What is reincarnation?
What is reincarnation?
In a nutshell, and to keep things simple because that’s just the type of person I am – reincarnation is: when we die our soul goes to the spirit world and then we come back to this earth as a baby. Our bodies are just a shell but our soul stays essentially the same.
Why do we go through reincarnation?
Our souls have so much to learn. Then we are able to stay in the spirit world as a full-time spirit guide. Our souls have to understand what it’s like to be human. To experience everything that there is as a human both good and bad.
We can’t do this in one lifetime!
I never used to believe in reincarnation.
I was brought up in a very strict Seventh-Day Adventist family. The beliefs of that religion were burrowed deep into my soul and it took a good 10 years to reverse them. Read about it in my biography Christian to Clairvoyant.
One of those beliefs that there is no such thing as reincarnation. Yet, after reading and researching and discussing I have come to believe in it.
I believe that reincarnation is all about learning and growing. When we have experienced everything that there is to experience as a human we can stay in the spirit world as a guide to those still going through those experiences, because we get it.
I don’t believe that reincarnation is about punishment.
Not learning those lessons means we come back and do it again and again until we do. So yes, for some it can seem like their life is a punishment.
I’ve read that our primary fears in this life are our key karmic lessons. Until we learn to move beyond them and not let them be our primary fears, we’ll reincarnate and have to face those fears again and again.
Did you know we choose what new lessons / experiences we have to learn in this life? Whether that is as the stillborn baby of someone or the mother of a stillborn, or cancer, or maybe it can be a life that isn’t too hard.
New souls are born and we have old souls in this world as well.
The Dalai Lama makes a really valid point. If we don’t fear death and are calm and accepting and in a way excited about what comes next when we die, then when we come back, our life won’t be as bad as if we fear and fight death.
I’m not quite sure why in the Western World we have such a fear about death.
That we don’t like to talk about it and we also fight aging and getting older. Death is just a normal part of life. I like the idea of reincarnation and being able to come back and hopefully, connect with souls that I have come to love.
I wrote Where Did They Go? for children to help them understand about death and what happens when we die. It’s important that they aren’t as fearful of it.
Believing in reincarnation takes away that death is an ending and that it’s final. That you will catch up with loved ones in your new lifetime and lifetimes afterwards.
I like that thought.
Want to learn more about reincarnation? There are plenty of books on the topic with stories of proof – Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L Weiss is one. But use that wonderful tool called Google to find something that you may want to read!