I would like to talk a little bit about reincarnation with you. Keeping in mind, the ordinary being can not choose a body for themselves. There are particular factors in the determining of one’s next incarnation. The evolutionary law, which the birth conditions will provide the opportunity for developing qualities that one needs.
The law of karma is the second factor, which has to do with the level of this opportunity. Such as deserving of the best opportunity as opposed to one not deserving of an optimal opportunity. Finally, the very important factor of all has to do with personal attachments to love and hate that were previously formed.
Now, key point here, a person’s first two factors mentioned may not be favorable, however, if one had a strong previous personal love tie for one who was more highly evolved than one’s own self, this would be very fortunate. A more highly evolved one may have the ability to make choices as to one’s place of birth, and the family one is born into. However, this one most likely would not exercise personal choice and would more likely surrender to the eternal law knowing that the eternal law would be for the greater good of all.
Now, in speaking of reincarnation, that is coming around again on the wheel of existence, the parents really have no choice in the matter of the soul to come to them, except by their living the life that will provide the best opportunity for the birth of the more highly evolved soul. Mind you, I’m still speaking of the more highly evolved soul here.
Now, speaking of the incoming soul in general, the parents have a multitude of ancestral latencies present in their physical bodies. We call this bloodline consciousness. Now, again speaking of the more evolved soul, when this one is taking birth then this one will choose parents say for a particular quality that may be favorable for them in their evolutionary development. But that quality may have been dormant for many, many generations. That quality would now have its vehicle of expression, and so to speak, awaken in the new birth.
The physical form of the new birth is influenced through the new soul’s karma and the mother’s thought, again, speaking of those of us who are just ordinary beings, the new incarnation must take a body that provides for particular potentials, therefore, one must come into its new incarnation born of a parent who possesses those qualities, and can directly pass them on, or to whose ancestors on either of the parents side had those qualities also, these dormant aspects, which may be passed on in this way.
At times one of a higher evolutionary state, knowing that there are karmic tendencies to balance, may take all the evolutionary work to be completed in one lifetime. Now, quality and form are considered here for the new birth, and quality is of utmost importance. That’s not to say form is unimportant.
Those who study embryology will attest that the embryos of a fish, a dog, and a human are practically indistinguishable early on. Now, our modern science has no explanation as to the changes that occur thereafter. Those of higher awareness or higher knowledge know that it is the Divine life that takes control here, and decides the development further. Even the ego of the incoming baby is unaware of the Divine factor, and even the clairvoyant beings often misinterpret what they see hovering around the mother’s body. Often, they think it to be the new soul, rather than what it really is, which is actually the physical mold of the one to be born. Now, after some time the actual ego of the new incarnation does take control of the physical shell.
Now, this particular developmental stage I’m referring to may require even more time, that is to say, years. Therefore, the limitations are such that the ego and the physical body may remain in the developmental stage until the age of seven years old. Egos are quite different with regard to the purpose of their vehicle, that’s important. Some egos are very interested in their physical vehicle from the very beginning, and others are hardly interested at all.
I’ll stop for now.
Many blessings. Namaste