Reincarnation – Taking Responsibility for the Next Time Around

by Gabriele Conrad, Goonellabah, New South Wales

A recent article by Nicole Serafin – Creating a Life to Come Back to – reminded me of how much I used to be put off by the concept of reincarnation and more specifically, by the way people talked about it – and before I go any further here, let me also state that in hindsight, I have actually always known reincarnation to be true, but I was fighting it because the way it was presented to me did not ever make sense. And because I was relying on outside information and not ever trusting of what I was feeling, did not even know what that might mean and how it could possibly be achieved, I had thrown the baby out with the bath water.

I used to get quite riled over reincarnation because the way it was presented would either be in the form of humans coming back as cockroaches, rats or poodles (the poodles are my addition) or in a very off-handed manner demonstrated in throw-away remarks such as, “well, that’s great then, get it wrong this time and just come back to have another go at it next time”. I even heard arguments defending suicide based on this casual assumption. But what was this next ‘go at it’ to be based on? And if we can’t do it now, if we can’t have this life we so want and don’t have now, what will make it possible for anybody to do it differently that imagined next time? Different parents perhaps? Or a different country of birth? Possibly more money? A better education? A different job? But where was it all going to come from?

All I knew for certain was that if indeed there was a God, and if there was a creation and not just this bad and hopeless joke of an obviously useless existence, then the whole thing better be more glorious and astute than those man-made assumptions that felt a bit like really bad science fiction, and did nothing but project human frailties, shortcomings and hopes onto an imagined deity and assumed divine order. If this God thing existed, then he, she, it better be stupendous – or I wasn’t having a bar of it! And so I didn’t.

The other thing that used to really bug me about all this reincarnation nonsense was that its proponents seemed to all have been Cleopatra, Mary Magdalene or Nefertiti; there were apparently a few reappearances of Napoleon and I had heard of people who believed they were Jesus. It just made no sense and I used to ask people to please give me one good reason, a good explanation in favour of reincarnation to convince me once and for all that it existed – if only I could meet someone who would simply and honestly say they had been Adolf Hitler I used to think, and not all those Cleopatras, nuns and monks and famous warriors!

Enter Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. The first few times Serge mentioned reincarnation, I was squirming in my seat – or falling asleep, depending on my form and food intake that day. I must have stayed awake long enough for some things to start sinking in though, because I gradually realised that Serge was doing a different take on reincarnation, one that actually made sense. Not the cockroach and poodle variety, no conventional religious take, and certainly not the shirking-all-responsibility variety that had always so repulsed me. He was talking about reincarnation as taking responsibility for me and my life at present which then and only then leads to me taking responsibility for the next round (reincarnation) and me and my life then which leads to the next round… you get the picture. He talked about reincarnation as an expression of divine love, the incredibly loving opportunity to learn and develop, be more loving myself, live more fully, joyously and consciously – and build on that. What goes around comes around, quite literally!

I learned and yet didn’t have to learn, because somehow I had always known it, that reincarnation is a law of love which allows me to return to what I truly am, even if I have no full understanding of what exactly that might be yet. But it is stupendous, that much I know for sure while I now willingly and very consciously partake of this opportunity to go around in daily, monthly and yearly cycles as does the earth around the Sun, and knowingly and willingly undo, redo, file, polish, buff, smooth and wipe the lesions, bumps and warts I keep running into and tripping over.

And the funny thing is of course that all the time, while I was waging my own private war against reincarnation – I was still coming back; in fact, hello – I was already back: just like the earth had never changed into a flat disc or swapped the going-around-in-circles-bit with the Sun, no matter how fervently it had otherwise been decreed.

709 thoughts on “Reincarnation – Taking Responsibility for the Next Time Around

  1. I always believed in reincarnation but this blog has added a whole new dimension of understanding that there is no wow factor but a steadiness in each day to build the foundation to which we can return.

  2. Being brought up in the belief you only live once left me feeling very confused about life… it simply didn’t make sense. I began to open up to the possibility of reincarnation in my late twenties, early thirties , but never studied any particular religious views on it. I was just fascinated by TV documentaries about the topic and about people who had a sense of their previous incarnation. I remember a statement from a child who asked his mum, ‘why do I have white skin when last time my legs were brown?’ Serge Benhayon opened up the topic and my understanding of reincarnation in such an easy way that made complete sense and is exactly as you describe it, Gabriele.

    1. Yes, The Ageless Wisdom does make sense and answers all our questions – life makes sense then and all we have to do is to commit and get on with it.

  3. True Gabriele! Perhaps that’s the reason why we deny reincarnation and make life ever so complicated because it gives us the excuse to not get on with it? Once reincarnation is accepted in its truth, there is no hiding and no escaping our choices making it much harder to be irresponsible. The only choice left then is to get on with it as you say!

  4. Reincarnation brings balance and is also about taking responsibility right now, so that we don’t have to re-live our errors and repeat our aimless wandering around.

    1. Yes, aimlessly wandering around on the so-called “many paths to God” – best avoided and relegated to the dustbin for good.

  5. I love the simplicity you express the cycles in, we are all within and part of cycles that continue and we can either participate or continue anyhow…I would rather begin to participate and be aware of it. This includes how open I am to the fact that I live with karma from choices I have made in this life and in others….I can feel the truth of this in everyday. Watch a baby being born….they do not come into this life an empty vessel.

  6. Knowing that we are coming back, and that we can lay the path down now for ourselves to return is a truly wonderful power to have, because with this empowerment we have the ability to create life ahead of ourselves for everyone. So we have the choice and the opportunity to make life be about evolution and brotherhood with every cycle that happens.

  7. I always had a sense that there was more than this life, and what Serge Benhayon shared makes so much sense, ‘He talked about reincarnation as an expression of divine love, the incredibly loving opportunity to learn and develop, be more loving myself, live more fully, joyously and consciously – and build on that.’

  8. This topic came into conversation with my neighbours child yesterday after his religious lesson at school about God and what happens when you go to heaven. I sat and listened carefully as the child waited for an answer from me. Registering that he was given the space to feel the truth himself the reply was as simple and to the point… “You keep coming back because there is so much work to do.” A timely reminder that by offering our young the opportunity to connect to the truth is the joy we experience on a topic that is often not spoken about or brushed off in our conversations.

    1. I love your answer – we keep coming back because there is so much work to do. Very simple, transparent and practical, like reincarnation itself.

  9. ‘He talked about reincarnation as an expression of divine love, the incredibly loving opportunity to learn and develop, be more loving myself, live more fully, joyously and consciously – and build on that. What goes around comes around, quite literally! ‘. This is gorgeous to read and feel for I have always believed in reincarnation and when truth is delivered, it is always simple with no whistles or bells, that is why it is easy for the body to ‘feel’ truth.

    1. And once we allow ourselves to feel what the body already knows, we don’t have to believe in anything anymore and just know, plain and simple.

  10. Bringing responsibility into our lives and ways of being is huge, how we move, speak, or even what we think has a ripple effect that goes out into the world, and then back to us.

  11. This is such an engaging and compelling read – amusing to the core and full of wisdom on what it is saying. We have always known what it is we know even if we fervently believe we do not know it. With willingness, honesty and humility we do remember – because of course, we have been around many a many times, and the wisdom and power we can tap into is timeless.

    1. Great point – we have been doing this for so long, been around so many times that there is a huge reservoir of wisdom and power available to all of us, individually and collectively. But – it requites we take responsibility for our choices.

  12. I am wondering if there is any word in our vocabulary where we haven’t changed its meaning to fit our own version and comfort of living. Reincarnation is a great example as you describe it here, us having it made into a variety of possibilities. We can create however we want the fact remains that the true meaning of words is never been lost or inactive it is only that we fool ourselves while still being pulsed forth by the universal laws that are at play.

  13. it is interesting though to consider the fact hat reincarnation is a fact and only our unawareness or unconsciousness of this fact is feeding us a way of life that will perpetuate itself endlessly without going anywhere. Until we acknowledge and accept its existence and use the cycles of death and rebirth as a way to grow and evolve instead we are on our way back to Soul, that way of being we have stepped away from many cycles of death and rebirths.

  14. So often it seems we’re complaining about the mundanity of life, looking for entertainment or a break from our everyday. If we’ve all been here for many thousands of lives, well it starts to make sense how fed up we appear. But is it truly life we are ‘fed up’ with, or the type of energy we have chosen again and again, over many incarnations? God knows repeating the same craziness time after time will start to wear you down – so is it possible the time is ripe to make a new move, and take advantage of the learnings we have refused before? Thank you Gabriele for drawing out what these cycles are for.

  15. Reincarnation as presented by Serge Benhayon indeed makes sense at last. It was always a concept I bought into on a mental level, yes, I believed, but it was something for next life and did not have to anything with my present life. And it does! Like each moment, builds on the next, and each day builds on the next, so each life builds on the next: so it makes sense what we do now, in this life, as creates our next life.

    1. Indeed, neither the cockroaches nor the numerous Cleopatras or the irresponsibility make any sense at all, only The Ageless Wisdom does.

  16. Reincarnation is simply about accepting our responsibility that we come back and go around the sun for many many many lives. And so, accepting this fact, which is actually an unchangeable act, even for those who do not believe, it stays there as a fact, how annoying we might feel it.. But so, it is much easier and simpler to admit it and work along to see and be wise of where and what we want to come back to and leave behind. As as you say it is for what your coming back to next and next and next.. We do not want to repeat all of that ill choices over and over again, do we ?

    1. We seem to be very good at repeating what does not work, individually and as a humanity. But eventually we are bound to get it, there is no other way.

  17. I have come to feel that there is nothing more real than reincarnation and the responsibility that it engenders. We spend so much time and effort trying to live in our world as it is, yet the very fact of its many horrors is simply because of the lack of responsibility many have attributed to themselves and their behaviour, so maybe it is time to do take responsibility for myself and actually be a light, a guiding light for our world today and and to reincarnate holding that same light, in readiness to do the same in my next life.

  18. Not only do we deny the possibility of re-incarnation, we also dismiss that this quality is inherent in our life. For each minute we are alive, each moment that we move, we have an opportunity to make a new choice, and so end or continue a momentum, habit or direction. Whilst we might like the idea of distinct points at the end of life’s spectrum, the reality is we are constantly dying and being reborn in a sense. It’s only our stubbornness that stops us seeing we are constantly offered moments to make new beginnings. This makes you wonder how many literal lives we have lived only to pursue the same patterns again. Thanks to your words Gabriele I can see that true rebirth truly comes from choosing a different quality of energy.

  19. The thing with this “responsibility” that quiet took my attention is the fact that everything is related – everything is connected to eachother.. And that my poignant mind and I have been walking on this plane of life in superiority – individuality, thinking we are a part – something on its own. Very very interesting and truly good to come around – again, to feel, see and this time around – choose more wisely and atune to our inevatable truth – we are One.

  20. It is simple: the fact there is a next life, makes living responsibly the only logical thing to do, because one life builds on another life, whether it is a “good” life or a “bad” life. That is for us to chose.

  21. When reincarnation is presented as an opportunity to learn and develop towards the divine love that we are, those cycles and returns offer so much more awareness and understanding of the different choice that we have.

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