A couple of weeks ago, the TV show Ghost Hunters re-ran an older episode of the series. (Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series featuring paranormal investigators who explore places reported to be haunted.) In this particular segment, they attempted to generate some EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) by baiting the potential spirit, asking her “Are you in your room, Princess?” When they played back the tapes, you could distinctly hear a woman’s voice saying, “Of course I am. Where are you?”
The hosts of the show apparently felt they had definitely captured some “paranormal activity.” I am assuming they thought it was a spirit voice. But what if…
What if it wasn’t? What if it was a time warp, an anomaly of time of some sort? What if Princess was sitting in her bed reading late one night in 1870, or whenever, and heard an odd voice asking her “Are you in your room, Princess?” A perfectly acceptable response would be to say exactly what she said.
So what if time is not quite the “river” we believe it to be? What if it can flow both ways?
In January 2010, author and theoretical cosmologist Sean M. Carroll published From Eternity To Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time. He is examining & questioning the “arrow of time” concept, the generally accepted understanding that time only flows in one direction.
So what does this have to do with reincarnation? As it is popularly understood, reincarnation is based on a pretty straightforward linear sequence. You have a life, you die, and then as time goes by, you have another life in a new body, to carry on. Repeat as necessary.
Somehow that seems a little too bare for me. If time actually flows in more directions than one… well then… what does “past” life mean, anyway? What if your “next” reincarnation goes from the 21st century back to the 8th century? What if your immediately “preceding” life was in the 34th century? Could you have more than one life at a time? Maybe I am a 56-year-old New York male, and at the same time, I am an 8-year-old girl in Helsinki, Finland and a 72-year old aborigine in Australia?
What if our so-called “past” lives are not finished? What if our “past” life mistakes were not locked in stone? What if we could go “back” and fix them? What if one of your “next” lives is calling back to you, trying to fix you, right now? What if the idea of “karma” actually implies the need to balance out and heal all your lives literally? Not just by behaving better and more evolved now, but by learning to evolve “back then,” too?
What if all our lives are happening at once? What if our past & future lives are all current, but we need to see them as linear?
I can’t swear any of the above is true. The concepts feel right to me though. And if nothing else, it might be fun to play with these ideas. See what you come up with…