Author: Mike O'Hare
Have we lived before? Will we live again? Despite endless debates based around the validity of reincarnation as it is expounded in various religions, there is one crucial point that must be remembered. Reincarnation is not a religious concept. It is not the property of any one group to either own or disown. Reincarnation is par excellence a natural Law. When we grasp this, many doors open for deeper understanding. "The Meadow" addresses this concept subtly as it describes the challenges of the main characters from life to life. Logically, if you study the nature of the world in which we live, learn and grow, almost everything has a cycle - why would man be different from the environment in which he was meant to evolve? -- Elfreda Pretorius and Mike O'Hare.
Have you ever considered that past lives are nothing more or less, than lives lived parallel to us? Therefore this is no myth. Take your mind and your ego out of the time-space continuum and you will discover that there is no past and there is no future. There is only the moment or the presence. In other words, I'm describing the here and now. If you give thought to this fact then you will discover that there can be no experiences of past lives that have been lived on this Earth, in this dimension, many years ago. The emphasis here is IN THIS DIMENSION.
What we are experiencing more likely than not, are lives (possibly countless lives) being lived by us as different personalities but yet still sharing the same soul. I believe that theory physics, string theories and quantum physics are already proving that time as we know it, does not exist other than being part of the illusion which gives substance to a material world, giving us the opportunity to experience our minds.
In my opinion, it makes more sense to realise that we are part of a collective consciousness and our learning/experiencing mindset comes about via multiple lives which are lived simultaneously but in different dimensions or parallel universes. Where choices come into this regarding how we live a life, is beyond my comprehension. For example, it could be possible that we live many lives on Earth with an identical natural infrastructure which sustains us and yet in a completely separate dimension, frequency or vibration.
Therefore what people interpret as memories through dreams and regression are simply real experiences happening in the here and now, but in different dimensions. These are thoughts that are being brought into our conscious awareness via our five physical senses and our inner feelings. What we interpret as time zones is simply a period background which can be either pre or post industrial revolution and thus providing the illusion to live out a life. It's fascinating stuff once we realise that there is only the presence and nothing else. We can only experience and savour the moment.
The state of awareness that we experience here can possibly be much greater as we live a life somewhere else or in another place. The feedback we get is through the neural and esoteric channels which surround us all. It's a wonderful thought and one which I consider should be given greater consideration. I hope you don't mind this alternate view on this subject. I'm no expert, but I would welcome other people's views on this. This is the beauty of human debating.
Regardless of all this, I am still of the romantic notion that we have lived before on this Earth. We are only human and this is the way I like to feel when I start to ponder on this subject. As a consequence to this, I along with Elfreda, my co-writer, have written a 600-page novel about lives and loves that have lived again and again.
Our novel, "The Meadow" which has yet to be published, can be found on this site and we hope that you get the time to read what is available here and, perhaps, express a wish to learn more of this work which took two and a half years to write.
It's all good food for thought isn't it? We do hope that our story will stimulate minds and help plant that seed of curiosity.
Jay commented on 08 Jul 2008, 02:29:37
Hmmm... makes you think, doesn't it?
I guess we'll never really know, but I also believe that anything you deem it to be, simply IS. My own perspective on it is that we live NOWHERE (Eternal Now). Now, Here - see? I once had this vision of zooming out into space. If you zoom out from your present perspective, a teeny Human Bean on Planet Earth, and look back down, then you can see EVERYTHING. If you chose to jump back down onto the planet, or another one, for that matter, you could. And you would be in a different place and time, although you weren't really any older. I took this thought further, just for the fun of it and thought that if I was a non-physical energy being, I was capable of being NOW-HERE and EVERY-WHERE at once. Like a light ray or energy beam, maybe I could split myself into different parts of me, in order to encompass as much experience of as many different places and life-time-space-continuum as possible, ultimately adding to the collective expansion of the Great IS!
If it is possible to zoom out physically then the soul/spirit is a gazillion times more likely to be able to do it a whole lot better! And with the further thought that time is not linear (not the man-made time) but is NOW-HERE and EVERY-WHERE it is entirely possible that we could zoom back into, say, 1940, 1950 or even 2050!
When a ship sets sail it sets its compass (not a sailor so not sure how the technicalities work) and its course. If that ship at any stage goes one single degree off course, it will end up in a place so far from the original destination that it could even be the other side of the world.
So, if we are looking at Earth, not only as a limited perspective place to incarnate, but as a multi-dimensional playground, then maybe we can choose to set whichever time-space scene we choose to in order to experience life.
Meet me on the Holodeck, Counsellor Troi... and Make It So!
THE MEADOW -- A SPIRITUAL ROMANCE
"The Meadow" is an epic love story unlike anything told before. The storyline threads an earthly path through four life times, from ancient Mexica to contemporary Pakistan, and affords the reader glimpses of a place known as "The Meadow" - an inter-life waterhole where souls rest between lives.
This is a story about life and all its complexities. It is about the eternal love of two characters that seem destined to be together but who repeatedly fail to bond due to a nemesis that tracks them from life to life, tearing them apart.
The stage of "The Meadow" includes hate and retribution, international espionage and political deceit, interspersed with the brilliance of an autistic savant, offspring of the female protagonist, who tries to solve the secret and mystery of the eagle in order to save his mother.
The frustrated lovers thus have only one option - to unite in the Meadow - a place they forget all about each time they incarnate into a new life.
This site is dedicated to "The Meadow", a book of more than 600 pages and has yet to be published, but it is also devoted to sharing information about life beyond the trapdoor of death, inviting the reader to question everything, from dogmatic beliefs to the establishment.
There are many related articles here and we hope that there will be something for everyone. We hope to encourage communication and discussion between likeminded individuals willing to share their experiences to further our common goals of advancement into the future whilst learning from each other.