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Reincarnation and Past Lives

Those beings with whom we resonate at a very deep level have been with us before, perhaps many times. The soul bond forged over those repeated interactions is what makes certain of our animal and human companions very special to us. We recognize their souls.

I don’t believe in accidental meetings. Those who cross our paths do so for a reason, whether to reestablish a former bond, teach or learn a lesson, convey a gift of some sort, shepherd us through a difficult period in our life, teach us how to have fun . . . . If asked, I’m sure many people would say they picked a particular animal as a companion because “well, there was something about him/her that grabbed at me, but I don’t know why”. Or that the animal persistently and openly chose them by following them around at an adoption setting, or a parking lot, or showed up on their doorstep one day, etc. There is a feeling of “unexplainable familiarity". That is soul recognition.

It is important to have compassion for others, especially for those who are working with tough lessons in their lives. However, this does not mean that they are to be pitied. Simply put, the soul chooses its environment, family, life lessons and experiences before it reincarnates. Choices may be made in order to provide the life path necessary to repay a karmic debt to another or to oneself; to help the soul grow and mature; as a "reward" (cause and effect; action and reaction) for having done well at learning lessons in the previous life, or in response to having had an opposite experience in a previous life; there are any number of variations and situations and lessons. For example, one born into poverty in a previous life may be born into one of wealth the next, to learn how to handle money responsibly; or it may be reversed, and they are born into poverty to learn humility.

This next information may be hard to understand or accept, and may even be offensive to some (definitely not my intention). Imagine the angelic beings and strong souls who were involved in the 9-11 tragedy. For a group of souls to choose and agree to pass over for what was, ultimately, the greater good of all shows immense compassion and growth and love on those souls' part. Looking at the "bigger picture", out of that tragedy has sprung an incredible outpouring of worldwide compassion and support from so people and governments; a renewed resolve to "do better" in whatever area we are struggling with, whether personal or as a nation and world; greatly increased involvement in volunteer work of all sorts by people previously too busy to think about it; more kindness toward our neighbors, family, friends, and strangers; a reorganization of priorities in personal lives and a "cleaning of closets" in the corporate environment; a renewed focus on peace for mankind; and so much more. This tragedy is just one situation . . . we learn daily about discord and violence between humans. It is our individual choice whether we focus our energy on fear about those events, or hold compassion and Light and Lovingkindness toward all involved. And we can ask that the Highest and Best Good be done for all involved, regardless of the role they play.

Regarding souls of humans and non-humans who have been here or elsewhere (this is a very large Universe!) over many lives, being an old soul doesn’t mean they don’t still have lessons to learn with every reincarnation. Before it incarnates, the soul chooses the environment, parents, situations, etc. which it wants to experience, and the lessons it wants to learn. The soul does this for each lifetime in its progression up the ladder of enlightenment. Eventually the soul reaches a stage of enlightenment where it no longer reincarnates in the physical world; instead, learning continues at another level (fifth dimension and higher).

Kathleen A. ("Kat") Berard
Animal Communicator (Pet Psychic), Bach Flower Essences Practitioner, Wild Earth Animal Essences Practitioner, and Holistic Care Consultant


You live a series of lives in different physical bodies. You come back to live a life over and over again in order to learn. There are lessons that are repeated to you so that you can grow from the experience and make progress. Progress to what? Reincarnation is the process you go through in your path to enlightenment!
So who gets to pick the life you lead? The answer is, you do.

Wait, before you jump up and down in excitement planning your life as a rock 'n' roll god, consider that when you decide on the type of life you will be assigned you are in a state devoid of your ego. You make your descision based on what you still need to learn with disregard to 'earthly' pleasures.
This process is governed by karma. This is the force of cause and effect that binds us to the lessons that we need to learn. As we act there is always a reaction. In terms of energy this reaction needs to be balanced and this balancing act is karma.

Aymen Fares
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The concept of reincarnation makes sense in a world that would otherwise seem unfair, unjust and out of control. Accepting the idea of reincarnation is not a matter of finding a philosophical Band-Aid or quick-fix for what we cannot explain. When studied deeper or experienced first hand through regressive hypnosis it heals lives. In the end, it is the client who heals themselves through their own insight or own understanding of what has happened.

In polling many therapists who also work with past life therapy, it has been found that 40% of their client's cures, or sources of their problems, may be found in their past lives. The remainder of originating causes may be discovered in their present childhood. Unfortunately, what that means is that up to 40% may never fully heal their issues if they are not addressing their past lives.

In addition, many are able to access hidden strengths and talents from previous lives that can be utilized now. Many re-discover their life purpose or path, and as a result are able to refocus their life direction.

Reincarnation and past life therapy helps to explain and clarify so many things in our lives. Have you ever felt an immediate attraction or repulsion to an individual, yet you've never met before?

Do you suffer from chronic health issues or overweight? Do you experience strong likes or dislikes for various cultures, geographical areas of the world and foods? Are you troubled by fears or phobias which you cannot explain? Have you ever experienced deja vu, particularly in a specific town or country? Have you experienced a lucid dream in which you were dressed in ancient clothing in a different time? All of these and more may be glimpses of your own past lives.

If we had but one chance at this thing called life, what could we possibly learn? How could we explain the inequities of one person being born whole and healthy and of noble blood, and another with a severe birth defect, poor and homeless. When we look more deeply, we see that there is a progressive process here. Not only is each soul learning something, but there is a collectiveness of what we are learning. We are all mirrors for each other.

What is the difference between school and life? In school, you get your lessons and then your test. In life, you get your test and then your lesson.


"Look where you are going because you will eventually go where you are looking.
Where your attention is...there is your destiny."
--Emmet Fox

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The following is a list of many of the situations people encounter when they are experiencing glimpses of their own past lives. This is by no means a total list, but it will give you some food for thought.

1. Birthmarks and birth deformities. Example: Common birthmarks, deformities or physical handicaps are often a result of a traumatic or powerful emotional experience in a past life. Birthmarks are often found through regressive hypnosis to be a type of emotional or psychic imprint from a cause of death or trauma in a previous lifetime. It is like an emotional wound or memory that was so strong, it carried through to this lifetime as a sort physically imprint at the site of the cause of death. However, it's purpose can also be serving as a spiritual or emotional lesson to balance out past life actions.

2. Children between two and four years of age may talk matter-of-factly about their previous life. One of my clients was sitting with her little 4 year old boy looking through a World War II History book and energetically pointed to a picture of a particular plane and said: "Mommie, I use to fly one of those when I was big!" These are the typical types of statements children honestly may report, however, these types of past life memories usually fade by the age of 6 years, or by the time they enter school.

3. Fears and phobias. Example: fear of fire, suffocation, heights, animals, etc. Fears and phobias may be linked to past life experiences, particularly when there seems to be no logical reason or cause for this fear from any current life experiences

4. Children may talk out loud during dreams and do so in a foreign language. See my article entitled: Past Life Memories.

5. Strong feelings (good or bad) for a significant person in your life. Strong emotional feelings or reactions to a particular individual are often a sure sign you've crossed paths before, and that your emotion is directly related to those past life experiences

6. You meet a stranger and feel you've met before. They seem familiar.

7. Repetitious patterns or issues in your life. Example: constant rejection, over-eating, double and triple checking locks on doors, etc.

8. Health issues. These are often emotional carry-throughs from past lives. You can be born with them or it may be triggered at any time by a familiar issue. Example: female problems, weight, digestive weaknesses, heart problems, etc.

9. Relationship problems or issues with a certain person. Example: Feels like husband is more like a brother than a husband.

10. Dreams of being in another time and place. If you find yourself dressed in clothing from another era, or using some type of tools or implements which do not fit our time period, it may be a flashback dream from a previous lifetime. Also notice whether "others" in the dream are also dressed in a similar time period. Often these past life dreams have subject matter which is highly emotional and is quite vivid in detail. They may be triggered by an issue, or event in your life which relates to that past life time. These are dreams which you don't easily forget.

11. Conscious flashbacks of things which don't fit here and now. Example: lifting a long skirt that isn't there, when going upstairs. Stroking a beard or mustache that isn't there. If you pay attention, you may periodically find yourself performing certain gestures or actions which do not fit this current lifetime. Unless you're paying attention, they may go unnoticed. They can take place during quite meditative states when you are rather oblivious to your actions or in busy times when you are not aware of what you are physically doing.

12. Strong feelings for a certain country, period of time, music or culture. Often my clients will tell me that "feel so at home" in a particular country or culture. For them it feels like going home, or that they've been there before. It can also manifest as feelings of anxiousness or uneasiness about a certain country or culture. (See # 15 below) Take a look at the furniture and art pieces in your home. Is there a predominant theme from a certain time period or culture that you enjoy or feel comfortable with? And are there ones which you really hate and would never consider placing in your home? Is there period music, such as Bagpipe or Native American Indian Flute music, which moves you to tears or that you feel very uncomfortable with for no apparent reason? Pay attention, because these past life hints are all around you.

13. Feelings of deja vu. Feeling as though this is familiar or you've done this before. See number # 12 above.

14. Talents and abilities at an early age. Example: gift of music, art, natural proclivities. We have all heard amazing stories of children who display uncanny talents and abilities at a very early age, yet had no training for it in this lifetime. These are most likely carry through talents or abilities from a past life. Take a look at your talents, abilities or strong points. Often it can be something as mundane as your ability to be diplomatic in difficult situations, or your ability to keep everyone calm during a stressful situation. Many of these are learned traits and strengths from previous lifetimes. What have you always seemed to be good at or came naturally or easily?

15. Unexplained strong likes or dislikes. Example: foods, a culture, a country, a person, etc. See number #12 above.


Your Journey Through Karma

REFLECTION Channeled by Donna Kinniburgh March 1998
Questions - Steve Kinniburgh (S)

Opening Comments:

Reincarnation is a word which many individuals do not understand in its totality. Indeed so! And as well, "karma" itself is oft times perceived by individuals in that when one does hold karma onto the self, there is need for paying back that which is owed to another lifestyle. From the perspective of reincarnation, this itself is not the case. For karma is that which individuals choose to balance when they do enter into the lifestyle that they do choose. For the balancing itself does add to the soul's perspective, does add an understanding and a beneficial energy for the expansion and the growth of the soul.

Reincarnation has been held from the populace through the years. For many secret societies did understand reincarnation. However, due to the desire to keep control factors on individuals through that of the factions of guilt and fear would withhold the fact that reincarnation is necessary for the evolution of each individual. Ye have been born before and indeed ye will be born again. Do note as well that each individual that you do encounter onto the physical reality you have met before. The individual that do sit beside you in your chair for you do choose to sit in that particular chair beside that particular individual to experience a balancing of karma, an exchange of energy or an understanding.

These choices have been made by yourself onto that of the subconscious areas. Agreement one onto the other, choices have been made. You are in control of your own reality and whether or not you would choose to incarnate into a particular lifestyle is up to your own. For there is not external force that states you must do this or you must do that. All do exist into that of choice. Each individual that you do encounter onto the chosen physical reality through agreement, these interactions do occur and the agreement that you yourself have difficulty understanding, tis those individuals that karma itself would hold the greatest effect onto the balancing factor. Indeed, we do perceive the questions that be available and would indeed open ourselves for query.

S: Thank you for being brief. We do have a number of questions. To begin with, how long does it take to come back on the average? Is it a month, a year, five years? Is there a specific time frame? And what governs this?

R: Indeed. There is no absolute. Would depend upon the individual and that which was necessary for the development of the soul. Many individuals would choose to incarnate and change their minds, if you will. Hence you do have that which is referred to by mankind as the crib death. These are individuals perhaps who do choose the interaction and then for one reason or another, did change their mind. Or perhaps they simply wanted to experience that of the crib death experience. There is no absolute. One indeed would choose to incarnate within seconds after casting off clay and yet another individual would choose perhaps 50 years, 100 years.

For do understand here, from the spiritual perspective, time itself is non-existence. For time is the creation, an illusion of those that would exist on the physical world. From our perspective on the spiritual, there is no space, there is not time.

S: So these things are all chosen?

R: Absolutely. By the individual and the choices be made at the time of incarnation, at the very moment, the very second, from your perspective.

S: Right. What is the process of the soul entering the body and when does this happen? Is there a it at conception? Is it at birth, physical birth?

R: Here again, would depend on the situation. There are no absolutes. For many individuals would not enter into a physical body sometimes up until three months before choices be made. Now this is not to say that of a child of three months ofttimes do not have a soul. We are referring to the totality of the soul. For, of course, soul fragmentation do exist. For the spirit must exist within an individual for life to proceed here.

S: So they send a little bit down to check it out?

R: Indeed. Test the waters so to speak. Now this is not always the case. Sometimes at conception. Would depend upon what is necessary for the learning experience of the individual. For experience is looked upon from many different ways, many different perspectives.

S: This is dealing with what we would call life after life. Why do some people see a light possibly at the end of a tunnel, possibly are drawn to that light and then decide to come back? What dictates that choice? Is it pure choice by the individual or is it, you know, how does that equate?

R: This agreement here. For the consciousness be partly involved here as well as the subconscious areas or the spirit of the individual. When an individual does understand and does recognize or realize that something needs to be done. Perhaps they have not yet completed that which they would have chosen onto the physical world. And so therefore, they turn back through choice. The light they do perceive is the totality of the joy and the bliss that do exist on the spiritual realities. For the spiritual reality does exist in the totality of bliss, the totality of color.

S: I see. Can we...well let's stick on the life after life. The book "Life After Life" describes what happens to some people after they are clinically declared dead and come back. Is that what really happens in the description in that book or are there other experiences or is this up to the individual?

R: Indeed. This is up to the individual. First of all, for clarification and further references here, would find that if you will note when an individual does engage or encounter an experience of entering into the blissfulness of the spiritual reality and they do return onto the physical plane, will note here that for the most part these individuals do undergo a multitudinous of changes. Change in understanding, change in thinking and indeed change through that of the heart itself. Many individuals do perceive this as a very high spiritual experience for it is indeed. And they would view the lifetime and see that problems are that which they do create and would choose to enter back into the physical lifetime to understand further into the physical world.

S: Ok. At the time of death, is it the same pattern with everyone regardless of the quality of life that they have lived? In other words, it's been said that some people have a difficult crossing or a difficult problem in the experience of death and yet others it's very peaceful, very calm and serene. Is it always that way for everyone and why would someone choose it to be difficult? What's going on there?

R: Indeed. First of all here for further clarification, each individual upon crossing would view that which be believed onto the physical lifestyle. Those that would find themselves involved in the upbringing, for example only, of a Catholic regimentation, they would view that of Christ. And yet another individual who had different remembrances would find perhaps Buddha be their familiarity. For the spiritual guides would interact with the individual to make the crossing as gentle as possible. Sometimes they are greeted by an individual that they are familiar with, perhaps a parent, a child, or a grandfather, so that the crossing be made as easy as possible.

S: Ok. When they see...excuse me for interrupting, when they see these entities or beings, i.e., Christ, Buddha, or whatever they believe, is it, in fact, that entity or is it a representation? What is this really?

R: Tis an illusion of that entity to make their crossing as simple as possible so that fear is not part of the experience. For do understand, the individual ofttimes have fear through that of the crossing. They don't need any more. So they would indeed be guided by their own spiritual guides for this experience.

S: So it's the spiritual guides that take the form of whatever it is we require. So if we grew up thinking that when we die we're going to find this guy with a long beard and a book and check our name off and let us in or not let us in, that's what we'll see?

R: Absolutely. For they would not give you what you don't want to see here. They would work with you to give you what you need at the time and later you will see the truth.

S: Can you describe that feeling or what is felt when that happens or is it completely different for everyone?

R: Indeed. Imagine, if you will, the greatest amount of enthusiasm, the greatest amount of joy, remember Christmas when you were a child, do remember the greatest sexual experience you have ever held. Put this all together and you will come close to understanding what does exist in reality.

S: That good, hey? Ok. You've answered that one. What is what we classify an Earth-bound spirit? Is that some entity that's trapped here because they were bad or what's going on there?

R: Indeed not. These, of course, are individuals that through the emotionality do find themselves caught between time and space or a fragmentation of the being, not the entire individual.

S: So it's a portion of...

R: A fragmentation of the personality that be held through the emotionality of family members as well as the self through that of fear, through that of anxiety, through that of guilt, or worry, or whatever emotionality that would hold difficulties onto the physical.

S: Thank you. I'll go to one of our small books here for a couple of questions. What particular karmic connection exist for the people now looking for answers outside of traditional religion, medicine or philosophy? Is there a karmic link or connection that exists with these people?

R: Indeed. Each would hold their different karmic links. From a total perspective, these individuals have chosen to interact onto the physicality to understand the totality of judge mentalism, to understand judgements from every perspective.

S: Ok. Is reincarnation a linear situation or can one go back in time? In other words, somebody who passed on in 1987 would they have to choose then a death ahead of 1987 or could they choose to go back in time and could you explain that process please?

R: Indeed, imagine a wheel.

S: A wheel?

R: Indeed, a wheel and in the center of this wheel does exist the soul.

S: Like the hub of the wheel?

R: The hub of the wheel, if you will. And each lifetime or each personality do go out onto the outer rim of the wheel very similar to that of the spoke of the wheel and they would live for a certain amount of time from a to b.

S: Along the outer rim of the wheel?

R: Along the outer rim of the wheel. From their perspective or the personality's perspective here, this would appear as linearity. Yet from the hub of the wheel, the soul looking down into or upon this would see the entire perspective and when the individual chooses to enter back into the spiritual reality perhaps would choose a lifetime into another time frame. This does not mean necessarily from your perspective to a futuristic life but from the soul's perspective to a lifetime of the past, if you will.

Authors Details: Donna Kinniburgh
Donna Kinniburgh is a Deep Trance Medium who works in the style of Edgar Cayce with her husband Steve who acts as her director/conductor for these sessions.Donna Channels a group of spiritual entities who call themselves 'Reflection'

'Reflection' is a large grouping of spiritual entities who choose to interact in our dimension through Donna to help human kind understand itself. "Reflection" is composed of the Spiritual Guides of both Donna and Steve, with "others" adding to the group as time and information require. The Authors Web Site

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