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Do you believe that you have had a past life? I do…I certainly believe on the possibility that after death the soul comes back to life in another human form.….Perhaps a different race, socio-economic class, or gender.

Some religions even believe you could have been another living species entirely – a dog, gazelle, or fish perhaps. This has nothing to do with my religious background. I have a certain belief  that there is a possibility that nature’s  way of forgiving is by giving a second chance to a soul that has not fulfilled its purpose in one life form(I stand corrected).

Proponents of Reincarnation argue that there might be clues to what our past lives were in the various complex aspects that make up our current physical, emotional, intellectual, and psychological personalities. This argument dates at least 3,000 years back.

Discussions of the subject can be found in the ancient traditions of India, Greece, and the Celtic Druids. It’s a tantalizing belief – that our spirits are not confined to the seven, eight, or nine decades of life on Earth (if we’re lucky), but that we have lived before and that we might live again. Crazy and hopeful at the same time don’t you think?

Most of us have experienced the eerie feeling of Dejavu – The sudden, surprising feeling that an event we are going through at the moment has happened exactly this way before. Maybe in an event already experienced or lived through; perhaps triggered by a voice or music or a place so familiar we feel we’ve been there before.

The reason we don’t remember the lives we lived before is both simple and complex. The simple answer is, “Because we have not lived before.” This is because our current conscious mind, personality, and body are new; they have not been alive before. Nor have they reincarnated in the true sense of the word.

However, our souls have been alive before – this is the distinction – and they have reincarnated. The memories are those of our souls’ – not our own conscious memories. Studies by Edgar Cayce. 

Humans have become so encapsulated in the physical that we began to identify ourselves more with our bodies than with our consciousness. We began to think of ourselves as physical entities rather than free, living consciousness. We began to think we were only physical beings and our heavenly origins began to be forgotten. The physical body is so substantial, so captivating that it is difficult to hold on to the more delicate reality of spirit-thoughts, pure point of consciousness in a Universal Mind.

While scientists and psychiatrists insist there are neurological explanations for these phenomena, others wonder if these strange feelings could be vague, fleeting memories of past lives. You enter a house or building, for example, in a town you’ve never visited before. Yet every detail of that place is familiar. You know what’s in the next room and up the stairs. You have the overwhelming feeling that you’ve been there before. Have you – in a past life?

People often turn to religion for doctrines that provide simple answers to difficult questions. I checked out the Buddhism doctrines on reincarnation and discovered that Buddhism is not about reincarnation at all .Buddhism is a practice that enables experiencing illusion as illusion and reality as reality. The Buddha taught that our delusional belief in “me” causes our many dissatisfactions with life .When the illusion is experienced as illusion, we are liberated. The Buddha taught that what we think of as our “self” — our ego, self-consciousness and personality — is a creation of the skandhas. Very simply, our bodies, physical and emotional sensations, conceptualizations, ideas and beliefs, and consciousness work together to create the illusion of a permanent, distinctive “me.”

Yet other scientists discussed the cause of déjà vu appears to be the emergence of memories of past lives to the present life. Parapsychologists support this hypothesis as being connected to wish fulfillment from the past life in the present. This particular reasoning is highly debated because it can’t be proved, disproved or investigated. It remains a matter of faith. However, Algorithmic Reincarnation is most consistent with the theory of reincarnation and predicts that memories are unable to pass from one life to the next. A set of signals, instead, can be transferred to reflect states of consciousness.

It’s important to note that people don’t simply believe in reincarnation because it sounds appealing or even because of facial resemblances.  While some may believe in reincarnation on religious faith, some believe in on due to the amount of evidence that exists which is best explained if reincarnation is true. There has been some series scientific investigations that have been conducted to verify the claims children make about the people they used to be in past lives.

Children will make precise statements about the people they used to be which turn out to be true, will list off the interpersonal relationships they have with certain people who they list by name, they tell us the character traits and specific details about the people they remember to be and the lives they lived, and also suffer phobias and birth marks that correspond to past life traumas

The most famous case of past life regression through hypnosis is that of Ruth Simmons. In 1952, her therapist, Morey Bernstein, took her back past the point of her birth. Suddenly, Ruth began to speak with an Irish accent and claimed that her name was Bridey Murphy, who lived in 19th century Belfast, Ireland. Ruth recalled many details of her life as Bridey, but, unfortunately, attempts to find out if Ms. Murphy really existed were unsuccessful. There was, however, some indirect evidence for the truth of her story: under hypnosis, Bridey mentioned the names of two grocers in Belfast from whom she bought food, Mr. Farr and John Carrigan. A Belfast librarian found a city directory for 1865-1866 that listed both men as grocers. Her story was told both in a book by Bernstein and in a 1956 movie, The Search for Bridey Murphy

Dr. Tucker who was a child psychiatrist in private practice when he heard about the reincarnation research being conducted by Ian Stevenson, MD, founder and director of the Division of Perceptual Studies at UVA. He was intrigued and began working with the division in 1996; six years later, when Dr. Stevenson retired, Dr. Tucker took over as the leader of the division’s past-life research. The UVA team has gathered more than 2,500 documented cases of children from all over the world who have 
detailed memories of former lives, including that of a California toddler with a surprisingly good golf swing who said he had once been legendary athlete Bobby Jones; In mid-west five-year-old who shared some of the same memories and physical traits—blindness in his left eye, a mark on his neck, a limp—as a long-
deceased brother; and another girl in 
India who woke up one day and began speaking fluently in a dialect she’d never heard before. Dr. Tucker describes these cases in his book: Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Their Past Lives.

The studies says that the children in the UVA collection typically began talking about their previous lives when they were two or three years old and stopped by the age of six or seven. “That is around the same time that we all lose our memories of early childhood,” Dr. Tucker says. When he first learned about a subject, he checked for fraud, deliberate or unconscious, by finding out if the parents are credible or the child have picked up the memories through TV, overheard conversations or other ordinary means. If he can rule out fraud, he and his team interview the child and his or her family to get a detailed account about the previous life. Then the researchers tried to find a deceased person whose life matches the memories. This last part is essential because otherwise the child’s story would be just a fantasy.

Most of this cases sited children as young as two years having visual memories of past life some of them through Dreams and nightmare, phobias ,Birthmark and other birth defects physical appearance ,children’s spontaneous recall and special knowledge

One case that I like most is one of an Indian boy claimed to remember the life of a man named Maha Ram, who was killed with a shotgun fired at close range. This boy had an array of birthmarks in the center of his chest that looked like they could possibly correspond to a shotgun blast. So the story was checked out. Indeed, there was a man named Maha Ram who was killed by a shotgun blast to the chest. An autopsy report recorded the man’s chest wounds — which corresponded directly with the boy’s birthmarks. Dr. Stevenson and his team documented many other such cases, many of which he could verify through medical record

I believe there are many undocumented cases of reincarnation on earth; like we choose to believe in soulmates. Where two souls are meant for each other the minute they are born they seek out for each other and is also believed the soulmates are forever matched. The souls complement one another through one life form to another. Am sure you know such souls!

A wonder of the world that is sought after…….

Author: Kate Mwamba

Financial and lifestyle blogger

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