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Reincarnation, the Basics

Do you believe in life cycles? Reincarnation is the belief that on the death of the body, the soul transmigrates to or is born again in another body. Another meaning is the incarnation or embodiment of a soul in a new body after it has left the old one at physical death. Reincarnation is defined as being reborn in another body. Several religions believe that the human spirit returns to Earth in different forms again and again as it strives for perfection.

The origins of the notion of reincarnation are obscure. Discussion of the subject appears in the philosophical traditions of India. The Greeks discussed reincarnation, and the Celtic Druids are also reported to have taught a doctrine of reincarnation.

  • "No one, good or evil, ceases to exist; life is energy and energy cannot be created or destroyed; it is recycled." - Patricia D. Cornwell

Reincarnation is also called rebirth or transmigration, and is a part of several religions’ doctrine of cyclic existence. Primarily it is found in many Indian religions such as Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.

The idea of reincarnation is found in many ancient cultures. The Druids of Gaul, Britain and Ireland had rebirth or metempsychosis as one of their core doctrines. It is also found in many tribal societies around the world, in such places such as Australia, East Asia, Siberia, and South America.

Astrologers in the early twentieth-century integrated the concepts of karma and reincarnation into the practice of Western astrology. A new synthesis of East and West resulted as Hindu and Buddhist concepts of reincarnation were fused with Western astrology. Schools of Evolutionary Astrology are based on “an acceptance of the fact that human beings incarnate in a succession of lifetimes.”

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Reincarnation is an accepted part of the Wiccan faith. Wicca is a neo-pagan religion focused on nature. The concept of karmic return in Wicca states that our deeds return to us threefold, or multiple times to teach us lessons (The Threefold Law), whether in this lifetime or the next. Wiccans also believe in death and afterlife as important experiences for the soul to transform and prepare for future lifetimes.

About 20 percent of U.S. adults believe in reincarnation. Surveys have found about one fifth to one quarter of Europeans have some level of belief in reincarnation. Belief for the Nordic countries is 22%. In Russia, about one-third believes in reincarnation.

The above article was a brief general summary of what reincarnation is and where this belief is held now as well as some past history.

  • “I feel as though I have lived many lives, experienced the heights and depths of each and like the waves of the ocean, never known rest. Throughout the years, I looked always for the unusual, for the wonderful, for the mysteries at the heart of life.” - Leni Riefenstahl

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Does Reincarnation Exist?

Most of us would like to believe in reincarnation, but we just don’t know. We are all skeptical in nature. We tend to not believe until we sense a phenomenon for ourselves. It’s not until you have a real life experience that you cannot deny, that is when you truly believe. An eye opening, gut wrenching, mind blown episode in your life. These are called psychic phenomenon, for we don’t know what else to call something that scares us and that we don’t understand. Any human is capable of this, yet this society stifles our abilities to achieve such things. Sometimes we fear these abilities and suppress them ourselves.

There are psychic occurrences that originate from others, and psychic endeavors that originate within myself. I have witnessed such episodes, both types. These phenomenon happen rarely in my life, but they are always surprising. The most common type for me are visions, when my conscious mind is connected to my subconscious. Usually just before fully awakening from deep REM sleep. My visions are normally of possible futures of myself.

  • “I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?” - Rumi

This vision was different however, as this was a full blown memory. It was from my past, a past life recall. A memory of my last day alive, in my previous lifetime. This shook me to my core, for I knew it to be a true memory. So vivid, so many details, so many feelings and sensations. It was the strangest thing I have ever experienced. It was from first person perspective, but I was just a watcher during this vision. It was another earlier version of me. I was seeing through his eyes, but the me having this memory in the present was not making any decisions with that body or the events that were happening.

While I was lost in that memory, I realized quickly that I was not directing the decisions so I paid very close attention to the details around me. I could identify a lot. The approximate year by the model of cars at that time. I could see the reflection of that earlier version’s body in storefront glass and automobile glass. I knew something of his own memories, like the life situation he was in and what had happened to have men chasing him all over the city. He was a teenage boy who was trying to help in the survival of his family, but to achieve that, he had stolen from these men and gotten caught in the act.

That life cycle was lost to a man who killed that physical body with a bullet. It was agonizing to relive that death. The odd thing was, the memory lasted a few seconds more, after my physical death. I was hovering over my body, watching as this man and his friends dumped my body in the harbor. When I did fully awake into this present, this memory left me in a fetus position in my bed and in shock for two hours.

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So, this is a good thing, that reincarnation exists. We are indeed an energy being, a spirit, a soul, whatever you want to call it. I have studied this phenomenon for the last dozen years. We don’t die with this physical body, we still exist without this body after death. So what happens after death? I have turned this over and over in my mind. It’s like a puzzle piece that I can’t quite place. So I tried to find others like me, who have these previous life memories.

There are numerous stories of small children remembering their last past life. But these memories seem to fade as the children get older. It does seem that I share a commonality with those children, of that we died a violent death in the past. That kind of traumatic death seems to push those memories into the next life.

Sometimes it is surprising to find out people that I have known for years and years have experienced the same sort of thing. People as adults having these previous life memories. There is usually a trigger for them though, a picture of a place, an event, familiar looking faces. Something that reminds us of a previous life, which stimulates us to have these memories emerge.

  • “I think we might’ve met in a past life. You know, one of those you pass and think, wow you’re kind of beautiful. Just one of those.” - Dominic Riccitello

The people I’ve talked with could remember a past life or multiple past lives. These were all older adults. I admired the amount of details they could remember. Some people had memories from being soul mates in previous lives and they sometimes were soul mates in this present life. There was one young woman who could remember at least a dozen past lives. This was someone I trusted completely and have known for years. I was totally astonished by this. At this point, all I could think about was more questions. Why would we reincarnate so many times? which leads to: Why are we here? which leads to: Who am I? All I could do is to think in puzzlement on this for quite a while, trying to understand.

It seems that most theologies did have this part right. That an afterlife does exist after physical death. It’s there, it’s real. But for some reason we do not remember anything about the afterlife, ever. People have near death experiences, in which most recall leaving their body or hovering over their body. Some people like me, have memories from a past life or past lives. There is a lot of evidence that we continue past our physical death and that reincarnation into another life does exist.

J is a website designer, graphic designer, and author. He lives in the US and researches the spiritual aspect of this physical dimension.

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Why Do We Reincarnate?

Who am I deep inside? I don’t mean this human identity and fleshly body. I am talking about my nonphysical self, my spirit, or my soul. Most people I have known in my life realize that we are something well beyond this human skin. These physical bodies we have are a costume for a temporary event, a single human life span. Is reincarnation a natural occurrence or a contrived circumstance? Does karma play a part in this?

Reincarnation is a belief or matter of faith, which cannot be proven, even to yourself, until after your rebirth and if you retain memories of different lives. It is a highly personal belief. For me, it is a hard truth. All that can be done is to describe the experience to others. Listen to others that have similar experiences. Most of the world’s religions describe or talk about reincarnation. More than half of the world’s population believe in some form of afterlife.

  • "Reincarnation occurs because we decide that we haven't learned enough lessons." - Sylvia Browne

There is also a growing amount of other evidence that there is an afterlife at the death of our physical bodies. People who survive near death experiences remember hovering over their body. Earth bound spirits of humans, also called ghosts, have been well documented worldwide. There are people like me who have memories of past lives. Uniquely skilled people can astro-project their minds away from their body. There are camera images that show our souls or spirits leaving our bodies. Science is trying to explain this, through quantum physics. I feel like we are getting closer to the answers we are seeking.

We are some sort of nonphysical being, that exist beyond this physical plane of reality. Some call us beings of light, and others call us energy beings. For we are made of stardust, the same atoms of energy that exist everywhere in the universe. We are part of another dimension, or more properly called a density, when we leave the body in our spirit form. That is if you believe that other dimensions exist, that you cannot perceive of through your normal five human senses.

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Here is the theory that I believe in. We are trying to ascend, from the third density to the fourth density. Densities are pressures established in changing frequencies of vibration. Different religions sometimes describe this ascension event, but usually in vague and mysterious ways.

This is the goal that we are all trying to achieve, even though we don’t remember deciding it. When we are born, we have a large dose of amnesia, essentially our memories are a blank slate, so that any experiences we have in this current life cycle can be new to us again. This leads to learning and spiritual growth. Also these new experiences and new environment help shape your personality in this life cycle, although you retain your basic personality traits throughout your life cycles.

Karma very much exists and is the reason that we keep reincarnating. Every action and decision you make, results in consequences. Every consequence is either positive karma or negative karma. You are responsible for the totality of your karma, throughout all of your lifecycles. You will keep reincarnating until your negative karma is cancelled out by positive karma. If you have an excessive amount of negative karma, it might take several life cycles to get rid of it.

  • "Whether or not we believe in survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, and karma, it has very serious implications for our behavior." - Stanislav Grof

It’s really very simple. Just be nice to people, help people. Do tasks that are a service to others. Love one another. Have a positive influence on someone. Make decisions that affect others in a positive way. You are the only one responsible for your karma. Be negative and you will be stuck in an endless loop of reincarnations. Or be positive and progress in your level of being. It is up to you.

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Escaping the Loop of Reincarnation

We are so much more than these physical beings, but we need these real experiences to grow spiritually. We need to learn these life lessons to expand ourselves. Learning to be loving in all situations is our purpose here and we actually agreed to do this in this physical state. It is unfortunate that we cannot remember this, but this amnesia is necessary for us to have new experiences that benefit this spiritual growth. We are here learning to develop our knowledge of self and service to others, and more importantly, to help others also grow and develop in this way. We are here to learn to love and accept others and ourselves for what we are. These are some of my beliefs, yours will be different. A person’s beliefs are unique to them and change throughout our lives.

Spiritual growth means developing your light body, by cultivating and maturing your soul. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you join a religion. Religions can guide you in some ways but sometimes they are misleading in other ways. There are a lot of distorted truths in this world, and it is only you that can choose the path you walk. Whether it is right or wrong, it is your choice. Meditation is often the key to understanding the choices that we have made.

You will have bad things happen in your life, as well as the good. Everything that occurs in our lives is some form of learning and is here to teach us. It is up to you to interpret the lesson and grow spiritually. To be ready to ascend when the planet is ready or to ascend on your own. This is our solution to escape the loop of reincarnation. To progress, to go to the next phase; to go from the third density physical world to the fourth density light body world. As long as we have negative karma, we will be keep being reincarnated until a positive balance is achieved.

  • "Karma bides it's time. You will always have to watch out. Karma is unforgiving and always gets payback." - Benjamin Bayani

In these physical bodies, we have energy centers, called Chakras. All of our Chakra centers need to be unblocked and operational, to draw the spiritual energy needed to achieve ascension. If our Chakras are blocked or drained, then our body, spirit, and mind cannot function properly. There are several methods to heal and balance our Chakras, which are found in different philosophies. The pineal gland, our sixth Chakra, also called our third eye, is considered to be critical to connecting our spiritual aspect to the universe.

Our karma has to be at least slightly positive, even if it is just 51%. This evaluation takes place between incarnations in what some call the afterlife. See Ascension Theory. So know and accept yourself, and be kind in your actions with others. We can be loving to others and understand that we are all of the same creation. We need to accept that we are absolutely the same no matter what our differences may be. Be forgiving and be compassionate. There is wisdom in recognizing that we are all connected and are just different guises of the same universal consciousness.

These are our roles, to progress until we can finally ascend. But you have to achieve positive karma, and to express the desire to ascend in your mind. Your vibration needs to be high enough to be at the right frequency, to go to the next layer of existence. Meditation is seen as the most common technique to raise your vibration and spirit energy levels. Positive karma comes from loving others and service to others. Negative karma comes from infringing on anyone’s free will in a negative way.

  • "You cannot do harm to someone because someone has done harm to you. You will pay just like they will." - Ericka Williams

If the universe allows it, we will ascend into the next level of density. Meditation is the key to raising the frequency of our vibration. The most important concept that we have to understand is that each one of us is the same, and to treat others with love and kindness. Each one of us is a fragment of the same consciousness. There is no you and no me, there is only us.

Only after we ascend, we can finally see past the illusion of isolation. We can pierce the veil that separates us from our higher selves. We can overcome this amnesia of forgetting. We can see the overlapping layers of reality and existence. We learn how this cosmic web is woven. We realize that this physical place called Earth is a testing ground, a place to learn and grow. Our progress is gauged by karma. Loving actions towards others are positive and hurtful actions are negative. We really are spiritual beings having a human experience, and yet we must realize that we are in a spiritual universe. And that universe is guiding us to be loving intelligent creatures.

There will always be some negativity in your life, as positive and negative are trying to stay in balance with each other. If this life’s existence seems miserable, stay patient, and usually problems will find solutions. We can make better choices when we throughly think about decisions. Just because our souls don’t die, do not ever think that suicide is an answer. It is not like pressing reset on a video game. You will come back, but with a lot of negative karma that might take several incarnations to work off. This negative karma is self evident in explanation. You have murdered yourself, and hurt everyone who loved that incarnation of you. There are always other solutions to consider instead of suicide. We seek happiness, never realizing it is inside of us already. We have to choose to allow ourselves to be happy with the positive things in our lives, and try to forgive ourselves and others of the negative things that happen.

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We must have thousands of versions of ourselves throughout our time of existence. But there is a way to progress, that was not known to most people here in the west. Here, we are systematically conditioned to discourage any spiritual or mystical activities in our society. We pride ourselves on science and logic. We are given nothing substantial that we can believe in. It is saddening that our true past is hidden from us. We look for the truth and we often find nothing approaching the truth by the way of disinformation.

There is much confusion in this world, much of it due to the forgetting. But we have to start with a blank slate, to be able to learn the lessons we are supposed to learn. There is a part of us that is in sixth density, which is our higher mind or higher self that remembers all. There is the veil keeps us separate. Our higher selves always try to help us in various ways although. Our subconscious sends us dreams, often to help us solve problems we are encountering. Our sense of intuition is also a part of this, we need to learn to trust it when we feel it. This is what we sometimes refer to as our subconscious, and it helps us in making hard decisions between good and bad. Because of the veil, there is limited communication with our higher selves. I was sent a past life recall, and I am convinced it was so I would keep seeking spiritual truths.

Some of the ideas and concepts discussed here are fairly new for me, yet for the first time in a long while, I have hope for the future. Our existence does progress by stages. It will take many layers of densities in our planes of reality for us to understand the most basic concept, that we are all one with the universe.

J is a website designer, graphic designer, and author. He lives in the US and researches the spiritual aspect of this physical dimension.

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Do Not Be Afraid

We are born into this world not knowing anything and we have to rely on others to teach us. There is a problem however. What if the ones we learn from are using incorrect information? Our family, our teachers, our peers, or our mentors are not aware it is incorrect, for they were educated by the same system in this society. This information, as incorrect as it is, is all we have to go on and we do our best. Little do we know that this teaching structure is purposely slanted toward keeping us afraid.

Often we can only choose from a variety of ideas that are confusing or that come with conflicting information. It is hard for us to believe in anything unless we experience it directly with our five senses of this physical body. We are all like this, for we have been taught to use rational thinking to evaluate our environment and situations. There are times, however, when we see evidence from ourselves or others that would defy any rational explanation. This is usually from the spiritual realm, or the unseen world.

As children, when we first encounter anything that in our mind should clearly be alive, yet is in a unresponsive state, so we are puzzled and immediately ask our parents about this. We learn about death for the first time. And our child self can sense that this subject is difficult for the parent to explain. There is a reluctance to discuss this, or maybe a sense of fear, or sometimes, an emotional mayhem coming from the adult. We learn that this is a natural cycle, that life is always followed by death. This is where the explanation usually stops, and the child is left wondering what happens after death to their consciousness. Their awareness of self, this question of what happens to me?

This is the question we will ask for the rest of our lives. Because it seems there is no clear cut answer. Everyone is so divided on their opinion of this. Every religion has different answers. It is so hard to find the truth of what happens in the afterlife. Our collective beliefs need to be unified. Our group consciousness needs to agree together. Perhaps, one day soon, this will happen. For now I can only tell you of the experiences I have had, which have only pointed my opinion in the direction of the obvious truth that we are eternal.

Some people think that this is all we have, that when we die, it is game over. The end, finished. There is only blackness, like going to sleep permanently. What a dismal view on life! I just want to embrace these people, give them loving thoughts, and tell them how mistaken they are. That we do this cycle of lifetimes again and again and again. These people need to believe in our true nature, that our consciousness does not need a physical body.

A prime example of this is ghosts or spirits, the ones that still interact with this dimension. These are the lost ones, the ones who cannot find their way to cross over into the afterlife. They may have a strong connection still holding them to the earthly plane, or maybe they think they have unfinished business here. Do you believe in ghosts? The only way to convince skeptics is to let them experience a ghost first hand. To see and hear and feel the unexplainable. After all, I was a skeptic, and that is what happened to me.

It is hard not to believe in ghosts when you fully experience items that are moved by an unseen presence. A door you just passed that was closed is now fully open. A rocking chair rocking back and forth with no visible person in it. Just a whiff of the deceased’s perfume. I count myself lucky that it was a benevolent spirit, my grandmother, who had very recently died. I never saw her manifest visually but her presence was felt. That was her favorite rocking chair. Her spirit just would not leave our house, so maybe she thought she was still alive. She would move items around on my mother’s dressing table, which frightened my mother. We moved to another house as quickly as possible.

This was very much a first hand witness account of a consciousness without a body. A person that I had known for years, since she lived with us. I was only twelve years old at the time of her death. Over the years, I sometimes think that we should have done more for my grandmother’s spirit. Maybe we should have gotten a psychic medium to make contact with her and guide her to crossing over to the afterlife. I cannot help but wonder if she still inhabits that house in her spirit form. She needs to be at peace and heal in her rightful place of the spiritual realm. I would help her if I could. My hope is that she is not still haunting that house and has crossed over to where she needed to be.

There is a staggering amount of evidence and accounts by people who fully understand that our consciousness can exist separately from our physical body. Ghosts are just part of this evidence. People who have near death experiences report hovering in spirit form over their body and can accurately describe what was happening in that area at that time. People with psychic abilities also know about our spirit form, people who can astral project or remote view especially. All of us need to realize we are non-physical beings. That this physical life is just a temporary existence, one of very many that we will have. But we are skeptical and afraid, for we have been conditioned to be afraid of death.

The media we have been exposed to our whole lives; music, television, and movies, often contain violence and death. There are many, many ways to die and it seems like the media want to show us all of them. The local news is mainly just a murder and violence list of the day. These things do affect the psyche of our minds, and manifest as fear in us.

The health and medicine companies seem to like to take advantage of our fear of death also, for it helps their profits. The power structures of this world like us to be afraid, so that the masses of people are more controllable. They want us to feel isolated and alone, that we have no power to affect society. But the truth is, we can make a difference, that when we are united in an idea, we can very much make a big change.

One of the things that used to make me afraid of death was religion. Some religions use these concepts of heaven, purgatory, and hell as our afterlife existence. Most people interpret these as actual places in other dimensions that are used for reward or punishment. These teachings are terribly misleading. Even if people believe we are souls and survive death, they will be afraid of Judgment. But my understanding now is that these concepts may be metaphors for the events that really happen.

In reality, after death, there is no Judgement by any god. Our Creator loves us unconditionally, for we are all a part of our Creator. Our flaws are expected and accepted as a part of us. There will be no judgement by others. There will be a review of our lifecycle that we just finished, however this is only an evaluation for what polarity we chose. It will determine if we were positive or negative, and how much karma we collected. But it is not some judgement condemning you to the religious concept of hell.

Let’s look at those religious concepts and what they really mean, as far as our choices in the afterlife. Everything is determined by our polarity and how much karma we have of that polarity. Now if we qualify to ascend to the next level, going from third density to forth density, that would be the equivalent of the concept of heaven. That outcome means we are spiritually progressing, becoming a higher frequency being with a greater understanding of our existence.

However, if we do not qualify to ascend, we will be reincarnated again at the third density level on a third density world. We just keep repeating lifecycles with different bodies until we are able to finally ascend. What is challenging in third density, is that we are born into each incarnation with essentially no knowledge of what our goal is. This is done to maintain free will, to let each of us choose our polarity. These repeating cycles of reincarnations sounds very much like the religious concept of hell. And we are already familiar with that reality, for we are here now.

Now the religious concept of purgatory would be where our ghosts are. These souls are somehow between the earthly plane and the afterlife. There is something that is binding them to the earth. It is not known what the reasons are. It could be confusion, or maybe they do not realize they are dead. It could be there is a perception of unfinished business here. It seems like the best action for any soul would be to have a plan for this. To be ready for death, to recognize when it occurs, and cut all the possible cords that could bind someone here. We want the best chance of getting to the afterlife realm when we do die. It is unknown how long these ghosts will be stuck in between these planes of existence. Maybe until that soul perceives that it’s business is finished with the earthly plane, and attempts to cross over into the afterlife.

The point of this story is that we do not have to fear death. That it is natural, physical life is always concluded by physical death. But the most important aspect is that we continue to exist without this physical body. We are non-physical beings, beings of spirit. Somehow I think if we were taught this by one unified philosophy when we were young, we would not be so afraid of death. In a perfect world we would be told that this physical life is an adventure, a temporary event of existence. One of many physical incarnations that we would have. But that teaching would only occur if we had a unified caring society, which we do not have right now.

Let me make one thing clear, I am not advocating death at all. Death will occur at the natural time for each one of us. No matter how bleak a situation looks, suicide is not an answer at all, and your spiritual progress would be set back greatly. It is better to stay physically alive and do the spirtual work now. A premature death caused by you would require a lot more spiritual lessons, which in turn requires a lot more reincarnations. That would be the murder of self, which then receives a lot of negative karma attached to your soul. Have faith that the situation will get better, and just live this physical life. Life in third density is arranged to be challenging so that your responses and choices bring out your true self, whether that be positive or negative. Remember, positive karma that we project from ourselves will attract positive karma toward us.

The other event that occurred in my life told me with all certainty that we do indeed reincarnate. My higher self sent me a vision. It was a past life memory. To be specific, it was the last day I was alive in the previous lifetime, roughly seventy five years ago. It really was not pleasant, and having to relive my death was not desirable. I was killed by violence as a teenager. After the death of that body, I hovered over it and watched the man responsible dump that body off the docks. It was not a kind memory, and it put my present body into shock for awhile, but it told me the truth of reincarnation. And apparently my higher self thought I needed it.

So please do not be quite so afraid of death, we do survive it in a different form. We transition back to our normal spirit form. This physical lifetime is a temporary event of our eternal existence. It can be an adventure and is an evaluation of our soul. After the death of this body, we will meet with our higher self in the afterlife and plan the mission for the next reincarnation. We will also see versions of our loved ones, which are their higher selves in the afterlife. But our goal is to keep progressing in our spiritual development and growth.


If we are faced with an intensely dramatic death, we have a built in mechanism to avoid most of the pain. When we recognize that we are in a situation where there is no chance of survival, we will automatically vacate our physical body. 

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J is a website designer, graphic designer, and author. He lives in the US and researches the spiritual aspect of this physical dimension.

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Let Them Go

A lot a us have come to realize, that yes, we are a being of spirit. We do reincarnate, and we will continue to do so throughout our existence. In this third dimension, we do not understand our reality due to the veil hiding our memories. We have forgotten who and what we are. That we are these almost eternal beings that go through life and death many, many times. That there is another part of self, one that exist in the sixth plane, that helps us and guides us. That both of you mapped out every aspect of the life you are living now. You even chose who would be your parents in this lifetime. 

None of us can comprehend that our present reality is an illusion. That time and space do not exist. For it feels so real, the weight of time seems to always be pressing down upon us. We are so driven, with most of us searching for our purpose here, our mission in this life. If we are fortunate, we will find that mission. You will know when you find it, a sense of contentment will be felt. Along with this feeling of a raw energy that is nourishing your soul. This is us, being the best version of ourselves. Sadly, a lot of us will not find our original mission.

And yet the universe only wishes us to make decisions and choices. This is a crucible of which we emerge from the other side with the answers to two questions. Were we a positive being or a negative being during this lifetime? Is our karma in universal harmony so that we can progress to the next level? And probably the biggest question of all, did we learn how to love? The most difficult part of that is learning how to love yourself. But equally important is loving others, even if it is a someone you have never met. These answers will be self evident in the afterlife.

Death is a topic everyone tends to avoid, although it is a natural part of life every day. There cannot be a physical life without physical death at the end of that life. For us, there is nothing to fear, we are simply going to leave the physical body in our spirit form. And we will be greeted by loved ones who will guide us to the afterlife. Our higher selves, some call oversouls, exist in this realm of the afterlife and will help us with the transition after physical death. Our consciousness will be grateful for this assistance, for sometimes we are confused by the transformation.

The moment of death is something that I think we should be prepared for, as morbid as that sounds. We should have a fairly established set of beliefs that we will utilize at the proper time. Every detail of our death has been planned just as much as details of our life before we came here. It is not a destiny exactly, but we were aware of it. We actually agreed to undertake the life we are living, we were shown the entirety of this lifetime. Death will find us at the appropriate time.

The reason we should be prepared, is death can occur at anytime. Sudden death by accident or other outside circumstances can happen. If we have the knowledge of what to expect, then we have a much greater chance to go where we are supposed to go. We do not want to end up as earthbound spirits, which we call ghosts. It seems these souls are confused by the transition and are delayed before passing to the afterlife. People who die by violence are often confused and shocked, and usually will have a period of healing in the afterlife before reincarnating again.

So if you find yourself hovering over your body, you are either astral projecting, or your physical body is dead or near death. Look for your spiritual guides and accept their help with getting to the afterlife. Come to the realization that your consciousness can exist separately from the physical body and accept this new reality. We need to understand that we are no longer living in our physical body and are seeking how to go to the afterlife. Do not let yourself become bound to this physical place from mistaken intentions.

Some of us will be fortunate enough to have a period before our death to know that we will be dying soon. Do not waste such an opportunity! That will give us time to make amends with people that we have karmic bonds to, if we need to. Prepare your family and loved ones for your death. Do not show fear, for now you know what to expect. Tell them, especially children, that you will be going on a wonderful journey. An adventure into another dimension. Explain that you will be leaving this physical body and returning to your spirit form. Tell them that you will see them again and will return to physical life one day in a different body. That reincarnation is a natural part of our existence.

However painful it is, realize that you will have to let go of your loved ones here. That you are going somewhere that they cannot follow, until it is the proper time for them. There will be grief and sorrow and mourning but that is how we are. Our physical bodies are full of emotions and feelings and it is only natural to express our feelings. But we need to try to keep a positive attitude around our most cherished loved ones. We need to project that our death is a natural process, and to share our positive memories of this life with those who will take the loss of you most intensely. Always remind them that this is a transition of your form, that your consciousness will survive. Share your wisdom with others.

From the other opposite point of view, if you have someone you love about to die, be sure to be understanding and compassionate in their presence. Be sure to express what your feelings are for them, and discuss any unresolved issues. Talk of memories you had together. Reassure them that you care deeply for them yet you understand that they have had a good life and the time for their transition to the afterlife will come soon. In other words, you need to let them go too when it is the proper time. Do not become the cord that binds them to this earthly reality. Support them and comfort them, and hopefully say your farewells to them. Wish them luck on their magical journey. Express that you know you will see them again in the afterlife or in another physical incarnation. And you have memories of them in your heart.

Many workers at hospitals and hospices report that patients who are in their final moments, will often get a burst of mental clarity. It also appears that the patients can see into the dimension of the afterlife. Some will ask, how did the room become so crowded? What they might be seeing are their loved ones’ spirits, who have come to guide them to the afterlife. Others will exclaim, how beautiful, so many stars and planets! The patient could be seeing their path to the afterlife.

The important thing here is to treat the dying with respect and dignity. Their lifetime is at an end, their physical body is unable to continue living. The spirit will continue to exist after separation from the body. The Law of One states “the only need at death is the releasing of that entity from its body by those around it and the praising of the process by those who grieve”. So “Let them go” needs to be applied by both the person dying and the people who are mourning. There should be a severing of all emotional and karmic connections to allow the spirit to leave and crossover into the realm of the afterlife.

(Please note: The ideas presented above are interpretations by the author of several sources, including “The Law of One“. Awakened beings can draw their own conclusions.)

J is a website designer, graphic designer, and author. He lives in the US and researches the spiritual aspect of this physical dimension.

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Our Spiritual Nature

It is somewhat ironic that we, as beings of spirit, have to come to this place in a physical body to learn how to progress spiritually. And when we get here, we have forgotten who we are, what we are, and what our purpose is here.

It was really hard for me to realize this concept of being a spirit, to accept that the spirit realm was really my home. This was something that I had thought I accepted long ago. And yet, only recently, was when I truly accepted that I was foremost a spirit, that the physical lifetime was only temporary and was teaching me how to develop as a being. This was very enlightening and resonated at a deeper level of my consciousness as truth.

We are beings of spirit, this is our natural form. We live in a community that exists elsewhere, at a higher frequency, in another dimension. It is this physical world with our physical bodies that seems so foreign to us. Even though we have had hundreds or maybe even thousands of reincarnations, our existence here does not seem to be natural to a lot of us. This place is a classroom with many, many lessons that we need to learn. Lessons of how to love ourselves, and how to love others. Respect, honesty, integrity, kindness, humility, and acceptance will be woven into our character if we are on a positive path.

We are born into a system where we are being taught that we are only a human being with a soul. This was hammered so deep in my psyche, I was oblivious to the truth of it being there. We are conditioned to fear death, and to question if we have a soul. This thinking is exactly backward. Imagine, if you will, a place where we exist as higher frequency beings in a different dimension. A place where all of us have psychic abilities, and we are happy and peaceful. This is what we really are, and where our home really is. Try to visualize that existence, for that is what is natural to us.

Part of our consciousness is sent to animate these physical bodies on this third dimensional planet. We are spirits having human learning experiences on this world. This does not seem natural to us, but we have forgotten. This place is a school and it feels very real to us while we are here. But the science here is getting closer to the truth, it seems everything here is made from vibrations and frequencies. It appears that this reality is made from light and sound. Sound familiar? Maybe like the video game or computer game you are playing?

We made the conscious choice as a soul to enter these challenging lives for specific experiences.

That’s right, there is a lot of belief now, that we are in a simulation. There are countless theories and religions that call this place an illusion. Our future selves could even be the architect of our local reality. This is truly a designed matrix. We volunteer to come here, this is self imposed, and we will advance to the next level when we are ready. There is no judgement from others after our death, it is ourselves doing this. Your life review is evaluated by you, which as you know, we are our own most critical judge. We will keep sending ourselves here until we learn the concepts that we wish to learn.

It all seems so funny; strange; peculiar? This concept. That we actually wake up when we die here. That this life is the dream. I am reminded of the old children’s nursery song:

“Row, row, row your boat.

Gently down the stream.

Merrily, merrily, merrily,

Life is but a dream.”

J is a website designer, graphic designer, and author. He lives in the US and researches the spiritual aspect of this physical dimension.

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