Your Decisions Before Incarnation
Before you–the Soul–incarnate on the planet, you are in consciousness on some other realm; you are living another existence. But, for whatever reason, it becomes time for you to incarnate on the physical realm.
Keep in mind that it is the nature of the Soul to experience all levels and conditions of God. Thus, the earth experience is part of the Soul’s evolution into the greater consciousness of God.
Before you incarnate or reembody, you (as the Soul) meet with the high self and the Karmic Board, karmic counselors or masters who have access to the Akashic Records, where everything you (the Soul) have ever done is recorded. You all meet to plan your life on the planet within high degrees of possibility and probability.
At this time of planning, you choose such things as your parents, the talents and abilities you will have, the challenges and situations you need to face, and so on. You choose those things that you and the karmic counselors decide will be best for you to further your spiritual progression.
And that is a big key to understanding this life: you choose it all.
You also set up the situations that will bring you together with people in relationships that will give you the opportunity to fulfill karmic debts from your past existences. Then a basic self is chosen that can carry out this pattern.
All this is usually done many years ahead of your incarnation unless you are on a “speed-up” plan.
It is interesting that a lot of the young people who were in the “hippie” movement in the 1960s were in World War II. They resented that war very much, and they were not about to go into a war again.
They would tell you about war and the horrors of it because it was fresh in their conscious memory.
Conception, Gestation, and Birth
Within twenty-four hours after conception, the basic self will come in and start making the body of the child in the mother’s womb, pulling together the essences from the chromosomes and genetic formation.
Though it may seem to be random choice, it really is not; it is done through the spiritual essence.
The chromosomes are brought together in the correct way, based on all the karmic paths physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, sexually, financially, and so on. It is all written through here.
During gestation, as early as from a month or two, but usually around the seventh month of
pregnancy, the Soul, high self, and conscious self will hover around the mother, and she may feel their presence with her.
During this time, however, the basic self has total jurisdiction over the body of the fetus. It can abort the fetus or cause a miscarriage if it feels incompatible, if, for example, some newly created condition by the parents (particularly the mother) alters the original plan.
If the basic self is to have the experience just through gestation, the baby can be stillborn.
At the time the body comes into the world, the Soul breathes into it, and the Soul and the conscious self enter the body. The first breath of life is infused with what we call the Soul. This is the divine spark that comes into this temporal image that we are going to walk around with.
At that point, the high self will usually anchor right nearby, hovering around the body. The Soul usually comes into the body at birth, though it will sometimes come in only partly and hover nearby. In some cases, it might not come into the body until it is six or seven years of age. But it would be nearby, and the basic self would be handling the things of the body and doing all the things that are necessary.
Free Will and Free Choice
You might say, “Well, I don’t have much choice, do I?” Before incarnation you have free will and you exercise it; after you incarnate, you have free choice.
Before you incarnate, you freely set up many possibilities; after you incarnate, you choose which of the possibilities you wish to follow.
You are making all your choices before you come in, and then you unfold them. You discover as you go along what the path is. But there are a lot of alternate choices if you get off the path, and before you incarnated, you saw ahead to those choices, too.
It is very complex and complicated to lay out all the variables that you can possibly enter into in your lifetime, so complex that a computer would probably be inadequate to do what can be done by the masters of the Karmic Board who know, down to the most minute detail, what has happened through all of your existences.
They sit with you, and then they sit with the Souls of your potential parents and family, and these patterns of your existence are worked out through many generations.
Here is an example of how this could work: within your karmic pattern, the counselors may set up actions whereby you work with the pattern of patience. In a former situation, you may have been very impatient with people and cut them off short, possibly by way of their heads.
Because you created this action, you are going to have to enter into situations where you will not necessarily lose your head physically, but you will be experiencing impatience and “losing your head” in other ways, maybe through emotions or temper.
The action may be symbolic rather than physical. You will enter into these situations to learn to become patient. It may be set up so that the one person who keys off this impatience pattern for you is someone from a previous lifetime who was a receiver of your action.
Perhaps, for example, he will be your father this time. Before you embody, you agree to the action and the conditions because it is fair that he gets the chance to balance the action. In situations of this sort, it is even possible that when the child incarnates, the father will see the child and experience a recall (not often on the conscious level) of the past life and kill the child.
This has happened, although it usually does not happen because the father will generally give the child the opportunity to balance and fulfill the action.
These opportunities are so perfect. If you ever do something that is inflicting on another and play the little mental game of, “Oh, nobody knows; I can get away with it,” think again. You are not getting away with anything. The Soul records it all and holds itself responsible for it all, in perfection, justice, and great love.