done, make more money, put yourself out there more, become a better networker, work harder, join that club, get the Botox, overcome all of your fears by Friday, get in with “those” people, marry a totally different person and change yourself in every possible way because you are so completely lost and broken, etc…

The good news is that this is our programming and it is not real, UNLESS we believe it. Since we popped out of the womb, we have heard these ideas echoing back to us and they can make us feel quite inferior. The idea that we’re surely supposed to have a real, solid, concrete purpose in this world is a fallacy. This notion that we are worthless without a purpose and therefore shouldn’t be here goes against the very nature of our being. It is our Divine birthright to be here, period. If we believe anything else, then we are totally disrespecting the I AM of us all. The bottom line is that we are ENOUGH without “doing” anything.

So maybe life might feel joyful again if we shift our focus from wondering what our purpose is, to pondering ‘what makes us feel good?’

Feel good options:

Experiencing beauty and grace in the world and letting nature refuel our souls.

Bring people together and celebrate what’s right with the world.

Laugh! Dance! Sing! Try something new!

Stare out the window, stop thinking and get your daydreams on.

Walk barefoot on the earth and bask in the birdee’s sweet lullabies.

Help save the planet by signing one petition at a time.

Pick up the phone once a day and reach out to someone you love. They probably need it.

Pay it forward, with gusto.

Love yourself more so you can love others fully and completely.

Connect to your heart and follow it’s sacred guidance.


What could be better than that?

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having goals to work towards and setting our intentions for what we desire in our lives. That’s what helps us get things done. However, if we are feeling worthless because of some archaic idea that we must have a big “purpose” in this life in order to exist, then maybe it’s time for a check in.

Take a few deep breaths, connect to the Present and celebrate your brilliance by affirming out loud,  “I AM enough, just as I AM and I deserve to be here.”

And so it is.

And so you do.






15 Responses to “Helloooooo Universe? Why Exactly Am I Here?”

  1. Lovely piece. Great reminders and gave me some guidance to shift some of my thinking. I especially love the line, “Love yourself more so you can love others fully and completely.” Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Amy Kay Raymond Says:

    Thank you, Dean! I appreciate your lovely and powerful energy, as well as your positive feedback. Thank you for reading….feel free to share the good word!

  3. You’re a wise woman. I couldn’t agree with you more. Living well and loving is enough!

  4. I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one today.

  5. What a great piece! Can hear your voice so clearly even through the written word…love it… journey focused, not goal oriented, being vs. doing. Well done 🙂 my friend!

    • Amy Kay Raymond Says:

      Thanks for the cheers, Tracy. Your love and unconditional support is so very much appreciated! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Once more I am reminded that my children are my greatest teachers. So beautiful, brilliant girl. Love you so much.

    • Amy Kay Raymond Says:

      Love you so much too, NJ. Thank you for being my angel on earth and master teacher. Love, Love Love – AK

  7. Carol Raymond Says:

    Beautiful Truth. Coming at me from all directions. I’m moving from being a compulsive goal setter and planner to a present moment receptor. As I choose how I want to feel in each moment, the guidance comes – emerges – as you say “Maybe our soul/sole purpose is just to live well and LOVE. Period.”

    And if I might add: Out of that comes our beautiful, uniquely individual purpose and gift. It’s a matter of focus: reach for the future, and it eludes us. Embrace the Present in Joy, and we give the gift that we are ceaselessly.

    I love you, beautiful Sister. I always learn from you.

    • Amy Kay Raymond Says:

      Same page, Carol. I’m moving from that empty place of compulsive goal setting myself and in the meantime finding that the bliss is really here in the NOW. Moving forward still, yes, but in a completely different mindset…and because of that, unpredicted miracles are unfolding in the most graceful of ways.

      Thank you so much for your support and for sharing your brilliant well earned wisdom. As one who has reached for the future her whole life, it’s an absolute gift to find that the all of the goodies are in the Present. I love you too, joyful teacher. xoxo

  8. Thank you!!!! Beautiful.

  9. So beautifully put!!! What an absolute gift you are! Thank you for sharing your heart with the world. Your thoughts and beliefs are helping to raise the vibrational love consciousness in the world. The ripple effect is amazing!!
    In love and gratitude for stepping into your truth and sharing it so beautifully!


    • Amy Kay Raymond Says:

      Thank you for your amazing support, Derik! You are quite the beautiful gift yo’self! Keep shining!
      With gratitude,

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