Originally posted by 44soulslayer
reply to post by dunwichwitch
Edit to add : Btw you were not Hitler. They way reincarnation works is to balance your soul's experience. Hitler is undoubtedly reincarnated as a
Jew... it will help his soul understand better the actions of his previous life, and cease the anger towards Jews.
[edit on 10-2-2009 by 44soulslayer]
I heard once that Hitler reincarnated as Michael Jackson, what do you all think? He got beaten a lot as a kid....
I may add something about Judaism, since my mother was Jewish (my dad was a Catholic but that's another story).
I read the first Post and I thought I may be able to at least address a couple of your points..
Chosen: well, the definitions given above by Dashen work for me.. the ones who Chose to follow the commandments etc.
Growing up in the east end of London in the 60's, to me Judaism was about these warm, friendly people who ate a lot of delicious food, Bagels,
Chicken Soup, Lockshen Pudding etc. I grew fat. Every weekend we went to these places where the men and women sat apart and chatted with each other
where these other men all wandered around with these books and scrolled and muttered their prayers at a fast mumble while bowing their heads like the
glass Drinking Birds. The three groups had little attention between each other, the women talked to the women, the men to the other men and the
priests muttered and "dovenned" (bowed) away.
Later we went to a different kind of "Shul" (Synagogue). The service was orderly, man and women sat together and everyone engaged in the procession
of the service. And still the food was good.
When I was fifteen I felt that I was able to stand on my own spiritually and stopped going to synagogue with my parents, and interestingly started
playing the guitar at the same time....
I remember my cousins and friends from the synagogue would all enthuse about israel and how I should go, but I've never had the inclination. Still
I am not happy with what is going on there. I don't support oppression. I felt oppressed personally by my religion (hey and my dad was a catholic
too). it's claustrophobic.
But there was the humour too, and the music - the melodies they played at the synagogues were truly uplifting - and in a way, thats really what it's
supposed to be about. and this is what we should be getting to, something that we can all have, not just those who Chose...
To have a gathering of people who every week, relax and unload to their personal connection with spirit, while listening to beautiful soaring
melodies. a small amount of fruit juice and bread, flowers or Incense and some kind of flame, to connect with the elements of nature.
To gather your inner resources and through the ensuing week bestow the blessings on your environment, as an out-breathing of the gathering.
From such a simple intention the whole process of community empowerment has been distorted and lost beneath its own complexity.
thats all we need. I believe we really do need this as humans. I ran a little Jam session for 9 years and that is what it became. Sometimes it was a
drunken "Rammie", but other times it was sublime. We had a firepit outside where the smokers sat. Every Friday evening for 9 years. It has recently
ended but the feeling and spirit lives on.
Humans need to gather with those of like heart and mind. to exchange energies, information, music, jokes. To sit around a fire and connect. That was
the essence of the lesson I learned over that time..
So although that was a long-winded and rather self-centred story, the essence is, jews are you, as I am you, as we are all people. we all need to
gether, we all need to jam together, and we all need to sit around a fire from each other.
wow I don't know if this is just me rambling, I hope it makes sense.