We all have a prearranged purpose for coming into this human form. Our outer shell of a body lends to part of our experience here as it is perfectly designed for us to experience what we have chosen to in this lifetime. It is uniquely made to carry out our soul’s purpose and that is why God made you.
You have a greater purpose than being beautiful, rich, smart, successful, or incredibly talented. These adjectives assist in fulfilling your purpose on earth which is what your soul agreed to before leaving the spiritual realm. Yes, the meaning of life is to love, but love is shown in so very many ways. Sacrifice is one of those many ways. The definition of sacrifice according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is destruction or surrender of something for the safety of something else.
Examples of people who make sacrifices are the most obvious, Jesus, but I also think of those in the military, police officers, and firefighters. I also think of parents and grandparents who have altered their life for the benefit of their children and anyone who has given their life for someone else. Thinking of an individual’s soul purpose helps to make sense of when tragedy hits.
Think of the Titanic. One-thousand, five-hundred people died with the purpose to enforce more guidelines for ships so that this would not happen again. The course of life was altered for so many people in so many ways, both positive and negative. The same holds true for those who died and lost loved ones from 9-11.
Recently, there was a mother of 4 who discovered that her husband was abusing their children. She started the process of getting the children away from the husband, but sadly the husband acted out in rage and killed the wife and then himself. With great sadness, I thought to myself how could this have happened? As I prayed for the children that they may eventually find peace and understanding it came to me that their mother made the ultimate sacrifice to keep her children safe. Her soul may have known that the kids would never be safe with the husband around so her soul said that she would give her life, knowing that he would take his own life in the process, so her children could be safe. Her death was an act of love for her children. Her husband also did an act of love by leaving his children’s life. Was this the best scenario for everyone? Most definitely not! But this was part of both of their soul contract. Maybe as the children grow up they will be advocates for children being abused, prevent domestic violence, or counsel children going through rough times. Maybe they will be police officers or serve in the military keeping the world safe. You never know how this act will fulfill their soul contract. Understanding what our soul contract has in store for us, helps to make some sense of hard times.
What is a soul contract? A soul contract is our life path chosen before we come into human form. Some of the things we agree to are really hard, but they are all part of our path to enlightenment. How do you know what your soul contract is? That takes a lot of meditation and journaling to understand why things have happened to lead you to this point and what your options are to reach enlightenment. As you reflect on your life, look for patterns and cause and effect relationships. What is the common theme in your life? Remember that you are a book with many chapters. What will the last chapter say?
Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation. ~ Michael Jackson
Voyage to HEAL Weekly Task
Stretch: Last week we opened up the solar plexus to give us the courage to act out our soul purpose. This week, we journey to the crown of the head to receive enlightenment from God to know our soul’s purpose. Choose from one of the options below to apply a gentle pressure to the top of your head.
- Interlace your fingers and gently rest them on the top of your head
- Bending at the waist, lean the top of your head against a wall. Feel free to hold onto the wall if needed for balance.
- Keeping your knees bent, lay in bed with your head again the headboard. Gently push with your legs to apply a lite pressure into the top of your head.
*Remember never to force! If this causes pain, stop.
Exercise: Raise the top of your head up toward the sky. Hold there for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise at least 8 times or whenever you think of it. As always, get your core engaged.
Habitual Change: Make sure your computer screen is at eye height so you can look straight ahead at it. This will tremendously decrease neck and lower back pain.
Perspective Enlightenment: My soul has agreed to experience this life and leave it even better than when I came. I accept my role in this world and strive to act it out in love.
This week’s blog coincides with Week 12 of the Voyage to HEAL, Self-Mastery. Please take the time to hold the stretch above while listening to this meditation.
Godspeed on your Voyage to HEAL learning Healthy Everyday Activities for Life.