Each life is woven from the strands of the
ones before it. Here are key blocks in building a new life:
Individuals must reincarnate
when they have become too stuck in the past.
The highest past
life charges are from dying thoughts of "unfinished
The date of our birth
often contains the key to our most unhealed past lives.
All we take with us
in any life is who we are and what we have learned in past.
"Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own
heaven." (Mary Baker Eddy)
Are you trapped in the quagmire of the past?
Is being stuck in the past keeping you from living now? All those
who are irretrievably stuck will be "busted loose" by reincarnation.
Dead While Alive:
In any lifetime, it is easy to become "stuck
in the past". Reincarnation ensures that we are constantly moving
forward in our journey as Soul by putting an end to "dead men walking"
and "dead men sitting" in the quagmire of the past. Although these
people are physically alive, they are karmically dead.
"Dead men walking"
are those individuals who cannot forgive
themselves for what happened - what they did or did not do - in the
past. They mourn a past event for the rest of their lives and become
frozen at the stuck point in the past unable to move forward. For
"dead men walking" it does not matter how much good they do in the
future, their life remains about what they did or did not do in the
past. Ask anyone who has served a term in prison. Even when jail
sentence has been completed, their past crime follows them everywhere
they go like a shadow.
"Dead men waiting"
are those individuals who have lost what has
given their life meaning... and are just waiting to die. Whether it is
a lost loved one who filled their life with joy or the inability to do
the work that gave their life meaning, for "dead men waiting" their life
is over and they are just marking time until they die.
"Dead men sitting"
are those who "have achieved their dreams"
and decide to "rest on their laurels" for the rest of their lives. For
"dead men sitting" they have such a hard act to follow that they are
afraid to follow it. For their second thing they do may not have lived
up to the promise of the first great thing they did.
Release from the Quagmire:
All these "dead men" have stopped their karmic
evolution because they are stuck in the past. Their stuckness dies with
them: having forgotten about it, they become free of past baggage. So,
in new lives, the tides of karma get them to stop mourning or rejoicing
in the past… by fully engaging them in new experiences, so that they
can move forward - karmically - into the future.
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for
words left unsaid, deeds left undone." (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Today your life may well be about resolving
dying thoughts from one or more past lives. The older you are as
Soul, the more "unfinished business" you are likely working on now.
While we live, we always have the chance to put
right what once went wrong. Yet, when we die, if there is unfinished
business (especially if we believe it to be important), it becomes the
rocket fuel that powers one or more future lives. These past life
"dying thoughts" will persist in our beingness until we finally resolve
them and we feel the business is finished - for good.
Words Left Unsaid:
At times, we will want to speak our full heart
and mind to those we love but death by illness, injury, or accident get
in the way. For example, in one life, a man discovered that others had
spread false rumors about his marital infidelity but he died before he
could refute them to his wife. In a future life, when the couple was
reunited in marriage, this man went out of his way to say or do whatever
would prove his total faithfulness and proved to be a model of fidelity.
Words Said but Unfulfilled:
At times, we will make promises to loved ones
that sudden and unexpected death will keep us from fulfilling. For
example, in one life, a servant promised his master to "take care of
the house" while his master went off to war. The master was killed in
battle while the servant died from illness. When the former servant
reincarnated, they fulfilled the promise by reincarnating as the
caretaker of the master's historical house... which this person did
for many years.
Deeds Left Undone:
At times, we will feel so wronged by the
actions of others that we must pick up that fallen banner in the past
and see that justice is done in the present. For example, in one life,
a woman was murdered very cruelly by a serial killer. She reincarnated
into the field of criminal justice and eventually was drawn into the
historical case involving her murder. She spent a fortune and years
of her life to solve the case and finally name the murderer of so many,
Deeds Done but Unfinished:
At times, we will do something for others that,
instead of protecting them, results in their tragic death. For example,
in one life, a scientist made detailed predictions about the weather
that proved false and ended up killing the explorers who had relied on
it. The scientist reincarnated in the same field, studied the historical
case, and discovered that an anomaly was responsible for derailing their
otherwise accurate prediction... finally putting their mind at ease.
"Nothing is as well concealed from prying eyes
as what is hidden in plain sight." (Karmic Proverb)
The circumstances of your present birth usually
contain clues to your past lives. If you want to heal karma, examine
your birthday carefully... and clues to your past will be revealed.
Your birth date is no accident... it is
calculated as a reminder of who you have been... and most often a
reminder of the one past life you most need to heal.
For example, my birthday in this lifetime was the same
one as an extremely problematic past life personality. This was the
individual who had created the most difficult karma for me to heal.
Every time my birthday rolls around I am reminded of this person and
so I renew my efforts to heal those past flaws that are still present
Where you were born is no accident... it is
calculated to help you pick up now where you left off in the past
(often quite literally).
For example, the place where I was born was full of synchronicities.
As a reminder of my military past, I was born in an Army hospital
located along the path where I had marched off to war in a past life.
As a reminder of a staged suicide (meaning I goaded another into
killing me), I was born less than 50 miles from the
scene of that crime.
As a reminder of a super tragic past death,
I entered this life at the exact time of day that I had died in that
previous one. All of these were birthday messages that took me years
What is happening around you when you were
born is no accident... it is calculated to remind you of what from
the past needs healing in the present.
For example, I was born in respiratory distress. This was a reminder
of my last previous life where my lungs were seared by mustard gas in
World War 1 and shut down by poison gas in World War 2. This was also
a reminder of another past life where I died from pneumonia.
The birth marks present on your body at birth
are no accident... they are reminders of wounds from past lives...
that need healing in the present.
For example, there is flesh missing from my forehead where I was wounded
with an axe in a Viking past life. There are birthmarks all over one
arm where I was shot in a past life. There is scar-like birthmark on
one finger where it was cut in a knife fight in a past life.
"I shall always exist... I shall not object to
a new edition of mine; hoping, however, that the errata [errors] of
the last may be corrected." (Benjamin Franklin)
The essence of the "I"s that combine to create
the "me" is past lives: both at birth as well as throughout life's
This essence is better known as the person's
"baseline" personality. There are some past life workers who believe
that there is no such thing as a baseline. Yet they see in their work
how people's past lives set up the lessons of their present life and
how karma sets people up to learn their lessons.
Those who do not believe in the baseline
concept miss the point that learning is cumulative as we move through
our cycle of lives. It is this cumulative learning that forms an
individual's baseline personality. Next is how this past life learning
helps us to form our present life baseline personality.
When it comes to your body, what is important
to you? Do you like lots of physical activity or do you like to be
still? Are your looks or your health more important? Are you careful
of your body or do you risk injury? How you prefer to use your
physical body now has come from past lives.
When it comes to your mind, what is
important to you? Are you introverted or are you extroverted? Do
you rely more on your senses or more on your intuition? Are you a
careful planner or are you spontaneous? How you prefer to think
and conceive of yourself now is influenced by past lives.
When it comes to your emotions, what is
important to you? Does your heart rule your head? Are you calm and
controlled or are you passionate and open? Do trust your feelings
more than your thoughts? How you manage your emotions (or fail to)
are patterns from past lives.
Weight of Experience:
Since your baseline personality is composed of
mostly past life experience, your present life personality is bound to
be deeply influenced by all who you have been and all you have learned
in past lives. This "weight of experience" becomes the big building
blocks in your life now. This ensures that the best from the past is
kept while leaving plenty of room for growth in the future.