I believe the real question concerning our early experiences in life should be this: Why would I have chosen to be born in this place, and to this cast of characters? What could I have possibly had in mind?
The purpose behind such a question is to find a higher understanding of our experience with our family and origin. Remember, our early family was the environment in which each of us first learned what the world was like and what was expected of us as human beings. A child must learn everything, not just the name of every object in the universe, but the meaning that these objects have in human life. To learn this, we had to watch closely how our parents or caretakers interpreted this vast world. This means we spend the first decade of life looking at the world through the eyes of our parents to see their descriptions, emotional reactions, and creativity. And this identification shapes and structures our initial worldview.
To find the spiritual reason we were born to our parents, we must look very deeply at who they were, how they viewed the world, and perhaps more importantly, at their dreams, both realized and unrealized. 🙏✨