After reincarnation, it is common for people to not remember their previous lives. However, there are those that are able to remember clearly memories from lives lived before their own. Among them are celebrities such as Madonna…
On August 16th, 1958, Madonna Ciccone was born into a traditional Christian family in Shellfish, Bay City near Detroit. Her father was an engineer and her mother was a housewife. Tragedy struck the family when Madonna was just 6 years old, her mother succumbed to her struggle with breast cancer, leaving her to grow up without the love of her mother.
From a young age, she dreamed of becoming a dancer. Despite her father’s vehement protests, she defiantly studied dance for 2 years at university, before heading to New York to pursue her dancing dreams.
Eventually, after years of pursuing her dreams, she became the famous singer we know and love today. Her music dominated the chats around the world for decades, she received many awards and accolades and is regarded as one of the greatest performing artists of the 21st century. She became Madonna!
Surprisingly, however, this renowned artist has a secret connection to the Qing dynasty of China. A surprising connection from a past life.
But how can this be so? How could such a prolific American star, such as Madonna, have anything to do with the Qing dynasty in China?
Madonna feels that she was a maid of the last Emperor of the Qing Dynasty in a previous life.
After becoming famous, Madonna had the opportunity to travel to every corner of the globe, conducting interviews and press releases as she went. Often her travels would see her arrive in China. According to one interview in the Beijing Science and Technology Newspaper published in November 2005, Madonna revealed to reporters that she could recall the scenes of her first visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing.
“At that time, she felt that every alley in the Forbidden City was very familiar to her. And she insisted that she had been a maid of the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty,” the Beijing Science and Technology Newspaper reported.
Madonna, however, is not the only celebrity who is able to remember her past life. Celebrities around the world who can remember their past lives are not rare. Carl Gustav Jung, Jack London, and Conan Doyle have also publically described the circumstances of their previous lives.
Tina Turner shared a similar experience she had when she first arrived in Egypt. She suddenly had a feeling that the landscape of this place was very familiar, and she remembered that she had been a friend of Queen Hatshepsut (reigning over Egypt around 1479-1458 BC, Hatshepsut was considered one of the most powerful queens in the history of the ancient world). She even claimed that she herself had been a queen in the Pharaoh period.
In the 19th century, Tolstoy, in a letter to a friend, also described a personal experience of remembering a past life. He wrote, ‘Once I went hunting while chasing a rabbit, his horse unexpectedly fell into a hole. I fell from the horse’s back to the ground. I, at that moment, suddenly remembered very distinctly that more than 200 years before, when being another person, he had also fallen to the ground from a saddle.’
In fact, there are many well-known people in the world that believe in reincarnation. They have different experiences, different feelings, some of them are scientists and philosophers. For example, Pythagoras, the great Greek philosopher, said that he was a local governor of civilian life in his previous life. Sylvester Stallone, the famous American actor, revealed that in his previous life, he was a supervisor of a nomadic tribe.
The Buddha mentioned the “6 different paths of reincarnation,” saying that after death the human soul will continue to enter into an infinite cycle of life, reincarnating into a new one in the next life. People often say, however, that this theory is a vague and mysterious one. But there are many stories of familiar places never before entered existing within the memory that might make us think again.
With a belief in reincarnation, comes an understanding of the need to appreciate every moment of this present life, that is to sow the seeds of goodness to be rewarded not just in this life but in the next.
Reincarnation is a long story that never ends. Each of us could have past lives and past memories laying just under the surface and many more lives to live into the future.