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On Reincarnation by linawifeofL On Reincarnation by linawifeofL

On Reincarnationby linawifeofL

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As someone who is really into metaphysics as an interest, it frustrates me when people have no idea what they're talking about on topics such as this.

Most people hear about reincarnation, jump on the first thing they can think of that they really like and go "HOMG IT MUST HAVE HAD TO DO WITH THIIIIS". Um, no. If reincarnation was about having the same thoughts and interests over and over again there would be no point. You have to be the good guy a few times, you have to be the jerk a few times. You have to be a spineless wuss and you have to be a cocky bastard. The whole point of reincarnation is to learn from different experiences, not to have the same ones over and over and over, so why would you be the same thing over and over and over? You have to be different. Sure, maybe some commonalities carried over, maybe some interests of yours herald back to the past, but that doesn't mean that EVERY SINGLE THING you have a passing or even strong interest in is heralding from the past. Experiences are what carries over, the big important things. For me, who believes that I was a Victorian prostitute, I found this when I was watching an episode of 'The History of Sex' on the Victorian era and at a section that spoke about brothels, prostitutes, etc. I was overcome by this overwhelming feeling of misery that brought me to tears. That kind of emotional reaction is what really heralds back to what might have been.
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danitaguty Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
i still want to know who i was in past lives!
 probably not as enthusiastic as i am now ;D
Shadow-of-Burakku Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
A Cherokee spiritualist told me I was a horsewoman in a past life...which may be true, but ultimately I don't know :shrug: I'm not the same horse enthusiast I was as a child, though I strongly agree with Rick Gore that if you don't understand horses (their body language, their hierarchy in a herd, etc.) and don't have the spine to stand up to a horse and show him whose boss in a way the horse understands, then you have no business being associated with horses, much less owning one.
Ralokone Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
no these things define who you are now, and maybe depending on how reincarnation works (if this is the truth) what you will be in the future.
gothicjinx101 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i was once told you can tell how you died in your past life by your fears that true? o-o

just curious XD
ILoveMaxwell665 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my past lives were based off stuff i NEVER would of thought...they have nothing to do with me today, cause like you said. its NOT a shadow of the past. GREAT STAMP! <3
SalatrixParvissima Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, is the reason I got so upset over Hannibal killing the Romans because I was one or because I really love Romans? Interesting to think about anyway.

Nice job with the stamp, though. People annoy me with reincarnation because they blame everything on it instead of taking responsibility for themselves now.
Blackdragon73 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
WOW, I'M IMPRESSED. I love your animated gif and the meaning makes sense. Good job and blessed be.
ollyollyoxenfree9 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
My thing is all of the reincarnated medieval Kings, Queens, princesses, and princes.

As a medieval nerd, I raise my eyebrow at that. No, they are never members of the much beleaguered peasantry. They never speak of the disease, the insects, sleeping on straw tick, lack of cleanliness, and all the rest. They do not talk about the vast majority of peasants being unable to own swords due to that being illegal, not just costly.

Also, if I say that, ok, you are Princess/Prince so and so, what do you do in your daily routine? What is the mattress of your bed made of and how is it constructed? What do you eat? If it is a woman, I ask what she used on her period (they always get that wrong). I asked how often they bathed (they get that wrong too). How comfortable was their Castle (they always have one). Why were there tapestries on the walls... what purpose did they serve?

Ask these people about visiting the cities, they never mention the stench, how chamberpots were tossed out into the street where offal ran down the middle of it, etc.
Demon-of-Sins666 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
yeah i knew that, and i have a similar story... I was listening to the song "Love the way you lie" by Eninem Ft. Rihanna, and suddenly i knew that i had been a dumbass guy in an abusive relationship, a seriously bad one, like the ones that make you want to fucking KILL the bastard.... I hate it, but thats one thats one that i had discovered about myself, i dont know specifics but i know enough....
Skuhweer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Supposedly, your past life affects this one. Ergo, anyone who's a hopeless fan of something to the point that the rest of us point and laugh must have really screwed up in a previous life, like seriously.

Of course, I like the idea of the afterlife being like an employment agency that doesn't have to worry about whether you're qualified for the job. They just give you whatever the hell comes up at the time and you deal with it. What? You don't want to be born in Kenya this time around? Too bad.
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