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Writer's Block: In a Former Life

Do you believe in reincarnation? If your answer is "yes," describe some of your past lives.
Yes.

I've never been anyone famous, and if people claim they were someone famous they're probably lying. My last life before this one, I was a solider. Growing up I was obsessed with the 1960's. All my friends were listening to 1980's music and I was into Beach Boys, Monkees, and Simon and Garfunkle. It was as if I was catching up on what I missed. I remember telling my friends "I don't belong in this time." I was about 9 or so at the time. I just remember feeling like I was "plunked" down in a different time and that the 1960's was my "home." I know it doesn't make sense but as I grew older I stopped thinking about the 1960's until I turned 18. It was then that I started having anxiety attacks with the thought "I'm going to die, I don't want to die, I'm too young to die." It became pretty unbearable for a few years and after I turned 20 it went away. From what I can gather, I was just a normal guy in my past life that went off and fought in Vietnam. Nothing more, nothing less. That's all I know.

-A-

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icanhaspancake
Feb. 16th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Interesting answer. But, just out of curiousity (coming from someone who doesn't believe in reincarnation) how did you come up with the idea of having been a soldier? I understand that you were unusually interested in another time while you were growing up, but I don't see how you could automatically jump to the reincarnation idea. For instance, I was obsessed with insects as a child, but that certainly doesn't mean I was an insect in a former life. I then moved on to be obsessed with the 60s, like you, but I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that I was a random insect that lived in the 60s, nor would I say that I was squished to death, because I have a serious phobia of being crushed. You know what I mean?

I'm not trying to slam your beliefs or anything here, I'm just geniunely curious.
annjej76
Feb. 16th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Basically I was in that area between awake and sleep and found myself in a barracks with a bunch of guys walking around in Vietnam era uniforms. I just remember thinking "I shouldn't be here, I'm a girl." Then I woke up. Whether its true or not, I just know how I felt growing up.
icanhaspancake
Feb. 16th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, cool. I know I said I didn't believe in reincarnation, but there have been some pretty unexplainable things that I think are interesting--like you remembering barracks when you shouldn't. I saw a thing on TV once, and I wish I could remember what it was called in case you were interested, but it was about a guy who believed he was a reincarnated soldier, and he could perfectly describe this clock that he believed the soldier used to have in his home. Long story short, he ended up finding the clock by going to psychics and such and getting in touch with his subconscious... It was really interesting, and I wish I could find an explanation, but it's fun to think about.
teaspoonery
May. 14th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
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