After one's own cry, the second thing that a newly born baby is obliged to hear as soon as it arrives into this heartless world, are the comments of the parents and relatives about its hereditary baggage, already so clearly recognizable on the infantile body. “But he has his father's face!” says the first awkwardly; “He has his mother's mouth, there is no doubt!” asserts another; “Maybe be, but the ears belong to Uncle Joe!” interrupts a third. And so on.

From the early years on in childhood other subtler characteristics start to appear, like temperament, recognized equally as, “belonging to the family”. One of the children, for example, seems to be quieter, always with his father's little taciturn way, and the other gives the impression of literally taking after his mother, as he is more of a talker. Still, other aspects belonging to one's own personality show gradually in the first years of life.

Although widely known and recognized, this rule of hereditary behavior presents a particularity that is somewhat intriguing and it is quiet surprising indeed: it doesn't always work. In fact sometimes, in fact, very often it amazingly fails, without any plausible explanation. How many cases exist, for example, in a family where the parents are visibly good, with one or two children also good, or normal, and a third appears that turns out to be a real pest, an authentic biblical plague? Why, in a case like this, only the physical features are inherited, without exception, but not the peculiarities of character? What makes this law apparently fail without reason and produce the infamous, the dreaded, “black sheep” true clones of concentrated misfortune and a compulsory lodger?

Whenever we run across some apparent incongruity in the effect of natural laws, we have to seek the cause of that failure in ourselves, in our interpretation, and not in the laws themselves, that are absolutely perfect and exact and because of this never admit any flaw, neither the slightest exception nor deviation.

Hereditary is limited exclusively to the human body. It is a peculiarity belonging to matter, strictly physical. Corporal characteristics and genetic predispositions indeed can be transmitted from father to son, but not the personality or the character. Such attributes are exclusive to the human spirit; developed by the person himself during his journey through Creation, and for this reason the person's soul already brings these characteristics with it at the time of incarnation.

The soul is the casing of the spirit, like the body is the casing of the soul. Neither of the casings have an autonomous life they are just vivified by the spirit, which is the only real life in the human being, that, in fact, it is the human itself, which is sensed through the “ego”.

Therefore, the infantile body is nothing more than a material casing in the development process, that already shelters a fully formed human personality, whose intrinsic characteristics, good or bad, will become recognizable when the spirit becomes capable of acting independently in this world through the mature physical body, which takes place during the adolescent years. Then, it is at this stage that the true human being appears, as he really is. It can be said that is at this time that the human spirit is born properly here ready for its performance in matter. Before it could not do this, because its instrument, the physical body, was still not fully matured, “ready” so to speak.

Hereditary is only matter. At the most, it can give-off some common characteristics of temperament between parents and children, but not more than this. Temperament characteristics can be transmitted through hereditary because, temperament is strictly linked to the body, to be more specific, to the composition of the blood. But even in these cases the respective human being has the possibility and even the duty of dominating his temperament, as the body is and will always be just a mere tool for the performance of the spirit. The spirit has, therefore, to dominate the body, and not vice-versa. For this reason, when a person affirms, with an air of discouragement, that he cannot avoid his weaknesses, as he inherited such a defective characteristic from his father or mother, he is in fact making an open confession of his spiritual laziness. This is how he shows that he is far to weak to dominate himself.

And how does one explain the appearance of the black sheep then? Could it be a lucky draw of nature? Could it be bad luck of destiny? Let's start by discarding, as already seen, that hypothesis of a flaw in the laws of Creation and try to deepen our knowledge about them, so that we will be able to obtain a correct interpretation of their effects.

There is no such thing as, as by chance in incarnation, just like there is no such thing as, as by chance in any of the phenomenon in nature. A soul cannot incarnate in a specific place, in a certain material condition and in a specific family if the conditions have not been favorable for it, determined by primordial laws. An incarnation is the end result of a multiple of contingencies, determined by the threads of destiny that are overlaid and intertwined, wound in previous terrestrial lives, as well as by the concomitant attraction of the soul to its equal species. It is exactly this attraction of the equal species that constitutes a fundamental law, of special importance in incarnation, in Creation.

The soul that is ready to incarnate is thus attracted to this place, to that family where the people there have a psychic likeness for the incoming soul. The special force of attraction is exercised specifically on the weaknesses, because they are the ones that need to be dominated by a life on Earth. This way, each life here is a unique opportunity to correct old mistakes, to surpass weaknesses and to evolve spiritually. Therefore, life on Earth is an authentic gift of the heavens.

But outwardly there really seems to be a spiritual hereditary, when it is noticed that a child could have pulled certain characteristic from the father or the mother's behavior. In fact, even though they were the parents that properly “ pulled” that specific soul inside the family, according to its own psychic characteristics. It is not difficult to understand that the pregnant woman, especially, possesses an incisive force of attraction, as the soul will incarnate on the body that is in the gestation process.

That is why it is also not difficult to understand that mothers with negative characteristics belonging to the soul absolutely cannot attract a very pure soul, a good and spiritually elevated human being. Therefore, she and her companion, when they have a baby, receive one with vices and addictions. With good will on both sides, both parents and children, have an opportunity of experiencing one's own mistakes and experiencing the other's too during the difficult coexistence, and eventually they can even remit them if they are really determined in improving as human beings. On the other hand, if they have a negative attitude, this coexistence can make them increase their already existing faults by acquiring new guilt on top of the old, and consequently more suffering. Therefore, suffering and renewed pain, brought on by them. Thus, they only have themselves to blame for this contrary situation.

And in the case of good parents giving birth to a black sheep! This happens during the gestation period of the expecting mother. Here the expecting mother, through her social lifestyle, permits that she be surround by people who have unclean souls, thus indirectly consenting that by their approximation these same people can exercise an attractive force on the bringing of a soul, this consequently is a stained soul and it lodges within her. So, this soul manages to anchor in the expecting mother through the constant presence of these people of negative character.

The incarnation happens during the middle of the gestation period. That is why it is extremely important for the pregnant woman to take a lot of care in her personal relationships during this period. Actually she should always be on her guard, as her negligence in the first half of her gestation period will only take root in the future. The fruit of her womb will also be a consequence of her own negligence, and the amount of her bitterness will only be found out at the time of the adolescent's maturation.

This force of attraction during the incarnation, unfortunately unknown consequently not considered, also explains the apparent incongruities in the behavior of the many so-called “wombs for rent”. These women hire out their uterus, offering gestation for couples that are unable to have children for some reason or the other. The woman who cannot get pregnant has her ovum fertilized in a test tube using her companion's sperm and then it is implanted into the rented womb.

For all the effects, a child generated this way would belong to the contracting couple really, as the child has a genetic cargo belonging to them. But only the body, as it is the casing of the soul, and this is formed according to the couple's genetic make-up. But the mother who has rented out her womb infallibly attracts the spirit that will incarnate in her; thus, the child really belongs to her. It can be, for example, of a human being linked to the “mother” by several karmic threads, and these can be good or bad, woven in previous lives on Earth. That is why, in many cases, the “mother” enters into despair when she realizes that she is forced to give away her son - that in fact has a link with her - to a stranger, that in general didn't contribute to the process of attraction. The terrestrial contract analyzed coldly, strictly by the restricted intellect, affirms that the child belongs to the couple, while the woman that gave birth perfectly feels that the child is hers, because her intuition in relation to this certainty is much stronger than any legal argument or rational consideration.

Thus, as in these cases of the black sheep and mothers for rent, many other enigmas of our present time, considered as undecipherable, find a simple and logical explanation when the effects of the Laws of Creation are known. One of these Laws, the Law of Movement, demands that each one must spiritually move on their own, in search of the recognition of the working of these same Laws. Therefore, whoever really makes an effort, has to arrive at the recognition of these laws that govern Nature. It is not possible any other way. But only he who seeks shall find.

Roberto C. P. Junior