Instead of life happening to you, what if it was a part of a greater, more expansive, specifically designed experience? What if you self-selected the lessons, relationships, challenges, heart breaks, and triumphs? How could this idea shift your perspective?
Being human is messy. Life is messy. This is the beauty, the sparkle, the POINT of this lifetime. Have an adventure, live fully, cry, laugh, dance, shatter, move, love, make a mess. Feel all the feelings you possibly can, as this is why we are here. What if your soul, your higher self, designed this lifetime to include all of the people, experiences, and adventures that you are having so that you learn specific lessons? In theory, we make soul contracts to evolve ourselves to new levels of understanding, enlightenment, and awareness. This could include assigning certain conflicts or struggles, as well as making contracts with other souls to share in experiences and lessons. All of this is in pursuit of elevating your soul to the next level of the ultimate goal: Expanding YOU.
In my own experience, I have found this perspective shift to be calming, freeing, exciting, and mind-expanding. Prior to my entry into the world, my soul designed and contracted the ultimate experience to raise my understanding of my self and the world.
How does this idea shift the experience of life? Reflect on your times of sadness, the struggles, even the trauma. What if I told you your soul designed this life so that you could experience the good, bad, and ugly all in the name of learning to human? Does that feel like freedom to you?
It does for me.
Rather than focusing on the black or white, the positive or negative, what went wrong, what went right, who hurt me, who loved me, how this opportunity played out poorly, how I made this mistake, how I experienced this wonder… instead I embrace the idea that I can change the conversation.
My soul made contracts that provide me with these relationships so that I could learn to love myself, know my worth, appreciate my sensitivity, stand up for myself, value my ideas. My soul made a contract that provided me with this specific human body so that I could experience the joy and pain and doubt and confidence and shame and love that I experience. My soul made contracts with the souls of my family so that we could all learn and grow and hurt and love and struggle and succeed and laugh and cry together. My soul made contracts with the souls of my dearest friends to agree to learn how to love as we evolve and change; to push each other to pursue our dreams, to hold each others’ hope when we feel like all is lost. My soul made contracts with the souls of the individuals who did not treat me with love, so that I could understand the strength in my being, my value, and how important it is to trust my instincts.
Our souls have designed a map of experiences for us to flourish and expand. Free will is a factor, of course, and we select which routes we can take to move forward. Souls align with one another so that we can gain what we need in this life.
For me, this shift in awareness has resulted in greater gratitude for all of my experiences, even the unpleasant, as the lessons have brought me closer home to myself. I trust that my path is guided. I know that there is a reason that I have landed where I have landed and am surrounded by those who are in my life. All of this is a part of my expanding sparkle.
The possibilities of this life experience are endless. Each new person you encounter could be a soul you collaborated with in a contract to expand and grow and shift and change in a new way. This fills me with joy, hope, and sparkle.
If you are interested in exploring your sparkle, your soul contracts, or the map your soul has designed to bring you closer home to yourself, let’s connect. Who knows what adventures our souls signed up to experience together?