Question: Does the soul really choose MY parents?

Carol’s Reply: Yes! From the perspective of reincarnation theory there is an intentional “match up” of souls to their parents in each lifetime. No matter how it seems, this purposeful selection sets the stage for activating both what you intend to learn and what you are designed to contribute in this life.

Your Genetic “Software”

Parents are chosen/magnetized by the soul first for access to the genetic content in the parents’ lineages. The specific genetic content your soul “takes” from each parent is based on what your soul needs from a biological perspective to have the best opportunity to fulfill both what you intend to contribute and what you intend to evolve in yourself.

The genetic package will include a combination of potentials for strengths and for genetic challenges. So there will be things you, the personality, likes and things you don’t, things you can change and things you can transcend, skills that come naturally and things which require development. Whether or not you like your genetic “cards” is not the determining factor. What you do with the potential…how you exercise your free will…and how you react to the givens, will contribute to the kind and quality of experiences, people and events you invite into your life.

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Genetics Are Not Destiny

The good news is everyone is given free will and can choose to take the high road every moment of every day…and to make limitless course corrections along the way. The best way to find freedom in your challenges is to discover and embrace how even the aspects you are not fond of are actually there to help you evolve. Find the lemonade.

Your Socio-Economic and Cultural “Software”

Another reason a soul is directed toward a specific set of parents, is that the mother and father have their own patterns of beliefs, behaviors, issues, talents, interests, strengths and weaknesses which will expose you to and illustrate for you what you want to emulate and what you do not want to follow. Your soul places you with these parents both for what you deem to be their positive traits, and for what they cannot offer you. What you wished they had given you, or what traits you wish they had more or less of, are meant to show you the very things you intend to develop in yourself. Think about it!

If you take the route of feeling victimized and blaming your parents for what’s not okay in your life, you will be stuck there and not evolve. If you tie up your energies trying to fix your parents, that’s another way to derail yourself from living your own life.

The high road is to see your parents for what they could and could not give you, for the examples they could and could not set, for the skills they did and did not have in their repertoire. Take the best they could provide and get on with becoming who you intend to be.

If you were adopted, your soul chose both sets of parents. This was an on-purpose part of your positive software this life. This is about what was right for you. Your biological parents gave you the genetic software; the adoptive parents offer the gifts and challenges for the emotional, cultural and social learning environment to stimulate you on your path. Lucky you! Don’t waste your energy and get stuck on feeling “less than” for being adopted. Figure out how having two sets of parents has served your evolution. Take on the good stuff everyone gave you and develop the rest on your own. Be your own best person.

Lastly, if you are a parent reading this, an important take away is to devote yourself to embodying the best of who you are. This is self-ful, not self-ish. When you evolve yourself, take care of yourself, share and contribute your potential, you set the example for your children to do the same in their lives. Parenting in the new paradigm is helping your children, who have their own soulful talents and challenges, to become all they intend to be.

About the Author

Carol Mann
Carol Mann is a long time Jackson resident, a Harvard University-trained educator whose life-long study of metaphysics and talent as a clairvoyant give her a unique set of skills and perspectives. She offers a full menu of services to connect with the wisdom of your soul. Catch her Cosmic Café Radio features Monday–Fridays on KMTN FM 96.9. Ready for a Soul Reading or a Channeling Session? Log onto www.yourcosmiccafe.com for the full menu of services.m.

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