From Edo to China with love!
Come with Dr. (Mrs.) Dorcas Ejemeh Krubu for an experience of “A Promise Fulfilled: A True Life Story…”
The word reincarnation is derived from Latin, literally meaning entering the flesh again. Reincarnation as a belief has always been held by the great majority of mankind in Orient. It is a concept which is known and understood as a given fact of life in almost all ancient cultures from Africa to Europe and to the Americas. It is pertinent to note that this belief was prevalent even at the time when technologically driven information exchange across continents and peoples was not in place, something which otherwise would have been argued as the product of the propagation of colonial expansionist religious belief and philosophy. Thus, it goes to show that the knowledge of reincarnation is an integral part of the human consciousness borne out of the inner recognition of creation realities and life phenomenon.
Some researchers such as Ian Steven and Jim Tucker have investigated the issue of reincarnation and published reports of children’s memories of previous lives in peer-reviewed journals and in books titled Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation and Life Before Life. The work of Psychiatrist Ian Stevenson is probably the best known, if not the most respected collection of scientific data that appears to provide scientific proof that the reality of reincarnation is indeed unquestionable. Instead of relying on hypnosis to verify that an individual has had a previous life, he instead chose to collect thousands of cases of children who spontaneously remembered a past life. He has over 3,000 cases of such. Many people, including skeptics and scholars agree that these cases offer the best evidence yet for reincarnation. He also matched birthmarks and birth defects to wounds and scars on the deceased, verified by medical records such as autopsy photographs, in Reincarnation and Biology cited by Caderet, 2005.
The human spirit is in material creation for the purpose of acquiring the degree of maturity that opens up for it the path of experiencing life consciously in the Spiritual realm, Paradise. The development, which has a definite time frame, cannot be attained in one earthlife; hence, the necessity for reincarnation. At physical death, the soul departs the body and if reincarnation is to take place, it is the old soul that enters into and takes possession of the new body. The Laws of Attraction of Homogeneous Species and the Law of Reciprocal Action principally regulate the circumstances into which we are born. The way and manner in which we lived in the past has a strong bearing on our present life. Life is an unbroken chain and all experiences are absorbed by the soul. Hence it may not be out of place to posit that our present relationships with fellow human beings who cross our paths at different points in time may be as a result of interactions in the past. That is, strong ties from former earthlife may bring people together for the purpose of reconciliation, restitution or mutual advancement. It is against this backdrop that I wish to relay my personal experience on reincarnation which was unsought for but rather came to me in a natural but astonishing manner.
Could it be an intuitive drive?
One afternoon, on the 19th of February, 2003, to be specific, after series of research work in the laboratory, I slumped on a chair in the office right in front of a computer and dozed off for a few minutes. During the nap, I found myself shopping with ease amidst people who looked very much like Chinese. By the time I woke up, the dream experience made a strong impression on me and I felt deep within me that it was more than just a dream. Acting on the spur of the moment, I turned to the computer in front of me, went to google.com and typed teach in China. These words came to me even without any forethought and as I clicked on search, right before me was a lot of openings. I quickly edited my Curriculum Vitae and sent it to four tertiary institutions. By the next morning, three institutions had replied and their responses were positive. One specifically asked for my telephone number which I obliged. By 7 a.m. on the 21st of February, 2003, I got a call from one of the institutions asking to know when I would be able to resume work. The other two tertiary institutions wrote to inform me that I would be accepted and that they would send my invitation letters shortly. By the beginning of the third week in which I ventured on this path, I was having three invitation letters from three different Chinese universities; one in the North, one in the east and the other in the west of China. As soon as I got my visa, I withdrew my services from my employers in Nigeria.
The journey on a new path
On the 6th of April 2003, I departed Nigeria for China. I arrived Beijing the capital city the next day. From there, I proceeded to Taiyuan City, Shaxi Province in the company of my employer’s representative who came to pick me. Soon as I settled in, I signed a one-year contract. During this period, I was as it were riding on invisible wings and soaring on high. My soul knew so much inner peace and joy that words could hardly explain. The first day I went to the market, I did it on my own with no direction from anyone; the market looked very familiar in every sense. While pondering over the familiarity of the market, it came to me that it was the place I saw in the short nap I had in my office on the 19th of February which preceded my path to China. My work schedule allowed me ample time to myself and as a result I made it an obligation to really go site seeing for recreational purposes. Towards the end of my contract, I had the strong desire to relocate to another part of China for the purpose of familiarising myself with the country. This time around, my plan was to go to the southern part of the country as I did a lot of travel in the northern region within one year. To make this dream come true, I started seeking for employment in the southern region. Fortunately, I got another job but my employer did not release me. With this development, I had to stay back for another one year. At the end of the second year, another barrier to my relocation reared up, I was specifically put under obligation to handle a project. All efforts to make my employer release me proved abortive. However, towards the end of the third year, a colleague recommended me to a tertiary institution in Jiangxi Province and I was offered employment.
Strong ties arising from past earthlife
In July 2006, I relocated to Jiangxi Province. During my first lecture with a new class of about 30 students, I tried to acquaint myself with them by way of getting to know their names, they all gave Chinese names, but most of which were similar. For the purpose of my class and easy interaction with them, a student suggested I should give them English names. So, starting from alphabet A-Z, I wrote some names on the board so that they would have enough to choose from. In no time, we were done with the names and I had my class. After the class, a 19-year-old girl came and introduced herself to me. She told me the English name she chose during my class was Carla and that I should address her as such. Wow…I told her it was a pleasant surprise, that my daughter’s name is Carla.
The young lady was very warm and fond of me. We became very intimate in a unique way. Almost always, she would walk me to my apartment after my lectures. Close as she was, there was caution as if she had something to tell me that she was not comfortable with. I sensed it and I kept looking for ways to make her talk; this made her a bit more relaxed. One day, she asked me about my faith and beliefs with specific questions on reincarnation. I answered that ‘reincarnation is a fact of life, whether one believes it or not, it does not change anything.’ I was very careful with my choice of words because my employment contract did not permit me to discuss religion or any topic that tends towards spirituality with students and colleagues except fellow foreigners. Hence, I explained reincarnation in the light of traditional belief in some parts of Nigeria. To this she heaved a sigh and said ‘yes, you have made the job easy for me.’ I asked her ‘what job’? She said I should not worry but that I needed to follow her to her hometown to see her mother. To me her request was a tall order. I told her I would need some time to think about it but she would not give me breathing space. After much pressure, I promised to go with her at the end of the first semester which coincided with spring vacation.
Next week: The dropping of the veil from the eyes and stunning revelations!
DR. (MRS.) Dorcas Krubu, back home, is a lecturer in a Nigerian university.