What’s the Point of Reincarnation?
written by Samantha Richards
During a meditation in 2011, I had a vision, including physical sensations, of an orphaned eight-year-old boy being burnt at the stake for cursing his village by bringing plague and death. I was not given a place or a time frame, but the boy appeared to be filthy and the words “street urchin” came to me. I felt enormous fear and distress, and the violence I saw and felt was sickening. I quickly brought my awareness back to the room where I was sitting and found my face drenched in tears.
I decided to investigate what I saw. For the next few days I focussed only on that event during meditation. The same scene kept presenting itself. On the third day, I was shown that the little boy had not magically brought the plague to his village, but had predicted that the deaths of most of the villagers would be caused by something in the water. The boy had told them not to drink the water, but they wouldn’t listen. Instead they ridiculed him, poked and hit him with sticks, and said that he had gone mad. Those who survived blamed him for the deaths, and because witches and warlocks in those times were deemed evil, the boy was burned alive.
So how did this relate to me? During meditation about a week later, I saw the boy’s face. His face was my face, even though I knew that my face was not the face he had in that life. I had seen a past life of mine.
Whether the vision and the sensations were real or not, they brought to the surface my fear of persecution for having the gifts I do. The experience encouraged me to analyse these gifts to understand why I feared using them.
When I realised I had lived and died in a previous life for using these gifts, something in me seemed to click into place. I emotionally and psychologically investigated my fear of persecution and came to understand that in this lifetime I would not be put to death or physically tormented. I saw that it was safe for me to continue my development and encourage these parts of myself to rise to the surface of my psyche. In doing so, I released a blockage in my heart, accepted that I would not suffer anymore, and began exploring my abilities.
What is Reincarnation?
Reincarnation means that the soul, after physical death, begins a new life in a new body. Hinduism claims that the soul begins and ends in God because it is of God. Consequently the soul chooses to incarnate for learning, growth, and enlightenment.
When a soul enters the reincarnation cycle, it will incarnate many times to discover its true self and learn the lessons it needs. These involve understanding the God essence that lies within, and the process must be completed before the soul can merge fully and become one with the Creator.
The point of reincarnation is to speed up our growth and enlightenment so that we recognise who and what we truly are. This is the realisation of the divine essence that lies within us, and we must accept in humility complete awareness of our own divinity before the soul can merge fully with the Creator. This is done by experiencing every facet of life, good or bad.
Reincarnation teaches us that instead of behaving like primitive man, we evolve, become enlightened, and accept our spirituality. A soul in the early stages of the reincarnation cycle will kill or behave in sadistic and cruel ways even, when not mortally threatened. These souls operate according to self-serving impulses and display almost no self-control as they seek to fulfill their desires. Hence they are called baby or infant souls. Through the process of reincarnation, these souls begin to develop where they reach a more enlightened state, and harming others becomes an impossible concept.
In conclusion, reincarnation is about eventual fusion with the Creator and finding infinite peace and the state of being that this union offers.
Samantha Richards is a Personal and Spiritual Development Teacher, Healer and Psychic Medium.
She is also the author of Touched by Divine Love: A Personal Journey into the Unknown, available online from all good book retailers for $22.99 (RRP), or for more information visit, www.samanthajrichards.com or www.facebook.com/samantharichards.author.