New to the forum and found Carol's book and information intriguing. Just started reading some of the threads and thought I'd start my own as well and see if anyone else has had a similar experience. My father died about a year and a half ago. He appeared to me several times in dreams, the first two times were just after he died, we were able to communicate back and forth briefly. But, the last time he spoke to me he came to tell me that he was beginning a 'new journey' and that I was to do what I needed to do with his remains as he no longer had an attachment or need for his last body. When I tried to ask him if he was ok he seemed like he couldn't hear me anymore. Since then I have not felt his presence as 'him'. I don't know if that makes sense but that's how it feels. My dad was a profoundly spiritual and philosophical man and was always curious about what awaited us when death came to change us. He had also told me 8 months prior that he felt he might die within the year. My oldest daughter had a strong bond with my dad and she is due to have a son in about 2 weeks. I have always been somewhat empathic and felt from the very beginning when she first found out she was pregnant that my father would reincarnate into her baby. My daughter mentioned it as well and said she thought the same thing but I don't think she's really comfortable with the thought. It is a strange and yet familiar connection...A deep connection, as was the connection we had as father and daughter, grandfather and granddaughter, yet already there is an understanding that he is someone totally new. He is a new person with a brand new potential, a new perspective, a new reality to create and participate in. The soul connection seems strong already, unbroken. I had my doubts that the soul kept it's sense of 'self' after death until recently. My father and I debated the topic often. He felt that we would go and review, and choose and return to learn with full intent. I wasn't so sure. Also, while I believed in reincarnation I felt that it was more a recycling of energy from a collective consciousness rather than as an individual consciousness. Now, I question what I thought even more. I'm willing to entertain that all of what I feel is wishful thinking and a hopeful projection after losing one of my favorite people on the planet. However, the messages, the feelings, the intuition that leads me to feel the way I do are extremely hard to dismiss as a process of grieving.