Do We Assume The Same Roles In Each Of Our Lifetimes?
by, 07-24-2011 at 05:00 AM (4214 Views)
Do we assume the same roles in each of our lifetimes? For example, will I be my son's mother in all of my lifetimes, or do we switch around? Also, is my close family in all of my lifetimes with me, or do we often split up?
Before one can have a thorough understanding of our different natures in each of our lifetimes, one must first understand the nature of our soul, which is perhaps better referred to as the Self. Our self, which the spiritual, aware, enlightened part of us that is truly who we are. As R. Craig Hogan stated in one of his previous blog posts, the Self has no gender and no human failings. So, we have no real gender. Because us this, we have the ability to switch genders during our different lifetimes. It's not unheard of for people to stick to one gender most of the time, but everyone experiences both genders at some point.
The purpose of switching is genders is often to learn a new lesson. The same is true with family relationships. You chose to be your son's mother in this lifetime because there was a lesson to be learned from it. It's possible that, in a different lifetime, you two were sisters, father and daughter, or that you had any other type of family relationship!
Groups of souls tend to stick together in a sort-of family called a soul group. There is no mother, child, or any specific family relations in the true nature of the soul group, but rather everyone is surrounded in an immense environment of love and kindness! Isn't that wonderful? Normally, people in a soul group incarnate together, but this is not always the case. One member of your group may choose to incarnate with others to get a different experience. Or, it is possible to incarnate into an alien world. If one chooses to do this, one likely must incarnate with others who regularly incarnate into life on that planet. Another possibility is that someone in the soul group will choose to stay behind. They may volunteer to be another's spirit guide and help them grow, or they might just feel that they don't need to incarnate at that moment. Earth lives happen in the blink of an eye, so it's not like those staying behind will have to spend years pining for their loved ones.
So, it appears that we're free to pick what type of relationships (but successful and unsuccessful) that we would like to have in our earthly lives. It's hard to know for sure exactly why we chose to embark on this particular adventure, but one thing is certain: we are not alone! We also have help! In fact, even some of the people we despised most in life, actually turn out to be eternal friends helping us out!