A saga is a dramatic long story that can encompass generations and centuries. Each time the Soul chooses a new incarnation, it’s a new book in the saga, containing most of the same characters and new ones added in. If we consider it as a concept, it helps make reincarnation understandable.
During an incarnation, many of us make mistakes and wish to begin a new chapter. Some of us want to start a new book instead and that’s what reincarnation is; a sequel and follow on from the last book.
The Soul is the main character; there will be memories and lessons learned, others they have liked and those who they prefer to avoid. Each book (incarnation), will be made up of long and short chapters and that is life on earth; a series of books that continue on from where the last one left off. All are stored in a library, a Hall of Records called the Akashic Records; located in the æther of the Spirit Realm.
When a particularly challenging incarnation is planned, the Soul can choose to insert a few exit points where they can leave earlier than anticipated. There are various reasons for this; the incarnation it is too painful, the exit would help another with their goals or a Soul Contract cannot be fulfilled.
This isn’t like a short cut, but these will be at significant times during the incarnation, where struggles occur the most. Perhaps someone is at a crossroads and cannot find a path or they feel they’ve done all that they can? Choosing to take one path can lead to an exit point and taking another may not. These exit points may come in the form of tragic accidents, comas or other near death experience. The Soul is given a choice to leave or stay, a bit like an opt-out clause.
Mature and Old Souls are more likely to have exit points in their incarnations, as they will struggle more and may want to go back and plan again; perhaps they were too ambitious or other circumstances have led to the incarnation not going as planned? Old Souls are likely to build in a few exit points if they do not feel their purpose can be achieved or if they aren’t needed to support their soul group, as they usually have few other goals to achieve. As a result the purpose of the incarnation no longer exists or they have achieved what they wanted much faster than anticipated.
Not everyone will choose to have exit points or will need them. Altruistic incarnations and Young Souls rarely need them, because there is usually only one goal. The most common types of exit points are the near miss accident or when people come out of a coma suddenly. The Soul has chosen to remain and Guides and the Higher Self play important roles in guiding the Soul into the making the right decision.
Exit points can also act as a wake up call, to remind you of your journey and path and sometimes to nudge you onto the correct one. Maybe the Soul got distracted and added the exit point as a sign post to help them focus on the correct path? For each of us it will be different, but suicide is not an exit point. We all have free will and suicide does indicate that exit points should have been included in an incarnation as the Soul was struggling. From this the Soul will learn, and while we have good intentions to fulfill the Soul Goals, surviving in the human jungle has its own dangers and perils that cannot always be foreseen.
Where is ‘Home’ and does it exist? The topic of ‘Going Home’is among the great debates and discussions in religions and spiritualists. Besides Heaven, others may call it returning to Source or the Divine. Ultimately all our souls will return ‘Home’ as the human body can only physically be maintained naturally for a limited period of time, whereas the Soul is eternal. Others believe they are from other ‘systems’ and desire to return to their planet. There is no evidence, so one can prove or disprove the theories, however it is logical to assume even if the soul originated from another ‘system’ it would still be subject to the same criteria of soul preparation before incarnation, i.e., a choice of parents/soul groups/lessons to learn from.
The increased yearning of the need to return home before time stems from disillusionment and difficult and painful incarnations that reflect the modern society of globalization, materialism and a need for one-upmanship. It belies the nature of lesson learning, even though lessons are not supposed to be easy, nor are they to be a constant endurance test or painstaking any longer than necessary.
‘Home’ is a base to feel safe, secure, comfortable and where you can be yourself, not just a building but an environment. Those fortunate enough to have found their ‘home’ can grow and live in harmony, many of us are still seeking where we feel we need to be and want to be.
The Soul may grow, but when it feels lost or disorientated it has a strong desire to go ‘Home’, just as we do on earth when we’ve had a bad day. It’s symbolic of a place where one can be at peace and with no judgment or negativity, so if we strive to rid humanity of these things, then earth would be an easier and more pleasant experience.