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Life after life.

                                                  The soul of man is like to water,
                                                   From Heaven it cometh
                                                  To Heaven it riseth
                                                   And then returneth to earth,
                                                   Forever alternating. 

                                                                                         Goethe
                                                                                         From - Only love is real, by   Dr. Brian Weiss

              I have been very fascinated by reincarnation for some time now. The holy scripture I read speaks about how we keep taking births in different forms, life after life. How, we also keep learning some more in every life we get, until the time we reach the state of nirvana, when we are released from the cycle of birth and death and achieve enlightenment.  However, it was only after reading Many lives, many masters, and  Only love is real, by Dr. Brian Weiss, that I became a convert to this belief.
           We are given different garbs that we don over our souls from life to life. And, in every life we get, we also meet our soul companions, our soul mates, who have been with us in our past lives, too. Therefore, we have in our lives some people with whom we bond instantly, for an eternity, and some, with whom we fail to see eye to eye, for no apparent reason, at all!
         The bonds that grow stronger with each passing year are  with those, who have been our soul companions in our past lives. My mother, for example, has been my soul mother. That's what I love to believe, for, she is the one without whom my life, as I know it, would be meaningless. Every time I hold her soft hands into mine, I feel like I have belonged there, with her, for life times! We may differ in our views on certain matters, yet, we believe that we have always belonged to each other!
       And, it's  a similar way that I feel about a couple of my friends - my soul sisters - who understand me even when I do not utter a  word. Who have cheered me in times when I thought I had lost it all, and helped me find meaning to my life,  when I failed to make sense of anything at all.  Isn't that such a reassuring feeling, to have someone by your side, life after life, supporting you, no matter what?
      There is something new that I learnt in Only love is real.  It's also what I heard a friend mention. And, that is, 'a child chooses his mother'.  Not having a child of my own, I would consider myself unlucky, curse my fate, and what-not.  I failed to even think about the 'blessing' that God had sent into my life: Chikoo, my Labrador son!  I failed to realise, how it's he who chose me; maybe he knew the amount of patience and understanding I would be needing, while I went through all the trying times in  my life! A human child in his place, would  have given up on me by now, but not Chikoo.
        He has put up with my mood swings, and those dispirited moments, when things were way beyond my tolerance; times, when life was at its toughest and I couldn't share my fears with another soul. We all know the havoc such pent up feelings can wreak on our systems. There were guilt-ridden times, when I would vent out my frustration on the poor baby. Yet, he would always be my side, showering me with his love and enveloping me in his warmth. I do have a strong reason to believe that he knew I would need someone as sturdy and dependable like him, and therefore chose me, don't I?
       Not all will believe in this logic, but there will be some who know what I mean. For, don't we all call it a cycle of birth and death? And, thus, it's because of this cycle, that we come into this world, then leave it when our time is up, and come back again, to leave all over again! And, all this while, throughout our journey, we have our soul mates by our sides, loving and caring for us - life after life.
    So, why don't we cherish these soul-mates, in whichever form they may be, and fear not losing them?  For, we will be meeting them some day, many years from now, in another life, another form, and continuing from where we left!




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  1. What a lovely sentiment, beautifully said!

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  2. So true. Soulmates come in many shapes and sizes. I love Brian Weiss' books. Have you read Sanme Soul Many Bodies? That was an interesting book.

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    1. Yes, Suzy. Dr. Weiss has written some fabulous books. And, no dear, I haven't read that one, but will surely do so now! :) Thank you for the suggestion!

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  3. It always amazed me how some people we can instantly connect with. And that rarely happens. When it does, we never seem to remember how it all started!
    I have a weird attraction for enemies, I seem to make them wherever I go! Your explanation makes sense to me. Maybe I've had too many past lives, and keep bumping into the enemies I made in those lives? :D

    Glad to catch up on your posts, Shilpa! I hope Chikoo is doing well too!

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  4. Oh so true! Love chooses you and doesn't give up on you. I love Brian Weiss work, have read 3 of his books including 'Only Love Is Real' :)

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  5. I totally believe in soulmates,Shilpa! It is true we sense an instant connection with some people from the first moment we meet them and yet, with people we've known for years, we never feel it. ♥ The afterlife is a fascinating concept!

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