Some people's lives tend to unfold with relative ease. Of course we all have the normal human setbacks: illness, loss, death and heartbreak. However, some people have lives where it seems like mental, physical and or emotional turmoil is the norm rather than the exception.
In many spiritual traditions that acknowledge the reality of reincarnation it is believed that some particular lifetimes are meant to be difficult in order for the soul to accelerate its learning. These are called "working lifetimes". In working lifetimes, which are believed to be one in every ten lifetimes, the soul may experience heightened difficulties and challenges (as well as heightened spiritual understanding) in order to speed up the soul's evolution.Read More