People who read my books, articles or blog posts occasionally email to ask me specific questions about a variety of subjects. Yesterday evening, this was the question received, “Do you believe in reincarnation? If so, can you explain it to me?”
Quite often, my responses to emails are terse replies, one sentence or even one word. This time, however, I was in the mood to provide a longer answer. You may enjoy reading it as well. So, here goes
The awareness that you have of your self as being a sentient being alive right now on Planet Earth is not the totality of who you are. This current experience that you are conscious of now, as you read this, is only one of your many dream creations.
You are, in fact, a vast and eternal consciousness that creates and experiences a multitude of realities. In each of these realities, you have immersed a separate fragment of yourself to such a degree that you have almost convinced that particular individual fragmentation of yourself that it is the totality of who you are. This particular temporal experience will, like all your other ones, someday cease to be. But, you will not. You are eternal.
This individual self-consciousness that you are aware of right now is simply of facet of the greater hyper-consciousness that is the real and eternal you. This hyper-consciousness can also be referred to as the OverSoul or Higher Self.
In the same way that Creator or Universal Consciousness has created a multitude of individualized Hyper-Consciousnesses or OverSouls, each OverSoul/Higher Self also creates, according to its own whim or desire, a subset of individual parts that each experiences a different reality.
The individualized facet of consciousness that is reading this is but one of these many subsets or parts of the totality of your Higher Self/OverSoul/Hyper-Consciousness. Each one of these many parts is, like the you that is reading this, almost convinced that it is the whole of self. However, deep in your heart, you know that you are more than the physical/emotional/mental awareness you are experiencing right now.
Since all these individualizations take place within time/space, some may occur separated by time and some occur separated by space. It is possible that you, as hyper-consciousness, are experiencing several lives right now in this same time frame in addition to experiencing several lives over time. It is not simply a matter of you being reincarnated; it is a matter of you choosing to have a multitude of experiences, some of which may be concurrent or contemporaneous and some of which may be sequential.
Since you are eternal and exist, like Creator, beyond time/space, you have the choice of existing, in your multi-faceted forms, in any time or space in any number of experiences.
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