Most of my life I have believed in reincarnation, not like I’m coming back as a goat, but that we live multiple lives.  Once our body gets old and tired, our soul leaves, goes somewhere (it really doesn’t matter to me where) and then we are recycled, dropped into another newborn body.

In my theory we have to forget, give up our past life experiences to start anew.  I’m pretty sure I read that in a book, or maybe it was that Warren Beatty movie.  What was that called?  Heaven Can Wait!  I was super young when that movie came out, impressionable, so it could be that much of my afterlife doctrine came from Warren Beatty and the little old guy that helped him.  He was my favorite.

Anyway, some version of “we come back” has been what I have “known” and how I explain death and dying.  To me, it’s figured out and I don’t waste bunches of my time theorizing or wondering about life after my last sunset.

Yesterday I was driving home and I started to question if that is really how it is, my “know,” or if that is what my brain tells me so I can get through my life?

Meaning, is my brain feeding me things so I don’t freak out that someday this will be all over?  Ice cream, kisses, warm water, rainy days, pizza, massage, tea.  Does my brain say, “It’s going to be all right, Tracy, because once you die you will come back and get to do it all over again?”

Like a child that doesn’t want to get off the ferris wheel and the parent tells her, “Okay, fine you can go one more time.”  Is it like that?  Is that what my brain needs to do to keep me on the straight and narrow?

I’ve always thought it was my soul telling me, recognizing things or people, giving me goosebumps and filling me with this calm sense of “knowing.”  Maybe I was wrong, maybe there’s a big curtain somewhere and when it falls I will know it was all a trick and I only get one ticket.

Huh, I’ll have to think on this some more, or maybe that’s not such a good idea.

My thoughts from the laundry room.  Bedtime.

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  1. I have always believed that reincarnation is the way we go down and that our bodies do not just float to heaven, where we spend the rest of eternity living our dream life in the sky with clouds and angels. A part of me believes that there is no man that created us and that we are created by a type of energy that sustains life. An energy that is unlike any type of energy that we have discovered. I love the way you think. It inspires people like me to think for ourselves. P.s, I really like rain and pizza.

  2. I’ve had so many flashbacks over the past 13 years that I now just take all my past lives as a matter of course and really pay attention when I stumble across a situation I just know I got wrong before and can improve on. These days I ask myself if there really is a yesterday and a tomorrow, time is just so fluid for me. I don’t know if yesterday casts itself forward, or tomorrow casts itself backward or whether today goes both ways. Its odd when you stumble upon a scene or a person that seems so familiar but you cannot explain why. I find it reassuring because in a creepy way. Nice post

  3. Beautiful thoughts put down! I believe reincarnation is true, but you can come back not only as a human, it can be as birth of a tiger, tree, plant seed anything that can grow and breathe has a soul inside it. That soul is what leaves this body when we die. Its the spark inside of everyone of us that keeps the body moving or in the plants case the plant growing and gives us energy. When the spark leaves, the body we are in dies and the soul travels to the next body it is destined to go in. I have not written a post on this on my blog, but you have inspired me to do so. If interested please check out on

  4. deja vu happens, lending itself to knowing what comes next in that memory… enhancing our intuitions and psychic skills…deja vu happens…

  5. Is it some astrological alignment of the stars? I was thinking about this the other day. I like the thought of being dropped into another newborn to start over. It definitely beats being a goat.

  6. I must be in one of those cycles where it is time to rethink this very subject. My daughter and I had a similar conversation just two hours ago in my livingroom.

  7. Not too long ago I experienced a life changing “reincarnation” experience while traveling. At the time I couldn’t figure out what was happening but my soul recognized the moment and it felt very deep and familiar…. most of my life, i never paid any attention to reincarnation until something so unexplainable yet familiar happened to me… irreversible. Thank you for sharing!

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