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Discover The Soul Contracts That Influence Your Life

DANIELLE MACKINNON: “Ever wonder why a certain person is in your life? Ever feel like something’s blocking you from finding love, making money or having lasting relationships? Ever consider that your pet might be here to help YOU learn and grow? Soul Contract Consultant Danielle MacKinnon explains that Soul Contracts can be pre-birth agreements between souls to help create growth and transformation. Or they can be annoying past-life vows blocking us from our desires–which we have the ability to change. In this video Conversation, Danielle illustrates how to identify your soul contracts, recognize how they’re influencing your life, and what you can do if you don’t like how a soul contract is affecting you. This is an Afterlife TV conversation that can give you a greater awareness about your life and help you begin making changes right away.” ~ Bob Olson, Afterlife TV

Soul Contract Consultant, Intuitive and Coach Danielle MacKinnon has been named one of Bob Olson’s “Best Psychic Mediums” on Using Soul Contracts as a foundation, she offers a fresh perspective on working deeply on your relationships (pets included), developing intuition, and spiritual growth. In this way, Danielle helps you understand the nature of the relationships in your life. Learn why a person, animal, event or challenge is part of your life and what you can do to benefit the most from it. Danielle’s messages are delivered with love and compassion and her coaching sessions always incorporate her own quirky style.

Visit Danielle Mackinnon’s website at or read Bob’s article about his readings with Danielle at You can make an appointment with Danielle for a Soul Contract session at 1-866-883-2280.

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Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Hi everybody. This is Bob Olson with Afterlife TV. This is where we search for evidence of life after death and ask the meaningful questions about that subject. You can find us at Today we’re going to be talking about soul contracts; specifically discovering the soul contracts that influence your relationships.

We’re going to be asking our guest named Danielle MacKinnon exactly what soul contracts are, how they influence our lives, what we can do about it, and if we don’t like the way it’s influencing our lives. She’s the expert on this subject, and she was our first guest ever on Afterlife TV. We’re so happy to have you back, Danielle. Thank you.

Danielle MacKinnon: Thank you, Bob. I’m happy to be here.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: It’s always fun to be with you.

Danielle MacKinnon: I know. It always is.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: We’ve already had some outtakes of this show before we got started, so we’ll see how the rest of it goes. But anyways, this subject is really interesting to me. I had a soul contract reading with you. I don’t even know how long ago; a couple of years ago. It was amazing.

It was fascinating for me to learn really why certain people are in my life; the purpose behind our relationships; what I’m in their life to help them with and what they’re in my life to help me with. It gives you a bigger perspective of our relationships. But other than that, why don’t you just define to us what is a soul contract?

Danielle MacKinnon: Okay. So a soul contract in a relationship is an agreement that your soul and another soul make before coming into body to work on something together to further both of your souls toward enlightenment. So it’s nothing that happens when we’re alive. I mean it really happens when we’re in that – whatever we’re going to call it – that nether land, kind of, before embodiment. And it’s for the greatest and highest good of both souls involved.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Interesting. Can you give us an example of one or two?

Danielle MacKinnon: So we’ve got a soul who wants to, in the upcoming life, wants to work on becoming very independent, being in charge of her life, and directed, and confident, and independent. So she may go to another soul and say, “Hey, this is what I have to work on.” And that other soul will say, “Okay, cool. I’ll help you work on that. I’ll do it by being really, really, really needy.” And then the two souls come together at some point in the lifetime, and that soul contract gets activated, and they start working on it.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Okay. Interesting. Alright, that’s fascinating and I’m sure we’ll get some more examples as we go along. So I want to know where this begins and ends. So do we have soul contracts with everyone in our life or just the major relationships that we have?

Danielle MacKinnon: It’s completely insane. We have soul contracts with every person, every animal, every being in our life. We have a soul contract with them; every single one. I even have a soul contract with my son’s teacher even though I don’t see her that often. Or I have a soul contract with the person who’s bagging my groceries at the grocery store even though they’re not a major influence in my life, they’re still working on helping me move through my life and helping my soul evolve.

So it gets very, very complicated when you start thinking about it because it’s like criss-cross. We’re all helping each other, but some of us are helping each other in bigger ways than others. So there are main soul contracts and then there are sub-soul contracts. So the person at the grocery store that I don’t really engage with that much, that’s probably going to be a sub-soul contract.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Okay, all right. So like primary themes and secondary themes kind of thing.

Danielle MacKinnon: Yeah.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: So I had a question. When do we know when we have a soul contract with someone? You just kind of answered that. If they’re in our lives, then we have one. Okay.

Danielle MacKinnon: The difficulty, though, is that a lot of people don’t know what it is. They’re like I know there’s a reason that my mother-in-law is irking me like this. I know there’s a soul contract in place here, but I don’t know what it is. I don’t know how to get through it.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Well before we even get to there, now you’ve got me wondering about the pets; the animals in our lives. They have souls. Do we also have soul contracts with them?

Danielle MacKinnon: Absolutely. The animals in our lives – actually, it’s really cool. So this is where I learned about soul contracts in the first place was from animals because I work with animals as well. And the animals in our lives, they have a little bit more of a one-way soul contract. So between a human and a human, or two human souls, the soul contract is going to directly benefit both of the humans. But with animals and humans, the soul contract is going to directly benefit the human and as the human heals, and moves forward, and moves toward enlightenment, whatever we’re going to call it, the animal soul benefits by having a happier, healthier human.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Oh, interesting, okay. I should mention now the very first interview we did was on do pets go to the afterlife? We talked about a lot more than that in that interview, really fascinating and so I’ll link that up in the show notes underneath this video so people, if they want to watch that, they can because there’s a lot to be learned.

And if anybody watched that, they would recognize what you just said resonates perfectly with what you taught us in that. Let me ask this as far as pets and animals. Where does that begin and end? If a spider runs across my path, do I have a soul contract with that?

Danielle MacKinnon: You do. Isn’t that crazy?

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, yeah.

Danielle MacKinnon: You have a soul contract with every animal. It took me awhile to really accept it, but the animals told me over, and over, and over again. I have a soul contract with every dead animal on the side of the road. They were helping me to learn to accept death; that it’s okay. Because I was having a really hard time thinking of any animal suffering, so all of these animals came together to be dead animals on the side of the road over a period of a few years helping me accept that piece.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Hmm, alright. So you saying that, it just makes me wonder, I understand that not everything has a soul, but do we have some kind of similar like contract then with every inanimate thing in our lives? If I bump my knee on the coffee table, is that sort of the same kind of relationship that I’m supposed to learn something from that like you were from driving by the dead animal on the side of the road?

Danielle MacKinnon: Yes, but no, because there’s another type of soul contract out there. There are soul contracts in relationships, which are those soul contracts, like I said, before embodiment, the two souls come together. But then there are also soul contracts that we take out when we’re in our everyday life.

Like I could have taken out a soul contract in this life, and perhaps that soul contract is one where I’m – like a really popular one is people who over give. They do too much for other people. So in something like bumping your knee against the table, or getting into a car accident because you’re really, really tired because you just spent five hours helping somebody despite how tired you were. You really shouldn’t have been. That would be a case where, yes, there’s a soul contract involved, but it’s a self-soul contract versus one involving another soul.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Okay.

Danielle MacKinnon: But no. No soul contracts with tables.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Good, good. Well I was just reading a book about somebody who had had a near death experience and she was talking about how even with inanimate objects there’s a consciousness. Not the way we would think of a consciousness, but there’s a consciousness within that. So then you were talking about the animal on the side of the road and you know.

It gets you thinking. It gets you wondering about these possibilities that exist. In talking about the soul contracts involving relationships, how do they begin? You briefly mentioned it at the beginning. This is the idea where two souls are in the afterlife, really pre-birth, and they get together.

This is really probably more on an infinite basis; lots of souls getting together who are going to be having a lifetime at the same period in history we’ll say, and they each talk about how they can help one another with the things they want to accomplish, the ways they want to grow, and things they want to experience. Is it as simple as that?

Danielle MacKinnon: If you’re going to call that simple.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Infinite; that’s simple.

Danielle MacKinnon: It is. It’s as simple as that but then you have to think about it because that means every person and every animal you come in contact with in this lifetime in that pre-birth place, the soul is actually connecting with each one and arranging all of this. It is very in depth; very in depth.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Okay. Alright, so along those lines then, a lot of people, say they go to the pound. They go to the shelter to get a – do we even have pounds anymore? I don’t know. Pound puppies.

Danielle MacKinnon: You’re showing your age, Bob.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, okay. You go to the shelter and you go to find yourself a puppy and a lot of people say the puppy found me. They walk in. The puppy goes running up to them; that sort of a thing. It’s very easy, especially if you’re in that relationship to think, oh, this was meant to be because you can’t imagine your life without them after a certain period of time.
Do we have any sort of control over that? This is sort of a free will sort of thing. I understand we always have free will, but are we really drawn together with, we’ll say, the cats and the dogs in our lives as well as the humans, the friendships, and the relationships makes sense. You’re born into a family, right?

Danielle MacKinnon: Yep.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: But with these other things like friends and pets, you’re drawn together in a way that was destined?

Danielle MacKinnon: You’re drawn together according to the contract. Now it doesn’t have to be that you’re going to meet this dog, or this man, or this teacher at that time. But basically at some point in this lifetime, you’re going to connect up with the souls that you made these agreements with.

Of course there’s free will. Maybe you were going to go to the pound and you didn’t. Well, you’re going to meet that soul in a different way. And it’s the same thing with people when – have you ever met someone and right away been like I feel like I’ve known them forever?

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yep, yep.

Danielle MacKinnon: This is an act of soul contract right here. But on the flip side, people will say it’s a mistake. This dog is too hard. I got the wrong one. Or, wow, I picked the wrong guy for the relationship because this relationship is terrible. It’s not. Yes, you’re learning a difficult lesson through it, but that soul contract is still there. They’re not always positive. They’re not always like, wow, soul contract [singing]. It can be positive or negative.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Okay, alright. Interesting because when you’re talking about soul contracts, a lot of people talk about soul groups, soul families, all that sort of thing, and use that same sort of story about you meet somebody and they seem very familiar. Is there a difference between those two? Are these two different things happening here? Or do we just generally keep sharing lives with people that are part of our soul group, so we’re always going to have soul contracts with those people that we share those lives with?

Danielle MacKinnon: What I’ve found is that we, as you’re mentioning, we reincarnate in soul groups and the bigger soul contracts, kind of as you called it. The primary soul contracts tend to be with people who are in our soul families or our soul groups. And then outside of that, we get into the sub-soul contracts with people who aren’t necessarily part of the soul group.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Okay, alright. And so I just want to make sure, so you can have a soul contract with someone you only meet once?

Danielle MacKinnon: Yep. You can have a soul contract with someone who you see on TV and have a visceral reaction to.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Okay, alright, alright. Alright, let’s get into some examples about how soul contracts might affect our lives. You gave an example at the beginning, but can you give us another example of one where a soul contract, maybe between a parent and a child, or two spouses, or something like that? And tell us what that soul contract was and how it affected their lives.

Danielle MacKinnon: Yeah. So if we’re going to do a soul contract in relationships, so we’re looking at how the two souls are helping each other. The first one I mentioned is over giving. There are a lot of people who do that and I just want to go back to that because that can be reflected in a few different ways. The one soul can be the over giver and they need to learn how to take care of themselves and have some boundaries and be strong.

So they may connect with another soul who says, “Alright, I’m going to teach you about that through being really needy.” Or they could meet another over giver, who now the two are kind of battling to over give to each other, which is going to start kind of bringing that to light as well. They’re not always reflected the same way. The same person is not going to learn and master a soul contract necessarily the same way that another person would. Does that make sense?

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah.

Danielle MacKinnon: Okay. So then we’ve got soul contracts – oh, there are so many. Soul contracts of martyrdom, we’ve got soul contracts of confidence. We’ve got soul contracts of learning about money. You know, that’s a big one by being the one person in the family who doesn’t have any money; whereas, everybody else has money. This is going to bring up a whole lot of issues. The best way to figure out if you have that soul contract is – is it bugging you?

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, yeah, right.

Danielle MacKinnon: If it’s bugging you, you know.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Sure, sure, yeah. And there can be a lot of different issues within any one of these. You’re talking about the broad issues, but within the broad issues are boundary settings. There are all these other things that you can learn and grow from.

Danielle MacKinnon: Boundary setting is a big one. People who can’t say no, or people who don’t have boundaries and they get all up in other people’s business, and then they encounter somebody who’s like you’re not getting up in my business. Everything plays out so differently but, yeah, boundary setting is definitely a big one.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: In the example that you gave about money, so I can see if there is someone who just refuses to work in the family for whatever reason. He likes to surf. And that’s all he wants to do is surf, but he’s constantly asking for money from maybe his siblings or his parents. That brings up a lot of different issues for the siblings and the parents, whether they’re going to give, not give, feelings of guilt if they don’t or feelings of regret if they do.

Danielle MacKinnon: But you can see how it would actually serve both parties. So the one who needs to learn I have to learn my own money. I have to get off my butt and work is going to start learning that by the siblings saying, “I’m not giving you any more money.” But probably that sibling has a hard time saying no, so they have to learn how to say no. So you can see how both sides get help.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: It’s perfect.

Danielle MacKinnon: I know.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: It’s almost like it’s a spiritual concept or something.

Danielle MacKinnon: Right.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: It’s like something big is going on here. I don’t know what it is.

Danielle MacKinnon: There’s another one that’s very popular; victim. Have you ever met somebody where they just feel like the whole world is against them and no matter what they do, they can’t come out. They can’t be successful. And they’ll have very successful people in their life and they’ll keep looking at the people and feeling jealousy; not able to see well, so and so is really successful but actually they have a lot of self-confidence issues.

That can be another mutually beneficial relationship when you have somebody who is fully in victim and somebody who’s successful in the way that person’s feeling victimized. They can help each other there.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah. I’m just thinking about all of the different possibilities that exist.

Danielle MacKinnon: I know. And it plays out differently. You can meet two people who are working on taking control of their lives; not being victims anymore. And they could have to learn that lesson through completely differently people in their lives and through completely different methods.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: I’m not going to get ahead of ourselves because I’m going to ask you what we can do about these things. But in a way, I think a good question that comes up to me is when you have someone in your life who’s pushing your buttons in one way or another. It’s like you said. It’s irking you. It’s bringing up some emotions that maybe you don’t like.

And we can just sort of ask what the soul contract might be or what message does this have for me? What might I be able to learn from this relationship; from this experience? I’m going to ask you to go a little deeper than that in a moment, but that seems to be the first question that could be really helpful.

Danielle MacKinnon: That’s the start of starting to kind of master that relationship. You can ask yourself. What am I doing when the buttons are getting pushed? Or what is the subject matter around which the buttons are getting pushed? It really becomes observation.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah. And what is my responsibility in that, you know, in this situation?

Danielle MacKinnon: But a lot of people aren’t ready to look at their responsibility so the first step…

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: No.

Danielle MacKinnon: They’re not, but they’re willing to go, “Wow. Whenever she talks about how successful her latest project was and how she’s doing so well in sales, etc.,” whatever it is, what really sets me off? Then I know the area to start looking. And for a lot of people that’s as far as they can go at first because starting to go into what do I need to do and what’s my responsibility? It takes a little while to get to that place. They need to start first seeing how often and how prevalent they’re set off in this one area.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yes, yes, definitely. Alright, this is a question I had. Can a soul contract negatively affect our life? Can you give us an example? Obviously, yes, but can you give us an example of a soul contract that might negatively affect your life and then tell us what can we do about that.

Danielle MacKinnon: Okay. Let’s do money. Let’s move from the soul contract in relationships to a self-soul contract; one that a person took out in this lifetime or a past lifetime in which they said something like, “Well, because of the experience they had,” either in this lifetime or another lifetime, “because of that experience, they decided money’s really bad. And I’m going to prove that I’m a good God-worthy, God-fearing person. I’m never going to come near money. I’m never going to have it to prove how valuable I am.”

So when somebody says something like this, it gets lodged in the akashic records; the records of the soul. This little contract goes right into those records and stays there until you deal with it. Really annoying because then your soul tries to adhere to that contract from then on. So here you are, let’s say you took this out in a past lifetime, you come into this lifetime and you have these mingling feelings of money is bad or I don’t want to ask for money because that seems greedy.

You want money, but you have to stay away from money. And then it would also affect you being able to be successful, being able to make money, being able to get a job that made a lot of money because at the deepest level, the soul level, there’s that contract there saying, “Nope. You’re a valuable, worthy person if you don’t have money. Money is bad.”

So it can really get in there and the crazy thing is you can go do all the chanting, and abundance classes, and the books, and everything you want, but if that soul contract is still in there, it illogically almost, you’re not going to be able to bring yourself to that place of success and be able to have the money because that soul contract is so strong.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Okay, alright. That’s powerful and a little scary to think about.

Danielle MacKinnon: Yeah. But the cool thing is if you are someone who spent all of this time trying to do all these things to bring success in or to bring money in, and you’re looking around and everybody else – it’s working. It’s like that should have worked. It really should have worked. You can probably pretty much bet, okay, there’s got to be a soul contract there.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Right, alright. So that makes sense. What can we do about that? What can we do about that just on our own? Before we go ask somebody for help, a third party.

Danielle MacKinnon: The first step is what we already said, which is you have to start noticing where it’s showing up. You need to identify it.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Okay. Identify it.

Danielle MacKinnon: So here we’re having this money problem. Okay, we’ve identified that there is a money issue. But then you kind of have to start kind of honing in on it a little bit. Meaning is it all money? Is it just money with money? Is it success? How do I feel about money? Do I feel like it’s dirty? It’s bad?

If I have it, do I feel like a bad person? Because you kind of have to figure out there are so many different ways these things can manifest that you kind of have to figure out your own personal angle on it. So what I call it is
that you now have to go into observation mode. But it’s like the observation mode is hardcore observation mode. I always use this example of – you know in the movie Rocky when it’s montage time, and he’s really training, and he’s fully into it, and the music’s going? It’s close to the end that time. You have to be that committed to observation mode.

Maybe you’re carrying around a notepad. Maybe you’re recording it. But you’re really watching this in every moment of your life to figure out kind of your angle. How did this soul contract really come about for you? What exactly is it?

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: So you identify it, you go into observation mode, you’ve figured out what your angle is on it. Then what?

Danielle MacKinnon: Then the coolest thing happens. So now you know, alright, the feeling comes up when in this situation, you start to be able to predict when it will occur or when you’ll get the can’t ask for money because it will make me feel better. Whatever the soul contract is, you’ll start to be able to predict when it will kind of show up. When you can predict it, what starts to happen is this little moment, this little pause happens.

So you’re in a conversation with someone and the conversation is going in that area where you’re like, ooh, this is where that soul contract comes up. This is that spot and normally you would be about to say, “Well, I can never make money.” Whatever it is, but because you’re predicting, this cool little space, it’s like this moment in your head arises during which you’re aware the soul contract is about to show up and you can actually take that space to make a different decision.

Which sounds really simple, but you don’t get it until you’ve really nailed down your angle, when it’s going to show up and you can predict. Now does it mean that you will make a different decision every time? No. No, you’re not used to it, but now you’re given the opportunity. Now there’s choice in there. We’re talking about free will.

Now you’re really able to exercise your free will. When that soul contract isn’t there and you don’t have that moment of choice, that little pause in which to consider what to do, you just go right into that soul contract. It’s almost like there isn’t free will because you’re driven by it.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, it’s a pattern. It’s the old adage of you keep doing the same thing over and over, and you keep expecting a different result. But we do that unconsciously. So you’re talking about how to do it consciously.

Danielle MacKinnon: How to become very conscious, yeah.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, that’s very cool.

Danielle MacKinnon: You’ve got to be like Rocky.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: And so by making these new choices, step 3, making the new choice, you at least over time, or maybe instantaneously will end up with different results. No instantaneous.

Danielle MacKinnon: No, because you’ve got to think about it like this. You have to reprogram yourself to make different decisions. Your comfort zone is you always say, “Well, I don’t make money,” or, “I’ve never been successful.” So it’s kind of like over time of finding that space and making the different choice enough times. That’s kind of like this slow reprogramming that you go through.

I haven’t seen it happen instantaneously because it really is; it’s a reprogramming. It’s a reprogramming that you’re doing. If it was instantaneous, that would be the coolest thing ever. But if it was instantaneous, then how much are we really learning? Part of why we’re here and we’re human is this journey.

So if we’re given opportunities to make better and better decisions on the journey throughout, and learn from our experience, that’s a lot more enjoyable and enlightening than cool, I made the new decision and it’s all set. We’re not really evolving then.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: But I have had experiences when something came to my consciousness, “I can’t believe that’s what I’ve been doing.” When it came to my consciousness, I didn’t have the problem anymore. To me that seemed instantaneous.

Danielle MacKinnon: I agree.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Is that different?

Danielle MacKinnon: No. I agree. That can happen too. I just don’t see it happen that often.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, okay.

Danielle MacKinnon: I’m not going to say that can’t happen because I haven’t seen it happen that often, but you’re right, I have seen that.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: It’s not like it happens every day with me either, but I think I can think of two incidences.

Danielle MacKinnon: But here’s the thing, it’s like all of the background that you were already doing for that made it seem instantaneous, but it really wasn’t. There was a kind of slow in the background reprogramming going on to prepare so that it seemed to happen. Does that make sense?

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: It makes perfect sense, yeah, yeah, exactly. I do a lot of work, so I can’t say that I just woke up one day and said, “I have an issue. I’m going to fix that issue today.” And there it was all gone. No. Alright. These are great examples that you’ve given. That’s a great way to walk through it. Identify the issue. Figure out what your angle is. What do you call that, the observation mode?

Danielle MacKinnon: Yep, the moment of pause.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: And then once you can predict it, you can make a new choice. I love that. That’s perfect. It’s pretty simple. I understand the difficulty in it.

Danielle MacKinnon: The difficulty is really going into the Rocky montage mode and being that dedicated because people don’t, you know, I recently encountered a woman who has a relative who has cancer. And the cancer came about because she really wasn’t taking care of herself and she was letting everybody else take care of her instead. She wasn’t stepping up to the plate. So she really had a soul purpose.

She needed to learn the lesson of how do I take control of my life and take care? Now to master that soul contract, to really complete it, that woman is going to have to make major changes. She’s going to kind of have to go into that kind of Rocky montage mode as well to get that soul contract and then take the steps. I mean, that’s a hard one. It can be really, really hard to do because people resist change even when they know it would be good for them.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Sure, yeah, definitely.

Danielle MacKinnon: Everybody resists it. I do.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: That’s right. We don’t like change. There’s a fear about what might be around the corner if things are different. I think that’s part of the human challenge to begin with. So do soul contracts ever end? I could think of a different example. First of all, do they ever end? And I’m assuming that just because someone dies, or passes on to the other side, they might not necessarily end there, right?

Danielle MacKinnon: Right.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Okay, so I got that part right.

Danielle MacKinnon: A soul contract continues until you get the lesson; until you master that piece. But then what happens is it evolves. So let’s say you’re the mom, and you’ve got the needy child, and you’re supposed to learn how to take better care of yourself but the child is extremely needy for whatever reason. And let’s say you suddenly realize, “Wow, he’s not going to learn not to be needy until I step back, and I need to be taking care of myself.” So you start working on that – I’m talking to you like you’re the mom, but you know what I mean.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Mr. Mom.

Danielle MacKinnon: So you start working on that and what happens is now it becomes a positive pattern. You’ve shifted this. Now you’re the mom and you’re letting your child learn to take care of himself and you’re really, actually, like it’s part of who you are. What will happen is that soul contract will evolve with you.

So it may be instead of just being between your son, and you, and taking care of yourself, and learning to get massages or whatever the thing is that you needed to do. Now it goes to the next level where something happens to your body and you’re supposed to start working on your diet. Or something happens to the son and he has to work on his diet so you realize you have to work on yours. So it gets elevated.

You’re still working on the same soul contract with your son. It’s just the upgraded version. Basically the soul contract never truly ends in somebody’s lifetime, and it can continue after somebody passes. You, as the mom, can continue – son passes away and the mom keeps going. Well in his honor, or now I’m taking it even further because she remembers what he taught her. So they don’t really end until everybody’s dead.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Until everybody is, yeah, that’s true.

Danielle MacKinnon: Right. They just keep upgrading.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: How many people’s parent’s voices are not in the back of their head just constantly? So thank you for that. Alright, so my next question was what can we do to complete a soul contract? You can’t. You can only make it go to the next level. For instance, going through these steps that we talked about to bring it to a new level, but there’s no such thing as really completing – there’s completing maybe stage one, but it’s an onion peeling layers type of a thing and you just sort of get to the next level. It’s all about growth.

Danielle MacKinnon: Yeah. It’s all about growth. I mean, you can call it completing, but there’s more coming.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, yeah, you could graduate.

Danielle MacKinnon: There’s always more because that’s why we’re here. We’re here to evolve these souls. It’s kind of a wasted opportunity to just end the soul contract.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: That’s true. Now another way that people can do it and I’m not trying to push anybody into going to see a practitioner, but this is something that you personally work with people on their soul contracts. You offer what’s called a soul contract reading or a soul contract session. Explain what you do with somebody when they come to you to sort of help work with this subject matter.

Danielle MacKinnon: It’s kind of like an expedited version of the steps that we already talked about. So I connect with their guides. We look at them and look at okay, so John has this soul contract in place, this one in place, this one with his mother, you know, all these different ones. We basically pinpoint it. Look at the different angles through help from the guides.

So rather than having to go into the really strong Rocky montage type observation mode, the guides speed everything up because they give that information. Now all along the person’s going, “Wow. Oh, that makes so much sense. Oh, that makes so much sense.” And so they’re really resonating with what’s being said so that’s kind of the link to the strong observation mode.

And then I would work with the person to do a – we could call it a – to work and the guides and the Akashic records. We can call it a prayer request. And we actually go in and pull those soul contracts out of the Akashic records that the person no longer needs anymore.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, okay. Were you calling them vows at one time and you changed it?

Danielle MacKinnon: It’s all really the same thing: personal vows, heart vows, commitments, oaths, agreements, contracts. It’s just easier and more universal to call everything a soul contract. But there are a lot of different variations.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: That makes a lot of sense.

Danielle MacKinnon: In a way it kind of really doesn’t matter, though, it’s just labels.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, yeah. For someone who’s having trouble with this they could have a soul contract session and using the Akashic records – what did you call that; sort of the records that are in the spirit world there.

Danielle MacKinnon: The records of the soul. I tell people to think of them as a big huge football stadium filled with every thought, action, experience your soul has ever had or in the Akashic records.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: And that includes this lifetime and other lifetimes.

Danielle MacKinnon: All lifetimes, yeah.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: It gets to be a big place.

Danielle MacKinnon: But here’s the crazy thing. You can’t break a soul contract – yeah, it’s a big place. You can’t break a soul contract that you’re not ready to break. You can’t release it because some of these negative ones we want to release. We want to complete the ones in relationships. But the negative ones, like vow of poverty, I’d like to release that. But you can’t release it until you’re ready.

Sometimes somebody will do a soul contract reading with me and all we do in that reading is we look at here are the soul contracts that are getting in your way. And then I send them off to do observation mode and to really understand it. And then they come back and we release and clear everything that we can.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Interesting. So that becomes more of like coaching session really.

Danielle MacKinnon: A little bit, yeah.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, as time goes on, but then the other assistance you get other than through the Akashic records is in communicating with their guides. I don’t have that ability to communicate with my guides. I can’t hear them. I’m sure they hear me. I’m working on it. I meditate a couple times a year. That should probably do it, right?

But you have that ability to do that so you can help. And when I had my reading with you, you know, I’m always coming from a place of skepticism, but everything that you said resonated perfectly with me, especially when you were talking about soul contracts and relationships. You had them down.

People you didn’t know, you had everything in incredible, accurate detail. So to me, that’s all the evidence that I need to know that you’re getting that information from somewhere. If you say it’s spirit guides, I believe you. Why not? And I believe in spirit guides, so I think that’s great.

Danielle MacKinnon: But I wouldn’t do it without. Here’s the thing about me helping in a soul contract reading; in a clearing. I act as the middle man. I’m not doing the work. I’m kind of helping the person and the Akashic records and the guides all connect. But really in the end, we’re turning it over to the guides to do because they know way more than me. I don’t want that responsibility. It’s a good thing that I have that connection.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, yeah, you’re the middleman. You’re a bit of a messenger; an observer.

Danielle MacKinnon: Yes.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Let me just ask before we go, again, winding down here, how did you learn about all of this soul contract stuff to begin with?

Danielle MacKinnon: I learned it from my work with the animals. I resisted it big time. I was doing animal communication all of the time and they kept bringing me to deeper places than – well, I don’t like my bed. I want a bigger bed. They kept bringing me to places like well Sally’s really, really anxious and that’s why I’m peeing outside the litter box. They kept taking me to these deeper places.

I didn’t like it at first because I wanted to be like a mainstream animal communicator, which is kind of funny when you think about it because it’s already an alternative way to be. But I didn’t want to branch out and they just kept pushing and pushing, and then it started showing up in my work with people as well. The guides were saying this is like an animal soul contract. It really came through my experience. I haven’t studied it other than experience.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: So this is sort of how it started so really you would be giving an animal communication reading with someone and you were able to then tell that person what their soul contract with their horse, dog, iguana, whatever was at that time.

Danielle MacKinnon: Yeah, they would learn how their pet, or whatever the animal in question was, was helping them evolve.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: How does that benefit somebody to know it?

Danielle MacKinnon: Because the relationship between the human and the animal and the animal himself or herself will improve as the person moves along the soul contract. So as that Sally works on her anxiety because she realizes that as long as she stays anxious, her cat’s going to keep peeing outside of the litter box. Then it benefits both. We’ve got a happier, less anxious human providing a better environment for the cat.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: It’s perfect. It’s perfect. It makes a lot of sense. Really all it comes down to this whole soul contract thing, it’s about having an awareness, a big picture awareness of what’s really going on either with yourself or with your relationships. And that’s where the soul contracts really help for you to really understand what’s going on there. Why is this person in this life? Really when it comes to the relationships part, which who hasn’t asked that question?

Danielle MacKinnon: And once you know it, it makes it so much easier to be in that relationship. It’s amazing.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: You actually do some events. The title is “Why is that Person in my Life?”

Danielle MacKinnon: Yes.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: It’s perfect. I love it. People can find out more about you. They can find out more about your events. They can sign up for your newsletter which educates people about these things. You’re writing about these things all of the time.

I know there are a lot of articles, or I don’t know if you call them articles or blogs or what it is “All about Soul Contracts,” right there. It’s There are links right below the video here so people can link right up to it. Spell it. Spell out the for people who are maybe just listening to this.

Danielle MacKinnon: It’s D-A-N-I-E-L-L-E M-A-C-K-I-N-N-O-N.COM. And if you spell it wrong, I’ve got it set up to still go.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Yeah, yeah. We can find you through Google or any of the search engines here.

Danielle MacKinnon: Yep.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Well that’s great. This has been fascinating. It’s been educational. Any last words that you wanted to say about it? Maybe something that I missed out on that was important.

Danielle MacKinnon: I don’t feel like you missed out on anything. The soul contract is kind of the key to the big picture. When you have the big picture, it makes it so much easier to understand your life and to not get all down into the – when you’re not all down in the nitty gritty, it’s just easier to figure out what to do and to make better decisions. For me, the soul contracts and understanding them, those are the key to life right now.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: I love it. I’m fascinated by this subject and I just keep wanting to learn more, and more, and, more, and I really appreciate this interview. I’m sure that our audience is going to love it as well, so thank you, Danielle, for coming back again; for being our first guest and now coming back again. It’s been wonderful. I really appreciate it.

Danielle MacKinnon: Thank you, Bob.

Bob Olson, Afterlife TV: Alright, bye-bye now.

Danielle MacKinnon: Bye.


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