Challenges in our lives are not meaningless suffering. They are not punishment. They are not bad luck. They are a part of our spiritual path. There is a purpose for every challenge that you have.

This is a subject that is very hard for us to understand, yet it's actually pretty simple. 

You have lived more lives than you can imagine. You have seen, done and been everything. You are so much more powerful than you can even imagine. I'm not psychic and I'm not a channel, but I've had enough weird experiences, that I know, our soul never dies.  Each one of us chose to come back for a reason.

What we have to remember is that what we perceive as reality is just a game, an experience. We are all playing roles or characters in the game. There are "good" guys and "bad" guys. It's contrast or duality and it must exist in order to have the full experience. You are not a victim. No one is ever a victim. There is a valid reason for the challenge, although you may not understand it.  

You, as a soul planned some of these challenges before you were even born, because there was something that needed to be worked on.  Other challenges may be something that came from a choice that you made during this lifetime and your soul is trying to show you something. It's trying to "get you back on track". You are not being punished, you are being shown. This is where you have to ask the right questions. What is the Universe trying to show me?

If there is a particular area of your life that isn't going well, this is where you're off track. It could be as simple as a "wrong" belief.


One example is that many souls in this current lifetime, have chosen to live in dysfunctional families.  In choosing that, their hope might be to learn their own strengths. To learn self love and realize how powerful they really are. By the way, you, as a soul chose your family.

Poverty or financial setback could happen for many reasons. You may have been someone in a past life who was unwilling to share. Maybe you hoarded your money. In this lifetime, you may believe that lack exists. You may believe that money is bad is some way. 

Now this may seem like a very odd or harsh challenge to talk about, but I'm going to mention it because it proves many points.  I've heard this mentioned a number of times. As a "human", we believe that a miscarriage is devastating. The mother will beat herself up, believing that it's her fault. The father may blame the mother. There is guilt, sorrow and grief. It's a heartbreaking experience for everyone involved. truth, a miscarriage is simply a soul that changed it's mind. It decided not to go through with it's "human" experience for one reason or another. It was the soul's choice, the soul's free will and it had absolutely nothing to do with the mother.  It's really as simple as that.

So why did I mention this?  It shows how humans complicate everything, when things are actually very simple. It shows how we make things our fault when there is actually a valid reason. Many times, it has nothing to do with us at all. It's our "human" perspective getting in the way. There is a reason for everything.

Disease is another one. 95% is caused by trapped emotions. No one is being punished, they are only being shown. For example, trapped anger and resentment cause cancer. 

In reality, death isn't even a bad thing. It's just someone going "home". If it's a younger person, it was likely pre-planned. The soul planned to be here for a certain amount of time.  Have you ever wondered why one person may "die", while the person standing next to them lives?  Because it wasn't in their plan.  There are no accidents, no mistakes. Can you see how simple it really is?

In reality, nothing means anything.  In fact, that's the very first lesson in "A Course In Miracles".  No one is being punished and nothing "bad" ever happens to you. 

Now this doesn't mean that you shouldn't have any compassion for anyone who is suffering, but it does show how we take things too literally. How we allow situations to "ruin our lives" when there is an explanation.

A Powerful Book About Challenges

A while back, I woke up in the middle of the night with something nagging me to re-read a book. I already mentioned that I've had some weird experiences.  I turned on my Kindle Fire expecting it to be stored way back at the start of my 100+ books, because I read it 5 or 6 years ago. Instead the icon was right up front, staring me in the face. How did it get there?  I will say that it did give me information for this page.

Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born

This is a very powerful book.  I absolutely loved it, but I don't think that it's for everyone.  Robert Schwartz was emotionally abused by his mother and he was looking for answers. He interviewed mediums and channels to find out why some people experience extreme situations.

It covers some very tough subjects like rape, incest, mental illness and suicide, so if you've experienced any of these it may be the perfect book for you.  I've read a number of Amazon reviews and it has changed the lives of many people. 

Another point that this book makes is that homelessness, alcoholism, drug addiction and AIDS are all possible pre-birth choices, that many may judge. Some of us chose to take on these challenges for the experience. 


This is another interesting thought.  Someone asked how the Universe could allow anyone to suffer with a challenge such as mental illness. The answer is that if the Universe didn't allow our soul to choose a certain experience, then that would be limiting us. The Universe never limits us.

Another important page is Sharing.

A fairly recent page on Jesus - Jeshua ben Joseph from some new studies that I've done.

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