Posted by: anonymous
2017-02-19 06:13:02
ID: 45020
In response to a confession. Suppose your exposure to a certain religion (let's use snake-handling churches as an example) has convinced you that it's a bad religion and in your heart you believe that's true. You mention to someone that you think this is a bad religion and that you believe it can harm people. That makes you a bigot despite the fact that practically everyone with half a brain would believe as you do. It seems important to be able to express one's aversion to something without being branded. That's what free speech is about. And if you don't say something and your country becomes overcome with snake-handling religious people, you might come to the conclusion when it's too late (like after your kid gets bitten by a snake and dies) that you should have spoken up.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-02-18 23:50:30
ID: 45012
**disclaimer alert*** this post is not related to anything I have read hear. I wish people would understand the difference between racism, religious bigotry, phobias and hate speech/actions. They are all bad things, but speaking ones views regarding a religious faith is not a "phobia" or racism, it is bigotry or maybe hate speech if you try to incite violence against someone. Racism is dislike or bigotry based on ones race, not on their belief system. Its not acceptable either.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-02-17 18:39:53
ID: 44977
In response to a confession. Years ago I came across something called The Michael Teachings. It explains that there are 5 Soul Levels - Infant, Baby, Young, Mature and Old. Within each level there are 7 incarnations as one's soul develops, so a full soul incarnation is 35 lives and can take hundreds or even thousands of years. *However*, not every person living at this moment has a past life, or more than one or two. Some are on their very first incarnation here. You know how you meet someone and say, "They are an old soul?" Well now, when I meet someone who just doesn't seem to "get" life, I think to myself that they must be an infant or baby soul. It really has changed the way I deal with people. Instead of getting frustrated with them, I'm more sympathetic to where they are in their journey.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-02-17 15:05:55
ID: 44973
In response to a confession. The theory is that time isn't linear. When we're here on earth, we have to measure, calculate, and label everything because humans like to categorize. If you don't think of time as being real, of only being a man-made concept, a whole slew of possibilities open up. You could have multiple lives happening at the same time in another "dimension." It's OK not to believe in it, though. Go with whatever resonates with you.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-02-17 10:33:37
ID: 44972
The one thing I've never been able to figure out about past lives is that it doesn't add up mathematically. For ex, there are over 7.5 billion people in the world. Centuries ago, it wasn't even a quarter of that---so how did all this additional lives come into being?? I'm not being snarky, I am open to a lot of concepts, I just don't see how this one adds up.....
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-02-12 00:16:34
ID: 44815
In response to a confession. Yeah, it does feel almost like I had a past life somewhere in Europe. I have weird flashbacks sometimes...anyone else get those? That's probably why I feel so out of place sometimes.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-02-11 20:07:41
ID: 44802
I believe in past lives and think that sometimes we carry unresolved crap over into our current life.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-02-11 02:49:02
ID: 44801
Does anyone else ever feel like they were born in the wrong culture or era? I feel all the time like I don't fit in with anyone else in my area. I often feel like I'm older than I am chronologically. I kind of wonder why that is.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-02-08 05:26:43
ID: 44750
In response to a confession. Thanks! I've read lots on it, it's just exhausting, you know? I do daily prayers and meditations to protect myself, I just have to be aware of my emotions all the time. I read the channeling Erik blog and really like what it said about being an empath. Basically, when you encounter a weird "out of nowhere" emotion, look at it like a shirt. Is this my shirt? Is this someone else's shirt? If it's not your shirt, take that shit off! I think a lot of people look at it like it's a superpower, but it's kind of a pain in the butt.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-02-07 21:02:27
ID: 44735
In response to a confession. It was terrible for me, too, until I learned how to manage it. As soon as I feel someone else's emotions, I shield myself. I also have to do a mini-meditation and shielding before leaving the house, because if I don't, it can get very draining for me. Here's a link for you :)
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