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We welcome you to share your personal experiences, thoughts, spiritual wisdom and guidance here on Your Soul Mission. Here are a few simple guidelines of what we are looking for.

The topics we are looking for are: self-empowerment, life purpose/soul mission seeking, spiritual development, compassion for others, humanitarian gifts, ascension, personal life learning and experiences, abundance practices, past life healing/awareness, and anything else you think will be a good fit for our blog.

Please keep it uplifting! It is totally fine (and welcome even) to share a post that begins with a challenging experience, as long as you write about how you overcame it, or what you learned from it.

We will not accept posts that directly bad-mouth a specific person, people or group. If you want to share an experience of how you did not resonate with someone, that is just fine, but please do not name them or include any identifying information. There can be many times when this is a valuable piece of past life learning, just be sure to keep the other names involved out of it.

We will not accept blogs written to incite anger, competition, pride, guilt, shame, comparison, etc. You are welcome to share your “a-ha moments” about these emotions and many more, but please refrain from writing in such a way to showcase superiority/inferiority or any similar dynamic. Don’t worry, as long as you have awareness of this, there is a very slim chance you will end up writing this way. Do understand that you cannot control how others will perceive of your work, simply do your best to write in a manner authentic to you with the above guidelines in mind.

Be a Guest Blogger on YourSoulMission.com

We will not accept blogs that are solely written to sell a product/service. It is absolutely acceptable to mention a product or service in a blog if it makes sense for the post.

Please create a Gravatar account if you do not have one. Please make sure you include the correct email address in your Gravatar account. We pull the Gravatar information into your author bio. Please be sure that your name, photo and bio/personal description are complete, at minimum.

In your submission, please include a link to your website, and a short (less than 50 words) bio. This bio will be posted in addition to your information pulled from Gravatar.

Minimum of 300 words for written articles. Re-posts from your own blog are okay. Do your best to write with proper spelling and grammar, but don’t get hung up on it either! Both UK and US English languages are acceptable.

We will limit your posts to one per week. This allows for content to be spread out.

Videos are also welcome. Please send us your YouTube link, and be sure your video is public and sharing is enabled. Any video length is acceptable.

Audio only posts are not supported at this time.

Please include in your submission any links you would like to share.

When you are all ready to send us your submission, please email Karen with the subject line Guest Blog. You can include the text in the body of your email, or as an attached .doc or .docx. For video posts, please include the YouTube link. Remember to include any links you would like to share, and a short bio. Karen’s email address is karen (at) yoursoulmission (dot) com

If prior to posting, Karen needs any additional info from you, she will contact you by email.

Otherwise, you will only receive an email notification when your blog has been posted. In this email confirmation from Karen there will be instructions on how to share your post, should you choose to do so.

Selected posts will also be included in an email newsletter. Some posts also can be picked up by other sites, so don’t be surprised if you get re-posted somewhere else. Karen doesn’t have control over if any other website chooses to share your content; same goes for any public content anywhere on the web.

Your Soul Mission reserves the right: to choose which submissions are posted, to correct your spelling/grammar, and to add a short note to the end of your post. The note may include additional information about you or your content that would help the reader. Any additional note would be marked stating it was added by Karen. See this post for an example of such a note. Additionally, every guest blog will have a comment at the end stating it is a guest blog, and to encourage other readers to submit their experiences as well.

Thank you for sharing your insights about your Soul Mission!

Perception Perfection

Throughout my work with Past Life Patterns I have come to notice a common thread throughout them all. This common thread is woven deeply in all past life experiences, and I call it Perception Perfection. What is Perception Perfection? It is the quest to control how other people will perceive of you. Each one of us is trying in some way to provide others with a controlled perspective on who we are.

Perception Perfection

Everything you do conveys something to the world and to the people around you. Most of the time, the controlling factor behind why we do what we do is rooted deeply in our subconscious. Based on our unique and individual past life history, we have lived through hundreds (or more) of lifetimes. What you have experienced most frequently within those lifetimes, becomes the foundation for your specific mix of 3 to 5 primary Past Life Patterns.

Each one of the past life patterns, carries a different expectation of being judged. Those various expectations of judgement can be physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or any combination thereof. Whatever you have an expectation of being judged about, is also representative of the ways in which you subconsciously judge yourself. That is the part that is so tricky.

Because much of our judgement is subconscious, we do not recognize it at first. However, if you instead begin to have awareness of your own mind chatter, and what thoughts/expectations you have about the perception others could have of you, this awareness can give you a great glimpse into your own pattern of Perception Perfection.

Why is it Perception Perfection? Because it is the effort we make to try to put forth a perfect facade. Sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? Well, it is. A facade is a false front, to be thought of like a mask; our controlled vision of what we want others to see. However, by definition it is impossible to be perfect, because it is hiding exactly what we are judging ourselves for. The more we become aware of what we doesn’t want to share, the more the facade grows. The more the facade grows, the more susceptible it is to crack apart under its own perfectionism pressure. That pressure to pursue perfection is based on how we are expecting others to judge us. Here is how that breaks down for each of the 16 Past Life Patterns.

Infidel: wants to be perfectly accepted despite their viewpoints; fears being judged for their beliefs.

Doll: wants to be perfectly accepted for their body; fears being judged for their appearance.

Monk: wants to be perfectly accepted by God; fears being judged for not being holy enough.

Victim: wants to be perfectly accepted for being skilled/smart; fears being judged for being incapable/unintelligent.

Savior: wants to be perfectly accepted for helping others; fears being judged for not helping enough people (or for not helping the “right” people).

Ruler: wants to be perfectly accepted for making the best decisions for everyone; fears being judged for the outcomes of their decisions.

Prophet: wants to be perfectly accepted because of the guidance they provide; fears being judged as being a fraud.

Scoundrel: wants to be perfectly accepted despite what moral lines they have crossed; fears being judged because of how they have skirted the law.

Merchant: wants to be perfectly accepted because of their ability to manage/control resources; fears being judged for not possessing enough resources.

Utilizer: wants to be perfectly accepted for their ability to discover/create solutions; fears being judged for not being able to solve all the problems in their lives/lives of their family.

Servant: wants to be perfectly accepted for their willingness to serve; fears being judged for not doing a good enough job.

Unwell: wants to be perfectly accepted for whatever state of health their body is in; fears being judged for their illness/condition/disease/dependence on others to care for them.

Warrior: wants to be perfectly accepted by showcasing power/strength; fears being judged for being soft/weak.

Outcast: wants to be perfectly accepted unconditionally for all parts of who they are; fears being judged (and therefore abandoned) by their closest inner circle of friends/family.

Agent: wants to be perfectly accepted despite their challenges with trusting others; fears being judged by authority or “powers that be.”

Creative: wants to be perfectly accepted for their creative expressions; fears being judged as being untalented.

These are just a very small taste of the energetic dynamics for each past life pattern. The more you know about your specific combination, and which patterns are influencing your subconsous mind chatter, the more you can move out of the fear/expectation of being judged, and into a space where you use the knowledge of your Perception Perfection to empower yourself toward self-acceptance. As you can see from each of the shared examples, our perception perfection is directly connected to subconscious expectations of being judged in a specific manner. Deep down, it is also precisely the way in which we are judging ourselves. The only cure for Perception Perfection is self-acceptance!

When you are ready to learn more about the Past Life Patterns you hold (and how to transform them), join in the online course, Exploring Past Life Patterns.

Working Towards Your Dream

by Sharon Hoffman

2016 for me seems to be a good year for working towards making your dreams a reality.  I know many people who are doing this, from writing a book to starting a healing business.  My dream is to sell my artwork.  I had previously been working on this, but had come to a dead end.  Then one day I picked a tarot card (for no particular reason) and it told me to seek guidance from an expert to help with my creative endeavour and that the expense would be worth it.  I thought I didn’t need help with my painting itself, but then I did realise I needed help promoting and marketing my work.  So I sat down to meditate (just sitting cross-legged which helps keep your spine straight and the energy flowing).  I asked Spirit who I needed to ask for help and the answer came back to me – Karen Downing!

So I have been working with Karen for the past 2 months on putting my artwork out there, including branding and promoting.  It has been very useful.  The first thing she told me was my artwork needs to be on bigger canvases, which once she said it, made complete sense.  She also suggested marketing towards a more affluent clientele, including aiming for a business market.  I had always struggled explaining my artwork, but after an hour of sitting staring at the computer (thinking business market) and picking my hair (a bad habit I am weaning myself off) I started writing descriptions and I finally felt that I understood my artwork! And the more I channelled explanations, the easier it got.  Recently I was able to understand one of my paintings that is very personal to me and is in my bedroom that looks like an eye.  I realised that in the painting Spirit is telling me to see the beauty within.  So now when I look at the painting I don’t just feel a connection, I hear Spirit telling me to see the beauty in myself (which being a critical Virgo I don’t always find the easiest thing to do!).

Seeing the Beauty Within

Recently I was set homework to put my work on Pinterest and Instagram.  As Karen was explaining what I needed to do, I could feel the energy in my solar plexus tightening more and more with fear!  However, when I did put my work on these sites, I realised how easy it was to do, and wondered what the fuss had been about (fear always seems to go that way).  As I have sessions, I can see the fear in me being chipped away at bit by bit.

Also we have covered past lives, including one where I prostituted myself to sell my artwork and was then hung when I rebelled and made a sculpture the church disagreed with.  I felt so sick hearing about this past life (I was releasing the past life energy and it lasted quite a while after the session too).  And also, I realised I did have a subconscious belief I was going to be killed if I put my work out.  So, I could see this was quite a barrier to promoting myself, lol.

Throughout the sessions energy work is going on too, and I usually have symptoms afterwards, for example last time I suddenly got a cold after and also I have lost my voice.  I don’t know what will happen at the end of the sessions, all I know is that I am chipping away at fear; I am moving in the right direction; and I am determined to the best I possibly can! I have to! I would recommend getting help making your dreams a reality, sometimes we need a bit of support!

 

**Note from Karen: You can view Sharon’s amazing art at her website here. It was such a lovely surprise to receive this post in my email box last week. Sharon had written it for another website, and asked me for permission to share it there. Once I read it, I knew it also needed to be shared here. I have long stopped soliciting testimonials (I find they feel so contrived), so to receive this lovely email from Sharon, out of the blue, and for her to permit it to be shared so publicly was such a blessing. Also, because of this experience, I have now opened up my blog to guest writers. More details can be found about blog submissions here. By the way, Sharon sessions are a part of the Soul Mission Mentoring program, you can learn more about it here. **