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Reincarnation

Discussion in 'General Afterlife Discussions' started by amina89, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. mac

    mac long-term contributor

    It was out-and-out movieland but with so much that was based on what we're taught is the real deal. I still use some of the scenes as a prompt when I need to and re-visit the DVD when I'm in AZ in winter as I have a full copy there, including how they shot the scenes. happy memories...
     
  2. DenverGuy

    DenverGuy Member

    I for one hope that there is no reincarnation. I find that to be a distressing concept.
     
  3. mac

    mac long-term contributor

    It's elective - if you decide you don't want to come back again you won't have to. But what if you find you DO? Did you always know exactly how you would feel about every outcome of every situation in life before your desperately tragic loss of your loved one? How do you know what you'll feel after you transition from incarnate to discarnate life?

    And what if she wanted to reincarnate?
     
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  4. DenverGuy

    DenverGuy Member

    I live in a fantasy world, but I hope that someday we can pick up where we left off. If she wanted to reincarnate there isn't much I could do about it. I just know that that the idea of her becoming someone else here isn't comforting. But that's just me.
     
  5. mac

    mac long-term contributor

    You and also others....

    I'm just trying to make you see that there is another life after this one when you simply don't know which direction you'll choose to take. What we think we'll feel after our death is based on how we now feel about the possibility. Not a good basis I suggest.
     
  6. DenverGuy

    DenverGuy Member

    I understand, but I am not there. I'm talking about how I feel about it now. I see your point, though.
     
  7. mac

    mac long-term contributor

    In my earlier years 'in the spooks' what I wrote was based on what I understood at that time. Some of what I wrote then has never changed over three decades but my perception about certain issues has changed throughout those years, sometimes stepwise, gradual at other times.

    My experience won't help you other than, perhaps, to illustrate that even this curmudgeon has softened and changed. :) I'm sure I'm nobody special and change is possible for all of us.

    I hope your sorrow soon begins to lessen.
     
  8. DenverGuy

    DenverGuy Member

    Many thanks, Mac.
     
  9. Amore

    Amore Member

    I think both is true. During an OBE I felt I poured into everything, I became everything and everyone, yet I remained I. I have read descriptions like this in NDE accounts as well. I know both NDE and OBE are not dying, but kind of a peak into the other side. So I can relate to both. The boundaries seem to blur ... yes we lose our individuality in a sense, yet we remain. Both is true.
     
  10. Amore

    Amore Member

    mac, what is "in the spooks"? Is it a British term?
     
  11. mac

    mac long-term contributor

    Visiting a Spiritualist church to witness, or experience, mediumship used to be called "Going to the spooks." where I live in the UK. I don't know if that term is used all over our tiny country, or whether it's only said by old farts like myself - or only by me!

    I use the words as a catch-all phrase to indicate my association with any issue involving life-and-death and what comes next and communication via mediumship etc.
     
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  12. Amore

    Amore Member

    Ah! Thank you for explaining! I lived in London for 5 years in the 90s, and even went to the Spiritualist church there once, but never heard that expression. (We were not very impressed btw, maybe the medium had an off day.)
     
  13. mac

    mac long-term contributor

    In our early years 'in the spooks' my wife and I went specially to the SAGB in London, UK and the so-called medium we sat with was desperately poor.

    She ought to have simply said she wasn't able to make contact with a communicator and should have refunded our fee. It's just one reason I don't wear rose-tinted spectacles even when speaking about my beloved Spiritualism.

    Practitioners are not all equally-gifted (if you favor that word) or may just as you say 'be having a bad day'. But reputable ones should recognise that situation, understand when it's not working for them and tell their sitters so.

    I have the exact same expectations of any practitioner claiming to be a 'spiritual-medium' (as you guys call 'em) whatever their allegiance or even if they have none.
     

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