It's not so much that the "entities" or "beings" that sometime greet us in the "tunnel" are our "ancestors" or even who we were "before" - as with regard to reincarnation. But rather they ARE US and WE ARE THEM. "They" merely "appear" in the tunnel as a reflection of us and to reflect WITH us on OUR combined journeys to Earth. Herbie J may have been "Henry" or "Henrietta" before. But when Herbie J leaves the Earth realm and travels through the tunnel, Henry and Henrietta will be there as OTHER PARTS of who he is NOW...as opposed to individual incarnations of who he was before.