When does the soul enter the body?

QUESTION: Masters I read some texts that say that the soul only enters the body at the time of birth. So why in some past-life sessions do I have clients who say they have suffered in situations where they have been aborted? ~Val, Brazil

ANSWER: Once the sperm and egg have joined together and started to divide, a soul puts a claim on the resulting fetus and attaches a filament to it. They generally do not enter into the cells at this time because of the long gestation period and the availability of saying goodbyes to all their friends who are not incarnating. The only time this will not occur is if the women has decided she wishes to experience a stillbirth or miscarriage and there is no chance that a live birth will occur.

If the mother has not planned on the probability of having an abortion, the soul may or may not know that could be a possibility. The soul chose the parents for many factors such as ethnicity, characteristics, location, and family situation. A soul may have even been told that the mother may decide to abort or be in an accident that will cause injury to the fetus and subsequent death.

The time that the soul is “all in” in mother depends a lot on the experience they are seeking. If they have done this innumerable times, they generally hesitate to become confined too early. If the mother is doing interesting things like dancing, swimming, playing music, or singing, the soul may enter earlier to try these new things out.

Where the soul may experience trauma is when they anticipated an easy birth and then the mother, for whatever reason, decides she doesn’t want to continue the pregnancy and aborts. This may even be a lesson concerning trauma that they knew was coming, and they wished to see how it felt and what their reaction to it would be.

Now, at the time of birth, the fetus will not be viable if it does not contain a soul. Therefore, the soul must entirely enter into the baby at the time of birth for the fetus to survive. This does not prevent them from having entered prior to birth – it is a matter of freedom of choice.