Reba McEntire believes in reincarnation and that she has “been here before as a man”

Actress and singer Reba McEntire is a country music icon who believes in reincarnation. She even feels like she’s lived her life as a man before. While McEntire has acknowledged that sharing such beliefs may not be right for some of her fans, she has explained the notion on more than one occasion. Here is what she said about it.

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Reba McEntire thinks she was a man before

Regarding the afterlife, McEntire revealed that she believes she is already reborn. “I believe in reincarnation,” the “Fancy” singer told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2008. “I believe I’ve done both, that I’ve been here as a man before.”

At the time, she predicted that she would face criticism from people who say this belief does not align with her outspoken Christian faith. To that she said, “I’m sorry, but that’s how I live my life, that’s what I believe.”

She also provided more details on what makes her think the way she does, saying she feels like she’s known and spent time with people in her life. “I think I’ve spent time with my son Shelby before,” she explained. She later added, “Who knows? Maybe I am partly a Buddhist.

Reba McEntire: reincarnation is like recycling

Again in 2020, McEntire told CMT during a Rumor has it that she believes in reincarnation. This time, she added that she saw it as some sort of retraining.

According to her, the idea complements her faith somewhat – and does not seemingly deny it. “Well, I always thought it was a possibility,” explained the “I’m a Survivor” singer. “And I thought maybe God believed in recycling too and was giving everyone another chance to improve.”

When asked if she believes in reincarnation, she again concluded, “Yeah. I do.”

Reba McEntire Believes Some People Will Deny Her Faith Because She Believes In Reincarnation

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Speaking to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, McEntire shared her belief that some people would say that she “cannot be a Christian” if she believes in reincarnation. Still, she said it was what she believed to be true.

But when it comes to her career, she thanks her faith. “My talent is a gift from God,” McEntire explained in that same interview. “I need to use it. If I don’t, I wouldn’t blame Him at all if he took it off and gave it to someone else.

As reported by Today, the twice-divorced star said she relied on her faith after her separation in 2015 from her 26-year-old ex-husband Narvel Blackstock. As she adjusted to life after Blackstock – who was also her manager – she said she had to “put it all through God” to get through it.

“I had to say, ‘OK boy, I can’t handle this. It’s way above my pay level – I don’t know what to do, ”she shared. “And I would wait, and He would guide me. And so without my faith, I have no idea where I would be or my career, at this point today.

Thus, McEntire apparently has confidence in his beliefs, despite what others might think.

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