Imagine that you are playing a game. When you first begin the game, you are powerless, small, and dependent on other players to take care of you. You don’t know much about the players assigned to take care of you. You have to pay attention to the noises they make to understand them and you have to learn to make the same noises to get the attention you need to become an independent player in the game.

Now in this game, you haven’t been given any rules. You have no idea what it takes to win this game. As you set about becoming more independent, you begin to learn the rules. Really what you are learning is what the other players in the game think are the rules. You have the choice to follow the rules that they teach you, or to decide for yourself what the rules really are.

Now let’s talk about handicaps. Unbeknownst to you, all the players including yourself, have handicaps. Some are hidden and some are obvious. You also have the same kind of handicaps, some obvious and some hidden. Your handicaps and handicaps of those around you will interfere with you reaching the goal of the game. And at any given time, you may not realize what the goal or the purpose of the game really is.

Is this starting to sound familiar?

And yet, in a time prior to starting the game, you knew the answers to all these questions. But, part of the rules of the game require you to delete all knowledge of these answers.

But somehow you still volunteered to play this game. Why?

Eckhart Tolle writes about the outer purpose and the inner purpose that we as human beings have for being on this earth. He describes our outer purpose as what we do, our profession in life. Our inner purpose is to bring consciousness to the earth plane.

So, if you are in existence, that is, on the earth plane at this point in time, you have volunteered to be a part of this game in order to bring higher consciousness to the earth plane.

Now you know why you are a hero.