Do you believe in past lives? 4



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For centuries, many people of the world have believed in past lives – it’s even part of some religions. It can just be a feeling, or a belief that our souls have been here on Earth before, and go through lives to achieve a greater purpose.

In his book “Journey of Souls”, Dr Michael Newton presents ten years of his research and insights to help people understand the purpose behind their life choices, and how and why our soul – and the souls of those we love – lives eternally. 

His subjects talk about where a soul goes between lives on Earth – it certainly is interesting.

These days, about 51 per cent of the world’s population believe in some form of an afterlife, with about 7 per cent believing that we are reincarnated after death, and that we move on to our next frontier.

Henry Ford believed in past lives and in fact he was convinced that he had lived before as a soldier killed at the battle of Gettysburg. A quote from the Interview in the San Francisco Examiner from 1928 described Ford’s beliefs:

‘I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was 26. Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction. Work is futile if we cannot utilise the experience we collect in one life in the next. When I discovered Reincarnation it was as if I had found a universal plan I realised that there was a chance to work out my ideas. Time was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock. Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease. If you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so that it puts men’s minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the long view of life gives to us.’

Tell us your thoughts: do you think that we have multiple lives, or do we only have one shot?

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  1. I am sure we have lived in a past life.This is not based on religion but experiences.I am Australian born and bred but when I went to Greece in 1986 for the first time when I worked for Olympic Airways in Brisbane I walked out onto the balcony at the hotel in Constitution Square and looked up at the Acropolis and it seemed I had been there before.
    Then on some of the Greek Islands the same happened eg on Crete & Rhodes.I dont understand it but it is so real.

  2. As a Kinesiologist I find past life experiences are often raised during a Kinesiology session. I find most clients do believe in re-incarnation and have experiences that seem to prove it.

  3. Yes, I believe in reincarnation, convinced from books and articles on the subject.

  4. No I do not believe in reincarnation, just mans ego at work not wanting to believe this is all they get, only after life is what we pass onto the next generation in our DNA.

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