Earth – the great spiritual foster care system

Imagine being born into a world full of pain. Except you are told it is not pain, but pleasure. “A luxury vacation, if you work hard enough,” you are told.

Imagine being born into a world with no knowledge or ability to care for yourself. You are born to people who may or may not love you, may or may not take care of you, and may or may not have a vested interest in your complete well-being.

Sometimes you have major underlying problems with your caregivers, and other times you accept it. You cannot explain why they treat you the way that they do, and you equally cannot understand why you innately feel a certain way about them. Either way, they are the primary people teaching you everything you should know about the world.

You have a sense of a “real” family out there somewhere, only because you are able to contrast what you would actually want or need with what you have been given. “It’s the luck of the draw” you are told. Still, you keep looking for people like you. You have no idea you are looking for a soul family you once knew. You have no idea those people exist in the first place.

Perhaps, despite knowing where you come from, despite knowing your family heritage, you feel you don’t come from anywhere.

Now imagine this cycle repeating perpetually with no end in sight.

Earth as a spiritual foster care system is a spiritual metaphor. Because, if you think about it, and if you have integrated the reality of past lives and karma as an inherent reality everyone alive is facing, it is.

Unlike the foster system in the physical realm, children are separated from parents not because, perhaps the parent was unable to care for the child under a great variety of circumstances, but because family members were separated on purpose (which sometimes happens here too).

How is it that some people feel so much more alone when they are with their families than when they are separated from them? Is it because of how they have treated you, or because you have a remembrance of what “it used to feel like” — or both?

Or why would families pass down a legacy of internal distrust, constantly fighting and feuding with each other, unless not everyone was on the same “team?” Unless perhaps the elephant in the room was that few truly liked each other, yet alone loved each other, because they don’t belong together spiritually?