There’s been some interesting questions arise from my own past life explorations and those of other people. It seems that sometimes, memories of incarnations can overlap in time, which makes no logical sense initially.
It would be easy to assume that in the case of a past life recall overlap, that something about the recall must be wrong. Surely, you can be incarnated only in one place at one time. Right?
And what about the information psychics are pulling up about Jesus? In the Jesus interview on the Channeling Erik blog, it came up that Jesus is currently incarnated as a woman. It’s funny that so many people are awaiting the “second coming of Christ” – he’s probably been incarnated a few times since being Jesus. Yet, he’s been incredibly widely available to anyone who asks for him, or seeks a personal relationship with him. How is this possible?
There’s definitely this thing some call the “higher self”. Imagine there’s this conscious, every-day part of yourself that experiences your life but also experiences this sort of amnesia, or a disconnection from heaven. This is part of the point of incarnation.
At night as you sleep, or if you meditate and leave your body, you can connect with a “higher” part of your consciousness, a part that remembers. Sometimes the lessons I learn while in this state I’m able to integrate into my every-day consciousness, and sometimes I just wake up knowing that I understand *something* new, some question was answered but I don’t remember what was asked. It’s okay to forget what you know.
It is possible to communicate with the “higher self” of an incarnated individual, as I did with my father (the day my dog died.) His day-to-day consciousness doesn’t remember the conversation, but our relationship changed subtly afterward, in a good way.
So arguably, it’s possible that spiritual leaders and seekers the world over have been accessing the “higher self” of Jesus.
But that doesn’t feel right to me… there’s something more going on there.
While meditating with George, I asked about Jesus. “How is it he can be so completely available, yet incarnated at the same time?”
George smiles and says, “I’m going to show you something.”
He shows me a bubble in the vastness of space. He says “Think of this as an individual consciousness.” Then a second individual bubble appears.
The bubbles approach each other and then merge into each other, becoming a single bubble. A single consciousness, with the shared histories and experiences. Now this bubble goes into a body and becomes incarnated in a particularly challenging life.
“Occasionally, it is best to join together.” He says this explaining that our previous lives prepare us for more challenging lives to come, different lessons building on what we’d learned before. Sometimes you need more than a single stream of experiences through linear time. Twice as many lives makes you twice as prepared for what’s to come.
Now the bubble inhabits the body through the incarnation. In this time, there are not two consciousnesses individually residing within the body, there is only one, single being.
Now the body dies, the bubble leaves the body. And the bubble splits off. Into three new bubbles.
Each bubble contains the knowledge of the original two bubble’s past lives, as well as the most recent incarnation.
Each bubble is in a way, a completely new consciousness, but all the soul history is there. Two soul histories overlapped. Now this background of experience can move in three new directions, simultaneously.
And as past lives are recalled, it is possible to tap into two lives which overlapped from when the original two bubbles were separate. Perhaps the three new bubbles will join together later, perhaps they will return to the Great Spirit (or the big bubble in the sky). Perhaps they will remain individual bubbles for a millennia.
It challenges our ideas of our own individuality. If this concept contradicts our ideas of ourselves, perhaps we feel frightened or threatened.
How do we define ourselves? By our separateness? By our experiences?
Takes a bit of mind-bending to get my head around. It’s precisely the sea urchin lesson again, yet expanded: how easily a new consciousness falls away from the source; how joyous, the return to the whole.
And how funny it is to google “soul bubbles” and find this term’s already been used in several video games, including Mario Bros. Partners in Time.