always interested when things come to me in threes.
It's as though God is going to extra lengths to get
my attention, to drive home a point that might be worth
exploring. This happened recently in connection with
the subject of rebirth.
had just finished reading Children's Past Lives,
How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child, by Carol
Bowman. Then, recently, someone called my attention
to another of Bowman's books, published in 2001. It
is titled Return From Heaven, Beloved Relatives
Reincarnated Within Your Family. In the forward, James
Van Praagh reports that, in this book, Bowman presents
case studies of relatives who have reincarnated into
the same family - grandfathers who return as their own
great-grandsons, uncles who return as their own nieces,
mothers switching places with their daughters, and children
who died tragically young returning to the same mother.
He says the book is based on the direct observations
of young children who convince skeptical family members
that they are the returned spirit of a departed relative.
week ago we published a story submitted by Beckie Branham
Son, My Brother in which she gives quite compelling
details to prove her contention that her brother, who
was tragically killed at age fifteen, has returned as
her son. Some of her young son's memories concern events
that only the brother could have known about.
days ago, I received another submission, this one also
involving a tragic death. The writer tells of her son
who died at age two, and of the grief that the family
experienced in connection with this loss. When she spoke
to a psychic about her son's death, the psychic was
able to see the son standing alongside his mother. The
mother was told that her son wanted to return to the
family, but that his former parents had to make this
possible. Within months, the woman became pregnant,
and the psychic told her that her former son's spirit
had definitely reincarnated in this baby who was on
the way. However, the child was going to be a girl.
At the time of this writing, the mother is about to
give birth. We will be interested to hear the rest of
know, from many accounts, that we tend to reincarnate
in groups, so as to experience relationships from every
possible angle. We may well have been, in the past,
mother, father, sister and best friend to the same person,
through many distinct lifetimes. It is one thing to
learn this as a theory. It is quite another to have
people testify that this theory is fact.
is a lot more complex and interesting than we often
John W. Sloat 2006