For decades respected doctors, scientists and physicists at the University of Virginia in the United States have been conducting research into young children’s reports of past life memories. A psychiatry professor, Dr Jim Tucker, undertook a scientific investigation into this phenomenon and his research actually supports the concept of reincarnation. From his investigation came this story of an American boy who believes he is the reincarnation of his own grandfather.
As reported by Dr Jim Tucker: John McConnell, a retired New York City policeman working as a security guard, stopped at an electronics store after work one night in 1992. He saw two men robbing the store and pulled out his pistol. Another thief behind a counter began shooting at him. John tried to shoot back, and even after he fell, he got up and shot again. He was hit six times. One of the bullets entered his back and sliced through his left lung, his heart, and the main pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that takes blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs to receive oxygen. He was rushed to the hospital but did not survive.
John had been close to his family and had frequently told one of his daughters, Doreen, ‘No matter what, I’m always going to take care of you.’ Five years after John died Doreen gave birth to a son named William. William began passing out soon after he was born. Doctors diagnosed him with a condition called pulmonary valve atresia, in which the valve of the pulmonary artery has not adequately formed, so blood cannot travel through it to the lungs. In addition, one of the chambers of his heart, the right ventricle, had not formed properly as a result of the problem with the valve. He underwent several surgeries. Although he will need to take medication indefinitely, he has done quite well.
As I published in 'Life After Death', our consciousness, our soul, continues to exist after death. So where do our souls go and what do they do? Who greets them on the ‘other side’? There has been wide research, insights and case studies provided on the journey of souls by several reliable and credible sources including Dr Brian Weiss, Dr Michael Newton, Andy Tomlinson, Ian Lawton and other leading pioneers in the modern methodologies of regression therapy.
In Western society the belief that death is final can be a great obstacle in the healing process so instead of shying away from sharing what I know and understand because it differs from mainstream beliefs, my intention is to share the wonders of the spirit world (as best I can) for others to gain a greater perspective of the incredible sense of order and planning that occurs for our soul’s purpose before each life time.
When a person dies the soul leaves the physical body and after leaving the Earth’s plane they travel through a spectrum of light to be met by their spirit guides and, commonly, a loving soulmate to assist in the transition from human being to intelligent light source. My own spiritual regression experience involved travelling through a portal of brilliant light with a prism of colours to be met by silhouette energy fields emerging from a misty fog that I intuitively knew to be my spirit guides.
There is becoming more and more scientific evidence that consciousness is separate from the physical body, therefore when we die it is only our bodies that die. The true essence of our being is spiritual, it is energy, and because of this our consciousness knows no boundaries. Energy is a vibration, filling the space around us, just like when you listen to music it comes from a source, but it is also all around you without limits or boundaries. We are energetic beings living a physical life while here on Earth and our soul, our spirit, our consciousness, whatever you want to call it, continues to exist.
I am not here to convince anyone of the afterlife, there is existing scientific proof (the theory of biocentrism for example) available to those who require evidence-based material for confirmation of things they don't know or believe. However, this explanation of consciousness gives a greater understanding of occurrences like out of body experiences, near-death experiences, astral travelling, telepathic communication and even reincarnation, without lending itself to religious ideology.
There has been a lot of media coverage recently over high profile marriage breakdowns (too much actually, but I guess that's what the celebrity obsessed want to know about) and they are branded a failure. Divorce is not a sign of failure and there is no shame in it. I have had a couple of friends contact me in the last week with the news their marriages have also ended and while it is a challenging time, it is certainly not a failure on anyone’s part.
Life is not a fairy tale and unfortunately relationships run their course. People grow and people grow apart. When two people come together their paths cross and a relationship puts them on a path together. These meetings were destined and were always going to happen and if children were born out of these relationships, they were meant to happen too. To separate is a decision that creates a great deal of inner conflict – to hold on or to let go. However, you cannot hold on because you are too scared to let go.