Have you ever had a dream, but you could not remember it when you woke up? One would ask how would you know if you actually had the dream? Sometime you become aware of the dream after it happen, but continue to sleep. I presume that one could write it down as soon as it occurred, but most of us have no energy to make the effort.
How many time have we had a thought, like an idea for a blog, but could not remember it later on? How many inventions have the world lost because the thought was lost into the abyss of forgotten ideas?
These events are single ideas or dreams. But is it possible to lose all of our memory, while retaining all other functions of the body? Edgar Cayce, the clairvoyant in his book “Many Mansion Many Lives” recounted stories of people living many lives (reincarnation). Like the dreams and thoughts that are forgotten, our minds are erased of our previous lives, bringing forth new opportunities of growth to our soul.
For those who believe in Heaven, don’t disconnect yet. Could there be a combination of both the afterlives, reincarnation as the process to improve the soul and mind, and heaven as the final destination as our reward? As the shellfish that changes shells for further growth, we are also given plethora of opportunities to grow in spirit. Sometimes in our present clothing (bodies), we come to a standstill. What better opportunity than a change of clothing that God provides us, in guiding mankind toward the joyous life (heaven, or heaven on earth)!