I’ve recently discussed (1) how the overall purpose of life is for us to know ourselves as God. That’s our primary assignment. All that happens to us through lifetime after lifetime is designed to assist up to know our true identity.
We know that identity through the experience of enlightenment so it could be said, as a kind of shorthand, that enlightenment is the purpose of life.
All life forms were created to give the Formless One, the All That Is and One without a second, the opportunity to experience Itself. Whenever a life form realizes its true identity, God meets God.
Everyone has a life plan
Each lifetime we agree before birth to take on a specific learning task. Our teachers call this assignment we give ourselves our “soul contract,” “blueprint,” or “life plan.”
SaLuSa tells us that “every individual has his or her own plan.” (2) “You have a life contract,” he says, “of which very few are personally aware and have seen into the future and planned it accordingly.” (3) According to Matthew Ward also, only “a relative handful of Earth’s peoples know about soul contracts.” (4)
According to SaLuSa, “life plans are agreed before you come into your earth body, and your Guides will do everything in their power to ensure you complete your incarnation successfully.” (5) When we’ve completed our life plan, he tells us, we leave Earth.
“Normally when your time of completion is reached you are ready to return to the higher dimensions. Bear this in mind when your loved ones or friends leave the Earth plane, and be happy for them. They have not gone from your lives forever, and soul groups will come together time and time again.” (6)
Some time after death, we sit down again with our guides and review how we did, in an event generally known on the other side as “the Judgment.” (7) Later in this series, I’ll be showing 20th Century psychologist Frances Banks going through the Judgment in the astral planes. (8)
Thus our soul contracts determine what situations are brought to us but not how we’ll respond. In fashioning our response to these given situations, we grow in knowledge of ourselves.
Sometimes it may take us a series of lifetimes to learn one specific lesson, SaLuSa informs us, but learning it “moves you on and adds to your spiritual understanding.” (9) Some teachers call this soul contract a “blueprint.” For instance, here is Damur of Antares telling us that we carry our blueprint inside us.
“Your original divine blueprint lies within you and has always been within you. It carries the answers to everything. Yes, everything is within. You are the answers to your questions. And you helped to design the Grand Plan that you find yourselves in.” (10)
One occasion on which the discussion of soul contracts arises is when we consider the events of our lives and wonder if coincidence plays a role. Saul says: “There are no accidents or coincidences. Every occurrence and every opportunity that you experience during Earth life has been prepared or allowed for before you incarnated.” (11)
SaLuSa concurs: “As you can clearly understand, you are all in here to learn through your experiences and nothing comes your way by pure chance.” (12) Every aspect of our lives is planned, he says. (13) We may feel that many of our experiences are uncalled for, but “we assure you that they are all connected with your life plan.“ (14)
“Where you experience the harsh reality of life,” SaLuSa reminds us, “it is for your spiritual understanding and development.” (15) The galactic and spirit teachers can see what events lie ahead of us, he reveals.
“Events can be foreseen way ahead, so it easy enough to place you where it is of the most benefit. Life seems complicated but in reality it is quite simple, as you will always find yourself to be in the right place. It is much the same with the people that enter your life, as that is also by arrangement and agreement.” (16)
For these reasons, Saul encourages us to embrace situations in our lives which seem like curve balls.
“When life throws you a curved ball, embrace it! Nothing in your life happens by chance; every event you experience has been planned and has a purpose. However, while you remain immersed in the illusion, it is very difficult for you to perceive this, let alone understand what it is trying to show you.” (17)
SaLuSa explains these curve balls as karma and says they again are part of our life plan. “Only karmic reasons would result in you being pulled off course, and if it happens know that it is part of your life contract that you have already agreed upon.” (18)
We forget about our soul contract when we incarnate
One circumstances that makes the existence of soul contracts hard to imagine is the fact that everything that happens prior to birth is forgotten once we incarnate. Saul describes the situation we find ourselves in.
“You planned your life paths carefully prior to incarnating to provide you with the lessons you chose to learn, knowing that when they occurred you would not understand them. Within your limited state of human consciousness, understanding of that order is impossible because the lives of all humans affect each other in myriad incomprehensible ways.” (19)
I’ve been outside my body and know how dense the physical vehicle is. Its density alone makes it difficult to bring back spirit remembrances and is one factor in why we forget our soul contract, as Matthew lays out. But the soul continues to send hints to the individual of what constructive choices might be.
“Every soul incarnates light-filled and with specific missions that it chose prior to birth. The infant knows its godself and the missions in its lifetime soul contract, but all memory of that knowledge is forgotten as the baby adjusts to a dense body and adapts to parental expectations; as the child grows older, it encounters influences from other authority figures, too, and peers.
“The forgetfulness, which is at conscious level only, is part of the grand design that offers the person learning experiences; and all along the way, the soul sends messages to the consciousness in the form of conscience, intuition, instinct and other types of guidance in accordance with contract choices.” (20)
He referred to the situation on another occasion.
“Each infant, whether perfect in form and brain power or with flawed physical make-up or what you call ‘mental retardation,’ is born with a lighted soul, or the Christ consciousness and full awareness of pre-birth choices. That soul-level awareness remains in the most severely ‘mentally retarded'; and in people with healthier brains, the awareness recedes with adaptation to functioning in a dense body and external influences such as parental training, peer pressure, academic and religious teachings and societal philosophies. Spiritual growth is extricating self from external influences and ‘going within’ so messages from the soul can reach consciousness.” (21)
If we had full knowledge of our soul contract, our place in the group, and the events of other lifetimes, we might find that awareness overwhelming. We might be paralyzed by all the considerations we face, as Saul informs us,
“If you had knowledge of that it would be impossible for you to follow your chosen path because you would be constantly concerned about your standing and your effect on your group. Your paths are all perfectly planned so that the necessary interactions will occur at exactly the right moment, allowing you total freedom to choose an appropriate response in the moment, as it occurs.” (22)
Forgetting then is a mercy that allows us to play out the events of this lifetime creatively and with the greatest chance of learning from them.
(Continued in Part 2).
(1) The recent discussion is “The Game of Life” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/16244-2/the-game-of-life/ See also “Life No Matter Where No Matter When,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/16244-2/life-no-matter-where-no-matter-when/ and “To Know God is the Purpose of Life,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/16244-2/to-know-god-is-the-purpose-of-life/
(2) SaLuSa, July 14, 2010 http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(3) SaLuSa, Oct. 21, 2009.
(4) Matthew’s Message, Feb. 7, 2009 at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm
(5) SaLuSa, May 19, 2010.
(6) SaLuSa, Sept. 14, 2009.
(7) See “The Judgment: Evaluating Our Lives After Death,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2010/09/17/the-judgment-evaluating-our-lives-after-death/ ;”SaLuSa on Soul Contracts and the Judgment,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2010/09/18/salusa-on-soul-contracts-and-the-judgment/ “The Review vs. the Judgment,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2010/09/20/the-review-vs-the-judgment/
(8) Matthew Ward’s treatment of the “lifeprint review” is very similar to Frances Bank’s treatment of the blueprint review. See Matthew’s views at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2010/09/18/the-judgment-matthew-ward-on-the-lifeprint-review/
(9) SaLuSa, Aug. 9, 2010.
(10) Damur of Antares, May 28, 2009, through Zilanthrah, at http://www.telepathycourse.com/zilanthra/damur-of-antares-through-zilanthrah-05.-28.-09.html .
(11) Saul, July 22, 2009 at http://johnsmallman.wordpress.com
(12) SaLuSa, May 19, 2010.
(13) SaLuSa, Sept. 18, 2009.
(14) SaLuSa, June 15, 2009.
(15) SaLuSa, Aug. 9, 2010.
(16) SaLuSa, Oct. 4, 2010.
(17) Saul, May 16, 2010
(18) SaLuSa, Sept. 14, 2009.
(19) Saul, May 16, 2010.
(20) Matthew’s Message, Sept. 11, 2010.
(21) Matthew’s Message, Dec. 21, 2008.
(22) Saul, May 16, 2010.
(Continued in Part 2).