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Originally posted by KingLeoric
We don't have to die or give up this experience. We should be trying to come up with sciences that allow us to transfer ourselves from one avatar to another without the dieing process!
Therefor retaining the information and experience we gained in the last body without it being wiped clean or sunk deep into the sub-conscious mind.
Originally posted by Bea2theJ
We ARE each other. We all spring from the same place, nourished by those who died, carrying our lines great and small throughout the world, breathing the same air, drinking the same water, walking the same ground, we're never NOT connected. We just don't remember. We are each other and knowing that we can rise above the sins of our fathers because we see the connections. It's not so much we're reincarnated as we always ARE.
Originally posted by blazenresearcher
Yes, I'll be brief...I understand your experience as mine was similar growing up next to a library...You tripped upon some information it seems. Now recollecting and discerning. Seems all good...
Originally posted by SuperiorEd
reply to post by Diyainoue
That's a neat thought that you have: Perhaps we are born again into an earlier time in history after learning something in this decade. We go back to right a wrong and cycles of souls motivate new outcomes today as they go back in repair mode. Like you say, interesting to ponder. This might explain prophecy as the warning for the souls returning to earlier infinity. Each cycle of souls who are saved for new birth get a chance to patch wrong coding in the overall sequence until the entire process produces a heavenly outcome in the end. This is unfounded by anything I have every read, but it is intriguing to ponder.
As far as the Bible is concerned, "you must be born again." These were the words of Jesus to Nicodemus in John 3. The four resurrections that are mentioned in the Bible are always for future times in infinity. This is up for interpretation of course. Each new life brings a new purpose for each soul.
The Gnostics labeled three types of souls in existence. I don't place much overall truth in many of the Gnostic texts, but we can never know what they knew from the library of Alexandria and other sages of old. There may be elements of truth present. Nothing can stand apart from being wrapped in some form of truth. I think the concept of these three categories of soul could be very accurate according to what I can determine by my own witness of life:
1. Spiritual Beings - Those with purpose who are rising toward God by the fruit of the life lived.
2. Physical Beings - Those who are in process toward becoming spiritual beings or descending away from the process. This level is said to go either way; either closer to God or further away by actions.
3. Material Beings - Those who are blinded to the processes above. These beings cannot find salvation and live in their own created hell.
The key, by virtue of what the Bible reveals, is to realize the preexistence of consciousness. This is realizing the nature of the material world as arising from consciousness and not the other way around. This first step reveals belief in God. From this starting point, a person has the opportunity to see that all infinity resolves in Love. Once a person sees this, they instantly identify the source of this love in the Bible. Examples such as John 3 and 1 Corinthians 13 are examples of a unique worldview that reflects divinity from consciousness instead of the primacy of the material world. Jesus is the unique character that twisted our worldview on its heals by revealing that Love was turning the other cheek, loving our enemies and doing good to those who persecute us.
This runs contrary to what we normally believe--eat or be eaten. Only divinity can accomplish the development of artificial sentience, which is what we are. We are created in an image. The material world is an image created by God and we are in the image and "the image of God." Both. Genesis 1:27 states this clearly. The image is no different than the image you find connecting to you now. I am not here now, but you still think I am here speaking to you. In reality, I am in my back yard sipping coffee and watching the sun go down, or at school teaching, or sleeping in my bed. My thoughts here are only the image of what I am thinking now, but you are noticing in time later. This is the same for God and our reality. We are merely reading the thought as the wave of existence passes our notice. LINK
edit on 25-8-2011 by SuperiorEd because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Diyainoue
reply to post by NorEaster
I didn't reply the way you did, but I thought about it lol.
The reason I did not mention that is because it is an interesting subject, that I would like to put in another thread.
The paradox of "We ARE" "We Create" and "We ARE Created"
I will put it on here someday, maybe today, tomorrow or next month, just when I feel like it.
Human beings are fascinating, but their urge for unique identity prevents them from actually learning anything other than how to best become their own inimitable version of unique.
The fact that such confusion and subjectivity is promoted here, suggests that the most active participants don't understand the fundamental concept that is represented by the term "real", or they purposely seek to create confusion in a high traffic Internet forum that inherently has the potential to dissipate such confusion if properly utilized by the contributing participants.