Just returned from my first church service in MANY years and it produced some strong feelings in me. One of the things I’m looking for is a sense of community, a place where I can feel like I’m making a contribution. Not quite sure if I can contribute to the church what I believe, but I will definitely go back. Here’s what I’d like to do in the coming weeks here:

I welcome all of my Wisdom and Life Fans to contribute something here about what they believe. What your faith tells you. How do you practice communication with your God, with your spirit, with the Universe.

Give me some examples of what you believe.
Life after death?
Do you think we come back?

I had a friend a couple days ago tell me she thinks reincarnation is s symbol of atheism. What do you believe? I explained that atheism is non belief; those who are atheists do NOT believe there is a higher power, that God doesn’t exist.

Did you know that reincarnation was once in the Bible? Don’t believe me? Check it out. Search Reincarnation and the Bible on the Internet and you’ll find whole swaths of information on the topic. Reincarnation was eradicated from the Bible during The Council of Nicea.

I want to develop a community here where we can all share what we believe without any fear of repercussions. Feel free to add to this document. When you add your thoughts, if you’re comfortable, leave your name and if you have a blog, feel free to leave your blog address too. After all if we’re aiming to have a community, let’s all share what we can.

I’ll start.

Reincarnation/Past Lives:
I’m convinced that we all come back. Life is a series of lessons to be learned. Think of life as school. What happens each school year?
We graduate to the next grade, right? Or we stay back, right? If we learned what we needed to during that year we get to move on to the next grade. So it is with life. At the end of our lives on the physical plane we have a life review akin to a test at the end of a school year. If we pass this review we get to move onto the next life where there will be new challenges to meet. If, however, we didn’t learn from the challenges placed before us during our most recent incarnation then we will meet those same challenges again in our next incarnation or life. We will continue facing the same issues again and again until we realize the challenge and make the change. It’s much like the story of the person seeing the hole in the sidewalk.

Until we recognize our errors we’ll continue making them. That’s why we keep returning. We return to become better people, to be closer to God. Eventually when we’ve incarnated many multiple times we can choose whether we want to stay on the cycle. Those who believe in past lives are not less religious, less spiritual then those who do not. I’d venture to say that in some cases we are more spiritual, because we see the path to God as continual. The only way to God is through learning our spiritual lessons in this life.

I’ll write more next time. Now it’s your turn. What do you believe?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you all.

Chris

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