Sunday, April 14, 2013

Reincarnation...Journey of the Soul

Many books have been written on the premise that reincarnation is the natural and accurate journey of the Soul as it evolves and seeks to know its Divine nature. Through hypnosis and past life regression, doctors of psychiatry and medicine have discovered the validity of the Soul as Infinite and immortal. Michael Newton, PH.D, regressed hundreds of patients and methodically documented his case studies in, Journey of Souls and it's sequel, Destiny of Souls. Not only did his extraordinary work lead him and his patients into the hidden memories of the unconscious, but into the Spirit world or "interlife" of life between lives where information accessing what happens when we die, how a life is reviewed, Spirit Guides, and how we incarnate in groups, with families and soul mates, over and over again.  These case studies demonstrate the movements of Souls through different lifetimes, different ethnicity's, different religions and even different genders.

The evolution of the Soul is one of steady progression as it seeks to unify and know itself as Divine and Holy/wholly innocent. Dolores Cannon and Brian L.Weiss, M.D. have studied and practiced hypnosis and past life regression for decades. In the groundbreaking work of international bestseller,  Many Lives, Many Masters by Weiss, past life therapy changed the life of his patient as physical, emotional and spiritual healing took place simply by remembering that past lives existed. A Course in Miracles reminds us that life itself is an illusion and that we are never separate from Source or each other but within that teaching lies the pearl that "birth was not the beginning and death is not the end". "Heaven" is entered through the eye of the needle of the present moment so remembering a past life or foreseeing a future life is not really the point for we have this very lifetime, this very moment, to transcend and heal the past, the present and the future through complete transcendence of the ego. The practice of self-forgiveness is one method for achieving that awareness of Unity consciousness or Christ consciousness but every path, every step, brings us toward The One and complete remembrance.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche is an ancient text from the heart of the Tibetan tradition. From the Buddhist point of view, death is seen as a natural part of life somewhat likened to changing clothes or replacing an old, worn out car with a new one.  The body is like that to me, an automobile that our Soul self uses for a time and then lays aside when its usefulness has been fulfilled. His Holiness the Dalai Lama reminds us that, "If we wish to die well, we must learn to live well."  We cannot hope to die peacefully if our minds are filled with anger, worry, attachments, guilt and fear so life gives us every opportunity to purify our hearts and minds so that peace becomes our natural state of mind in every moment.

A more modern text on the case for reincarnation, The Return of the Revolutionaries by Walter Semkiw, M.D., is an exciting presentation of many case studies of individuals who were instrumental in the founding of this country around 1776 and who are now incarnated in our current time period as well known politicians, spiritual leaders, teachers and writers. The evidence of reincarnation is validated through personality traits, professional interests, writing styles, facial structure and many other strikingly similar patterns and indicators and finally through a contact in the spiritual realm of Ahtun Re, a spiritual connection accessed through the well known channel, Kevin Ryerson.

From the Bhagavad Gita translated by Stephen Mitchell

The Blessed Lord said:

Many times I have been born, 
and many times you have, also. 
All these lives I remember; 
you recall only this one.

Whoever knows, profoundly,
my divine presence on earth
is not reborn when he leaves 
the body, but comes to me.

Released from greed, fear, anger,
absorbed in me and made pure
by the practice of wisdom, many
have attained my own state of being.

However men try to reach me,
I return their love with my love;
whatever path they may travel,
it leads to me in the end.

In Love and Light,
A seeker on the Path