reply to post by Apocryphon
Our current condition is one of spiritual imprisonment in a sense, because of our soul’s ability to perceive and interact with only this
physical reality in this particular way. We’ve been made to believe it’s all we can do, and have become used to and dependent on this interaction
alone. Spiritual liberation involves learning and acquiring the ability to create and perceive beyond what we have been made to believe we
Very interesting thread .... intriguing, and THANK YOU for posting something worth thinking about....S/F
I'm listening, and I have two questions that I ponder often and wonder what your response to them would be:
A) Do you believe the "soul" (or any other term you want to use) continues to grow -- or MAY do so -- THROUGH REINCARNATION on the earthly plane?
B) What do you think about dreams? More and more I'm becoming convinced that the dreams I have are REALITY in another dimension that I inhabit while
my body rests.
My feelings are:
Yes, we reincarnate until we have the soul's education and development complete. Those of us who, even as little kids, had a "higher awareness" or
"more cosmic connection" that saw through lies and foresaw consequences
(One example: one of my first memories is of my Aunt B, who was only 8 years older than I, babysitting for me. She threw a was of paper towels into
the toilet...and I, at about age 3, knew
it was going to overflow. How I knew that, I've no idea. Sure enough, it overflowed.
A second example: kneeling and praying in church as a very young child (reciting memorized prayers with the congregation aloud) and not believing a
word of it.
Third example: I came to the idea of reincarnation until "graduation" of the soul as a kid, with NO PRIOR exposure to the idea at all.)
As for dreams; mine are vivid, and some completely frightening and also RECURRING....things like plunging off of a road into a canyon, or in a plane
to the ground; also being chased by a large mammal; also, drowning; and an inability to move my legs quickly enough without major effort...
none of those things have EVER happened to me in "physical experience"... I have wondered if those dreams of impending death are memories of past life
Do you have any thoughts on these ideas?
I'll be paying attention. Welcome to ATS.
edit on 23-12-2012 by wildtimes because: typos. gha