Is there really a life after death?
Life After Death? Most Certainly So!
This is such a hot topic! I strongly believe that yes, there is life after death! When one does energy work and healing such as I and many other on this earth, we realize how much our past lives affect our present ones!
I believe that we are souls having a human experience and that we choose to come onto this earth to live and learn with the ultimate goal of evolving into the purest of light beings! We choose our parents (and not the other way around!) we teach them and we are taught by our children too! I believe that everybody that crosses our paths is a member of our soul family or family of souls if you want to call it that. These are soul-mates. Your friends, lovers, children, family even your next door neighbour could be you soul-mate. Then you have the souls that are more than soul-mates, but that's a different topic! ;-)
When you leave one life and your soul decides to reincarnate into a new being, I believe it is a choice made by the soul. The so called expression "Karma" comes into play here which many people believe strongly in (Buddhists, Hindu, Sikhs) and is Sanskrit for act, action, performance. [The philosophical explanation of karma can differ slightly between traditions, but the general concept is basically the same. Through the law of karma, the effects of all deeds actively create past, present, and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to him/her and others. The results or 'fruits' of actions are called karma-phala. In religions that incorporate reincarnation, karma extends through one's present life and all past and future lives as well] (Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia).
I have had the personal experience of working with one of my Master Reiki teachers on a client suffering from a debilitating disease. By "talking" to his soul through techniques we use in energy healing, we discovered that this person in his previous life had made many, many people suffer. When his soul choose to reincarnate once again, it made the decision to "pay" back the bad deeds and wrongs by having the human experience of a sick person with an incurable disease. Yes, we did much to alleviate his symptoms to such a point that he could actually walk without the help of his wheelchair by doing deep cellular cleansing and helping his Karma along!
All this to say that life after death DOES exist. Why else would you see children that are prodigies on this earth? Heck, I don't thing they learned their amazing skills in this life, but over a series of lifetimes! Why is that we are often drawn to people we feel that we have met or known before? I say when we feel this is because they are a member of our soul family and we have already passed several lifetimes with them! Sometimes, we meet certain people and from one life to another, go through painful situations with them until we learn and break the pattern. I also believe strongly that people who commit suicide have lessons to learn at the soul level that must be dealt with, and if not, they reincarnate once again, repeating often the same pattern UNTIL they learn the lesson and continue on with their physical lives.
I've had cases myself of clients in bad karma, reliving over and over again in this life, painful situations that they can't shake off. By working with them using Reiki energy, I've helped them evolve past the obstacle and continue evolving, shortening their Karma and the debt that their soul carries. It works, but one must believe and be open to the possibilities!
As the soul evolves and learns through human experiences, it approaches the ultimate light, one with the universal energy or God as some may call it. There are young, middle-aged and old souls out there. Physical age has nothing to do with it. You can be an old person with a very young soul and I find this shows up by the way the person has lived their life. Look at people around you, observe their behaviour. I find young souls are the driven ones, the money makers, workaholics, determined step on everyone to get where they want to go, etc. Their beliefs are more rigid, close-minded, less wise. I have seen and know of young people, even children that are old souls and very wise!! The most simple, uncomplicated happy people I have known in this life are very old souls..my baby brother is one of them!! I know for a fact I am an old soul too, and that my daughter is older than me! She told me once when she was 4 years old that she was once my mother. OKAYYYY...that doesn't mean you can do what you want now, I'm your mom now!! lol
© 2008 K D Martel