Dragoness wrote:I guess that may be one view of metaphysics. My understanding is more one of life's lesson. Goes back to free will and predestination. Your predestination is a certain path, while your free will is to either continue to make the same "mistake" or to have learned and not make that mistake. Possibly repeating until the "right" choice is made.
As a bible-believer, I no longer accept the idea of widespread reincarnation. The bible teaches that reincarnation does happen on a certain level, but only for a very select few, appointed by God.
But anyway, the bible doesn't support the idea that I, for example, have lived previous lives. So, I reject the idea. However I have always been haunted by fleeting visions of what seem to be past life experiences. I don't know how to explain them, and basically conclude they are just conjured up by my imagination. But I could give some pretty detailed accounts of SOMETHING I feel like I remember. Strange stuff.