Life Experiences – Choice – Karma – Unconditional Love – Part 2

Choice

free-willChoice, or free will, refers to how you choose to relate to  your life’s conditions. You can always choose your reaction to any given  circumstance, which means that variables can change instantaneously with each  choice. Your choices have direct impact on both your physical life and on the  growth of your soul.

Each lifetime will grant you a different perspective  and facilitate new awareness. Each will provide physical experience for the  soul. You may spend several lifetimes experiencing the hardships of life without  any inclination to seek God or enlightenment; however, there will come a time  when the soul asks you to wake up, to pay attention, and to look at the big  picture of life. Questions like, “What is  the purpose of life?” “Who am I?” and “What is God?” will arise in you. You will  begin to search for answers. This may take many lifetimes and numerous answers,  each with a variation of experience and exposure. In the end, every soul will  reach enlightenment because every soul is a reflection of God.

You may  wonder why anybody would choose negative life experiences like sexual  molestation, alcoholism, or being born into warring or starving countries;  however, each life has a divine plan with necessary experiences for the soul.  All life experience adds to personal growth. No life is a waste; there are no mistakes.  No lifetime is judged to be better than another because each is a chosen  experience toward enlightenment.

A soul might choose to experience  prejudice. You may have chosen to be a slave during the 1700’s in the United  States as one dimension of the experience of prejudice. Since the soul is  seeking to know all dimensions, you may then have chosen a lifetime as a slave  owner, and then as a Ku Klux Klan member, then a parent who lost a child to the  Klan, then a person of interracial marriage, and then a parent of someone who  chose to marry interracially. Every conceivable perspective of prejudice could  be experienced. The lessons in each of these lifetimes become a part of the  unfolding process of the soul.

You may  currently be experiencing a lifetime with alcoholismas the parent of an  alcoholic, or the child, or the spouse, or the counselor, or as the alcoholic  who dies from liver failure, or the alcoholic who survives and becomes reformed.  Whatever perspective you are living is part of the divine plan for you to  experience and learn from.

Nothing is experienced singly; everything is  interwoven with others who constitute your lifetime experience. Once you, as a  soul, make the choice to experience a particular concept, other souls help you  play out these experiences. They are often referred to as your “spirit family.”  We tend to experience life on earth with a particular group of souls, changing  parts, or scripts, with each lifetime. You will find numerous links and  interconnections with your family or circle of friends when you start to explore  other lifetimes. It can be fun and healing. Behaviors, attitudes, and trauma can  be understood more completely from the deeper historical perspective.

Here is an example: I was told a great true story the other day about a woman  who was researching her genealogy. She traced her family line back to the era of  the Civil War when her family served as slaves. She reached an impasse in her  project, and was directed to a genealogy specialist. She and the specialist became great friends as they explored  different aspects of her family’s history. They developed a special bond and  were both glad their lives had come together. As their investigation continued,  they discovered that they shared a common history. The genealogist’s ancestral  family members were plantation owners during the Civil War, and, in fact, were  the plantation owners where this woman’s ancestral family served as  slaves!

Coincidence you say? Hardly.

Many times, in the process of  a soul retrieval, I will journey to a client’s past life experience. A healing  can be done in this past life reality that will actually affect my client’s  current lifea phenomenon that underscores that time is relative. The spirits  have repeatedly told me that time is not linear but holographic, meaning that  all things happen at the same moment but in different realities. This makes  shamanic journeying for soul retrievals, or visiting different lifetimes,  possible. The person doing the journey travels into that particular time  dimension. The ability to cross into other dimensions means we can relive or  view a past event and find healing in what we thought no longer existed. We can  remember a future before it is present.

Jan  Engels Smith –    About the Author:

Jan Engels-Smith promotes self-healing, empowerment, better communities, a  healthy world and conducts workshops in shamanism & journeying. Her book,  Becoming Yourself is at http://www.LightSong.net .  Jan’s a Licensed Counselor. She’s done over 2,000 soul retrievals. She is the  founder of LightSong School of Shamanic Studies, a Chemical Dependency  Specialist, and Marriage Therapist. She is a water-pourer for sweat lodge, a  minister, a Reiki Master.

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