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Witches Never Die, They Just Get Recycled
Most witches throughout the world have a deep belief in reincarnation and the afterlife. Common sense tells us that living a life span of approximately eighty years and then just disappearing forever would be pointless. What could we possibly learn from that? Nothing—and so the modern-day witch tends to think along the same lines as many other religions and faiths, taking comfort in believing that our spirit lives on after we die.
What Is the Purpose of Reincarnation?
Some people really don’t understand reincarnation; they wonder why we would want to keep coming back over and over again. It’s a bit idealistic to think that we can have just one life and then retire to a fluffy pink cloud for the rest of eternity. You may well get to the ultimate resting place someday, but before you do, you have some work to do:
There are three main reasons for reincarnating:
a) To work on overcoming your faults
b) To experience every human emotion possible
c) To eventually become a part of the Divine Power.
When a soul is born, it begins a journey of spiritual development. With every incarnation on Earth, we learn valuable lessons that help us on the journey and go on to make us the true individuals we are. It’s a bit like being in school. Sometimes the lessons we face are painless and we can sail through them with ease. At other times, they can be hard hitting and difficult, making us face arduous challenges head-on.
Reincarnation Relaxes the Soul
We are all reincarnating at different rates. This is why some people are truly wonderful and some are, well, not. Those who seem incredibly sensitive and loving are probably way ahead of the prickly, spiteful people in the reincarnation process.
When you meet lovely, kind and caring people, it is probable that they have reincarnated many times their endless incarnations have raised their spirits’ vibration, so they automatically show patience and strive to do everything right in their lives. People who are mean, selfish and egotistic probably haven’t reincarnated as much. That isn’t to say that these people are wicked; they simply haven’t learned all their lessons yet.
Dealing with the Dark Side
It’s safe to say that every person walking this planet is imperfect—if we were all without flaws, there would be no point in even being here—but some people’s souls are darker than others Our world is home to many such young, disruptive souls. these people may physically or emotionally hurt others, bully the more sensitive or vulnerable among us, and generally cause mayhem. This is probably because the young soul hasn’t yet developed the wisdom or empathy for others that it should and because it has chosen to follow a bad path. We all have a choice–to follow a good path or a bad one. We are individuals with free well. We all climb the spiritual ladder at our own pace.
After a lifetime of doing harm, this type of soul is counseled on the other side by the Elders, who try to help the soul see the error of its way. Sometimes counseling doesn’t help, and so the soul, when it reincarnates, is born into a situation where it will learn the lesson first hand; this is where the Law of Karma comes into play. And sometimes those who failed to upright and honorable while they were alive carry these same soul traits into the afterlife, but decide to remain in a dark astral realm and not reincarnate. This means that bad spirits really do exist and it’s important to protect yourself from them.
Going Home To The Summerlands
A witch firmly believes that everything we do with our lives is examined when we return home, or to the spirit world. Every good deed we perform and every bad thing we do and feel is scrutinized. However, this scrutiny isn’t Judgment Day for witches. Our action are closely observed by our spirit helpers because our main aim is to improve ourselves and they want to assist us in being the best we can be. If we behave inappropriately or make serious mistakes in life, we are not hauled over the coals by our spirit guides when we go home. They know that we sometimes fall off the spiritual wagon. They have unconditional love for us and they are very patient and understanding. Their job is to plod along with us until we get it right.
Guides, or “white lighters,” as they are often called today are souls who have more or less completed their reincarnations. They have lived endless lives, learned countless lessons, and gone on to “graduate.” These guides are not perfect by any means. They still have the odd flaw here and there, and they are working with us to raise their vibrations even further(kind of like charity work on the spiritual level). Contrary to the belief that we are born alone and we die alone, we are not actually expected to reincarnate all by ourselves. Each and every one of us has at least one guide who acts as our escort and mentor and often speaks to our subconscious when we are sleeping. Have you ever gone to bed at night really angry with someone only to wake up the next morning and find that all those feelings have disappeared? Your guide may have come to you while you were sleeping and helped you sort out your issues with the other person. Guides can also come to use when we meditate or act as our muses when we need inspiration. They assist us in times of crisis and are invaluable to our spiritual development.
Learn Your Lessons Well
While life is a series of tests, no one gives you a report card upon your death. Your reactions to situations are watched very closely in the spirit world, but you won’t be chastised if you slip up a few times. Witches know that be we finish reincarnating, we need to experience every single human emotion, so it’s safe to say that by the time we reach the state of perfection, each of us could have lived a thousand life times!
A Modern Day White Witch’s Guide
Shawn Robbins & Leanna Greenway