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Old 03-12-2017, 06:51 AM
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Growing up in a strictly Christian household, I don't have a lot of experience in dealing with past lives and reincarnation. This may be me speaking from past experience, but I honestly don't like the idea of reincarnation. :( of course, it doesn't matter whether I like it or not, what matters is whether or not it's true.

So moving on to my main point, I guess I'm wondering if reincarnation means the me that exists today will essentially be completely gone and will only exist in memory. Will I basically be replaced with a completely unique personality? How much of me lives on in the next person? And how much of my past selves survive in me? I've heard some people say that essentially the only thing that makes us similar to our past lives is that we have the same consciousness, but that everything else is totally different. How is that different from just straight up atheism? I might as well be eternally annihilated when I die if that's the case. And what about past loved ones? Will they still be the people I loved or somebody completely different?

I'm sorry. There's just so much I don't understand about the whole thing... :(


Two things come to mind.

1. After you die you'll remember your past lives, and past loved ones, like it was yesterday.

2. Maitreya (the second coming of Christ) said through one of his human channels (Margaret McElroy) that about 85% of the time most people are reinacting past life karma. In other words, we are acting, thinking, and feeling in ways that originated in past lives.

Probably the only thing that is completely and totally different is your body - your appearance, possibly your gender, ethnicity, etc. Your soul is the same, but souls do grow and learn in their interlives (the non-physical time in between incarnations), so a soul may be significantly more advanced than in its previous incarnation.

Some people have very many past human incarnations. God told Neale Donald Walsch in Conversations with God that he had over 600 past lives as human beings.

Non-physical, channeled entities teach that we also have past plant/animal incarnations, and even as inanimate objects (which have consciousness). Lazarus said we could have been 'a precious diamond or a piece of dusty roadside gravel' in past lives.

Reincarnation is definitely not nihilistic imo. Everyone is on a reincarnational journey to spiritual enlightenment. After finding enlightenment, the soul no longer reincarnates, unless it chooses to come back as an 'avatar' to help in a massive way.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:25 PM
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Growing up in a strictly Christian household, I don't have a lot of experience in dealing with past lives and reincarnation. This may be me speaking from past experience, but I honestly don't like the idea of reincarnation. :( of course, it doesn't matter whether I like it or not, what matters is whether or not it's true.

So moving on to my main point, I guess I'm wondering if reincarnation means the me that exists today will essentially be completely gone and will only exist in memory. Will I basically be replaced with a completely unique personality? How much of me lives on in the next person? And how much of my past selves survive in me? I've heard some people say that essentially the only thing that makes us similar to our past lives is that we have the same consciousness, but that everything else is totally different. How is that different from just straight up atheism? I might as well be eternally annihilated when I die if that's the case. And what about past loved ones? Will they still be the people I loved or somebody completely different?

I'm sorry. There's just so much I don't understand about the whole thing... :(

The one you are today isn't the same you were yesterday, a week, a month, a year, 10 years ago, neither physically, nor psychologically.

Reincarnation has nothing to do with atheism, even less with nihilism.

EDIT: Have you watched the movie "Groundhog Day"?
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:33 PM
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This topic is a lot more complicated than people realize.


Yes. There is a Jewish text called "Gate of Reincarnations" which explains reincarnation in detail. I am no expert on this nor do I have to be.

Most people don't need to know about their past lives in order to accomplish their mission in this life. The few that do, typically find out the information that they need.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:36 PM
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The one you are today isn't the same you were yesterday, a week,
a month, a year, 10 years ago, neither physically, nor psychologically.
Fun input here all around.
This above I found to be particularly astute.
I keep things pretty simple...my mind is simple...I remember 3-4 lives and different scenes.
I have a thread of each person's personality in me, now, for sure...it's all 'me'.
each one what a character I was..much learning in each..BUT!
I swear this time I am learning the MOST!
i know how to be kind now, how to be happy, I know the Formula of life here
and the Hereafter!
2 thumbs up for me!
Forgiveness is a snap...and a key to not
returning back here...but moving onward to much greater incarnations
elsewhere serving God all the time...all about God...there is no 'me'...
when I get right down to it! Ha!
What a great time ...this Eternity..
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Different aspects of 'me' ...a part of God...incarnating like a traveler thru time...
come on...it's a great thing.
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An interesting thread, thanks for posting.
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