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Incarnation

The "Incarnation Process" begins from the higher subtler dimensional levels of spirit where souls do not inhabit a "body", but rather, exist as insubstantial consciousness and light. From here, the soul may descent into the lower denser vibrational levels of creation... accumulating even more unique energetic structures and distinct personalities... taking on the substantial shape and form of a causal body, an etheric body, a solar body, an astral body,... eventually (but not necessarily) culminating in a physical body on the material plane.

Your Soul "Essence" is like the sap that flows within the innermost core of a tree.
Each ring of that tree represents another life time in another bodily form.

As the pure soul essence takes on the densities of the lower levels of creation, it becomes more and more clouded over (and further hidden) by the veils of these denser energies as they are wrapped around it. This process is analogous to putting on a successive layer of clothing,  or like a candle wick, each ring (each dip into the vat of wax) would be yet another bodily layer or life time, and each layer would have different "aspects" of color, consistency, density, vibration, and even... a unique separate consciousness, memory, desires, will and ego identity.

The Kundalini
Energetically speaking, the incarnation process is initiated by a string of events involving the Soul and its interaction with the "Kundalini" energies (also known as the “Serpent” in the “Garden of Eden”). The Kundalini energy flows downward and upward, cycling round and round... both materializing and de-materializing the created universe, a concept that is represented by the symbol of the "Ouroboros" - the serpent eating is own tail. And "as above so below - as within so without", this Kundalini energy is not just found in the outer universe, but is also found within the core of our own energetic spine.

The Kundalini is not bad or evil in itself - it is simply a force (within all life) that assists in the creation and destruction of the inner and outer universe. The "Fall from Grace" story of Adam and Eve (the archetypal man and woman we all are) illustrates the role the Kundalini energies have in spinning us off our center and moving us into the downward cycle of incarnation. But the initial factor in this fall was not the Kundalini or serpent, but Adam and Eves' attachment to and desire for the experiences found in duality - this initial choice is what set everything into motion and made them go off center.. and thus incarnate into creation. And it is no wonder we get so attached to duality – if it is as powerful a force that created the very universe, it must be quite orgasmic (and who wouldn’t want to experience that every day?!). However, if we are desirous of returning to that center still-point of creation (i.e. the "return to innocence" in the Garden of Eden), like the Ouroboros, we must be able to consume our attachments to creation. This doesn't mean giving up life in the world, it simply means letting go of our inner attachments to it. The healing work is the greatest tool that assists us in this process.


From the center "still-point" of creation (or rather, "non-creation"), there is no "thing" to orient oneself around and make any kind of space-time reference points of view... there is simply an eternal state of "one-ness", "is-ness" or "being-ness". It is somewhat like standing within the center of a spinning Merry-Go-Round or at the extreme, a hurricane... there is very little if any movement. However, if you take a small step outside that center, centrifugal force will spiral you out of control (just like if you placed an object on a rotating record player - it will forcefully spin off). Likewise, by taking a small step from off the center still-point of creation, the incarnation process is activated, and you would spin off into greater and greater agitated states of energy, experiencing movement from emptiness to manifestation... oneness consciousness to duality consciousness.

Imagine your life as a spinning disc on a record player.
The outer rim is your physical and emotional body (birth - childhood).
The next layer is your astral and mental body (adolescence - adulthood).
Closer to the center is your etheric and causal body (middle age - sage-hood).
The very center hole is God (ego death, Ascension - Christ-hood).

Imagine that for every individual life time you have ever had (including this one), there is a separate record, and upon this "turntable", they are all laid... one upon another.

Depending upon the will or whim of the MC - "Master of Ceremonies" (i.e. your Higher Self and God), all records are interchangeable... meaning, that in any particular life time, the MC may select any particular record and play (or replay) any particular selection or "Song" from it. These "Songs" are etched into the grooves of these records as sounds, experiences, vibrations, energies, memories, thoughts, images and feelings. Typically, such "Songs" remain as incompleted soul "lessons" from lifetimes past... and until all these lessons are learned, these old songs are replayed over and over again. When the lesson is achieved (and when the attachments are released), then the soul may proceed to another incompleted lesson, on and on. At some point in the souls development, when all the old songs are played out and when all the lessons are learned... one can ascend to the next level of life (perhaps on an alternate reality beyond this physical dimension). 

As your life is playing out, some new songs are being made, but most times, the sounds one makes in life are impressions of trauma accumulated over many life times.... sort of like scratches on a record that keep the stylus playing a sound over and over. Such scratches are known as addictions, habits, programs or "samscaras". As long as you have these scratches, you are pretty much stuck in a rut and will not be able to play any new tunes (have new experiences). One goal of spiritual healing is to get you free of these old patterns (samscaras), so you may move on to the center of your life. If you can accomplish this in one life time (before you physically die), you will not need to come back and replay the same selections over and over again till you work through all the scratches and get to the end.

The Process of Death - The Path of Ascension
From the very first to the very last experiences of life on this planet, we are presented with experiences that may thrill or traumatize us, fill us with life, love and meaning... or leave us feeling drained, disappointed and dizzy.  One surrenders to the mystery or one is in fear of it... but no matter how how we kick and scream and resist, constant change prevails: the end of a childhood romance, graduation from school, the parting of friends, marriage, the birth of a child, the death of a parent, the loss of a job, divorce, moving to another town, a serious illness.... No matter what life throws our way, the march of time moves on and on... life’s dramas unfold and spin round and round, till finally, one peers into the unknown abyss of physical death and surrenders to lifes final mystery... or be in abject terror and shock. But one thing is certain - at every stage of life, death is the ultimate trade off - we are parted from the old ways of being for the new. The only question is, do we do so willingly with ease and grace, or are we forced out through fear and terror.

We are preparing for death throughout our whole lives.
(Edgar Cayce)

The ultimate goal of all life is death. This is the most sobering thought of all. There is no getting around this eventuality. When one peers into the future, death stares back at us as emptiness, the void... ever the unknown. When we can fully embrace this our ultimate destiny and willingly let go of our old identities and dramas, then the spiritual journey begins in earnest. One first lets go of the attachments to the astral, then solar, etheric, and causal selves... till eventually, what remains - ones pure essence - can ascend up the core (the center hole) of Creation and unite with the Infinite Source (like seeks like).This is "The Path of Ascension".

When you think you know,
you are already playing an old familiar song...
you are standing still, spinning your wheels.
To get to the next level on the path,
what is required is to let go of the known
and blindly leap into where you have never been before.
To reach the end of this mystery,
one must leap into the unknown, over and over again
until it becomes a way of life.
This is the healing process.



Reincarnation

11 year old boy reincarnated?

The Most Documented Case of Reincarnation Ever !

Unlike this shell we call the physical body, the soul consciousness that inhabits it does not die... rather, it lives forever, passing over from one body and lifetime to the next. This process or journey is called “the transmigration of the soul” or simply “Reincarnation”.

As the soul passes from one life time to another, a varying amount of accumulated power, wisdom, knowledge, memories, loves, likes, patterns, problems and karmas... may tag along. How much of any of this all depends on what the soul - while in spirit – chooses to work on in any given incarnation. Few souls are able to handle the entirety of all ones being - no one can consciously or energetically process such a massive amount of information and energy at any one moment in time (it has to be spoon fed us, like babies). As we grow and mature, then we may be given more as we can handle it (otherwise we are easily overwhelmed).

What you may (potentially) manifest on this earth plane in one life time, is the sum total of all of your choices and experiences... and a product of who and what you have ever been (in spirit and in flesh) since you were first created as a soul, how many million or billions of years ago. Just within the context of the eternal past, most of us have lived previous lives, perhaps upon this or other planets, perhaps even in other dimensions higher or lower than this one. We have also played many different roles, some "good", some "bad", some as angels, some as devils (this is a very long and varied list).

Our individual existence began long before we were ever born into these current bodies... and will continue long after we leave... yet through the illusions of this physical reality, we have forgotten this truth.

New Souls and Old Souls
Within the context of relative time, it's difficult to say when any particular soul was first created. Generally speaking, I would say that all souls were created about the same time... which is to say, a very very long time ago. What all these souls were doing since "day one" varies. In the context of what is a "new" verse an "old" soul, it really depends on where (what dimension) that soul was residing on during this period of time. Souls who have been dwelling on the higher dimensional planes since their creation and only recently (maybe for the first time) incarnated as human beings are called "New Souls". These souls are only new in the sense that they are new to this dimension, but as souls, they can be just as old as the "old" souls who have incarnated down here in physical form many times over. All souls have some experience of self on one level of creation or another, be it the angelic dimensions, or something else. So the designation of "new soul" is simply a matter of perspective as seen from earth. So we would say that a "new soul" is a soul that has not lived very long in a physical bodily form, and are not as experienced in this physical reality. When such a soul does comes on to this earthly stage, they are typically excited about everything, wanting to test the limitations of this dimension and experience all the sensations of being in a physical body.

There are a number of reasons for new and old souls to incarnate and reincarnate. Some incarnate to selflessly serve humanity, or... to develop the personal mastery that comes from experiencing this world and partaking of the diversity it offers (one cannot become a master of this physical dimension by remaining in spirit - mastery can only be achieved through the challenges of being human). Like playing cards - each time you get a new hand (a new life) the game is different. And like any game, the more you play, the more you learn, the better you get. If you are an "old soul", you have played this game of life many times. However, like any game, the more you play, the more likely you would also tend to develop unhealthy attachments and bad habits (samscaras) and accumulate negative debt (karma).. all reasons why the older souls typically have more stuff to work out, clear and heal. Such "old" souls could be likened to an old tree: some are gnarly with numerous knots, maybe bent out of shape... others stand tall and straight (either way, old or new, all trees need to be trimmed).

No escape - Death is not the answer
We may think that everything is rosy and lovey dovey when we leave this earthly existence, but this is not necessarily so. Death is not an escape from our past actions: we take our disturbing desires, earthly attachments, shocking traumas, and resistant selfish ways and will with us wherever we go, even to the other side. One reason why certain religions do not support suicide and the death penalty is the understanding that death is not a cure. Death may provide the soul consciousness a temporary reprieve from the irritations and limitations of the physical body (thus allowing the soul to see life from a clearer "vantage point") but death does not erase the "karma" of ones negative thoughts words feelings and deeds - it only cast a clear light upon them. But at some point (if not in this life time than another), there must be a reconning and atonement for all that we have left behind us from all our past lives. Every action has its consequences: no one can escape their past... this is Divine Justice - the Universal Law of Karma.

The Law of Karma is not a punishment.. it is a lesson in personal responsibility.


The Collective Unconscious
Due to the many veils of illusion (“Maya”) that cover the consciousness of a soul when entering and dwelling for any length of time in this material dimension, our perception, understanding and remembrance of the spiritual worlds from which we came from is, for most people, quite vague if not totally absent.

The minds limited perception of such a journey (from one life time to another) is fraught with misunderstandings and faulty perspectives. The transmigration of the soul is not a clear cut phenomenon and does not always follow a linear path or human time line.

For instance, from a “linear perspective” (which is the simplistic way our minds interpret reality) the assumption would be that if you somehow managed to recall memories of a previous life, those memories (and that incarnation) would be yours and yours alone. This is not always true. The possibility exists that one may indeed have partaken of that past life, but in what way... varies. The explanation can be a little complicated and confusing to the linear mind, but let me elaborate.

A writer has imagined or heard of a story of someones life and wrote it down. An actor has read this story and is acting it out in front of a camera for a movie. Another person is watching this movie and identifies so strongly with this character, that he imagines being this person and maybe even dreams about them later that night.
Whose memory of that life is true?
What is real and what is imagined?
To the mind, Is there really a difference?
It is in the nature of the subconscious to be imprinted in this way, which sometimes makes it nearly impossible to tell the difference between what is yours and what is another’s memories - to the subconscious, there really is no difference.

Memory (and consciousness) is a funny thing. When a soul leaves the physical body (dies) and ascends into the spirit realms, memories accumulated from that time on earth are held in a sort of energetic mist that surrounds the soul. Due to the intangible, amorphous nature of consciousness (this so called “mist”), very lucid impressions of what is held in it can easily be transmitted or rubbed off on to others, especially as they are descending (or incarnating) down into the physical dimension (this movement of souls passing each other by is like riding an elevator that goes up and down between the worlds). This same exchange of memories may even occur between two or more embodied peoples, but it is most pronounced between beings living on other dimensional realms of existence where consciousness is not clouded over by material forces (Maya). 

Because of the amorphous open and fluid nature of consciousness (to step into and out of matter), it is very possible (and very common) for more than one soul to share one body - i.e. to incarnate into and occupy the same bodily space at any one time. The body is simply an empty shell to be used however the soul or souls that ride it determine... so its very possible that many souls can pop into and out of this physical shell during the extent of its life time. Some singular soul could be exclusively present throughout a bodies entire life span (from conception, birth on to death), but I do not sense this is the norm. Most souls who incarnate have so many karmic agreements and soul contract (among other things) with so many other consciousnesses, that its more the norm to see many souls.. many consciousnesses.. inhabiting one body. Those souls who step into a body after it has already been born, are called "walk-ins" (I suppose those who step out could be called "walk-outs", but I don't see that word used anywhere else).

So you might ask, why or how can this be possible? Unlike the physical body (which is quite limited and has definitive boundaries) the eternal soul is an amorphous accumulation of consciousness and energies that have no real boundaries or limitations (except those the soul chooses to take on). The implications here are enormous. The soul - depending upon its unique and particular abilities - especially when it is not confined, attached or chained down to a physical body, has the ability to (on some degree) shift into and out of physical matter at will. In other words, one soul can be incarnate in one body, but that same bodily space may be shared with other entities or souls (such as your spirit guides, or worse, with negative entities). To the subjective consciousness (and ego-mind) the experiences in that one life may be identified with (and claimed as theirs) by any of the beings who shared that space with you. Perhaps now you may understand why it’s possible for many to lay claim to being the reincarnation of a certain person. Keep this in mind the next time you go to a psychic or hypno-therapist to find out about your past lives.

Feel free to spend as much thought and energy into trying to figure this all out as you wish, but the point is that reality and truth is not a black and white thing - there are many grey areas and much mystery. If anything, it’s important to keep an open mind and not be attached to any one perspective. Remember, we are trying to let go of our attachments, not make new ones – not even attachments to so called spiritual philosophies or new age belief systems. All are meager attempts by the limited mind to try and make sense of life and the Universe, and all of them must eventually be released. Even these writings are going to fall by the wayside when faced with the ultimate truth - which is truly beyond words... yet, we persist (for now, we use the mind to help you let go of the mind.. thats the point of all this writing).



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