Varkadevi Wrote:Alright, now the standard model of reincarnation seems to be that the subtle body of a spirit enters and interfaces with a physical body through some sort of synchronizing/encasing mechanism..
In non-Hinayama tradition Buddhism, and Vedic traditions this is really just the chakras linking up between the subtle and the solid, as best they can.
Quote:Some spirits seem to be able to "Overshadow" or otherwise possess a body and just as easily remove itself..which then makes me wonder..did this spirit not form these bonds with the host for some reason? Or is it simply that they were able to sever these bonds through an unknown method?
If your body is a flashlight that's only 20 cm long, and your Subtle Body is holding onto it with both hands, this allows me to grabs your hands, and control the flashlight, without having to be connected to it. Hmm, partially flawed analogy... I can't think of a better one right now, so follow me. If the Subtle and Solid are linked, as occurs sometime in the womb, or proximity to birth depending, then the...linking points are already occupied. If I were a possessing spirit (again) I couldn't connect into your body, because the Chakras are already alive and connected, so my control is more about overpowering. I can't grab what is held in your fist. Now if there were places to grab, or nothing else holding the connections, then a "possession" could become a walk-in. I'm not sure if an "empty" body would "trap" a spirit trying to control it, or if it would take a while to "trap" them, or it is fully by choice. I unfortunately don't get funding to buy people for research...
Quote:It may also explain why some may feel they are here but also "somewhere else".
I agree with Archer, this sounds a bit more like colocation than possessing, though in theory a possessing spirit could be colocating, but controlling someone takes up a lot attention/focus/energy.
When we first begin all things simply are.
As we grow all things are external.
As we learn all things are internal.
As we understand all things are not.