Nestled within your physical body is your soul, and this energy that animates your body and puts a twinkle in your eye didn’t come here without a plan.
Your soul mapped out a journey and programmed it into the vessel that is your human body.
You are not alone. You didn’t come here empty-handed, and this is your reminder that buried within, you always know the way.
Why Souls Come to Earth
Earth is our school. We come here to learn. We come here to teach. We come here to help others. We come here to grow.
I have spent many days and nights pondering why our soul would want to grow and learn things, but the answer I get back is always the same:
Growth is what expands our consciousness and keeps the Universe alive. As we grow, as our consciousness grows, so too does the Universe.
We have all heard that the Universe is constantly expanding, and this I believe, is only because we keep expanding too. Without this growth, without the pursuit of raising our consciousness, the Universe would die.
It is likely that this is only part of the story, but it’s the simplest way to put into words the feelings and emotions that are stirred when I ask this question.
While it is often hard enough for our human body to get out of bed to start the day, our soul is supercharged with energy and is motivated to do the work and make this journey to Earth school.
There are many dimensions in the spirit world, but I have also heard from communication with my guides that coming to Earth is one of the rare experiences that our soul gets to experience individuality.
On a soul level, we are connected to everything and everyone, but in human form, we are able to experience our own unique footprint a little more. We get to feel our separateness from the Universe.
As Eckhart Tolle says, “we are the Universe expressing itself as human for a little while” and that is exactly what our soul essence, the Universe within, gets a kick out of when it comes to Earth.
Our soul also knows that whatever tragedies and struggles that are waiting for us on Earth are simply temporary, as when we return to our pure form, and merge back into the Universe, everything will be ok and we will be whole again.
All of these factors combined, make Earth School and exciting prospect for many soul!
Lessons Our Soul Came to Learn
To expand our consciousness, to grow, and to realize our individuality and who we truly are, we have to experience duality.
We have to experience the opposite of what we know in order to reach a state of balance and wholeness.
We are pure love, and experiencing the opposite of this is the only way for us to strengthen, grow, and expand this love. Finding love in the hardest of situations is part of what we are here to do.
While love is the ultimate lesson, there are other lessons that our soul longs to learn too.
Our soul comes to Earth knowing exactly what it wants to achieve and what lessons it wishes to master. It makes plans with other souls and even chooses the country it wishes to live. Our soul also chooses the family it wishes to be born into. All of these decisions set the stage for the soul’s life on Earth.
We also have to keep in mind that our soul is full of energy and so, it often makes ambitious plans!
Our soul knows we can handle it, but sometimes I wonder if our soul forgets just how draining life on Earth can be at times!
While your soul has a plan before coming to Earth, there is also free will and choices to be made along the way. While nothing is set in stone, there are certain destinies that will need to be played out in some way or another.
The details of these destinies are not yet formed, but the energy imprint is there, and within that imprint holds the possibilities of what your life can bring.
While the possibilities are many, we each have our own mountain to climb and our own special view that we are climbing towards. While there are millions of pathways and opportunities on this mountain, the destination is the same.
For our soul, it is not so much the events of life that are important but what these events stir and bring up for us. It is what we make of the events that happen that matters the most.
We are continually learning how to return to a state of love, but this journey is different depending on what our soul wants to learn.
Perhaps our journey to love is one that requires patience, or boldness, or teaching, or truth, or strength, or poverty, or trauma, or loss, or anxiety, and the list goes on.
These pathways however, are not ones that we can judge from a human level. From a human point of view, it feels almost cruel to say that our soul chose to be abused in order to grow, or chose to experience tradgey and loss to help keep expanding the consciousness of the Universe.
But, if we look at these events from the level of the soul, we see that there is no judgment. There is no “bad” or “good” there just Is. What we perceive as being terrible and awful, may actually be part of something that is bigger than just ourselves.
This terrible thing that happens to us may feel excruciatingly painful and be a hard burden to bear, but if we zoom out, we will always see that the ripples the event creates always leads back to love.
What may be a terrible, painful experience for our soul may be a blessing that we are actually giving to others and to the rest of the world.
When she crossed over, she was told by her messenger on the other side that her son was going to die. Of course, no parent ever wants to hear this, but she was shown that his death, the pain it would cause and all the rest of it, would create a ripple effect that led back to love.
During her experience, she realized that love comes from all things, even things that we would label with our human mind as being bad or terrible.
Of course, while we are in these human bodies with our ego, and society and everything else, it can sometimes be very hard to see the ripple of love that come from tragedy, abuse, and pain, but it is always there when we are ready to look for it.
Remembering Your Soul Plan
If we trust that our soul plan is always about returning to love, it becomes unnecessary to really know the ins and outs of the plan, but of course, our curious minds are always looking for more information!
Our soul plan is one that cannot always be revealed to us in full, but we can definitely catch glimmers of it through signs, our intuition, and through getting aligned with both the inner and outer Universe.
Here are a few tips to help you gain insights into your soul plan:
- Look at the family you chose to be born to. What feelings and emotions do you have about your childhood? What was your birth order? All of these will give you clues as to the set up of your soul plan, as remember, your soul chose your family as it knew it was the right start for your journey in this life.
- What is something you have always felt called to do? Is there a place you feel you want to visit or a culture you feel drawn to? This may also give you clues as to what path your soul is looking to take in this life.
- What natural talents were you born with? Your natural talents and passions also provide insights into your soul path and what strengthens the energy of your soul.
- Look over the major turning points or events of your life. These often give you a clue as to when your soul path was pivoting and you were leveling up. If you look at what themes were stirred around these times, you may start to see more of the pattern unfold.
- What themes keep repeating in your life? This is a huge indicator of what your soul has come to master in this life.
- What diseases or illnesses have you battled with? What have they shown or taught you? Chronic diseases and disabilities are often part of our soul plan.
- What type of people are you drawn to? The people you choose to surround yourself with and the people you resonate with the most may also give you clues as to what your soul is here to achieve.
- What type of people do you struggle to get along with? Often the most challenging people in our lives are our greatest teachers!
- Do you feel drawn to learning a particular instrument, language, skill or trade? This may also give you clues as to what your soul wants to learn in this life.
Often when we look for patterns or themes in our life, we start to see the pieces unfold and the journey unravel a little bit more for us.
While knowing aspects of our soul path can be helpful, trying to figure out every detail is not really what we are here to do. We are here to live it out and experience it moment to moment, as that is the only way we can truly learn and share our soul gifts with others.
We also have to remember that part of us already knows our soul plan; we just have to trust and surrender to that part of ourselves.
Surrender to Your Soul
We are always on the right path, as every path will eventually lead us to the top of our mountain.
As we move through life, we just need to remember that our soul knows the way! And the more we surrender, let go, trust, and allow our soul to take the lead, the more we can align with whatever it is that our soul wants to achieve in this life.
If you want to bring more of this surrender into your life, start by saying a prayer or mantra such as:
“Dear Soul/Universe/God/Goddess, please show me the way! Please allow me to surrender to the path of my soul and to trust the wisdom I hold. Please allow me to access this essence within so I may feel guided every step of the way. Allow me to surrender to you, allow me to serve you. Allow me to be guided to the right actions at the right time.”
You may also find my book The Power of Positive Energy, helpful on this journey too.
When we allow our soul to guide us, when we allow our soul essence to shine through, there is a natural rhythm and flow that emerges.
This flow puts us in the groove of our soul path, it helps us to feel less attached to the life events that happen, and allows us to see with greater ease that everything is here to teach us how to strengthen the energy of love.