In the history of humanity, polytheism gave way to monotheism. The gods of the Olympus became mythology, so did the transformation of man in animal and vice versa. Reincarnation is just accepted in India and countries that follow Buddhism and Hinduism.
In the west, man dies and goes to paradise or hell, depending on his deeds during his life. I do not want to offend anybody, but, in this article I will speak about reincarnation and the mission each animal has next to us, humans. I do respect religions who believe in only one life and I ask for your comprehension and patience (bear with me).
Let’s imagine that reincarnating exists…but how can we be sure?
Let’s play a memory game: can you remember what you used to see, hear and think when you were about 4 years old? If you can’t, go where you can and then try to remember facts backwards, months backwards, years backwards…What can you remember? What did you think about? Only toys or did you ever think or questioned where you came from? What memories did you have when you were two years old? Maybe some of you will remember scenes that did not come from your environment, some strange pictures, scenes and stories.
This is what I remembered and thought as a child: walking in a jungle, I could feel the earth and plants under my feet…I had 4 legs! The plants and stones, under my feet, did not seem to bother me, like I was used to walk on them, I, who was born in the third biggest city in the world. As a child, when I used to say that to the adults, they used to laugh and state that I had a lot of imagination. Finally, I started to believe them, that it was only my imagination, but how could I imagine something that I have never lived?
Is it just the imagination of some children or can science explain this phenomena?
The scientists: Ian Stevenson (1974 – “twenty cases suggestive of reincarnation”), H. Wambach (1979- “life before life”) and R. Moody (1976- “Life after life”) researched and found out cases when reincarnation can be confirmed. The Dalai Lama once said: “it is natural for children to remember objects and people from their past lives”. But in the west, it is strange and not accepted to remember past lives and the children that do are obliged to repress it and hide it. But these memories can come back with the use of hypnosis (Wambach 1979).
The objective of this small article is not to prove that reincarnation exists but to make the public understands why animals come into our lives.
Do animals do yoga?
When I started doing animal communication, the companion animals would explain to me that their purpose in life was to help their people, the people they lived with and the ones they had met. Not only to help but to guide the person and help her/him to fulfill their life purpose with the help of their animal.
Yes, these small and apparently vulnerable beings have strong souls and wisdom, much more than we can imagine; and they remember (in the majority of cases) their own past lives (and the past lives of the people they are with), simply because they are not obsessed in keeping their bodies forever. When they have to die, they are not afraid because they know the soul is endless.
No, animals do not do yoga, neither had read the Soutras of Patanjali, nor belong to any religion, but this knowledge comes from nature and only those who live in balance with nature (animals, plants, native people)can embody and accept it.
Penelope Smith, the first animal communicator, wrote in her book: “beings generally chose to incarnate as certain body forms and in certain situations that help them fulfill their chosen destiny.”
The majority of animal communicators have met animals who have spoken about their past lives or past lives form their family/owners. They do everything they can to help their humans to understand the false impressions of our material lives.
Fate, destiny, Dharma, the purpose of our life
Indian philosophy has already written about reincarnation, Karma and Dharma (life purpose). The work Karma comes from the Sanskrit root “Kri” that means “do”. So it is related to movement/doing. It is not something static, it regards every action we do (and every action asks for a reaction). Karma was always referred as a law. We can consider human laws as control laws but Karma is a natural law. It is not something outside of the human nature/body and imposed on humans as other laws are; Karma is innate in our lives, it is our words, what we say, what we think, what we do in this life added to what we did n our past lives: action and reaction.
Dharma is our life purpose, the purpose of nature and all beings.
Karma can be a word that is in fashion, nowadays, with the popularity of Yoga, but animals can understand it better than the humans do. Penelope Smith had met once, a leopard, in a zoo that was pacing and yowling pitifully in a small cage. She felt his despair and humiliation. The leopard relayed to her images of his last lifetime when he was a man who poached animals illegally, including leopards. In this life, he had landed in the opposite role to pay his dues and understand another side of life.
We can understand Karma but what about our life purpose? And here, we have the help of our brothers and sisters, the animals. Their mission is to me next to their human families; to help them and to protect them, leading them in the right and loving way. If you have an animal, either in your house, either outside, learn to observe his behavior: what makes him happy and what makes him sad or angry. Look at his eyes when you do something apparently bad, he will tell you something. Look at him when you have to make a difficult choice and ask him to help you. He will help you during difficult and happy moments of your life.
The biggest gift humanity ever received was the animals, that are here to walk through life with us, side by side.
Bibliography: “Animals in spirit” Penelope Smith
“When animals speak” Penelope Smith
“Κάρμα και Ντάρμα” Θεοσοφική Εταιρία Εν Ελλάδι