Although we do not choose our souls or the way they reveal themselves, all of us are capable of discovering more noble elements within ourselves.
There is inner work to be done, however, and this is important: we must access the higher levels of our souls and cause them to manifest within our active consciousness.
All of the levels of the soul exist within every person.
By accessing the higher levels, we are able to liberate ourselves from the assumptions of a particular culture, or the assumptions of the point in history we happen to be living in.
The vehicle through which our souls are manifest is usually an epiphany of some kind, beyond time, place, culture, or level of the soul.
An epiphany can be thought of as a sudden insight of great importance that seems to come out of the blue.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz