Rules #37a: "Walking the Minefield": Past Life Karma & Childhood
Are We Effected More
On the side of
Heredity and Nature,
modern science tells us that we all are "genetically predisposed" to
think and act in predefined ways. Links between genetics, disease,
and behavior are becoming more firmly established all the time. So
science has us believe, the fault lies not in our stars but in our
cells. And yet science fails to answer why our cells formed in one
way and not another.
On the side of
Environment and Nurture,
modern psychotherapy tells us that most present day problems spring from
the never ending bucket of "childhood issues". So everything that
"happened to you in your childhood", especially if it "gives you
trouble" as an adult, is the "fault of your parents". And yet science
fails to answer why given the same environment do different people
Bringing the Past Forward into the Present
To grow in awareness, we consciously incarnate into situations that will bring us to heal unresolved pain and issues from past lives so we can advance our spiritual growth. We set the stage for the karmic drama we choose in any given lifetime by participating in experiences where our old patterns of being will no longer serve us. This brings us to new learnings about our life in the universe so we grow in love.
Although we can attach to our past life issues
at any point along our journey, we tend to pick up the majority of them
in our "young and impressionable" childhood. Since past life issues
attach to us so firmly in childhood, it is there that traces of our
existences in past lives most strongly reveal themselves.
Here is how we can walk through the minefield of childhood…
#1: IDENTICAL TWINS WITH VASTLY DIFFERENT LIVES
If heredity and environment were the only
factors influencing our lives, then identical twins who have the same
genetics and were raised in the same environment, should always end up
living the same lives. And yet there are many cases where identical
twins raised in the same family lead diametrically opposite lives.
#2: KARMIC RISK FACTORS: BIRTH DEFECTS
The miracle of genetics is that with just two
parents "infinite diversity in infinite combinations" of physical and
mental gifts in a single child is possible. In any given lifetime, an
individual comes into agreement with new parents whose bodies and minds
are capable of producing offspring with the desired traits. For example,
Leonardo DaVinci's father was an educated (presumably intelligent)
nobleman but the servant girl he raped to produce Leonardo was
"ignorant and stupid".
#3: KARMIC WONDERS: CHILD PRODIGIES & IDIOT SAVANTS
Extreme forms of past life manifestations in
children are "child prodigies" (children who are born with extremely
advanced expertize) and "idiot savants" (children who can perform
complex calculations but are lacking in very basic social skills).
#4: EXPERIMENTS IN ABANDONMENT: ORPHANED BABIES
As those courageous and kind enough to adopt
children abandoned in foreign orphanages can tell you, the neglect of
early years usually leaves the orphan emotionally and mentally damaged.
Often these abandoned children will develop severe attachment (bonding)
and rage disorders.
#5: KARMA OVER MIND: THE UN-MOLESTED CHILD
It is a depressing statistic that sexual
molesters, in any given lifetime, are unable to change their destructive
pattern of behavior. Usually they attract family members around them
who need to repay karma by being a sexually abused child.
#6: LONG TIME COMPANIONS: PLAYING FAVORITES
As much as parents try, when there is more
than one child, they will be accused of playing favorites. Often this
is "imagined" by the child but very often it is quite real. When
parents play favorites among their children, especially where there
are no "significant reasons" for this "unequal treatment" based on
personality, looks, behavior, and so on, the favoritism comes from
past life karma.
#7: ROLE REVERSAL: CHILDREN AS PARENTS
There are many families where, as soon as
the child is "old enough", they assume the role of parent. Often this
is because the parent is "under-functioning" due to prolonged illness,
addiction to drugs, or extreme "immaturity". Where the child is able
to function with any degree of success as a parent, it is due to inner
strength they have developed over the course of many past lifetimes.
#8: CHILDREN OF THE HEART: "ADOPTED" CHILDREN
There are no accidents in the universe -
nowhere is this more true than in the case of adopted children.
Adoptive children and parents are drawn together for the same reasons
that "natural" (biological) children and parents are drawn together…
the resolution of past life karma. Children become attracted -
karmically - to parents having the same unresolved spiritual issues
as they do.
#9: STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND: ODD ONES OUT
Although those born in the same family have
karma in common, people are more like themselves as they have developed
in their past lives than they are like other members of their family.
This is especially true of the spiritually advanced who often feel like
"strangers in a strange land" inside their own families.
#10: CONTRARY TO NATURE: SKIPPING FAMILY DISEASES
Disease runs in families because it's members
are attracted to similar unresolved issues shared by the group rather
than by "strictly biological" concerns. Meaning that it is one's past
life karma that determines a person's attachment to any given disease
because their karma is what has formed the cellular matrix of their
#11: CONTRARY TO NURTURE: "STARS" & "IDIOTS"
Everyone knows someone whose family has a one
child who is the "shining star" and another who is the "village idiot".
The most striking example of this was the Carter family which produced
both a President of the United States (Jimmy Carter) and an dysfunctional
alcoholic (Billy Carter). Both Carters had similar genetics, the same
environment, and yet vastly different levels of personal achievement.
#12: TOXIC PARENTS OF THE SPIRITUALLY ADVANCED
It is very common in my work with the more
spiritually advanced for them to ask me "why did they hook up with such
toxic parents". The answer always comes back that the purpose of "toxic"
parents is to force the spiritually advanced to love themselves at the
deepest levels. They must become their own parent because they cannot
receive enough love from their biological parents.
Credits: from channeled information.
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