Where do souls come from?

In the SONG OF LYRAN, readers follow the Line of Sekhmet from pre-history to the present day. This line is one of soul transference, taking for granted that in the world of the novel, reincarnation is how souls evolve. But where do they come from? And is there any connection between the soul theories of my novel with experiences people have in real life?

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Before I go further, I should remind you, dear reader, that SONG OF LYRAN is a work of fiction. Even though much of its mythology and even some of its characters are rooted in real history, it’s a product of my imagination. But that doesn’t mean that I’m the only person to have these thoughts. Where I’ve found similar theories, I’ve hyperlinked the below text for your further reading.

Here are some of the soul theories I posit in my novel:

  1. Some of the people on Earth are star seeds, which means their souls originated elsewhere and are reincarnated in Earthly bodies. This creates a line of descent, like the Line of Sekhmet. In their prime state, they were known as Seraphim or Nephilim or by other regional names. As they are reborn, they become more human and less otherworldly.
  2. Some of the people of Earth are not star-seed. They are who we think of as humans, children of Adam and Eve or ‘children of the garden,’ which was not on this Earth.
  3. After death, you can choose to be reborn or be reabsorbed by the Source, also known as ‘The One.’
  4. The purpose of being reborn is to find the ‘Answer’ you were destined to know or fulfill the mission you chose. Once you’ve accomplished this, you can return to the Source.

I’ve mentioned before the benefits of the Writing in Community Akimbo workshops. I recently started another WIC workshop to get my novel NEURONET out into the world. A core benefit is writing every day and getting feedback on what you’re writing in the moment. But a secondary benefit is that of synchronicity — stumbling across another writer’s work that complements your own or inspires you to think a little differently about your own.

During the writing of SONG OF LYRAN, the people I interacted with the most were Cindy Villanueva, Scott Lowe, Russell John, Heather Buttons, Abbey Spiro, and Stacey Mayo (if there’s no link, keep those names in mind because amazing books are coming). Recently, I’ve found myself avidly following the daily posts of Carol Arcus, who’s working on a memoir. Carol is someone who spends much of her time interacting with ‘lost souls’ and spirits.

This morning, I read a story she wrote about wandering down a road in rural Australia. She sensed the spirit of a lost soul, a little indigenous boy. She followed her feeling to a fence she couldn’t move past. Calling out to the child, she asked him to come to her, and he did. Previous to this encounter, the souls she found needed her help moving into the ‘light,’ so they could pass on. But this little boy wanted her help walking to a tree she’d just passed. She walked into the tree and his soul found peace. It was then she realized that some souls truly belong to the Earth. And others come from elsewhere, which is why they look for a light or a channel to move from this dimension to the one where they truly belong.

When I read that, I had to take a breath. It struck me that what she’d experienced in her soul workings dovetailed nicely with the mythology I’d created in SONG OF LYRAN. It’s a world I’ve imagined, but it was intense to find echoes of it in the real world.

What do you think? Are you familiar with the concept of star seeds? Do you believe in reincarnation? Or do you think it’s all a load of hooey? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Please share them in the comments below.