Life Experiencing Unconditional Love by Jan Engels-Smith
The ultimate goal of the soul is to seek, to experience, and to understand the marvelous wonder of existence. Enlightenment is achieved when one finds perfection and unconditional love in all experiences. This progresses through eons of time, with each lifetime gaining, unfolding, and developing new awareness—every experience of every lifetime adds to the whole of the soul. You are forever expanding and accumulating information consciously and unconsciously. The soul remembers in perfect detail every experience ever had; every thought ever thought; every word, feeling, smell, scene, and taste ever known although our physical being does not. All is categorized and remembered. This creates a particular energy: The energy of you.
Cause and effect are inherent in everything including thoughts. The soul not only seeks experience, it seeks itself. The soul is the divinity of God and unconditional love incarnate. The secret of life is not in pointing fingers at everybody else and judging their behaviors or beliefs, but in looking closely at self. Notice what choices you make for yourself and where those choices take you. Are they based in fear or love? Are they for your highest good? Are you adding positively or negatively to life as a whole including all life on the planet? This, my friend, is a full time job. Do not worry about what you have done and stay focused on what you are doing. Karma is balanced through love. Love is the most powerful and greatest energy of the universe, and it will positively affect even the most adverse situations. Love is God, the ultimate healer, and can be used to heal and balance any situation in the universe.
The universe is based on and created from love. Anything not of love will create an imbalance and the universe will strive to put this energy into balance. This balancing is not about punishment and reward, but it is about natural consequences. Striking out at others, grievances, unforgiveness, hatred, violence, anger, fear, and jealousy all have an energy to them, and a reaction will occur if you choose to display one of these attitudes. This energy is real and will affect you even if your attitudes remain as thoughts only. You will feel the effects of your negative attitudes and actions because they will become enormous obstacles to the growth of your soul. Make note that I am not saying these attitudes are wrong, but that they constitute an extremely dense energy that will inhibit your own enlightenment. Remember, to seek enlightenment is to seek love.
The enlightenment of the soul is based in love and walking the spiritual path from the heart. Being aware and conscious means making deliberate choices to exhibit love, no matter what your current situation or life condition. This change always involves personal work and commitment to the process of change. You may feel like you are beating your head against a wall because of the difficulty of change. Truly, the soul is complex, vast, immortal, interconnected, and multifaceted. This makes healing and change also complex and vast. However, when you are working with love as a tool, you are using the most powerful force in the universe, and the results can be miraculous.
I have personally found that when I feel blocked in my own growth; it is wise to seek an energy worker who is not invested in my personal issues to help achieve clarity. Spiritual growth can often be facilitated by someone who works with energy and the healing of the soul. In certain situations, our obstacles might stem from soul loss that occurred earlier in life or from circumstances of another lifetime that are not present in our conscious mind. The spirits have taught me that the care of the soul is the first concern and that the soul is a composite of all that you have ever experienced in all lifetimes. This complexity of the soul creates multilevels of healing and makes growth possible.