Wednesday, July 04, 2007
This is Bizarre
I was reminded of something Tolle said. He stated that each person is a microcosm of the universe. Each of us mirrors the universe in its complexity and I assume he means consciousness. Julie would call this fractal. I was also struck by the apparent phenomenon of forgetfulness after reincarnation. We all consciously forget our past lives possibly because those memories might be a burden, or maybe to give each of us another chance at getting the current lesson right, or maybe it's just the way consciousness evolves and grows. Of course, some would consider this total nonsense, but my subconscious knows reincarnation to be true. It feels right, though my logical mind can't fathom it. And here is this physics paper stating that the universe itself undergoes a similar process of rebirth and forgetfulness. How striking!
It is better to remember, but not allowed by the consciousness-jailor, growth depends on remembering, growth past this prison, but that is esoteric and not provable, alas, such is life.
We don't need memories of the past or of past lives to be free. Being free only occurs with each present moment. Forgetfulness may be intrinsic to the new body. After all, it is essentially a blank slate ready to be filled with new meomries of this life. Alas, I didn't think of that reason until a few days after I wrote the comment in Jule's blog.
Agreed. Memory is not so real and fresh as the present moment.
I'm collecting this quote by you .. "We don't need memories of the past or of past lives to be free. Being free only occurs with each present moment."
I love that! so true.
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