Each person's life contains one or more central 'themes'. These are the 'axies of healing' with which the soul enters life, defining those inner challenges that shall be faced not only on the level of emotion, but also within life situations.
'Themes' are important to know about, for they can bestow a sense of patience and compassion upon the embodied self, allowing consciousness to become a witness to its own learning process.
Often, what is most valuable about a 'theme' when it recurs over and over again, is the learning of how to surrender it to God. One's repetitive emotional patterns cannot generally be challenged or removed by will alone, but they can be given to the light and replaced by a higher motivation. This change of focus and intention is the process of purification, in which what is lower becomes higher and what is in need of healing becomes transformed.