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Reincarnation:  elephant in the west room -
a light in the east
part 1 of 3

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done
and there is no new thing under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

Raised Irish cradle Catholic, i was steeped deeply in the faith's mystic esotericism -
i understand Christianity on levels most people don't even approach ...
i am also a reincarnationist,* but not because i ‘believe in’ reincarnation,
because reincarnation isn't a belief any more than is the passage of the sun -
it just is ...
so too for someone who experiences past life memories –
reincarnation just is -

Notice i said ‘experiences’ not ‘remembers’ – the distinction is profound

As opposed to a ‘past life reading’ for which a 3rd party is required,
a past life memory (PLM) involves direct, hands-on participation …
if there is no visceral reaction, no ‘a-ha! moment, then it’s likely not a valid PLM …
it's that simple

And that’s what naysayers don’t understand
(and why reincarnation is part of secret society secret teachings) --
that reincarnation validates itself to those 'with an ear to hear' (Mk 4:9)
by way of very personal ‘ah-ha!’ moments,
which is the nectar of every past life worker seeking to remember -
that involuntary ‘a-ha!’ moment wherein something unmistakable and deep inside shifts one’s very private paradigm of self-knowledge …
the impact of which cannot easily be shared with another,
but to those who have experienced it, to deny the ‘a-ha!’ moment is akin 
to denying one's face in the mirror each morning … you can't

So...that shift gained from the personal 'a-ha!' moment?

That's exactly what is needed these days,
exactly what Mother Earth herself cries out for ...
as any mother, she is done asking, "how many times must i show you?" 

Today's headlines demand that reincarnation is the singlemost important knowledge
to which humankind must awaken if we are to avoid the oncoming catastrophe ...

This is not just the ramblings on an old indian woman -
this understanding has been hinted at by Hopi prophecy** which quietly states:
“we are the ones we have been waiting for.” 

Let that sink in –
we are the ones we have been waiting for

Is it difficult to wrap your brain around that?
Try it this way: we are our children’s children’s children –
in other words what we leave for our descendants, we leave to ourselves -

How else can we be 'the ones we are waiting for' …
How else can we be our own children's grandchildren … 
except that a soul incarnate more than once?

Contrary to what we'd like to think, we don't escape this mess when we die -
we return to make it right, or die trying -
that is karmic law

And while the old saying generally brings a knowing smile,
seen under the lens of reincarnation, the same saying becomes a dire warning,
that ‘history repeats itself because we don't learn the first time around’ - 
we only smile because its 
truth makes us uncomfortable at our deepest core ...

So let's talk about the elephant in the room 
if only to explore
what insights might be gained from the perspective of reincarnation

Take a look at the headlines with Americans center stage, it seems,
doomed to repeat the downfall of Rome all over again,
from Nero fiddling in the White House to lead in the water supply 

The wise see clues to navigate these days, 
clues left all around the globe,
but for our purposes let's 
take Washington DC for an example …

Since its incorporation DC has long been considered
the ‘new jerusalem’ by many in this self-designated christian country -

if you're new to this 'new jerusalem' concept, then google: Washington DC+new jerusalem+ american nationalism’ and bingo! it'll come up front and center:  fundamentalist Christianity starting with the Puritans!

That said then, it becomes apparent that the generally accepted response of "coincidence" does not sufficiently explain why DC’s street layout is replete
with christian-templar-freemason symbolism --
George Washington himself contributed to the symbolism of the nation's capitol
because he considered its message for the generations important enough
 to be included in the design of the 'new jerusalem' --

So it is even more disturbing that the forefathers' obviously planned symbolism
is so summarily and patently dismissed as 'meaningless' by most Americans ...
how grieved would be the forefathers to see
how far off track their nation has come from its original intentions,
with a president in violation of the constitution
and general utter disregard for the poisoned food and water supply

Despair not though, gentle reader - the key isn't to understand the symbolism,
but to remember who we are 
because If there were ever a moment in history to awaken to our true selves, 
then this would be that time -

From the unblinking perspective of reincarnation,
DC’s streets become 
our own past selves shouting out to us today,
via ancient 3M notes
we left to future selves as the nation's capitol was built,
in fervent hopes of reminding ourselves to remember that in fact
can remember,because we have been here before,
and because we have faced this same dragon before,
and because these times are another test, just like Rome was ...

and the question now is the same as it was then then: do we pass or do we fail?

Make no mistake -
It is only by remembering the past that the future can be altered
because memory acknowledged liberates us from past encumbrances …
just ask any psychoanalyst

Now i'm sure some of you are saying, this sounds all too complicated, right? 
that it's too ‘out-there’ to be practical and useful?
or, most misguided, that reincarnation is against somebody's religion*

In fact, Teddy Roosevelt gives us clear and simple instructions on how to proceed:
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” -
this will unleash momentum needed to jog humankind's memory -
because where else could awakening global consciousness begin
but from the personal level?
We all chose to be here at this moment in time for this cosmic drama
because we each have a part to play,
and that is to receive what we each individually came to remember -
once personal awakening takes hold at the grass roots, universal karma kicks in -

but It all starts with the individual ...

So how does one begin?
for many years i was a Beliefnet moderator
on a number of discussion boards (now read-only),
among them the Reincarnation and Past Life boards -

where i commonly heard the same questions: 
how to remember a past life…how to tell memory from imagination…how reincarnation works with free will? one's religion? socially?  etc. 

Since modern interest in reincarnation seeks less philosophy and more how-to, 
to offer newbies a solid starting place for their own explorations into reincarnation
and how to remember their own past lives,
i wrote some threads addressing these common questions
and i share these writings with you - just click on the links:

Transmigration 101 -  part 2 of 3
basic terms, concepts, and past life worker tools
generally based on psychology and ancient Sanskrit teachings and scripture ...  

Reincarnation FAQs -  part 3 of 3
commonly asked Q&As gleaned directly from the R&PL forums (see below)


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while the two concepts (christianity and reincarnation) may seem mutually exclusive, they aren't -
but that's another topic altogether to be explored with later writings - in the meantime, the scholarly work Reincarnation in World Thought is an excellent resource 

**there is evidence that the quote we are the ones we have been waiting for did not originate with the Hopi but rather originates with a Cherokee elder named Will Rockingbear - explore documentation at this link  

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