Why suicide?

QUESTION: Masters, my sister committed suicide on 10th February 2007 by jumping from a tall block near where she lived. She was a double master’s degree holder in social work and psychology and someone most unlikely to have decided on suicide. She gave no signs that she was even contemplating suicide. I can’t get over it as I was very close to her and she was such a beautiful person who had always been very calm and cool. She was born on 23rd August 1963. Can you help me to find some answers?   ~Alli, Singapore

ANSWER: Your sister had completed the lessons that she came to Earth to learn. She had, however, made a series of contracts with other souls before she incarnated that would allow her actions to have a pivotal impact upon those around her—you included. Some of these contracts included her transitioning back Home in the fashion you observed.

It was intended that in the suicide, and all the inferences that society draws from that act, many lessons would arise for those who remained. People began to question themselves about any part they might have had in her decision. It brought up issues of doubt, guilt, betrayal, abandonment, and many others within a score of friends and family members.

All these things helped those who remain to seek guidance within themselves. Incarnation is about learning everything you can concerning your true essence. This can only be done by delving within and connecting with your feelings. Society has taught that such an activity is selfish. The soul journey demands it for enlightenment. Your sister helped many to remember their journey.