What if reincarnation is true?

The majority of the world’s population believes in reincarnation – it is not an ‘out-there’ concept for most, but an everyday matter of fact.

What if we live more than once, in fact have lived many lives and will be coming back for many more?

When we consider that we have lived many lives, around the world, in different cultures, circumstances and professions, have experienced many if not the whole societal and cultural range of diversity, then we would drop any inkling of judgment towards another as we have experienced it in one form or another, and even if we haven’t been for example a murderer, we would know what it means to live on the edge where murder seems to be the only option, we would know what it entails, know the consequences, know how many people it affects, the ripple effect it has. When I know I have been a nun for many lifetimes but have also run a whorehouse, there can be no judgment towards another but only understanding, as we can see the bigger picture.

Incidences like a young family with very young children dying in a car crash where only the father/husband survives do not make sense when we look at it as only one life. Many things in life, especially when it comes to dying – illness and disease, dying young, natural disasters, murder – when only looked at from the perspective of one life do not make sense, and then rightly so make us despair and doubt life, as well as the love of God.

But when we allow ourselves to embrace life as a learning and the life we are living right now as one of many, we open ourselves up to the possibility of a grander picture: the possibility that life is not about going anywhere or becoming someone but that it is about evolution, about unfolding all that we naturally carry within us. An understanding that life is not about achieving and experiencing as much as possible or simply getting through life, but an opportunity to learn and make different choices. Choices where the quality of how we are with ourselves and with each other counts. Then every minute of our life becomes precious, and curiosity and lightheartedness are at play.

Is it possible that I am standing today upon an old battlefield, shaking my head in disbelief about the utterly horrific and senseless bloodshed that once had taken place here because I have been part of or have partaken in a war or two (or many) in my past, and thus can feel and know with every fibre in my body that this is not the way to be; that the horrors, pain and trauma war causes for many generations to come have been my own experience in one form or another and thus I have learned and know the destructiveness of its very making?

Is it possible that the innate knowing of certain things that I have stems from my own experience – the fact only being that it is not one lifetime experience but that of many lives?

Is it possible that the familiarity that I feel with certain places is because I have been there before and that the feeling of ‘I know that person’ is a sense of truly knowing the essence of this person because I actually have met them in another life and time?

If we allow ourselves to open up to the fact that there is more to life than we can see with our eyes and start to acknowledge all that we can actually feel, we will start to fathom the grandness that we come from and that the one life we are aware of is only a speck of what we can call life.

Through embracing the possibility of reincarnation we give ourselves a chance to see a bigger picture where our view is not confined by our birth and death and where our love and understanding is not only reserved for our close ones and family. One life becomes simply one life cycle of many. Life becomes a learning where the quality we live in and the way we are with each other is what counts, and not the achievement and material progress. Everybody becomes our family, as we are in fact one humanity and have lived in many different constellations.

And with that we open up to the truth of evolution, to return to the one brotherhood that we are.

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  • By Esther Andras

  • Photography: Rebecca W., UK, Photographer

    I am a tender and sensitive woman who is inspired by the playfulness of children and the beauty of nature. I love photographing people and capturing magical and joyful moments on my camera.