Life, birth and souls

QUESTION: Masters, I have recently learned that I am a mother to 6 children and not the 5 I gave birth to. This additional life lasted only weeks and I was not aware of a life at that time. But this soul is close to me now, which is beautiful. Did I choose to have so many children before I arrived this time? Also, presumably, when a woman is pregnant, there are 2 or more souls resident in the same physical body? ~Jane, UK

ANSWER: You chose to be a teacher for a large number of children and could have accomplished that by having a large family and/or being a teacher of other children as well. Once you started having your own, it resonated with you and you found great pleasure and satisfaction directing the paths of your progeny.

The soul who decided, after marking you as its mother, not to come to Earth at that time hangs around you for the same reasons that it chose you in the first place. It loves your energy and the way you interact with everyone. It is learning vicariously through your other children what life could have been like. Observation is one way of deciding if you want to try a situation yourself.

You are correct that two souls (or more with multiple births) are harbored by the mother’s body when she is pregnant. They are not, however, part of the mother – she is just providing shelter for them while the fetus develops. It is similar to a family all being within the same house, which does not mean they share the same body, just the outer protection.

When a soul decides to come to Earth (incarnate), they choose biological parents and the other environmental characteristics the couple provide that will allow them to have the experiences they have chosen for that lifetime. When the sperm merges with an ovum, the soul attaches a cord to the developing fetus. It will rarely completely enter the confines of the body until the later stages of gestation or immediately during the birthing process.

During the nine months of growth, the baby will spend time at Home saying goodbye to friends and associates, watching what their new family is doing, and getting acclimated to a human body. The entirety of the soul never enters the physical realm. Some aspects always remain at Home in the unconditional love of Source. This is one reason that people do not have total awareness of all their past experiences.