Michael: "In the early stages of the process of evolution having to do with physical plane incarnations, there has been minimal experience having to do with the overall ramifications of choice and this includes interference with the choices of other fragments which can lead to karma if extreme. The choice made by the entity to begin the process of ensoulment is made from the perspective of essence rather than the more limited perspective of the personality from the vantage point of the physical plane. And when the fragment is ensouled then it is challenging to grok if you will the larger concepts having to do with the validity of choice due to the interference of the chief features and fear.
We would describe the process of learning about choice much in the same way a small child learns to walk in that there are many trials and errors which occur in between the first moments of upright posture to sitting, crawling, toddling, walking, running and eventual mastery of the physical body. An infant soul fragment makes choices which lead to both positive, negative, and all levels of in between outcomes which then slowly instruct the fragment in which choices are advantageous and which are not. As infant souls we learned about choices having to do with survival, as baby souls choices having to do with moral codes and ethics, as young souls choices having to do with mastery of achievement, as mature souls choices having to do with relationships, and as old souls choices having to do with the nature of oneness with the Tao. An infant soul would therefore not understand the choices of an old soul although an older soul would likely have more understanding of the nature of younger soul choice having had them."
excerpted from a private session with permission