Reincarnation: The Unfinished Business of Your Soul

reincarnationReincarnation is a fact. You have come here many times. And during those visits, you have become so wrapped up in the dramas created for you to experience that you have perhaps forgotten who you really are and what you are about.

Even so, within those lives you have undertaken many threads of experience to examine certain issues from different sides, and in the process add your unique imprint on the collective consciousness of mankind.

Some of those threads are not completed in a single lifetime. Rather, they can carry over from life to life until you achieve what it is you set out to do, even as obscured as they may be by the dramas encountered along the way.

When we are unable to complete a thread, it becomes unfinished business that our souls must undertake in other lives. It’s as if in undertaking the quest we have built in an obsessive-compulsive disorder to make sure we finish it. And when we can’t, it becomes so deeply embedded in our psyche — albeit subconsciously — that finding peace becomes well nigh impossible until that thread is tied off and our business completed.

If this sounds like something going on in your life, don’t think ill of yourself or that you are somehow less than you can be. Instead, consider yourself to be so thorough that you refuse to let go of the effort so long as a single stone remains unturned.

It reminds me of my days in the practice of law, preparing a client for deposition. The instruction was to listen carefully and answer only the question that was asked, because in saying more it gave the opposing counsel more doors to open and paths to go down in their witch hunt for information they could use to bolster their case. In other words, by being brief the client would make it less likely to say something that could hurt their cause.

Well, in our pursuit of these life threads, we come upon door after door of new possibilities, each calling us to open it and explore the path that waits beyond.

Some are essential to our understanding of the core issue behind the thread. Others are simply tangential, ancillary, or otherwise there to round out our depth of experience.

Nevertheless, it is the core thread itself that requires completion, and if we do not, we risk carrying it “forward” into other lives.

Yet though our thoroughness in effect slows us down, it brings enormous benefit as well. For it allows us to weave a much richer fabric of experience into the tapestry of our souls.

After all, life is not a race won by the speedy. It is “won” only when we gather the experiences for which we came, for whatever reason. Otherwise, we’re left unfulfilled, haunted by the unfinished business of our lives.

You may have such threads playing out within your life. Look at them. Are you opening side doors and exploring side trails along the way? Are you working diligently toward their completion? Are you perhaps laying groundwork that will perhaps allow it in some future time or life?

Whatever you encounter, your job is to find peace along the way, no matter how difficult it may be at times. And when you fall off the horse, to pick yourself up and get started again as soon as you are able.

At the core of all this is knowing yourself. It is a journey to understand what that thread says about you and how it expresses some unique contribution you came into the world to make.

Find it. Complete it. And until you do, Godspeed.

John Dennison

John Dennison

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John is a recovering lawyer, spiritual teacher and sepsis survivor. He speaks for peace through knowing yourself and changing your world. His book, "Whispers in the Silence - Living by the Light of Your Soul," is a guide to listen to your inner voice.

John offers a free report, "5 Minutes That Can Change Your World," at, and provides coaching and guidance to awakening souls.
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