Assessing the Theory of Reincarnation


I’ve been thinking about souls. Where did we come from and where are we going? I’ve been thinking about this because as I move through life, I’ve come to realize that some of the people I come into contact with and have relationships with and consider family and friends have been with me in other existences other than this one. Maybe another dimension. Maybe in other worlds.

This is especially true of those that mean the most to me. The way my fiance and I move around each other is evidence that we’ve been through a lot together. We’ve spent a lot of time with each other through various lives and almost seem to know each other’s next move. The same goes for my children. I connect with each of them on a level other than this world. Same with my friends. We’ve been there for each other more than we know it on the surface. The same even goes for my ex-wife. We’ve probably been making each other miserable for centuries, but I hope this is the end.

The belief in reincarnation and souls

This belief in reincarnation and souls traveling together through time doesn’t go over well with most people. The spiritually and religion and diversity where I live is about as deep and vast as a microscopic model of the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River just a painted blue hairline, the flora and fauna not even visible to the naked eye.

Why is it so hard to believe that we continue with new lives, learning new lessons?

That we go through various lives with our spiritual families, learning together and teaching each other? It seems a lot more likely than living a few years here and then spending the rest of eternity in either Heaven or Hell. What’s the point in that? How can a soul learn all there is to learn in such a short trip to this single life?

You don’t have to discount God to believe in this.

You don’t have to abandon the idea that you are an individual soul. But as you go through the day, don’t you have those moments where you feel that someone you’ve come in contact with has meaning to you beyond this world?

Don’t you have those moments of dj vu where you can’t quite put your finger on what’s going on?

How many lessons do you think you will learn?

Think about it. We live this life and die. How many lessons do you think you will learn? Enough to be judged on where you’re going to sit for the rest of eternity? And doesn’t eternity sound boring? I don’t care how great the climate is in Heaven, sitting in a field of clover where lions and lambs exist peacefully is gonna get old. Wouldn’t you rather try on another body, experience a few more things, search for your soul mate and see what happens? Sure you would. Don’t lie to yourself.

I just think that most religious beliefs are too neat. Too clean. You come down to Earth, you screw a few things up, you burn in Hell for the rest of eternity. There’s no way it’s that easy.

Whatever it is, I’m sure we’ll all sit around in the afterlife and get a good chuckle at just how far off we all are.

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