The Missing Link to Understanding Reincarnation

For as long as I can remember I have not understood why it is said that some people go to heaven and some go to hell – it never really made any sense to me.

I did notice however, that someone could create heaven or hell on earth for themselves, or other people, depending on their personal life choices.

I could not understand either, that if God was love, why would he send some people to hell to rot for eternity, and others that were good to fluffy clouds, to kind of um, well… sit around with angels playing harps. Even though I was quite scared of the hell option I remember feeling heaven felt a bit boring, a bit mundane and a bit surreal.

I had a limited religious upbringing but found the concept of good and bad, heaven and hell creep in everywhere from hymns at school to girl guides; it was always there as a constant reminder that good was really the only option or you could end up in a pit of fire next to some ugly guy with horns on his head, forever and ever.

Looking back, I can see that as a child I struggled with the concept of heaven and hell. What I was being told did not add up but nor did the concept of ‘when we died we just died’ – end of story.

I was about 6 when I first saw a film with a skeleton of a dead person in it, and when I asked what it was, I remember being mortified when told this is what happens to us when we die; this felt even more ridiculous and shocking to me than the heaven and hell theory. Surely just to end, kaput, voila, could not be it? It felt so flat, so very pointless, I was suitably shocked but not convinced.

It was at secondary school when I was introduced to the concept of karma. Karma made sense to me; the idea that how we live directly affects others and if we are to cause harm, then ultimately that harm comes back to us.

What I did not understand with karma was that how come there were some people out there who had directly harmed others yet looked like they were living a perfect life, financially set up with all the trimmings and looked like they had it all and for some good people life looked really harsh? If karma existed I wanted to know how some people seemed to get away with it.

Also at school I was introduced to the concept of reincarnation: this immediately resonated with me, it was a great aha moment, my body breathed a sigh of “yes, of course I knew this to be true.” Yet this version of reincarnation had its flaws; the way it was taught made it all very mystical, random and a bit airy-fairy and the fact we could come back as an insect or random animal just did not cut it for me.

Leaving school I went to work with the elderly, many of whom were in the last stages of life, so naturally the question about death and life stayed with me. These questions remained unanswered until, that is, I met Serge Benhayon.

Meeting Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine

Through the teachings on karma and reincarnation as presented by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, it became clear I had been short-changed – the versions I had been given so far were a far cry from the intricate and precise science that I heard when attending Universal Medicine presentations.

I realised the missing link to what I had been taught before was responsibility, and how the quality in which we choose to live each life affects our next and that the quality in which we live and pass over in this life is what prepares the quality for our next. Reincarnation I realised, is definitely not random or left to chance, but instead a very direct and accurate universal science.

“Could it be our karma to not consciously know about the fact of reincarnation simply because we have chosen to live irresponsibly and therefore have blocked seeing to what extent we are indeed energetically responsible?” (Teachings and Revelations, Serge Benhayon, page 356)

I now know karma is not what we get sent from some judgmental and resentful God. Karma is about being offered another choice: it is about learning to be responsible for our choices, and from this, evolving and healing.

I’ve seen that we can choose to learn from what we experience or not, hence being shown it more clearly and profoundly at a later time.

We can choose to deal with our past choices and our karma or we can push them away or avoid them, so it may look like we are having a great time, great house, great career etc., but all the while our unloving choices are burying themselves deeper and deeper, waiting for a more intense outcome either in this lifetime or the next.

Likewise we can commit to dealing with our karma / past choices and watch as things come up and out to be exposed for us. Evolution is about truth, not what your life looks like on the outside.

The universe is such an ordered and intricate place where nothing is left to chance.

For me it makes sense that we bring through the way in which we last lived, as how we have chosen to live in our last life / lives directly impacts this one.

I have felt in my body, patterns that I know go deeper than just this life. In truth it is great to feel these patterns as by being more aware of them we are more able to deal with and break any unhealthy thought configurations or behaviours that are in fact eons old.

It is not a belief, fantasy, or science fiction but a deep knowing in my body that we have all been here many times before. This is why our hurts can sometimes seem so old and strong (as we could have been carrying them a long, long time), or a reason as to why we can’t seem to shake a certain behaviour that cannot be equated to this lifetime.

I have come to realise that each one of us is a collection of our previous lives lived and choices made. This also helps me to understand why things happen and that we have the opportunity to learn from this in terms of taking responsibility for our choices and the way we have lived, and are living.

Now when I talk to someone, I know and understand I am not just seeing a reflection of their choices in this current life but a reflection of their choices of every life they have ever lived!

Knowing the truth of reincarnation allows us not only to take more responsibility for the way we are living in this life, but also to prepare for our next life and to be able to pass over in a more dignified way.

When we know we are coming back, we can assess what it is we want to let go of, reflect more responsibly on our life lived, and review how we would make different choices, given that we will be doing it again.

We can therefore use this life and our eventual dying as a time of great healing to leave behind all that is not true, and confirm the love that we are, in preparation for the next.

Whether we believe it or not reincarnation is a given. By understanding the true meaning of reincarnation we can see what an absolutely amazing opportunity it offers us to grow and to evolve.

by Samantha England, Health and Social Care Assessor

Further Reading:
Reincarnation – Taking Responsibility for the Next Time Around
Hidden Treasure and the Illusion of Elders
Our Lineage

822 thoughts on “The Missing Link to Understanding Reincarnation

  1. Thank you Samantha for a great sharing on Karma, it is indeed a law of love by which we get another chance to make different choices, and to learn from past choices thereby healing and clearing the what is not in our lives. Being in my seventies I am very much aware of my life coming to an end and how much light I want to bring forth in my next life; I welcome evolution for this purpose.

  2. “Karma is about being offered another choice: it is about learning to be responsible for our choices, and from this, evolving and healing.” Understanding the truth of reincarnation from Serge Benhayon dispelled the fog of futility of ‘We only have one life.’

  3. The subject of death is very taboo, and there tends to be a horrible mystery around it. Supportive conversations about how we truly feel about death and dying would greatly benefit all of society.

  4. The universe is so ordered and so intricate, so of course is the truth of reincarnation, that how we live affects how we come back, so obvious and yet as you tell Samanatha many of us have come across versions of reincarnation that do not honour the fullness of what it offers us, the possibility to bring harmony to how we’ve been and how we are, and this feels like a huge blessing from God for all of us.

  5. Karma is a universal law of love not a punishment for past deeds but an opportunity to learn from our choices and choose loving ones an understanding and a responsibility that everything we do, the way we live affect everyone.

  6. I love this blog Samantha, I felt very similarly to you throughout my childhood and early adult years. Not till hearing Serge Benhayon speak of reincarnation did my body give a resounding YES… and I have known it within me ever since. So much makes sense in the world with that understanding… that otherwise didn’t.

  7. This article brings me to a moment I had today where I felt clearly the harm the simplest, seemingly normal, reaction of frustration is to my body, and to the person the frustration is directed at. A deep moment that has brought me to an awareness of myself and that which I have allowed to be my normal that is in fact not normal, but a long way away from my powerful loving essence.

  8. You make such a bastardised and controversial term feel so simple and easy to understand from the point of view of responsibility. It makes so much sense and in truth whether we believe in it, feel it or want to know its truth, living responsibly should be the simple basics of life anyway for us all whether we get the karma of our choices or not! In fact the very need for us to have reincarnation and karma shows us already a level of arrogance and ignorance towards our choices and their consequences that most of us are simply not willing to feel and to deal with.

  9. If we do understand the reality of the cycles of life and death we are living in or not, it does not take away the fact that we do live in it as everything is so clearly presenting to us. Life is a continuous repetition of the same until we get it and can evolve to the next step, the next we have to learn in life.

  10. ‘The universe is such an ordered and intricate place where nothing is left to chance.’ Or rather that nothing gets left to chance… its that word responsibility that is cements it all together, that is the engine behind karma, and not just responsibility for now, but for everything in this life and our previous ones. Then things start to make sense.

  11. The twisted reinterpretations of karma have robbed people of its true understanding and purpose – and we have willingly accepted this so as to not hear the call to responsibility and love and learning that it offers us in every moment.

    1. Yes Annie, we have been robbed of the greatest treasure in humanity, the understanding of how the world works. Theft on such a grand scale only occurs because we are complicit in it. We have been robbed of honesty and truth because we gave up on them, and in giving it up we miss out on the glory and majesty of the universe and its cycles. We miss out on the sheer beauty that constellates all around us, and don’t appreciate the enormity of the love we are part of and belong to. We miss out on the capacity we have to love each other, and the responsibility to love ourselves. All so we can create pollution in an otherwise harmonious universe. Was it worth it? Did it bring us any joy? It seems to me the only way is to return.

  12. I can really relate to this Samantha. Like you what I was taught about life and death did not ring true with the world that I observed around me. For me, I could not understand why something would ‘happen to me’ over and over. I was told that God moves in mysterious ways and encouraged to have faith because God knows what he is doing and he is orchestrating all our lives. I can see now that this attitude has no responsibility at all and why it did not make sense because the truth of karma and reincarnation was the “missing link”. When Serge Benhayon explains karma and reincarnation the pieces fit together, I understand my life, and I understand my family and others. God does not sit on a cloud and control our lives he has way too much love for that. He has created the perfect stage for us to feel and re live the consequences of our choices. So now when an issue recurs in my life, instead of ‘why is this happening to me’, its like groundhog day, I know it is a result of my past choices, and I am now given opportunity to learn from life and make a more loving choice.

  13. The old heaven and hell debate, I know it well. As a child and growing up this way never really made sense. I was always concerned and most of the time assumed I would possibly end up in hell. Not for a minute did I see that I was ever heading for heaven. There was always so much catching up to do and let’s face it I wasn’t that great a person. I assumed very religious people and people that did really good things were certainties but who knew and in fact no one ever knew. This made it more confusing because there was no certainty either way, seemed like a lucky dip in a way and how did you confirm who went where? Then came along Serge Benhayon and bought all of this into line and made sense of all my schooling and upbringing. How did he do it? Consistently confirmed me as a Son of God, no different to everyone else and showed me heaven was always a mere breath away. Sound simple, easy perhaps, well in one way it is, always just a choice to align to an energy that can not but guarantee the result. This is The Way of The Livingness http://www.unimedliving.com/voice/about-the-audio-presentations/the-way-of-the-livingness-presentation.html

    1. It is convenient for people to think they have a claim to heaven by association with a church as in “were going to Heaven & they’re going to Hell”. God does not play favorites. Like the proverbial prodigal son we are here to learn the errors of our choices so that we return to where we belong.

  14. ‘I realised the missing link to what I had been taught before was responsibility, and how the quality in which we choose to live each life affects our next and that the quality in which we live and pass over in this life is what prepares the quality for our next. Reincarnation I realised, is definitely not random or left to chance, but instead a very direct and accurate universal science’. When truth is simply delivered it is felt in the body, although the mind may try and react or avoid the truth simply because we are not willing to take responsibility and be honest with ourselves that whatever we experience in life the bad as well as the good we have created it by our very own hand, including illness and disease.

  15. The word karma has been randomly used by religions and the Spiritual New Age, offering the possibility that we come back, but falling far short of the fact that the we come back to heal our unloving choices and our irresponsible ways we have lived in each life. There were two things that I knew in my life and that I did not need to go to church to have confirmed, and that was 1) God existed and was very real and 2) that karma was a very plausible reason for why re-incarnation existed. What I never realised until the presentations with Serge Benhayon was the level of responsibility we needed to live and that every choice we make either harms or heals and has an effect not only on the person next to us but to the whole of humanity and to the Universe we live in, and this is something I am still learning and will continue to learn until the time I pass over.

  16. Thank you Samantha you have very clearly and beautifully explained the truth of re-incarnation in this line ‘ it is about learning to be responsible for our choices, and from this, evolving and healing.’

  17. There are many unanswered questions in life – about the so called randomness of its events and its often cruel nature. Why is one child born to poverty, and another not? Many religions over time, especially those that espouse the concept of one life, write such things off as a mystery of God. However, if you were to consider reincarnation, and the possibility of karma, then it is very easy to make sense of such happenings. This is how true theosophy should be contemplated. If we were to look at religion in this philisophical way, rather than aligning ourselves to a set of dogmatic principles for the sake of faith, then we would find that even mainstream religion would progress in time, as would our understanding of life – provided of course that such ponderings were not just undertaken as a cerebral exercise, but were actually incorporated into the way we live as a means of testing their validity. Of course, concepts such as reincarnation cannot be tested in this way. That is understandable. However, what I do put to the world is that the essence of God can be felt and experienced by way of right living. Our experience of religion does not need be constrained to the cerebral ponderings of the mind. For the essence of God, esoterically referred to as fire, can be felt in the body ,and with the embodiement of that essence comes a form of intelligence that allows the veil of ignorance to be lifted, and that enables us to contemplate and live life from a completely different understanding.

  18. “The universe is such an ordered and intricate place where nothing is left to chance.” This is such a significant truth, that down to our tiniest particles we are a part of this entire magical, wondrous universe. So it simply doesn’t add up that we live and we die, end of story. Our lives have a ‘true’ and deep meaning and purpose that match the universal constellation whether we understand or agree with this, it’s still happening.

  19. The concept of heaven and hell never gelled well with me either, especially the sadistic image of God as someone who inflicts major pain because he is displeased with someone. Nor did the notion of someone randomly or deliberately coming back as a worm. Yet I have lived all my life seeing the end of a day and the beginning of a day in day out and witnessing that there are issues, lessons and learnings unfold through this process. So it makes absolute sense that a similar cycle takes place across our lives.

  20. When I was young I found it hard to contemplate that there was heaven and hell because it meant people would be separated on how they were in life I.e if you were good you went to heaven and if you were bad you went to hell. This never really felt true for me so to know that we live life in cycles and that all our past choices and movements play a role in our next life cycle, making every choice a marker for how we are living.

  21. ” In truth it is great to feel these patterns as by being more aware of them we are more able to deal with and break any unhealthy thought configurations or behaviours that are in fact eons old.” We can forget how old these patterns really are. What a blessing to finally have the tools to break out of them and leave them behind, once and for all. This feels liberating. Reincarnation feels liberating.

  22. Could it be the focus on hell or heaven is to keep us guessing about divinity? Those who are living outside of heaven feel that they have the right to rule as a king of all they survey and this could be considered as creating your own reality when all it does is create separation, which is hell? So hell exists for those who choice to live in separation from the divinity that is available freely for all? Then heaven exits through connection to a oneness and equality that shares the divine reflection with all humanity.
    ‘Surely just to end, kaput, voila, could not be it? It felt so flat, so very pointless, I was suitably shocked but not convinced.’ Could this be a way of creating more confusion by putting a focus on a finite point when we die? So at this stage we have three scenarios heaven and reincarnation, hell and damnation, kaput or dying / the end? So what came first the chicken or the egg, and applying the rule of simplicity, which one creates the least complication? Samantha the conundrums you bring up about death, dying / died, mortality, expiring, ending, perishing, terminating, deceased, departed, demise, loss, kaput and viola all seem to create complications around death, when passing over / passed-over seems to create simplicity and an openness to return or the possibility of reincarnation. Seeing all religions have some form of after life this even opens up a deeper conversation on reincarnation!

  23. Samantha I knew as a teenager that reincarnation was real and I understood and was aware of some of my previous lives. It just made sense to me and I understood this from my own inner self. I always knew reincarnation was a truth so when I heard people say they didn’t believe in it I never felt to convince them because I knew regardless of what we believe the truth just is.

  24. It seemed to me also growing up that hell was exactly what the world had created for itself – and that so many were living in their own private hell – as the rising rates of drug addiction, suicide and violence would seem to indicate. So it makes sense that the only way to go is see beyond the play out of these shadows to re-know the truth of who we are and the light of which we are from.

  25. It is a huge responsibility and equally hugely empowering – the possibility that how, what and where we are in this life is entirely the result of choices made not just in this life, but in all our previous incarnations – and from this point we get to see how we live impacts on us and all others equally also.

  26. Karma is not a vengeful god passing judgment on us, for that omits our responsibility. Karma is merely the energy we have created returning to us and it is not just about the big obvious things, it is alive in every decision that we make.

  27. Exactly Samantha, karma and reincarnation when understood are empowering in the truest sense of that word. They allow us to take responsibility for what and how we have lived to this point. We do not in fact ‘get away’ with anything, and yet there’s not an ounce of retribution or punishment either. It is the highest form of love actually… though we seldom see it that way when things come around in a way we do not like or expect.

  28. For me, reincarnation is a fact and we are in a continuous cycle of life and death, life in a body and death in the spiritual form and is actually our karma because of us making the choice to experiment with this physical life in the human form. A way of being that only exists because of our own creation, a creation that actually does not fit into the greater plan we are part of as it’s in disconnection with our true source which is love or God, our father.

  29. It is interesting how the more exhausted we as a society become, the more appealing the images of heaven are – as they depict a place of rest away from the intensities of modern life. And I wonder if is this part of the reason why media technology has become so all-consuming today, because it provides us with the escape that certain religious beliefs have been offering and promising for centuries with little respite for those of us who chose to follow those beliefs only to find that they have been quite simply unattainable all this time.

  30. ‘We can therefore use this life and our eventual dying as a time of great healing to leave behind all that is not true, and confirm the love that we are, in preparation for the next’. Very true Samantha. This came home to me recently, when clearing my flat of excess and clutter became an opportunity to ‘leave behind all that is not true’ and choose simplicity over complexity.

  31. This sentence completely wipes out any judgement of another, or of ourselves. It instead gives us the grace to understand and rechoose how we “do it this time”.
    “Now when I talk to someone, I know and understand I am not just seeing a reflection of their choices in this current life but a reflection of their choices of every life they have ever lived!”

  32. So true Samantha, the fact of reincarnation is not a belief or a wish for it to be true, it is a deep knowing of a whole science whereby life makes complete sense.

  33. ‘I could not understand either, that if God was love, why would he send some people to hell to rot for eternity, and others that were good to fluffy clouds, to kind of um, well… sit around with angels playing harps. Even though I was quite scared of the hell option I remember feeling heaven felt a bit boring, a bit mundane and a bit surreal.’ It is amazing Samantha how these images of God are circulating all around the ether for the human race to tap into. How come we all knew these same stories whether in the northern or southern hemisphere? Were they ever written down anywhere by any true teacher of wisdom? No they weren’t, so who made them up and why have we cottoned on to them and made them a reality? There has to be some source which is perpetrating these ridiculous stories to keep us from knowing the truth.

  34. Love what you share here Samantha, ” I’ve seen that we can choose to learn from what we experience or not hence being shown it more clearly and profoundly at a later time”. This also shows us the responsibility we have to take in what decisions we make in every part of our lives.

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  35. I remember as a kid when I learnt that the sun is a star and that one day it will no longer exist. What that meant for the Earth and us on it was something that caused me a lot of distress. I was being presented such factual information and simply being told how it was. But it just didn’t make sense and my body had a huge reaction. I knew there was more than this existence but it was as though I found myself in a box with no way out. Looking back I find it interesting as we all know the truth. We may get side swiped and go off track, but deep within truth always resonates deeply.

  36. What would life be about if there was just one life and no reincarnation? Just one chance to evolve ourselves and humanity! An impossible task.

  37. We can indeed make our daily lives for ourselves and others ‘heaven or hell’ according to our choices once we accept that these choices all accumulate and we realise the level of responsibility we have with every thought that we have and every move we make.

  38. When we honestly look beyond the appearances, we have the opportunity of understanding the deep reasons and origin of our circumstances in this life

  39. To deny the truth of reincarnation, is to live void of the opportunity to truly live. Not just ‘get by’ in life, and ‘cross fingers’ one will get through… but to live from a foundation of knowing that we are far more than what appears in this seemingly 3-dimensional world alone.

  40. One of the great untruths is the battle for right and wrong. In this we do not discern the energy and when we are caught in trying to prove ourselves even if we are right, the energy we have gone into to prove or battle our point is an energy that is not founded in love and therefore is not the quality of truth.

  41. We need to see reincarnation as a great opportunity to let go of behaviours and beliefs that don’t serve us, as you say Samantha and open up to starting a new life free of these impediments. As I age I am more aware that there is still much for me to let go of. Thank you Samantha for a great sharing.

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