Everyone picks the the date, time, and place of their birth

Below is Whisper #43 from my latest book, 48 WHISPERS, which is a collection of photographs and personal meditations created across a decade of travel to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the surrounding northern plains. 

I have a friend and mentor by the name of Deborah Dooley. She is a clinical psychologist and evolutionary astrologist from the San Francisco area.

Everyone picks the the date, time, and place of their birth quote bubble

Evolutionary astrology has three tenets that run parallel in many ways to indigenous spirituality. The first is that everything that exists is related and interconnected. It’s all comprised of the same stardust. Second, this stardust or sacred energy has a mission. It wants to evolve. It wants to learn, grow, and advance to a higher state of being. Third, when it comes to humans, the soul is the transcendent being (the body is more like a vessel). Human souls have multiple incarnations across time for the purpose of evolving.

What if we did select our point of reentry with intention? What if certain life experiences were designed to call forth the learning we seek to acquire in this lifetime?

That’s a lot to digest, but just for a moment, pretend it’s the case.

How might this hypothetical truth alter your view of your past and present condition? How might it impact your interactions with a spouse, sibling, coworker, or friend? What if everyone did pick the date, time, and place of their birth? How might that change the way we see and engage the world around us? What if life’s experiences were karmic lessons we signed up for in disguise?

Would you see the world with fresh eyes if this were the case? Perhaps it’s worth pretending that it’s so . . .

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