Guides and freedom of choice

QUESTION: Masters, is it true that during our sleep state a soul can meet with their soul’s support team and discuss whether to end their life on earth (if they have done and learned most of what they came here to do)? Was that the case with my daughter? Had she completed her work here on earth? Secondly, are the higher selves of those who love and support the soul here on Earth (as well as guides and angels) also involved in the decision-making in the astral so that they too can give their perspective on the choice to leave or stay? Was my higher self-involved in the discussions regarding my daughter’s decision to end her life? Did my higher self-object to her wanting to end her life in these discussions or did it agree? Is it true that if the soul hasn’t finished its work here on earth, it is sent back? ~Luci, Australia

ANSWER: A soul has the ability to meet with its guides at any time. That is easily done during the body’s sleep cycle because while the physical body needs rest, the soul does not. There are no restrictions, rules and regulations, or set purposes for these meetings other than the soul seeking advice from its friends. Discussing whether or not to return Home can happen at any point, whether or not the soul has completed the desired amount of things it came to Earth to perform.

Each soul has total freedom of choice in the decisions relative to its human existence. It may get opinions from other souls, but the decision is completely up to the individual soul. It rarely consults with the higher self of its current incarnated family since each soul’s journey is a solo affair. In spiritual situations there is no right or wrong and no judgment. The soul alone determines what it seeks to experience. No one besides the soul has any input in the decision-making process.

Your higher self was not consulted about any of the possible choices available to the soul of your daughter during the time she was incarnated on Earth as your daughter. Discussions and planning did take place before incarnation as to what your daughter’s soul sought for this life. It also included deliberations concerning what other souls who would be around during her lifetime wished to experience. You were a part of those.

A soul is the only one who decides if and when it will return to a body – no one else decides or decrees that it will be, as you say, “sent back.”