Post by Michael J Ross in Practical Metaphyics group:
I have seen the topic of reincarnation come up from time to time. I would like to share an expanded explanation of how I feel it works as opposed to the conventional interpretation. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts/comments on this.
The Afterlife, Reincarnation, Simultaneous Time & Multidimensional Reality
The conventional view of time looks at reality as being 3D with changes occurring along a linear 4D timeline. With the advent of theoretical physics viewing reality as being multidimensional, time changes to being more of being a location with our physically focused consciousness changing perspectives in a linear/sequential manner.
The concept of reincarnation is usually based upon the commonly accepted view of time as being linear. The past is done and gone, the future exists only in our imagination and the present moment point is the only thing that has any reality. In this framework a series of lives are lived sequentially, one after another. Karma enters in where in your next life you seek to correct errors made in your past life. The goal is seeking a level of perfection which no longer requires enduring more physical lives and you are then free to exist in the spiritual realm. One question I have is what happens to the personalities of past lives? Do they just fade away becoming background part of future lives? Would this mean that the only one that means anything is the one that is the last incarnation? I must admit I am not too clear on how this is supposed to work.
Adjusting the framework from a linear time one to a multidimensional/simultaneous time one alters this idea in many ways. Past and future lives are happening NOW, only located in a different place temporally. This is similar, in our familiar physical 3D frame, to NYC and LA both existing NOW, but in different physical locations. Our consciousness is composed of different parts that deal with reality in different ways. Our waking physically focused consciousness deals with the day to day external reality that is our physical survival and life's experiences. This requires time being experienced as linear/sequential. Our body consciousness deals with the autonomic systems that maintain our physical form and health of our bodies. Then there is the "subconscious" that is focused on the non-physical, spiritual or psychic side of reality. Your non-physical astral body is a part of this. Time here is more of a spacious present with freedom to move about and even be in multiple locations simultaneously.
Each reincarnational personality is a unique soul and never loses its individuality. Let us begin explaining how this works starting with your death. Upon dying your consciousness is no longer physically focused as your waking consciousness is. What you initially experience is for the most part dependent upon what you believe will happen. The beginning of your afterlife is similar to when you are born in the physical world. Everything is new to you and you have to learn the rules of how things work. There are those “on the other side” who assist you in learning the ropes. Basically your thoughts and desires create the reality that you experience. Now, back to reincarnation, if you desire to experience and learn more from living physical lives you are able to do so. You also have the option to learn things while in the non-physical.
For those that choose to experience additional physical lives there are many options. You get to choose the time and circumstances of your birth. Timewise, you may choose a life in the past, present or future as all of time does exist at once. You choose your parents, as they also choose to have you. In choosing a life you are aware of all the possibilities that lie latent in this choice. Usually multiple lives in different times are chosen. All of these exist simultaneously, only located in different times. You more or less provide the psychic seed for the child to be born and the physical parents supply the physical sperm and egg. Usually the new consciousness enters the embryo around four months, but can be as late as the time of birth.
While each new identity you initiate is as unique as you are there is a gestalt of the psyche through which they are connected to each other through you. Essentially you act as an Oversoul, sometimes referred to as a guardian angel, which can make suggestions on some decisions making and offer guidance on a subconscious level. Similarly, your physical parents do the same thing on a physical waking consciousness level.
Still, it is up to the free will of each individual to make the final decisions in their own life. Subconsciously and in dreams you may learn from the experiences taking place in other of these reincarnational lives. This knowledge may assist you in current life situations or may uncover some “hidden” talents developed in another time. While this ended up being a bit long, I do feel it gives a good starting overview of reincarnation in a multidimensional/simultaneous time context.
Upon re-reading this I would like to clarify and/or add a couple things.
1. In each life it is not just a one timeline deal. Branching occurs that allows multiple options when choices are made. There will be parallel timelines following a core probability path. Even then, we are looking at probability clouds of minor variations for each. An example would be when you remember a past event. Each time you “remember” it you recall a slightly different version. Each version of “you” that is following another core probability timeline is a unique individual too. You see them as a probable you and they see you the same way. There is interaction between all.
2. You and the other reincarnational lives you may become aware of now are creations of an oversoul experiencing more lives focused in the physical. As I tried to cover earlier, when you die you will be in the same position as an oversoul to initiate new lives of YOUR choosing. There is a hierarchy of levels in which various levels share in the experiences. Communication is possible and asking for help from your higher selves may be accomplished.
3. What I have written is mainly focused on an Earth centered experience. This is not the only possibility. Other planets, other races, other dimensions etc. are all possible. All that is possible IS. Most of this is something we can’t even imagine. We are only at the beginning of a very long road that is an adventure that we construct.
The film analogy is a good one But, it is more like a light cone of probabilities. Our beliefs, actions etc. increase some potential probabilities until they are physically actualized in our experience. The "frame rate" of this goes down to the Planck Time level. (approximately 5.39 × 10−44 seconds) Reality blinks on and off at a very high frequency.
Michael J Ross ~ how do you mean, 'reality'? That something 'blinks on and off at a very high frequency' agrees with what was transmitted through me, 'The Void is not nothing, but is everything, undifferentiated. It is the Unmoved Mover and Creative Source. As the Unmoved Mover moves, stillness and motion are created. One cannot exist without the other. In this duality, the frequencies of motion become distorted, fragmented, partial and incomplete as they 'descend' into the third dimension of current human consciousness. The undifferentiated and the differentiated are oscillating so rapidly as to appear simultaneous.'
'As 'Everything,' the Void includes 'All' characteristics. Undifferentiated, the Void has no characteristics. Humans are gifted with the capacity to draw characteristics of their individual choice from the potentialities of the Void, to manifest them in this 3rd dimensional reality. The manifestations will be distorted, in that cannot be pure and complete, but since we are all distorted, they will appear to be in a 'normal' range. Even the distortion can be interpreted as an art form ~ the perfection of imperfection.
In the current human experience, both frequencies and perspectives are incomplete in that they exist in a narrow and limited range and are fixed and static. Both become more complete, rounded and whole as they integrate other perspectives and frequencies, harmonizing and balancing with them. As my perspective broadens, my frequencies raise. As my frequency raises, my perspective broadens, becoming more complete.
From the completeness and wholeness of the Void, motion steps down from the 'higher' dimensions, down through 6th, 5th, into 4th and 3rd dimensional 'realities', where frequencies which become more dis-associated and less cohesive (at least, that is my current perspective!)'
Michael J. Ross
Gary R. Smith Planting seeds of thought here. This is a time for the paradigm of reality changes its focus from materialistic to spiritual. In dreams we can (and do) communicate with our higher selves and other reincarnational lives. I'd like to see a time coming when metaphysical aspects of our physical reality experience are accepted.
I think this needs to begin with parents who are interested and start to learn their abilities. Children growing up in such a household would not be taught that their "imaginary" friends are not real. Memories of other lives could be talked about. Any metaphysical talents could be recognized and developed.
The understanding of concepts such as reincarnation, simultaneous time and the nature of our multidimensional selves is just a starting point for our learning how to take a more active role in consciously creating our physical reality.
Beautiful! I love it! We are 'on the same vibe.' How would you feel about entering a deeper dialog with each other to explore ways to 'incarnate' or embody the skill of consciously creating our physical reality?
My current perspective on reality is that it is the individual perception and interpretation of sensory input, which creates our experience of life, and interacts with the perceptions, interpretations and experiences of others to create the collective consciousness....
One way to start taking a more active role ... is to give more focus to knowing who and what I am. In my experience, the practice of the Present Moment Movements, being moved by the Presence, is the most potent way to embody my knowing of who and what I am. Of course, not all can relate to it... but when even one or a few embody this knowing, the collective consciousness adjusts to it.