A Journey of Discovery
By Beth Quist
Reincarnation – A Process Set Up to Help Us Learn and Grow
The Tao fragmented into smaller parts of energy and we are those fragments. The Tao did this to have more opportunities to learn, grow. and progress. John U.K., my Spiritual Guide and Teacher said, “besides breaking into fragments, a process was developed and created that could help the fragments rejoin the Tao. But part of that process was to learn and gain experience. It was the process of going through different experiences and incarnations that would help the fragment, as well as the Tao, learn, progress, and grow. And the most frequent process used for gaining experience, learning, and growing was done by first incarnating and then assessing the incarnation after one dies. And then after that, planning a new incarnation experience with different experiences to see how the fragment would react and engage in those different circumstances.”
John U.K. continued, “Reincarnation provides everyone with the opportunities to experience what the fragment needs or wants to learn or experience. It also provides the ability to pay off karmic debts they have made and not yet repaid. The basic concept is that each living person at each visit to a life has a separate energy anatomy that is distinct from what is called the physical body. The effect of this energy body is to give life to the physical."
I asked him, “How soon after we die do we reincarnate?” and he said, “that depends on when the fragment or person feels the desire to return to the physical plane. One may reincarnate quickly after a physical experience or may take their time. The average span is usually around 200 of your years. Eventually the fragment learns and experiences all they set out to do. Then, the fragment combines with another fragment, becoming a dual or combined fragment. The fragment then continues with their progression and eventually will combine as a trio. In this process the fragment, and the joined fragments, experience life in and through a myriad of levels of the Tao, and eventually recollect back to the Tao as a whole.”
Reincarnation is a way to change the variables and give us a new opportunity to experience life differently in each incarnation. We learn by experiencing and personal choice is part of the learning process, too. Essentially this means we choose the type of life experience we want to have.
By Beth Quist
When a person dies, the body and the spirit separate. The body stays with the physical earth and the spirit returns to the astral plane and is debriefed. According to John U.K., my Spiritual Guide and teacher, the length of time of the debriefing depends on what the person expects in the afterlife and what type of life they lived. For those who expect a heaven or a hell, they will experience such. After the debriefing, the soul and their Higher Self rejoin to one.
This is what John U.K. said about what happens when you die. “At death, those who expect a heaven or a hell, experience such. But not through their Higher Self, which understand the true nature of their life’s experiences. It is the energy body’s experiences or experiences that dwell in the lower astral levels and as they gain awareness may migrate upwards to eventually join their Higher Self. The soul can be greeted by other souls who are also deceased. Usually it is the souls the person knew on earth who may be there to greet the person back "home". But if the person who died expects nothing, they will see and experience nothing for a period of time. For those who expect a heaven or a hell, they will have that experience. But after the person experiences what they expected to experience, a debriefing can occur to help them acclimate back to the astral plane.”
I asked, “How long does the debriefing last?”
John U.K.’s responded, “the debriefing period is dependent upon many factors. Younger souls tend to take longer to debrief than old souls. Also, souls who acquired a lot of karmic debt will need to review and accept each and every soul who was harmed due to their actions. For example, Adolph Hitler is still going through the debriefing process. You can picture the debriefing area like a hospital bed, where a soul is able to comfortably transition from one reality to another reality and family and friends can come and provide comfort and support.”
“What do Souls do on the astral plane?” I asked.
John U.K. said, “life on the astral plane is similar to what it is like on the physical plane, but spiritual. Souls interact with each other, communicate with each other, travel, socialize, have fun, experiment, develop new ideas, plan, learn, grow, love, have astral sex, etc. When a soul is ready for another physical incarnation (because they want to learn something new, bring a new idea to the world, experience what it would be like growing up in a different country, be a different gender, try a life with a different sexual orientation, experience a life partnered with a soul mate, be the parent of a certain soul, or perhaps repay some karmic debts acquired from previous incarnations, etc.) the soul will then start to plan and prepare for their next incarnation. This is the cycle of life: a process of living, having experiences, learning, growing, loving, feeling, dying, then, eventually living again but now a bit more experienced and wiser.”
“Upon death, the soul will return and combine back to your Higher Self, adding a new layer to the Higher Self. It is that most recent layer of life experience that is now how you project yourself on the astral plane. For example, if you were “Sally Smith” in the 1600s, but in the 1800s you were “Joe Blow”, you will display yourself as “Joe Blow” on the astral plane because it was your most recent incarnation.”
“A soul can project different ages or stages of their last life in the image they display. (If they died when they were 80 years old, they may project themselves as 30 years of age, for example, on the astral. Or if they died at 3 months of age, they may project themselves as 18 years old on the astral).”
“The process of incarnating, living, growing, making our own decisions, and then dying, happens over and over, with each incarnation giving each of us new opportunities to develop knowledge, wisdom, and insight. But does this process ever end? “
“Eventually the fragment has learned and experienced all they set out to do and then the fragment combines with another fragment, becoming a duo – a combined fragment with another fragment. This combined duo fragment then continues with their progression and combines with a trio, etc., and in this process the fragment joins with other fragments experiencing life in and through a myriad of levels. Eventually, they recollect back to the Tao, having a very diverse set of things they learned and experienced in this vast journey.
The idea of joining with other fragments in this process of progression gave me new insights about the phrase “we are all connected”. We start off as being one with the Tao, then fragment, live a series of incarnations, and at some point, all recombine into one energy – the Tao. At that point, the Tao really has learned and experienced everything that was desired.”
By Beth Quist
Before we incarnate, we have the opportunity to identify and plan the types of experiences and lessons we want to have in our upcoming life on earth. This preplanning does not guarantee results - it only creates the potential for the certain types of experiences. It essentially creates an "energy of purpose" to present itself during your physical life. It can sometimes come as a type of pull, or certain types of feelings, or even alerts - all designed to help steer you towards a certain direction. It has a way of providing prompts towards decisions and behaviors that may be aligned to what your pre-planned before you were born.
Your Very First Incarnation has Limited Choices
If this is your very first incarnation on earth, you pretty much don't have any experience on earth except on what you have heard. As a result, you don't do much planning. You don't have a "Higher Self" until after you have had your first incarnation. You don't have any physical life experience to help you make assessments, judgements, and comparisons. For the most part, you will incarnate based on opportunity and what is available at the time you are ready.
Personal Choice and Personal Responsibility
If you have incarnated before, the fragment (or soul) may choose a type of body or a type of situation that has predisposed physical traits and qualities you desire. A certain type of body type may even include certain societal features to help that fragment obtain the life experience it desires. But physical abilities for a large part are determined by the gene pool of its parents and social and economic ability are determined by the society. Therefore, if a person has a talent of physical ability to perform or learn, this comes from the physical body. The obvious example of this is physical strength, but other talents are also developed through this manner.
Choosing a Body
Now the fragment who was known as Mozart desired to experience musical ability for whatever reason, and therefore as a fragment chose a life or physical body that would help it obtain this start. But fragments who desire to obtain things that not necessarily physical in nature, such as insight, or to be able to communicate with other fragments, or to develop ESP, these are things that would have to be programmed into the personality that will inhabit the physical body. The fragment would then choose a physical body that can enhance or compliment those desired nonphysical gifts.
Choosing a Personality
As people are born, the chromosomes of the male and the chromosomes of the female join crating a separate and distinct individual. This individual has certain predisposed abilities and features. How does the fragment program the personality to develop its gifts or talents it desires to obtain in its life? It instills a desire. It is not a whim nor is it a passing fancy. The desires one finds in this life can be used to lead a soul or fragment to its intended purpose in a given life. The question then is how does one decide which desire is proper to follow?
Choosing a Gender
A fragment will also choose the gender they wish to incarnate into for each life. Everyone has experiences in being a male as well as a female. Often the female gender is selected when a fragment wants to have a more spiritual growth path because the female gender is the more spiritual of the genders. As you think about it, even in organized religions, it is the female who has the spiritual or religious experiences. It is the female who feels strongly about religion.The male can tune in and tune out of this, but the female is generally more willing to see the subtleness of life. Her whole ability to conceive life in her is part of that.
Paying Back Karma
Another thing that can impact ones life is the desire to become balanced and reach harmony. If one has done wrongs and misdeeds in previous life experiences, karma or karmic debts are carried forward with that fragment until the debt is paid and balance is restored. In order for a fragment to rid themselves from that baggage, one must pay off those karmic debts in someway during the physical life experience.
Paying back those karmic debts can be programmed into a physical existence as they plan their upcoming life. Certain opportunities can be programmed into the physical existence to meet and interact with certain fragments (people)for example and then do good deeds for those people in order to repay those debts. Paying off the karmic debts through good acts will remove the “baggage” one accumulates through misdeeds in prior incarnations. It restores the balance and harmony within that fragment.
Different Paths May Provide Same Outcome
There are many pathways which will take you to the same goal. A dark brown skin man wearing a loin cloth and carrying a spear in a third world country could be on the same path and journey as a man in a business suit on Wall Street in New York City. Both could have the same understanding. Both could get to the same destination in this life and gain the same information. It’s obvious they would have different experiences and a different life, but their life path could be the same. Their understandings could be the same, and yet they are vastly different, but also the same.
There is not a single path that takes people to where they want or need to be. There are multiple paths, multiple types of people, and multiple experiences. To say there is one way and only one way is a falsehood. Totally different directions can take people to the exact same location. They are all the same. They are all different. Both are facts.
People come to earth to gain experience. They also experience the joys and pains along their chosen pathway. But all of this will eventually take them to the Tao. All choices are good for the individual. It may not be your choice but it is their path. Accept the fact there are many other journeys which will take a person to the same destination
Many live lives that may seem plain and ordinary and others live lives that impact greatly. But the life program is decided by the fragment before they incarnate so as to accomplish its desires and goals. Some fragments will desire notoriety more than others. Those who desire the “big splash” may progress faster, but enjoy less. Those who progress more slowly develop deeper understandings and insights but may require many multiple lives on the same level to achieve the impact of one life.
The important thing to be aware of is that we chose the type of life we have. If we find we don't like our life or realize we made a mistake and this path is not what we want, we can choose to make changes. Personal choice and personal responsibility is one of the big rules of life. We can either accept and work with what we have, or we can decide to change it. The life we are living is pretty much based on our choices and decisions.
By Beth Quist
I spent several years interacting with my Spiritual Guide and Teacher named John U.K - aka John formerly from the United Kingdom so was able to ask him about concepts that I didn't understand. One of our conversations was about why are we here on earth? What is the purpose? Here is a summary of this conversation.
In order for the TAO to broaden its experience, it decided to create this earth existence and divide itself upon it. The purpose was to gain the greatest diversity of experience. In order for the Tao to learn, progress, and grow, the Tao chose to break into smaller pieces. We call these smaller pieces “fragments” of the Tao. Some of these fragments are us. We are a fragment of the Tao. The earth is also one of those fragments."
What I learned from this, is that the Tao (aka God, Goddess, Source, All That Is) is still progressing and learning. There is not an end point because learning and progressing and changing is continual.
Another take-away from this conversation was that the needs diversity. If everything and everyone were the same, it would limit the number and type of experiences. It would limit growth. The Tao realized this so fragmented into smaller parts of itself. The Tao then let those fragments loose to see what happens. This means being different from other people is a positive thing. It is necessary and part of the big plan.
If the Tao's desire is to learn and grow, this also means the Tao won't necessarily step in and stop bad things from happening. It means we need to figure things out and either prevent bad things from happening or change the situation. If that doesn't happen, it means we eventually have to learn from the experience and grow. All of his helps us change, grow, and progress.
In summary, the Tao's desire (and essentially mission statement) is to learn, progress, and grow. The Tao knew that to learn and grow, more diverse experiences would be needed. To have more diverse experiences, the Tao needed to break apart into smaller pieces and send them off to have those experiences. The Tao created the Earth and this is one place that is providing some fragments the opportunity to learn, progress, and grow. In addition, the Tao knew both good and bad experiences facilitate the learning process, so allows both good and bad things to happen to us, as well as the earth.
Author Beth Quist
Author of the Quist Quill and the book "Cultivating Spiritual Energy".