posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 01:31 AM
First, you have to understand that energy cannot be created or destroyed, merely changed in form.
Second, you have to understand that "you" are really a particular pattern of energy that is housed within a physical body to protect that pattern
fron being disrupted by ambient external energy flows in the environment.
Third, understand that besides protecting your pattern from the ambient energy flows, your body serves as secondary and temporary storage to hold the
experiences of this particular lifetime.
Your pattern may be strong and well-organized or loosely held together depending upon whether you "walk the walk" and make things part of your
spirit. Note that is is possible to walk the evil path as easily (or more so) as the good, making that path part of your spirit.
Think of each body as composing the RAM and hard drive of your life. The experiences of this life are held in RAM, with some important ones being
written to the hard drive. When the body dies, we have a storage capacity/energy budget problem: if your spirit isn't strong and well-organized,
you'll lose most of each lifetime's experience, poof, just like when you shut off your computer. The parts you made your own, where you did the hard
work, some of that stays with you each time, taking less space and energy to preserve. Some things are so well integrated they become instinct, taking
up little room and energy: ROMs, sort of. Important experiences are compressed like RAR files; unfortunately, until we've lived a long time and
learned how to wake up early and deliberately uncompress those memories, we have to wait until we stumble upon their natural triggers to decompress
and access them. Sometimes this is interpreted as 'deja vu', sometimes as madness. Those triggers are keyed to, encoded by, the memory itself: a
certain sound, the way the light strikes, a smell; it's hard to say.
When we are reborn, the infant body is too physically small and immature to hold all the energy that an adult body can: hence the loss and need for
It takes living many lifetimes to wake up and begin to suspect the reality of life: that the body is a temporary vessel, the spirit eternal, not in a
metaphorical, spiritual way, but rather in a nuts and bolts, pure physics way. It takes living many more lifetimes to become an old soul and be
willing to face the reality; to be able to reconcile oneself to the loneliness and patience and joy that the simplicity of understanding demands. We
make fast friends, deep loves only to lose them. At first we think forever, then we meet them again. Finally we understand that it can take many
lifetimes to meet our loves once again as equals in time and space, not too far off in ages to preclude sharing again in all joy.
We come back forever as far as I can tell, unless we die a true death: that is, in an energy environment violent enough to rip apart the patterns.
Most at Hiroshima and Nagasaki died true deaths, very few, the very strongest and oldest, survived. But they lost the vast majority of who they were,
what they knew. I think that's really why no nukes were ever used again. Everyone really felt the "disturbance in the Force", whether they
understood it or not.
I hope this helps.
[edit on 11-1-2009 by apacheman]