Answer: I need you to visualize something….. close your eyes and try to see an upside down triangle. Next, I want you to draw a horizontal line as close to the tip of the triangle as you can. "You" are the tip. The top, or widest part of the triangle, is your higher self. Your higher self is seeking all expressions of life on this earth. As most of you know, “this earth” is a dimension, a dimension we call the 3-d. There are many, many dimensions above ours. We are the thickest, lowest dimension. I love the metaphor Paramahansa Yogananda uses. He compares life to playing a role in a movie. I love Julia Roberts, so I’ll use her as an example. She’s a: prostitute, teacher, FBI agent, wife, mother, etc. At the end of each movie, she returns to being Julia Roberts. Same thing goes for each and every one of us. We are who we are. This go-round, I’m Kerry. What will I accomplish as Kerry? What will I experience as Kerry? What will I learn as Kerry? I’m not Kerry, I’m just playing the part of Kerry so I can get a certain view of life experiences I’d like to take this one step further. Get this, we all come to experience a myriad of personalities. In the end, we have all been the murderer, the murdered, the outcast, the king, the prostitute, the mother, the father, the white guy, the black guy, the gay guy, the leader, the slave, etc…. As we evolve, as we “climb the latter of conciousness” we no longer fear or judge others. We have compassion because… WE’VE BEEN THERE!!!!!!! We get the bigger picture. I imagine sitting at a table with my Guides (spiritual companions, angels, counselors, etc) mapping out my life and what I wish to accomplish. Sort of a Life Contract. “This is what I’d like to accomplish this go-round.” We have freewill. We sometimes get side tracked from our contract. Not a problem, we can always return. I like to call it “the flow”. When you’re in The Flow, life just seems easy, kinda unfolds in a kismet manner. We all know those (from 40-60 years old) that seem to have some sort of a life crisis. Illness, death of a partner, job loss, divorce. I believe this is your souls way of attempting a redirect, trying to change course to get you where you are meant to be… where YOU really want to be. Are these hardships or miracles? My short answer to your question: Your soul wants to accomplish what it set out to experience this lifetime. Yep, pretty vague answer. Our F&%ked up society tells us we’re all meant to be wealthy and powerful. Funny to think you may have a “successful” life as a homeless, drug addict?!