When someone dies, they can reincarnate in the same family—sometimes only a few months or years after death. The signs that a child is a loved one reborn are often apparent in the young child’s personality, quirky mannerisms, or shocking statements he or she makes about their previous life as a family member. The statements can include details of the death the family never talks about. In Return From Heaven, I describe a number of these amazing, not uncommon, cases that show the different ways parents recognize their child as a relative who had died before the child was born, someone they knew well and loved.

Now, here is a case that just came to me from a participant in one of my recent workshops. Her name is Tricia. It’s an example of how just knowing that souls can reincarnate in the same family can change a person’s perceptions about life, death, and the meaning of reincarnation.

Origin of Reincarnation

Hinduism is the origin of concept . Later reinforced by rise of Buddhism and Jainism. This put a lot of emphasis on getting out of cycle of Rebirth and attaining Moksha. Hinduism also emphasizes a lot on Worshiping and Rituals. Jainism and Buddhism focuses more on Actions by which person can improve his Karma.


Sati is also known as Daksyani is the Hindu goddess of marital felicity. She was the first wife of lord Shiva, other being Parvati who was her reincarnation after her death. Daksha-Prajapati refused to invite Shiva  to his yagna, sati flow into such a rage that she burnt herself in protest and disrupted the entire ceremony.

Daksha-Prajapati and his guest saw the fury and power of Shiva. After the death of Sati, she was reborn as goddess Parvati successfully. In Hindu legend both sati and Parvati successfully play the role of beginning Shiva away from ascetic isolation into creatively participation with the World. The act of Sati, in which a Hindu widow self immolates  on her husband pyre as a final and consummate act of loyalty and devotion is patterned after the dead committed by this goddess to uphold the honor of her husband.

Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical belief that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life’s actions. The phenomenon of reincarnation is very complex. The idea was to tell and inform the major concept and circle of it.

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