"Not accidentally or coincidentally are we born into our families. We choose our circumstances and establish a plan for our lives before we are even conceived.... Mapped out are the key people we
will meet, our reunions with soulmates and soul companions, even the actual places where these events will eventually occur....
Adoptive parents are chosen as well as the biological
ones. There are reasons for everything, and no coincidences exist on the path of destiny.
Although every human being has a life plan, we also have free will, as do our parents and everyone
with whom we interact....
We will meet the people we had planned to meet, and we will face the opportunities and obstacles that we had planned long
before our births. How we handle these meetings, however, our reactions and subsequent decisions, are the expressions of our free will."
"...[W]ith the help of our spiritual guides, elders, and masters,
our souls plan our lives before we're born into them. Our souls know what we hope to accomplish in each lifetime, and so our souls set the stage for that to take place.
Our souls choose where on
the planet we'll be born, including the culture, the socioeconomic background, the time in history, and any other major choices of this sort that well best shape the experiences our souls want us to have.
this information, our souls choose our parents and, therefore, our family, along with all the details, dysfunction, and deliciousness that comes with those choices. We are also born with the health or physical/mental conditions that will best lead us toward
the physical experiences our souls wish to have during our lifetime."
"I agree with the theory that we choose our parents. The lessons that we learn seem perfectly matched to the 'weaknesses' of the parents we have.
I believe we are all on an endless journey through eternity. We come to this planet to learn particular lessons that are necessary for our spiritual evolution. We choose our sex, our color, our country; and
then we look around for the perfect set of parents who will 'mirror' our patterns.
Our visits to this planet are like going to school. If you want to become a beautician, you go to beauty school.
If you want to become a mechanic, you go to mechanics school. If you want to become a lawyer, you go to law school. The parents you picked this time around are the perfect couple who are 'experts' in what you have chosen to learn.
When we grow up, we have a tendency to point our fingers accusingly at our parents and say, 'You did it to me!' But I believe we chose them."
"You are not your country, your race, your religion, or any of the other labels that you have placed upon yourself. You are not an American. You
are not black or white or brown. You are not a Christian or a Buddhist. You are that which is eternal. You are a Divine extension of God....
You are an extension of God, who just happens
to be in [your] particular body, with [your] particular practices....[which] are nothing more than part of your curriculum from God.
This is the curriculum that you have signed up for,
that you are here to learn from.... Whether this body is short or tall, dark or light, it comes from your curriculum.... As I've said many times, your form is not who you are; it's just a garage where you get to park your soul for a little while."