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Both Agreements and DisagreementsIn just about every reincarnated life, individuals return to an environment and experiences that they have always felt and shared and wanted to evolve into. And so they are given the opportunity to move back into environments where those desires and experiences in previous lives can be enhanced and can be fulfilled.

AgreeOnce a soul has decided to incarnate again, the next stage in the return process is to be directed to the place of life selection. Souls consider when and where they want to go on Earth before making a decision on who they will be in their new life.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 206, 1996

AgreeDuring our lives all of us will experience opportunities for change which involve risk. These occasions may come at inconvenient times. We may not act upon them, but the challenge is there for us. The purpose of reincarnation is the exercise of free will...karmic destiny means we are not just caught up in events over which we have no control. This also means we have karmic lessons and responsibilities.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 213, 1996

AgreeQuestion 334: Is the union of a given soul with a given body predetermined, or is the body chosen only at the last moment? Answer: Each spirit selects its own trials and requests to be reincarnated. The spirit who is to animate a given body, however, is always assigned beforehand...

The Spirits Book: Modern English Edition, Allan Kardec
pg. 156, 2003

AgreeThose who have been closely bound through emotional ties often prefer to remain in closely tied or loosely tied physical relationships that continue through many lifetimes. New relationships are always encouraged however, for you can have ingrown reincarnational 'families'. Many of these form physical organizations that are actually manifestations of inner groupings.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 173, 1994

AgreeAs you form your physical existence individually and collectively, so after the time of choosing [between life state], you join others who have decided upon the same general kind of experience. A strong cooperative venture is then begun as preparations are made. These will vary according to the type of existence chosen. There are general patterns, therefore. No individual's reality is identical with another's, and yet there are overall groupings.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 162, 1994

AgreeWhen most people think of reincarnation, they think in terms of a one-line progression in which soul perfects itself in each succeeding life. This is a gross simplification. There are endless varieties of this one theme, individual variations. The process of reincarnation is used in many ways, therefore, and in this time of rest individuals must decide on the unique way in which reincarnation will be of use. Some, for example, choose to isolate various characteristics in a given life, and work on these almost exclusively, basing a given existence upon, say, one main theme...Specific creative abilities might be specialized in the same manner. If you looked at these lives as a series of progressions in usual terms, then you would be left with many questions unanswered...Some will choose progression at an easier rate and in a more balanced manner. They will keep all the strands of personality working at once, so to speak, and even meet again and again people they have known in other lives. They will work out problems at a rather easy rate, rather than in, say an explosive way.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 150, 1994

AgreeIn very many instances, the judgement of people around them helps those who are experiencing addiction with drugs to experience the full gamut of emotions they realized would be a part of this choice, part of this path. And so all things are useful. Nothing that is created in your realm is without worth. All things must be honored. Whether you are in agreement with them or have an understanding of them, they must be honored.

Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?, Robert Schwartz
pg. 170, 2007

AgreeYou will be more strongly drawn to those 'past lives' that somehow reinforce your own at this time. You realize that your early memories are sparse. Most of you remember little of the years spent as an infant and child. You make use of the knowledge gained then, and while it is part of you, you are not aware of it consciously and so you are not consciously aware of other reincarnational existences.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 393, 1994

AgreeQuestion to [Valerie's] Higher Self: I then asked how much of what happens in a person's life is planned before birth. Ans: There is not just one way to do it. Certain souls at their level of growth need things completely planned. As a soul is older, it is more willing to leave many doors open for choice. You would not expect a soul going through its first incarnation on Earth to be able to leave as much to chance as a soul who has done this many, many times. Not all souls are equal in advancement. Not all methodologies for creating personalities and karma are the same.

Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?, Robert Schwartz
pg. 232, 2007

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Both Agreements and DisagreementsA child comes into a family generally because it is to help that family as well as that family to help it. And there are families that are selected that can help encourage them.

AgreeThe idea that each of us voluntarily agreed to be the children of a given set of parents before we came into this life is a difficult concept for some people to accept. Although the average person has experienced love from his or her parents, many of us have unresolved, hurtful memories of those near to us who should have offered protection and did not. We grow up thinking of ourselves as victims of biological parents and family members who we inerited without any choice in the matter. This assumption is wrong.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 246, 1996

AgreeWhen we plan our lives, we choose to "work" with other souls whom we love very much and who love us.

Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?, Robert Schwartz
pg. 81, 2007

AgreeThere is an overall pattern to relationships within lives, and yet this does not mean that you travel through various existences with the same limited and familiar number of friends and acquaintances, merely altered like actors with a change of face or costume. Groups of individuals come together in various lives for certain purposes, separate, and may or may not come together again in a different time or place. Again, however, there is no rigid rule. Some families are literally reincarnations of their ancestors, but this is not the general case by any means. Deep relationships will continue in one way or another. Others will simply disappear. The point I want to make is that the opportunity for development and knowledge is as present at this moment, in this life, as it will ever be. If you ignore day-by-day opportunities for development now, no one can force you to accept and utilize greater abilities after death, or between lives. The teachers are there in after-death experience, but there are also teachers here in your existence now.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 180, 1994

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Both Agreements and DisagreementsA reincarnating infant who is destined to be put up for adoption understands prior to leaving heaven that this will happen and has the opportunity to select both its birth and adoptive parents.

AgreeThe idea that each of us voluntarily agreed to be the children of a given set of parents before we came into this life is a difficult concept for some people to accept. Although the average person has experienced love from his or her parents, many of us have unresolved, hurtful memories of those near to us who should have offered protection and did not. We grow up thinking of ourselves as victims of biological parents and family members who we inerited without any choice in the matter. This assumption is wrong.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 246, 1996

AgreeQuestion to [Valerie's] Higher Self: I then asked how much of what happens in a person's life is planned before birth. Ans: There is not just one way to do it. Certain souls at their level of growth need things completely planned. As a soul is older, it is more willing to leave many doors open for choice. You would not expect a soul going through its first incarnation on Earth to be able to leave as much to chance as a soul who has done this many, many times. Not all souls are equal in advancement. Not all methodologies for creating personalities and karma are the same.

Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth?, Robert Schwartz
pg. 232, 2007

Afterlife101.com Source

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Both Agreements and DisagreementsOne can reincarnate into another nationality, but the majority of the time one reincarnates back into where it has spent most of its lifetimes, whether it be Christian or Jewish or Arab, it does not matter.

AgreeOnce a soul has decided to incarnate again, the next stage in the return process is to be directed to the place of life selection. Souls consider when and where they want to go on Earth before making a decision on who they will be in their new life.

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, Michael Newton
pg. 206, 1996

AgreeThis does not mean that every one in your present acquaintance has been known to you, and it certainly does not imply a boring record played over and over again, for each encounter is a new one in its own way. Remembering what I said about families, realize also that towns and villages may also be composed of the past inhabitants of other such towns and villages, transposed with new experiences and backgrounds, as the group tries different experiments.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 176, 1994

AgreeAs you form your physical existence individually and collectively, so after the time of choosing [between life state], you join others who have decided upon the same general kind of experience. A strong cooperative venture is then begun as preparations are made. These will vary according to the type of existence chosen. There are general patterns, therefore. No individual's reality is identical with another's, and yet there are overall groupings.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 162, 1994

AgreeYou will be more strongly drawn to those 'past lives' that somehow reinforce your own at this time. You realize that your early memories are sparse. Most of you remember little of the years spent as an infant and child. You make use of the knowledge gained then, and while it is part of you, you are not aware of it consciously and so you are not consciously aware of other reincarnational existences.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 393, 1994

Afterlife101.com Source

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Both Agreements and DisagreementsAn incarnating spirit does not choose its physical appearance but it does see its appearance prior to coming back to earth.

AgreeAs the time approaches for rebirth, we go to a space where a number of bodies are reviewed that might meet our goals. We have a chance to look into the future here and actually test out different bodies before making a choice.

Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
pg. 8, 2003

Afterlife101.com Source

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Both Agreements and DisagreementsSpirits often like to nudge their new family it is coming to to choose a name that it would like to have, but name-choosing is generally done through the three-dimensional world for in the spirit world, names are not important.

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Both Agreements and DisagreementsSpirits who are reincarnating do not experience competition in the spirit world over the same earth life.

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—Graham Hancock