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Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born by Robert Schwartz

For this book Robert Schwartz worked with four mediums and reveals in each chapter the significance of one or two people’s life plan. Each personal story focuses on a specific life challenge and is organized by type for easy reference.

In chapter two he covers physical illness, in chapter three he talks about parenting handicapped children, in chapter four he focuses on deafness and blindness, in chapter five he covers drug addiction and alcoholism, chapter six is about the death of a loved on and in chapter seven he writes about accidents.  In the last chapter he discusses his personal thoughts and conclusions about pre-birth planning and summarizes what each person he had written about in previous chapters wanted to learn in this life.

We learn in this book that each of us has spirit guidesCompare with Journey of Souls, nonphysical beings who in most cases have had many physical incarnations, with whom we plan our lives prior to incarnation. Spirit guides speak with us in the same way our souls do: through inspiration, feelings, ideas and intuition.  Spirit guides whisper to us and meditation is a powerful way to quiet the mind so we may hear those messages.  We plan our life’s challenges before birth not for the purpose of suffering, but for the growth that would result. Prior to birth, we have in-depth conversationsCompare with Life Before Life under Science with our spirit guides and other souls with whom we will share our incarnation.

The realm of spirit, in which we plan our incarnations and to which we will return when they are complete, is accessible to us now through mediums and channels.

We choose our parents (and they choose us), when and where we will incarnate, the schools we will attend, the homes in which we will live, the people we will meet, and the relationships we will have.

But the personality that incarnates on the physical plane has free will. Life challenges may therefore be accepted or resisted. Earth is a stage on which the personality enacts or deviates from the script written before birth. The personality chooses how to respond – with anger and bitterness or with love and compassion.

Most souls plan life challenges to be of service to others. This desire is a fundamental aspect of our true nature as eternal souls.

We plan life challenges in part for our own personal growthCompare with Promised by Heaven by Dr. Henley. As souls we learn a great deal between incarnations, but the lessons become more deeply instilled in us when we concretize them on the physical plane. Learning while in spirit is similar to classroom workCompare with The Heart of the Soul under Spiritual Development; life on Earth is the field study in which we apply, test, and enhance knowledge – a powerful experience for the soulCompare with Theosophy under Philosophy.

In appendix B he provides a list and contact information of the mediums he worked with.

This book has a kindle addition and there are over 120 reviews on Amazon.com which I personally found very interesting.