Life Before Life - Where Were You Before You Were Born?

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Life Before Life?

There are many stories around the world concerning children and reincarnation. Even many adults say they have experienced memories of past lives. In fact there are so many that to think they are all just dreams or made up stories can no longer ring true.

In My article The True Story of the Children Who have Lived Before, we saw proof that something was definitely going on.

How could a child remember he was a fighter pilot? And then go on to explain the parts of the Plane, where he had fought and so on?

Another boy remembered living on a remote Scottish Island, and in fact explains that he knew the plane would land on the beach.

But what about before life? There is so much information about after life experiences, but if there is life after death we must then realise that actually there must have been life before we are born.

So where we before our soul traveled to live in our present bodies?

Reincarnation past lives
Reincarnation past lives

So What Was Life Before Life Like?

Where was your soul or spirit before you were born? There have been lots of stories about children saying that they lived before. But more intriguingly there are those who state that they have seen or know where they were just before birth.

The Pre Birth Experience (PBE) is different in that it doesn't claim to know the other lives that they have lived.

The pre birth experience seems to remember the plane of existence that they were on just before they were born. This is similar to near death experiences, or NDE.

The patient who is near death will feel themselves 'slipping away' to another realm.

Sometimes they can see friends or relatives who have gone before them. But others actually sense or see a place that is the Spirit world, and can actually choose whether to come back to earth as a reborn child.

In a small number of cases the patient will get a sense of the rebirth experience before waking back up in this life.

butterflies change shape from caterpillar to beautiful flying creatures.
butterflies change shape from caterpillar to beautiful flying creatures.

The Floating Soul

So, what do people feel before being born? When people have been regressed back to previous incarnations, they talk about being 'somewhere' in a peaceful place.

In the case of a boy called Desmond, he states that he lived before in a lovely place with fields and with his friends to play with. Now this may sound like children's tales. But he did say something rather strange.

When he was asked, did he swim? He said, 'no I didn't need to, we never got wet, and we floated to the top'. Then went on to say, 'I used to make singing flowers when I was in Heaven before'.

He said that, 'To make the flowers, we had to think of them stage by stage, then they would appear'.

Another boy, Daniel, when visiting the ocean for the first time, turned to his mother and said 'I love the water, we had to go into the water to be born, it was more like a river though'.

Was that a memory of actually being born? Sounds like it to me.

A little girl named Lorna stated that she loved meeting Jesus. When asked by her father what she meant she stated that 'The last time I died, when I was little, I saw Jesus. He always came to visit us'.

True stories? Or just children's imagination?

Paul Eicke went to heaven
Paul Eicke went to heaven

Children Who Have Been To Heaven - Headline News

In the Mail online in April 2010, there was a startling headline that stated:

Boy of three tells how he saw grandma in Heaven, after falling in a pond.

Paul Eicke was clinically dead after falling into a pond. After three hours the paramedics re started his heart, and he has gone on to make a full recovery. The strange thing about the incident is that he claims to have seen his grandmother in Heaven while he was 'dead'.

He was in the pond for several minutes before his grandfather saw him and pulled him out. His irate father managed to give him mouth to mouth and heart massage while waiting for the air ambulance to arrive.

After trying for over three hours and about to give up, the paramedics found a heart beat and the little boy was resuscitated.

When he woke, the little boy said that he had seen his great grandmother Emmi on the Other Side, and talked to her.

Paul says:

'I was floating, and there was a lot of light. I came to a gate and saw my grandma on the other side. She asked me, what are you doing here? You must go back, your daddy and mummy will be waiting for you. I knew it was Heaven but grandma said I had to go home and quickly, Heaven looked really nice, but I am glad I am back now'.

Paul is back home with his family, and luckily there is no sign of brain damage.



Colton Burpo.

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www.youtube.com Colin Burpo

Heaven Is For Real

The Headline Read:

USA Today - A Boys View of Heaven.

Colton Burpo is famous for being the four year old child who had a near death experience when he suffered a burst appendix. Doctors were convinced he wouldn't live through it.

But live he did. And his extraordinary story took a strange turn when he claimed that he had met Jesus, John the Baptist, and his great grandfather when he went to Heaven on the operating table.

Not only was this an extraordinary claim, but he went on to say that he had met his sister too. His mother was shocked to hear this as she had a miscarriage before the little girl was born, and Colton knew nothing about it!

Was this a dream? Or did Colton actually have a Near Death Experience?

He pointed out photos of his grandfather that he had never met in this life, and stated that he was the man he had spoken to in Heaven. In the photo his grandfather was young, but Colton still recognised him as he said that people looked younger in Heaven.

He also mentioned something that many others have also reported. The colors and rainbows were so bright, more so than on earth.

Colton is now thirteen years old, but still remembers his encounters. But he has forgotten some of it as he has grown older.

After the event his father the Rev. Todd Burpo wrote a book about his sons amazing trip to Heaven. It is still one of the most famous and popular books on the market today


Are birthmarks a sign that you have lived before?
Are birthmarks a sign that you have lived before?

Are Birth Marks A Sign of Reincarnation?

In 2005 a book written by psychiatrist Jim B. Tucker called 'A scientific investigation of children's memories of previous lives,' presents over 40 years of of reincarnation study at the University of Virginia.

Jim found that not only were children coming forward and telling stories of their previous lives, but a strange phenomenon of birth marks was occurring.

And it wasn't only birth marks. There were people coming forward with birth defects too. These claimed that the birth defect was caused by injury in their other life, or lives.

So, what are birth marks to do with anything? Well, it seems that the children who stated that they had been 'Great granny' for example, actually had the same birth marks as their great grandmother when she was alive.

Of course this could be caused by the mother telling the small child that the birth mark was similar to its grandmother.

On the other hand the book suggests that the consciousness can be separate from the brain. This in itself can be a basis for reincarnation.

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reincarnation true stories
Plato
Plato

Near Death Experiences

The very first NDE was recorded by Plato who describes Myth of er* in his book Plato's The Republic.

Plato describes his telling of a soldier in a near death experience. So the idea of near death experience goes back a long way.

The person in question will have a sense of peace and usually see a white light drawing them towards it.

Once they have traveled through the light they may see their family who have passed and many people talk about a wonderful land with flowers trees and plants. The air is so clear and there is no sense of panic, just calm.

Myth of er*

The story begins as the man, Er dies in battle. When the other bodies are collected, Er is seen to be un decomposed.

Two days later, he revises on the funeral pyre and recalls his near death experience with talk of Angelic Realms, reincarnation and Celestial Spheres.

In this count, the word Myth means account, word or speech. So it seems that the idea or reality of reincarnation is thousands of years old.



Dr. Eben Alexander
Dr. Eben Alexander

Is Heaven Real? A True Story of a Neurosurgeon Who Remembers The Afterlife.

Dr. Eben Alexander is a practicing surgeon who thought he knew everything about the human brain. He had never had thoughts about an afterlife, and if he did he presumed that it was caused by something happening to the chemicals in the brain when under trauma.

In fact he was so convinced of this that he would try to refute it whenever it was talked about. This was until he experienced it for himself. In 2008, he contracted bacterial meningitis and spent a week in a coma.

When he woke up he told colleagues that what he had experienced was beyond scientific explanation. Dr. Alexander went on say:

The most challenging thing is to try and keep an objective mind. If that's possible. I was stunned by this Realm and wondered what it meant. Of course the other doctors presumed it was because I had been so sick therefore I was hallucinating. But it was way to real to be a dream. Seeing it from a neurosurgeons perspective he said:

I was aware after the even that my neo cortex had not been working. It was damaged. In other words, the part of my brain that would cause hallucinations or dreams was in fact de activated.

'When I entered the Realm it was from a birds eye view. I couldn't remember who I was. Then the blinders came of, so to speak and I saw this real ultra crisp gateway, then beautiful flowers and butterfly's. With Angels and Souls dancing around me. The colors were beyond the Rainbow, some which I had never seen before.

When asked what Heaven looked and felt like he stated:

It was loving, caressing, and comforting. There was nothing to fear. I could feel the Prayers of my family around my bedside, but didn't know who they were at the time. And then I was told I had a choice to come back'

When he was asked whether he had now found religion he stated that he always went to Church now. And he has realised that all religions are on the right path. But when one talks about their religion being the only one, he says that he now knows this is not true. Each and every religion has its place, as long as love and cherishing are there.

He was asked about skeptics. He replied that scientists will never come close to understanding the true meaning of what is out there. Whether you call it Heaven or just believe. Its still the biggest mystery of how it happens. As for skeptics, they will always feel this way unless it happens to them.





A Past Life Nutshell.

So whether you believe in life before life, reincarnation, children going to Heaven then coming back with amazing stories or anything else, you have to admit that these occurrences are world wide. Its not just adults with a vivid imagination. Its children too. And yes, I agree before you say it. Children have vivid imaginations. But under duress?

Would a child really see Heaven, meet a relative or see Jesus? What about meeting a lost sister that you never knew you had? How does that work?

To be honest, I doubt if anybody will ever really know. Well at least while we are down here on earth. And yet, after reading and researching these stories, it does make my heart feel glad to know that maybe somewhere up there, is a place that we call Heaven.



Do You Remember Where You Were Before Birth or Maybe a Past Life?

  • Yes I do have these memories and I totally believe in them.
  • No never, its all a load of rubbish.
  • Not before birth, but I think I believe in reincarnation.
  • I haven't had these memories, but I know someone who has.
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119 comments

SilverGenes 3 years ago

This is fascinating, Nell. One day, in my very early childhood, I was with my father after he had been away and it was very emotional. I remembered the sky being an unusual shade of deep blue that day and the memory has stayed with me. Many years later, I was out walking with my two-year-old daughter who chose that moment to look at the sky and say to me, "Look, Mummy. The sky is the same colour of blue as it was that day with your dad when you were little." She was right. No, we had never talked about it. She just knew. It left me with far more questions than answers.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is amazing Nell. I have always felt that i lived before. I see things that are familiar, yet i have never been there before. I witnessed a man who was in a coma, dying and had never opened his eyes. He opened his eyes, looked up to the ceiling, smiled and died that night. He had the most tranquil look on his face. I have always believed he saw something that made him happy, by the way he was a minister, only in his thirties, dying from bone cancer...


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Wonderful hub, Nell. When my daughter was a toddler, she claimed to talk to and see her grandmother who had been deceased since my daughter was 18 months old. She had such positive and vibrant conversations with my husband's mother, and the contents left us with the impression that somehow maybe that was possible. She no longer connects with her now that she is older.


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LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

My mother died when I was heavily pregnant, just weeks before my youngest child was born. The baby had a bright red strawberry birthmark in exactly the same position as my mother's life-long birthmark. It faded within days, but we were all amazed by the 'coincidence'.

If my daughter is my mother re-incarnated, I am pleased she is having such a happy childhood this time around but it makes no difference to me whether she is or not.

That fleeting birthmark, however, encourages me to suspect they crossed paths at some time. It was a lovely hint that her grandmother was telling us she'd met the newest addition to our family.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thats a lovely story LongTime, and yes you may well be right, wouldn't that be great? birthmarks are funny things, sometimes it does make you think, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Flourish, wow! that's amazing! and yes it does make sense that she no longer connects now shes older, our brains start to get too logical and we don't see what's right there in front of our faces, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Ruby. what an amazing story, maybe he did see something, thanks so much as always, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Silver, now that's amazing! out of the mouth of babes etc, isn'that strange? there are so many questions that can't have answers, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Oh so interesting Peggy ;I was totally gripped for beginning to end. Wonderful and voted up.Edy.


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John MacNab 3 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

I love the statement Lorna made...'The last time I died.." An intriguing article Nell, and one that now has me thinking. I can't remember having any pre-life moments, but the accounts from the children make it sound so real. Mmm?


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Jools99 3 years ago from North-East UK

Nell, what an interesting and absorbing article, had me gripped from start to finish. I do love reading about the experiences of others in paranormal matters - loved it, shared etc.


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Docmo 3 years ago from UK

A fascinating study Nell, as always your detailed descriptions and narratives are so interesting and memorable. Love the theme of life before and life after... food for thought, eh? thanks for sharing.


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grandmapearl 3 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Nell, this is fascinating stuff. And you know what, I feel a lot better now knowing that others have these past-life experiences that aren't just dreams. I have had them on several occasions and they are always the same. I am in a dark bedroom looking over at a corner that has a large chest of drawers. It feels like I'm in the late 1800's somehow. Though I don't ever see him, I know that this room belongs to Abraham Lincoln!

I learned after telling this dream to my Mom one day, that in the family genealogy my grandfather had finished, there was a connection to Abraham Lincoln! I was blown away, but thought I had maybe heard it before that and forgotten, and then dreamed about it?!

Anyway, I voted this way Up+++ and thanks for sharing!

;) Pearl


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Nell, this is a fascinating subject. They say that deja vu experiences are glimpses into a past life or a memory that was created in a past life.

Very interesting article. Thank you for bringing it to us.


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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Great article. voted up, awesome and interesting.

the story about the boy with the burst appendix was also my story. At age 8 mine burst as well. The memories of what i saw, felt, and heard, from the time i passed out and reawakened after the surgery are still quite vivid in my mind.

The inner peace was the most overwhelming of the whole experience. I also remember i did not want to come back here and begged them to let me stay there. I was told i had a purpose to fulfill and it was imperative that i go back. I was crying when they send me back to my body because i really did not want to come back here.

I have no idea if i ever fulfilled my purpose, or if it is yet to be, but i do know i am not afraid of death. After i retired was given a task to perform and have tried to do it in the best way i can.

The saddest thing (knowledge wise) that i brought back was that humanity had taken a wrong turn somewhere over the past several thousand years and i was to play a small part in reversing that trend.

My articles about organized religion being a negative force in our life is still quite vivid in my mind. My objective is to help negate the negative influences of organized religions - but at the same time reinforce the concept of promoting spirituality, as they certainly are not one and the same. Many find this concept blasphemous and distasteful because of their indoctrination into the religion of their parents.

We must learn, and accept that fact, and further understand that we are two distinct parts: the body and the soul (the essence of our being) and that the soul needs nourishment as does the body. Our essence feeds on love and learning, and the negative effects of hatred and intolerance of others drains us of our life's energy.

We all come from the same place and all will return to that place after our physical life ends.

Many return for a variety of reasons, some by choice for some unfulfilled mission not accomplished during a current lifetime, others for retribution for interfering in the life journey of others around us.

What humans call "hell" is only a concept in their physical minds. We may destroy the body, but we cannot destroy the essence within. Those who destroy another soul's journey MUST return in order to be able to move on to the next step in our soul's evolution.

Many people ask me how i know this stuff, i can only answer, i just do.


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suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

Great Hub. I've always believed that we are given second chances. Thanks for the great read. Voted up!


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Seeker7 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi Nell, I have to say that it's quite a while since I read such a fascinating hub.

I loved in particular the accounts from the children, and also the surgeon. Children's accounts are so simple and they tell things as they are. The surgeon's is also fascinating because of his previous sceptism and the fact that he is basically saying, science is nowhere near understanding the afterlife and so on - when looking at the paranormal this is obvious. Either they shun it or the folks investigating a non-physical world areusing clumsy physical gadgets. Having said that if it wasn't for the paranormal investigators our knowledge would still be very elementary. But as I've always believed, science just isn't good enough, at least yet, to even have a hope of understanding all the worlds beyond the physical, although quantum physics is maybe the nearest.

Anyway, sorry for rambling on, this was an excellent and fascinating hub, voted up + shared!!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks seeker, yes I totally agree with you, children are innocent of lies, whether it is their imagination or reality we don't really know, but saying that the fact that they see someone over there that they knew nothing about, blows me away. And of course the neurosurgeon was fascinating to read about, to go from non believing to totally believing because of his experience really shook me, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi suzie, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi d. william, thank you for sharing your fascinating story, it does seem this is more common than we are made to think. I do tend to agree with you about organised religion, I always call it the 'wood for the trees' syndrome. So many people hang onto uninportant parts of the religion when really it should be about spirituality and caring, not about whether we go to church on a sunday, or our religion is better than yours, and so on, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi bravewarrior, that's so true, I know they say that deja vu is meant to be a blip in the brain, but I don't see that, if that's the case how come we can go somewhere and no what's around the far corner? thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi pearl, that's amazing! it could very well be a genetic memory, that's when someone passes down their memories through the family, bit like our noses and eyes being the same as grandma etc, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Mohan, glad you liked it, and thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

HI Jools, thanks so much, it is a fascinating subject isn't it? thanks!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi John, I never had a pre life memory, but I do remember being about f years old, and at my grandmas house. I 'saw' someone looking out the window one day, I am sure it was just a thought form if you like, and he was wearing a ruff around his neck, approx 16 hundreds I think, then as I got slightly older, I realised that when I saw something on tv about the late 15s or early 16s centuries, it felt so familiar to me, weird huh? lol! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Eddy, ya got the wrong lady! lol! its me! seriously, thanks so much for reading, nell


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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south

In regards to the deja vu phenomenon- some psychics believe that when we experience deje vu it means we are exactly where we are supposed to be in our lifetime.

This is supposing that it is true that when we come to this plane of existence it is with a predestined plan. Much like taking a college course - we know what the course is about, we study the material, learn all we can about that subject, then exit the college course - hopefully with the attainment of the appropriate knowledge intended when we started.

But, as with life, stuff happens that cause us to not complete the course we signed up for.

So, experience a deja vu moment is just a confirmation that we are where we are supposed to be.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi again d. william, I never thought of that, deja vu may well be showing us that we are in the right place, I do get times when I just know when someone is going to be somewhere, or the actual deja vu experience, great point. and yes we do get pushed off of our paths sometimes, so in a sense deja vu is just showing us that we are back where we should be, thanks so much for coming back, nell


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christopheranton 3 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Great stuff Nell. There is so much evidence, for the existence of an afterlife, that I find it inexplicable more people don't believe in it.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks christopher, great to see you, and I am glad you liked it, nell


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very interesting hub about a fascinating subject, Nell. There's a lot of food for thought in your article!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Very interesting read, Nell. I almost drowned when I was a child. I saw the "light at the end of the tunnel", and was quite angry when I was pulled out. Guess I didn't want to come back!


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

Very interesting, Nell. These 'life after death' experiences have always fascinated me, and I am a firm believer in reincarnation. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful examples. :)


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

You pose interesting questions, Nell, about pre-birth and afterlife experiences. Knowing the answers to those questions as well as the possibility of reincarnation would be fascinating. Then again, do we really want to know ...


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi drbj, thanks for reading, and yes you do have a point, maybe we really shouldn't know, thanks!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Denise, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi mary, sorry to hear about your accident, but that sounds fascinating, thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Alicia, glad you liked it, nell


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This sure brings up a lot of questions, Nell. Did anyone ever report being newly human, previously having been an animal?


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Nell, I find this so intriguing, a brilliant hub...I'll have to save to read again later, you did a great job with this.

Voting up and awesome.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Deb, I will have to look into that, I am sure there are those out there that believed they were an animal, and to be honest I quite believe it. If we were people before, why not animals? sometimes strange things do happen. I remember once a couple of years ago something odd or should I say totally spooky happened to me. I lost my best friend after 40 years. She always said she would come back as a dog, then laughed. at this particular time about a year after her passing, I was sitting down the park, a huge park by the way, and suddenly from the other side of the park a woman was walking with her dog. she let the dog of the lead, and without deviating from its path across the grass, it shot straight over to me, there were hundreds of people on the grass, picnicking etc, and it ignored them. It shot over straight to me, jumped on my lap and stayed there! I didn't know the woman or the dog, it was a small white terrier, and when the woman called it, it wouldn't move, just licked my hand, snuffled up to me and lay on my lap. she had to physically pull it off me, and totally apologised. I was left stunned, bewildered and totally laughing, afterwards I thought...was it? could it have been? thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi tobusiness, thanks so much, I am glad you liked it, nell


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

These are all so very interesting. The afterlife experience seems to be colored by culture -- I'm wondering if those from other cultures who experience this see their own deities, rather than Christ. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks alocsin, you may well be right there, fascinating though isn't it? thanks so much for reading, nell


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Nell, very interesting. You just write the most interesting articles. I have not had a before birth experience, but I have had a near death experience. I have seen the white light; I left my body and was watching myself - I was ill at the time. I also have premonitions in my dreams at night. I dream, wake up and don't remember the dream, then live the dream some time later and realize I had dreamed it. I also have premonition dreams that I do remember when I wake up and they do come true in the future. This can be good or bad, depending on the dream. I don't talk about it much because people think I am looney. But, in this context, I don't feel so bad about revealing this. I think there is much we have to learn about our subconscious and therefore I don't rule out reincarnation. After all, if one believes in God, anything is possible, right?


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Totally right suzette, and no you are not nuts! lol! its exactly the same for me too, precognition, dreams etc, it's a funny old thing isn't it? pity scientists can't get to the answers, now that would be great! imagine a physicist saying, yes actually premonitions can be proved! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

This was fascinating and awesome!

The stories from the children were really interesting. I have done my Reiki attunements and I think I have seen some of my past lives.

When I have time I will be reading your other paranormal hubs. You do it really well.

Anna


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Anna, thanks so much for reading, your Reiki sounds fascinating, nell


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Nell: I know I'm not nuts but I live in the midwest in America and the stereotype of the midwestern repressed person is alive and well here in Ohio. I don't quite fit that persona and so I sometimes stick out a bit here. Boy, I could tell you stories. lol Actually, I have a European mindset more than an American one, but I do love America. Anyway, when I go to bed at night I never know what I'm going to find out in my dreams. Makes life interesting.


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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether

OKAY, this is crazy...because I just posted a video to my Youtube channel about this. It's called "Reincarnation, Soul Creation & the Womb of the Universe". And I talk about my theory as to when souls were initially created and where we go after we die and before rebirth! There is SO much synchronicity going on lately for me...it's nuts! Thank you for writing this...so thought provoking.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi suzette, I am sure you are not nuts! lol! seriously yes our dreams are strange things, maybe somewhere in there there is a past life lurking! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

HI kitty, Wow! now there you go, proves it doesn't it? I will have to go look thanks for letting me know, nell


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PenHitsTheFan 3 years ago from Home

I read the book "Heaven Is Real" and that boy's parents were crazy to let it go on that long. That boy clearly needed to go the emergency room sooner. It makes me sick to think of him suffering like that.

That being said, his story does make you think. He knew about things that were happening while he was in surgery. He knew about people he had never met. I do believe heaven is real. The rest of the details, I guess we'll all just have to wait to find out.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Pen, I didn't realise that it had gone on for such a long time, some people drive me mad. yes he definitely saw something, but to be honest after watching a couple of videos I think his parents have coached him to add more! not sure on that though, thanks so much for reading, nell


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HeatherH104 3 years ago from USA

This hub is so interesting! I love hearing stories of before birth/near death experiences. I've never experienced it but it fascinates me.

Well written, voted up! :)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Heather, thanks so much for reading, yes it does make our minds think, doesn't it? nell


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

I wonder about this as well. Am more worried about what happens after I pass on! Well thought out, Nell!


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Phyllis Doyle 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Nell, this is such a well-written and informative hub. I am very impressed.

I have always believed that I lived before this life and can recall at least past lifes. I often think I should try and research to find truths in my past life recalls, so others will believe me. Maybe I will try this some day. My grandson, at the age of three, told me about the the same past life incident my father had told me, many years before my grandson was born.

There is one instance where I knew where I was just prior to being born into this life -- I was in a huge temple of white marble with a spiritual teacher. He was telling me things I needed to learn in this life.

There are many marvelous and profound things our spirits know and sometimes we remember, yet most of it cannot be proven, which I find quite sad.

Thank you for writing about this subject, Nell. Voted all but funny.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Dr. Eben Alexander’s story is quite remarkable. PBE as well as NDE are indeed experiences beyond scientific explanation. And I agree with you, Nell, stories like this also make my heart feel glad to know that maybe somewhere up there, is a place called Heaven, or another chance to be born as a baby again. Sadly, I can’t remember my previous lives, although I have had the strangest experience when I walked for the first time on those cobble-stone alleys in the city centre of Utrecht. I could swear I walked on those stones before. Maybe the memories of previous lives are imprinted in our genes. Thought-provoking hub!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Martie, that's fascinating about the cobble stones, and yes I totally agree about the genetic memory maybe being the answer. I would love to know why I keep dreaming about being on a ship climbing the rigging. The funny thing is that I am totally lucid in my dream. I am aware that I am looking at my arms and thinking, wow I am a guy! lol! and feeling the strength of my legs to climb up! I love old ships, and often go down to visit the HMS Victory flagship, thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Phyllis, sounds fascinating about your past lives. Your grandsons experience sounds like genetic memory, especially if has passed down from your father, and believe it or not, I have dreamt of the white marble room too! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Michelle, lol! thanks as always, nell


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tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand

Great hub as usual Nell. Fascinating subject, and I do believe the children especially. They may have good imaginations, but their minds are pure and not conditioned by other peoples beliefs when they are young. I have read other accounts of children just knowing things or places - they just matter of fact tell someone they have been there before.


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Phyllis Doyle 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Nell, I know a few other friends who have also dreamed about the white marble temple. I wonder if that is where we linger in between lifes to review our previous lifes and plan the next one with our siritual teachers? It is intereting how often that same dream comes up with differetn peopl.


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Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Very interesting hub. I don't remember anything right now. But, it is still very interesting anyway.

Voted up.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks tebo, phyllis and Michele, glad you liked it, and yes I do believe that the white marble temple is definitely a fascinating point. So many people dream of it, I will have to look into it! thanks!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks for the links easyspirit, your story sounds fascinating, and I look forward to taking a look at the links, thanks!


Felicia 3 years ago

This was a very interesting article. The one I like to comment on is for one near-death experiences. I just don't believe in a person coming so close to death to where they can experience seeing relatives that have die. I think death is absolute. I just don't believe that God design death to be cheated. I think that once you die that's it. I also believe that we are all predestined to die at a certain time and place. I know there are people that truly believe that they have had a near-death experience. But strongly believe that this is just a way for our brains to deal with the trauma that is going in the body at that particular time .


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beckieland 3 years ago from Binghamton NY

This is amazing. My son has a birth defect and I was once told by a psychic that I used to live in London. I'd love to have my son's past lives read to see if his defect aligns with this article! I have never heard of "life before life" until I read this article. You have my interest peaked and I want more! I especially like the story of the boy "going into a river." Amazing that he remembers being born. My daughter teases me and says she remembers being born but I never took her seriously. Obviously it's time for me to start listening to her! Thanks!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks for your comment Felicia, sorry I totally missed it, it went into the spam filter! you may well be right, but thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi beckie, that sounds fascinating! maybe you should look into it more, glad you liked it and thanks again, nell


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

This is really interesting and about as interesting reading the comments, lol, which I rarely do. It has been years ago but I have read some interesting books on this. I have a friend doing bible study right now on New Jerusalem and sharing the reads with me said their thoughts on heaven mainly were to avoid hell but on seeing what it is going to be like they are starting to want to go to heaven because of how beautiful it will be. It does seem true in all these tales that no one wants to come back, isn't it?


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Jackie, I am just finishing my vacation, and staying with a friend too, so I will be back on here very soon, hopefully tomorrow. Kates due any day now! lol!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

This was so fascinating that I went back and read it again. I think it's a wonderful reassuring thing to know that this life is not the one one we have.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Koffee, thanks so much for coming back, yes its lovely isn't it?


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thumbi7 3 years ago from India

Life after death and near death experiences are always fascinating to read.

Who does not want to know how we died in our previous birth? But who will come and tell us?

Interesting article.

Voted up and shared


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks thumbi, its a fascinating subject isn't it? thanks so much for reading, nell


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

I could spend all day listening to stories of past lives.They are so interesting.I can't say I remember any I have had but who knows what I will know in the future.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Dream on, glad you liked it, nell


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia

Nell, voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared on FB. Very interesting topic. How can you not believe a 3 year old that says they saw Grandma? Personally, I know there's something after death. I know it may sound weird but sometimes I blank out for a few seconds, maybe a minute. I visualize seeing the past, sometimes hundreds of years ago. As quick as it happens, it's gone. Never understood it, maybe once a month or two. I believe we can't even come close to understanding it all. It's a touching topic, even inspirational. Who wouldn't want a second chance? I loved this Nell, well done.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi lyric, thanks so much! yes I totally understand what you mean about you seeing the past. I do believe that the scientists who came up with the idea that everything happened at once are on the right track Take ghosts for example, why do they always say ghosts? to me, its a time slip. thanks again, nell


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

I have always found this subject fascinating. It is indeed a mystery as to why some people believe they have experienced another life or visited Heaven and then returned here. I have also read of people who claim their NDE was not so pleasant and that they were surrounded by demons.

Well presented and definitely food for thought!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks Au fait, its a strange subject without any real answers, but it would be great if there really was such thing wouldn't it? thanks so much for reading, nell


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Nell,

A fascinating subject indeed. I guess we will really never now if there is a heaven until we get there but I will never give up on believing that there is.

Voted up +++ and sharing

Have a great week. :)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Sue, thanks so much for reading, yes you are so right, nobody ever really knows but I do like to believe too.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I read the book Heaven Is For Real and enjoyed every word of it. The details are so vivid and believable. I find these life-death experiences fascinating.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

I read this again, Nell and it is just as interesting as the first time I read it. I think there needs to be a lot of research done on our subconscious. Deja vu and NDE and this before life experiences I believe can happen to a person. I am a believer and I believe there is a host of information in our subconscious that has never been tapped.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi teaches, me too, I haven't read the book but the whole thing fascinates me, glad you liked it and thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi suzette, that's it exactly! I think our subconscious mind does hold the answers, purely because they say at least 2 thirds of it is unknown how it works, glad you came back, and thanks!


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PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

Hi Nell Rose,

I loved this hub and please write more. I believe a lot of us feel we have lived before.

I remember when I was child into my teenage years dreaming about running through a wheat field and my brother calling run faster they are coming---then I felt three arrows enter my back. And, the weird part every place they hit---and I cannot believe I am sharing this---has always been sore when pressed by my doctor.

Keep writing these great hubs.

Bobbi Purvis


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Nell - This hub captivated me. I'm inclined to believe there is a life after this one where we can be with our loved ones again. If I didn't have this belief, I'm not sure I could live with the death of my son. Thank you for writing this marvelous piece. You've done a brilliant job! ~ Audrey


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

So interesting Nell!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi AudreyH, thanks so much for reading, glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Audrey, I do believe it too, and I am sure your son is waiting there for you, thanks so much and take care Audrey, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Bobbi, that's so fascinating! and yes I totally agree with you, I believe it, why else would you dream it? they say dreams are just our memories being stored in order, so therefore they must be our memories! glad you liked it and thanks! nell


Jacob Thomas 2 years ago

Long ago - say around 10 years by today's estimate - and I am only 26 years old, I once dreamed of a photograph that I to this day have still not have seen, of an elderly woman, a man to her left, a small dog and a large mirror behind them. What I had come to immediately recognize was this was in fact in my grandmother's house in Dallas, Texas - while I live in Arizona.

The following day, I had contacted my mother - whom lives here in Arizona - described the photograph and she detailed I may have dreamed of my great-grandmother whom had passed away sometime before I was born - exactly when is still unknown. She had gone on to further detail the man in the photograph as my great-grandmother's long time church "friend".

That same day, I contacted my grandmother in Texas and described the photograph in detail - to include what the two were wearing and the kind of breed the small dog was. My grandmother recollected she still has that photograph.

But again, to this day, I have not been back yet to see this photograph. Every time I had been in that house, I had always felt calm, at peace and happy. Time itself seemed to have slowed as it were - that kind of feeling.

Soon, I hope to visit my grandparents in Texas and find the courage to ask for the very picture I dreamed of.

Details: Elderly woman, glasses, white hair, white sun-flower dress. The man next to her, dark pants, dark glasses, grey hair. Gold flower trimmed mirror behind them.

Story goes that after the man had passed away shortly following my great-grandmother's passing, the dog in the photo continuously howled for several nights following.

I may be a Celtic Pagan (only one in my family) -- as we do have a Celtic Heritage -- but I am a spiritual man whom strongly believes in life after death and potentiality for spirits, other-worlds, etc....


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks for your fascinating comment Jacob, that is absolutely amazing, yes it definitely looks like either reincarnation or spiritual contact, either way what a great story, and thank you so much for sharing it, nell


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

This is just beautiful, Nell Rose. So comforting. Of course I have heard of near death experiences, but the before life theory is new to me, and quite interesting. If these accounts don't make believers out of nonbelievers, nothing will. Thanks for sharing this!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi rebecca, thanks so much for reading, yes its amazing isn't it? not everybody could be making it up, there must be something to life after death, or even life before birth, glad you liked it, nell


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Bk42author 2 years ago from New York

I recently started looking into reincarnation and have had blips of memories here and there and have even come across people who I can tell I have known in previous lives. It really is a fascinating subject I'd like to research more. Voted up!


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greatstuff 2 years ago from Malaysia

Nell, this is an interesting question and where we were before we were born is hard to explain. Different religions have their own interpretation. Unfortunately, I do not have any recollection or memories of 'my early live' so maybe I am a 'new chapter’?


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi BK. thanks so much for reading, yes I have had some memories, I would love to look into it more too, glad you liked it, and thanks

Hi greatstuff, yes you could well be a new chapter, we will never know but its fascinating to think about it isn't it? thanks so much, nell


Barry Sarwar 2 years ago

Ok if when your dad ejaculated into your mum, and sperms went swimming by the thousands/millions racing to mums ova, you were the first sperm to get there. There was no awareness before that, coz you never existed until that point which was pure luck out of many many sperms, so how can there be awareness after death. Birth is nothing miraculous , it's Oogenesis , biological, death is just the reversed process.


Scott 2 years ago

I have my own thought on reincarnation and also deja vu that all tie together. It was the only way I could make sense of my memories as I grew up. When I was 5 years old I was telling my mother about the time we all went to a monster truck show. I named everyone there, and also told her everything that went on during the show in detail. Which trucks enter when, and even how the fireworks looked. She looked at me with an uneasy expression on her face and told me that I wasn't there at the show with everyone. Apparently she had been around 3 months pregnant with me during the

show. My older sister was with a babysitter and still to this day doesn't know about the monster truck show. Needless to say, it is odd to me that I would have those memories and have been able to explain them to someone who had been there. I also have memories of out of body experiences as a child watching myself play and be with my parents. I remember this happening for a long time as if I wasn't myself, but rather some other entity watching the boy I would become. Sounds creepy yes, but I don't really know how to put it. The earliest memory I have a child was when I was 3 years old. It was like waking up for the first time.I had no recollection of the previous day or anything before that besides the

memories I have already mentioned.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

That's amazing Scott! it just goes to show that something strange is definitely going on, hopefully one of these days scientists will come up with the answer, thanks so much for sharing your story, nell


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DzyMsLizzy 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

I know that the life force = energy, which does not die, but moves to a different plane. Energy shifts forms; but cannot be destroyed.

As for "seeing Jesus," I think that is a matter of whatever religious indoctrination the child may have had to that point in their lives. Surely a Buddhist child would not make such a claim, nor a child from an atheist family.

As an atheist myself, I don't believe in "heaven" or "hell," but I do believe there is another plane of existence, and probably reincarnation as well.

Voted up and interesting.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Lizzy that's so true, energy just changes and goes onto other things, yes I agree, it all depends on the religion, I am not sure about heaven or hell, to be honest, but I do believe in another plane like you, thanks for reading, nell


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Hey Nell this was very nice and interesting. I believe stories like these and my cousin had sent me the book with Colton Burpo "Heaven is for real" From a child i always use to pray for a heavenly experience to enter into a vision or something to see what it's like to see over yonder.

Thanks for sharing you seem to be good with these.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much Jo, yes I love these sort of stories and beliefs, because I want to get to the bottom of them so to speak, if only we could see into peoples minds how amazing would that be? nell


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

LOL that's a good idea i always wish sometimes i can read people's mind but then again i'd prefer not know some scary stuff. Imagine being around a sicko guy and reading his mind. OMG!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Oh Jo trust you to come out with that, yuck! lol! yes can you imagine it? thanks for making me laugh!


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Lol hmmmmm i would be petrified cause they are already gross with not reading there perverted minds so far less if we could have. Hope u have a gud sleep sugar.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

lol! yes I did thank you Jo, hope your doing okay? hows the flu?


Lek 23 months ago

Thanks for this interesting article, i can relate coz i have dremas of strange things and same as suzette naples premonitons,etc i can relate, i smetimes feel i don't like to sleep coz always end up dreaming, i ven wake up tired...


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Nell Rose 23 months ago from England Author

Thanks Lek, sorry to hear that, its scary isn't it? thanks for reading, nell


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Agog Blog 16 months ago from Raleigh, NC

Good hub. Very enlightening and interesting.


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Nell Rose 16 months ago from England Author

Thanks Agog, glad you liked it, nell


sharonann 12 months ago

Hello Nell,

Thank you so much for all of this amazing information! It is nice to know that others experience this as well.

Ever since my daughter was able to talk, she would tell me that she "chose" me to be her mom. She has also said that we have lived other lives together, but this is the first time that I am her mom. She hasn't gone into specifics about past lives, but the things she says leaves no doubt in my mind.

Food for thought!


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Nell Rose 12 months ago from England Author

Hi Sharon, that's amazing! just goes to show that children know more about it than we do! as we grow we forget, thanks so much for reading, and your comment, nell

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