Interesting question. Very interesting!
Also a lot of the responses have been very good, excellent points of view from all perspectives.
Now I have a theory.
We are a collective spirit, as well as a singular spirit, The Holy Spirit if you like. Free to make out own decisions, but also at a level which
connects us all in a spiritual realm.
Now when we pass, the theory goes as such, we return to the essence, as a collective, but also with the free will to decide if we want to "ride" again
(a la Bill Hicks) to remind ourselves of important information and paths to choose.
Now in doing this we need a way to put it into place, in comes the Book of The Dead, I believe as well as being a physical book for Ancient Egyptian
burials, it is also the book referred to in The Bible and other Holy scriptures which lets the Angels understand who has sinned, who has been overly
You may wonder what this has to do with not remembering, I'll get there.
Not so much that we do not remember, but instead what we wrote into the book after passing over, we placed in moments of clarity, epiphanies etc.
Sometimes as a shared experience, or a wavelength if you will. An example of this is when two people(or more sometimes) come to the same conclusion,
at the exact same time, sometimes sitting right next to each other. And then said persons look at each other on a physical level as if to say "wow,
how did that happen that was weird?"... I believe spiritually those same people are sitting together laughing at the limitations of the human mind,
not in a sinister sense, but as if to say "if only you knew", I think it is people connected and on a wavelength together. This could also happen
world wide, maybe you are thinking exactly the same thing as another group of people, half way round the world, may never meet to discuss the said
wavelength, but spiritually you both know already, and it's an easy sacrifice to make in order to further the physical experience.
I hope that made sense to people.
As for past lives, the same theory of te spiritual reminders, but just the important stuff, for when the time is right, & only if needed.
This would be a collective decision however, decided by your spirit, and the angels, on behalf of The Great Architect.
Eventually, as Bill Hicks put it in the best way I can describe, people come back, and remind us/themselves/each other.
You may wonder how I came to this conclusion. I will explain if asked.
You will also probably same I'm crazy. I can handle that as well.
EDIT: Another theory of reincarnation, probably the scariest thing I've ever heard or come across, as it takes away choice and remembrance, is that
the "light at the end of the tunnel" is actually the beginning stage in the process of your new birth(basically the exiting of the vagina). Also it
would mean there is no in between, no afterlife or spiritual process, it would just mean "This Is It".
Goddess, I hope that's not what Michael Jackson wanted to tell us.
I'd prefer to be worm food than stuck in ground hog day.
edit on 20-1-2014 by CharlieSpeirs because: Second Theory!