Posted on April 2, 2013 by Angel Wings and Unicorns
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There’s a traditional view of reincarnation that most of us subscribe
to. We’re born as a baby, go through life, get old and then die. Then
after death we’re told our soul goes somewhere. The “somewhere”
depends on the religion or belief system we were born into. After a
period of time, we come back or reincarnate into another body and do the
same thing all over again.
But what exactly comes back into incarnation each time? That question
was the focus of my esoteric studies for many years. Reincarnation is a
key tenet in many Eastern religions. The Gnostic scrolls, unearthed in
the last 60 years, point to the unmistakable teachings of reincarnation
that were taught by Jesus. It’s clear in the scrolls that one’s fate
is determined by one’s current life. But what about the soul? Where
does it go? What does it look like? Does it come back?
Reincarnation has become part of the mass consciousness in the last
50 years. Highly regarded researchers like Dr. Ian Stevenson of the
University of Virginia used scientific protocols to exhaustively
research over 3,000 cases of children worldwide who claim to have
But another phenomenon causing scientific interest is called Near-Death Experiences or NDEs.
Dr. Kenneth Ring is Professor Emeritus at the University of
Connecticut and one of the leading scholars on NDEs. In one of his
documented cases a girl who nearly drowned at the age of 7 reported
seeing two adults “waiting to be born.” In another case, an individual
stated she got information from a group milling around as “they were all
waiting for reincarnation.” Again the questions came – who or what was
waiting to be born.
My own research took me to the most ancient religious writings of
India. The Hindu Vedas said the soul reincarnated. The Yoga Sutras say
the same thing. The Buddhist teachings state the “soul is reborn.”
That sounded good enough. The NDEs said people were waiting to be born,
but what did the soul look like?
I turned again to the individual stories of those who had Near-Death
Experiences. One said, “I became a ball of light.” Another said,
“spiritual beings were observing me inside a crystal sphere.” A young
man described “A shimmering, luminescent sphere enveloped me, making me
feel as if I had stepped into a crystal globe.” And in a well
documented case, a young woman said, “I was there with this glowing
Looking to back up the NDEs with the teachings of the mystics, I went
to the Eastern texts. The Hindu Vedas describe the soul as a “gossamer
light” and “a bubble of light.” The Sufi mystic teacher Inayat Khan
said the soul was “a sphere of light.” With those definitions, the
connection was instantaneous. Orbs are images of the soul or spirits.
With the advent of digital photography a phenomenon called Orbs began
to appear in photographs. Orbs are spherical and transparent bodies of
light that superimpose themselves in the photo. Orbs appear most
frequently in nature photos or during highly charged emotional events
like parties, funerals, or children playing. Sometimes the Orbs are
stationary, other times they’re in motion, leaving a trail of light
behind them like a comet.
Some claim that orbs are simply dust, pollen, or atmospheric
conditions that occur due to the reflection of light in the camera.
Others dispute that theory as do I. Why? Because, though I’ve seen
Orbs in my photographs since 2003; I’ve also seen Orbs without a camera
and witnessed them “powering up” when spoken to. The most remarkable
occurrence was two days after the death of my neighbor. The lights in
my house began to flicker on and off. When I ventured into the living
room I saw two very large Orbs near the ceiling.
Realizing Kathy had just passed I asked, “Is that you, Kathy?” At
that moment, one of the Orbs powered up brightly and stayed that way for
about ten seconds. Knowing Kathy wanted to be with her mother who had
previously passed over, I asked “Is that your mother with you?” And the
second Orb powered up. Eventually, they both faded from view, but not
before being documented by two people in the house.
The mystical interpretations offered by the Hindu Vedas, Inayat Khan,
Edgar Cayce and the many Near-Death Experiencers do point to a common
definition of what the soul looks like. The soul is an Orb or an
iridescent Sphere of Light. And now the technology is available to see
the soul with our digital cameras. And yes, we can even communicate
with it. The next time you photograph an event, look for the Orbs in
the viewfinder. If you don’t see them, feel them. If you can’t feel
them, speak to them and invite them to appear. They will!