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Originally Posted by diene
My view on reincarnation is a little more complex than what's generally believed by Eastern philosophies. In a nutshell: I believe the scientific principles that everything is made of energy, and energy can't be created or destroyed. As we "form" the energy can come from anywhere. So maybe people have strong draws to certain places because part of them came from there.
And yeah, as an aside, I did lots of random spiritual things over the years, like past life regression therapies, and America always came up. I can't even count how many people linked me to Native Americans, but there was also one guy who told me I was a man living in Boston in the 40's who had one of those 'nothing' lives: married, kids, but always felt like there was something missing (!)
Anyway, I don't know if I believe in that stuff: I more think that sensitive people can pick up on a person's longings and interpret them in metaphors and images. It's still interesting to think why some people have such strong draws to certain places. I look Californian, and from a young age people thought I was American (I was literally born with the accent). People still think I'm American. My mum, as another example, looks French, dresses French, and spends a huge amount of time in France.
It sounds like you know what you want, and in a way you've kind of made up your mind. I know how hard it is to breakup with someone you've been with for a long time. Are you concerned that he'll try to convince you to stay, or try to trap you?
And I totally know what it's like to live somewhere you hate! My mum has lived in Ireland for more than 35 years, and has never liked it as a place. I saw how bitter she was living here, but she was trapped by her commitments, and I think that's why I've refused to compromise, and why I haven't been able to settle in these cities that don't speak to my soul. Who knows - maybe if you moved back to where your heart pulled you, you would actually meet someone who it was right with?
(What line of work are you in, out of interest?)
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