“Often, when you say you ‘fall in love,’ it is just that you have come into contact with another field of energy that happens to fit, hand-in-glove, with the very patterns of consciousness that you carry in the depth of your being.
“Old memories of other incarnations are triggered when you visit a certain physical location. And the emotion feels so good and warm in the heart, you think, ‘Surely this is where I must live on the planet. This is with whom I must spend my life.’” (“The Way of Transformation,” WOM, Chapter 17, Page 210)
These ideas are certainly interesting; they explain a lot about what we are attracted to in our lives. We can look for such patterns in our past and see that Jesus has a point. We do have a history in other realms of those individuals with whom we feel intense rapport and romantic love. I believe this, and this quotation seems to confirm it.
We don’t need to believe in reincarnation to support these ideas. A Course in Miracles counsels its teachers not to take a stand on reincarnation, because it is such a controversial issue, and we don’t want to limit our usefulness. Giving up the ego (ACIM) and establishing a new identity (A Course of Love) are enough to keep us occupied on Earth. We don’t have to bring in controversy that might divide us.
Know that there are explanations for what we are drawn to in our lives. We might all benefit from reflecting on the quotation and wondering how and why it might seem apropos to us.