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Expanded Awareness

Expanded Awareness

Imagine that expanded awareness is normal. Time and space could just be convenient concepts that hold true in the material world but dissolve gradually as you approach the quantum level. This is what I believe reincarnation is about. Former lives fall into the unexplored territory of expanded awareness. It isn’t absolutely necessary to decide whether they are “real” or not.

All of the quantum and virtual levels are open to us all the time. To navigate them completely is impossible; they open up to us according to our own needs and abilities. But no part is intentionally closed off. Although we normally look no deeper than the personal domain, to look deeper is always possible.

It is more normal to learn from the past than not to, and people who shut out their former lives – if we want to use that terminology – are shutting out lessons that give this present lifetime its purpose and meaning. For someone who has absorbed these lessons fully, there is no need to go beyond this lifetime, and yet such visitations are still part of the natural order of things.

Finally, the fact that we are not confined to our physical body and mind gives us reason to believe in the existence of a cosmic intelligence that permeates life and brings us close to the mind of God.

In the quantum model there is no inside or outside. God is no more in us than he is anywhere else – he is simply not locatable. To say that we go within to meditate, to pray, or to find God is really just a convention. The timeless place where God exists can’t be reduced to an address. Our exploration into former lifetimes indicates that the same may be true of us as well.

Adapted from How To Know God, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2000).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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4:11PM PST on Jan 12, 2013

thank you

6:00AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

V interesting

1:03AM PDT on May 21, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

8:56PM PST on Jan 7, 2012

thankyou for the article

3:00PM PST on Jan 6, 2012

Thank you!

4:06AM PST on Jan 6, 2012

thanks for this very interesting article

6:07AM PST on Jan 3, 2012

I used to be an atheist, but later I came to feel that God exists. Even though some people claim that being 'rational' implies (or even requires) atheism, I can't be 'rational' that way.

1:24PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

I believe your thoughts and desires are injected into you by God and is entirely your responsibility to seek wisdom and let your light shine with all your God given talents. Your past defines who we are now it should never be shunned, it allows you to stay focused and grow. True depth and awareness comes when we embrace who God created us to be also following your own path.

2:06PM PDT on Oct 26, 2011

Thank you.

5:35AM PDT on Oct 25, 2010

Thanks for the info.

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