I’m editing a book on soul contracts and came across this interesting article, which I’d like to repost here. From 2012.
All of us negotiate a soul contract before entering into any one lifetime. Our life agreement covers the people and situations we’ll encounter in life but not our responses to them. Let’s look at the circumstances of that contract.
Everyone has a life plan
Each lifetime we agree before birth to take on a specific learning task or tasks. Our guides and the Lords of Karma usually call the assignments 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 as well, only “a relative handful of Earth’s peoples know about soul contracts.” (4)
He tells us that “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 your 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) Elsewhere I’ve discussed how 20th Century psychologist Frances Banks navigated her “Judgment” in the astral planes. (8)
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 are expected to 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)
Our soul contract is negotiated each lifetime. 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.” (10)
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.” (11) Every aspect of our lives is planned, he says. (12) We may feel that many of our experiences are uncalled for, but “we assure you that they are all connected with your life plan.“ (13)
“Where you experience the harsh reality of life,” SaLuSa reminds us, “it is for your spiritual understanding and development.” (14) 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.” (15)
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.” (16)
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.” (17)
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.” (18)
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.
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.” (19)
Some people agree to play the dark roles
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.
Different people agree through their soul contracts to play the roles of lightworkers and darkworkers, for the learning of the group, SaLuSa says: “Remember that experiences are set up with souls that have all agreed to play out their respective roles. Someone has to take the part of the dark Ones, and believe us Dear Ones – you have all acted on both sides.” (20)
Some people agree to play the role of perpetrators and others of victims, again for the learning of the group, he adds.
“There are amongst you people who have been wronged as you would interpret it, and do consider themselves ‘victims.’ However, this is all by arrangement and you are a willing partner to the karma being played out.
“No matter how severe the circumstances, the fact remains that you were aware of your agreed life plan before you incarnated on Earth. Many will argue against it, convinced that they could not have agreed to suffer or indeed see others suffer.” (21)
Usually those who agree to play the role of victim do so to provide others with an opportunity to exercise compassion, St. Germain explains: “Some of you have taken on karma that will necessitate that you experience need, and you carry this burden so that others can respond.” (22)
Some agree to experience lifetimes of deprivation to complete their karmic education and graduate from Third Density, Matthew tells us.
“Please remember that some of what you see that is worrisome, even abhorrent to society—violence in any form; theft; drugged children and adults, whether by prescription or ‘illegally’; unjust laws and fraudulent convictions; growing numbers of homeless and unemployed; torture; school dropouts—is ‘perpetrators’ and ‘victims’ completing karmic lessons so they never again have to experience third-density lifetimes.” (23)
Often we may stop and wonder if another person is following their soul contract or not. As long as we remain in dense physical bodies, Matthew tells us, we may not have the depth of insight to determine this question: “You have no way of knowing … if [a] person is following the soul contract to the letter by providing opportunities for others to complete third-density karma and continue their soul evolvement.” (24)
Those who take their dark roles much farther than they agreed to in their contract are most in need of our prayers, Matthew advises us: “The dark-minded ones whose intentions and actions are way outside their soul contracts are in the most desperate need of the light in prayer—prayers for Earth and all of her life forms is one of the most valuable contributions anyone can make.” (25)
So as we turn to the subject of the universal laws, we need first of all to know that the people and situations we encounter in life have often been arranged beforehand and agreed to in our soul contracts.
(1) The recent discussion is “The Game of Life” at http://the2012scenario.com/16244-2/the-game-of-life/ See also “Life No Matter Where No Matter When,” at http://the2012scenario.com/16244-2/life-no-matter-where-no-matter-when/ and “To Know God is the Purpose of Life,” at http://the2012scenario.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://the2012scenario.com/2010/09/17/the-judgment-evaluating-our-lives-after-death/; ”SaLuSa on Soul Contracts and the Judgment,” at http://the2012scenario.com/2010/09/18/salusa-on-soul-contracts-and-the-judgment/ “The Review vs. the Judgment,” at http://the2012scenario.com/2010/09/20/the-review-vs-the-judgment/
(8) See “Understanding Soul Contracts – Part 4,” at http://the2012scenario.com/spiritual-essays/contracts-reviews-and-judgments/understanding-soul-contracts-part-4/ . 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://the2012scenario.com/2010/09/18/the-judgment-matthew-ward-on-the-lifeprint-review/
(9) SaLuSa, Aug. 9, 2010.
(10) Saul, July 22, 2009 at http://johnsmallman.wordpress.com
(11) SaLuSa, May 19, 2010.
(12) Ibid., Sept. 18, 2009.
(13) Ibid., June 15, 2009.
(14) Ibid., Aug. 9, 2010.
(15) Ibid., Oct. 4, 2010.
(16) Saul, May 16, 2010
(17) SaLuSa, Sept. 14, 2009.
(17) Saul, May 16, 2010.
(19) Ibid. May 16, 2010.
(20) Ibid., Aug. 27, 2010.
(21) Ibid., April 3, 2009.
(22) Saint Germaine, “St. Germain Update,” 26 Sept. 2008, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm.
(23) Matthew’s Message, May 21, 2008.
(24) Ibid., Sept. 11, 2010.
(25) Ibid., May 21, 2008.