When does the soul enter our bodies? Is it at conception? Birth? Shortly thereafter? This is a question I’ve pondered for a while and thought I’d take to doing some research to find out what the consensus is.
In the book Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives, author Michael Newton says:
At some point before birth, the soul will carefully touch and join with the impressionable, developing brain of a baby…Depending upon the inclinations of the particular soul involved, the connection may be early or late in the mother’s pregnancy. I have had cases where souls timed their arrival at the last minute during delivery, but this is unusual. My findings show even those souls who join the baby early seem to do a lot of traveling outside the mother’s womb during her term.
Souls join their assigned hosts in the womb of the baby’s mother sometime after the third month of pregnancy so they will have a sufficiently evolved brain to work with before term…After birth, an amnesiac memory block sets in and souls meld their immortal character with the temporary human mind to produce a combination of traits for a new personality.
The channeled book Seth Speaks: Eternal Validity of the Soul says:
Various methods of entry are adopted by souls. If there is a strong relationship between the parents and the child-to-be, then the personality may enter at the point of conception if he is extremely anxious to rejoin them. Even here, however, large portions of self-awareness continue to operate in the between-life dimension.
We all choose our parents. Long before we were ever born, we made soul agreements with them about teaching each other lessons, growing, learning and loving together. In my experience, I’ve done readings for people whose babies have come through but have said they wouldn’t be joining their parents right away. So, the soul is committed, but doesn’t usually enter the body at conception.
Anyone who’s ever been pregnant before can attest that their baby has personality traits (easy-going, demanding, likes to sprawl out) even before they are born. Moms who have been pregnant twice or more can attest to the fact that their babies have different personalities, even in utero. That, to me, indicates that the soul spends time with his/her mom and family during the pregnancy, but also spends time on the “other side”. By the third trimester, the baby’s soul spends more and more time in its body, and at birth it is fully committed and here in all physical density.
Wondering why I care about this subject? I am pregnant and due to have my baby on or around February 10, 2013. The 1st trimester has been equal parts kind and horrible to me. I’ve been exhausted, nauseas, moody, joyous, elated and calmer than I’ve ever felt. I carry a sense of inner peace that I’ve never felt before.
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