posted on Oct, 20 2010 @ 05:34 PM
After reading countless books and listening to hundreds of people over the last forty years, From Suzy Smith’s “You Cannot Die” through the Seth
Books and Ian Stevenson’s work on reincarnation. I’ve read countless accounts of NDEs, from accounts in books like Moody’s “Life after Life”
to individual accounts as posts on forums. And, of course, we have the stories from religions both huge and small, from all over the world. The
accounts are both anecdotal and dogma, but they all point to a few basic postulates. I won’t call them “facts” because there is doubt about the
1. You survive “death” in some way. Your ego remains intact, at least at first and in part. Your physical appearance is pretty much like it is
now, though of a finer material and vibration.
2. There is an afterlife with several levels. Your first level allows you to still see this plane, such as in NDEs. Eventually you “see the light”
and go to the next level where you meet people who have passed on prior. This realm is described as very beautiful.
3. Much of what you experience after death depends on what you believe. If you believe in Jesus, you’ll see him. If you believe in 72 virgins,
you’ll see them. You will tend to believe your views are vindicated. Rationalists will have a bit of a problem, but they’ll get over it.
4. Reincarnation is a basic truth. Your ego is part of a greater soul that experiences life through many different lives. At some level you forget
your ‘previous’ lives so they do not interfere with your current ones.
5. It appears that “time” is an intellectual concept that is a convenience, but doesn’t really exist. In other words, your next life could be in
900 BC; time is not lineal.
I know there are people here and elsewhere who believe they’ve got the specifics of these general statements down way closer than this. I appreciate
your certainty, but I don’t buy it because you contradict each other. For every person who claims Jesus meets them on the other side there is
someone who claims she is a reincarnated alien. I have seen posts where it is claimed we must live 144 separate lives to qualify for ‘advancement’
and threads claiming we have to live ALL lives on earth before we collectively move on. I don’t see any good way to verify any of these specific
claims and don’t want to waste time examining them, therefore I’ll stick to the more general issues above.
One of my reluctant conclusions is that it appears we may not have much individual control over what happens. What we have come to know as our own
selves, our egos, may have a somewhat small part in this game, a temporary convenience of the oversoul so that he can experience whatever it is he is
attempting to learn. We may be semi-sentient avatars for a Second Life game we don’t know we are playing.
Although the lives of most people typing at keyboards these days must be somewhat okay, for most of our existence and for the vast majority of people
today life is as Hobbes described it: “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” It always has been. Nature doesn’t exhibit much “love,”
that thing we’re all told we must spire to. Nature is “red in tooth and claw” and basically lives off death. The number of people killed by
other humans, the number of people living in abject poverty, the number of people who starve to death, the number of people who live without hope is
I’m left wondering, what is the point here? Surely you are not telling me that these kinds of lives are secretly teaching their oversouls some
esoteric, but very important message about the meaning of life. It’s pretty apparent that majority opinion is that we, Homo sapiens, are “bad.”
Whether this is objectified in thoughts that “we are destroying the planet” or “We all live in sin,” the message is pretty much the same. This
seems to be coming from ourselves rather than from somewhere on high. We are not a race that loved ourselves. We prefer to blame ourselves, or at
least everyone else but ourselves.
So what I think we have is a life-reincarnation cycle that involved this veil of forgetfulness that leaves us in a state of ignorance when we are here
and perhaps we are not. I don’t know who or what set up this system. If you say it’s “God,” OK. Call it what you want. If this is sentient,
I’m calling It (or Them) out.
Why are you doing this to us? This whole thing is painful. It hurts. It’s not all that fun. I’m happy to be able to smell the roses and the
oranges, taste good food, feel the wind on my face, get laid, and all the physical pleasures. But it’s not enough for what You inflict upon us.
Don’t you dare tell me this is all self-inflicted. It’s not. You did this to us and I don’t want to do it any more. You’re locking a paper bag
on our heads, making us forget everything we’ve ever endured, then sending us down here to “do good.” Nonsense. How can You justify this
Whoever started this, You no longer have my support. We’re not the problem; You are. I want out of this pattern. I want You to let my people go. I
want You to free us from the shackles of this cycle. If there is not already a movement with similar ideals and goals, it starts here. If there is,
point me where to sign up. I am going to devote every ounce of strength I have, at whatever level, to break out of this hell You have created for us.