Originally posted by sarra1833
I read this a LOT. I still don't know if I'm following this correctly or not but I'll reply based on my interpretation of it all.
Since in past lives, we could be male, female, poor, rich, sick, in good health, evil, kind, die young, live long, be full, be incapacitated by something or the other, have an addiction, be addiction free, be straight, be gay or bi, or we could be married to our wife today who was a brother in a past life, etc etc etc., the idea of 'male' and 'female' really matters none in soul form, which, technically, is all we are. Our bodies are like our vehicles. When we pass on, we merely trade in the old vehicle (in this case, our body) for a new one.
I believe we have something called a 'soul group'. And we have a few of those as well. Depending on the lessons we need to learn, and those we need around to help us learn, those will change. A soul group is one set of people who go through past lives together. Not every past life, but pretty much all. A brother in one will be an enemy in another, will be a sister in the next and a grandfather in another. We all take on differing roles each life so we can learn.
Sometimes we are given a role - and we always choose the role we're to play before we're reborn - in that we're going to make anothers life hell, literally. The convo kinda goes like this, "I Love you so much that I'm going to abuse you/harm you/break your heart brutally, (*whatever will be) so that you can learn strength, how to stand up for yourself, what it is like to lose yet come out ahead from your own strength." We all give each other lessons and learning experiences. To lose a child at birth/young age? To learn how to lose and grow from that loss. Etc Etc.
Originally posted by AkumaStreak
I like what I am hearing, but I have a question if you've got time. How do all non-human animals fit into the picture? The animal issue is something that always throws me for a loop, no matter if I'm thinking about the philosophies you are describing, or if I'm thinking about karma-style reincarnation, etc.
Does a dog have a soul? Does a dog have to be a dog forever? What about a snail? It just doesn't seem fair to be a snail forever. Yes, maybe they don't know what they are missing -- but that wouldn't make their existence any less fair. Yes, some animals live happily, they enjoy experiences we humans cannot, I do not doubt that. But most of us would not trade our humanity/iPods/BBQ/etc. for it.
I need to believe that the universe is fair.
Originally posted by Hijinx
I was going to send this in a message, but in here works. I will just have to remember to look for it.
Originally posted by Gonff
reply to post by sarra1833
Think I could get your fb? I would love to hear what you have to say but I am having some trouble attaching a photo...
Originally posted by Hefficide
For those having trouble with pics....
1) click "tools" in the toolbar above.
2) click "ATS uploads" ( all the way to the right )
3) click "select image file" ( on the left )
4) find the file you wish to upload and select "save"
5) once it uploads the picture will appear in the "initial image folder"
6) double click on the picture and several options will appear under the individual image
7) copy the top option ( [ img] imagename[/ img]
8) paste here.
~Heffedit on 11/10/12 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)