Is it a lesson or a holdover?

QUESTION: Masters how does one know if they are encountering pre-planned life lessons or if they are encountering an issue that they haven’t fully resolved yet? For example, because of chronic illness, I have set the intention for an easier job so that I may have more time/energy to heal. When I find the job, for the first year, it is easier. But then something always happens to make the job much more difficult and tense. This has happened over and over. So, did I set life lessons to experience ill health and job difficulty many times? Or am I not learning a particular issue yet so it keeps showing up again and again? How can I discern what the cause is? I am losing trust in my guides because they indicate the new job will be easier and beneficial for me and it hasn’t turned out that way. ~Anne, US

ANSWER: A soul plans for each life immediately before entering into a body. The lessons they choose to experience may be brand new to them, or they may be something not completely mastered in a prior life. Whichever the case, it doesn’t matter, as they are chosen for that particular existence.

One way that you are sabotaging your existence is by believing you will always need to have an “easy” job. During the first year, your guides are assuming that you have enough time to change the manner in which work is affecting your healing process. If nothing is changing, then you have to examine how you are managing your time and how your physicality is being impacted.

The perceived change, that of work getting tougher again, comes after a time during which the employer is seeing that you can do more work than you have been with no difficulty, so they wish to take advantage of your abilities and give you more to do. They see it as providing an enhancement for both of you.

Your guides are trying to steer you into positions that will help you heal so that you can move out of the mindset of always being an invalid. One of your lessons is being able to discern the possibilities that exist. One of those is that working does help you understand your potential. A second is that your physical condition can be managed without slowing your entire life down.