Reincarnation is a core tenet of eastern religious traditions. But it is not generally accepted by the western Abrahamic religions but for a few sects.
Interestingly, reincarnation is a foundational teaching from current channels and intuitives such as Paul Selig and Natalie Sudman.
As my walking meditation hikers know, I have spent the last several years contemplating the idea of the Eternal. Against that backdrop, reincarnation makes sense. As I have observed in many posts, we are new being manifest from the Eternal. We are first born as absolute potential to become our full, Absolute expression in full human expression and union with Source.
This is a journey that takes many lifetimes. There is so much to write on our initiating tabula rasa.
A helpful analog that we’ve discussed on our walking meditation hikes is the image of a tree and each season of leaves being one of many lifetimes for a person. The core tree is our Eternal self and each lifetime is the equivalent of each season of leaves.
In the fall, we drop the lessons of each life to become nutrients for our next incarnation, our next season of learning through storms and beautiful days; through dark nights of winter and the glorious colors of spring; until that last fall and the full wisdom of many lives when our lessons are shared with others still reaching for fullness of the light of Being.
Reincarnation is an important lesson for our times of division.
In our many lives, we have been all colors, races creeds and genders. In the fullness of this knowing we see others with fresh, Divine eyes knowing that I have been that, or may yet become that, whether poverty or wealth, sickness or health. This wisdom teaches us a deep empathy and compassion, for the incidental aspects of this life are only temporary expressions of an Eternal self yearning for wholeness.
This is true for me and it is true for you.
This is foreign to our western traditions, but, given adequate contemplation, one finds a deep knowing and presence in this core presence to Being.
Sit with this. Go into a crowd and feel the implications.
Let your empathy sing. It is a sweet, blessed song. (CCXXII)