In my work as a professional massage therapist, I yearned to find ways to help people heal physical, emotional and psychological disorders. I have given Tarot card readings, as well as spiritual counselling. I worked on the energy body, the aura and the Chakras in practising energy healing. Eventually over the years, I developed a bodywork therapy I called “SomaClear” that was specifically designed to help heal physical, emotional, and psychological traumas. I became known in my career many years ago as a past life therapist. I was an ardent believer of spiritual evolution and reincarnation. I had so many clients experiencing dramatic, vivid images and flashbacks of past lives on my massage table, how could I not be convinced of its reality? I had been trained to work trigger points in the oldest layer part of the brain, which, interestingly and by no coincidence, is called the “reptilian brain”.
One day a Jewish lady came for a session. As the bodywork progressed, she suddenly started describing a scene unfolding in her inner sight. She found herself as a young girl walking to her death with her family into a gas chamber somewhere in Nazi Germany. The scene she was witnessing was so horrendous and terrifying, she was overwhelmed and was left in a state of intense turmoil and confusion. I was so deeply troubled with this experience that I seriously questioned such a practice, completely stopped focusing on past lives and eventually dropped the belief completely.
Later, I understood the power of the dark to broadcast images and movies, much like a laser beam, into one’s consciousness, and its ability to make a person feel as if it is their own memory. This same ability of the Dark is also used in creating ghost images out of real people who have died, giving the illusion that these ghosts are dead people manifesting in the spirit.
I eventually realized that reincarnation is a lie perpetrated by the dark forces to support the theory of spiritual evolution. The concept of karma is closely associated with reincarnation. Karma is essentially the law of cause and effect. The belief in karma teaches that the deeds (good or bad) of one’s past lives affect this present life. In other words, the law of sowing and reaping is not limited to this present life but rather continues throughout eternity.
In much of the Orient, this strict belief in karma has resulted in a hopeless, pessimistic view of life. Their lives are seen as dreary, endless cycles of suffering and rebirth. Because of this endless chain of karma, reincarnation does not resolve the problem of evil, but simply points toward the impossible goal of perfection and self-salvation, which is seen as the ultimate freedom from reincarnation.
Of course the belief that we can improve, save ourselves and become enlighted through our own work and efforts is discounting the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and is rejecting God’s offering for our salvation and eternal life. The typical new age belief that there are many paths leading to God, also denies the redemption of our Saviour Jesus.
I would like to point out, Scripture tells us clearly we only die once: And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, Hebrews 09:27
New Agers teach that the early church taught reincarnation until the sixth century when it was suppressed at a church council. Even a superficial reading of the writings of the Church Fathers would show that they believe in resurrection, not reincarnation.