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  • Writer's pictureHannah McQuilkan

Soul contracts and how to release them

Soul contracts are often the hidden reason behind some of our most infuriating, impassioned, maddening, prophetic and life changing human relationships. Soul contracts can be calm and beautiful but the ones I'm focusing on today are the karmic ones, the lessons we don't want to learn but have have come to learn whether we want to or not.

The concept of a "soul contract" is the idea that before we are born, we make agreements or contracts with other souls to fulfil certain purposes or lessons in our lives. There are many different things that suggest you might have a soul contract with someone. Pay attention to strong feelings or a sense of familiarity when you interact with someone. Your intuition may provide insights into the connection you share. Trusting your intuition and inner knowing is the most important tool you have in recognising this kind of relationship.

Noticing recurring patterns or synchronicities in your interactions with a particular person could also be a clue to the existence of a soul contract. It could be a series of coincidences, shared experiences, or a sense of coming together at specific times or places. These synchronistic events can indicate a deeper connection.

Soul contracts are often believed to be formed to assist our personal growth and learning. If you find that a relationship or connection consistently challenges you, pushes you to grow, or helps you overcome obstacles, it might be an indication of a soul contract.

Soul contracts are often associated with deep connections and a sense of familiarity with another person. You might feel an immediate bond or an unexplainable connection that goes beyond ordinary relationships. Love at first sight, strong chemistry and not being able to stop thinking about someone all suggest a karmic connection with the possibility of a soul contract as well. For this reason I am now very cautious when I sense this kind of connection.

Sometimes, soul contracts involve collaborating with others to accomplish a shared purpose or mission. If you find that you and someone else have a strong sense of shared purpose or are drawn to work together toward a common goal, it could indicate a soul contract.

Soul contracts can also involve resolving past karmic imbalances or unfinished business with someone from a previous life. If you have a complex or intense relationship with someone that seems to transcend the ordinary, it might be a karmic soul contract. Parent and children, lovers and married couples are often karmic in nature and are reflections of life times of being together in different roles, genders and places. In each lifetime you come together to continue to balance out past actions for healing and transcendence.

Sometimes with close relationships it can be challenging to confront these dynamics and overwhelming to know what to do about it! I regularly support my clients using Angelic Reiki and Spiritual Healing to understand and clear these patterns on the deepest levels so freedom can be found for all parties involved. I encourage you to get support from someone experience and trusted if you need to.

Once you recognise you have a karmic soul contract that is affecting your life in a negative way, it is beneficial to begin the process of clearing it. This can take time, patience and understanding but will ultimately leave you freer and lighter. Clearing a karmic soul contract is a personal and spiritual process that requires self-reflection, forgiveness, and healing. While the specific methods may vary depending on individual beliefs and practices, here are some general steps that can help in clearing a karmic soul contract:

  1. Recognition and Awareness: Begin by acknowledging and recognising the existence of the karmic soul contract and its impact on your life. Understand that the relationship or situation you are experiencing is a result of past karmic imbalances and unfinished lessons.

  2. Self-Reflection and Learning: Reflect on the lessons and experiences that the karmic relationship has brought into your life. Consider the patterns, behaviours, and emotions that arise within the relationship and how they relate to your own growth and healing. This process can provide valuable insights into your own journey and help you identify areas that require attention and transformation.

  3. Forgiveness and Compassion: Practice forgiveness, both for yourself and the other person involved in the karmic contract. Release any anger, resentment, or blame that you may hold. Understand that everyone involved was playing their roles in the karmic dynamics, driven by past experiences and lessons. Cultivating compassion towards yourself and others is an essential part of the healing process.

  4. Inner Healing and Self-Care: Engage in healing practices that support your emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. This may involve therapy, meditation, energy healing, journaling, or any other modality that resonates with you. Take care of yourself and prioritise self-love and self-nurturing during this process.

  5. Release and Letting Go: Release any attachments or expectations you have towards the person or situation connected to the karmic soul contract. Understand that the purpose of the contract has been fulfilled, and it is time to move forward. Practice letting go of any energetic or emotional ties that may still bind you to the past.

  6. Gratitude and Blessings: Cultivate a sense of gratitude for the lessons learned and the growth experienced through the karmic relationship. Express gratitude for the other person's presence in your life, even if the relationship was challenging. Offer blessings and well wishes to the other person, releasing any remaining negativity or resentment.

Remember that the process of clearing a karmic soul contract may take time and patience. It is a journey of self-discovery and transformation. If you feel overwhelmed or unsure about how to proceed, seeking guidance from a trusted spiritual teacher, healer, or therapist can provide additional support and insights tailored to your specific circumstances.

Book here to discover more about my private sessions and how they might be of support to you on your spiritual journey.

In honour of your sacred life journey,


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