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The Purpose of Life and Our Soul’s Evolution

In this Bite-Sized Episode, I discuss the purpose of having a human life from our soul’s perspective. Why do we come here? Why is experiencing a human life so important to a soul that we keep coming back? This episode answers those questions and more. I think that based on what we’re all going through these days, this bite-sized episode is not only relevant but also something many of us need to hear right now.

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  1. John McHale says:

    bob you see life exactly as I do. In fact in the ancient vedas the hindu bible it states the very same knowledge as you have just described to me, You are an old soul bob. One thing I would like to ask you is can we slip back in this life if we do negative things and have to do more life times on earth because of our negative thoughts words and deeds, namasti

    • Bob Olson says:

      Hi John,

      Thank you. That’s very kind. My answer to your question is that we don’t need to slip back in to a life, and we never ‘have’ to live more lifetimes. Even as souls–or especially as souls–we have free will. But more importantly, we don’t need to slip back in because our souls are perfectly happy with any negative thoughts, words or deeds from a past life (aka other life). Since our souls choose a human lifetime, they do not expect perfection from us. That would be setting ourselves up to fail. As humans, we are imperfect. So while we (as souls) celebrate our positive thoughts, words and deeds, we merely learn and grow from our negative ones–we don’t beat ourselves up about them. They are accepted as part of the process. Then, if we choose another lifetime (and our souls do over and over again), we certainly hope to do it better in the next life. Yet, because we take on new challenges, new circumstances, and new soul plans for each new lifetime, we never really know how well we’ll do. That’s the challenge, and that’s why having a new human lifetime is so attractive to souls.

      That’s just one humble guy’s beliefs based on his own experiences and investigation since 1997. As I always say, don’t take my word for it. But since you asked, that’s my two cents, which is worth less than a nickel. My best wishes to you, John.

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  2. Ann says:

    Bob, my 60 year old son just died of early onset Alzheimer’s and Covid 19. I want to pray for his soul but for once in my life I don’t know what to say. In your talk on “Is prayer effective?” you solved my dilemma. “Send love”, you said, and that is the answer….the only answer. Thank you.

    • Bob Olson says:

      Hi Ann,

      I’m very sorry your son passed. But thank you for writing me to share how this episode helped you. The Beatles told us, All you need is love. They were obviously onto to something. I will pray for your son by sending him love today, and I will pray for you, too, sending you love to ease your grief.


  3. Pat Chichester says:

    Hi Bob, Don’t know your feelings about Sylvia Browne she was my 1st mentor. She says God asked us to experience life so he can live vicariously through us. He asked us to PERFECT A THEME ( Divine Virtues that Robert Schwartz spoke about) for him. And it will that several life times to do so. She says that Earth is like a school and we move up in grades. Heaven has several levels according to our grade.

    Enjoying your shows very much. Thanks
    Bless You

    • Bob Olson says:

      Hi Pat,

      Yes, I’m familiar with those ideas and Sylvia Browne’s teachings. I think many teachers in this field are often saying similar things but using different words. Her autobiography in the late 90s was one of the first psychic books I read. Then I saw one of Sylvia’s events fairly early in my investigation. My friend John Holland was opening for her. Large, large audience. It was interesting. She certainly has her own style. And, of course, I saw her on Montel. She did good work in the world. Thanks for sharing, Pat.


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