Throughout our time on Earth, we come across many people. Some we are instantly drawn to and some we are able to forget about and move on from easily.
Those we are instantly drawn to are likely souls that are contracted to us from the point of creation / divinity / god or source. These contracts are written before our birth and these people and experiences that we are contracted to are meant to challenge us. Physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. That's not to say every person we are contracted to is going to cause problems in our lives- in fact, many of these soul contracts, whether perceived by us in the moment as predominantly good or predominantly bad, are here simply to expand our consciousness, assisting us in the realization of who we are at our core - eternal, multidimensional beings.
The important thing to remember about soul contracts is that you chose every person you connect with and every experience. Our souls opt out for certain experiences during our life time because human experience is the means by which the Universe attempts to learn and understand itself. It also opts out for certain experiences because there is karmic debt (which can be both positive and negative) that needs to be repaid - I'll go more into karmic debt in a future post.
If you've made it this far and are confused, I get it. Let me explain further.
If you've experienced trauma in your life, I'm sure you're saying "I didn't sign up for that. My soul wouldn't have contracted itself to pain and trauma."
But the truth of the matter is that, potentially, you did. These Earthly traumas - abuse, death, sickness etc - are, again, a method by which the Universe comes to learn and understand itself. Every human experience that has already happened, is currently happening and will happen in the future are considered when soul contracts are being written and signed. This is just one example of our deep interconnectedness.
We live in a dimension of duality;
good, bad. light, dark. male, female. conscious, unconscious.
Therefore, to live in the third dimension, we must experience both the good and the bad - otherwise nothing would exist (at least not in the third dimension.)
Duality is an important fundamental concept for this Earth - once we transcend duality, we transcend the third dimension entirely and would no longer be tied down by contracts, karma or duality.
(Remember: each dimension has their own set of universal laws - check out my post 20 Laws of the Universe for Dummies to learn about some of the laws that exist in the third dimension.)
Whatever people and experiences that you are contracted to are, simply, a reflection of who you are on the surface in this lifetime. If you experience trauma after trauma and do so unconsciously - meaning you do not utilize the experience as potential for growth - then it is very likely that you're contracted and indebted to live a martyr like existence. One potential reason for this is that in a past life you caused suffering - so until you become conscious of these soul contracts, you will be bound to experience suffering - a victim to life.
That doesn't mean you don't have the potential to wake up from this slumber - consciousness is always an option. When we start to awaken and understand the concept of soul contracts: what they are, why they exist and how we are able to transmute the experience from a "negative," to a "positive," we are able to cut ties with the contracts that are no longer relevant to our growth or those which no longer serve us or assist us in our expansion.
This enables us to regain our own internal power and easily access and utilize our free will.
It is important to understand soul contracts so you can find the purpose and value in every person and experience you have in your life despite the "goodness," or "badness," of those things. Soul contracts help us heal, integrate and connect when their full potential is understood.