Quote from Davey Do
According to Edgar Cayce, there are eight different levels of reality
This may be a bit off topic, but this story illustrates one reason why my parents definitely have a place in my heart:
My Dad always had a wonderful vegetable garden and we would enjoy the fresh fruits of his labor during the summer. But I don't like beets. My Ex, Kris, was a vegetarian and enjoyed all vegetables.
Kris and I were having dinner with my Mom and Dad on one occasion when my Mom commented on a card I had sent to the daughter of a family friend who had attempted suicide and was an inpatient on an adolescent psych unit. The daughter's Mom told my Mom to thank me for the nice card in which I said that I would pray for her.
"But (the daughter) doesn't believe in God", my Mom said, "she believes in reincarnation". "Well, Mom", I replied, "People who ascribe to the concept of reincarnation often believe that they live through successive lifetimes in order to raise their consciousness and reunite with The Universal soul who is, in effect, God".
Mom said nothing, looking down at her plate, resuming her dinner.
My Dad spoke up and commented, "You know, there might be something to this reincarnation thing. Heaven has got to be getting awful crowded with all the people who's lived and died".
Well, Dad", I said, "time and space are merely concepts of this level of reality".
My Dad paused, and replied, "So, Kris, you really like them beets?"