Embracing the Mystery
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- Under the Stars
However, I remember my NDE-like experience our True Selves were not only vast, but that this True Self was experiencing multiple lifetimes across space at the same "time". The whole process worked completely outside of time, instead happening pretty much instantaneously. Therefore all of those "past lives" were actually occurring in the same frame, or at least, in a way that was completely different to our normal idea of linear time. The only reason the progression seems linear is because of our limited human perception.
Brian, I've definitely mulled this over periodically over the years. While I remember "past" lives as if they were linearly in the past, it comes with a strong sensation of it not really being the "past." So my cognitive functioning doesn't match my intuition on the matter. This all gets quite complicated when I try to sort out the information from the "past" and what it would mean if it were really simultaneously occurring or is in the "future," given my particular set of "memories."
I'm pretty sure some of the other memories are of myself, but I've also always had complicated dreams and visions of many other places and events, most of which I do not think had anything to do with me. It's a different feeling I get when I feel like I'm exploring some other person's life/place. Ultimately, however, I don't think anybody is really themselves but part of a broader process as a whole... so those distinctions are only meaningful to me at this moment, perhaps?