Costumes for the Light
By Anne Round
Published The Magic Happens Magazine March 2021
Image by Pexels from Pixabay
We are cosmic travelers journeying forth continuously, dawning new clothes as we adventure into each lifetime. We arrive with a blueprint of possibility and potential that gently guides the play we will grow within. Each new outfit offers us hope and excitement of an experience to bring love to our world.
Many years ago, during dream time, I was on a train. Everything seemed a little old fashioned, from the heyday of train travel. A group gathered in one coach with a cloth partition; the sort people could change behind. A gentleman, wearing a black trench coat and bowler hat explained how we change our costumes each lifetime. He stepped behind the screen and returned transformed into a Russian man in Cossack uniform. There was a complete transformation of all his features and physical build. Then he stepped behind again and reappeared as a monk in saffron robes. Once more, he disappeared behind the screen, returning as a woman who looked like Eliza Doolittle selling flowers. The scene continued with each costume displaying the infinite variety of human nature.
In the dream state, I felt like I was watching a magic show. I was observing how reincarnation works. It was clearly explained that reincarnation is real, and we change our costumes each lifetime. Our essential light signature remains consistent from life to life while the scripts of the play change as well as the body of biology we inhabit. It was emphasized to me that we have tried on a multitude of costumes to experience human life in its wide variety of diverse and unique expressions.
Reincarnation is not accepted by all. Christian doctrine removed the concept in the third century AD. The Buddhist teachings carry the belief forward. Through hypnosis, we can recall and experience past lives. People who have near-death experiences speak of choosing between returning to their current body or going into the light before choosing another life. While our time beyond death and our return is a mystery, it makes sense to me that we cycle in and out of lives to expand our human experience and bring forth more love, not less.
We arrive in each new costume with a desire to bring love to humanity. During our developmental journey, we often end up showing less and less love to ourselves and others. A critical point arrives when we begin to return to love as our modus operandi. It can be a gradual shifting of values through our lives or a sudden event that instantly shifts our perspective revealing the truth. Often, we have to search for the light that has become hidden by our costume of life. We learn that we are love. We are the love and light that we wish to share, as is everyone.
No matter the costume we are wearing, consciousness within is the same essential light of all existence. We are energy and frequency wrapped up in biology we call human. We enter into families, we put on costumes to fit in and to belong within the cultural group. We are all the same essence creating a vast diversity of experiences for the joy of being alive.
May we all enjoy the costume we are in now.