Reincarnation means the rebirth of the same soul in different bodies. Those who believe in reincarnation take the view that when we die our spirit continues and, after a period of rest and recuperation, we are born again, maybe many times over. There are arguments for and against reincarnation. Here are some points you may like to consider.
1) AT LEAST 25% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION BELIEVE IN REINCARNATION.
This makes it one of the most widely-held spiritual tenets. Belief in reincarnation goes back to the Stone Ages – it is a very ancient viewpoint and, if you accept any form of spiritual existence as true, it makes perfect sense. All things in Nature live and die in cycle. The leaves fall each Autumn to sprout again next Spring, so why should human beings not also return, when the season is right?
2) THERE IS PLENTY OF EVIDENCE FOR REINCARNATION.
Cases where individuals actually recall past lives have been well-documented and in some cases proven by investigation. People have returned to where they lived in a former life and have greeted relatives whom they left behind and even located objects that only the ‘dead’ person would have known about. This is most common in Eastern countries, where reincarnation is accepted as fact. However, that should not cast doubt on the findings. The truth is that in a culture where reincarnation is considered unlikely, or even ridiculous, if a child talks about a past life he or she will be dismissed as having a strong imagination. After being laughed at, the memories usually fade or are blocked, whereas if they are taken seriously, they may be proved correct.
3) THERE IS A GOOD REASON WHY WE RARELY RECALL PAST LIVES.
This is because if we could see our present life in the context of a succession of lives we would be far less involved in the current life. Our experiences would be less vivid, and our longing for the peace and joy that exists between lives would mean that we could hardly wait to escape! However, as our souls learn and progress, past lives may be easier to recall, and we can exist in the present life with greater acceptance, realising there is a purpose.
4) HYPNOTHERAPY CAN OFTEN ENABLE REGRESSION TO PAST LIVES.
Some of the issues we struggle with may be because of experiences we had in past lives that we have somehow carried with us. These may only be healed by recalling, at least in part, what has happened before. Hypnotherapy may be able to take a person back, beyond birth, to remember the past life and its trauma, and to let it go. Hypnosis has uncovered a great wealth of data on past lives, some of which has been verified.
5) KARMA OPERATES THROUGH OUR LIVES, AND IS A PROCESS OF CAUSE-AND-EFFECT.
Many people confuse Karma with judgement and retribution but it merely means balance. What you do comes back to you, so if you are cruel in one life, that remains with you in successive lives but it does not mean that you will be punished, as such – rather you will be called to redress the balance, maybe by doing healing, good works and similar.
6) PEOPLE TEND TO REINCARNATE IN SOUL GROUPS.
Many of those you love will have known you before, in former lives. Your son may have been your father, your partner may have been your child, your best friend may have been a close relative. This may be why you sometimes meet a person and ‘click’ immediately. Some teachings state that we tend to prefer one sex or the other, but that we have all been male and female, at different times. It is unlikely that we ever incarnated as animals, for these are on a separate evolutionary path.
7) THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF REINCARNATION IS CONSCIOUS UNION WITH THE DIVINE.
Our souls were created from the Source as centres of energy which, through many incarnations and learning experiences, eventually evolve to the point where we are able to reunite with Divinity, in full consciousness. Then we experience fulfilment and bliss.
There are many theories and beliefs about reincarnation. The idea that we live over and over again provides an answer to many questions and dilemmas about existence. If you are seeking greater insight into your destiny, call one of our readers at The Circle to benefit from their wisdom and experience.
PUBLISHED: 01 April 2014