What I'm about to post comes from a very recent journal entry of mine. I wanted to post it here before but my access to the internet has been limited until yesterday. Also, I was hesitant to post because I'm not sure it fits any available catergory. Hopefully it's clear enough that you'll understand it. As for a little background, this is not a past life experience, at least not in a direct way. But it was an experience directly relating to the nature of living multiple lives and I thought it would be interesting to share and listen to how you respond. Also, I've tried to keep it as clear as possible. All of this information came to me in a matter of seconds. In fact, I'm certain it came to me in an incredibly brief instant with such a force, I was left sifting through the echo of it, an echo strong enough for me to actually comprehend. Because it was so brief, it didn't feel as though it came in any linear order. I feel I organized the order on a subconscious level. But I also feel I left a lot of what I received out because I couldn't find words or known foundation for it. THE ENTRY All things are vibrating, from quarks to galaxies. Vibration is sound. Sound lies within the source, the source from whence all life in this universe came. Many ancient, spiritual/religious sources loosely agree with quantum physics on this particular point, more or less. Then there's the idea of time. It's said that time is a product of our sensory limitations, our linear impression of a reality that is actually beyond time or space. For us, everything happens in succession whereas, it is believed by some, everything from our past, present, and future are actually occuring at the same time. Things of the past, things of the future, are of infinite nature, are fused in something that, at our vantage point, we can only describe as an eternal NOW. Though, THAT impression is only approximate. So, why the hell am I babbling all this pseudospirtualscientific crap now? Because, here is what came to me before I went to sleep one night last week, though not in any linear form (though the intermittent narration makes it SEEM as though it was fed to me linearly): All of your lives (as in "one" soul living through "many" lives via reincarnation) seem to happen in succession. First, there are lives you've lived. Then, there's the life you're living now. And last, there's the lives you've yet to live. It seems like you're drawing this line through space as you go, slowly but surely. The image that comes to me at this point is someone sort of crawling on an endless black plane. In one hand, they trace a line in front of themselves with a paintbrush or pen. So, you're concentrating on drawing this line as perfectly as you can. It's simplest to focus on the part you're working on. But, if you get into the rhythm of things, you can actually look back at the first part of the line you drew and continue drawing the line at the same time without really messing up at all. In fact, looking back at the first part of the line helps you orient yourself to the part you're tracing out now. It improves the line. At this point the image playing in my mind transforms. The, person disappears and the line extends itself of its own accord, perfectly. The line is no longer a flat drawing but a 3D guitar string. The string begins to vibrate and hum, a beautiful sound. This is what the soul sounds like, your lives being lived all at once, every unimaginably infintisimal moment. Still, the note becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Your higher self, the soul, the oversoul, the godself, the great spirit or whatever it is you want to call it, is making music. Then, as though giant, invisible fingers are pressing into the vibrating string, it bends inward. Our invisible giant strums the string in a different note. Strumming and sliding up the string, each note blends seamlessly into the next, becoming richer as the sliding reaches the tip of the string. Then, no more pressure, no more sliding and the sound is "complete," embodying all those sounds and more. Our lives are being lived all at once. But it's all experienced in some slow, drawn out thread. We hear the note we're closest to. The doppler effect drowns out the rest of the string, the rest of the song and so here we are, drawing the line, playing the song that's never needed finishing. Yeah, my brain is so weird. (END) So, that's my experience. It's not a new idea, I know, but I thought it was significant that of all the concepts surrounding past lives, this was the one that entered my mind so abruptly out of nowhere. An idea that takes the "past" and "future" out of "past lives" and "future lives." What do you all think?