My Thoughts on Reincarnation
by Juan Carlos Rede
(Orlando, Florida, USA)
Firstly, do I have personal experiences with reincarnation? Not that I can recall, but as you have so aptly put it: leaving the door open to all possibilities makes the improbability of reincarnation a moot point. Here are my thoughts:
I completely agree with you on the point that we are gods that have taken on human form. I call us spirits, but I'll continue to use the word "gods" for clarity's sake.
I also feel, as it seems you do as well, that there is no "heaven" nor "hell". I firmly believe, however, that there is an infinite. Richard Bach used the word Is. That's also a great phrase, I think. There is an Is. In this Is, we come back together with friends, family, loved ones, everyone, and we share what we learned on our journey here in this three dimensional plane.
And we choose to come back or not. "This time, I'd like to have this experience." "Oh, you need someone to be on earth for a couple of years? Sure, I'll sacrifice my human form in order to motivate others to give of themselves freely" (think of the Haiti earthquake most recently or any other disaster). When we ask ourselves, "Why does 'God' allow this to happen, to have Innocent people destroyed?" - this tells me that the reason their lives were so short was by choice. The spirit knew that they were only going to be in this plane of existence for a finite time, in order to create a state of charity and mercy and nobleness.
There is always a reason for everything. And I firmly believe we made that choice when we took the current form we are in.
That's my two cents, anyway.