posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 09:25 AM
I am also a believer in reincarnation...here are my thoughts...maybe they will help and maybe not :-p
I believe there are different levels to what you are today
1. The body - this is flesh...it wil be made by a mother, grown, grow old, die and decay. The body in the end will feed future life (hence why
believe we are all connected...but that's for another time and thread)
2. The mind - this is your thoughts and intuitions as well as your feelings and emotions. Your physical social body exists here
3. The soul - this is where your morals come from. Your mind learns lessons and the soul makes decision if and when needed (for example in a moral
dilemma) This is the portion controlled by whatever deity or belief you follow...but to a very limited degree (which I will explain in a bit)
4. The spirit - This is the life force in you. The deity speaks through this to you directly (also to be expanded on shortly)
I believe what lives on in reincarnation is the spirit. Your body dies and that is that for the flesh (for now). When the body dies, you cease to show
emotion and social skills since these are also physical. Your soul is removed from your body and you become part of the greater good (the
conscience...the universe or however you would like to envision it) Part of that soul heads to the heavans and the universe and you become part of the
Now onto the spirit. To me, your identity isn't your body and it isn't your actions. I believe the spirit is you and you are the spirit. This spirit
is what I believe reincarnates. I am not one to think I die and poof...I am a cat or a house plant. I believe you move to another body in essencebut
alot of your original spirit stays unaltered. This new body of course starts over and you have to learn things again since it is obvious an infant has
little knowledge of the world and it's teachings but the spirit and your core lives on, just in a new container.
I also do not believe this is infinite. Eventually you will achieve or learn whatever you needed to and then will fully integrate to the universe.
Now that I have said all that, my opinion on your question is as follows.
After the body of your loved one ceases, part of that soul (IMO) moves to the universe and part stays back to reincarnate. The piece or portion in the
universe can talk to you whenever needed.
May sound far out...I may off my rocker...but alas it works for me and it is what I believe
Superb topic btw