I don’t know much about reincarnation, but from what I’ve gathered, it seems like the soul is like a tumbleweed. It grows throughout it’s life, and then when it is time it actualizes, or maybe just then, it first realizes its purpose as it leaves its roots behind and wanders until it finds somewhere to rest. And it starts all over again.

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39 thoughts on “Tumbleweeds

  1. benzeknees says:

    A neat way to think of this.

  2. What if the cycle doesn’t exist? Then what? (I’m curious because I don’t know much about this line of thinking…not being snotty, k?)


    • well, if there’s no cycle, then i suppose it would be much more linear then, wouldn’t it? haha
      i don’t know much either, but it also matters the scale of what you are talking about. to us, life might seem linear. we’re born and then die. but let’s say if there’s someone who is 500 years old, they might say they see it as a cycle because people go away and new ones keep popping up. the universe is expanding and contracting etc etc….

  3. mindahoney says:

    Thanks for the follow :) Looks like you have a great sense of humor!

  4. Love And Naivety says:

    Yes, tumbleweeds. I like that description.

  5. arbiterkitty says:

    Reblogged this on Arbiter Kitty and commented:
    A very nice piece I came across this morning.

  6. crabbymommy says:

    In Hinduism there is this whole thing about Karma and reincarnation, about cause and effect and your deeds etc etc. One waves it away in one’s youth but when you start to hit the whole angsty age of 40 and beyond and you want to find meaning, you know just to know that this whole thing is not random and pointless as theory of anthropic coincidences states, that’s when you start to think about religion and the fact that we’re here for a purpose. I quote from this great book written by Steven Weinberg in 1977 called ‘The First Three Minutes’ :

    “It is almost irresistible for humans to believe that we have some special relation to the universe, that human life is not just a farcical outcome of a chain of accidents . . . but that we were somehow built–in from the beginning. . . . It is very hard for us to realize that [the entire earth] is just a tiny part of an overwhelmingly hostile universe. . . . The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless”

    Read the whole article here:

    On a lighter note, my seven year old daughter asked me what soul was. I was stumped and couldn’t describe it too well – then I thought of what Einstein once said: “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself”. I am yet to decide if there is one..

    • well, was she asking what soul was, or what a soul was? you could always play some aretha franklin

      jokes aside, thanks for the well crafted comment :)

      • crabbymommy says:

        “What’s a soul mama?” were her exact words. I was not prepared for it, but did try and give it my best shot! She asked me about death when she was three. It’s hard to explain life to a child, especially when one understands so little of it. Her biggest worry is that one day her mother will go to God.

        Aretha Franklin yes! Very good suggestion. Music. Always a great segway.


  7. Thanks for liking one of my blog posts… Reincarnation.. it is great to ponder things and I believe that’s exactly what it is about… to experience many things and find our hearts desire… to find true love of self and the miracle of live… then we can choose ‘no more karma’ which really is the duality of life… and just love and live in the moment, stepping into the new consciousness that we are all now creating for a new experience of wholeness… I will enjoy popping in now and again to your blog reading about your journey about being relevant… Barbara

  8. Maia says:

    Just like your analogy, we are reincarnating each day, metaphorically. Each moment is a chance of rebirth, reawakening. I don’t mind tumbling at all when I’m always given the chance to do so.
    Namaste. =)

    • very true. there ain’t much difference between sleep and dying, except you wake up from sleep.
      …although I haven’t died yet either, so i can’t speak to that

      • Maia says:

        Well, if you’ve reincarnated already to who and where you are right now, then you have died. ;)

        • but i don’t know if i have, therefore i can’t say it’s happened ;)
          ostrich in the sand???

          • Maia says:

            A reincarnation as an ostrich then?? The unknown can be scary.
            I prefer to be Alice going down the rabbit hole. Who knows? We may see each other down there…

            • oh. i meant how an ostrich will stick it’s head in the sand, because ‘if i can’t see it, it’s not happening.’
              that sort of thing
              i think rabbits do the same thing. when threatened, they’ll avoid the problem, because what you can’t see can’t hurt you… although i’m not sure that works so well

              • Maia says:

                I was playing with the words. Using ostrich figuratively and resembling it to your reincarnation. Kinda like all meshed together. T’is why I mentioned the ‘scary unknown’.
                Neither is really a better symbol. The likeliness of survival seems deem when we keep ducking under.

                Too many animals in this thread…

  9. An apt analogy. Do you think it’s endless, then?

  10. darjeedarjeeling says:

    Very true. :)

  11. penpowersong says:

    From what I have encountered in my readings about reincarnation, those who believe in it must do good while alive so that when they die, their soul will go to a higher level when it enters another body to live again. It is not a cycle but a struggle to attain the highest level to deserve a peaceful eternal life.

  12. bobh47955 says:

    Even in Astrology it mentions about learning your purpose in life and when you do your journey is over. You life many lives until you do learn that purpose. At least that is what it says in an Astrology Book I have.

  13. vlgatsby says:

    love it

  14. prog4 says:

    Nice analogy

  15. snoogiefisk says:

    My husband believes you have to keep coming back until you get it right. I like to think you are put on this earth for a purpose and you leave when you have fulfilled that purpose. Until I can talk to someone on the other side I’ll just keep assuming that no one here knows for sure.

    • that’s a good point, however statistically i’m sure a few people are doing the right thing, so it’s worth listening to everyone and making your own choices from there

  16. I don’t know what to think involving reincarnation.

  17. Dasi says:

    The trick is staying out of the cycle, so you never have to go through death ever again… Because its not pleasant…sometimes life isn’t pleasant either…but the other place, where we came from, is always wonderful :)

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