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Old 03-10-2010, 08:30 AM   #81
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Default Re: Where's the proof of re-incarnation and past lives…

Originally Posted by MyShadow View Post
To some extent, I'm with you on this one. It's hard to substantiate these theories when the variables are virtually all intangible. Discernment is the key.

Dolores Cannon, Brain Weiss - use hypnotic-regression as forensics - yet it's my experience that the subsconsious mind does not "operate" in terms of such details, so I think most of this is bleed over from the conscious mind's dreamstate - where our fantasies, desires and blocks play out. So when one describes a "past life" experience - it's a way within the psyche to detach from one's reality and project the issue onto another "life". In other words, a block - which is easier to talk about. I really feel that is what most of this is.

And also the phenomena of someone that is interested and studies past-lives or near death experiences, and reads up about it - well then those experiences of others are bouncing around in one's psyche and then naturally come up in one's own experience. I firmly believe much of this goes on.

If you are looking for something a bit more science based, try Dr. Ian Stevenson, although many feel his approach is a mix of science and mystics.

I think the most interesting people to study and review are young children, they seem to have the recall without the excess "baggage" in the psyche - yet I'm not totally convinced this is fool proof - as a childs mind cannot differentiate between fantasy/reality at times.

An interesting topic - discernment is the key. Otherwise we end up just accepting such things at face value based on a "credible" reporter - who deems the reporter as credible when the reporter is just expressing their beliefs?

Let me add that "Dr.", "MD" or "Phd" or "many books sold" doesn't = truth. It's there to build credibility to sell books.
The part that is missing here is that each person has a unique signature to them from the way their energy is set up (astrological sign), personality, upbringing, body type, personal interests, unexplained skills, weaknesses and strengths. Most people don't really question these things: why is my upper body so strong, but I don't have much endurance? Why do I have a birth mark on my body? Why did I not get along with this relative? What is my purpose in this lifetime? Why am I living in the community I am in right now?

When you explore past lifetimes, you get access to the answers of all of these questions. The answers are very deep at times and provide an explanation to why you are the way you are way beyond anything else. You will also learn about lessons you failed to get in previous lifetimes and are repeating now. When you put all of them together along with the emotional reactions to receiving this information, it explains in depth who you are, where you came from, why you are the way you are, and where you are going. This is more than most people are capable of handling.

In addition, learning past life details especially relationship related often provides instant healing as you become conscious of what the original conflict was and how it relates to your present lifetime.

When you put all of this together, it becomes very hard to just write it off as some vision or psychological construct.

In addition, there are people who are born with knowledge of dead languages they could not possibly have known and historical facts and details they could not have known. Some people have even visited foreign countries where they have lived hundreds of years ago and explained exactly how the town was laid out and even found bona fide records of their past life.

I could go on and on, but the point is you really need to go through the experiences of reliving past life memories to understand all of this stuff. Until then, it's very easy to hypothesize one thing or another.

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