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ABORTION & REINCARNATION

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

WHY HAS CHRISTIANITY NOT TAUGHT REINCARNATION?

Origen (185-254 C.E.) was one of the most influential Christian thinkers of his time.  St. Jerome declared him to be “the greatest teacher of the Church after the apostles.”  St. Gregory of Nyssa calls him “the prince of Christian learning in the third century.[i]  Origen taught pre-existence of souls and reincarnation.

The Church Fathers disagreed vehemently as they sought to establish the new religion—Christianity.  All sorts of human motives clouded the issues.  Rather than simply allowing those who so desired to follow the teachings of Jesus, the ultimate goal of the Church Fathers was, according to Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons“the real Church has one and the same faith everywhere in the world.”  [ii]  The original source for this quote is Irenaeus’ Selections From the Work Against Heresies.  The quote and the title of Irenaeus’ book speaks volumes.

In 553 C.E., the Fifth Ecumenical Council condemned Origen and his teachings as heretical:  “If anyone does not anathematize Arius, Eunomius, Macedonians, Apollinarius, Nestorius, Eutyches, and Origen, as well as their heretical books, and also all other heretics who have already been condemned and anathematized by the synods which have already been mentioned, and also all those aforesaid heretics and who persist in their error even to death: let him be anathema.”  [iii]

Webster’s Dictionary defines anathema to be a “curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication.”

WHAT IS REINCARNATION?

 Since there is controversy evident on the internet over whether or not Origen taught reincarnation, I’ll quote from the Gifford Lectures of the Reverend William R. Inge, past dean of Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London and a scholar of distinction:

“Origen takes the step which to every Greek seemed the logical corollary of belief in immortality—he taught the pre-existence of Souls.  The Soul is immaterial, and therefore, has neither beginning of days nor end of life….  So convincing is this Platonic faith to him, that he cannot restrain his impatience at the crude beliefs of traditionalists about the last day and resurrection of the dead.  The predictions in the Gospels cannot have been intended literally.  How can material bodies be recompounded, every particle of which has passed into many other bodies?  To which body do these molecules belong?  So, he says scornfully, men fall into the lowest depths of absurdity, and take refuge in the pious assurance that ‘everything is possible with God….’

 As for the ‘conflagration’ [at the end of the world], Origen, as is well-known, follows the Stoics in teaching … that there will be a series of world-orders.  But whereas Greek[Stoic] philosophy could admit no prospect except a perpetual repetition of the same alternate evolution and involution, a never-ending systole and diastole of the cosmic life, Origen holds that there is a constant upward progress.  Each world-order is better than the last….  The conflagration is really a purifying fire [iv]….  All Spirits were created blameless, all must at last return to their original perfection.  The education of Souls is continued in successive worlds. [v] 

Reincarnation is a natural expression of eternal life.  Origen’s teachings are based on Earth’s 3rd dimensional plane of duality where Earth humans have acquired negative karma while learning via the challenges found within an environment of good and evil.  This negative karma must be purified or balanced—thus all must at last return to their original perfection.  

Now that we are preparing to ascend to higher dimensions, reincarnation will occur differently.  On the higher dimensions, the soul may occupy the same body for hundreds or thousands of years … decide to discard it and rest … then take on another body and continue the work she/he has chosen to do.

Because the Church condemned as heretical a belief in and life orientation including knowledge of reincarnation, people of Western cultures have not known of their own pre-existence.  As a result, our entire theology and philosophy of life have been formulated in terms of one life to live.  This has resulted in Western societies not knowing who we are as human beings.  We conceive of life as beginning with conception and ending with physical death.  The traditional religious concept of eternal life is something like walking the golden streets of heaven for eternity orburning in hell for eternity.   We wonder why we are here … what is the purpose in life … we think, “surely there is more than this.”  We say we love God, but deep down we are afraid of a God who can do anything God wants to do.

WHAT DOES REINCARNATION HAVE TO DO WITH ABORTION?

Life on the 3rd dimensional plane of duality is based on the individual Soul Contract.  Before incarnating, each Soul—with the guidance of spiritual teachers/guides—plans the major events for the forthcoming incarnation.  These plans include selecting our parents and discussing plans with them.  No one is an accident … parents and future children already know each other.

While living on the 3rd dimension, we forget that linear time does not exist on higher planes … there is ONLY NOW.  We also forget that ALL CONSCIOUSNESS IS CONNECTED—communication with all beings is easy, regardless of where each being is located within the cosmos.  In fact, if we think it, we can be there.

We also tend not to know or forget that our Souls travel while our physical bodies sleep.  The individuals who have contracted to be our parents can easily meet with us on the inner planes while their physical bodies sleep.  In this way, we can keep up to date with what is going on with those who contracted to be our parents.

Soul contracts are not carved in stone.  The conditions in which our future parents find themselves can change.  A Soul contract includes multiple people, all of whom have freewill.  Both parents and future children have the opportunity to discuss whether or not they desire to continue in accordance with the Soul contract.  There is no punishment, no judgment for not doing so.  The purpose for incarnating is to grow spiritually according to each individual’s Soul needs.  It would be a waste of universal energy for a Soul to incarnate, knowing that the purposes for taking on a physical body could not be accomplished.

If physical pregnancy occurs, abortion does not mean that the unborn child is killed.  The unborn child is still in the higher realms and very likely has agreed to the abortion before it occurs. 

A funnel aptly illustrates the life of an unborn child.  The Soul of the unborn child remains in the higher realms, represented by the wide portion of the funnel.  Contrary to the one life to live concept of birth, the soul incarnating is free until the time of birth when it must enter the narrow part of the funnel in order to take on a physical body.

We on the 3rd dimension think of birth as joyful and it is for the family.  But the Soul has given up its freedom and open spaces.  Babies sleep a lot so they can return to higher planes and escape restriction.  Gradually, they adjust to the confinement and sleep less.

The newborn child also has the option of making changes in the Soul contract.  Each Soul is given a period of two years in linear time to evaluate the physical environment and determine how well his/her Soul’s reasons for incarnating can be achieved.  If the child so chooses, he/she can return to inner realms during the first two years of physical plane life.  We often call these “returns” crib deaths.  The parents are grief-stricken, while the child is joyful and free from life in the narrow portion of the funnel.

Depriving Western cultures of the knowledge of reincarnation has sadly been a means of control by the powers that be.  We are controlled by a fear of death, fear of extinction, fear of spending an eternity in a non-existent physical place called hell.  The fight over abortion serves to divert attention while the powerful carry on their undercover activities.  Think of all the energy that millions put into fighting over abortion, birth control, planned parenthood during the 2012 elections.

Lack of knowledge of reincarnation, the Soul contract, and the Soul’s ability to change that contract has created untold suffering.  This lack of knowledge has been a major means of enslaving Western cultures.

Our Mother/Father God knows only Unconditional Love and created a cosmos based only in that Love!  As we ascend into full consciousness, our access to all knowledge enters our awareness.  “Now I know only in part/ then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.” [vi]

ANSWER TO A MOTHER’S QUESTION

Angels of the World Mother

Painting from Geoffrey Hodson’s The Kingdom of the Gods

Question:  I can’t believe the Soul is not in the baby’s body during the gestation period.  My daughter has memories that I share of her time in the womb.

Answer:  The Soul of the future child can be very much present with the Mother while not being within the baby’s physical body.  Mother and child can communicate and do.  Enjoying the pregnancy, loving the unborn child, playing music for it … all can be a part of the process.  Our physical cells have memory and all of the experiences during gestation will remain in the cells’ memory.  The fact that the Soul does not enter the physical body until birth, or shortly thereafter, does not lessen the closeness that parents experience with their child during pregnancy.  The Soul is experiencing along with the parents, while remaining free of the restraints that come with entering a physical body.

My reason for writing the article was to help those who are so concerned over killing babies realize that there is no death of the Soul involved in abortion.  Death of the Soul does not exist.  Losing a child through miscarriage or abortion can be painful to the parents because on our present 3rd dimensional plane of duality, we are taught one life to live.  As a result, what we perceive as death holds a finality that is painful to bear.

Sadly, the lie that abortion = killing babies is propagated by those who seek control via manipulating and lying to the people.  This emotionally saturated issue can be used by the power elite to determine, or greatly impact, the outcome of events as huge as a presidential election.

Thankfully, when we ascend in a few short weeks, we will know that ALL IS CREATED WITH LOVE!

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[i]   Reincarnation:  The Phoenix Fire Mystery, eds. Joseph Head and S.L. Cranston, page 144-148.

[ii]   Irenaeus, “The Refutation and Overthrow of the Knowledge Falsely So Called,”  Early Church Fathers, trans. & ed. Cyril C. Richardson, page 362.

[iii]   Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, vol. I, ed. Norman P. Tanner, page 119

[iv]   Wow!  Even Origen taught the [Purple Transmuting] Flame of Purification!

 [v]   W.R. Inge, The Philosophy of Plotinus, London, 1948, pages 17, 19.

 [vi]   I Corinthians 13:12.

 

Are You an Old Soul?

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How can you tell if you are an old soul?  Are there differences in traits or behaviors? What signs can I look for that can help me differentiate the difference?

Generally speaking, we are all old souls, but some of us have been here longer than others.

The word “old” is only relative to time.  Because time is linear and our souls are eternal, 10,000 years would be the blink of an eye.

Dolores Cannon believes that we need to incarnate many, many times as inanimate objects, plants and animals before we can become human.  Then, as humans, we still need to incarnate many, many times to learn all of the lessons we came here for.  For example, according to Cannon, we all had to be an air molecule and a drop of water to learn what it’s like to work together as ONE.

So, how can you tell if you have an old soul?

You understand many of life’s deeper lessons.

For some people, it is hard to fathom that the soul of a child may be much older than the soul of his or her parents. For these particular people, this is a sign that their soul might be younger than yours.  When you begin to understand why you keep incarnating to this 3rd dimensional reality, it becomes similar to the movie, Groundhog Day, where Phil wakes up each day to find out that it’s still February 2nd until he learns how to remove his ego and starts doing kind deeds for others.

Once you realize that time, space, energy and matter are 3rd dimensional products, the theory of time becomes irrelevant, thus the theory of how old your soul is also becomes irrelevant.

But for the sake of understanding how old your soul may be, we’ll continue!

You are in touch with your natural abilities or have an extreme interest in these abilities.

Some people are born with innate gifts, such as special healing abilities or psychic abilities.  The truth is that we all possess these abilities, but an older soul is more in tune with how to access and implement these abilities in the name of humanity. If you don’t have any particular ability, but have a strong interest in them, this is simply your soul trying to recall these abilities that you may have had in a previous lifetime.

You become spiritually aware.

Everyone is pure consciousness, but many people have a difficult time understand what this means.  Your soul is pure consciousness and love.  It has a unique understanding of how the matrix is being played on this planet and understands that everything we do as a collective will help to facilitate the awakening of others.

You understand the importance forgiveness.

Some people are old souls who still have much to learn because they are trapped inside the box with their ideologies, are stubborn or have not learned the importance of forgiveness. By forgiving yourself and others, we can release any karma between these people.

You’re able to transcend ego.

It’s nearly impossible for anyone to completely transcend ego 100% of the time but simply being aware of our ego and how it plays against unity consciousness is a definite sign on an old soul. On the other side, there is no ego.  During your life review, you will re-live your ego and will see how it affected others, as well as yourself.  At this point in “time”, you will probably make a soul contract with the hopes of overcoming ego and atoning for whatever ego issues you had in your previous incarnation.

You’re able to transcend materialism.

Money and materialism are products of this 3rd dimensional reality and it’s easy to succumb to materialism, especially when it’s in your face through advertising, programming and peer pressure. An older soul realizes that money is non-existent on the other side and it generally takes away from who we truly are as spiritual beings.  Those who are older souls will generally use money as a tool to either help facilitate their spiritual progression through spiritual retreats or by possibly creating a lavish feng shui home decorated with spiritual meaning versus the most luxurious furnishings.  They may also use their money to help others who are less fortunate.

You are able to understand the concept that your body is a shell for your soul.

Before you were born, you not only chose your parents, you also chose your life situations and challenges that would help to facilitate your spiritual growth while atoning for any previous karma. The body that you are currently in is simply a vessel for your soul.  Your name is what your soul currently refers itself as, but in previous lifetimes, you had many different names and you have lived many previous lives as either a male or a female.  Your name and title are both associated with ego because ultimately, you are infinite consciousness and we are all on the same team.

You seem to have a special connection to eras long before you were born.

Did you ever watch an old movie or see some artwork from a specific era in time and have a connection to that era?  Chances are, you lived a previous life during that time period and this is your cellular memory letting you know!

You have an understanding of what you need to do to complete your spiritual progression.

Just by making it this far, you are more awakened than most people on this planet.  You have an understanding of Universal laws and what is left to do on your soul contract.  Even if you are not specifically sure of either, your higher self and spirit guides will continue lead you in the right direction.

You have a strong feeling that home isn’t Earth.

Did you ever look at a random area of the sky and star at an unknown star for no particular reason?  Do you have a special connection with specific star systems such as the Pleiades or Orion’s Belt?   Do wars and corruption make you feel uneasy, as if they didn’t exist where you originally came from?  Are you one of the souls who volunteered to come here at this specific point in time to help with the Earth’s ascension?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then chances are, Earth is not your home planet.

You tend to be a loner.

The stigma on the word loner is often condescending, but those who are old souls are merely looking for other fragments of themselves and will often distance themselves from younger souls who need more incarnations into a 3rd dimensional planet. Older souls will seek out other like-minded people because there’s a comfort and familiarity with these types of people who will help to facilitate each others spiritual progression.

You have a rebellious nature.

Whether you rebel from religion, laws or anything else, this is a sign that your soul knows the only true laws… the Laws of the Universe.  While you respect the reasoning and intention behind laws and religion, you might not be compelled to use these as absolute laws when you know there are a set of higher laws that are intended to facilitate our spiritual progressions.

You have a burning desire to attain truth and inner wisdom.

Many older souls can easily see through the lies we’ve been taught through religion, politics and through our educational facilities.  While they realize they are all one with the universe, they also want the truth exposed to help other people’s awakening process.  They also continue to seek knowledge in the spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric fields and will absorb this information much easier than anything they were taught in school.

You are not controlling of others.

Older souls are more accepting, not just of other people, but of circumstances as well.  For example, while you don’t approve of the corruption within politics, you understand how the corruption will help to awaken other people to the truth.  You respect the free will of others and are more likely to use tact than verbal demands of others.  You tend to be more of a team player than anything else.

You sense a separation between yourself and the “real world”.

As you transcend ego and materialism, you find yourself living a different lifestyle.  While this lifestyle is unique to your current incarnation, there also seems to be a familiarity of the direction you’re heading.

You are curious whether you’re an old soul or not.

Many young souls wouldn’t ask this question or much less be concerned about it.  While many older souls aren’t concerned either, for different reasons, they simply “know” they’re old souls, but it’s nice to have affirmations that coincide with your spiritual progression.

There are many lessons we have learned throughout our lifetimes, all of which has culminated into this particular incarnation.  All of your previous life incarnations are embedded into your cellular memory and can be recalled through past life regression.  Most of the people on this planet are old souls, yet many remain unawakened and still have a lot more to learn and will need several more incarnations to a 3rd dimensional planet.

Many of those who are awakened will probably move on to their next level of spiritual progression.  It’s important to remember that this is not a race because in the end, we all win.  Enjoy every millisecond in this incarnation because this may be the last time you’ll ever experience a 3rd dimensional reality!

Namaste and many Thanks to Gregg Prescott, M.S. for his Enlightening insights and for his permission to reuse his insights, in part or in whole.  The original article can be found at the link below . . . LOVE and Light!
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