We are here on this Earth to learn certain lessons necessary for our growth, development and increased understanding as souls while using our physical bodies as vessels to help accomplish these lessons. Our individual life lessons manifest in different forms and repeat themselves when we fail to learn from them the first time.
Repeating lessons are opportunities for us to break soul patterns.
Patterns, themes, and cycles continue until the cycle is broken when we choose to act differently.
There are many things that help affect our decision to choose differently for this life for a decision that may have come up in the past life. When we choose differently for this life, a decision that is better serving of our own souls, we evolve.
We have people around us on Earth who help us evolve.
These are members of our soul group. They play many roles in our lives and can even take on archetypes - perpetrator, villain, protagonist, lover, friend, betraying partner, child, authority figure and so much more.
Everyone on this planet today is sorting out what they need to learn for growth in different relationships, circumstances, and scenarios.
Most lessons are learned the hard way.
This is because you need a poignant experience to make a point that sticks.
Many of our lessons are designed so that we awaken to our own strength, our own courage and our own wisdom as souls.
You cannot learn your own strength if someone is always there to provide the strength for you.
You cannot learn your own resilience if someone else is always present, shielding you from your own lessons and your own pain.
You cannot fully learn the value of your own wisdom, if another person is on standby, always giving you the answers.
As a caring, heart-guided soul, it hurts to see someone else in pain.
It may hurt so much, that you reach out to help, in an attempt to stop yourself from witnessing or feeling the struggle of another.
Continually preventing another person from experiencing their struggle may actually be preventing them from fully learning from and experiencing their much-needed soul lesson.
How do you know if you are preventing someone from learning their soul lessons?
When you over give of help, guidance or assistance - especially when you are not asked and simply volunteer.
Doing this, you may unintentionally shield another person from their own lessons, in turn, you learn the necessary soul lessons for someone else AND they still have to learn those lessons for themselves.
If the person you help, then experiences the same exact hardship or finds him or herself in an extremely similar situation less than 6 months from the time you offered the assistance - then you know this is a pattern.
This is a soul lesson for them that they must learn by themselves and you have to step back and allow it to happen - a lesson for you.
How can you help someone learn their lessons, without taking those lessons away?
Finding their housing, continually paying for rehab, figuring out solutions for them on your own time, giving ideas unasked - these are all examples of problem-solving for another soul, when perhaps they need to begin problem-solving for themselves.
By listening, you can provide love and connection, without overextending your own resources and in turn, doing a disservice to yourself.