Recently I commented at spritzophrenia.wordpress.com that I subscribed to the idea of reincarnation. I received this comment in response:
“I’m very curious to hear your ideas about reincarnation. Do you follow any particular religion’s beliefs about it? How did you come to believe in it?”
And I have to say that the answer to this question is so big that I’ve been struggling to write a response. What I have come to understand as ‘truths’ related to our existence both in this life right now and pre/post this life has been a long journey and a journey that continues.
More, my experience over the last months in blog land has shown me that many folk, be they believers, non-believers or whatever, want to argue their understandings as being ‘right’. I do not. Mainly because I don’t believe anyone is right or wrong. We are all simply in the place we are due to the experiences we’ve had, and due to that which contributes to our separate individuality.
Yet the sharing of our individual journeys is so essential. For me it is the most important thing we do and the reason behind why I have a blog and why I want to write on a larger platform about both my and many other paths.
Be it about our childhoods, our relationships, our spiritual beliefs, our intellectual pursuits; every single person’s stories make up the amazing tapestry of the human journey. To share those journeys is to enhance the experience of life. So…
For anyone else to make sense of why I currently believe the things I believe the path leading up to now must be explained. Imagine we saw Dorothy and her friends arriving at the Emerald City without knowing of their journey along the Yellow Brick Road. It would make no sense. The same goes for where I now stand on matters regarding life beyond the material reality.
As such I’ve decided to show my own yellow brick road. At least when it comes to these matters. I don’t know how many posts it will take…perhaps they will be endless as my journey is. I will call them Leesa’s Yellow Brick Rd part one, two etc, because I like the analogy :).
To Lydia, the questioner, I hope you understand why I can’t answer straight forwardly…anyone who knows me personally knows I rarely do. Because nothing is straight forward…at least it never has been for me nor for the thousands of folk I have listened to over the years. One of the things I love about us human bugs is our amazing complexity.
So tomorrow I will start. I hope it will be a good read. As a writer I am a junior and often despair at my inability to write the way I can so easily talk even in front of hundreds. My writings will be honest as always (sometimes embarrassingly so) and when speaking of times past I will speak of the experience as it was felt then rather than writing about it from the perspective of now. I welcome all comments, ask for respectfulness to each other and hope you will share your journeys too. For me in matters of spirit I am, and hope always will be a learner and for me this particular learning is the greatest and the most exciting of all