Have you ever been in a place for the first time where you experience a feeling that you have been there before that moment? Why are some people born into affluence while others only know poverty and suffering? Or like me, a midwestern girl in Chicago who practices yoga disciplines since her childhood? Why do these various differences apply toward children in the same family? How does a four year old boy know everything about war planes without any exposure to war? Karma. Yes, karma. Many people know that one’s thoughts, words, and deeds move us through God’s creation in varying levels of existence. Paramahansa Yogananda said that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. With Kriya Yoga meditation, we can burn up bad karma and rise above the cause and effect of our previous actions and the resulting effects of those actions. As we practice spiritual exercises, we can climb to a higher level of existence. We can meditate, perform right actions, learn to love the God in others, include affirmations to redirect our thoughts, and the list goes on.
Edgar Cayce indicated that Jesus Christ had reincarnated as a mere mortal for thirty lifetimes before evolving into the Christ that we know of in the Bible. Paramahansa Yogananda confirmed this fact and also said that each of us have the potential to become a Christed one. And that this fact should give us encouragement on the path of self-realization. Patton thought that he had been a great leader in war prior to his service as an American General in WWII. Edgar Cayce also would regress people back into past lifetimes in his superconscious state of mind. And he did this for so many people.
When you perform Kriya Yoga meditation, you will see glimpses of past lifetimes as a vision in the center of your spiritual eye the point of concentration between your eyebrows). As you open up your receptivity of others, you will be able to spot people that you have been related to in a previous life. We are our own ancestors as Yogacharya Oliver would say.
For more information on karma and reincarnation, please go to yogananda.com
> Namaste, Sharon Kattke