Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Past Life

Who were you in your past life?

Which one?

I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.

Figures.

You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Egypt around the year 1850. Your profession was that of a medic, surgeon or herbalist.

Sounds like non-stop glam.

Your brief psychological profile in your past life: Ruthless character, carefully weighing his decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Such people are generally liked, but not always loved.

Why do I always get the ruthless, strong-willed, totally unloved profile on these internet tests? Every. Single. Time. Once, just once, I'd like to see a result like "100% fluffy, amusing airhead" or "so much fun at parties" or "good-natured nymphomaniac."

The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation: Your lesson is to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

So I'm supposed to be, what, a U.N. Ambassador? Yeah, I'd be good at that. Put me on the Nuclear Weapons Council. Or maybe it means something more low-key, like being a sensitivity trainer for cell-phone abusers. "Now class, I want you all to imagine that you are a delicate flower petal, floating on a gentle breeze, tied to nothing, the world on mute . . . Ronald, put down that Nokia this minute or I'm going to beat you senseless with it."

Do you remember now?

No, but being an EMT in LA is about the same thing.

Find out who you were in your past life here (link shamelessly filched from Jon Hansen.)

13 comments:

  1. snort. this has gotta be so messed up.

    a handicraftermen or mechanic?

    *G* gee would i would still possess any of that talent?

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    I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.
    You were born somewhere in the territory of modern North Africa around the year 1650.
    Your profession was that of a handicraftsman or mechanic.
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    Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
    Seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to future.
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    The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
    Your lesson is to develop a kind attitude towards people, and to acquire the gift of understanding and compassion.
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    Do you remember now?



    So maybe the lesson part has a point. But they always make these vague enough so most people can read something into it.

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  2. Huh. S-lady, I always figured we had a few things in common since we tend to get along well, even though I haven't been around for quite awhile, but this is ridiculous.

    Except for being born in the territory of modern Phillippines, I was apparently exactly the same person you were. Doppelganger, anyone?

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  3. Shiloh wrote: snort. this has gotta be so messed up.

    No way you were a mechanic. An illuminator of rare manuscripts, a sculptor, maybe even a gardener would work, but I can't imagine you up to your elbows in grease. :)

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  4. Steven wrote: S-lady, I always figured we had a few things in common since we tend to get along well, even though I haven't been around for quite awhile, but this is ridiculous.

    Steven!! How cool to see you here -- welcome back. (Steven is an old pal from my writing community days.)

    As for the test results, I always suspected we were siblings in a previous life. :)

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  5. I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.
    You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Siberia around the year 975. Your profession was that of a designer, engineer or craftsman.

    Your brief psychological profile in your past life: You always liked to travel and to investigate. You could have been a detective or a spy.

    The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation: You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to this life to learn to care about the weak and the helpless.


    Impossible. I was Julius Caesar in my past life (which I can prove, by the way, as one of my ex-girlfriends claimed she was Cleopatra). :)

    My verification word,Enpvghi, is the name of the village whence my Siberian spy hailed from . . .

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  6. I don't know, Scott. I can easily imagine you as a big strapping Siberian spy who helped old ladies across the tundra and saved little kids from being run over by Cossacks in the tiny village of Enpvghi. :)

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  7. I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.
    You were born somewhere in the territory of modern West Africa around the year 1825.
    Your profession was that of a medic, surgeon or herbalist.

    Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
    Ruthless character, carefully weighing his decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Such people are generally liked, but not always loved.

    The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
    Your lesson is to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

    Do you remember now?


    Er... You don't suppose we were siblings separated by Colonialist Brits?

    You take the Nuclear Weapons Council and I'll take the Security Council. If All global problems have similar origins, we can be the similar solution. Mwahaha!

    Oh, that town I was born in? It's the verification and is called xfwmsn. Ring a bell?

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  8. I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.

    Ahh - I wanted to have actually been a girly-girl. *~*

    You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Mongolia around the year 975.

    If this was my last incarnation, I either lived very long...or my incarnated self took her own sweet time waiting for this life to show up!

    Your profession was that of a entertainer, musician, poet or temple-dancer.

    Not bad...though I'm not sure how good a male temple-dancer would be. And where'd that dance talent go, if I may ask?

    Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
    You were a sane, practical person, a materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weaker and the poor.


    Something must have SERIOUSLY gone wrong between the last incarnation and this one! ^-*

    The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
    You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.


    Well, the first part is probably true...the rest would require a new incarnation, because there's just no way it's me. *-*

    Do you remember now?

    No...I seem to remember something about endless worship and adoration. Oh, wait - I was channeling my cat just now. Guess the temple-dancer thing wasn't memorable enough.

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  9. I took this test earlier but the word verification thingie was messed up and wouldn't let me post.

    The verification word was 'smenita', which would make an interesting name for a character.

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  10. "good-natured nymphomaniac." Ah, don't we all yearn for results like that?

    Well, I would, but my wife disapproves of me consorting with such types in this, or any other life.

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  11. I was born female (tell that to the people who keep sending me enlargement emails), in 1575 (Yeah, my joints would agree with that today) in the area of New Guinea (See, I knew I was not meant to live in a cold climate) and I was a writer (Dang this thing is brilliant!)

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  12. Sure are a lot of female past lives!

    Your past life diagnosis: I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.

    *UH UHHHHHHH

    You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Saudi Arabia around the year 1200.
    Your profession was that of a trainer or holder of fine animals, such as birds..Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
    Revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader.

    The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
    You are bound to solve problems of pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

    Do you remember now?
    I was a revolutionary bird trainer...No but I do remember Scotland! Bob I'll take Dept. of the Interior for 500.00 =)

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  13. Years ago there was a psychic fair in a town I visited. I'm not a total skeptic about psychic abilities, but I do expect a fair number of bogus practitioners. Like the past life psychic who looked at me, dramatically dipped his head, then looked up and proclaimed, "I see -- ITALIAN!"

    Like with my dark brown hair and brown eyes you'd automatically guess Swedish?

    According to this man, at one point my counsel was sought by all my male cousins to avoid wars between the various ducal houses in Italy. In another life, I was an Italian Mother Superior who decided whether novitiates had a true calling to the church or told them (I'm quoting the psychic here.), "No. Go home to your families. Have babies."

    Apparently, in all my previous lives, I was wise. Is it karma that in this life, I am a wise-ass? *g*

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