Clarity and discernment

QUESTION: Masters, I am in a relationship with a person who is genuine and very loving. I love them but I don’t believe they are necessarily from the same soul group as me and feel there is more I could be doing to appreciate them for the person they are. Recently, I met someone who I believe is a very intimate member from my soul group. I feel very drawn to this person and can’t stop thinking about them. I absolutely refuse to do something that will hurt my partner though, even if that means I can’t have things the way I want them. What agreements and lessons did we all choose to learn from this situation? Do I simply need a kick up the pants? I’d appreciate your guidance. Thanks for everything you’ve taught me already through this service. ~David, Australia

ANSWER: Most of the time when deciding on a partner with and from whom you wish to learn, you do not choose a soul mate. You “know” your soul mates at an energetic level that extends beyond the duality of the positive/negative Earth plane, and therefore interactions take place without a conscious learning aspect to them. No freedom of choice is needed because you just exist.

During this lifetime you wanted to experience different facets of human relationships, exploring the reaction of others to your actions and the stimulants needed to bond to another. You chose to practice with someone of whom you did not have intimate foreknowledge – i.e., not a soul mate.

Your soul mate, on the other hand, is an easy person to be with since a large portion of human interaction is built into your contacts. It is like enjoying a vacation where no work is necessary. This is the crème da la crème of human relations. But no decisions are made and nothing is learned.

Nothing is right or wrong in a spiritual sense. You may do as you choose. This situation has appeared for you to learn about spiritual clarity and discernment. In comparing the two, you can observe the difference in the need to engage in a dissimilar set of interactions to maintain a unified, loving, cooperative status with each person. Discernment then enters your life for you to decide what it is you wish to make of this situation. Where will you go, and what will you do?