Soul Teachers and Lessons

soulTeacher_smSoul teachers appear in your life to help you master particular soul level challenges.  Most of us love this idea in the abstract but may squirm when someone seems more like an obstacle to our peace and happiness than a helper.   Yet difficult people can lead to greater ease once you learn the underlying lesson(s).

Often people just want to know the lesson so they can master it.  Some life themes and lessons include moving from “no choice” to choice, experiencing or offering unconditional love, finding your voice, building trust and self-trust, accepting your humanness and releasing perfectionism, developing self-love, inviting forgiveness of self and others, and cultivating abundance.  More potential lessons appear in my Jin Shin Jyutsu® Safety Energy Lock prayer, shown in the left sidebar of this page.

Most people work on multiple themes in a given lifetime, usually in conjunction with others exploring aspects of the same lessons.  Luckily you don’t need to know the lesson in advance, often the nature of the lesson reveals itself upon completion.  Soul lessons take time, often an entire lifetime or more.  While this might sound discouraging, soul lessons also last.  You never become less evolved, you always move forward.

Our minds want to find and fix the problem but our souls seek harmony and wholeness, knowing the universe brings us what we need when we need it.  Every soul teacher leads us toward what our soul desires, not necessarily what our minds want.

What themes and lessons mentioned here jump out at you?  Does mastery feel more satisfying when it comes easily or when it grows over time?


  1. Hi Christy, When I saw “Soul Teachers” in the title, I couldn’t help smiling. For the longest time, I thought these soul teachers would be kind and angelic, gently guiding me along the right path. But as you pointed out, they often appear in a less angelic form and may even wreak havoc in our lives. Growth is messy!


    • Hi Joanne,
      Of course our teachers range from fairy godmothers to evil stepsisters/mothers although I must say only a small percentage of my clients come asking why things are going so well. Growth can be messy for sure. When it’s not messy I don’t think we notice it as much. 🙂
      Thanks as always,


  2. Hi Christy,

    I love this “While this might sound discouraging, soul lessons also last. You never become less evolved, you always move forward.” It’s a wonderful encouragement. Great article, thank you,



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