Thursday, March 29, 2012

Past Lives

Do you have past lives? I do. I have many past lives, oh yeah. I'm not the first person, nor will I be the last, to occasionally feel an immediate sense of being at home with someone I've just met. I experience intense affiliations for certain landscapes that have nothing to do with my current incarnation, also certain historical periods resonate strongly. I attribute these powerful connections to past lives during which I knew people and walked the land I still feel kinship with.

Once upon a time I was a fervent believer - in past lives, magic, karma, etc. These days I no longer think in terms of what's "true" nor do I depend on what I believe to be true since my beliefs frequently change shape. Sometimes my beliefs disappear all at once in metaphorical poofs of smoke. The fact that my belief system is so malleable leads me away from thinking that beliefs necessarily point to objective truths.

I'm getting a little fancy here. All I'm saying is, I have past lives. If you don't, that's cool with me! There are an infinite number of universes, say the physicists. Perhaps in mine reincarnation is "real," while in yours, it isn't. I believe it!

Soul retrieval, another concept that's part of the Reyaverse, sometimes involves time travel to other lives when shit happened that was potent enough to leave an imprint on the soul that survives the circle of death and rebirth, sometimes over long periods of time. As often as not, past life imprints are cultural. I believe at the end of the last century when Brits and Americans began digging up the treasures of ancient Egypt, we reclaimed a splendid heritage. For our culture, those discoveries triggered a soul retrieval that made possible the creation of non-traditional spiritual schools like the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, for instance, and a whole lot of other things as well.

I can go on and on, can't I?

I'm writing about this today because there's a very powerful past-life narrative I have been confronted with twice in conversation with two different people who have never met and know nothing about each other. Both of these people "remember" me from another time. I remember them as well. The details of their narratives are freakishly similar. I'm thinking about this story that involves betrayal and murder, also a passionate love triangle. I'm thinking hard. I'm praying and pulling tarot cards and wondering what I'm supposed to learn, how can I integrate the almost identical narratives, what am I supposed to do with this information?

How could these two people "remember" the exact same story involving me? Good lord, you can't make this stuff up. In the Reyaverse many things are possible, but when something this blatantly clear comes through, it's unnerving!

Yep, that's pollen. Happy spring!


Miranda said...

fascinating. I love past life stories...

Reya Mellicker said...

Miranda I know you and your sister from somewhere, probably your kids, too. And Val, and Angela and your mom. If we ever meet in "real" life it will seem so normal. I know it.

ellen abbott said...

I've had several experiences when a past life has peeked through, once in a dream, once in a regression. I felt an immediate affinity to ancient Egypt as a young teen first learning about it. perhaps as a native american too since I am inexplicably drawn to the Navajo. And have many times in my life met people with whom I was instantly close.

Reya Mellicker said...

Ellen should you and I ever meet it will be an experience Kim Yanoshik calls "remembered sisterhood." She and I also share this kind of mysterious instant bond.

X said...

Love this post

steven said...

i entirely experience connection of a different quality when i meet someone i've known before. it's not very common for me though and that could be just as much about receptivity and broadcasting as it could be about serendipitously crossing paths. when i sense it i am drawn like a magnet to the person who is usually already drifting at a high rate of speed into my life also. in the latest of these experiences i spoke the first words: "i haven't seen you in a while!" the other person laughed. knowingly it turns out! steven

Reya Mellicker said...

Yes, Steven! Yes!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

great post....catching up with the bloggyhood post film bender.

absolutely love the concept of reyaverse

past lives, yeah...have a few!

here's to found sisters!! and an ellen encounter!