“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”
Each of us comes into this life with a three-fold intention: fulfilling karmic contracts, supporting our soul group and working on personal karma. Personal karma is something specific that we have chosen to work on throughout our lifetime. It could be addiction (to food, substances, abusive people, etc), self-image, issues of worthiness or vanity, poverty or abundance – but always, self-karma involves the extremes of an experience.
Perhaps in one lifetime you were admired for your looks and carried judgment about those who heavy. Now you might have chosen a body type that struggles with excessive weight on and all the issues related to that experience.
Another choice might be to experience the opposite of what is considered “normal” in the society into which you have incarnated. This involves cultivating an incredible amount of self love and humor, as well as embodying the strength that comes from being judged as an outsider and accepting yourself anyway.
Ultimately, the key is to see everything as an opportunity to learn and grow. Aim to to be authentic and consistent in your daily life, be kind to yourself and others, and honor all life as sacred.