Smoke & Mirrors Top10 Myths Against
Died and Prejudice...
Ask any past life worker... there is a
strong prejudice in society (even ones with belief
systems that support the concepts of
against doing past life exploration. The myths
and "urban legends" about reincarnation
are hard wired into the human consciousness.
The reason is that this Earth is a
giant schoolhouse and we are all here to learn lessons
that we "got wrong" in past lives. All
that really matters is where we are now and what we are
learning now. Being free from the knowledge of
our past lives relieves us from the baggage of our past
mistakes as well as from "cheat codes" that
could advance us more quickly. So we agree to
and we agree to resist the knowledge and the
freedom belief in reincarnation could bring us.
So here are
the "Top Ten Myths AGAINST
"Reincarnation is appalling. It kills ambition.
It perpetuates human misery. It propagates false hopes. It is obviously
a pack of lies." (from "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever")
An Inconvenient Truth: Ironically, the above quote comes from a very
pro-reincarnation movie, "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (Barbra Streisand).
This movie first introduced me to the concepts of past lives and reincarnation
and, in many ways, it has inspired my work ever since then. The above quote
clearly outlines many individuals' objections to reincarnation.
#1 "Kills Ambition": In my experience, when someone connects with
the truth of their past lives, this FUELS their ambition to put right now
what once went wrong - rather than killing it. Similarly, I have never ever
had someone tell me that they will wait until their next life to get things
right because knowledge of reincarnation has given them permission to take
a nap this time around. Most often, past lives are what has shaped an
individual to be either ambitious or lazy. In my experience, ambition (or
lack thereof) is a quality a person either has or does not have.
#2 "Perpetuates Misery": I believe that knowledge of reincarnation
gives people hope… hope that is denied when people believe that they are
locked into a single, cruel, and pointless existence to which death is the
only escape. What ends human misery is the knowledge that every experience
they have is rich in karmic learning and burn off, that they have more
chances at life than one, and that their karma can be improved as they
choose to become more like love.
#3 "False Hopes": What are these exactly? That, if we learn our
karmic lessons, that our lives can improve radically in a short span of
time? That, because we reincarnate, we are not roasting in an endless
Hell full of fire, brimstone, and devils with pitchforks? Or that we are
not lost in Purgatory in a sea of dead babies and marginal souls? Or
that we will not be bored to death by growing wings, sitting on a cloud,
and plucking a harp endlessly in Heaven enduring celestial boredom? Coming
back to Earth to have more adventures is much more empowering.
#4 "Pack of Lies": What are these exactly? That a loving God gives
us infinite chances to learn what is and is not like love so that we can
become an worthy CoWorker in the unfoldment of a more loving and kind universe?
That all we have to do is treat others with kindness and compassion so that when
we sow love, we can reap it? That creation is so grand that to understand it,
we have to experience it from all angles via reincarnation? All I can say
is "Gimme a break!"
#5 Bigger Picture: Although reincarnation can seem disorganized,
random, cruel, and pointless, this is only because the bigger and more
complex picture of the divine plan for resolution of past life karma is
not seen. Reincarnation is actually a well organized, well planned, and
well executed process which is designed to enhance spiritual growth and
development while delivering divine justice.
#6 Not LIFO: The resolution of past life karma does not work on a
"last in, first out" basis (that in each life the individual always works
on the previous one). More often than not, people choose to work on other
past lives BEFORE their last previous life. Often the "wounds" of the last
life are too fresh to be faced (which does not stop these "wounds" from
appearing as birth-marks). More often, many
of the individuals have moved on to other karmic groups. So they will not
be available until later in future lifetimes when all the players can be
#7 Not One Life: Most individuals are deeply effected by three
significant past lives (not just one past life). When an individual has
worked through enough karma on their primary three past lives (their
past life load), other lives will emerge
to be healed. Very few individuals chose to reincarnate with a plan to
work on ten or more past lives at once because of the huge difficulty
involved. Only in very primitive societies do individuals work on the
karma of just one past life.
#8 Limited Control: Unless you are an "advanced Soul", you will not
have total control over as to where, when, and who will you return. The
choice of incarnation is always under supervision of your guides. The
criteria for your reincarnation is based on your current spiritual level,
what spiritual level you would like to achieve, and the past life karma
between you and others. This creates the "Must Dos" and "Nice to Haves"
in your Life Contract (for more on this, click here).
#9 Karmic Fatalism: This is the belief that all is pre-determined
and all that anyone says or does means nothing, effects nothing, and changes
nothing. Over cycles of reincarnation, karma works to free individuals from
the fears that would otherwise rob them of the motivation to heal and improve
their lives... especially of the false belief in karmic fatalism. Reincarnation
is how we reap the effects in the present/future of what we sowed by
our causes/actions in the past.
#10 No Real Evidence: Formal reincarnation studies use the same
standards of investigation and uncover the same kinds of evidence that
would hold up in a court of law. This legal kind
of evidence includes "independent eyewitness testimony", "physical
documents", and "physical artifacts" verifying unpublished details of
past life regressions. There is literally a "mountain of evidence",
gathered in a scientific manner, that science chooses to ignore because
of reincarnation skepticism.
Other Myths About Reincarnation:
#11 "Random Convergence": "Reincarnation happens" but NOT in
a random and haphazard way. Karma is very precise: it draws individuals
together perfectly through what seems like chaos. For example, those on a
battle-field who are rushing headlong at what appears to be strangers are
actually finding karmic partners with the precision of guided missiles
to balance past life karma.
#12 "Unscientific": "Unscientific" means not acceptable to scientists
who are atheists or whose religion is anti-reincarnation. Yet reincarnation
operates with "beyond" scientific exactness. For example, all families
and most friends are deep karmic partners who are attracted to one another
in webs of social networks - which are formed by past life karma - everywhere
at all times all around the world.
#13 "No Such Thing as Soul": How karma works is that what each soul
sows, each soul reaps. Most see how "what goes around, comes around" and
believe in this cycle of personal sowing and reaping. The human legal system
operates on the principle that choices made by an individual have consequences
for their life and freedom. Karma is the great law and the immoveable judge
while reincarnation is its irresistible enforcer ensuring that each soul
pays its karmic debts.