This can be a bit of a touchy subject. As I am not one to get into religious debates, I don’t usually bring this sort of thing up. However, I do find the topic of reincarnation interesting.
Now before you go biting my head off, you must understand something. I’ve had an interesting life in terms of otherworldly things.
I grew up in a Baptist church (saved and baptized) under a rather strict father and grandparents. I was sheltered from a lot of things, and when you do that to a kid it only increases their desire to explore.
So, that’s what I did. I went exploring. I won’t get into all the details, but quite simply, I had (and was) experiencing things that defied logic as well as what the bible was teaching me to believe.
So I opened my mind to other possibilities.
Eventually, self hypnosis and past life regression were some of the first things I began to look into. And, wouldn’t you know it, but things (memories?) began to surface.
I haven’t gone down that road in some years now, but what I can remember from it is suiting to how I am today:
The memories, if you will, are of me on a sailing ship. We were sailing very close to a sheer cliff that was very tall and like a tan-ish color.
I know I had a woman back home that hated for me to be out at sea and would wait for me often at the docks; searching the horizon in hopes to catch a glimpse of our ship. I know she did this because she had told me at some point.
I have always loved the old sailing ships. Later in life I would find myself working as a deckhand on towboats and I discovered the feeling of working on a boat was very soothing to my soul.
I’m attracted to water. I long for the ocean more than I care to admit, but the funny part is… I get sea sick! But, at the same time, I do love being in the mountains too.
So are these feelings the old roots of my former self that have sprouted into my current life? Or do I just really enjoy the mountains and being on and around water?
Who knows for sure?
There have been, and currently are, people in the world that can remember things from their past lives; or so they say. Sometimes, the memories they talk about can even be found in old documents to help support their claim.
However, some of the things they mention aren’t historically correct. And other people use these mistakes to slam those people, and the idea of reincarnation, to the ground.
But, honestly? If they can remember something that supposedly happened 50 to 400 or more years back, then don’t you think some things will naturally be fuzzy and obscured? I mean, what did you have for breakfast two months ago from today? Exactly!
Like I said, I’m not writing this to get into a contest over whose beliefs are right or wrong. Because of my own past, I have been forced to question my own beliefs. And what I believe in is my own business.
Now, since I’ve gotten COMPLETELY off topic, let me think for a second on what I’d want to reincarnate into if I had a choice.
Well, I’d probably want to be an animal; either a falcon or an owl or maybe even a three toed sloth. And for some good reasons. The most important of which is:
Animals don’t have to worry about bills! They don’t have to work. They don’t have to worry about renting or buying a house, buying groceries, their car breaking down, getting shot for wearing the wrong color shoes, and on and on I could go.
But, really, I love flying! So I’d probably cast my vote to come back as a bird. And if I had to come back as a person? Then I’d say a pilot or writer or maybe an actor. Although, a space explorer would be awesome, too!
Hell! Let’s put the icing on the cake, shall we? Let’s even bring me back as the opposite sex. I mean, why not?
On the other hand, knowing my luck, I’d probably end up coming back as a lump of crab grass or as a slug. I think I could handle being a snail, though.
So how about you? Without going into what religious beliefs you have, and just for fun, what would you want to come back as? Share it with us in the comments below!
Thanks for reading, and have a good one!