What Is Your Sacred Contract? with Caroline Myss

Imagine that before you were born you had an opportunity to discuss with a team of guides how you would serve humanity—and yourself—in a lifetime. After that agreement you began your descent into physical life, and your spirit began to divide itself into different fragments. Those fragments found their ways into the “spiritual containers” of other people to hold on your behalf. It's with these people that you have your contracts.

Sacred contracts are very selective and very specific. You have contracts with certain people, to be certain places, and to accomplish certain goals. These combine to form an enormous “solo-single” sacred contract—an agreement you make to be a part of the creation and the manifestation of some part of life that will enhance the awakening and the making whole of your spirit—and serve the whole of life at the same time.

Contracts are a reflection of the process of creation—on a planet where free will comes together with destiny. We do have choice, but we also are destined—we have promises to keep, places to go, and people to meet. A contract you might have may be to get together with someone because that person has the chemistry, the certain electricity, that brings out in you a part of yourself that you didn't know you had. You meet that person because it's exactly that soul who has what it takes to activate in you a burning desire to fulfill a part of yourself.

Every one of your contracts challenges the part of you that wants to control your outside world, and thus they are completely illogical at the earth level—but divinely logical from the spiritual level. If you look at your life, how many times have you had an experience that in the moment struck you as being completely unfair, irrational, or completely out of your control? You planned everything only it happened this way. You asked, “How could this be?”—only to find out later it was the best thing that ever happened to you.

If you really sat down and thought about it, your whole life has been charted by these experiences that seem to come out of the blue. Who organized them? Who made somebody come in and suddenly disrupt your life? What looked so horrible at the time was—from a spiritual point of view—the most wonderful thing that could have happened to you. That's a sacred contract at work.

Caroline Myss

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Caroline Myss is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: Anatomy of the Spirit, Sacred Contracts, Invisible Acts of Power, and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. A leading voice in the f...


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