When we have done all the work we were sent to Earth to do, we are allowed to shed our body, which imprisons our soul like a cocoon encloses the future butterfly. And when the time is right, we can let go of it and we will be free of pain, free of fears and worries, free as a very beautiful butterfly, returning home to Spirit. –Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Approximately 75% of the world’s population knows reincarnation exists however only 25% of Americans do.
Which religious faiths have a belief in reincarnation? Baha’i, Confucianism, Druids, Druze, Gnostic, Hinduism, Jainism, Native American, Paganism, Scientology, Rastafari, Shamanism, Shinto, Sikhism, Spiritism, Sufi, Taoism, Theosophy, Wicca, Yoruba, Buddhism, Judaism (in Kabbalah and some orthodox sects), some Spiritualism, some Unitarian Universalism, Christianity (pre-Constantinople).
Which religious faiths do not have a belief in reincarnation? Christianity (post-Constantinople), Islam, Judaism (reformed and conservative), Zoroastrianism, some Spiritualism, some Unitarian Universalism.
The existence of reincarnation is not something that science yet has the capability to prove however the following are strong justifications that is does exist:
1. Quantum Physics
2. Experiencing Dreams
3. Experiencing Déjà Vu
4. Hypnotic Regressions
5. Existence of Birthmarks
6. Existence of Prodigies and Genius
7. Experiencing Spontaneous Memories
As Shirley Maclaine says “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”
Here is a list of 10 things everyone should know about reincarnation: (source and additional information is available at this link: http://personalityspirituality.net/2009/07/10/10-things-everyone-should-know-about-reincarnation)
1. The soul exists.
2. The soul evolves.
3. There is a law of karma.
4. Each lifetime is pre-planned.
5. The soul sticks to one species at a time.
6. Reincarnation has a beginning and an end.
7. The soul evolves most effectively in physical form.
8. The soul has no nationality, creed, race or gender.
9. There is no urgency to complete our reincarnation cycle.
10. The soul undergoes the full range of meaningful human experiences and choices by reincarnating.
Common reasons to reincarnate are usually based on:
- Service (to be in service to others)
- Desire (perhaps to be with loved ones)
- Karma (retribution, repetition, or compensation)
- Growth through lessons (for the soul’s progression)
There is used to be a considerable waiting period between lifetimes with intervals of a 1000 years or more. Modern intervals range from 10 months to 800 years with the average being around 40 years. One reason there may be shorter intervals now is that the world changes a lot more quickly and the pace of life is much quicker. Life in ancient times remained basically the same for many centuries at a time so there would have been little for a soul to learn by returning immediately.
Our so called “problems” may be a result of one single reason but more likely they are a result of a complex set of multidimensional reasons. Finding the solution may require peeling away many layers to get to the core nugget. Once the core is known to us the problems transform into gifts of wisdom.
Doris Eliana Cohen says that we usually have at least 3 life themes that are our core lessons in one lifetime. I am sure that we all relate to many of them because they are universal and common to us all. They are:
- Not fitting in
- Feeling victimized
- Feeling abandoned
- Being unheard and ignored
- Feeling helpless and powerless
- Being overlooked for advancement
- Feeling misunderstood by everyone
- Choosing the wrong romantic partner
- Feeling inadequate or not good enough
- Lacking money, health, love, or friendship
- Being angry; having difficulty managing anger
- Feeling unworthy; experiencing low self-esteem
- Fear of loss, commitment, intimacy, or being alone
- Being abused emotionally, physically, and/or sexually
- Being unacknowledged for one’s gifts or contributions
- Having personal boundaries violated and disrespected
Each lifetime has Destiny Points. Every incarnated spirit has a preplanned life journey. The soul will meet people and face opportunities and obstacles that it has planned. Free is exercised as the soul reacts to these people, opportunities, and obstacles and the subsequent decisions made from the interactions.
Each lifetime also has Exit Points, which are possible escape hatches or opportunities to bail and return to The Other Side. If a soul decides that it has accomplished all it needs to on this trip, it can opt out at one of these points, or it can decide to stay and continue on. These exit points may be obvious or they may be so trivial that we are not conscious of them. The 10 most common ways to terminate a lifetime are:
- Old Age
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