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 or experience that you have ever faced.
This is a subject that is hard for humans to understand, yet it can be explained in a simple way.
Most of us have lived more lives than we can even imagine. You have seen, done and been everything. You have been the good guy and the bad guy. Your soul never dies. Believe me, I've had enough weird experiences to KNOW, that as truth. Each one of us chose to be here for a reason. It's all about gaining wisdom through experience.
This is why I completely understand higher dimensional beings calling it a "game". We are all playing "roles" or "characters" in the game. We can't blame anyone for anything. There is a valid reason for ALL challenges, although you may not understand them yet. In many cases, it's a karma thing.
Now humans believe that karma is a "payback". Actually, it usually involves another soul. It's about balancing a previous experience with them, in order to gain the wisdom from it. It's not a punishment.
So then many of these tough challenges were planned before you were even born. There was something that you CHOSE, as a soul, to work on during this lifetime. Other challenges may be something that came from a choice that you made during this lifetime. In all cases, you are being SHOWN something. This is why you're here. This is when you have to ask, "What is this showing me?" "What do I need to change?"
When you understand all of this and finally realize, with 100% certainty, who you really are, then all of the karma, soul contracts, vows and agreements, that you made as a soul, will begin to disappear. That's the FREEDOM that they talk about.
One example is that many souls in this lifetime, have chosen to live in dysfunctional families. In choosing that, their hope could be to learn their own strengths. To learn self love, to awaken and learn who you really are.
I was listening to someone who had a past life regression. In their last life they were very lonely. In this life they have a huge, chaotic family that drives them nuts. It's all about BALANCE.
Poverty or financial setback could happen for so many reasons. You may have been someone in a past life who had plenty of money, but maybe you were unwilling to share. In this lifetime you chose to learn what it's like to be less fortunate. Many people in this lifetime give too much and they need to learn how to receive. This can apply to many things and not just money. You may struggle with money until you KNOW that lack doesn't exist. You may believe that money is "BAD" in some way and it's an ENEMY. Maybe you don't feel that you deserve it. There are so many reasons why people don't have money.
Now this may seem like a very odd challenge to talk about, but I'm going to mention it because it proves many points. 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 understandably a heartbreaking experience for everyone.
In truth, a miscarriage is simply a soul that changed it's mind. It decided not to come into this "human" experience for one reason or another. It simply wasn't ready. It was the soul's choice, the soul's free will and it had absolutely nothing to do with anyone else. It's really as simple as that.
I mentioned it because it's a perfect example of how humans complicate everything. We make things our fault when there is a valid reason. Many times, these things have 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. Some say that 95% is caused by trapped emotions. No one is being punished, they are only being shown. For example, deep anger and resentment are one cause of cancer.
In reality, death isn't even a bad thing. It's just someone going "home". If it's a child, then it was likely pre-planned. That soul planned to be here for a certain amount of time, for a specific reason.
Have you ever wondered why one person may "die", while the person standing right next to them lives? Because it wasn't their time. No one EVER dies by accident. The soul chooses it's possible exit points, before it even comes into the body. Usually, it's more than one possibility, which is why some have near death experiences and then choose to stay.
Now this doesn't mean that you shouldn't have any compassion for someone who is suffering, but it does show how we take things too literally. We allow many situations to "ruin our lives" when there is a valid explanation.
Also remember, that each one of us made our own choices. We are each on our own journey. You cannot interfere with someone else's PLAN.
This is why "God" can't and won't "SAVE" you. You were given free will to choose your own experiences for the purpose of gaining wisdom. If "he" stepped in, then that would be interfering with your choice and your free will.
Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
This book explains the life we planned prior to birth. I 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. These are interviews with mediums and channels explaining 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.
According to this book, homelessness, alcoholism, drug addiction and AIDS are all possible pre-birth choices. Some CHOSE to take on these challenges for the experience, yet we will judge them.
Someone also 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.
My page on Jesus - Jeshua ben Joseph from some studies that I've done.
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