At this point in time it seems that most people are more open to the notion of REINCARNATION regardless of their religious beliefs. In some ways it makes it easier to understand the concept of “eternal life” as it doesn’t necessarily contradict Christian beliefs since the spirit or energetic “Light” (i.e. an aspect of the Soul) that animates the body (or vehicle/vessel) exists for eternity and lives on into the afterlife only to return again and again (from body to body) in physical or other form in this world or another one entirely. All is energy, and the conservation of energy is an absolute law according to physics. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It simply changes forms.
So what are IMPRINTS?
It is said that imprints explain how multiple humans seem to recollect (in regression therapy or other form of past life recollection) being the same historic or famous individual in the past. Popular incarnations include Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Mother Mary, etc. An imprint is basically the soul “downloading” the past lives of other people for a few reasons as a point of reference prior to incarnating on this planet:
(1) It may have been quite some time since the spirit has reincarnated on the planet, and so is in need of refreshing its understanding or knowledge base of the values, customs/mores, culture, …essence of being human in this world.
(2) The being has NEVER incarnated on this planet before and so is brand new to this world (e.g. Starseed volunteers). It is said that this scenario is more common now than ever before with the past three generations of advanced Light beings incarnating on this planet in order to raise its frequency and usher Earth into its Golden Age.
(3) Another reason is that the being is seeking to gain further and/or specific understanding, skill sets, or expertise in an area such as leadership, for example; hence, that being would imprint the lives of Earth’s most prominent past leaders (e.g. presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, CEOs, etc.)
It is considered to be of NO distinction between downloading or imprinting a life versus actually LIVING it for the energetic gain is the same. Because of this, it is of lesser importance who the original being was
who actually lived (or physically experienced) that life. The point is that the knowledge of the life in question is available to all who seek it in order to share and expand consciousness (i.e. Light).
This is particularly true of the life of Jesus Christ, Buddha and/or other prominent religious teachers. At this point in time, all who choose to experience the path of “unconditional love” have indeed imprinted the life of Christ who is known as the personification of unconditional love incarnated. (Christ is said to bring to this planet the energy of Heart Consciousness, aka the Sacred Heart in Catholicism, etc.) Those who awaken the Christ Consciousness within (also known as the “born again” experience) have actually activated their imprint of Christ (which has always been there!). This is true for other imprints when the personality (or Lower Self) awakens and becomes aware of these beings of higher consciousness and applies the life wisdom of these teachers within their own lives.
Interestingly, one might do upwards of 500 imprints just to live 5 actual lives here on earth (these are most likely recent Starseeds getting a better understanding of how humans behave, interact, connect, respond to human emotions, operate, work, etc. on this planet). On the other hand, those humans who have reincarnated on this planet since its inception would have likely lived over 500+ actual past lives and barely imprint a single life.
It can be rather complex and gets even more expansive, but I’ll leave it at this for now.
by Mae McCaw
(My understanding of these concepts is sourced from the works of Dolores Cannon in her book “In Between Death and Life”)