Wait for it…..
Are you freakin’ kidding me!?!
Trust me, I know.
I’ve created some horrifically traumatic experiences in my life! I couldn’t help but feel I was being punished by God. Seriously.
So I can understand why you would object to the fact that challenges are planned for the soul’s purpose.
But Rob elaborates on this by sharing that his understanding is that all plans are based on GREAT WISDOM and UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. We, as the soul in personality and gender, agree to the challenges.
I, too, have come into this understanding before listening to Robert Schwartz’s interview.
So why would we plan challenges as part of our map of the soul?
Well, Rob sees (in his hypnosis work with clients) and his deeper understandings that there are five main reasons for planning challenges for our soul’s purpose:
1-Balancing Karma. But this is NOT in the way humans generally look at karma.
Many of us are taught to perceive karma as some form of punishment or an eye for an eye. Balancing karma happens between two souls that (kind of) need to balance out the energies between them at an individual level.
There is no “shoulding” or judgment about anything at the level of unconditional love and joy where the soul exists.
2-Healing. This is understandable at the personality level, and I recommend you listen in on Rob’s example of a client who intentionally came into the body as deaf. This deafness was a way for the soul to heal past life trauma. Though this may be perceived as a burden on the personality level, it’s actually a Divine Gift for healing.
When you begin to understand and accept the soul’s infinite and eternal nature, you can come into acceptance of the map of the soul or the soul’s plan.
3-Being of Service to Others. This is not necessarily in the way that you think.
We script roles in our pre-birth soul plan, where we agree to behave in specific ways and do certain things for others.
We agree to “BE” something or someone for another.
I had an experience where I was suffering the loss of not being with someone I felt destined to be with. After months of suffering, I “heard” clairaudient-ly (the ability to hear non-physical beings)
“I agreed to play this role for you.”
It was as if GOD was letting me know the truth of the situation.
I immediately moved into acceptance of this, heal from it, and let go of the attachment.
4-Experiencing Contrast, or “Not Love.” I’ve always had this broader awareness that we are external beings.
We practically live in “la-la” land in spirit where everything is profound unconditional love and joy. As a soul, we long to know what “not love” is.
According to Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch, this can only be done in the embodiment of physical life. A playground for the soul to experience “not itself” and itself.
I have been shown ETERNITY on a few occasions, and I “get it”!
What else are we going to do?
And “God” in Conversations with God explains the same thing at a high yet understandable calibrated level of consciousness.