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The 7 Sacred Soul Tasks

Sacred Soul Tasks

Does it feel like something is out of balance in your life? If so then you need to know about all the 7 sacred soul tasks. But what are sacred soul tasks?

Maybe you’ve done a ton of healing work, you’ve read all the self-help books, you’ve meditated with the best of them, but still, something feels off.

Having difficulties doesn’t mean that you’re failing at being a spiritual person. Your life is simply showing you where you’ve still got some work to do.

Here’s what you need to know: your seven chakras aren’t just energy centers. They are sacred containers of knowledge that contain an enormous amount of specific information for your growth. Each chakra holds within it a soul task that must be mastered. If any soul task is left incomplete, painful symptoms will show up in your life and your relationships.

Related: Symptoms Of Blocked Chakras: How To Identify and Heal

The 7 Sacred Soul Tasks

1. First Chakra Task

First chakra task
The 7 Sacred Soul Tasks

Keep Yourself Safe

If you’re out of balance in this soul task, you might notice that you put others’ needs before your own – to your detriment. You may allow situations or relationships into your life that hurt you. You may rationalize that you deserve the pain. You might turn on yourself, speak harshly to yourself, and you may even hate yourself.

To improve your health in this chakra, make a commitment to observe the ways that you devalue yourself and let others devalue you. The truth is – no one is more important than you, and you are no more important than anyone else. Your needs matter as much as anyone else’s. Stay mindful every day. A deep purification process like this takes time, so keep at it until you feel more stabilized.

Read books like “Self Compassion” by Kristin Neff, and “Healing the Shame that Binds You” by John Bradshaw.

2. Second Chakra Task

sceond chakra task
The 7 Sacred Soul Tasks

Connect with Others

We can’t make healthy connections with others if we believe everyone else is better, smarter, or that they matter more than we do. (See how the health of each chakra has to be solid before we can fully master the next?) If you’re out of balance in this soul task, you might notice that it feels hard to make and keep friends.

Connection may feel difficult for you. To improve your health in this chakra, start with a commitment to daily self-inquiry and examination. Observe your own behaviors and feelings around others. Take small steps toward interaction with people. Set goals for joining in with groups. Remember, your commitment is all you need. If you are committed, the healing will come.

Read books like “Safe People” By Henry Cloud.

Related: How To Make Friends As An Adult (7 Steps)

3. Third Chakra Task

Third Chakra Task
The 7 Sacred Soul Tasks

Set Boundaries

Symptoms of ill-health in the third chakra show up as either a tendency to be “too nice” and let people walk all over you, or to be “the Big Cheese”, believing you are entitled to more than your fair share.  We must learn healthy boundaries. 

If you are out of balance in this chakra, you might have a hard time saying no. You may grieve a lot about other people’s pain. You may worry about how someone will feel if you set down boundaries. Or – you may feel an impulse to run over people to get your needs met.

To improve your health in this chakra, first, commit to observing your patterns and discover the reasons for them. Then make a solid commitment to boundary setting. Learn to say “Yes” and “No” at appropriate times, both to others and to YOURSELF. You must learn to say NO to toxic people, places, and situations, and say YES to beautiful, fair, kind ones. The third chakra soul task balances the ego.

Read books like: “Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life” by John Townsend and Henry Cloud, and “Reclaim Your Life: Understanding Toxic Relationships, What to Do, and When to Leave” by Jennifer Reed.

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Paige Bartholomew

Paige Bartholomew is a licensed psychotherapist who holds a Master’s Degree in individual, marriage and family therapy (LMFT) from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas (License number 201969). In addition, Paige specializes in the healing of relational and developmental Trauma through her studies at both the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and the Somatic Psychotherapy Institute. She has been a devoted student of Sufism for 16 years, where she is ordained with the station of Sufi Master Teacher and Counselor by the Shadhuliyya Higher Sufi Council. She is a certified hypnotherapist, long-time spiritual healer, student of A Course In Miracles, shamanic journey guide, energy healer, , intuitive channel and passionate writer about consciousness and existential issues. Paige's gift is in helping Awakening Ones remember who they truly are and what they came here for. It is her highest honor to help you shift from pain and confusion into comfort and peace.View Author posts