Tragedies, both big and small, affect all of us at one time or another in this lifetime. Many wonder why God, whose omnipotent powers can easily prevent these events from occurring in the first place, would allow such negative events to happen. To many people, it is incomprehensible why God would allow children to die, for people to be murdered, for loved ones to greatly suffer with debilitating diseases, and more. It is not because God revels in our pain. It has to do with contracts of the soul made before we were born.
Advanced Course for Soul Evolution
I have often stated that life on earth is the “advanced course for soul evolution.” Before we were born, we made agreements, referred to as soul contracts, to learn specific lessons for our souls in this lifetime. In heaven, we do not experience negativity like we do here. In order to learn lessons, it sometimes requires hard and fast challenges that push us beyond our comfort zones. Heaven does not provide all of the challenging circumstances required to take us to the next level of soul evolution. Because of that, we agree to experience a lifetime on earth in order to accelerate the pace of our personal growth. When creating our itinerary for our earthly journeys, we agree to certain lessons meant to build our faith, to learn how to love unconditionally, to overcome tragedy, to learn how to forgive ourselves and others, to help us rediscover the divine knowledge within our souls about the true reasons for our existence, or for countless other reasons that reach into the depths of our souls. The way the lessons occur are not necessarily spelled out in the agreements. This is because we have free will. Once we are born on earth, events are facilitated to create the optimal conditions for lessons. It requires a tremendous amount of real-time organization based on decisions we make which affect not only us, but also many others. There is a ripple effect with every decision that alters the paths we are on. I equate it to a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book in which the decisions you make determine where your path will lead you. Along the way, the lessons we learn often include challenging situations which create the optimum circumstances for us to learn. If God were to step in and try to avert these situations, we would not fulfill the lessons for our souls. Therefore, God is not punishing us, but allowing us to fulfill the destinies we agreed to in this lifetime.
Unique Paths Designed to Help One Another
On this earth, there are souls of various levels of soul evolvement. One soul is not better than the other due to the longevity of its existence or the wisdom accumulated in the totality of its existence. All of us, at one time, were younger souls. All of us our doing our best to fulfill our personal destinies, and all of our actions in some way assist one another with the lessons we have agreed to for this lifetime. For instance, older souls may have more difficult lessons in a short period of time in order to greatly increase the speed at which they comprehend and utilize divine knowledge. The tragedies they experience enable them to assist others along their paths from a place of understanding and love. They can do this because their experiences trigger the memories built into the soul regarding the reasons for our existence. Younger souls, who are more likely to operate from a place of fear rather than love, often assist others by acting as the catalysts for negative circumstances. One is not better than the other because both serve vital roles in the fulfillment of our destinies. No one is perfect, and yet everyone is perfect, as each and every one of us is in the process of learning and assisting one another in our divinely planned journeys.
It is important to note that when miracles do happen, it is also tied into the lessons for our soul. If life was entirely negative here, we would be overwhelmed by feelings of hopelessness, and would possibly lose our incentive to continue our earthly journeys. Many lessons can be learned and reinforced through positive experiences. Miracles and extraordinary positive experiences are one of the many factors that encourage us to keep moving forward.
Positive Reasons for Negative Circumstances
The second important factor comes with the knowledge that every experience, no matter how negative, has a positive reason for occurring, even if we do not comprehend it at the time. On a day-to-day basis, I encourage people to continually look for the positive reasons for negative circumstances. Being able to see and comprehend the bigger picture helps to establish a level of calm, because instead of getting lost in the negativity and a feeling of being abandoned by God, you can better understand the underlying reasons on a soul level. It helps to lift your soul beyond confusion and pain in order to allow divine knowledge of the soul’s purpose to permeate your consciousness. The more you put this into practice, the faster you recognize the bigger picture connected to the lessons of your soul.
Support From Above
The third important factor that contributes to our overall well-being and success is the fact that we are not alone. We have an entire Heavenly Support Team made up of God, the angels, past spiritual masters, and loved ones in spirit who assist us on our journeys. Our guys and gals in heaven know how difficult life on earth can be. Because of that, they do whatever is in their power to help us with the fulfillment of our soul contracts. Again, there are times when they cannot interfere because there are decisions we must make on our own; however, they do send signs and messages that provide comfort, guidance, and love in their efforts to support us. Learning how they communicate across dimensions is immensely helpful, as it will give you conscious access to divine knowledge, as well as divine love which is at the heart of every being.
Providing a Glimpse into the Universe
This article offers a high level, yet simplistic explanation and overview for extremely complex topics about the inner workings of the universe and the purposes of our lives. The great magnitude of amazingly detailed interactions which create incredible cause and effect actions and reactions in real-time is challenging to describe in depth in such a brief article. It is my hope, however, that it has provided some understanding as to why we are here and why God does not swoop in and prevent tragedies, as well as providing a window of understanding into how events are coordinated on earth.
With much love and many blessings for all,
Karen T. Hluchan
Spirit Medium, Motivational Speaker, Reiki Master, Spiritual Artist, & Author of How Have You Loved?