Elder souls

December 24th, 2019

QUESTION: Masters, you have stated that elder souls choose more difficult lives. While I feel like an old soul, I cannot help but think that I am not affected enough by my life. When I have a low point in my life and deal with intense feelings, I get through it quickly. My life situations have not been glamorous, and I have been taken into a foster home because of a difficult family background. Four of my five siblings have been taken away by social workers as well. There are a lot of mental illnesses in my family, but I feel like I am just observing everything and guiding others. Though I must admit that observing life around me has taught me efficiently while giving me
many insights. I love life and treasure every moment. What exactly is “difficult”?
~J., Finland

ANSWER: Don’t worry about choosing an unencumbered, less-difficult life for once. You are an elder soul who has incarnated hundreds of times, and sometimes you choose to work on very difficult issues that you were unable to understand in a prior life, or something you have not tried before. Rarely, after a series of hard lives, you choose to come to share your wisdom and have a little rest and relaxation on the only place where you can enjoy the physical sensitivities of a human body.

You are learning and expanding your understanding and wisdom – as you have noticed – when you reface a previous lesson, remember how you handled it before, and send it on its way without difficulty. Your environment would be devastating to many, but because of your use of essential powers and abilities, it seems almost tame to you.

Observation allows a soul to learn many things from varying viewpoints all at the same time. And guiding others from your knowledge is a sacred task you have chosen throughout many lifetimes.

When we advise others that older souls choose more difficult lessons, we mean that they often want to complete something they started and were unable to finish in another incarnation. You are taking the time to step back from individual tasks, observe other possibilities you may not have considered, and pass on what you have learned to those in need.

Life is so full of love because you allow it. Continue on with this blissful existence – you never know what you will choose if you decide to come back.

Suicide and society

December 17th, 2019

QUESTION: Masters I want to know your teachings about suicide. I am a health professional and our background support the life defense paradigm. So, we work to prevent and intervene in situations of ideation, attempted suicide and consummate suicide, being considered a public health problem. What teachings can clarify about free will and the health intervention? ~Duda, Brazil

ANSWER: Every soul has the freedom of choice to determine what they wish to learn when they have incarnated on Earth. One valid lesson is suicide. They may have agreed with some other souls to be the subject so that all can experience the trauma. Or they may be overwhelmed from trying to do more than they are capable of completing in one lifetime, and they want to exit this existence and come back later with fewer challenges.

Some souls even choose it as a lesson to deal with the societal feelings about suicide – the very things with which you deal in your work. Society doesn’t want to lose any of its potential citizens, so it seeks, through therapists, to discourage suicide by counseling those who are considering it as an alternative to remaining.

In the case of those souls who have chosen to work with suicide as a life lesson, you are assisting them with their understanding about it. Regardless of your therapies, they still have the freedom to listen and comprehend your position or to deny that they wish to change their opinions and future actions.

To truly learn a lesson, a soul has to explore all aspects of it and the implications of the various choices connected to it. You are providing them a list of choices in dealing with their lesson – options they may never have considered. You really don’t have a choice to exercise if you are unaware of what the options are.

Of course, these are not issues dealt with in a professional school, unless it has a spiritual basis. Continue doing your job as it has been taught to you, understanding that it is still up to each soul to make their own choices once they know what they are, and what you do cannot influence them unless they allow it to do so.

When is enough, enough?

December 17th, 2019

QUESTION: Masters over ten years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my two children announced, “Dad told us we didn’t have to take care of a parent.” I got over my shock, hurt, respected their right of choice and moved on. I embraced your teachings to be true to my soul’s lesson plan first, doing whatever makes me happy. After a full recovery, I remarried a lovely man, and we are now traveling the world. I have focused on being kind, compassionate, loving wherever I go. My kids,
now age 27 and 30, recently issued an email ultimatum that I return “home” and behave like a “normal mother” or I am not welcome as their mother anymore. I am flourishing, healthy and living my life to the fullest without them. Is cutting off ALL further contact with my kids now in the Highest and Greatest Good for all concerned? ~Mary Anne, Australia

ANSWER: Your children are very selfish and manipulative and want to have you available to assist them with their lives when they deem it necessary. Ignore them as they ignored your needs so many years ago. Just as then, the only thing that is important to you should be your own journey and what you have learned along the way. You have done a marvelous job learning that lesson – each soul has responsibility only for learning about themselves.

Your response to them should be that you don’t have to take care of adult children. To them, a normal mother is one who is at the beck and call of the children to run errands, babysit, and help get things ready for their entertaining. You do not need to have their title and definition of mother in your vocabulary.

They are also a little jealous of the life you and your husband have made after all you went through. Your ex, as well, has conveyed to them his disquiet that your life is so much better than his. They harbor a good deal of guilt for the way they treated you and think it will all be excused if you “join” into their lives now. You still have freedom of choice.

If they wish to make demands of you “as their mother,” they have to understand that it is a two-way street: you have no need for them now, and they chose to stay away when there was a need. If they wish to create a gulf between you if you fail to meet their demands, then so be it.

Cutting the apron strings was done a long time ago, but disconnecting the communication line is up to you. What is for your highest and greatest good is what feels right to you. Your desire to be kind, compassionate, and loving can come with a huge price tag – losing yourself for the benefit of another. Remember your lessons.