reply to post by NarcolepticBuddha
How do you know if reincarnation exists? When you recall the past lives. Has nothing to do with "false religions" and everything to do with expansion
of the consciousness. Everything you wrote about is correct. You observe patterns, you see how things are interconnected. Without stars there would be
no atoms, without atoms there would be no bees, no honeycombs which are a reflection of the carbon the bee is composed of. The spiral, the circle, the
octagon or polygon, all those things which we use and build with, are reflections of the atoms within in us, as those atoms are a reflection of the
universe which produced them.
It's like a foreign book. Eventually you get to read the translation. The you realize it says exactly what many other books say, that people
communicate things to one another. Important things. Energy never disappears, it only transforms. All that is, transforms, but it never dies.
Science will tell you that eventually the universe will expand so far that there will simply be an ever expanding sea of particles, dead at absolute
zero, yet moving away from each other forever. Yet a Quantum physicist will tell you that there may be other universes all around us. Perhaps our
dying atoms will find a whole other universe out there which will pull them in and utilize them?
We know so little of the universe and it's ways. Yet like a dream, I believe we live, and live again, and again and again until we remember our true
selves. We are the undying One. That which is not material. That which cannot die, or be lost, or stop working and that of which this universe is but
a drop of dew from a living branch.
I began to recall past lives very early on. Of course I thought they were imaginings. I was a Christian and of course thought to reject the idea of
past lives. Until you read the scriptures wherein Jesus describes John the Baptist as the direct reincarnation of the Prophet Elijah. When you look
into the Bible you find a lot of examples of reincarnation. There is nothing in the Bible that says reincarnation is not true. In fact the whole thing
is BASED on Adam and his various reincarnations up to and including Jesus! Be that as it may, other books tell of reincarnation as well. And as I
said, it's not a religious thing. It's a HUMAN thing. It's us remembering we were someone else at some other time.
How I came to believe it is that I had several physical ailments and conditions that seemed to have no valid reason. One for instance. I used to have
a lot of trouble with swallowing, feeling that I was choking, it would come at times unbidden and certainly uncalled for. Because essentially there
was nothing wrong with me physically. It seemed to be based on anxiety and neurotic fear. But it was a problem. Then one day I had a vision...I was an
armored knight. A Scottish Laird, I was a huge man (nothing like I am today!) With bright red hair and beard. I was riding out to some battle or
perhaps looking from some enemy. As I rode from my stronghold, an arrow, shot by a sniper in a tree, plunged into my throat and I fell from my horse
drowned and choking on my own blood. After the vision was over I realized I had been that person in another life...and I had carried that awesome
traumatic death with me to this one. After that I was never affected by problems of this kind again. But several other problems continued. And each
one, as I studied more and more about reincarnation, were assuaged by simply remembering what caused the problem. I began to become healthier and less
neurotic. Eventually I wrote a book about my spiritual experiences. But I remain unreligious and actually find religion to be pretty despicable. I
would never want anyone "following" me, nor would I ever establish a cult or a church. I've learned those lessons. People do not seek answers. They
seek magic, they seek to overcome without working. They seek to touch the hem of someone else's garment for healing. Hence they are drawn to religion
and to trouble. The simple truth is this. The very power of those great stars in the heavens ARE INSIDE OF YOU. You are not only a reflection of them,
you are a small atomic engine yourself, generating radiation, light, electricity and with the ability to replicate part of yourself with someone else
and to keep that engine going into the future. Plus, you have consciousness. You are a star which has become self-aware. You are a bundle of energy
flowing through matter that somehow knows that you are alive! And of course you have been here before. It's not magic. It's physics.
edit on 11-3-2013 by whisperindave because: Revised