creatureoflight wrote: why does karma exist? And what is the ultimate purpose of reincarnation? Wouldn't it make more sense that we incarnate out of our own free will to develop our souls? We are already one with God and divine in our essence, so doesn't it make more sense to judge ourselves than God judging us? In some NDEs, it seems that the person judges themselves. But in others, it seems that God also judges them. I think the only way for God to be truly unconditional is to not judge us for everything, but to let us use our own heads to think about our lives.
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Hi, creatureoflight. Here is my take based on what I have read and personal experience, and it is stated very simly in the words of NDEr
NDERF: In your NDE, you mentioned getting a glimpse of a previous life. Do you believe in reincarnation, and do you think it’s because of your Hindu background?
ANITA: Actually, truth be told, it’s because of my Hindu background that I interpreted it that way — as a past life. But in actuality, it felt like everything else I was experiencing in that state. It was all happening simultaneously. So in actual fact, it felt like a parallel life. I also saw my future, and it all felt just as real. Past, present and future. It all felt like it was happening simultaneously.
I have only recently come across Anita's account, but what she states is absolutely in line with my feeling. Based on NDE accounts I have read and on the many déjà vus I have experienced, linear time (that is the way we perceive things happening one after the other) is an eartly illusion, and therefore the idea of coming back
to a physical life in a linear sequence also is.
My feeling is that, If we have a loving and non-judgmental Divine Source we are fully part of, it is us who pass judgement and create what we deem a debt to be paid. Also, most times I hear of or read reincarnation stories, I wonder why future lives are hardly ever mentioned. That may be possibly due to the fact that we are logically/rationally set up to think that the future does not exist yet
, so there cannot be a future life. But what if, in other, finer dimesions, time as we know it did not exist? In my opion that would not deprive us of our free will: it would simply mean that we also exist in the future, and make our own choices in the future.
One book that I find dwells on the topic is "If Heaven Is So Wonderful ... Why Come Here?
" by John L. Brooker. It did not answer all my questions, but it certainly gave me food for thought.
I have reached the conclusion that linear-time reincarnation and karma are a tool our earthly minds need to make sense of our sense of guilt or our regrets, but I was born with this irrational idea that we can change the past, just as much as we can change the future.
creatureoflight wrote: Another thing I was wondering about was for example karma. I think that simply being alive can cause harm to other souls or beings without my intention. For example, what if I said something carelessly and it hurt another person? Or if the way I live my life causes harm to another person? E.g. my fiancee and I don't really want children. But my mother really wants grandchildren. So am I causing her harm even though I think having children is something one should really want, as a personal choice? We both work in high stress jobs with that are not paid very well and we are making ends meet only for 2 people. Or what about the horrible working conditions in Asia I supported buying clothing and not knowing that it was bad?
I honestly think that if there is a God that judges us for our every move and wants to 'make' us learn, that I don't want to be a part of something like that. I think we as souls should desire to grow out of our own intent and make our incarnational choices ourselves working together with the Higher Self.
Well, this is exactly what I was trying to say. Based on my own experience, it is us who do the judging, and this physical life is an experience of separation from our Higher Self and the All-that-Is, an experience which, seen from a non-physical perspective takes on a completely different aspect, especially if you remove guilt, fear, punishment and any other heavy earthly feeling from the equation. Many NDErs come back with the deep inner knowing that everything makes sense in the light of LOVE.
I find it very thoughtful of you to be concerned about you mother wanting grandchildren and the feeling that we support slavery by buying certain items. But what about all the children who are born, and then killed or wounded by our civilised countries in senseless wars or as a result of human-caused conditions? Once again, based on my personal experience, the most blissful experiences of oneness I have had in my life date back to a natural disaster I shared with many others and the times spent in hospital for one reason or the other. At these times separation from everyone else seemed to temporary melt away!
This has helped me reach the conclusion that, if we pay attention on a more regular basis to the subtle signals we receive in our everyday lives, nothing happens by chance, our Higher Self and God are always within reach and separation is an illusion which definitely has a purpose.
I hope this helps.