Reincarnation

Skrymr

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Someone close to me died suddenly some years ago, causing me, my family and our friends huge grief. A couple of years ago I had a very vivid dream about him.

He walked in, looking well; seemed to be about the age'd he'd be then, rather than his age when he died.

I greeted him warmly and asked if he was staying. He didn't speak but smiled and I felt he would like to stay but couldn't.

I said, 'So if you can't stay now, can you come back? As a baby? You could do that, couldn't you?'

He indicated a screen, like a TV or computer, which was showing a very simple black and white line-animation of a pond. There was a waterlily on it.

A fish swam across the pond and a small animal jumped in, like a frog or newt. I saw the ripples and heard 'The next baby born into the family will be me.'

I thought, 'I'm dreaming this but it's OK!' and drifted happily awake.

The lily pond reminded me of a nephew who has a child called Lily. He has several sons too, and I thought his family was probably complete.

Wrong! His wife must have conceived around the time I had the dream. They are wonderful parents and their latest son has now just turned one.

I haven't met him yet. When I do, maybe he'll recognise me. Just thinking he's come back is a comfort even if it IS woo rubbish. Who knows anyway?

In the various Heathen religions there's a belief in reincarnation in the family line
 

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In the various Heathen religions there's a belief in reincarnation in the family line
Not just Heathens. I've known perfectly conventional Protestants who've believed that.

My old dear's former boss Margaret lost a son in a road accident, aged about 5. When her daughter grew up and had a son of her own some psychic told her that this boy was actually her late son reborn. She completely believed it.

As I say, who knows?
 

Skrymr

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Not just Heathens. I've known perfectly conventional Protestants who've believed that.

My old dear's former boss Margaret lost a son in a road accident, aged about 5. When her daughter grew up and had a son of her own some psychic told her that this boy was actually her late son reborn. She completely believed it.

As I say, who knows?
Ah I didn't know that! Funny how the belief has been around for millennia and across different religions
 
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Several years ago when my boyfriend's niece was little, she was playing with some toys and out of the blue looked at me and said 'when i was your age, i used to take him to school and then go to work' (gesturing to her mother's then husband). It startled me and i asked where she worked & she said matter of fact 'the post office', and then she was off & playing with some other toy. Her use of the past tense through me off ('when i was your age'); i was about 26 and i think she was 5 or 6 or so. I no longer have anything to do with that family, but that in particular stuck in my head & i thought it was very interesting
 
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