Another newbie saying hello

Discussion in 'Members Lounge' started by River, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. River

    River Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    10
    Just discovered this site and wanted to say hello. It's interesting reading other people's stories so I will share a bit of why I am here! When I was in my late 20s/early 30s - and I'm not probably going to explain this well - I had a profound dream that basically felt like experiencing or being inside another person's consciousness. In addition, it was a different time in history, I was a different gender and very specific things were happening. I mean, we can be different people in our dreams all the time, and all kinds of things can happen, but this was different. Besides being historically vivid, it was a state of mind I've never experienced in this life. I mentioned it to a friend at work, and without batting an eye, he explained that it was a past life dream. I was skeptical, but he was insistent, even to the point that he didn’t understand why I wasn’t believing him. A few years later, I happened to randomly put television on PBS while some history show was on, and was stunned because they just happened to be describing *exactly* what was happening in my dream! So I did start to wonder. :) Since then, I've had a few other detailed, historical dreams. None as profound as the first - probably because of the state of mind I experienced in that one - but very definitely detailed, and I was aware of when and where I was, and what was happening.
    To be honest, I still can't say I 100% believe in reincarnation, but I am open and fascinated enough to be here, and I do love learning in general.
    Thanks for letting me share!
     
  2. CanSol

    CanSol Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    154
    Welcome

    Many are skeptical, especially those that were thought reincarnation doesn't exist, don't grow up with atleast a few memories or fill in whatever reason
    The rule of thumb here is that a Past Life memory usually carry strong emotions, Deja Vu is actually also Past Life related as well

    Memories of a Past Life come in many forms, same as memories from a current life do, through dreams, flashbacks, thoughts, emotions...
    Also there's no one way to get a memory, some like me have them since childhood and add to the collection as time goes on, others like you get them later on

    Memories can be triggered by stress, events, sounds, smells, reading or seeing something that you've experienced before, (self) regression is also a tool
     
    River likes this.
  3. tanker

    tanker Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2018
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    218
    Location:
    England
    Welcome to the forum, River. I hope you find our very varied experiences give you help in exploring your own. I joined only a week ago, but realising it's safe to share here is a reassuring thing. It's good to feel you're a normal person, even if your past life seems unbelievable.
     
    River likes this.
  4. GalaxyDreamer90

    GalaxyDreamer90 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2018
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    50
    Hi nice to meet you. I've believed in reincarnation since I first learned about it in middle school when learning about different religions. Sometimes I have doubts myself, but not very often.
     
    River likes this.
  5. KenJ

    KenJ Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    812
    Likes Received:
    418
    Location:
    SW Ohio, USA
    Welcome to the forum River, I think that most of us question the experiences that lead us to the idea of reincarnation. As you experienced, there is just something about the happening that stands out that makes it different from ordinary dreams or imagination.
     
    River and tanker like this.
  6. briski

    briski Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2018
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    234
    Location:
    London
    Welcome to the forum River
     
    River likes this.
  7. River

    River Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    10
    Thanks everyone, for your welcome! I was concerned about posting that I am not sure about it, so thanks for understanding! I guess I may be a natural skeptic, but it's more being along the same lines as Socrates with his 'all I know is that I don't know' (I'm sure I paraphrased this wrong, but that's the gist.) I do allow for the possibility to exist.
     
    briski and tanker like this.
  8. River

    River Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    10
    Thanks, that's just it, it was very different because it was like being in someone else's mind/consciousness. I found it interesting when a friend said it was a past life, and then very surprised when I saw a particular event and people in the dream being talked about on a PBS show. I felt like, yes, I was there and I know who those guys were and how I felt about them (or more, how this person I experienced felt about them.) The feeling of the dream really stayed with me for a long time.
    Yes, it's the questions that lead us.
     
  9. briski

    briski Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2018
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    234
    Location:
    London
    Interestingly saying that it was like being in someone else's conciousness, because most likely that was your consciousness in a different body. Current Quantum theory suggests that is what survives.
     
    River and tanker like this.
  10. tanker

    tanker Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2018
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    218
    Location:
    England
    briski, I like that idea of consciousness in a different body. It throws up further questions of how we look at time. I don't know that much about quantum theory - does that mean the theory suggests time isn't linear?
     
  11. briski

    briski Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2018
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    234
    Location:
    London
    From what i have researched time is linear here however when we are in the live between lives it no longer is. I dont subscribe to reincarnation to the past idea, as when people under regression it pretty much is normally in the past which suggests reincarnation only goes forward
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2018
    Speedwell, tanker and Jim78 like this.
  12. River

    River Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    10
    fascinating
     
    briski likes this.
  13. SeekerOfKnowledge

    SeekerOfKnowledge Learner

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2018
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    225
    Location:
    Germany
    Hello River, a belated Welcome to you!
     

Share This Page