The roadmap that Nancy describes has also been referred to as our life plan, soul contract, blueprint, etc.For more on it see http://www.angelfire.com/space2/light11/fc/life1.html#contracts1 and http://www.angelfire.com/space2/light11/nmh/reincarn1.html#next
Following Our Individual Road Map to Ascension
Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.
May 23, 2011, at http://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/following-our-individual-road-map-to-ascension/
Life is eternal for the Soul—no beginning, no ending. Many Souls choose to explore the various dimensions of life, rather than remain in the heavenly realms. Those of us presently residing on Earth made that choice. During our explorations, we made mistakes that require correction—karma that necessitates transmuting into positive energy. In order for us to achieve ascension into the higher dimensions, these mistakes must be resolved on Earth plane.
As a result, when preparing for another physical incarnation, we and our spiritual mentors construct a Road Map to guide our Soul along its chosen path. This Road Map also involves contracting with additional Souls to play particular roles in the forthcoming incarnation. These Soul contracts are created to ensure that we accomplish the goals upon which we are basing our future physical plane life.
The first step in creating this Road Map is determining our goals regarding the lessons we want to learn, how we desire to transmute old mistakes/karma, and our ultimate mission. Every Road Map is created for success—if we allow that success to unfold within our lives. We are not permitted to take on more challenges than we can successfully overcome—if we choose to do so. However, once we incarnate and find the challenges we chose for ourselves too difficult, we are always free to wait until the next incarnation or the next. Life is eternal and we are free to take as long as we choose incarnating on the plane of duality.
The second step is selecting our future parents based on: their willingness to play that parental role and their capacity to provide the type of early childhood experiences our Soul requires in order to learn our lessons, transmute our karma, and prepare for our Soul’s mission. Many of us choose difficult childhoods as one means of accomplishing our ultimate Soul goal. We contract with those future parents to play the needed roles. Most often the roles the parents agree to play are also connected to their own Road Maps and to the goals they plan to achieve. Life is an intimately woven tapestry of many colors.
The third step is choosing and contracting with the meaningful others with whom we will share some stage of our incarnation. These persons will play the role of grandparent, sibling, spouse, teacher/mentor, close friend, professional partner, and our own children. The selected persons are located at the most beneficial points on our Road Map. For example: the spouse with whom we have contracted will appear in our lives at the appropriate time for us to gain the most benefit from the reunion. (Remember our Soul knew he/she was coming.)
Here, we must recognize that the most benefit does not necessarily feel good. Instead, that spouse is appearing at the appropriate time in order to fulfill the contract we created before incarnation. At the point of meeting in the physical, we have the opportunity to decide whether or not our Souls continue to need the previously contracted experiences … we may have already matured past requiring the circumstances involved … we always have the freewill choice to break the contract.
This freewill choice to break the contract is available regarding all facets of our Road Map to Ascension. For example: Our Soul may incarnate via the selected parents only to realize that the desired environment does not exist. The Soul has approximately two years from birth onto the physical plane to determine whether to stay or to leave. The decision to leave is the basis for many early childhood so-called deaths. That Soul may choose the same parents at a later stage and find the environment ripe for Soul growth.
The important factor to remember is that our Soul chooses physical incarnation for specific Soul growth purposes. We did not incarnate on a whim … we are not accidents … we are not robots that require the same treatment for all. Instead, this incarnation is filled with Soul meaning … our Soul rejoices when we successfully overcome a challenge … our Soul celebrates when we meet and recognize a major destination point on our Road Map. On the other hand, our Soul cares little about the amount of money we earn or how high on the social ladder we climb. Success is achieving Soul growth.
Most Souls utilize, often subconsciously, the first 28-30 years of incarnation to resolve many of the challenges on their Road Map. Then, around this 1st Saturn Return stage of life, our Road Map indicates a time to pause and reflect upon how we choose to live out the remainder of this incarnation. This pause is usually highlighted on our Road Map by sudden changes, such as the desire to move, to change vocations, or the death of a loved one. It can be a time of restlessness … a time of wanting to sweep the decks clean and start over. For this reason, many who marry young divorce around the ages of 28 to 30 yrs. Many decide the friends with whom they have heretofore associated are not compatible with the next stage on their Road Map. It is a growth stage intended to result in significant change …a stage for personal evaluation in light of our Soul’s ultimate goal.
After the 1st Saturn Return years, many follow their Road Map in a much more conscious manner. We recognize that we desire our lives to count as making a difference in the world … that we are to be the Pilot of our lives, rather than allowing our selves to be tossed to and fro by those around us and by the world of events. We seek self-empowerment, self-love, self-fulfillment.
Our planet is now quickly changing … we as a planet of people have the unprecedented opportunity to ascend—while in our physical bodies—to a higher dimension of consciousness. This opportunity comes as Planet Earth prepares to ascend—to shed its former title of Prison Planet and become an Ascended Planet. We, who are incarnated on Planet Earth may move forward with our Mother Earth if we so choose. We, who have been imprisoned within the illusion of the plane of duality, may now ascend into the full consciousness that exists on the 5th dimension. Whereas now, we Earth humans use roughly 10% of our brain power, we may then ascend into usage of our full consciousness.
Evolving into full consciousness entails many new experiences. The old, familiar world no longer works; it is collapsing and will be forgotten. The challenges that have heretofore appeared to some as insurmountable will simply melt away. In their place, a new Earth will emerge. A new way of life will surprise us!
At the moment, we walk between two worlds. Following our Road Map requires increased attentive focus on our intuitive insights. If we listen to our Soul’s guidance, rather than to the ways of the collapsing world, we find walking our Road Map surprising, exciting, and constantly enlarging our conscious awareness. We are becoming aware of other dimensions and how our Road Map interfaces with those higher planes of consciousness. This newly emerging world requires some adjustment.
Whereas, heretofore, the majority of our relationships have involved varying degrees of karma, we are now meeting persons who belong to our Soul family. These relationships feel pure, easy, and compatible. Deep unconditional love characterizes Soul family. The 5th dimension is not hung up on love = sex of one form or another, as we Earth humans are. All is unconditional love on the 5th dimension. As we meet our Soul family, we have to adjust to the love that is present regardless of the age or sex of that Soul family member.
Another adjustment required is learning to pay attention to synchronic symbols, persons, messages, gifts—however the message is relayed to us by Spirit. Earth humans listen to what we can hear with our ears and see with our physical eyes. We tend to ignore messages from our Soul … messages that are directing us according to our Road Map. For example: As a teenager, I knew intuitively that I was to attend college. I heard with my physical ears when my father told me there was no money for college. I saw with my physical eyes that the way to attend college was to be accepted and pay the tuition. I heard my Soul instructing me to go to college. Had I listened to the sounds and sights of the physical plane, I would not have attended college. But, I chose to listen to the intuitive messages from my Soul. I wrote the college of my choice and explained that I had no money, but wanted to attend college on faith. I was accepted. Now for the money.
My minister knew of my desire. When a friend of his told him he wanted to send a student to college—all expenses paid—my minister gave him my name. This dear man paid for my freshman year. He not only paid my expenses, but would periodically send me extra money with a note that I might like to buy a gift for a friend. His generosity illustrates well how Divine Order unfolds in our lives when we listen to our Soul, rather than to the world. His sudden death also reminds us that our Road Map may not be dependent upon a single source to assist us in achieving our Soul’s goals. We must be flexible and not easily discouraged.
Another adjustment involves learning to stand alone, as an empowered individual. Our 3rd dimensional world teaches us to think and act in accordance with tribal folkways, beliefs, and acceptable behavior: this is the way I am suppose to believe; this is the way I am suppose to act. Failure to follow tribal beliefs and laws can mean excommunication. Tribal can mean any group with which we choose to associate.
When we begin to walk between two worlds, we can feel incongruent within the familiar 3rd dimensional world. We begin to feel energies that the tribe does not feel or, at least, will not admit feeling. We may be tagged as “losing it,” “touched,” or as “no longer credible professionally.” The chains holding us within the status quo are heavy … many dare not attempt to step outside the tribal box. Yet, the more the cosmic energies propel us toward ascension, the harder it is to pretend to be content in the tribal box. As one friend recently phrased it: We have been touched by Mother Father God Consciousness. Ascension requires that we leave behind all that would hold us back. Our Road Map was planned with this in mind.
Following our Road Map will alert us to the alternatives. In 2011, it is probable that we have never dreamed of some of our alternatives because they do not presently exist in our visible world. We tend to forget that our Soul, in conjunction with our spiritual mentors, planned for an entire incarnation. This can mean that following our Road Map entails making one or more abrupt 90 degree turns … it can mean that we take action with one goal in mind and end up pursuing a very different one.
Life in 2011 is filled to overflowing with change. We are evolving into an ascended being … we are creating a new Earth and moving forward within our Milky Way Galaxy. The one facet of life on which we can absolutely depend is that our willingness to follow our individual Road Map to ascension will attract all that we need in order to do so. Our task is to be alert … follow our intuitive guidance regardless of how incongruent it appears with physical plane reality … and to remember that we are evolving into the All Good. Our Road Map does not mislead us … we simply must trust as we make our way around the curves.
Our Souls planned our individual Road Map to ensure our freewill opportunity to achieve ascension! Godspeed to all!