I received a question in my email. I thought it would help others to post the question and my answer!
This is odd for me to write, but for some reason your name drew me to you from a long list of names. In reading the information on your site, I have a question. You refer several times to “past lives or future lives”. How do you know some have had a past life or going to have another life. Are souls/spirits recycled so to speak? If you have a loved one pass on I thought their soul/spirit would be forever in heaven and would see them one day. It would be disheartening to think they are gone to be someone else because it’s certainly not their bodies that get a new life. What are your thoughts on this?
This is going to sound really weird, but just go with it ok? LOL When we are spirit, we are energy. We can be in numerous places at one time. Think about electricity. We can’t see it, but we know it’s in our home, the neighbors’ homes, restaurants, etc. We leave a part of “us” in heaven, which we call our “higher self”. You will always be able to see your loved ones when you pass too, even if they have returned to a body. Our “higher self” knows why we came to earth, what lessons we chose in this life and helps us, similar to a spirit guide. We forget why we came here, but our spirit/soul never forgets. Most of us have been reincarnated hundreds of times. We’ve all been very bad people too! If someone hasn’t been incarnated very many times, they are usually not so great people, not very evolved or enlightened. I feel that when we become as evolved and enlightened as someone like Jesus, we won’t feel the need to return to a body. Even if we’ve had a hard life and think, “Holy cow! I’m not doing this again!”; when we get back to heaven, see what we’ve learned and what we still want to learn, we come back. It’s kind of like us having a baby. We forget the pain and have another one! I hope this helps. I know it can be a bit confusing. There is a book called “Journey of Souls” by Michael Newton you might like to read. You can find it here on my site and purchase it through amazon.com. It’s really interesting and might help answer your questions. Thanks so much for writing.