The idea of reincarnation never seemed that appealing to me. If we do live in a spiritual universe, then we should get to see it after we die, not constantly be popped into body after body like we're on a factory line... Seems more cruel than nothing after death.
Anyways, thanks for sharing your thoughts rich, you really seem like you're an individual who thinks outside his box...
Not really reincarnation, but that may be the way you imagine it. More of a soul that is learning and gaining skills which manifest in each physical life as inherited characteristics
Inherited characteristics in themselves are memory - memory of skills obtained. Memory in the form of visual memory is a bit trickier. Some claim that they can see flickers of these memories.
As for why some memories are erased and others are projected through different lives? Again, I use observations to satisfy my curiosity. The metaphor I would use is the Game
. We play games throughout our life. In fact, all of life may be a game. Now, as with a good game of Monopoly, chess, or even hide-and-seek, we develop skills as we play the game which we retain from game to game, but it is good to end the game and start anew. How else to start a new Game of Life
other than to erase some memory? You know, sometimes you just want to forget what happened as have a fresh start. :bigsmile: