by Skye Baloo
Do your circumstances determine your mission?
As children, why do we end up in the big mansion or the filthy crack den? The fights, or the love? Education or none? Time to learn the piano or simply tend the land? For some reason, we’re born into our particular family, our parents, society, and carers.
There are so many factors we’re born into, it can seem ludicrous to consider the dynamics between our parents, how much time anyone has for us, and where we fit in.
Here’s a secret, something which can take years to learn: Parents aren’t really small Gods at all, they’re simply grown up kids themselves, often still lost and struggling. Chances are, they’re overwhelmed by their own survival.
Eventually, this is very liberating…but not real helpful when you’re a kid.
It’s almost as if before we arrive on earth, we know the deal, that we have a mission, something to accomplish while we’re on the planet. It’s as if we’re clear on this mission before we arrive, but our very arrival blurs our awareness.
Some believe that we’re not “earth people with a spirit,” but that we’re spirits having an earth experience. And since we aren’t so much a part of the world as we thought, our parents and the circumstances we’re born into takes on a whole different meaning.
How we fit into the picture is often just a reflection of how your parents, caretakers, society, are trying to make it through their own lives.
TO LEARN HOW TO BE MORE THAN JUST YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE: