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Part 84, Why Did You Choose This Life?

"Today we'll talk more about the process you all went through before you came here for this lifetime. It is not something you were taught in Sunday School, or even something anyone talked about directly for most of you.

"There is a huge misconception in the way humans think about their life paths. Most people believe they were sent here on a mission, or they believe it was all some random lottery, and they got the straw they got because of some judgement about them being good or bad, on the part of Higher Powers. This is completely untrue. We do not assign anyone to anything. Soul growth is strictly a voluntary process. You and your guides, who consult with you throughout your time here at Home, help you to clarify what you will be needing in the coming lifetimes and plan with you what conditions and people you will make contracts with to fulfill your mutual needs. So, you see, the particular conditions which make up the broad strokes of your lifeline are preplanned, but not predetermined, because you have free will, and at any time you can choose to deviate or adhere to your chosen path, and everyone else has the same option. 

"Now let's consider what needs you might have felt you were going to address in this lifetime. If certain issues were revealed in your past lifetimes, such as a need to develop greater independence, you would be inclined to accept an assignment to enter a lifetime with a family where both parents will be required to work, or even where you parents will die when you are young, or where you have a younger sibling with severe disabilities who needs constant attention, leaving you to fend for yourself much of the time. You will choose the basic parameters of the life you are to enter into, knowing it is for your own personal development and growth. Another example: let's say in your past lives you have been extremely independent, to the point where you have lost touch with your tender side and have been lacking in compassion and love. You might decide to accept the scenario in which you will fall in love and marry, and will have a child with a terminal illness, whose sweetness will capture your heart, and you will be devastated but appreciative of the wonders of the child you loved so much, and as a result you will be able to open your heart to other children who have illnesses or disabilities. Your love and your heartache might lead you to teach, or establish a charity, or adopt a child with special needs. 

"There are others, on the Creative side, who may come to a life in which they have an innate longing to create music, and are determined to write powerful and uplifting love songs for all the world to learn from and enjoy. Since artistic talent is honed by some adversity - we appreciate our art more if it is difficult to accomplish - some obstacles may be a part of the path, such as poverty early in life, or parents who scoff at your dreams. These challenges help to reign in ego and encourage a sense of humility and gratitude for being able to pursue the craft you feel passionately about, and the work will communicate more meaningfully to others. 

"The goal for each lifetime is always to learn greater love, deeper compassion and empathy for others, and to use those lessons to make a contribution for the greater good. No one is expected to request a life in which no hardship or challenge will emerge, for this would be considered a wasted lifetime from our point of view, because very little can be deeply learned from an uneventful life. There are times, of course, when a person may request an easier life for the sake of recovering and restoring themselves after an especially traumatic experience. This is encouraged if needed, and can prepare them for a more challenging life the next time.

"So, you see, you can never know from the outward appearances of a person's life where they might be in their soul path, or what challenges might appear in their lives at a later date or for what purpose. When you understand this deeply, you will become less judgmental, more tolerant and more compassionate toward others and their difficulties and their seemingly luxurious lives. In fact you might consider that when you look around you, you would learn a great deal from noticing which people signed on to accept a life in a poor minority community, or as a gay or lesbian person, or as the oldest child of a Mob boss. People with double minorities - any of the above, with a physical disability, for instance - are often the most courageous souls who are in a hurry to evolve and grow.

"What about the people who agree to be born with Down's Syndrome, or mental retardation, or severe autism or cerebral palsy, or deafness or blindness? Why would anyone choose such a life? These are often, although not always, more advanced souls who wish to come to Earth to experience life in a body without the demands of a business life or other attachments and responsibilities. This way, they can still observe, experience the pleasures of taste, touch and smell, while also providing the opportunity for caretakers to be of service. Any lifetime on Gaia is considered a precious and rare opportunity to experience soul growth. There are no opportunities that go begging, when the options are presented to souls-in-waiting for their chance to come here.

"One more note: Because of the precious and limited opportunities for entering into a life on Gaia, it is looked upon with genuine horror and sadness when a person decides to commit suicide, especially when that action is taken impulsively as a result of a disappointment or supposed failure of some kind. Still, there is no punishment to be meted out because of the lack of courage to stick it out when things get difficult. We know how hard it is there. However, the person will be required to come back and live out a life of possibly greater difficulty to overcome the feelings of inadequacy and regret which often result from the suicide. All in all, it is not considered a reasonable way to achieve relief from pain of an emotional sort. 

"We would, however, feel compassion for a person who might be suffering terribly because of a terminal illness if they feel they have lived long enough. In many of those cases, the death is brought on by little more than not taking extreme measures to preserve a life that has already ended. We do not insist that anyone should endure excruciating pain for a long time, but we do believe that the slow process of dying is often very beneficial for the person and their family members who need the time to adjust to losing their loved one.

"As in every other important area of living, we do not make rigid or absolute rules. Every case is different, and we are always within the all-encompassing energy of Unconditional Love and Compassion.

"We hope that this information helps you to find peace within yourselves and with the fellow humans who have shared this life with you.

We wish you joy,


Via Kathryn May, Jan. 18, 2013, 1 am.

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