reply to post by jhill76
Is it possible that these choices were made by you, before you came into existence? And now, you are just trying to understand why you made
That's what I tend to believe; but not before I "came into existence"; before I "was born into this lifetime and these circumstances."
I have repeatedly made the same mistakes
over the three decades of my adulthood. And now, yes, I wonder what on earth I was thinking. But the
experience of the consequences of those poor choices (excruciating in the end, though blissful in the beginning, and almost as though I had no control
over doing so....not that I'm copping "insanity", but still, I wondered what the heck I was doing, even as I proceeded) have finally made me realize
my folly. Now, I know better.
So, I've come to the supposition that we do
arrive here with a "forgotten" agenda, and knowing on a spiritual level what we need to work out.
I also suspect that others come into our lives - and perhaps then leave our lives - to assist us in getting the lesson accomplished.
My erstwhile spiritual teacher explained that this is indeed the case. I had read The Celestine Prophecy
some years before that, and it moved
weird is that I had never heard of this woman (my "teacher"), and I was invited to hear her speak by a person I'd never met
(blind date, although I'd seen his picture and read a brief self-description). Her lecture and later small workshop had a profound effect on me. I
did not see or speak to the person who took me to that lecture (as a "date") ever again.....in fact I don't recall how the evening ended, and no, we
weren't "partying".....but 12 years later, suffering from a spinal cord injury, I went to the chiropractor and during one of my visits, I saw him.
I recognized him immediately, but said nothing. Since then, I've crossed paths there at the chiro's office two or three times, and still neither of
us has even so much as made eye contact. It's strange.
Perhaps (most likely) he doesn't remember me. Even if he does, he has not approached me to say so. And I'm not sure why I'm hesitant to speak up
(chronic insecurity -- I never assume people would remember me, let alone think about me or speak of me).
Yes, I believe that is what happens. We come here with a private assignment; a main agenda (which is not to say ONLY ONE item to work on -- but
"primary" lessons we have decided upon prior to arriving). I believe there are ethereal guides that help us determine what those lessons should be,
and then we "choose" where, when, and to whom we are born, knowing ahead of time what will occur, but we don't remember either the lesson, nor the
lesson-plan, while we're here living it out.
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