In the process of a soul connecting with a material body, already in the early stages there is a connection established. Already at the time of conception some aspects of the soul get bound to the matter, so that already at that time it is clear which soul is going to use that material body. The more advanced the pregnancy, the more the soul gets connected to the body, so that at the time of birth the requirements for the learning environment “life” have been established, and with the help of a “veil” the astral world and prior lives are usually forgotten. With birth, a new blank page has been opened in the book of life, a page that is, although new and blank, is based upon the past.
Pregnancy is an important and critical experience for life, because here the first experiences of the new life are made, even though most humans cannot remember this part because newer experiences replaced the memory of those. However, embryonic life is an important preparation for the soul, because at this stage the environment is experienced through perceiving emotional vibrations, sounds and movement.
Death is the opposite process to birth, the soul gets disconnected from the body. When it is time to leave the body, separation occurs which again is an important experience for the soul as now consciousness becomes aware of prior lives and it’s true identity as a spirit of the astral world. Also this process has various stages, similar to birth. With the exception of a sudden death (accidents etc.), usually several days before death the soul starts disconnecting, which is a time where the soul prepares to return to the astral world. This becomes intensified during the last hours before death, and at the point which is called death consciousness is freed from the material body. For the soul, this is like an awakening from a long, deep sleep. Similar to the entry of a soul into the body, this process is not finished with the point of “death”. Although consciousness at that time has left the body and has gone to the astral world, further disconnections of the soul will follow, as some aspects of the soul need to dissolve their anchors. This process begins within hours after death and is completed after two to three days.
In case of sudden death and in case of some deadly diseases it may be that a gentle transition of the soul into the astral world is not possible. This can have significant consequences. Damage to the material body through accident, murder, autopsy etc. has effects on other areas of existence, causing a burden to the soul. Guardian angels will help to limit this damage to the soul. Here I need to mention that cremation is not causing any harm if this takes place more than two days after death and the body has not been harmed in any other way (autopsy, embalming etc.). Freezing the body for conservation for autopsy or embalming at a later time has no negative consequences to the soul. (Freezing the body as in cryogenics is useless, as each soul will receive a new body and will have no desire to return to an old “revived” body, even if that was technically possible, especially since the soul may be long reincarnated at that time.)
I sincerely hope that my explanations of death and reincarnation have eliminated or at least reduced fear of dying. Also I hope that the meaning of pregnancy, from conception to birth, has become clearer.