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Thursday, 11 February 2010

Tumultuous Thursdays: My Reincarnation Series-Can People Reincarnate as Animals or Trees or Other Assortment of Flora and Fauna?



Image of Green Twist Fractal courtesy this site

Today on Tumultuous Thursdays I'm turning about a question in not only my head but also that of a commentator's head. Someone choosing to remain anonymous asked on my The Works of Dr. Brian Weiss Reincarnation blog if we at Meady's Musings and whoever reads us ever wonder about if humans could reincarnate as animals or trees or plants...or well you get the picture! :)

So today I answer...from a personal point of view which is perhaps always the best place although of course most of our perceptions and points of view are usually moulded by some other thought out there...we're all an interconnected web...not just in the blogosphere or on the Internet but in the Universe at large! But either way all we can have is our point of view...wherever it currently stands in time...it is at that point what it is...so here it is...here it is:

I do believe trees have souls...and I think this is something that I would have grown up believing growing up Hindu but it is a feeling I have from them too...it perhaps is no doubt influenced from my Hindu upbringing but they seem to have such presence...especially the majestic ones they seem like they have grand souls in them! A belief I also draw from Hinduism is the souls that choose to incarnate into trees must be great spirits! First of all the ones in the grand trees have to have the patience to stay in one incarnation for hundreds of years! And trees are considered to be ultimate seva (Hindu concept of service) givers! And I mean they don't take much and give back so much more...shade, shelter, food, all sorts of things for hundreds of years! :)

But hmmm...to answer the question can a human say, incarnate eventually as a tree? I'd say YES! Since to me we are all just the same spirit in essence but it seems for some reason unknownest to me...some souls they don't see this...they think they have to be different, separate...individualistic even...away from the oneness of spirit...some think they are better while others think they are lesser...some think they are smarter...some think they simply don't belong...

I think one of my favourite quotes that is Buddhist in origin best explains it...



'A myriad bubbles were floating on the surface of a stream. 'What are you?' I cried to them as they drifted by. 'I am a bubble, of course' nearly a myriad bubbles answered, and there was surprise and indignation in their voices as they passed. But, here and there, a lonely bubble answered, 'We are this stream', and there was neither surprise nor indignation in their voices, but just a quiet certitude.' - Ask the Awakened by Wei Wu Wei


So all the souls that are like these nearly myriad bubbles well they by their prakriti (nature in Hinduism) start to accumulate individuality...matter starts to cloud their matterless souls...and they take on bodies...they come to a place like here on earth where they can hoard matter, manipulate it, design it, create things with it...it's not necessarily 'evil' but just what must be...so they can learn their lessons...mete out their karma until they themselves realise they were simply part of the greater spirit and at that time they rejoin...it makes sense from a metaphysical point of view to me...they come on earth to let out their steam so to speak...sometimes it is anger but sometimes it can be nice things too like sometimes you want to create something so you come to the material plane where you can let out that energy too...like on a sculpture or a building or to write a book so others can be guided say to come back to the big spirit...or a beautiful piece of music that would inspire this...but one thing in common with all great creations like that is they are aligned with the greater spirit and you can see the greater spirit echoed in them...they are the great ones and they also inspire and guide souls back to 'the oneness' that is the greater spirit!

Because you see sometimes such creation is needed to guide some souls that are so away from spirit and lost in matter that they have totally forgotten their original and true spirit forms! :(

So as a whole souls fall off and come to the material and earthly planes...they land so to speak...and start up their business...the bodies they take up are based on what they are meant to explore here based on their prakriti (nature of their spirit)...sometimes they must come to help out others or because they were attracted to others who chose to land and all sorts of things...but they land!

And the form they take up yes I believe can be a myriad of flora and fauna...I also believe it might be very possible that there are many other planets on the same material plane as earth where souls take form...so souls more than likely exist not only as all the flora and fauna on Planet Earth but on other material planets in the Universe!

I think the material forms our souls come into that simply start to grow on our souls as we land on the material planes...well of course there is the biology of it so this happens in a way we can see and study in the material plane i.e. pregnancies etc...but for the soul it is just matter coiling around it!

And I think the choice of matter is based on what we need to work out here on planet earth...so if we are just a noble soul who wants to give, give and give and is willing to give up its free dancing spirit and sit on the material plane for years and years we come as a giant tree! It is why we should salute our trees as they contain such great spirit or perhaps spirits!

Then I think some spirits that just want to test out earth comes as insects and stuff so is why they come in such forms that have short life spans...or it could also be great souls that had this one thing left to sort out before they rejoined the great spirit so they come as an ant for about a few hours before they are crushed by a human. Or maybe they had to come as the ant so the human could crush it and learn some lesson or mete out some karma that existed between both souls.

I think you can go on and on about this choice of soul and what life form it manifests as here on earth...but I think for sure whatever form it takes on earth is exactly the form it needed to mete out its karma! So it is in the human form that coils around us too...so like I came on earth as a woman of just over five feet with the desire to write perhaps etc etc...after this lifetime I may have found that I didn't relax enough say and I'd come back as a silly, stretchy cat for a few years...lazing about all over the place because I wanted to see how it would be to be like that...of course I'd then also have to deal with all the fear and aggression that exists in a cat's body too! YUCK! Please Universe don't let me come back as a nasty, ole cat...LOL!

But yes I do believe us souls can exist in any form of flora or fauna or as humans or as other beings on other planets no yet known to man! And also if I hate cats say I might really come back as one say to understand their nature better? Also I get from Hinduism that whatever is on our minds when we die and are being chosen to move forward plays a big part as to where our soul will land...I think is why in Hinduism they say to die with the lips of God on your mouth but I think God is the Universe itself so we will end up somewhere in the Universe based on the thought, wishes, desires, unfinished business we have...and we get the exact body to deal with it!

So when we come on earth or other material planes we should try to find out why we came here and get to using the body...because hey why mess around?! But even if we don't do it right...well we'll just get another body! As much as others will not have you believe...the Universe is infinite and time is irrelevent so just go on and have fun! It's just not nice to be stuck in a rut though so try not to be too reckless in the Universe as it can sometimes be uncomfortable if we take too many wrong turns in a row...but be assured it will all work out in the end! :)

1 comment:

Noreen said...

Great post Babita!