And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias return to us? And he saith, I am not.
Some religions such as Buddhism outright proclaim their belief in reincarnation. There were just too many questions left unanswered for my liking so I decided to get the information directly from the horse’s mouth, as they say; I asked God.
There are just too many questions left unanswered for me. Theologians believe that you are born, live your life for God, and then ascend to heaven to wait for Judgment Day. It seems to me that it’s a waste of time to sit around and wait for Judgment Day.
It’s hard to imagine that a past lifetime is responsible for some of the psychological as well as physical ailments that we suffer within our present lifetime. Some people will tell you that it is not possible for a past life to intrude on the present. Others will tell you that past lives do not really exist, that what you are experiencing are only early childhood memories from the present lifetime that you have forgotten. It’s kind of like when you experience something in the present lifetime and it’s either joyful or painful. You remember the experience and learn from it. Either way whether it’s good or bad it is a learning experience, and you have the memory of that maybe tucked somewhere deep inside your brain. Whether you can recall it or not, you subconsciously remember the experience and your actions are guided by it.
There are different degrees to which these past lives are able to influence the present life. For some it is only a nagging sense of déjà vu, while for others it is a much larger issue. By
larger issue I mean that you may experience thoughts, obsessions, or fears that keep you from truly being yourself. For some people, most of their present lifetime is spent trying to understand who they really are. I have worked with several people who say that all their lives they didn’t feel like they were themselves. They would tell me that they felt like they didn’t fit in or had the feeling that they were a person out of time. Some are obsessed with a particular place, era, or object. Such is the case of Civil War reenactors[SD1] or renaissance fair reenactors and so on. These people are obsessed with a particular time period because they either died tragically, left someone behind, or it was a time of intense happiness.