The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.
Do you believe in reincarnation of the spirit? I know that your foundation in religion started with Catholicism. I wanted to make sure that you were both introduced to Christianity so that you may learn about the life and teachings of Jesus. Jesus was and is a great teacher of humility and grace. I do hope that your heart is linked with him, always.
I’m just finishing up reading the book Jesus and the Essenes by Dolores Cannon. What a great piece of writing. Dolores was a very well know hypnotherapist who specialized in regression. Regression involves taking people back into their past lives through hypnotism. If you believe in reincarnation, then you will understand why some people like to revisit their past lives– to figure out what they might need to work on or what may be inhibiting their progress in their current life. I don’t feel this is necessary if you choose to live in the present moment. What is done can’t be undone, and supposedly with each lifetime, one is evolving, not sliding backward. So, why go back there?
I have to admit that I did go to a past-life regressionist therapist once. I didn’t like what I conjured up because it involved tragedy and sadness. Plus, it didn’t do me any good with my present life besides affirming certain repetitive (negative) feelings that keep coming up in my life. It is all part of the work. Those feelings are certainly not as bad now, as they were then; however, to conjure them up didn’t do me any good in terms of my evolution.
Getting back to the book, the regressed person (a woman) was a man in the past who was a teacher to Jesus and John the Baptist. They were studying in a beautiful community of peoples known as the Essenes. It is believed that the Essenes were the initiators of early Christian beliefs and the traditions of baptism, the Eucharist, and others (what we would refer to as sacraments).
As the story unfolded, Suddi (pronounced like Saudi) described his experiences as a teacher of young Jesus and John the Baptist. When he was older, Jesus began to minister his teachings worldwide. Though Suddi was no longer alive during the crucifixion, Delores contacted Suddi on the inner plane (a resting place before souls decide whether to return for another “assignment” on the earthly plane). Her prerogative was to ask Suddi what was taking place during the crucifixion and what it all meant. I like that she framed her authorship as being open to the translation. As described by Suddi, it had an impeccable resemblance to what is currently written in the Bible today. However, there were new things brought to light with Suddi’s interpretation.
I believe them to be an accurate translation of what Jesus wanted us to know. It is a much more intuitive translation and seems more “Christ-like.” In other words, what he brought to light seems much more an accurate interpretation of what Jesus would have told us directly.
Suddi explained that Jesus didn’t return in the flesh. He returned as a being of light (often what we refer to as an angel). If one were to touch him as Peter-Simon did in the Bible interpretation, he wouldn’t have felt Jesus’s flesh. Suddi explained that Jesus appeared as a sort of apparition still with his wounds present. He presented with his wounds to demonstrate that one can come back reincarnated as the same person who had left. And, also to make the vital point that we do come back. The spirit body/energy sometimes returns as a light entity, sometimes as within a new “container,” or body. Jesus believed that he was once Moses or Adam and that John the Baptist was Elijah, reincarnated. One thing is for sure; energy can’t be created nor destroyed. Everything is energy. The pointer that I’d like you to take away with this excerpt is that our souls are eternal. We don’t die; therefore, we always “be.” Perhaps this is why we are called beings. True, the human part of us dissolves, but the being forever remains.