Hi, everyone. The name I've chosen for myself is LifePurpose, as it seems to be something I've been searching for practically all my life. I came across this forum via the "Children's Past Lives Forum" in February of this year. My foray into the topic of reincarnation is not a new one; indeed, I have always felt from a very early age (around 10 or 11) that reincarnation is what happens when our physical body ("skinvelope" i like to call it) ceases its functions. I was always different from other kids my age - I began reading at 3 years old. Note that from the age of 4 and on, I was reading books on my own, as my parents were too busy working and focusing on their own agendas to take time to do this with me. Books became my parents. My favorite book at 5 was "Charlotte's Web." I will never forget sobbing inconsolably when i came to the part of the book where Charlotte passed away. I wondered why anyone had to die. By the age of 10, I had read "Siddhartha," several books by Carlos Castenada, and was familiar with who Edgar Cayce was, having read one or two books about his channeling. As hippies and thus being pretty open-minded, my parents had a fairly extensive library on philosophical and esoteric topics. They eschewed all things religious, though, having been brought up - and later, turning their backs on - Christianity. That said, they allowed me to explore religion in my own way, and i recall attending Sunday School a few times, and going to a Jewish service as well (with school friends). When i turned 18, i retained a keen interest in past lives and reincarnation, but never had any memories. During my 30's, i had the great fortune to live near a unique little community called "Lilydale" which housed like-minded individuals who practiced various psychic arts such as regression and other related practices. I had one regression session with one of the people that lived there, but at that time, felt it was a failure. I even ended up throwing away the tape that the regressionist had recorded during our session. Over the past two years, i have once again come into a period of my life where i am intensely questioning my path and purpose, and what this lifetime is about for me. I have recently had some insights into some of the blockages and difficulties I've had during this incarnation, and while at first i felt this was a good thing, now I have other questions, and even some doubt as to whether reincarnation is, in fact, real. (This is because of my recent understanding of our Universe being a Hologram...will post my question about that elsewhere). I have lost a great many people and things that were important to me in the past 2 or 3 years. I would like to find peace of mind, some answers, and a community of people who share my quest for knowledge and self-realization. Thank you for the opportunity to share who I am, and to share in the search for answers and connections with others who seek similarly as I do. Namaste.