To find your true work or your true love, your heart must be wide open, vulnerable and fearless. ~Sue Frederick
This was the closing sentence to the first chapter of the book, I See Your Soul Mate. When I read that line, I felt prickles throughout my body, as open heart, vulnerability and fearlessness were only the subject of 3 of my recent articles on this very blog! That’s how I knew I really needed to read this book, which I practically devoured in a single seating. A dear friend with very high consciousness mentioned this book to me several times before. However, I had brushed it off each time—until she literally came to my house with the book in toll to help me process late developments in my life.
Boy, talk about enlightenment! It wasn’t that the book literally painted the picture of my soul mate. Rather, it pinpointed what my soul came into this life to do, why I’ve been gifted the talents I have, and what challenges I’m meant to face because they serve as fuel for carrying out my soul’s purpose in this incarnation. The powerful guidance in this book is partly based on numerology, which I’ve heard of over the years, but never felt compelled to learn about—until this book. I’m now awaiting the arrival of another one of Frederick’s books, I See Your Dream Job, as I want to see what more she may have to say about my soul’s mission to be expressed professionally.
Before you think that I’ve completely gone off the deep end of “woo-woo-land,” give me a chance to relay why Frederick’s work is so powerful. I’d go as far as to say that, if you’ve ever wondered what purpose the pain and challenges you’ve faced in your life are meant to serve and what your soul’s mission for being here in this life is, you may want to pick up one or both of the aforementioned books by Frederick.
To give you an idea, I brought the soulmate book to my mastermind gathering over the weekend. We calculated each person’s birth number and read the corresponding description of the person’s soul path. The resonant power of the following concluding paragraph in one of the profiles induced tears; I later got an email from the person for whom this was read, saying that the profile really hit her core:
Your deep and overpowering insecurity is exactly what you need to push against to stand up and lead the way. You’re here to push us forward beyond our limitations and fear. Don’t disappoint us, please. We’ve been waiting for a long time.
For me personally, all the heartbreaks, physical trauma and debilitating challenges I’ve experienced in my life are all meant to be part of the big life chosen by my soul. There’s apparently a big job for me to do, if my human self is willing to step up to the challenge:
You have the highest frequency a soul can carry in this physical realm. … You chose this path to use your love, wisdom, talents, and clairvoyance to transform consciousness through your work. … It’s a big task, but you’re completely capable of success. … Your challenge is as great as your gifts.
As you can see, in the soul path descriptions for my friend and myself, the words aren’t meant for the faint of heart—and not everyone is ready to hear them. Yet, for my friend and me, our soul profiles were so powerful that they evoked profound reaction as soon as we heard them. That’s because we recognized that they spelt out our soul agreement for being here in this life.
If you want another profound example, someone I care about deeply struggles with a crippling fear of intimacy, even though what scares him to death is exactly what he craves. So, as soon as he meets a woman who really is good for him, he can’t come up with excuses fast enough to keep her away. These excuses are always legitimate, e.g., work-related, as they allow him to continue to lie to himself and protect his heart from letting someone get too close. Intimacy is exactly what his soul came into this life to master:
Now you need relationships to help you do your great work in the world. … Yet opening up to relationships may feel like the scariest thing in the world. You won’t want to be alone either… Your early journey may be so painful that you choose to focus only on organizing the mundane details of life (those that you can control), and you ignore intimacy because it’s messy and unpredictable.
For as long as I can remember, I believe that our soul knows why we’ve taken on this human body suit, even if our flesh-and-blood self may not—probably too scared to want to know, as responsibility comes with knowing. I also concur with what Tony Robbins said, that our greatest pain is our greatest gift. None of us are meant to suffer for naught in any way, at any time in our human life. As much as our human self would like nothing more than to lick our wounds till eternity, there’s a higher purpose to be served by the pain we have had to endure. Our greatest torment is also meant to be the very thing our soul came into this life to master. In opening our heart to heal from the deep pain, we can, in turn, help others heal. Why settle for suffering in vain? Why not let our pain pay dividends for our growth and evolution—and, in turn, that of our family, community and sphere of influence in the world?
With all of the above said, please allow me to invite you to pay attention to your reaction to this article. Feeling a twinge? Prickles down your spine? A punch in your gut? A weight on your heart? Any and/or other reactions are clear signs that your soul finds resonance in what you just read. Do yourself a favor and listen to your soul. Perhaps Frederick’s books may be something to read. Incidentally, I’m not getting any kickbacks from recommending these resources. Just sharing them because of what they could do for you. Namaste.
Before you leave today, would you care to share your take on whether you believe that your soul has a purpose for being here in this life? How do you know if you’re living that?
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