What do spiritual awakening, miscarriage, abortion, caregiving, pet ownership, abusive relationships, sexual orientation, adoption, poverty, suicide, and mental illness have in common? The answer is that all of them can be part of a life plan created by our souls before we are born.
When difficult or traumatic experiences occur in our lives, we naturally wonder, “Why did this happen? What does it mean?” Often, such experiences may appear not to have any particular meaning; they may seem to be nothing more than purposeless suffering. Yet, in my years as a spiritual author and teacher, I have found that not only are our greatest challenges rich with meaning and purpose, but also that very often we ourselves planned those experiences before we were born.
The process of placing our spiritual energy within a body, and in doing so forgetting that we are vast, majestic, divine beings made literally from the energy of unconditional love, is akin to being struck on the head by a heavy tree branch and rendered unconscious, only to awaken with no memory whatsoever.