HOW the PAST is Still PRESENT!
*** About Greater Self Love & Knowledge
Gender Identification: Over their cycle of reincarnation, the vast majority of individuals develop a preference for one gender over the other. Few people are equally happy being a man or a woman.
Place Preference: Over time, most individuals develop preferences for where in the world they want to live. If they cannot live there in this life, they will try to visit that place at least once if at all possible.
Career/Work: What an individual chooses as work/career usually is constant. Most choose to be masters of a few trades and to deepen their mastery. Fewer choose to be jacks of all trades and masters of none.
Religious Affiliation: Those with a religious vocation tend to explore various paths and to settle on one toward the end. Those who are not religious tend to ignore it consistently during their cycle of reincarnation.
*** About Love Relationships with Others
School House: Life is a gigantic school house. Those we spend the most time with are our teachers. We learn from them what is and what is not like love. Our marriages tend to be the toughest classroom of all.
Only Love is Real: Love is the golden thread that draws us back to the same group of people time and again. Those in our birth and marital families have been with us repeatedly so we all can learn to love better.
Death Tennis: For those who want to get rid of an enemy... Learn to love something about them so the cycle of Death Tennis (I kill you/You kill me) can be broken. If not, there will be a re-match in another life.
Others Mirror: What one likes in others is what they like in themselves. What one does not like in others is what they fear lurks inside them. This tends to be fairly constant throughout one's trail of incarnations.
*** About Expanded Awareness as Soul
Always Relevant: Past lives do not come up at random. They are always relevant to the individual's present day issues. Sometimes the relevance is so overwhelming that it surprises and shocks the individual.
Unexpected Story: Most are surprised by their past life stories. They see how their history relates to their life now... yet it is rarely what they expected it to be... and that "new" information can be life changing.
360° View: Although we experience life from all viewpoints, we do not like them all equally. Some we experience only once. Those past lives tend to be the most stressful and painful for us & require the most healing.
Inner Light: When we leave any given life, the only thing we take with us is our learnings and our feelings. The goal in every lifetime is to gain a better knowledge of love through our ever present teacher, karma.
*** About Capacity to Feel & Know More Joy
Love Reincarnates: The greatest source of joy is a reunion with a loved one from many past lives. It is joyous to know that true love never dies... and it draws the lovers back together life after life to know more joy.
Greater Totality: Once an individual connects with one or more of their past lives, they understand they are more than just the person they see today. Today is just the tip of a huge past life iceberg of wisdom.
Divine Justice: Understanding the purpose of all their life experiences - both past and present - helps an individual to understand karma. Karma is about teaching the laws of life and love and is not about punishing.
Karma Healing: If an individual is willing to confront and learn from their past, then they can heal their karma. Their health problems can either be eliminated or substantially improved. Their past life talents can re-emerge.
*** Overall Past Life Perspective
Definitive Life: Some past lives effect us more than others. There are a "definitive" handful of past lives that shape and mold us into the unique individuals that we become by the end of all our incarnations.
Historical Personalities: Although they are very few and far between, I have read individuals with famous past lives. Far from being thrilled by this knowledge, most recognize such lives as the source of their issues.
Emotional Impacts: What effects the present the most are unresolved emotional issues from past lives. This crowds out rememberance of details like former last names, addresses, and other identifying data.
Dying Thoughts: Words unsaid. Deeds left undone. Wrongs never righted. All these kinds of dying thoughts drive an individual into their next life and create opportunities to say words, do deeds, and right wrongs.
All of life is about learning.
Here is what I have learned in this lifetime now:
Credits: inspired by a question from a very wise individual and from channeled information.