Homesick for a Past Life in Kenya
By Jonker, Netherlands
In March 2005, my wife and I paid a dear friend and her family in Kenya a visit. It was our first time in Kenya. When my friend married four years earlier, I was her best man. Although we are not related, she called me Abang, which means brother in the Malay language.
While visiting her, we took a three-day safari to the Maasai Mara wildlife reserve. Although I’d never been there before, I felt a strong bond with the endless African plains and the animals that roamed there, and also with the red-robed Maasai people who live in parts of Tanzania and Kenya. Wild beasts—lions, elephants, Thomson’s gazelles, wildebeests, buffalo, and giraffes—roamed the expansive dry grassland as far as the eye could see.
One day, as I watched a herd of heavily muscled buffalo munching in the tall, swaying grass, I was struck by how much I felt at peace, like in a meditative or contemplative state. This led to my wondering if I’d had a past life in Kenya. That would certainly have provided an explanation for my strong and instant connection to this place.
When I returned from my holiday, I experienced a feeling of homesickness. There was a longing for that connection with the land and the wild animals I had felt in Kenya. When thinking of the Maasai Mara plains, I felt an emotional attachment that would bring tears to my eyes. For me, that is an abnormal feeling. It haunted me for a couple of months.
One day, I did a spiritual exercise to find out why I cried. At first I chanted HU, our love song to God, several times and then went into silent contemplation. Inwardly, I asked the Mahanta, the Inner Master, to show me why I had this emotional attachment and why Kenya.
Suddenly I saw myself, as Soul, walking up to and into the Temple of ECK in Chanhassen, Minnesota. That is our spiritual center on this planet, like the Vatican for the Catholics. I saw an H and U on the two glass doors. Once inside, I wandered around until I ended up in an inner sanctuary. There the Mahanta, the Inner Master, was waiting for me. I sensed other spiritual beings, like angels, in the room, but they remained invisible for me. Then the Mahanta showed me, on a big screen, a past life as a wandering medicine man with three lions as my companions. It was a wonderful and peaceful life, and that caused my longing for the Maasai Mara plains and the wild animals. After many years, I left that life in Kenya with pain in my heart because I was leaving my lion friends behind. It was my time to leave that life.
I asked the Mahanta how to get rid of this emotional sadness and homesickness, and he gently, graciously touched my heart.
After coming back from this spiritual experience, something was gone. My emotional sadness and homesickness were gone, and are still. No more emotional heaviness. As Soul, I found my spiritual freedom again.
Anyone is capable of gaining deep insights into life and of healing the heart with the tools that are available on this path and with the help of the Mahanta.
It works! Ask the Mahanta to help you, whatever it is.