How Many Talented People Have Reincarnated?

Watching America’s got talent clip on YouTube when a little girl with the voice of an adult became the chosen one made me think of how many singers have reincarnated. The process by which I passed from my last life to this one gave me insight into the fact that everyone has returned. We are in the last days and the prophecies state that the graves will give up their dead at this time.

The evidence is screaming out of young children who before many of them have reached school age are doing remarkable things. They are often featured on shows like Oprah, and in clips on Facebook, and elsewhere. The question is why don’t people accept that reincarnation is a fact.

What we carry forward from our previous existence is memory and talent. Singers, artists, musicians, and so on, can’t wait to get started again. Many don’t realise why it is that they have such confidence but this explains it. During wars many die suddenly and they come back. People like Glen Miller come to mind.

Death is not the end of life but merely a step forward to the next one. Over and again, some six times according to Job 5:19-21. The seventh time will be after the massive conflagration that is soon heading our way.

Many young ones know they had a previous life. Dr. Ian Stevenson spent 40 years interviewing many and putting their stories into videos and things. Religions have covered over the truth so they can continue to spread lies about heaven and hell and use threats to get people into their congregations.

One day the world will wake up to how simple life really is without the unworthy stories of some fictional eternal life in the clouds. The wall of confusion is breaking down and those who have memory of their return are helping to do it. Meanwhile we can enjoy the great talents of those who have lived before and brought their gifts back to the world.

The Great Transformation: A World Awakening

We are currently living in the most profoundly transformative time in the history of the Planet. Never mind the Industrial Revolution or even the advent of our current techno wonder-world: this is a time of Awakening Consciousness on a planetary level, and not one single being or location on the earth will remain untouched.

Of course, you may not be remotely aware of this, as we each experience life depending upon where we put our attention-and right now there is a reality show of international proportions grabbing the spotlight from nightly news to social media. However, those of us looking in another direction are perceiving an expansion in Consciousness of a cosmic magnitude.

In 2008, after a 13-year unexpected sojourn living ‘on the street’ and being carried around the world with no visible means of support, I returned to Bozeman and wrote a little book called “The Evolution Revolution/The First Peaceful Revolution In The World, A Handbook for Personal & Global Transformation. It was a work based on my own awakening and recognition that “whatsoever we do to or for another, we are doing to or for our own selves-for good or ill.” It spoke of a way of cultivating Self-Awareness and expanding Consciousness, and was published in the midst of the Great Recession-a crisis that demanded a rethinking of priorities and a recreating of systems. Unfortunately, rather than accept that uncomfortable truth and the accompanying challenge, the powers-that-be scrambled to recreate the status quo with all haste.

Nine years later we are experiencing the consequences of those decisions with a vengeance-a nationwide dissatisfaction of such profound depth it has led to an unprecedented rejection of establishment thinking and the elevation of an antihero into a position of power.

Meanwhile, the energetics of Transformation-not to be trifled with by out-of-control egos of any stature-are barreling on and showing up globally: from the astonishing upstart in the Vatican speaking a Christ-like rhetoric of caring for the poor, to alternative energy becoming a new norm, and governments around the world granting rights to animals, water and the Earth herself.

In all this we are witnessing what I call the Great Transformation: a period of societal upheaval and political antics indicating the death throes and approaching dissolution of the Old Paradigm on the one hand, and a greater acceptance of our interdependence arising in the multitudes, leading us toward a new way of being in harmony with all life, on the other.

So where does that leave us as individuals, the ‘little people’ who may feel powerless to have an impact in the face of such great turbulence? Where does the average Joe, a decent, hardworking, live-and-let-live kind of guy, who abhors how things are but doesn’t have a clue what to do about it, find the power to make a difference if he is not a protester, activist, billionaire, ‘celebrity’ or CEO?

If we are not simply reactive organisms, responding to stimuli like Pavlov’s dogs, we have the profoundly influential power (and empowerment) of intentional, conscious choice. We can choose where to put our attention, we can choose what to feed with our energy, we can choose what to support with our money, we can choose how to respond to what we perceive, and we can choose the words and tone of voice in our speaking. We can choose the attitude and intention we bring into our world, and more specifically, our community.

It’s actually quite simple: the key to the power of the individual (those who en masse make up the overwhelming majority) is in relationship-because the basis of a harmonious life in any society depends upon our inter-relatedness and how we choose to treat each other on a daily basis.

We needn’t wait for a natural disaster to evoke a sense of ‘all in this together’ because we really ARE all in this-Life-together. We needn’t wait for a catastrophe to inspire kindness, cooperation, consideration, generosity or compassion-we can choose to embody those qualities and express them in every encounter, every day-and race, religion, nationality, gender or even political affiliation need never come into play.

Start where you are. The simplest way to say it is: Be friendly. We can choose to be friendly and pleasant when engaged in transactions with the cashier or waitress who serves us, we can choose to be considerate of others when we’re driving down the street, we can choose to be kind, supportive or complimentary in every human transaction. In a world that has sped up exponentially, just being willing to spend the moment it takes to be still and listen to what another wants to express is a kindness.

All around us are folks working at jobs we’ve done, or jobs we would never want to do. These people are not nameless ciphers, they are our neighbors-someone’s mother, father, sister, child or loved one-and they are serving us in the positions they occupy. What if we expressed appreciation for their service and made their encounter with us a moment of warmth and connection? What if our default intention as we go about our daily life was making people feel good about themselves? What if our speaking elicited the response: “You made my day.”

The change we want to see in our world is not something that can be legislated or imposed from without; it is not something we can achieve through protest. It is something that can only come from within each one of us choosing to bring a little more kindness into our way of being as we go about the business of living our lives. Quantum physics tells us how the observer affects that which it observes-this is the way as individuals we affect our collective reality. What if we started to observe through the eyes of Love? In the same way that the reward of patience is patience, the reward of kindness is finding oneself living in a kind world. Verily: whatsoever we embody and express creates the world in which we live.

Roman Road Construction

The Romans used science to some extent in building their roads. At the zenith of their power they had constructed about 85,000 kilometers of them. These roads connected the capital Rome with the boundaries of the vast empire. Rome was like a hub with 29 military roads going out in all directions. The most famous was the via Appia. Most archeologists think that the Romans learned the ability to construct roads particularly from the Etruscans in the North of Italy. Though also other cultures like the Phoenician and Egyptian ones must have contributed historically.

It is very noteworthy that Roman roads were made in straight lines from point to point. Lakes, swamps, ravines and even mountains were subdued. Even modern engineers admire them because of their courageous design.

The via Appia was started in 312 B.C. and consisted of one and one half meters of different materials. The deepest layer was made of sand or a kind of lime. On top of that they spread one half meter of flat stones. Then about 20 centimeters of smaller stones mixed with mortar. Then about 30 centimeters of pebbles and coarse sand mixed with hot lime. The top layer consisted of 15 centimeters of lava that looked like flints. People would imitate this practice the next 2000 years!

Roman public transport was divided into a fast and slow service, the freight service. This apart from private travel and transport. The two wheeled chariot drawn by two or four horses and the comparable cart for the country side, were the usual means of transport. The raeda (a Gallic word for a four wheeled wagon) was the precursor of the stagecoach. There was also a freight raeda drawn by eight horses during summer and ten during winter. It was not allowed to load it with more than a 1000 Roman pounds (about 330 kilos). Speed of transport varied from about 20 kilometers a day for freight service to 120 kilometers for the fastest postal service

In the Roman Empire, for the first time in history, a completely integrated system of roads was constructed and of cities intricately connected. The most important goal of these roads was the facilitation of movement for the military apparatus and for carrying out the administration. Transport of wheat and other big loads was almost always accomplished with simple boats, since transportation over land was too cumbersome and therefore too expensive.

The chariot was fast enough to guarantee a relatively quick form of communication, if at least a reasonably smooth surface could be realized. The Romans accomplished this through making the lower layer of the road dry and then by the laying of flat stones. Only relatively few roads were wide enough for two transport wagons. In fact many of them were quite narrow even for a single wagon. However a relatively great number of roads were capable of accommodating two chariots next to each other.

Another reason why the roads were mainly suitable for travel on foot and for horses by themselves, was that the Romans were not particularly successful in inventing a useful turning system for the wheels. They shared the use of oxen with other southern cultures and knew how to employ their strength. For this they availed themselves first of the horn yoke and subsequently of the shoulder yoke.

But they developed no technique for wagons with two or four wheels. Apparently the wheels were simply fixed to the axles. This meant that in a curve the other wheel was dragged along. Moreover, so historians think, the axles were stuck to the frame so that, when steering, the wagon was forced into the right direction rather than properly turned. Only the Celts had discovered how to make a proper swivel axle for the front. But the Romans did have greased iron axle bushings.