Ask: Do you think it's possible to not be reincarnated?
I don't want to be reincarnated. I know that I am "Home" already, and if I fully believed that would cease to appear to exist here in form. When I die, or transition, from this "world", I don't want to come back (be reincarnated). I don't want to experience a life time of searching for the Truth and finally finding it after years of believing the insanity and experiencing the pain of this life. I want to go "Home" - all the way Home. When I think of reincarnating I feel a kind of despair (which I know exists only because I believe it). Do you think it's possible not to have to "come back"? - KS
You will be happy to know that there is no such thing as reincarnation. As it says in A Course in Miracles:
In the ultimate sense, reincarnation is impossible. There is no past or future, and the idea of birth into a body has no meaning either once or many times. Reincarnation cannot, then, be true in any real sense. Our only question should be, "Is the concept helpful?" (M-24.1)
I suggest you re-read question 24 in the Manual for Teachers. Reincarnation is only a concept, not reality. When one has not yet experienced the eternal (timeless) Truth within they are only aware of the personal thought system (ego) in their mind. So the only way that they can understand that they do not die is to believe that some aspect of the personal identity goes on when the body dies. For those individuals reincarnation may be a comforting concept for a time. The concept becomes an obstacle to peace, however, if they are not willing to let it go and let Truth into their awareness now.
And once you do experience Truth you understand that you are already “Home”, as you say. The rest is an illusion and will fall away. What does it matter if you still perceive it? It is nothing! Remember this and don’t give it power over you. Only the Truth is true. Be present to the eternal Truth within and simply observe without judgment the story of time passing before you. This is the way to be Home now.
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