Other than Reincarnation – Soul Walk Ins
What about remembering things or experiencing things but knowing it’s not from reincarnation?
Soul Transfers (Walk-Ins)
Next, let’s consider the subject of “soul transfers”, more commonly known as “walk-ins”. One of the early books on this subject, Strangers Among Us, was written by Ruth Montgomery in the mid-1970’s. A “walk-in”, as she introduced the concept, is a situation in which the soul that has been associated with an embodiment since birth agrees to leave the body and make it available to be embodied by a different soul. There are various reasons why a soul might agree to do this. For example, it may involve a person that is very discouraged with life, and no longer wants to live. So, rather than going through the death of the physical body, the original soul may make it available for another soul to embody. The “incoming” soul has to agree to take on all of the “karmic” responsibilities of that life, such as children (if there are any) or perhaps aged parents, and so on.
In every walk-in situation, there must be complete agreement between the outgoing and incoming souls. But since the agreements are made at the soul level, the human self may not be aware that a soul transfer (walk-in) has been agreed to. And since the incoming soul inherits the memory of the body that it comes into, the human self is usually not aware, at least initially, that a soul transfer has taken place.
In Ruth Montgomery’s book, she indicated that an incoming soul is almost always a more evolved soul that the outgoing soul. This gave rise to an impression that if someone is a “walk-in”, they must be a very evolved person. While it is true that a soul must be at a certainly level of evolutionary development before it is permitted to come in as a walk-in, and it is also true that many of the souls who came in as walk-ins during the 1970’s and 1980’s were highly evolved “Lightworkers” souls, many of the souls who have come in as walk-ins during the past few decades have struggled to acclimate to the human life situation they have entered. And more than a few have allowed themselves to be diverted from their soul’s mission and purpose.
There have also been some misconceptions about the circumstances under which the actual soul transfer takes place. The earlier perspectives were that the transfer almost always took place in conjunction with a traumatic situation, such as a car accident or severe illness. Although that seems to be true in some cases, there are many soul transfers that seem to take place rather seamlessly, without trauma involved. It is true, however, that in some cases trauma tends to shatter rigid energy patterns, making it easier for the incoming soul to integrate into the human form.
Although most soul transfers seem to take place in mid-life, they occasional take place during the first few years of life, or even in the senior years. And a few people have undergone multiple walk-in experiences, separated by a few years, or in some cases several years.
The most noticeable and challenging issues for an incoming soul is that it quite likely will not have the same feelings for family members and friends . . . this tends to especially apply to spouses. So quite often marriages do not survive long after a soul transfer takes place.
What are the advantages for a soul to come in as a walk-in rather than through the natural birth process? Assuming that the soul transfer takes place in mid-life, the incoming soul can focus on its mission and purpose much more quickly, without having to go through the stages of infancy and growing up years. The risks are that it is all too easy to become entrapped in personality patterns that are already well established . . . patterns that may not be supportive to the life plan of incoming soul.
Soul “braiding” is a term used to describe a process whereby a new soul merges into an existing embodiment, but the original birth soul does not leave. It is similar to the process described earlier in which more than one soul of an oversoul cluster enter into the same embodiment. Soul braiding, however, can also involve the merging in of a soul from a different soul cluster. In this sense, it becomes more like a “hybrid”.
Also, soul braiding sometimes involves a more temporary situation, whereby a new soul merges in for a period of time, and then later withdraws. For example, one case we are aware of involved a soul who had never been embodied on earth before, who wanted to experience what it was like to be embodied in human form here on Earth for a few days before making a decision to embody for a full lifetime. Another example would be a situation in which a soul with special talents and abilities may want to come into an embodiment for a year or two to carry out a special mission.