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.

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

  1. Seeing reincarnation as an act of divine love, in the way that Serge Benhayon presents this, has helped me to understand situations more clearly, and so to let go of what judgements I may have.

    1. Reincarnation in its truth supports us to see the bigger picture and not get stuck in judgments, opinions and pictures of how we think life and people should be.

  2. Knowing we have all been here many times before, are equally equipped to feel energy and know truth, radically changes how you interact with people young and old. We’re all masters pretending we’re novices on the job.

    1. We like to play dumb and dumber and think that we can get away with it; but whom are we kidding in truth? Just those who are equally playing dumb and dumber and also think that they will get away with it? Hush hush is definitely the flavour of the aeons here and a while longer yet, by the looks of it..

  3. Working with people prior to death, I have wondered all about what is the purpose of death and why do people die in so many different ways. People also approach there own death in many different ways, some with great ease and acceptance and others fighting against what is so clearly happening in their body. There is much more here than meets the eye. The more I observe the more questions I have.

  4. In some places around the world the is much controversy in re-incarnation but in others its an accepted part of life. In some countries its like its been weeded out altogether and in others its morphed into something that is used to control the populous. All be it removing it from what re-incarnation is…love and responsibility. If I look at my own life there are things that do not make sense from an upbringing perspective, the choices I have made, my behaviours, some of which are all too familiar, beyond that which I have learned this life. They make absolute sense when approaching life from the patterns, behaviours and momentums that simply continue from previous lives.

    1. We do know that some patterns and behaviours are much older than this lifetime; veritable monoliths that don’t budge and take all our commitment and dedication to make inroads into and eventually, by will and via a different choice of alignment, disappear out of what we take around with us.

  5. For some reason we seem to think we live in isolation from the rest of the universe that because we have not found so called ‘life’ as we know it on another planet we are it. I like the theory that we are all on this planet because we are so wayward we have been quarantined here and we cannot leave this plane of life until through the cycles of reincarnation we clear the abusive way we with live with ourselves and each other.

    1. That makes sense to me as well – we are quarantined on planet Earth until such time that the carbuncle has been healed and well and truly left behind.

  6. Like you, Gabriele, reincarnation always felt ‘right’ but the way it was presented did not make sense. Now with the understanding from the Ageless Wisdom as presented by Serge Benhayon it makes total sense that it is the Law of Love.

    1. A Law of Love that is superbly beholding and ever-patient until everyone is ready to return to their divine origins; and no need to forgive either because God does not judge.

  7. True Gabriele, a lot of religions actually say the same thing, which is that we go “somewhere” and keep living. It is interesting to note then that when it is proposed that the “somewhere” that we go to may actually be back here on earth that people complain! Perhaps that says more about the life we are currently living than anything else.

    1. Obviously, there is a belief, even among those who don’t accept reincarnation, that ‘something’ continues, goes on – somewhere and somehow. And yes, back on earth seems to be a destination that is not all that popular. It suits us to think that we leave the mess we have created behind, never to be seen again. Little do we choose to know … if we choose to adopt that stance and misconception.

      1. To accept that ‘something’ continues after death though not to return to earth is a total opt-out of accepting and/or acknowledging the responsibility we have for our actions during life.

      2. It’s like an illusionary get-out-of-jail-free card that suits the irresponsibility and a way of thinking that denies that we are born back into what we left behind.

  8. As with the many other cycles we are a part of, such as the seasons and how we move around the sun, it makes complete sense to me that we would return again and again to human life in order to learn and deepen in our true nature.

    1. Everything happens in cycles big and small and supports us to return to where we come from; reincarnation is but one of them, the opportunity to ‘clean up our act’ and re-imprint with love what had otherwise been affected.

  9. I love how you describe re-incarnation as ‘a law of love’, Gabriele. When we stop identifying with our hurts and see how we are the masters of our own choices by the quality in which we live, life opens up to become more about love and constant learning.

    1. And a Law of Love reincarnation truly is – around and around we go or trudge until we have reimprinted every square millimeter and every unloving step we have ever taken. If that is not the chance of not just one but many life times then I don’t know what is!

  10. This is such a playful way to embrace re-incarnation, Gabriele – ‘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.’ Re-incarnation is the greatest gift of learning, and what life is actually all about.

  11. It is interesting how easily words that indicate reincarnation slip into our daily vocabulary even though we might not believe in it. To me this shows that we know the truth of things even though we might not live them nor consciously believe they exist.

    1. It is interesting to note that even the catholic faith which says people go either to heaven, hell or purgatory acknowledges that something keeps going on – but what?

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