Jacelyn Eckman is the author of The Veronica Trilogy, a series of books she has written from her recovered memories as St Veronica, cousin to Jesus. She is also a well-know spiritual teacher and intuitive reader and regularly leads tour groups to sacred destinations. Jacelyn will be appearing in the UK to promote the third book in The Veronica Trilogy: Veronica – Emissaries of Light. For further details about her and her work go to www.jacelyneckman.com For details on Jacelyn’s UK visit please contact Stephanie bell on 07771774951 or [email protected]
Are you curious about your past lives? Have you thought of going to a regression therapist to see what you can learn about them?
Let's just assume for the moment that reincarnation does exist, and that each of us has had an unknown number of other lifetimes, or incarnations. And even though we might not remember those lifetimes now, it is safe to assume that they in some way affect us in our lives today – just as events from our childhood (many of which we also do not remember) still impact upon us as adults. Some of us suffer from fears that have no foundation in known fact, others have innate talents that seem to have come from nowhere, or sudden flashes of understanding that come to us unbidden. Or perhaps we have worked our whole lives for a particular goal to develop a certain expertise that continues to elude us.
The roots of all this are not mysterious at all, but the result of perhaps hundreds of previous lifetimes that together set a pattern for who we are today and what we came here to learn, and to accomplish. Each of us is playing out our personal unfoldment over time against the backdrop of an extraordinarily elegant plan of global human evolution. Our common Source (by whatever name we choose to call it) sent into matter aspects of Itself and -- though I am greatly simplifying the process and design of this great Plan here – the aspect most relevant to this discussion is often called our soul.
A particular tone is struck at the moment of our individual creation, identifying us with certain inherent qualities. We continue to ride the wave of that tone into incarnation throughout time (in and out of a succession of bodies) resulting in an arc or pattern that is in every way unique to us. This unique tone (and overtones) impact upon everything we do, and our respective tones blend and merge with each other, creating music – a magnificent symphony if we're all acting upon our soul impulse, or disharmony if we are unable or unwilling to blend and merge. This tone qualifies our individual soul evolution and defines our purpose. One person's trajectory might be described as a warrior, another as a bridge-builder or a healer or a builder, etc. All are equally valid, important and necessary, not just to our personal soul development, but to the greater Plan of our Source or Creator.
We were not sent out into creation as individual notes to float about on our own in time and space, but in groups or soul families. (Chords, if you will.) Over the eons we have become deeply entwined with our particular soul group as we evolve together. We come and go in an endless variety of relationships, always with the intention to offer each other new ways to learn and evolve. Sometimes these relationships are frictionless, but more often they are not. It is these latter kinds of associations that bring us the greatest growth, and what the soul seeks most in incarnation – especially as we are approaching some degree of soul maturity. We design each incarnation with growth in mind, knowing that the level of growth we are seeking often challenges us -- the personality or ego – greatly.
And so, as we begin to learn, here and now, about this wondrous Plan of evolution through which we are co-creating the new world that you see emerging all around us, it can be useful to begin to learn about our past lives. But any who choose to enter into this course of self-discovery should know that it is far, far more than simply identifying one or two incarnations and then sitting back and saying, wow, isn't that interesting? (Or wasn't I cool? Or was I really such a jerk?) To enter into this quest superficially is worse than knowing nothing at all. The pilgrim who seeks to know her or his past must be prepared for the consequences of such a search. We must be willing to discover that we were more or less than we had hoped (or both), and to do the extraordinary work involved in finding a way to make such information meaningful and useful in our lives today.
It takes great courage and determination to walk this path, but the rewards are unlike and far surpass anything else you might do in your life.
First, it takes commitment. To learn about a single lifetime is not enough, though it might explain for you a nagging question, or phobia or talent. Eventually it will lead to other questions, opening other doors of inquiry. You cannot understand 4,000 years of Hindu belief and culture by meeting one Hindu. You will uncover patterns of behaviour and belief – those that have helped in your evolution and those that hindered it. These will provide keys to understanding where you are and how to move to where you wish to go. You will ultimately identify your soul's intentions for this incarnation and from there begin to truly know yourself … to hear your original note. And bringing yourself into resonance with your note is what will lead you Home.
This then is the purpose of learning about reincarnation and studying your own soul path. Are you ready to enter into this great journey of self-discovery? It was with such an objective that the Veronica story began to be revealed to Jacelyn, as it was one of her key incarnations, bringing her an expanded vision of her personal soul trajectory. Along the way, the story began to reveal the larger purpose of the person of Jesus in coming to us as the Nazarene, as well as shining a light on the deeper or more esoteric teachings he gave his followers. Through his story, and that of the women in his life, you will find guideposts to aid you in your personal journey of self-discovery.
A great number of the souls that congregated around him, those who incarnated to support him in his work, were members of an extended soul group who have come together again and again throughout time. Many of them are back in incarnation today. There are also companion soul groups that provided a support system then and there is a sort of role reversal going on today with these different groups that is a story beyond the scope of this one. It is enough to say that we, as individuals representing the community of souls are here now to support each other in our work, to lift each other up rather than compete with each other. This is our purpose, our soul dharma. We are old friends.
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