Whenever I give a lecture or teach a class – no matter if it’s a class in soul contracts, intuition, animal communication – two of the most common questions I receive are “How do I know what my Soul Contracts are?” and “How can I master my Soul Contracts?” I love these questions as Soul Contracts are my absolute favorite thing to talk about, look at, examine… In my world, they yield as much information as a Numerology or Astrological reading except that they also provide information on how to shift things more positively (numerology and astrology don’t do that yet!)

Your personal Soul Contracts are a little sneaky – it’s not like you can look them up on the web or ask your Mom or read about them in a book. Your personal Soul Contracts are exactly that: personal. So,it takes quite a bit of conscious looking and effort to understand and master them. Luckily, the point of being human is to understand and master these relationships – so it’s not an impossible task, just a task that requires focus and intention.

Soul Contracts are those wonderful agreements that occur between two souls before embodiment. That’s right – before you became Jane Smith or John Cullins your soul got together which a whole bunch of other souls and figured out how you would help one another evolve once you came into your next human lifetimes. Sounds great right? The problem is that most of the time, you (as the human attached to that soul) has no clue how this or that relationship is helping you evolve (your soul knows and it’s up to your human-ness [my own made-up word] to find out). It’s an interesting little system that has been put together for us. The more you work toward “getting” these soul contracts, the closer your human-ness comes to your soul, the better you feel about yourself and the happier you are in your life.

These beautiful Soul Contracts created before embodiment are not to be confused with Negative Soul Contracts which people create during embodiment when they are trying to control their lives rather than have faith that they are safe, guided and protected by Spirit, the Universe, our Angels or Guides – or whomever it is that they normally put their faith into. Like Positive Soul Contracts, Negative Soul Contracts also help you evolve it’s just that the road to that evolution is just a lot bumpier, more confusing and stressful. Feel like you’re a good person because you help others despite yourself? Perhaps, you’re someone who can’t break your word or maybe every time you make a friend you end up resenting them because they demand so much from you. These are all examples of Negative Soul Contracts!

People want to work on their Soul Contracts (positive or negative) because learning why a certain relationship is the way it is or why a certain patterns repeats in your life can be so helpful. You could finally feel safe in your relationship with your husband – or perhaps finally leave him. You could finally feel comfortable living outside the box (perhaps you leave your corporate job and start your own business). You could finally feel happy taking care of yourself (after all, “selfish” is not a four-letter word). But to do this is takes some personalized and focused self-examination. Yes, through my sessions I help people do this work – but there are other ways as well. Yoga, for one, can be a great way to get to know yourself and your patterns. Writing with your guides – is another wonderful method for gaining insight into your relationships and negative patterns – but you have to trust what you are getting (a little issue for some people!). Therapy, changing your diet, pushing yourself to live slightly outside of your comfort zone in your relationships and out – these are all other methods through which I’ve seen people find success in understanding and mastering their Soul Contracts. In the end it will be a completely personal decision – and what works for you will not necessarily work for someone else. My suggestion? Start trying different methods! You will find the right thing for you to start experiencing that feeling of moving forward at the deepest level!

Author's Bio: 

Soul Contract Intuitive, Animal Intuitive and Intuitive Coach, Danielle MacKinnon was recently named one of Bob Olson’s “Top 10 Best Psychic Mediums.” Using Soul Contracts as a foundation, Danielle offers a fresh perspective on breaking through blocks, managing relationships, developing intuition, spiritual growth, working deeply with pets and more through Readings, À la carte Coaching, products and events. Her goal is to help you more successfully navigate your life!

Armed with the belief that grounding and clarity lead the way to soul-level peace, Danielle facilitates and inspires evolution within each of her clients. Her unique methods enlighten, enliven and excite her clients as they use her insight to make lasting, positive change in their lives. Danielle’s Soul Contract readings have assisted many in understanding the “why” behind their troubled relationships as well as challenges in their life – and once armed with the “why” she helps her client release blocks and restructure their lives so they can live fully, deeply and happily.

Danielle has been highlighted in newspapers, magazines, webzines, radio shows, and more and her client base spans the globe. She was featured in John Holland’s new book “Spirit Whisperer,” in Elevated Existence Magazine and she has taught at the esteemed Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY with colleagues Colette Baron-Reid, Robert Ohotto and John Holland.