You are my first friend Thanks for the link on housecleaning!
Sending peace and light!
The book is just a guideline, not that you have to be related to the people - it is fiction. But, it gives an example that we live in a world of many dimensions all existing at the same time. You may be drawn to the life of a Buddhist monk, but it may be because there are unfinished lessons there. We have so many lifetimes and all are varied and complex
I relate to a lot of what you say, too!
If I don't reply to a friend request it is because I can't figure out how! I've been on the road and think I missed some.