This is really interesting to me and something in myself that I have been examining for a while now.
Every stage of my life has presented me with a new level of awareness and for that reason I don't think that enlightenment is a "one stop shop". There's no "arriving" because life is constantly in motion so I do think that everyone is undergoing the enlightenment process but different people are at different levels of awareness of it. I also think we all have gifts regardless of how they manifest but I don't think they're necessary to utilize in order to grow unless it's necessary for your life choices. I don't need to be a struggling empath who feels like they can't NOT help everybody and feel everyone's pain. Nor do I need to have psychic ability and use it to help those struggling. That isn't exactly an indication of growth or awareness to me or even past life experience.
Much of what I know about past lives I have been told about from readings I've had. And for those who feel a sense of incompletion, I think it would be great to have another lifetime to experience that closure. But there need not be a reincarnation for me. OBE only demonstrated to me that there are things that go beyond the 5 senses not that reincarnation is possible. It seemed to me during that time that everything was happening NOW. So there was no coming back to complete anything.
updated by @crownite: 12/24/17 05:58:22PM