by dahl2013

Reincarnation is the religious or metaphysical perception that the soul or spirit, after physical death, at some stage down the track begins a new life in a new body. This doctrine is a belief of most Indian religions and has some following in some sects of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

I personally believe wholeheartedly that we reincarnate many times before we reach that enviable position where we earn a choice to stay in Heaven or reincarnate again. Some of us, I am sure, are quicker to learn than others and complete this journey more speedily.

From what I can gather, we are all given positive and negative experiences throughout our different lives. These experiences can be seen as a series of karmic lessons or soul trainings which are basically a process of spiritual discovery. All of us have had bad experiences in our lives. For the most part we view these as times of darkness and misery. We feel like we have lost all hope and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. If the emotional trauma is severe we can suffer soul-shock and have no will left to live. How can we be expected to see any good to come out of this horrendous situation? It is the true transformation of the soul which allows us to see the good within this horrendous place of darkness.

Jodie was the first to talk to me about soul-shock and soul retrieval. The path of recovery on a soul level after soul shock is known as soul retrieval. It allows for healing through spiritual insight, mindfulness and a consciousness willing to learn. It is based around unconditional love and allowing the light of positive energy to help you to release the negative thoughts and cotton wool that encompass you. By opening yourself up to positive interpretations, you help yourself to learn your soul lessons in the current incarnation which in turn speeds up your journey and ensures that you don’t have to reincarnate to learn the same lessons again.

Rowan believed enthusiastically and unreservedly in reincarnation. He firmly believed that he had once been a Japanese warrior. He had a wealth of knowledge about Japan and its early inhabitants. He was fascinated with its history and its culture – far more fascinated than ‘just an idle curiosity’. He was desperate to visit Japan. He applied a couple of times through school to go on an exchange but missed out. He badgered us as a family to consider a family holiday there. When he first talked of Japan I enjoyed his stories and treated them like a good imaginative read! I look on his stories now with different eyes. He knew so much more than me; he had seen into the past and he had glimpsed the future.

He is an ‘old soul’. I look into his eyes now and know without doubt that he is an ‘old soul’. As an ‘old soul’ he didn’t have to stay around too long down here on his last incarnation. He has returned to his roots. He has experienced his fifth and final stage of reincarnation. In this stage there was a search for balance and an urge to pass on the torch before the end of his earth-life. By being the catalyst, the emotional trauma that triggered my soul-shock and opened the doors for my soul retrieval he has indeed passed on the torch!

An ‘old soul’ tends to be a bit of a loner because their hobbies and interests are usually a little different to those of their peers. They seek knowledge, wisdom and truth. This doesn’t mean they have their noses buried in books. They look for this knowledge, wisdom and truth in eccentric, funny ways. The old soul has a tendency to be sensitive and emotional. He left his ego behind and fosters love, peace and gentle humour wherever he goes. They champion the underdog. They are constantly aware of their own mortality and the mortality of their loved ones. This can manifest in them at times being withdrawn. Old souls tend to think a lot. They have learned so many lessons through their thought processes and possess huge insight into life situations from their ability to quietly and carefully watch what is going on around them. The old soul is not materialistic. He does not see the point in chasing things that can so easily be taken away from him. Most show offbeat signs of maturity at a young age. They fail to fit into the mainstream pattern of behaviours. If you can talk to your child like he’s an adult odds are you have probably got an old soul there.

I was delighted to have a SKYPE session with my wonderful teacher, Jose, a couple of weeks ago. It is nearly a year since we last spoke. We had a good old natter and a catch up before he offered to do a guided meditation with me. He took me on a beautiful meditation and then he talked of Rowan. He said that he was standing behind me – he said that the love he could feel between us was incredible. He said that Rowie was wrapping me in his wings………… He grinned at me – ‘didn’t you know he has got his wings now?’ he asked! No, no I didn’t. I am delighted, amazed, astonished. He has apparently transcended and my efforts down here have helped him on his journey – so you see, I can still help him. How awesome is that?