I remember, even as far back as when I was a child, wondering exactly what my purpose is in this life. I asked the questions we all ask – Who am I? Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing? Is this all there is? What’s next?
In this series of articles, I am asking my friends and colleagues these same questions.
Larry’s response to these questions:
1. Who are you?
My birth name is Laurence William Flaxman; however, names don’t adequately address WHO someone is. I would say I am a kind, loving, spiritual, enthusiastic and perpetually energetic guy that loves helping others to realize their own potential or to help answer their questions (both internal and external) using my own experiences…hopefully saving them from pain, sorry, anger, frustration, etc. Notice how I didn’t say MISTAKES? I believe EVERY experience should be a learning experience. Therefore, nothing is a MISTAKE! Regardless, learn from my experiences and don’t reinvent the wheel! I love people, and to me, every opportunity to interface with another spirit is a learning experience that I truly cherish.
2. Why are you here?
What a thought provoking question! Why indeed! Over the last few years this very question has been at the forefront of my conscious awareness. As of yet, I do not definitively know “WHY” I am here, but I can’t help but believe that there is some type of divine significance to my “message.” Not so much from the self-proclaimed “guru” angle, but perhaps, I possess an experience or knowledge (perhaps even a latent idea?) that could somehow help to serve my fellow souls – if I can help even ONE, then I have achieved my purpose.
3. What are you supposed to be doing?
Exactly what I am doing now. I am a strong believer in intuition and “gut feeling” – and what I am doing absolutely “feels right” at this time. I have come to trust these primal instincts and believe that I am on the right path.
4. Do you believe that this is all there is?
Absolutely not. Over the course of my research (and the writing of 6 books), I am absolutely convinced that “this” is merely a sliver of our overall existence. Remember, the concept of linear time is a man-made construct. In nature, time does not exist. While our lifespan on Earth may seem incredibly long and tedious (to some!), in reality, it is incredibly short. Our time in this world is but a blink of the eye. Cherish the experiences that you gain during this lifetime. As a society, I believe that we have the concept of death completely wrong. To me (and there is scientific evidence to back this up), death is simply a rebirth of sorts – a transfer or change of THIS energy into a new form. Live for the moment and really appreciate and enjoy every ticking second because our next existence will be completely different, and we all have so much to learn before then.
5. What advice do you have for others on their journey into consciousness?
This is easy. Trust in yourself. Ultimately, you are the creator of your own reality. The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21). Life’s ultimate truth lies within each and every one of us. Have faith in yourself.
More about Larry ~
Larry Flaxman is an author and researcher on a mission to inform, empower, and entertain those fascinated by the paranormal. Best-selling author of 11:11 – The Time Prompt Phenomenon: The Meaning Behind Mysterious Signs, Sequences and Synchronicities, Flaxman continues to write ground-breaking books on cutting-edge research that have readers, researchers, and reviewers open-mouthed in disbelief of the truth as it’s presented to them.
For nearly two decades, Flaxman has been actively involved in paranormal research and hands-on field investigation. He is President and Senior Researcher of the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team (ARPAST), which has become one of the nation’s most active paranormal research organizations.
Widely respected for his advances in the field, Flaxman has appeared on the Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab and has provided expertise for dozens of publications including Ancient Aliens on the History Channel, The Times Herald News, and the Villager Online. He has also been interviewed for countless radio programs worldwide and is a staff writer for Intrepid Magazine with work appearing regularly in TAPS ParaMagazine, New Dawn Magazine, and Phenomena Magazine. Flaxman is also a screenwriter with a paranormal thriller, 19 Hz, currently in development with Bruce Lucas Films.
In addition to his written work, Flaxman is a popular public speaker, giving lectures at conferences and events nationwide including major repeat appearances at “Through the Veil,” “History, Haunts and Legends,” and “Memphis ComicCon.” Keynote appearances also include bookstore signings and library and community events on the subject of science, the paranormal, human potential, and metaphysics. http://www.larryflaxman.com
About Shelly ~
Intuitive Medium, Reiki Master and Spiritual Teacher Shelly Wilson would love to assist you on your spiritual journey. With respect, truth, integrity and love, Shelly honors your free will and recognizes that you are co-creating your reality with the Universe. She offers private readings, intuitive coaching, Reiki sessions, and teaches workshops. Shelly has two courses available through the DailyOM.