A Question of Reincarnation

An Overview

There are many examples of people who 'remember' their past lives. Some can recall in detail, just as you recall your last vacation or an event in primary school.

There are those who have the deja vu, the feeling they have been here before, or met that person before or in reading history, for example, have a strong impression that they were there.

What is not explored is the 'soul choice' people seem to make which is found peculair by those around them, for they seem to make decisions which effect their lives for no logical reason.

Childless

Why do some people, at a very early age, decide not to have children. Every society in the world, whether in New York City or the forests of the Amazon, sees having children as normal.

One grows up, enters a relationship and has children. It is so 'normal' to have children that homosexuals adopt because there is some 'need' to be a parent.

Yet, there are people who do not want children.

Yes, they can give personal or politically correct explanations, and we may nod, but don't 'buy it'.

Could it be that in a past life this person suffered the loss of a child (ren) and does not want to experience that trauma again?

Singleton

Some people wind up alone. They may have parents who live a distance away whom they rarely see. They may have children who live a distance away who are periphery in their lives. They may have broken relationships although having a good connection to their ex.

They are not the cold hermit, they are not the loner, they are compassionate, friendly, well-liked and have interesting lives. So why are they alone?

Could it not be that in past lives they suffered painful losses and to protect themselves do not let anyone get that close, so that all tragedies are arm's length?

Ambitionless

We all know of people whom we feel 'could do better', but they seem happy doing as little as possible to get by.

They never stay late at work or are self-employed. Family, friends, fun, always takes precedence over job. They turn down promotions if in any way they will infringe on their downtime. They may lose customers/clients by their slow work or numerous vacations, and simply don't care.

They are underachievers of the highest order, and money doesn't persuade any more than fame.

Could it be that in their past life they dedicated themselves to their profession and wound up alone and sad with nothing?

Public Service

We know of those who dedicate their lives to a 'cause'. This cause fills almost every atom of their being. Nothing can take precedence over this 'cause'. Whether feeding the poor, running an animal shelter, working in war zones, going hour after hour after day after week after month, as if driven.

Could it not be that in a past life they were selfish and cruel and reached the end of their lives despised by society?

Never Satisfied

There are people who seem insatiable. They are gluttons or worship money or keep collecting things and people, with no logical basis.

They are obese but keep eating, they have wealth but keeping accumulating, they have all they need but want more.

As they finish eating they are thinking about their next meal, as they make that million, they are looking for the next one, on and on, never stopping to enjoy what they have, never reaching that point of satiation.

Could it be that their past lives were so stark and horrible that they spend this one trying to eradicate that one?

Explanations

When there is a reason that can be easily understood; such as the woman whose sister died in child birth, the mystery is solved. Liane doesn't want children because she was right there when her sister, the beloved and strong Jennie died. Afraid of the same thing happening to her, she will not bear a child. Yes, we understand.

When one meets someone who is so empathetic they can virtually feel your pain, you can appreciate why they would put layers between themselves and the world. They are afraid of being hurt. Yes. We understand.

Sure, when we meet someone who is bone lazy we can appreciate why anything that requires movement is contraindicated. Of course we can appreciate the person rescued from some horrible war zone would try to compensate.

Perfectly logical.

But when there is no logic?
When there is no discernable reason?
When there is absolutely nothing in their lives which in anyway contributes to their decisions?

Could this not be a manifestation of experiences of a past life?

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Minnetonka Twin 19 months ago from Minnesota

I believe reincarnation could be true; I guess we'll all find out some day when it's our time to leave this place. I also believe that some of the topics you bring up can also have to do with difficult, traumatic childhood's in this life.


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qeyler 19 months ago Author

I believe in reincarnation myself and seem to have flashes of a past life and the other day we were talking, I and five friends and this actually comes out of a conversation we had.

Much of what I write comes out of discussions with people, whether in my professional life or private life.


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Hazel Abee 18 months ago from Malaysia

Reincarnation is closely related or should I put it as decided by Law of Karma. Basically as a Hindu we follow this concept .

A soul is born as a person or as an animal based on their Karma. In your article where you have said a person not wanting to have child due to experience from past life. I will not deny this but a person do not have child basically because they are in the last cycle of their incarnation, which means they are not leaving any earthly 'attachments'. Even if they were to be 'born again' they might not be on earth too long (sometimes we see children or babies dying).

People are put in places or born in places where they can repay or benefit from their Karma according to the sin or deeds they have 'collected' in their previous life. Only a certain percentage is decided by themselves and this percentage actually will decide where their life will end in next cycle.

Sorry if i am diverting your angle of article ... Cheers anyways !!


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qeyler 18 months ago Author

I don't disagree. A lot is not our choice, a lot is Karma. But the feeling of a woman who is almost afraid to have a child, with no logical reason seems to suggest there is a hold over from a past life.


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Hazel Abee 17 months ago from Malaysia

Yes dear, i read somewhere 'making decision' is also contributed by Karma but how far it is true I would not know ... But it happens ... for instance like 'out of wedlock children' .. the couple have been together, they want to have the child but they are not married ... they believe it is their choice .. but for the 'child' to be product of 'not married' parents is not his choice ...

Furthermore there is a percentage .. which I forgot the actual number .. is by our choice (this contributes to the re-calculation of ones Karma) ... Here a person can choose to beg to find food or steal to be rich .... whichever is his choice contributes to the Karma ..


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qeyler 17 months ago Author

There must be aspect in which 'free will' manifests, in which the human is given the choice; path A or path B. If one has no choice than there is no 'good/bad', no one could be judged.

As people have this ability to chose, it seems to me that the sin they collected in their previous life would have a residue effect. Hence the woman whose children all died would be born and perhaps be reluctant to get pregnant against because what happened 'last time'.

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