Friday, June 27, 2008

previous life

so one of the other things that has started to change about my beliefs is i think i'm beginning to really believe in past lives... so i guess reincarnation. i watched a documentary about this a while ago, and it was crazy... then i watched the whole oprah thing about it.. which was cool but could all just be alloted to other stuff.... but i've heard and seen other stories since then that dont seem to have another explanation. plus i'm starting to see how that could make so much more sense... we dont learn all we need in one lifetime, and maybe Gods way of really teaching us to love each other and truly have compassion and understand each other is by allowing us to see life literally through each others eyes... and in the end our souls are so filled with the experiences from all these perspectives we have gained endless compassion for each other and an understanding of God that we could not have if we only ever saw him from one side. maybe that's why some people are filled with hate and no understanding, they are new souls... maybe thats why some children seem so wise even when they are so small... maybe that's why people have irrational fears... from their other lives... the more i think and look into this the more it makes sense to me.

what do you all think?

i might not respond to comments about this just because its too hard of a subject to have a real conversation about online, but i would love to hear others ideas and reasons.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting...so, do you not believe in heaven and hell i take it??? do you ever stop reincarnating, i guess that is what you would call it? Also a thought, if this is what has been happening then why do we only see these amazing people one every century?? Why aren't there more good people out there??

skylana said...

i dont know about heaven and hell... i would think at some point the reincarnating would stop, when the world does... i really dont think we only see amazing people one every century... no one is perfect but there are definitely a lot of really good people in this world, amazing people, and i have met many people that have understanding and compassion that would make me think they have been here before.

Beth McDermott said...

i dont think it sounds all that far fetched... i think there is more supernatural in the world than most people care to consider... and theres no reason biblically or otherwise that God would have needed to try to include us in such a complicated concept if it really does occur... just one more thing for man to twist and distort and fight over in our ignorance...
im with ya.

Anonymous said...

why would you stop reincarnating at the end of the world?
and if you don't believe in (or aren't sure about) heaven and hell, why do you even believe in God?
what do you think your going to be doing once the world has ended (and the reincarnating has "stopped") and it's just all about God?

skylana said...

woa, calm down anonymous.... yea i mean i dont really know... who does? no one. and theres no reason that believing in God means you need to believe in heaven and hell... only in the Bible. maybe God created people, not just on earth but in many places in the universe and he wanted to give us life in a place where we could have relationships and make choices and interact, learn to understand, learn to love and someday all will end and we will be with him... or maybe just the earth will end and souls continue to different planets in different places. i mean obviously i dont know, thats why i said i didn't. why dont you leave your name?

kimberlea said...

i don't personally believe in past lives, but to be fair i've never really given it much thought. but, i do think your questions and determination to sift through possible answers is beautiful. i've been sifting through a great deal myself in recent months. keep searching. :)

Travis Avila said...

if reincarnating is legit, can I come back as Seth?

skylana said...

travis- only if you can become as understanding and compassionate as him, which i find is almost impossible.. soo..better step up your game... ha..

Mercy Kidz said...

I dont believe in it, and im only saying this becuase you asked what we thought. It says nothing in the bible about re-encarnation. So it isnt real. God formed us in our mothers womb. knew the amount of ahirs on our head and pre-destend us to spend eternity with him. Whether we make the choice to chose him or not is our own. I have read nothing about coming back in the bible, so I dont believe it is a real thing, just something from Satan to confusse us, like people who speack to the dead. Its a ploy from satan to confusse us from believing in one God and the truthes of the bible. Just the opinion from someone who believes 100% of the bible!

skylana said...

yea if i based what i believed completely on the bible i probably wouldn't believe it either... but how can anyone really be placing what they believe completely on the Bible? the bible is different to so many people, who has the right 'interpretation' and if you dont think you interpret it, your kidding yourself because everyone reads it with their opinions, no one can come to it objectively.... it makes God seem so small to say 'it isn't in the bible so it isn't real' you're writing off more than half of the world just in that one sentence.... i mean i get why you wouldnt be able to see it as anything but 'satan' if everything thats not the same as you believe isn't God. ... but are you really that sure of yourself that somehow you found the key to the entire world and everyone else has missed it? that seems a little unreasonable. i'm not that interested in having this conversation with christians who aren't willing to at least discuss things with a an open mind to what others believe, because no one knows who's right anyway... so.... there's no point in us 'chatting' about it.

Mercy Kidz said...

totally dont want to argue, was just saying what i thought! I do believe the bible. It sums up everything in the world to me. Bless you!