How Reincarnation Works
April 28, 2010 by Akemi Gaines
Reincarnation is the way we, as souls, have been doing our learning for eons of time. Although there are some souls who are very new to this physical world (I mentioned about this issue of “soul age” when I reviewed Michael Newton’s The Journey Of Souls), most of you have been reincarnated many times.
Reincarnation as a way to experience the world from different perspective
By definition, this physical world requires us to take certain specific perspective. For example, you are either a man or a woman. As a soul, everyone has both male and female energies, more or less of each. But as physical beings, we are either male or female. And we are born at a specific time and place in this three dimensional world even though there are no time and space limitations in the spiritual world. We also chose specific parents and birth settings.
A unique birth setting and life experiences offers a unique perspective. So souls often choose very different — often opposite — perspective to round up the learning process they set out to do. For example, if you were the kind of man who had sexual relationships with women as a way to show off your social power, you, as a soul, may choose to be born as a woman in the following incarnation and live closely with that kind of man, the mirror image of your previous self.
You have the same basic disposition of your starseed, but you are in a very different situation. This way, you get to experience both sides of the story and learn what non-loving relationships are like — which is a way to learn love.
Likewise, if you were an exploitative factory owner before, you may incarnate in a poor family and eventually work for a difficult boss. If you were a very dogmatic and authoritative religious leader in your past life, you may choose to be a revolutionary next time, another way to use your inner power and to experience leadership in a very different setting.
I have no value judgment for those souls who have “acted out”, so to say. And being born on the receiving end of the scenario is not a punishment. It’s just a way of learning. You don’t have to reincarnate this way, but I see it happen often in my Akashic Record Reading.
Perhaps Hitler is reincarnated as a Jew now. . .
Reincarnation as a way to experience different life choices
Another common way of reincarnation is to set out in a similar birth setting but to explore different path by making different choices. Throughout life, we make many decisions with our free will. Each decision changes the available options in the future and together carves out our life. So even with similar birth settings and dispositions, people live different lives. Some souls choose to explore the options they missed in previous incarnation.
For example, let’s say you were a middle class woman in your past life. You chose to marry with the man your parents chose, a man from the same social and religious group with yourself, even though you were secretly in love with a man from a lower class. You chose to go for parental guidance and social approval rather than being true to your own feelings and asserting yourself.
This doesn’t necessarily mean you made a “wrong” decision and were unhappy for the rest of your life. But that decision defined your life from there on, and you often wondered what may have happened if.
In this life, you may be born in surprisingly similar settings — again, a middle class woman with parents of traditional values (in probably a different country. Souls really like living in different locations.) Again, you are secretly attracted to a man that you know your parents won’t approve of. And they talk how nice it would be if you married with the boy you dated in high school, whose family they know of. So what do you do this time? Do you do the same thing again, choosing the “safe” option that pleases your parents, or do you try something different?
Purpose of reincarnation
These are just two common patterns souls choose their next incarnations. I want to emphasize there is no judgment here. It’s like choosing roles in a play in this world we call reality. I don’t think “good” karma brings good next life and “bad” karma brings bad reincarnation. That view is bound by our limited understanding of what is “good” and “bad”.
We all chose our birth settings. There are special spirits who assist us in this process, but it’s ultimately our choice. And sure, sometimes we choose to reincarnate in a way that doesn’t really fit our disposition nor our learning plan — like this. But that’s okay, too.
Also, the time a soul spends in between incarnations seem to vary quite a bit. Some souls come back in a few years while some spends many decades, or even centuries, on the other side.
And finally, the question, “Why do we reincarnate? What’s the purpose? Do we ever quit this cycle of reincarnation?” My understanding is reincarnation is a way of learning. We are the individualized pieces of God, and we are hear to learn Love, Light, Truth, Abundance, and Power, to see what it is like to experience joy and freedom. So when a soul achieves that objective, I wouldn’t be surprised if it stops to reincarnate. That’s the whole point of Ascension.
Do you have any questions about reincarnations? Please let me know by leaving your comments. Thank you.