Life Before Life - Where Were You Before You Were Born?
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?
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.
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?
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.
'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.
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 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.
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.
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.
© 2013 Nell Rose
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