Wow! Some stunners
there. Davipert Grilkie, for example.
Matching contemporary look-alikes with certainty requires careful
analysis, because natural similarities exist between people anyway.
But we can get some firm confirmation if the essential essence of a
person's behaviour, life path or obvious talent is as close as is the
In other words, if someone is remarkably talented as a pianist and
at the same time is also stunningly similar in facial appearance to a
deceased pianist with an equivalent talent.
Such people almost seem to be able to tweak space-time at will
to guide their incarnation by sheer force of prior expresed potential
Expresed potential is the essential prerequisite to gaining a 'rudder'
with which to steer our multi-incarante course more precisely, rather
than be merely tossed about on the seas of existence.
As Terrence McKenna says, we then become the author of our story,
not merely a disposable character in someone else's story.
Expressing our potential enables us sieze the moment.
My favorite example of that is Oscar Wilde reappearing as Stephen Fry
and then ending up playing Oscar Wilde in the movie "Oscar."
Not only does he look the same in facial appearance and frame,
but he expresses as the same kind of Anglo-Irish, genteel "Toff."
You simply can't keep a good thing down!
You can have a high degree of confidence that you personally may also
maintain the same essential personal qualities and ambience through
time. Just you don't happen to be so "infamous" as to be specially noted.
There are no fixed rules of continuity. Maybe after two or three lifetimes
of pianist, the inner intuitive supermind may opt to have a go at painting
or even a total change to engineering to compliment the previous purely
artictic expresion. In any event, relax and trust that 'inner you' pretty
much knows what it is doing.
"what Seth had to say was that all of our
incarnations are simultaneous and
that time is an illusion. "
Actually.... they are sequential and/or simultaneous.
And Time is Reality - not illusion.
I just dashed off a quick reply there, but to elaborate:
I used to buy into the general idea that 'here' is not the real deal,
and that we will all go somewhere 'else' or that somewhere else
is the more fundamentally real reality.
But I've come to understand that unless mind is continually
re-immersed in Time then it is as ephemeral as the wind and
just as insubstantive.
' is where it's all at.
Only enfleshed can we experience the fullness of experience.
must be sequentially built, brick by brick, within the
constraints of space and time --on the previous bricks of the past.
No hopping around in Time. No going back. Onwards. Ever onwards.
The Heaven moment arrives when we collectively realize that we
each of us go on - have always gone on and always will
When we realize that, everything simply carries on just the same.
Except now it is attitudinally totally transformed
Like Egypt after Mubarak.
After that collective Realization, we will ecstatically celebrate.
But you as an individual can celebrate it right now
Well before our collective humanity gains that insight.
Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when open.