We’re often asked, “What if my loved one reincarnates before I go on to the afterlife and I can’t see them?” Reincarnation is misunderstood. It doesn’t mean some individual keeps coming back to Earth School to learn lessons. All your loved ones will be there to greet you when you make your transition, and they’re available to communicate with you now. They have not and will not reincarnate. I’ll explain why we know that’s true.
This explanation is in the YouTube video that follows. You can read the text of the explanation after the YouTube controls.
Here’s what the people communicating from the next life tell us about reincarnation. Our Souls and guides plan our life before we’re even a gleam in our parents’ eyes. We are part of a Soul group that is our Higher Self. Our Higher Self has thousands of souls making up the group. In the pre-birth planning, our Souls and guides may plan a life in which we will learn something some other person in our Higher Self soul group didn’t fully learn in their previous life. Or our lives might be planned to counter some actions in that other person’s life during our life. Or the planners of our life may have wanted our life to continue something of the life another person lived. Then we are born into Earth School as our unique self. But our lives are intertwined with those other lives on which our life is based. We have fragments of those other lives in our lives or may have our entire life based on a framework from another person’s life.
Here is an abbreviated statement of what a man named Frederick Myers, speaking from the afterlife, said about how our lives were planned.
When I was on earth, I belonged to a group-soul , but its branches and the spirit—which might be compared to the roots—were in the invisible. A soul belonging to the group of which I am a part lived that previous life which built up for me the framework of my earthly life, lived it before I passed through the gates of birth.
The group soul might contain 20 souls, 100, or 1000. The number varies. What the Buddhists would call the karma I had brought with me from a previous life is not that of my life, but of the life of a soul that preceded me by many years on earth and left me the pattern which made my life. I, too, wove a pattern for another of my group during my earthly career. I shall not live again on earth, but a new soul, one who will join our group, will shortly enter into the pattern or karma I have woven for him on earth.
This intimate relationship between a person and other individuals in the group soul is where past life accounts come from. Someone in this life is seeing parts of another life in the Higher Self soul group that is intertwined with the person. In one real example, a boy kept remembering details about World War II planes and being shot down. His life had been planned with a framework of another individual who was a World War II pilot. The boy wasn’t a rebirth of that pilot. His life was intertwined with that pilot’s life from pre-birth planning that borrowed a framework from that pilot’s life for the boy.
Rob Schwartz, in his book Your Soul’s Plan, describes a woman named Doris who communicated through a medium about individuals who are intertwined. She said all these individuals whose lives are intertwined are living in an Oversoul, what I’m calling the Higher Self. She said,
We are an Oversoul. We encompass all personalities. The personalities do not die. They are a part of the great chorus. We leaf through them together with our guides as we plan a life as a painting in three dimensions, a collage.
Doris’s Oversoul refers to Doris as a “soul fragment,” meaning she is a fragment of the larger Oversoul. During pre-birth planning, Doris’s planning group leafed through the various individuals who are part of the Oversoul or Higher Self to decide whether to learn new lessons based on previous learning or bring previous learning into the new Earth School experience.
What we can say with certainty is that you will continue to live your individual life and grow in love, wisdom, and compassion as you enjoy the next everlasting periods of your next stages of life. And your loved ones who have preceded you to the next life will be there to greet you joyfully when you make your transition. They wouldn’t miss that for anything.