So an interesting conversation came up at lunch the other day and I thought I would share some of it with you here. I was having lunch w/ a bunch of techie folks and once they knew I saw clients for past life regression work the whole subject of reincarnation hit the table, and an interesting table it was since there were many faiths represented, including Jewish, Muslim, and Christian, in addition to my own. A few different questions came up that I answered, so I’ll just put them below as Q & A for the sake of brevity here.
Q: So, do you believe that people come back as like dogs and grasshoppers like the Buddhists?
A: I believe in Karma…. I’m not sure whether we come back as grasshoppers… I believe that every living being has a spark of “God” the Creator or whatever you’d like to call it inside. And if that being is learning about the ways that life expresses itself, wouldn’t it want to experience life on every physical plane during its investigations?
Q: So not that many believe in past lives, right?
A: Actually, most of the world believes in reincarnation.
Q: People but not faiths…. like the Buddhists…
A: Well, no. Yes people, but also faiths.
Q: But not any others….
A: Well, actually that depends on how finely you want to slice and dice the beliefs and the various interpretations. The Kabbalah [with a nod to my Jewish friend, who nodded in return…] is the mystical Jewish belief system … There are Gnostic Christians, and if the early Gnostics had their way, the church [Christian church] would never have happened because they believed/believe all the answers are inside you… The old testament has references to reincarnation according to some interpretations — Enoch— and there are others.
The table got very quiet after that, and we moved on to more technical subjects. What I didn’t continue on to say was that even in the new testament there was much said about reincarnation as well — speculation that Jeshua was the reincarnation of John the Baptist or the reincarnation of Ezekiel, or the reincarnation of Moses, or the reincarnation of one of the earlier prophets.
The point here in recounting this for you is that many different faiths and belief systems believe in reincarnation. Many of the different faiths also have a more mystical belief system that has grown from them or even preceded them in some cases.
For those of you reading who were raised Christian in some form or another (even if you’ve moved on to another belief system, you still have the core traits ingrained inside you, and yes I count myself among your numbers ;>), I ran across some very interesting information that has come out and come through Dolores Cannon and her regression work. Dolores has captured a lot of her work in her books and the ones I’m specifically referring to here are the ones concerning Jesus / Jeshua (I prefer Jeshua, the given name of the master who walked this Earth) and the Essenes.
Some of the information that has come to be known again (truth has a way of making itself known, even though many try to bury it and kill it through the ages, and worst of all twist it into something totally unrecognizable) in those books I’ve linked to is that the original plan was that the early church was supposed to follow the other wisdom traditions and have an outer structure meant for most of the world and an inner structure meant for those true seekers, like you and me. The outer structure is what became the Catholic church and all the others that grew from that root, but the inner structure never happened.
Magdalene, Mother Mary, and many other very strong, powerful, wealthy, and influential women involved with them who were also supporting Jeshua and his work (there was an inner circle of 12 female disciples as well who were organized around Magdalene) were the ones setting up the inner church, and the outer church was supposed to guide those true seekers who were ready to the inner church and the truly mystical teachings. The one for those who needed something more than just empty ritual. The inner church was to hold the sacred space for the Divine Feminine, while the outer was to hold the sacred space for the Divine Masculine. Balanced. Whole. Complete.
But instead, what was passed on was half a system that was totally lop-sided and out of balance. Don’t get me wrong, the teachings, the example and indeed the message the master brought are beautiful and wonderful and ring true for the soul. But what got distorted was that the messenger became worshiped as something that the rest of us could never be, when that was not the intent at all. The original intent was that the teachings and example were meant as something that the rest of us could very well follow because he was like US and we all have the same God-Spark inside us. A very subtle difference that would have made a world of difference in the way things were passed down.
But guess what? Peter had a bug up his butt about Magdalene and women in general and couldn’t accept the women as equals so the inner church never happened the way it was planned and the way it was supposed to happen.
That model of outer and inner would have matched most of the other belief systems at the time, including the Isis system in Egypt. In fact, many believe that not only did Jeshua go to India during those “missing years” for training with the Yogis, but that he also went through training in Egypt in the Isis system and that Magdalene was a highly trained Isis Priestess.
But I digress…(I’ve been researching a new book about the Divine Feminine, can you tell? lol). The point is that a LOT of belief systems believe in reincarnation and most people on this Earth Walk believe in it too — believe that we are indeed spiritual beings on a physical journey. Believe that we’re here learning and growing spiritually. Believe that Earth is like “grad school” for the soul, if you will, and that we often incarnate with the same soul group (the same group of souls) because we’re working on the same or similar issues and are growing at similar rates. Think of the soul group as the cohort that you’d be put into if it were grad or law school. The study buds, the classmates that will share the experience with you and that are indeed sharing the experience with you. These are usually the strongest relationships in your life: family relationships, romantic relationships, repeating pattern relationships. You know, the really intense ones that you learn so much from and the ones that teach you the lessons you really don’t want to learn at all. Those relationships are usually coming from your soul group.
Remember, to quote my mother (God rest her soul) “none of us will leave this world alive….” which is true. But what we take with us and carry with us from Earth Walk to Earth Walk and life to life is the love, the relationships, and the lessons and wisdom.
Until next time… stay in the Light, Lightworkers 🙂