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What is reincarnation?
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Author: By Elsabe_Smit
Have we lived before? Will we live again? Despite endless debates based around the validity of reincarnation as it is expounded in various religions, there is one crucial point that must be remembered. Reincarnation is not a religious concept. It is not the property of any one group to either own or disown. Reincarnation is par excellence a natural Law. When we grasp this, many doors open for deeper understanding. "The Meadow"addresses this concept subtly as it describes the challenges of the main characters from life to life. Logically, if you study the nature of the world in which we live, learn and grow, almost everything has a cycle - why would man be different from the environment in which he was meant to evolve? -- Elfreda Pretorius and Mike O'Hare.
What is Reincarnation?
Author: By Elsabe_Smit
Imagine one massive drop of water, as big as the earth, falling from a great height. What will happen when it hits a flat surface?
Yes, the massive drop of water will split into tiny droplets ' myriads of them. That is similar to what happened when we got separated from God. We became humanity, and there are a few billion of us on this planet.
Imagine that each one of us also broke into pieces at the beginning of time. Each one of us strive to become whole again, and then to become part of God again. How do we do that?
Imagine each of those tiny droplets that form you, wanting to unite with the other droplets again, and then wanting to re-unite with the other individuals that are part of the gigantic drop that is God. It would be like watching a reversed film of the droplets becoming a gigantic drop again.
This process of becoming whole again can happen in one lifetime, or it can happen over many lifetimes. That is re-incarnation.
Each lifetime that we spend on this earth is part of eternity. Each lifetime brings us closer to being whole as individuals again, and that is why we return to this earth.
The bodies, people and circumstances we choose each time we return to the earth depend on what we need to learn here. Do we need to return as males or females? With other people from previous lives whom we have unfinished business with? Or with different people?
Have you ever noticed that some people tend to have close bonds that are not affected by time of circumstances? Like lovers or twins that separate and meet again years later? Mother and daughter that are very close? Friends that live in different countries, but always remain in contact?
Could it be that such people have become whole to the extent that they are there to support one another on this part of the eternal journey?
The opposite is also true ' that people experience intense destructive emotions about each other, but for some reason they cannot separate. We all know about the wife that in her mind has a very good reason for staying with a cheating or violent husband. The same holds for e.g. incestuous relationships and for abused and neglected children.
None of these happen by chance or by accident. It is all part of a Plan that spans centuries, and of a movement towards integrating first with our selves, and then with one another.
Eternity does not know time. We created time so that we can better understand the Plan.
Eternity also does not know form. We use bodies because we are not spiritually whole enough yet to leave those bodies behind.
We keep re-incarnating until we can, as in the example of the droplets, be re-integrated again.
Then, like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Ghandi and others like them, we return to this earth again, so that we can light the path for our brothers and sisters. Our aim is to re-integrate all souls, so that we can become One with God again.
That is what re-incarnation is about.
That is why we sometimes "recognise" complete strangers and experience déjà vu (the strong, sure feeling that you have been in a particular place or situation before, even though your logical mind says it is impossible).
That is also why we sometimes have shocking daydreams about the people we love most, and why we often have such difficulty breaking away from the people that hurt us most.
Once we understand that we are part of eternity, it often becomes easier to understand the most joyful and most hurtful parts of our lives. Then we get closer to being like those perfect single drops of water that reflect the beauty of nature, or even to being like the collection of perfect drops that form a rainbow.
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Sophia commented on 22 Apr 2009, 14:49:16 In-sight-full....Truth has been the most sought after through out life as understood by humans, in the process of understanding where they come from...who they are... that goes for me too in the beginning....Life is not as complexed as perceived.. its the denials when truth presents itself in answer to the question asked. One may want to know in asking " Who am I,...where do I come from?" The answer presents itself in varying experiences of recollections that add up to familiarities of a different aspect of being from the culture one has been born and raised in. Then denial becomes the inhibiting factor, as doubt and influenced beliefs distract the seeking mind.The answers are all around us even before we ask the question... all we only have to ask and the answer is there.Reincarnation...rebirth...exists...personal experience....I questioned the butterfly... watching its cycle...child's play and It said..." Child you are same as I, each time you come back into the world with new colors of delight, embrace the beauty of coming back, as you marvel at the beauty of my wings so be the marvel of beauty within life'" I sure did not imagine that... lesson's about life's continuous process of renewal...recycle???!!!! I learned to trust purpose behind the design. Its answers are all around us within every season...the process continues within life's reasoned design.......
"The Meadow" is an epic love story unlike anything told before. The storyline threads an earthly path through four life times, from ancient Mexica to contemporary Pakistan, and affords the reader glimpses of a place known as "The Meadow" - an inter-life waterhole where souls rest between lives.
This is a story about life and all its complexities. It is about the eternal love of two characters that seem destined to be together but who repeatedly fail to bond due to a nemesis that tracks them from life to life, tearing them apart.
The stage of "The Meadow" includes hate and retribution, international espionage and political deceit, interspersed with the brilliance of an autistic savant, offspring of the female protagonist, who tries to solve the secret and mystery of the eagle in order to save his mother.
The frustrated lovers thus have only one option - to unite in the Meadow - a place they forget all about each time they incarnate into a new life.
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