One of the more fascinating things that has come out of my work in the Akashic Records is finding peoples' soul lineage. When we were born as souls we already had specific characteristics that the Divine wanted to express in more concrete form. Imagine for a moment that you were the All That Is. If you were That, there would be no contrast, no others with whom to interact, no possibility of learning new things because you knew it all already. I expect it was kind of lonely and boring. But that's just how I like to see it .
So we all came in with different energetic characteristics that we were destined to develop and learn to work with. Some of us were more linear, some more creative and some who really liked to be a bit of both. So we grew as souls (think, like a baby growing and learning its way around a body) and when we were ready we were sent to a world, in a specific galaxy that suited our particular talents and needs, to try out our growing awareness and abilities.
When we had developed our souls enough in that realm, we might desire to move on to something more challenging. From everything I've heard and read, Earth is perhaps the most challenging planet in our galaxy because of the issues involving time and space. No longer were we able to use our minds or our emotions to manifest things instantly alone. No longer could other beings read our thoughts, which held us in a state of mental transparency and ethical behavior. No, we had to learn our way around a dense, frustratingly slow physical vehicle that had to grow for 20 or so years before it could function to its full extent. Add to that, a certain sixth sense which was not honored or even believed in, and you were seeing and feeling things that other Beings dismissed as not true, you would have found live very, very confusing. Is it any wonder so many of our more highly developed souls learned not to trust their own knowing?
And of course, on this beautiful planet there are so many sensual distractions that could pull the soul off course for many years. The more sensitive a soul you are, the more you would have desired a more peaceful and harmonious environment to live in. However, other beings of a less enlightened soul lineage shall we say, can take advantage of that desire to manipulate you and make of you sheep in order to keep that illusory harmony, for their own ends. These are the souls who desire Power, because they believe that Power is the only strength.
And so the soul has had to learn to balance its natural desires for being in alignment with Divine qualities with the stresses and challenges of this earthly pathway. Keeping on the path that you know is right for you often means stepping out of sheep-mode and being more of a spiritual warrior. By this we mean standing up for what you know is right for yourself as well as others. This doesn't always mean becoming violent or abusive. Some people choose that path, but then have to learn a more graceful way of being true to their values because it is a new path that actually accomplishes more with less stress. It is more in alignment with Divine qualities. Some people enjoy being rebels for a time, until they learn that putting other peoples backs up is never going to create harmony or accomplish their ends. What you resist is what persists, as it is often said.
Once you understand who you are from a soul perspective you have a greater understanding of how you work in the world, how you are being true to your greater self, and why you get off course sometimes. Knowledge is power, truly. This kind of power is the type that comes from the Divine understanding of how you are connected with All That Is and what your part of creation involves. It's a never-ending, fascinating ride.