logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
timpson, DeEden, MKS, LadyTess, SherryD52
57724 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,724 Registered Members
417 Forums
115,259 Topics
819,645 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 433
Nancy Roussy 367
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 132
Mona - Astronomy 130
Sheryl T 79
Deanna - New Age 68
Korie - California Editor 47
Lestie4containergardens 43
Susan - Meditation Editor 43
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 26
Ad Income Supports Charity
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#459888 - 10/16/08 08:43 AM Reincarnation
Buffalo Woman Offline
Chipmunk

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 1234
Do you believe in reincarnation? Sometimes I do - sometimes I doubt it.

Top
#460188 - 10/17/08 06:37 AM Re: Reincarnation [Re: Buffalo Woman]
Jane - Native American Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 2100
Loc: Southeast Georgia
I've had entirely too many unexplainable things happen to discount reincarnation. These have happened throughout my life and are too numerous to list. I was raised in the Southern Baptist Church, and as a teenager realized something in that doctrine/dogma was missing for me. I began to study other religions in the hopes of finding the missing part. When I learned of reincarnation it just seemed to click for me. Being well past the "Hellfire and Brimstone" sermons, it was logical a loving Creator would allow us to try again, if we didn't get our mission accomplished, or learn our lesson, the first time. It may well be that our souls have more than one mission to accomplish, more than one lesson to learn which may not be possible in just one life.

In my early 30's I attended my first Pow-Wow, and added another unexplainable experience to my growing list. Everything clicked into place in my heart and brain that night. I truly found my missing part. As I began to study my and my Mother's heritage, culture, and spirituality, the sense of "This Is It," grew even stronger.

Individualism is such a huge part of Native American spirituality, and was so liberating for me. I am allowed to include different and unique beliefs to my spiritually. Our beliefs are definitely molded and influenced by our life experiences. It seems completely illogical to deny a personal experience which is so thoroughly indicative of reincarnation, because it does not "fit" into the doctrine or beliefs of an organized religion's teachings. I consider a religion's doctrine/dogma to be a compilation of others' interpretation of sacred texts. Over the years, things have been both added and removed, but were always influenced by the life experiences, and possibly ulterior motives, of those doing the amending.

My problem is I haven't walked in their "moccasins," I wasn't privy to their heart, and may not share in their goals. While I may understand the logic they applied in establishing their doctrine or dogma, that doesn't negate the logic I apply to my life experiences.

Reincarnation is comforting in a way. To me, it exemplifies the sacred circle of Native American tradition, as well as, the concept of a loving Creator. My second chance may not come in this life, but I will get it, and if I'm not paying attention and learning my lessons, I may have to do several repeats. Life is precious and wonderful, but I still do my best in paying attention and learning my lessons, as to me it makes this life more useful. If, when I cross over, I find the concept of reincarnation to be merely the rationalization of a human brain, I will probably be dissapointed. But until then, it is one of those infinite possibilites I accept.
_________________________
Jane Winkler, Editor
Native American Site
NativeAmericanForum
Avatar: Feather Dance Bustle - Men's Regalia

Top
#460242 - 10/17/08 11:14 AM Re: Reincarnation [Re: Jane - Native American]
Phyllis Doyle Burns Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 11/17/07
Posts: 17644
Loc: Reno, NV
Originally Posted By: lcp012586
I've had entirely too many unexplainable things happen to discount reincarnation. These have happened throughout my life and are too numerous to list. I was raised in the Southern Baptist Church, and as a teenager realized something in that doctrine/dogma was missing for me. I began to study other religions in the hopes of finding the missing part. When I learned of reincarnation it just seemed to click for me. Being well past the "Hellfire and Brimstone" sermons, it was logical a loving Creator would allow us to try again, if we didn't get our mission accomplished, or learn our lesson, the first time. It may well be that our souls have more than one mission to accomplish, more than one lesson to learn which may not be possible in just one life.


Very well said, Icp. Thank you for sharing. I feel very much the same, for I, too, have had far too many experiences of past lives to not believe in reincarnation.
_________________________
Walk in Peace and Harmony.
Phyllis Doyle Burns
Avatar: Fair Helena by Rackham, Public Domain

Top
#460489 - 10/18/08 01:01 AM Re: Reincarnation [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns]
Elleise - Clairvoyance Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Elephant

Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 4017
Loc: TX
I absolutely believe in reincarnation. There are just too many variables for there not to be.

I remember when I was younger (like 8) I'd question my mom every Sunday about what they were teaching us in church. I said it just doesn't seem possible, there has to be more to it than people going to hell or some place that's not Heaven because they didn't sit in a church like we did. What about third world countries, war, or people who had an experinece that opened their reality and did not get the chance to pursue it or were too young to when they died?

I've had personal experiences where I'd get just lost in an era with enthusiasm and seemed to know etiquette, decor, recipes or dishes rather and would create them. There is also the dream factors where you have one of those "experiences" more so than a dream and it's vivid enough to go to a library and research fact you would not other wise have. it's particularily interesting when it has to do with so called lost civilizations, like Atlantis.

________________________

Elleise
Clairvoyance Editor
BellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!


Edited by Eleise - Clairvoyance (10/18/08 01:03 AM)
_________________________
Karen Elleise
Clairvoyance Editor
Clairvoyance Site

Top
#460921 - 10/19/08 02:30 PM Re: Reincarnation [Re: Elleise - Clairvoyance]
Robin - Fragrance Editor Offline
Parakeet

Registered: 07/08/08
Posts: 1022
Loc: Land O Lakes, FL
Reba McIntyre recently came out and said she felt like she had been around before. I applaud her for being honest!!

I agree - my former supervisor is someone I have known before. I used to call her Audrey and I could not stop myself. My co-workers used to laugh. By the way, her real name is nowhere near "Audrey".
_________________________
Robin Rounds Whittemore, Fragrance Editor
Fragrance Website
Fragrance Forum




Top
#461027 - 10/20/08 06:19 AM Re: Reincarnation [Re: Robin - Fragrance Editor]
Buffalo Woman Offline
Chipmunk

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 1234
Years ago I was ill (my stomach), and a friend of mine recommended me to practice yoga. So I did, at first reluctantly, then I felt the benefits. This was the way I learned about reincarnation, and at that time everything seemed to click into place for my. There was - is - such a lot of logic in it.
With time doubts appeared: does reincarnation realy exist, or are we human beings just trying to comfort ourselves by saying there are more lives - not just one,and after this it's all over?

Top
#461045 - 10/20/08 07:40 AM Re: Reincarnation [Re: Buffalo Woman]
Buffalo Woman Offline
Chipmunk

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 1234
I was, and still I am, fascinated by hinduism.

Top
#461074 - 10/20/08 09:09 AM Re: Reincarnation [Re: Buffalo Woman]
Elleise - Clairvoyance Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Elephant

Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 4017
Loc: TX
What are the views of Hinuism on reincarnation?

I have dreams where I am actually a person in another time, but in the dream it feels current.

_________________________

Elleise
Clairvoyance Editor
BellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!
_________________________
Karen Elleise
Clairvoyance Editor
Clairvoyance Site

Top
#461077 - 10/20/08 09:23 AM Re: Reincarnation [Re: Buffalo Woman]
Jane - Native American Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 2100
Loc: Southeast Georgia
My initial exposure to belief in reincarnation came from studying the Bhuddist faith. A dear friend of mine visited Tibet for college studies last year and was amazed at the similarities with Native American cultures the Tibetans discussed with her. She was surprised to see Tibetans wearing Native American T-shirts and asked about it.

Whilte there, she emailed me a picture of her sitting in a group. I was amazed as one of the men could have passed for a cousin of mine. The physical similarities to Native Americans are quite striking. There are many spiritual similarities with Bhuddism as well. Kinda makes you wonder exactly what area in Asia we "Indians" actually migrated from.

Reincarnation is such an integral part of the Bhuddist belief system, yet it seems diminished, or no longer a part of Native American spirituality. My suspicion is this part may have been "rooted out" with the influx of Christianity. I've often thought what my choice would have been if presented the question become a Christian or Die.

Faced with this type of "Religious Conversion" I hope I would be strong enough to reply "It is a Good Day to Die."
_________________________
Jane Winkler, Editor
Native American Site
NativeAmericanForum
Avatar: Feather Dance Bustle - Men's Regalia

Top
#461285 - 10/20/08 06:43 PM Re: Reincarnation [Re: Jane - Native American]
Elleise - Clairvoyance Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Elephant

Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 4017
Loc: TX
With the things I've come to see and understand in this time, I would have no problem dying. It wouldn't be an end.

The "sound" of being Christian is just so appropo, but the actions, many and often times, behind it in general are just so contrary. To me, its the waking that is sleep. They'r just too afraid to afraid to say no to the stuff that doesn't make sense. There's an illusion you must abide by to go along w/the herds or feel as if you are the one that is unrealistic.

The most peace I've found is outside of mainstream. That's a place where left is left, right is right and where every breath of my energy actually finds/makes sense. Outside of this, you have the illusion out there as a whole, the person in front of you and the people associated with them that carry that illusion even farther. You cant but believe in reincarnation.

When I'm asleep but conscious, it seems there's a glimpse of where it is we go in between life and death - when we die, it's a place to me where we gain our ground enough to jump back into the pot.

______________________

Elleise
Clairvoyance Editor
BellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!
_________________________
Karen Elleise
Clairvoyance Editor
Clairvoyance Site

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Elleise - Clairvoyance 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
What is your stress level today?
by Nancy Roussy
Stress Management
Today at 12:33 PM
Feral parrots
by Mona - Astronomy
Birding
Today at 11:39 AM
Gnomes
by Korie - California Editor
Folklore and Mythology
Today at 10:12 AM
The Cottage Ceilidh
by Korie - California Editor
Irish Culture
Today at 10:09 AM
Tips for Planning Your Trip to Ireland
by Korie - California Editor
Irish Culture
Today at 10:06 AM
Tropical or not?
by Korie - California Editor
Island Travel
Today at 10:05 AM
Angels, Archangels, and Guardian Angels - Article
by Debbie-SpiritualityEditor
Spirituality
Today at 09:52 AM
Live Your Truth
by Teresa - Holistic Health
Holistic Health
Today at 09:49 AM
Fair Isle Style Book Review
by Korie - California Editor
Knitting
Today at 09:45 AM
Hemp for knitting?
by Korie - California Editor
Knitting
Today at 09:43 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Izeigo), 68 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.