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Do You Believe in Reincarnation?
"My whole belief system is that our paths are drawn for us. I believe in reincarnation. I believe we're here to learn and grow. We choose how we come into this life based on what it is we have to learn. Some people have harder lessons than others." ~ Gillian Anderson
Some people may recognize the sensation. They wake up from an intense dream, and they get a distinct feeling, so surreal that one can hear, see, smell, and taste the nostalgia of another time. A world long since past, yet lingering in our soul's consciousness.
There are many signals that trigger off within the brain and create remarkable feelings of recollection upon sensing a past life recognition:
- Perhaps you've experienced a sense of deja vu?
- A sudden feeling that you've been in that place or position before, giving off a pang of emotion you can not fathom?
- More interestingly, have you ever met a stranger, and then suddenly had an overwhelming sensation like you've known that person for years, or an unfortunate aversion once you shook that person's hand?
If you've ever felt any of these sensations, then you might want to investigate further into what lies behind the intense reactions you've experienced.
"All souls must undergo transmigration and the souls of men revolve like a stone which is thrown from a sling, so many turns before the final release...Only those who have not completed their perfection must suffer the wheel of rebirth by being reborn into another human body." ~ Zohar
Alfred Jacob Miller
Past Life Experience
I have been told by a psychic medium that I have an old soul. Supposedly, I have experienced many previous lives, as an Egyptian slave, the daughter of a wealthy Roman merchant who died of a broken heart, a poor Englishwoman who was the mistress of a married and titled landowner, and a German Nazi nurse during World War II.
I do not fully remember these said lives, but there is one of a few experiences that I do remember. Most recently, the very vivid memory of an incarnation of a Native American boy.
You can read about my experience "A Fear of Heights" published by Reverend John Sloat of "Beyond Religion" in this link that I have shared to the right:
Childhood Drawing of a Past Life
Personal Past Life Story
Reincarnation or Past Lives as I often put it, is a simple concept.
It is the belief that when a person dies, their spirit moves on to a spiritual realm until they are ready to incarnate once again. Each birth is a new beginning, a spiritual lesson in which the soul must overcome familiar obstacles, and ford a new path from their previous incarnation, and somehow right any wrongs along the way. Balance is the key word, and once accomplished, when the soul passes, it can move on to a higher level of the spiritual plane.
A Measure of Peace
Religions Which do Accept the Idea or Belief in Reincarnation
"Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it."
~ William Penn
Jesus Christ and the Cross
'You Only Get One Life' Argument
Even though Past Lives or Reincarnation is practiced by millions throughout the world, the belief is still ostracized by many who practice Christianity, and believe that we only get to live one life. However, there are some Christians who would question the church's stance on the incarnation of the soul.
Reverend John Sloat, a forty year Presbyterian Clergyman, and veteran of the Christian faith once experienced an incredible past life dream as a Native American. This dream was so profound that he began to question his entire belief system. Realizing his own truth, he moved on from his service with the church and started his own following. Christians who still believe in the concept of Christianity, and accept the importance of Reincarnation.
John Sloat sums up his theological thoughts as thus:
"People who are afraid of the concept try to make it appear ridiculous by suggesting that if we are evil in this present life we will return as an ant or a skunk. This distortion needs to be seen for what it is, an attempt to avoid a greater truth: We are part of God. We have always existed. We will always exist. Our time in eternity is an evolutionary process through which we are to become more like God. Jesus told us that if we followed him, we would do greater things than he did! When do we get the opportunity for this spiritual blossoming if not through an enormous series of positive and negative experiences? This result cannot be achieved in a single lifetime. If we are part of God, our present life is no more than a semester-long class to learn a certain skill. There is more than one course in our spiritual curriculum."
The Tunnel of Light Enigma
So you don't believe? That's ok. I do not judge, nor do I scoff, nor will I ever discredit you as a human being for having a difference in opinion. However, I will say this. We must embrace our destiny, work on that which is in need of balance, learn to forgive and love to the best of our abilities. Sometimes that is not so easy to do. I know. I'm still working on these issues, and it is very important to remember this is the journey.
Favorite Hubs on Reincarnation
- Past Lives Reincarnation- The True Story of The Children Who Have Lived Before
True tales of children who believe they have lived before. Documented proof of reincarnation. Read on and you will never doubt again.
- Life after death? The Mary Sutton reincarnation : Mystery Files
Reincarnation? - This is the true story of Jenny Cockell, who believes that she lived a past life as an Irish woman - Mary Sutton - who died over half a century ago in childbirth. So sure was she,that this had actually happened,that she set out to fi
- There is Physical Evidence of Reincarnation
There are a series of fascinating occurrences which may finally provide an explanation to the most popular question in human history. This phenomenon revolves around the idea that human beings will live or have lived other lives after dying. Reincarn
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