What’s the story?

QUESTION: Masters is life under our control, and can we do and be anything we want? Or are we subject to contracts and agreements previously made with other brothers before we come to earth? Can thoughts change unpleasant and difficult situations in life, or are they lessons to live with? ~Ira, Brasil

ANSWER: There are two aspects to our answer. First: As a soul, you can plan anything you wish to experience in the manner you want to have it occur. Second: once on Earth, you have the ability to create your reality in any way you choose, but this is influenced by the plans you made before coming to Earth.

The pre-incarnation planning does not get so specific as to make your life a predetermined non-changeable event. You decide on various experiences you wish to explore and things you want to learn. You may want to learn about control, but you do not say you want to be President; you just say you want to have control over others – as, for instance, a teacher, a policeman, or a politician. Then, using your freedom of choice, you set about learning how to control others. You may even try several different manners of accomplishing your goal.

Even if you have made a contract with another soul, that does not mean it can never be dissolved. Let’s say you wanted someone to let you experience dependency by running you over with their car. If, however, you got a taste of being dependent before they had a chance to injure you, it is possible to say, “Once was enough for me to learn and I don’t need to go through it again, so forget what I asked of you.”

The way you think about things definitely influences what happens in your life. If you think that being an athlete is boring, tiresome, and repetitious – just plain not fun – you will never become a star because you will not put any effort into being good. But if you revel in the exhilaration of using your body to the maximum, enjoy the adoration of the crowds, and see sports as a way to gather loads of money, then you can make it happen.

Everything a soul does while in their human body contains lessons. Some are very evident, and some are subtle examples of what can only occur while the soul has a functioning, sensation-aware form. Be aware that you do create your own reality by the choices you make, the beliefs you hold, and the actions you draw to yourself by your desiring them to appear.