The reason I believe there is an after life is simple really. Over the years, since I was way young... I have felt out of place, yet drawn to certain periods of time. I am heavily drawn to Victorian times, and their style of dressing. To be honest, I can see and feel myself wearing such clothing. I do believe I was a female during that time. I have had glimpses of other periods both daydreaming, and dreaming while asleep. Growing up I did not know what this was called, just knew I could do it. It's not something that is easy to explain. I have a yearning to go back to the simpler ways of living... yet it was also hard work, harder than it is today. Anyway, sort of getting myself off topic lol... I just know and feel that I was in that time period. Over the years, I have paid close attention to stories and documentaries and one can not explain how small children who can recall names, professions, down to the detail of that time period, including how they died. Everyone can argue this point, that point, and so on... but to me, these children are too young to be guided in such detail and say it with such a genuine heart, and to do it repeatedly for a time, for it not to be real. I believe that in each life time that we live, we have lessons to learn. With each lifetime, I believe it brings us closer to being better people and closer to the image God/Creator intended for us to be. I think, and believe that we repeat life times till we have learned all that we need in order to move on.
I honestly hope, this made sense to you... It is something for me to ponder even more as to why I believe this... and maybe explain it better.