Originally posted on 10/07/2012
Yesterday I was at a dinner honoring Karol’s father who turned 88. Sitting next to me was one of Karol’s sisters. She’s a gentle and kind hearted woman who is retired at the age of 55 from a state government position. She never had children because of a brain tumor she suffered when she was in her teens. She is a strong Catholic, but she listens to my reincarnation stories with amusement.
Just for fun, I turned to her at dinner and asked her, “So what are you going to be in your next life?”
“I don’t know, I have not decided yet.” She said with a smile.
“But what would you like to do?” I persisted.
“I would like to have kids”, her eyes betraying a hint of sadness.
“Well you know, you have already lived plenty of lives when you had many children. You are just taking a break from all of that in this life. So you will have some in the next life, unless you want to come back as a male.”
“No, I don’t think I would make a good male” she replied.
“I agree. Do you know why you do not have kids in this life? It because…” letting her fill in the blanks.
“It’s because I could experience what life would be without them?”
“Exactly, you catch on quick!” I responded.
Although the sister is a Catholic, I could see that the conversation gave her some comfort. Which actually is the whole purpose of this website.