Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Masters of Counselling & Psychotherapy UofA
Member of the ACA College of Supervisors
Level 3 Member Australian Counselling Association
I do not believe there is an after -so I think when you are dead, you are dead.
I made a pact with my mother who died some 15 years ago that, if there were an afterlife, she would contact me.
She has not, so that proved my beliefs!
Just because you can't contact someone in the living world doesn't mean there is no afterlife. Sometimes two living people have difficulties getting in touch, let alone talking to each other on other planes! I'm not saying there is an afterlife (I used to believe, but now I'm doubtful), but that reasoning is hardly proof.
I'm ope to the possibility of reincarnation. I'd choose one of the following:
A tortoise or parrot because they live a long time; a rabbit because it is my favourite animal, or a dog, because they have boundless energy and fun. Either way, I would want to have a loving owner that gives me lots of cuddles, or live in a nature reserve where I am free of poachers or predators, etc.
Neither I believe nor disbelieve about re-birth (I'd like to reserve re-incarnation for Gods) ..
Just a few days back I and my partner had an argument and as usual we ended up not speaking to each other, just the way my partner likes to end arguments. My partner was at work when I started sending cajoling texts, telling her how much I love etc etc.. And in all my earnest I sent the message "in this life and next if we have one, I'd pray that I'm partnered with you with no changes in our past and future".. I realized I meant it more than 101% and I got a bit emotional at this self-realization!
And that finally broke the silence as I received the response that on another thought my partner thinks that a few points be reconsidered regarding my predicament!