The Cycle of Life
Incarnation and Reincarnation
The "Incarnation Process" begins from the higher subtler dimensional
levels of spirit where souls do not inhabit a "body", but rather, exist
as 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 culminating in a physical body on the
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
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 dipped into a vat of wax, each ring 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.
Energetically speaking, the incarnation process is initiated by a string
of events involving the Soul and its interaction with "The Mother" or
"Kundalini"energies (and consciousness) that make up the very substance
of the material dimensions. 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 - it is simply a divine conscious
feminine 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) illustrates the role the
Kundalini (symbolized as the serpent) has 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– such a powerful force that created the very
universe must be quite orgasmic (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
(or orgasms), it simply means letting go of our inner attachments. The
healing work is the greatest tool that assists us in this process.
Spiralling Into Still Point
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 in is your astral and mental body (adolescence -
Closer to the center is your etheric and causal body (middle age -
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 incomplete 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,
we may proceed to another incomplete lesson, on and on. At some point in
our souls development, when all the old songs are played out (when all
the lessons are learned) we can ascend to the next level of life
(perhaps a reality beyond the physical).
As our life is playing out, some new songs are being made, but what may
also show up are songs scarred by impressions of trauma (accumulated
over many past lives) manifesting on our life record like deep scratches
that keep the stylus playing one sound, over and over. These scratches -
also called "samscaras" - are our addictions, habits and negative
programs that keep us stuck in a rut (unable to move forward in our
life). If we can heal or clear up all of these samscaras before we
physically die, we can get to the center of this record (our life), and
ascend to a higher octave or frequency, possibly free of needing to
reincarnate (to having to play that same old record, over and over again
till we get it right).
From the very first to the very last experiences of life on this
planet, we are presented with experiences that may thrill or
traumatize, 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.. but no matter how hard 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 death and
surrenders to the final mystery... or be in abject terror and shock.
One thing is certain - at the end of life, death awaits... the only
question is, do we go willingly with ease and grace... or in fear and
terror are we forced out?
are preparing for death throughout our whole lives.
Cayce's Near-Death Experiences
more near-death experiences than anyone ever documented. Using hypnosis
induce a near-death experience, Cayce made over 14,000 journeys into the
spirit realm and was able to access virtually unlimited information by
visiting the so-called Hall of Records
described by a large number of near-death experiences. Cayce revealed
that his subconscious mind (which he identified as the
"soul") would leave his body and explore the dimension where all
are connected - a dimension similar in description to Carl Jung's
Collective Unconsciousness. It is the realm of thought, imagination,
after-death, and near-death states where all things are possible. Edgar
Cayce went on record three separate times to describe his out-of-body
journeys to people."
Cayce's Near-Death Experiences
The Day I Died - NDE - BBC
The end of all life is death .. there is no getting around this
eventuality. When one peers into the future, the void of death stares
back. When we can fully embrace this ultimate destiny
and willingly let go of our old identities and dramas, then the
spiritual journey begins in earnest. We first lets go of the attachments
to the astral, then solar, etheric and causal selves... till eventually
what remains - our pure essence - can ascend up the core of Creation and
unite with Infinite Source. This is "The Path of Ascension"
When you think you know
you are just playing an old familiar song...
you are standing still, spinning your wheels.
To reach the next level you must let go the old
blindly leap into where you have never been.
To reach the very ends of this mystery,
leap into the unknown, over and over
until it becomes a way of life.
This is the healing process.
11 year old boy reincarnated?
Most Documented Case of Reincarnation Ever !
this shell we call the physical body, the soul consciousness that
inhabits it does not die... rather, it passes 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 reincarnates, a varying amount of power, wisdom, knowledge,
memories, loves, likes, patterns, problems and karmas may tag along. How
much depends on what the soul - while in spirit – chooses to work on in
any given incarnation. No soul is able to consciously or energetically
process such a massive amount of information and energy of its entire
existence at any one moment in time (otherwise it would be overwhelmed),
but as we grow and mature, we are given more as we can handle.
We are the sum total of all of our choices and experiences... and a
product of who and what we have ever been (in spirit and in flesh) since
we were first created as a soul, how many million or billions of years
ago. Most of us have lived previous lives upon this or other planets and
in other dimensions higher or lower. We have played many different
roles, some good, some bad, most as mixtures of both.
Our individual existence began long before we were ever born into these
current bodies and will continue long after we leave, yet through the
illusion of physical reality, we have forgotten this truth.
New and Old Souls
It's difficult to say when any particular soul was first created. We
could say that all souls always existed and always were, but within the
context of relative time and space, souls are considered young or old
depending on their point of entry into creation and where (what
dimension) that soul resided and for how long. 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 dimension or something else). So the
designation of "new soul" is simply a matter of perspective. We could
say that a "new soul" is a soul who 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 in 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
There are a number of reasons souls choose to incarnate and reincarnate,
over and over. Some 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 - such a 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 light and airy when we leave this
earthly existence, but this is not necessarily so. No matter where we go
we carry our disturbing desires, earthly attachments, shocking traumas,
and resistant selfish ways with us, but while we are in spirit, it is
all held in stasis, taken back up when we return to another life. 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 reckoning and atonement for all that was left
behind. Every action has its consequences: the past no one can escape...
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 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 mind interprets reality) the assumption is that recalled memories of
a previous life (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 more complicated (and confusing).
A writer imagines a story of someones life and writes it down. An actor
plays this character 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 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 - 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 escalator 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.
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 it's very
possible that many souls can pop into and out of a body during the
extent of its life time. Some singular soul could be exclusively present
throughout its 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 with so many other souls, that
it's common to see many souls inhabiting one body. Those souls who step
into a body after it has already been born are called "walk-ins
(those who step out could be called "walk-outs", but I don't see that
word used much if at all).
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, lower level astral entities). To the subjective
consciousness (and ego-mind) the experiences in that one life may be
identified with (and claimed) 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 famous person. Fyi:
most famous people have shared their body mind with a great many other
souls (which is often how they became famous in the first place !). So
if you ever go to a psychic or hypno-therapist to find out about your
past lives, don't be attached to the person or story that comes up...
simply use it as a tool to be more self aware of current life lessons
and repeating patterns.
No matter how much we try to figure this out, it becomes quite clear
that truth is not a black and white thing - there are many grey areas
(and much mystery in between). Thus it becomes even more 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
to 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). In the meantime
we use the mind to help us let go of the mind.. and that's the point of
all this writing.
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