This post is in response to several people reaching out to me asking my thoughts on reincarnation. I know this is a touchy subject because it’s not widely accepted. For those that accept it, have their own opinions of what reincarnation is and why it happens.
1 – Punishment. One view is that (and this is the harshest one I’ve ever heard. This one is NOT my view and I know my jaw dropped when I heard them say it!) people are reincarnated until they get it right. Those that were born with disabilities were born so because they did something horrible in a previous life and this was their punishment. Ummm. I’ll be honest, that view scared me a bit.
2 – Cut short. You died too soon and need to finish out your life. You are reincarnated to experience the life that was taken from you previously.
3 – Pay it forward (so to speak). Something fantastic may have happened to you that you felt indebted. Possibly organ donation. You come back so that you may be there for someone who needs an organ during that second lifetime as an example.
4 – Lack of contentment. People who have lived a long life, may not have LIVED life. So, they ask for a second chance to come back and really live the life they wanted to live. Reasons can include traveling to every place under the sun. Another reason could be they didn’t have the career that they really wanted. Or maybe they wanted to be more charitable and devote themselves to a cause, but, that previous life, for some reason, they couldn’t.
5 – Fruits of your past labor. The saying goes, hard work pays off. All good things come to those who wait. You could be reincarnated to enjoy the hard work you put in, in your previous life.
Those are just five reasons that people could be reincarnated. My belief with reincarnation also goes a little further. I feel that you have the same soul from one life to another. Not that you are the same person from one life to the next, but, who you know now, you knew before and you will know again. In one life your present life mother may have been your sister or brother. She may be your best friend in your next life. The people you connect with, you will always connect with in one way or another.
Do you believe in reincarnation? If you do, why do you think people come back? If you don’t, why don’t you? And remember, there are no judgments in your answers here. I love having this sort of conversation!