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Sunday Brunch in Heaven

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Sunday Brunch in Heaven

How we choose our earthly lives.
Iyanla  Vanzant
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Nov 11, 2010 at 09:00 AM

Every Sunday morning, in a place beyond the beyond, the place commonly called heaven, the Creator, known to all as God, hosts a weekly Sunday brunch. The guests are all of the souls becoming. For the souls becoming, the Sunday brunch is a really big thing. Besides the tasty dishes and the live music that God provides, this is where the souls becoming sign up to live human lives on earth.

A soul becoming is the true essence at the center of every human being. It is the spark of divinity that keeps all human beings connected to God. At the divinely appointed time, a soul becoming takes on a life assignment—a life—and agrees to become a living demonstration of the nature of God in human form. Within its life assignment, the soul becoming will encounter one or more learning agreements to help it become a stronger and wiser being, more useful and pleasing to God. At the Sunday morning brunch, God provides details on the latest life assignments available. A soul can choose to stay in heaven with God or sign up for a life on earth.

All of the souls becoming know that fulfilling the learning agreements of a life assignment according to God’s specifications is a good thing. They also know that the minute a life assignment begins, the soul forgets its learning agreements. The soul must work very hard to maintain its connection to God or risk being overwhelmed by the experiences of the assignment. When that happens, well, let’s just say it is not a good thing. Successfully completing a learning agreement requires skill, and building skills requires the right tools. So God provides every soul becoming with the tools it will need, in the form of principles. Using these principles in the right way at the right time supports a soul in developing a good human character and a heart that remains connected to God.

The air is filled with anticipation as the souls wait to find out if there are assignments suited to the skills they have and the lessons they still need to learn. Every life assignment provides a soul with the opportunity to shine in the world, and all souls love to shine. It is for this reason that some souls are recycled through many life assignments. These are known as advanced souls, and they get to stand at the front of the brunch line. They also get the best courtyard seats. It’s not that God has favorites, oh no! God loves every soul in the same measure. It’s just that an advanced soul has learned a lot about life and is eager for the opportunity to learn more. An advanced soul knows that life can be a joyful process. An advanced soul also knows that if it is to experience joy in a life assignment, it must learn and live the truth: God’s truth that is buried alive in each and every soul. Once a soul becomes a being, the truth has a way of becoming very elusive.

Since time has no meaning in God’s plan, the Sunday morning brunch takes the equivalent of two days. In that period, God details hundreds of thousands of life assignments: the country in which the assignment will begin; the language the soul will need to speak; the race and gender the soul will express; and the challenges the soul will face. When a soul hears the assignment it is called to, a light goes on in its heart center. In that moment, the soul receives a name, and the name is planted in God’s heart.

On Sunday evening, in a personal consultation, the soul becoming is imprinted by God with specific instructions about the gifts required to shine brightly in the state of being human. God also whispers in the soul’s ear about the particular principles it must master and the skills it must perfect to joyfully navigate through the process ahead. The principles, God cautions, will be revealed in a variety of ways, not always obvious. Recognizing them is absolutely essential to living a fulfilling life, a life that pleases God. Before the consultation ends, each soul is blessed with God’s love and instructed to use it in every situation it encounters. Love, the soul is told, is God’s healing balm. Love is like super glue! It maintains a soul’s connection to God. It overrides every possible error a soul can make. And God’s supply of love can never be diminished, no matter how much is used.

About Author
Iyanla  Vanzant
Iyanla Vanzant is the founder and executive director of Inner Visions International and the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development. She is a Yoruba priestess and an ordained minister in Christian New Thought. The author of 13 titles—inc Continue reading