How to Know How Many Past Lives You’ve Had
Question from a reader:
Interesting question to ask. Allow me to bend your mind a little bit…
“I wanted to know if I had past lives and if so how many?”
You want to know if you have past lives and if so, how many. Having a life that occurs in the past assumes a certain linearity in the flow of time itself and it assumes that your lives happen in a linear, chronological order and it assumes that there is a beginning to this time and that there is an end to this time.
All of those assumptions hinge on the existence of linear time, but, as I’ve covered a few times before, time as you know it does not exist. It’s an illusion.
If you click that link, it will take you to one of my older blog posts explaining why and even link you to a video by theoretical physicist (and my nerd crush) Brian Greene explaining the science behind it.
So what are the implications of that on the concept of incarnation? Effectively what it means is that all of your lives–past, present, and future–actually exist in the “now.” They all exist simultaneously, and instead of thinking of them in terms of where they are in “time” (past/present/future), you could instead think of them in terms of where they are in space-time.
I wrote another post giving a visual example of what simultaneous lives looks like that you can read here.
When you take these things into account, the question of, “Have I had a past life and if so, how many?” becomes null and void. Thinking about it in those linear terms may make it easier to grasp, but it also puts a lot of limitations on your expectations about what your soul is capable of.
Another great post I would refer my readers to, after checking out the two linked above, is this one about spirit communication and reincarnation.
Now to address the question of “How many?” The answer is “All of them.”
If everything and everyone in existence is merely God manifesting itself and we are all “one” at a spiritual and energetic level, then you are everyone and you always have been. Every life that’s ever been lived is your life. And so is everyone else’s.
Hope this was helpful. If it made your brain hurt, then that’s a good thing. It means we’re stretching your mind. 😉
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