What is a Soul Contract?


Curious to know what is a soul contract? Hello, I’m Danielle MacKinnon, and as an expert in this field, I’m here to share with you the profound, yet often misunderstood concept of soul contracts.

But first, a little bit about me – and about my expertise.

For more than two decades, I’ve been honored to work intimately with the concept of soul contracts, both with people and animals. This journey has not only been my profession but my passion, allowing me to explore the depths of soul connections and the transformative power they hold. My book “Soul Contracts: Find Harmony and Unlock Your Brilliance” offers readers a guide to understanding, working with, and mastering their own soul contracts. You can find the book at bookstores everywhere.

And now back to our regularly scheduled program…

What is the Meaning of Soul Contracts?

A soul contract is a block or challenge we’ve agreed to overcome in this lifetime, serving as a bookmark for lessons we’re destined to learn. Whether it’s repeated failures in business, struggles in finding love, or a pervasive feeling of loneliness, these are indicators of a soul contract at work, all meaning to nudge us towards growth and self-discovery.

How Do I Know I Have a Soul Contract?

You might realize you have a soul contract if you find yourself facing the same obstacles or patterns again and again. It’s like hitting a wall in certain areas of your life, whether it’s personal relationships, career, or self-esteem. These recurring themes are not coincidences and they’re not your own personal version of Groundhog day; they’re signals pointing towards a deeper lesson embedded within your soul’s journey.

Plus, everyone has them. Why? Because everyone has something they need to learn to grow and evolve their soul. It’s the reason we’re all here! To become the very best versions of ourselves that we can possibly be – and these contracts are the catalysts that get us there.

What are the Types of Soul Contracts?

Soul contracts come in various forms, each tailored to the unique lessons our souls need to learn. From those that challenge us to find our self-worth beyond external validation to those that push us to embrace our vulnerabilities and strengths fully. Each contract is a pathway to unlocking a deeper understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe.

Here are a few examples that I have encountered over the years with my clients and students (and with myself too!)

  • Soul Contract of Loneliness (experience loneliness to protect yourself from being hurt – because after all, no one is to be trusted)
  • Soul Contract of #1 (experience a desire to be the very best at everything in order to prove to yourself that you are a good enough person)
  • Soul Contract of Control (push everything to go the way YOU think it should go and by doing so, experience some sense of security because after all, the world is an unsecure place)
  • Soul Contract of Invisibility (keep yourself small so that no one can see that you’re not really good enough)
  • Soul Contract of Invisibility (keep yourself small so that no one can target you and hurt you)

And the list goes on. Note that each of them has been put in place to relieve a false negative belief!

What Happens When a Soul Contract is Fulfilled?

Fulfilling a soul contract means you have learned the lesson that was put in place to teach you. It also means that you’ve turned that negative belief, (I’m not good enough for example), into a more positive one. It is akin to turning a page in your life’s story where you’ve learned a pivotal lesson, allowing you to move forward with wisdom and strength. It’s a moment of profound transformation that has usually come about effortlessly because the change has occurred at a level below your consciousness, where the barriers that once seemed insurmountable are now behind you, opening up new possibilities for growth and happiness.

What Happens if You Don’t Fulfill a Soul Contract?

This is a fear that many people have – however, I’m here to say, “Have no fear!” Not fulfilling a soul contract doesn’t mean failure; it simply signifies that the lesson behind it remains unlearned. Luckily the contract will continue to manifest in your life in various forms until you’re ready to face and overcome it. This is why you are experiencing the same patterns again and again – to give you many opportunities to learn that lesson.

How Do You Break a Soul Contract?

Breaking soul contracts involves recognizing the lesson it’s there to teach you and consciously working through it – but probably not in the way you’re thinking. If you’re experiencing a repeated pattern, instead of complaining about it or thinking you’ve done something wrong, get to know it. There is surely a Soul Contract lurking within that pattern and it’s your job to understand all of the ins and outs of it.
One of the most exciting things about these contracts is how, when deeply and lovingly seen, they start to fall apart. It’s like – shining light on them actually helps you learn the lesson. And while I wrote about this extensively in my book (along with the 7 steps to follow), for now know that every minute you stop to look and get to know that pattern, is a minute well-spent.

What Happens When a Soul Contract Ends?

When a soul contract ends, it signifies a major milestone in your soul’s evolution. You’ve learned the lesson that you were supposed to learn, you have integrated the wisdom, and you are now ready to move forward with a lighter heart and a clearer path.

A woman who was getting to know her Soul Contract of Anxiety discovered that its purpose was to try and protect her from feeling unsafe. Her anxiety made her hypervigilant so she would notice any problems before they hatched. Learning the lesson (that she was safe) behind this contract would mean, the anxiety would melt away as she would no longer need to protect herself in that way. Her anxiety would become unnecessary because her belief in her own safety would have changed.

Now, while mastery is a time of celebration, reflection, and anticipation because this type of takes place at such a deep level, it is often overlooked! Often, by the time the change shows up in your consciousness, your new way of thinking seems like… old hat. It can be hard to remember how it used to be!

Who is a Pet’s Soul Contract With?

Pets have soul contracts with us, teaching us about unconditional love. These contracts can be some of the most heart-opening and transformative, as our furry companions guide us through life’s ups and downs with their unwavering loyalty and love. Many pets teach their humans about love by providing them with unconditional love at all time. Other pets teach their humans about love through behaviors that irritate their human’s soul contracts and negative beliefs.

No matter what though a Pet’s Soul Contract is intended to help their human grow and evolve at the soul level in some way – that leads to a mastery of unconditional love. I’ve written specifically about this in my Animal Lessons book if you want to learn more!

Benefits of Mastering Soul Contracts

Diving into the world of soul contracts isn’t just about spiritual enlightenment or ticking off cosmic checkboxes. Nope, it’s about embarking on the most thrilling, sometimes challenging, and utterly transformative journey of your life. Imagine turning those “Why does this always happen to me?” moments into “Aha! I see what’s going on here!” That’s the magic of it!

By getting cozy with your soul contracts, you’re essentially becoming a soulful detective in your own life. You start to see patterns not as pesky flies to swat away but as clues leading you to a deeper understanding of your true self. It’s like realizing you’ve been wearing a detective’s hat all along, and now you finally know how to use that magnifying glass!

So, how can you dive deeper into this adventure? Well, my book is a great place to start! It’s packed with insights, stories, and practical steps to help you navigate and master your soul contracts. You can grab a copy from my website or find it at bookstores everywhere.

And if you’re more of a visual or auditory learner, my YouTube channel is your go-to spot! From deep dives into specific contracts to tips on how to work through them, it’s like having a workshop right in your living room.

If you’re looking to understand the soul contract with your pet, then your best option is my, “Animal Lessons: Discovering Your Spiritual Relationship with Animals.

For those who are ready to take the plunge and really commit to mastering their soul contracts, I offer specific courses designed to guide you every step of the way. These courses are your roadmap to understanding, embracing, and ultimately mastering the soul contracts that shape your life.

Remember, mastering your soul contracts isn’t just about spiritual growth; it’s about living a life filled with more joy, purpose, and love. So, are you ready to turn the page and start this incredible journey? Let’s dive in together and unlock the brilliance of your soul.