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Q&A — Soul Groups, 9/13/2011

[From time to time I receive questions through email or blog comments about spiritual and soul therapy issues. I know in my heart that these delightful inquiries from a few kind people actually respond to similar questions by many participants in The Soul Channel. So I have decided to share portions of the responses without identifying the source of the inquiry.]

Question:

I read in one of your posts that souls tend to come to the Earth in groups to solve specific tasks. I started asking myself what are the tasks for my parent-family relationships.

Edited Response:

The simplest concept of a soul group is a group that is seeking to understand familial relationships. For example, assume that we are looking at your relationship with your mother: in this life, you are the daughter; in a previous life, you were her father or mother; in the next you may negotiate to be her brother or a cousin. Given the infinite possibilities of the soul, examining any question from multiple family-member perspectives provides substantially greater insights on the relationships and the various parent-adult-child relationships. Both soul groups and individual souls seek the broadest experiential perspective when the opportunities arise.

Let’s look at another example which may illustrate this concept more clearly to other participants of The Soul Channel. You mentioned that, in this life, your father is actively taking advice from you and your sister much the same as a child might. One of many possibilities that you may have had parent roles or sibling (brother, sister) roles to your current life father in a recent past life; as such, perhaps his soul was used to taking advice from you in those previous roles, and that subordinate energy could have carried over into the current life. Part of what I love about soul therapies, including past life regression, is the opportunity to explore previous relationships and energy carryover into the current life.

Also, it is quite common for a grandparent to pass on and then return to the same family as her/his own grandson or granddaughter. I love the book Return From Heaven: Beloved Relatives Reincarnated Within Your Family by Carol Bowman, as she documents the struggles of baby souls working so hard to come into the world again and with the right parents from the same soul group. The book very clearly illustrates the multi-life relationships, and it provides an excellent discussion and examples of how life finds a way to re-establish such relationships even when it otherwise seems impossible.

“Thank you for participating in The Soul Channel!” — John