Many people thing that with the New Age religions
that are coming out past life reincarnation is
something new. This is nothing of the sorts. Just
the opposite is true. This idea that you were once
something else and are now this human form has
been around for quite some time. It started with
the idea of Buddha.
Buddhists and Hindus are major believers. The
Chinese who are Buddhist actually have a calendar.
You look up the year in which you were born and
that tells you what you were in your past life.
For instance with myself being born in the year
1984, I would have been a rat in my past life.
Pretty interesting don't you think?
In most cases, their societies believe that once a
soul leaves this earth, it transforms into a new
life. The person that you were before you left was
once something else. They do not put measures as
to what you were before this life either. For some
they were a shrub while others were an animal.
Many people of these cultures find this to be a
very good thing. It sort of brings them a peace of
mind. Many of them feel that this is the chance at
life. They find it to be sort of a new beginning
of sorts. That is, they have been dealt this bad
hand, but is given the chance to live a new life.
How many of us have always said we have wanted
that? We would like to try life over and in a
different body? Many have admitted to thinking
Some who are a bit skeptical about past life
reincarnation would like to know if they were
someone else in a past life. This is quite a
normal question. Since half of those who believe
that they were someone in a past life are in their
mid twenties they might find themselves a bit
confused. When talking with those who are
believers they have said that they knew that they
were someone else in a past life as they found
they had talents that they never knew were there.
They don't remember being able to do this or that.
For those who have felt this tug like there has to
be more, one will persuade you that you have been
something else in a pastlife. How else would you
know such things. It is a rather confusing topic,
but once you believe, some will say that you will
find inner piece and be ready to serve this karma
breathing gift in which you have been given in a
previous life. They might wonder how you go about
tuning into this, and this you need to be in the
For some, they say learning this and listening to
the gods to find out what you should do with this
gift that you were given in a previous life is
hard for new believers. They say you really have
to apply yourself. That is why such religions
practice the art of meditation. This is supposed
to help you to clear your mind and take you to
Whether you believe or not, this concept of
reincarnation is becoming more wide spread. While
there are many who don't bleieve in this and feel
that the people who do believe in this only do so
because they want something to help them through
tough times, who are we to judge? It's nothing
new. It's been around for a number of years, more
are just accepting it.