Do babies choose their parents?

In physics and chemistry, the law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant; it is said to be conserved over time. This law means that “energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed or transferred from one form to another.” But when we try to translate what that means spiritually, we start to understand that Science cannot be explained without spirituality when it comes to a living creature’s death. What fuels life? It is energy. If energy never dies, one can only assume that energy is transformed into something somewhere else – In comes the theory of souls being the energy that is transformed or reincarnated into something else.

Today, an interesting topic came up in yoga class after talking about how a person’s energy never dies, rather it takes on the form of a soul. It was the topic of babies choosing their parents. After the third trimester a soul enters a baby in the womb after it chooses the perfect parent to be born to. I would like to believe this is true. And, if that is the case, then it should also be true for parents to reject a particular soul that they know they might not be able to be the person that child needs it to be for their samskara. This would explain miscarriages.

I have always believed that there is such a thing as reincarnation of a soul and that souls never die but live a thousand lives. Sometimes I even think that when we have deja-vu moments that we are actually having a memory or reliving some parts of our “past life”. As I think about how my babies chose me, I can understand why they chose me based on their personalities and all the trials and tribulations they have experienced thus far. If I had not gone through what I had been through as a child with the parent I chose, I wouldn’t be the mother my kids need me to be for them. I think each of my kids has an older soul. I believe the older the soul, the wiser they are and have experienced much pain and at the same time much happiness compared to very young souls that are waiting to experience the sadness and joys of life. My kids have been able to maintain happiness during the best and worst of times.

I often wonder why souls choose the parents who rape, murder, or abuse them? Perhaps a soul needs to experience every level of pain and joy in order for it to become truly divine. This would also align with the stories of how all deities suffered though pain to reach their God-like status.


I am happy that my babies chose me.  They are my hope;)