Is this your best lifetime?
How many lives have I lived before? This is a question I get a lot when the topic of reincarnation comes up, and there is a very simple answer. But before I get to that, it’s important to understand what reincarnation is, and whether knowing about our past lives can really help us in our current life.
What is reincarnation?
There can be different ideas about what reincarnation is. But many people understand it as a soul’s progression, in a physical form, over many different lifetimes. This may trip some people if they have different belief systems, which is absolutely fine. The trouble comes when people start asking “am I suffering in this lifetime because of what happened in a different lifetime?”, or “It must be because of something I’ve done previously”.
reincarnation is a soul’s progression, in a physical form, over many different lifetimes
Well, let’s just clear this up now. The laws of cause and effect, reincarnation and karma are all a positive thing, not a negative thing. We’re not having a negative experience because of something we did in a past lifetime. We’re just going through a different set of challenges. I sometimes describe it like a ‘things to do’ list. As the soul progresses we have to learn different things.
Does knowing your past lives help in your current life?
Often people say “I really want to find out about my past lives because I’m sure it will help me in the future”. I can find this out for you, of course. But does it really help you? The answer is, truly: no.
It’s a curiosity, and that’s absolutely fine. But it won’t change anything in this life. The only thing that will change where you’re going in life is if you face your challenges. They will come back time and time again until you have a better understanding or find the strength to go forward.
The only thing that will change where you’re going in life is if you face your challenges.
When you get to ‘Head Office’ as I like to call it, you’ll have a chance to find out how you’ve really done in life. You’ll have the chance to reflect in a more spiritual light, and you might be pleasantly surprised how well you have done.
It’s not about how much money you’ve gained; your spiritual growth is the real benefit of any lifetime. Yes, we must live in a material world. Yes, we have to have jobs. Yes, we have to do jobs we don’t want to do sometimes. But the only real purpose of a lifetime is to find out how spiritual you are.
Choices to make
So, how many lives have you had? I promised it was an easy answer, and for those of you still reading: you’ve had a minimum of 35 lives. Wow, that’s a lot to have. 35 lifetimes of experience. 35 lifetimes as male and female.
And how many lives do you have ahead of you? I’ve always been told (spiritually) that we should have up to about 100 lives. Hopefully we’ve got it right by then. After that we have more choices. More choices about whether to come back or to continue working in the heavenly spheres.
Stay ‘up there’ or ‘come back down’ and teach others — it will be up to you!
…we should have up to about 100 lives. Hopefully we’ve got it right by then.
I wish you well on your pathways!
Do your best in this lifetime. You are such an individual and can make a difference to others.
Sow good karma.
Be as good as you can be.
Realise that your next life is going to be just as good...if not better.