There is someone special for each of us, in fact for most there is more than just one special soulmate. Soulmates are destined to meet and while your head may not recognise them, your heart will.
Soul recognition comes in many forms, it can be subtle and slow to form or it can be palpably intense at first glance.
Some people experience immediate soul recognition, where both souls recognise each other. They experience a sudden feeling of familiarity even if they have not met before. The energy between them is undeniable and they have an instant attraction towards each other. They intuitively know each other and there is a level of safety and trust not usually experienced during initial encounters.
Soul recognition can come from one person who feels the connection and sees a potential future together while the other person does not, as their decisions are made based on the mind and all of its fears and prejudices. In these cases it is common for one person to be left heartbroken while the other person moves on unawakened and just not ready.
While watching the extraordinary story about the transgender mother and son on 60 Minutes last night my first thought was how incredibly lucky they are to have each other and to have that essential understanding of what the other is going through.
My second thought was they must have a significant soul connection to agree, in pre-birth planning, to their relationship and the life challenges they were to face.
It’s a bold choice to agree to enter a new life in a body that you are not comfortable in and makes you feel depressed, a situation that lends itself to stress, anxiety, bullying and suicidal thoughts.
Although society is making progress towards the acceptance of the many ways in which people express their sexuality, whether it be transgender, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or whatever, those who identify as something other than heterosexual are still being mistreated.
Why do souls plan lives in which they will be different from the majority with such difficult personal challenges? What are the life lessons, the soul’s purpose?
I have previously written about how children choose their parents and their parents choose them as part of the pre-birth planning process, but what about adopted children?
Do adopted children and their adoptive parents make the same choices?
If so, why would a soul, prior to birth, plan to be adopted?
Children who are adopted suffer emotional consequences such as feeling angry towards their birth parents, feeling a lack of self-confidence and a lack of self-worth for being given up along with experiencing identity and belonging issues.
So if a soul did choose to be adopted how do these feelings foster a soul’s evolution?
There are several reasons a soul may choose to be adopted. It is possible they know the souls of their adoptive parents, who may not be able to have children in that particular life, and they deeply long to be reunited with them. While the child will still suffer the consequences of being adopted, they will heal quicker as there is a deeper soul connection with the adoptive family.
Alternatively, a soul may choose to right a wrong from a previous life where they caused pain and hurt to another and have agreed to experience pain themselves. This is not a form of punishment, but more a balancing of karma.
When a loved one dies we suffer a great loss, but commonly take comfort in the belief that we will be reunited with the souls of our deceased loved ones in the spirit world.
However, there is strong evidence of these souls returning to us much sooner, in our current life time in fact!
While our passed over loved ones can connect with us through our dreams or through the aid of a medium or psychic, the actuality of reincarnation means that they can also come back to us as a baby born back into the same family.
Grandfathers return as grandsons, mothers return as daughters and, incredibly, a child who has died young can return to the same mother. Here is a story of a child reborn to his mother, Kathy.
Kathy was sixteen when she gave birth to James who before he was two years old was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his left leg. Naturally, Kathy was devastated. As James’ condition deteriorated he required different treatments, including an IV in his right jugular vein that left a linear scar on James’ neck. He also obtained a tumour behind his left eye leaving him blind in that eye and by this time the doctors could do nothing for him, James died at the age of two.
It has been reported that over one million people worldwide take their own life each year. A desperate act, not a selfish one, that leaves loved ones with so many questions and the difficult task of healing from such a traumatic experience.
With unanswered questions, loved ones are left to hope that that person is now at peace. So what happens to the soul of a person who decides to take their own life?
Suicide is not a part of the pre-birth life plan, but there is a possible likelihood of it happening due to the challenges the incarnating soul has agreed to face during that life. Souls who take their own life are greeted by their guides and treated with the greatest of compassion. Their spiritual recovery involves overcoming the shock of ending their life and coming to terms with the pain and suffering they have left behind.
With their guides and Spiritual Elders, souls look at the reasons behind the suicide and address the underlying emotions leading to their departure, for they will meet the same lessons in different circumstances when they are ready to reincarnate.
A client, who I will call William, came to me presenting with a deep fear of losing those closest to him. He had experienced this debilitating fear that influenced his close relationships for over fifty years.
William had in fact witnessed his younger brother dying and being revived when he was only five so this current life trauma played a part, but what we were to discover played an even bigger part of the mystery surrounding this fear that had been his prison for too long.
The first soul memory William accessed was as a young boy, aged 10, surrounded by bombed buildings and utter devastation, he was in Poland and Nazi Germany had invaded. As a young boy named Rueben he felt abandoned, alone and fearful. Separated from his family, he slept in the ruins of buildings with other children and an older girl, Eva, took care of him.
With overpowering anger and disbelief, Rueben watched people being marched onto trains as the guards laughed, without concern for their fate. In the next scene he saw his mother and ran towards her, but before he could reach her she was led through a door, the door of a gas chamber. He instantly knew he would never see her again.
By this stage he had witnessed his father being taken away, his brothers lost, presumably killed by the bombing and now his mother led to her fateful death before he could touch her one last time. He was overwhelmingly devastated.