They were a vibrational match to what you chose to explore in this lifetime. Often the bigger you are, the more extreme your circumstances.
I’m not gonna preach at you and tell you that your unhappy childhood was perfect. Just that it was a match to what your soul wanted to explore. I feel that I came into life to find out what it would feel like to live without love. Turns out it ain’t great. I know that now and have no need to revisit that place. I used to live a life where bad things happened daily. I’d come home from work and find that my car had been smashed up, I never had enough money and everyone always wanted something from me. I was never at peace.
But at the same time, I also knew that there was something else at play.
I became fascinated by magic, hoping to improve my lot in life. Whilst I have no affinity with magic these days, it was a stepping stone. There have been, and continue to be, many stepping stones in my life. At the time when they are relevant they can feel like The Answer, and then they lose their appeal once I have received what I needed for my particular journey.