I was just thinking that if it has been possible for you to have led any one of a number of lives based on your choices, do you ever get to see what your life might have looked like if you'd taken a different path?
In the movie "Sliding Doors", all the different possibilities for the life of the actress are shown but they all eventually lead to the same ending. Is that what happens with us or our are choices going to mean our lives could have been very very different? In that case, how do we know if we made good choices? Does it matter in the end? Is it what we've learnt that's important? I've asked a few questions here as IQ asks us to elaborate, but I think with all of them I'm basically asking the same thing. Do we see all possible pathways are lives could have taken when we die (or perhaps some do before they die) and then get the opportunity to reflect on our choices. Most religions teach about a kind of self-judgement. How can we know what kind of life we've led, if we don't know what the alternatives could have been?
According to the book Journey of Souls, by Michael Newton, the case studies of his hypnotized subjects all indicate that we do have the opportunity to review our previous lives from an observer's perspective, and to review the paths that alternate choices would have taken. However, in the long run, all paths do lead home, and so there would not be any self-judgment regarding whether or not a path was "correct" or "incorrect." Some just may have been more arduous than others.
In fact, according to the book, and personal experience after having my own LBL (life-between-lives) hypnosis session, we do have quite a number of choices prior to incarnating, and we are shown many potential paths in advance, so that we may choose the incarnation that best works for our soul's intention. This does not preclude free choice, for we can ultimately make different choices once incarnated.
answered 16 Mar '15, 11:45
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