If you've ever been cast in a play, you are aware of the huge responsibility of memorizing the lines of your part and delivering them perfectly on stage in front of the spotlights while the audience watches your every move. Wow! Just describing things that way can evoke some major anxiety. It's no small thing to be selected to be in a play. It's a role of responsibility. The words you utter and the moves you make propel the action forward. The other characters are counting on you to interact with them, to play your part and do it well...make it real, make it believable so the emanation from the ensemble will be a catalyst for the next scene waiting to unfold.
And here's the really interesting thing about the "play" I am describing. It is a metaphor for what every one of us is called to do in our lives. It is utterly amazing to realize just how universally we all occupy these coveted roles. Every one of us in earth school has accepted this casting opportunity, this "on stage" assignment in numerous life productions by reason of our soul contracts with others. And they carry some very profound responsibilities.
It is our souls who have cast us in these productions, They have made the agreement for us to enter into a contract to BE the catalyst for others to help them in the lessons they have chosen to learn. We are ALL actors playing parts in the lives of others and, simultaneously, we are also being acted upon as WE receive the "guidance" we need to learn our lessons.
The "guidance" which we give and receive is provided by ourselves and the persons (characters) we encounter in our lives. Some of them are major players and by that I mean they are individuals called upon to say or do things to us that are upsetting or confronting because that is what our souls have decided is needed to get our attention and inspire us to reach the next place we want to be.
The fact is we may often encounter major difficulties on our journey and require the help of our supporting cast. The characters we encounter in that supporting cast are often the persons with the hardest roles to play because they irritate or upset us or throw us off our equilibrium but they do this because they hold deep love for us and have agreed to play the uncomfortable roles needed to catapult us into action and to accept the consequences of this choice.
Looking at life this way...as a series of soul agreements ...means seeing everything that happens through the lens of Light and Love. Words, events, actions that upset and irritate us are not what they look or feel like at first glance. They are pure acts of love and caring and help inspire the work we do which produces change and transformation. Whether we step up and into our challenges is always our decision, but the soul contract players bring that opportunity right onto our playing field.
If we can only observe ourselves moving through the "gift" of these encounters and keep our perspective about how it all works, we can actually enjoy the beautiful "guidance" of a cast that supports our HIGHEST aspirations. There is immense power in this portrait of love. Everything we need is being provided for our soul's evolution. We are being given countless opportunities to grow.
All of this mysterious, under-the-radar activity is not always easy to distinguish amidst what appears to be chaos and cacophony. Do you have the ability to recognize what is being given to you? Can you perceive these amazing acts of love weaving through your life? And do you appreciate how much you, in return, are helping others?
Do you recognize the play that your soul has written?
stage image from www.wantoobee.co.uk
second image from meetville.com