Today most people define themselves by their roles but at a soul level you transcend these external descriptors. According to the Akashic Records, you incarnate in every imaginable configuration over your lifetimes, playing every role including mother, father, daughter, son, brother, and sister. You could frame it as playing a character, with your physical self and personality as your costume and your life circumstances determining your role.
What happens when you let your degrees, titles, career, and family roles become less important? Even if you don’t believe in reincarnation, identifying too deeply with your roles can bring unhappiness, particularly if you feel you should behave a certain way simply because of the role. Evolution occurs when you begin to see beyond what defines you in everyday life, to understand roles often limit rather than expand you.
Over enough lifetimes you experience various levels of abundance, health, intellect, connection, and whatever other quality you can imagine. While you may feel attached to a particular aspect of your life, relieved you sidestepped someone else’s challenge, you likely experienced the same issues at some point in your soul’s desire to realize everyone’s fundamental goodness. If you don’t believe in multiple lifetimes, consider it from the perspective of connectivity, how each of us impacts all of us. Everyone benefits from higher consciousness which can result from challenges as well as gifts.
Every soul wants to love deeply and well, to transcend limiting roles and conditions, and to live a joyful life. Notice where your roles feel limiting or separate you from humanity in some way. Seek to expand beyond your roles rather than contract into them since a contracted state doesn’t feel good. Define your own roles, don’t let them define you.
Which of your roles mean the most to you? Has this changed over time?