Being Here: Finding Out Who You Are, Clarity of Purpose and Creating a Mission Statement


No matter how social or popular any of us may be on the outside, there is an inner secret self. Within this deeply private and individual space the “real” us lives, each with our own list of life’s questions. Who am I? Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing? Why do I seem to create the same things over and over in my life when I am trying so hard to do better? Why don’t I feel happier? Why does it seem like a part of me is missing?

As we ask these questions of ourselves countless times throughout our lives, we begin to search high and low for the answers. We look for answers among our friends and family, educators and philosophers, through countless books, a variety of seminars and workshops, different forms of counseling, and all forms of personal and social interactions. Very rarely do we seem to find the types of answers that completely satisfy our inner desire to know ourselves. Many of us have heard the statements,
“All the answers are within you, Know yourself and Go within.”

All well and good you might say, great advice, or maybe even universal truth, but so what? If it were that easy, all of us would have accessed our truth and knowing a long time ago. Yet strange enough in view of the vast amount of time each one of us ends up spending with ourselves over the range of our lifetime, the discovery of our true self tends to be one of the most complex, puzzling and complicated assignments we will ever undertake. Our task is really a very simple one. It is like searching for something you already are. The unknowable is not knowable, it is only “be-able.” YOU are the only authority of what is good for you. Who actually knows more about you than you?

Our best clues to who we are can be found in all the questions we have about our lives. Time after time, when we are ready to receive information, the answer pushes our questions to the surface of our mind, to be perceived and asked. Having a question means we are ready to understand the information. If the answer were not already within us, it would not even be in our reality to ask our question in the first place.

To find out what we are doing here and what our purpose is, we first have to find out who we are. So, who are you? Are you your face or your body? Are you your personality? Are you the same person you were five or ten years ago, or even five minutes ago?

And what about why you are here? What about that? An excellent and useful tool for defining who and what you are, what you have done and what you are here to do, is the personal mission statement.

Throughout our lives, we hve always kept a list of goals and plans for what we were choosing to achieve, individually and in partnership. In 1987, Ken went to assist Drunvalo Melchchezidek (his uncle) to set up the Nacal Mystery School. Ken then wrote out a formal mission statement.


1. I am a healer of healers
2. I am a finder of lost souls, and I return them home, completely and safely, to Source
3. I am here to bring balance to polarities, bringing them back into truth and harmony
4. I am here to remove multidimensional negative energy and send it back where it belongs
5. I am here to teach and share my information
6. I am here to love and be all I can be.

Besides choosing to be a healer of healers, Ken also chose to be a finder of lost souls, to create a space for them to be able to return home, completely and safely, to Source.
"I was also told by my Higher Self that I was here to help bring balance to polarities, and to bring back truth and harmony, to remove multidimensional negative energy, returning it to where it belonged. The latest addition to my mission statement, added in August of 1993, is that I am here to love, and to be all I can be. Each of these additions over the years has changed my life and my work completely.

It seems our task here on Earth is always to find ourselves and know ourselves. One way that we have each found to make “finding the self” a little easier is to list all the things that we have been: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As we began to open up more and more to who we are, what we have done, and where we have been, the lists grew longer and longer. Here are just a few examples we currently have on our lists:‘

Ken: Who am I?
I AM: A child, a son, a brother, a friend, a husband, a father, an uncle, a businessman, an entrepreneur, a godfather, a teacher, a healer, a healer of healers, a gentleman, a spirit, a spirit guide, a teacher’s guide, a holy man, an ambassador, a soul keeper, a soul guide, a gatekeeper, a finder of lost souls, a finder of lost angels, a psychic surgeon and a dolphin.

Nancy: Who am I?
I AM: A daughter, a sister, a forever student, a businesswoman, a wife, a mother, a step-mother, a grandmother, an intuitive, a rebel, a sometimes outsider, a loyal friend, a teacher, a compassionate healer, a facilitator, a woman, a light in the darkness, a good cook, a channel, a hollow bone, a nice person, a physical embodiment of the vibration Quan Shih Yin.

The lists continue to expand every month and every year. We suggest to everyone that you make a similar list of all the different hats that you have worn over time.


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