Most religions include reincarnation in their teachings. Even many of those religions that no longer do, did once. Until the powers within the religion realised that they had more power over their believers if they introduced the fire and brimstone threats.
When I was small, perhaps 8 or 9 years old, I was told that we are on Earth to learn and grow and if we lived a good life we would go to heaven. But if we lived a bad life we were destined to live all eternity in hell where we would be tormented with fire and other nasty things. This didn’t make sense to me, so I asked how this worked when a very young child died, I was told that they were going to heaven as they hadn’t had time to do anything wrong. Now that clearly wasn’t fair. Someone who lives for 80 years has so many opportunities to fail, that it didn’t seem right that they should be punished like this, when someone who passes on at an early age is rewarded with heaven.
So when someone introduced the idea of multiple lives to me, it made sense. Since then, I have wondered and asked, read and researched, and the more I looked, the more I began to understand about re-incarnation. I don’t have all the answers, I’m not sure I even have a few answers, but I am on the road to finding out and want share my thoughts with you.
Some years ago I studied and found out how wonderful hypnotherapy can be to help people overcome problems in their lives. One of the things that came from this was that I learned how to regress people to previous lives. This proved to be a real eye opener and made me more sure than I had ever been before that we live multiple lives. What I needed to do then was to learn why, if we are really spiritual beings, we need to experience lives in a physical form.
I will give more thoughts on this in later posts.