FAQ: How can past lives influence me in my day to day life?
The past is still present. Past lives effect you every day in every aspect of your life. Past lives influence the career you are in, how you spend money, what you like to eat, where you like to live, or how social you are or are not.
You have developed these likes and dislikes, these preferences and passions, these quirks and tastes over many past lives. They are the cumulative effect of all that you have learned, all that you have lived, loved, and suffered.
For "negative" influences of past lives on people's life, consult both the list of typical past life issues and the list of serious past life problems. Our exclusive "Past Life Profile" helps you find out EXACTLY how you are effected by past lives.
Below are ways that past lives "positively" effect most people in their daily lives. They are listed in order from most to least commonly experienced:
"Skills and Abilities": Everyone has something that they do especially well, something that comes easily and naturally to them. Skills and abilities you have developed in past lives carry over into your present life just like your issues and problems do. Look at your job to see your past. Many doctors and nurses have had previous incarnations as healers. Many psychiatrists and counselors have had past lives as priests and ministers. Many writers, musicians, and artists have perfected their respective crafts over numerous lifetimes. [Example]
"Déjà Vu": Déjà vu is the feeling that we have been somewhere or done something before when we could not possibly "have been there or done that". There are well documented cases of children who have returned to the homes and families of their most recent past life. These children always know extremely intimate details about their former homes and family members. These were often details that the children would have had no way of knowing - unless they had been there in a past life as they claim. The classic work on the déjà vu phenomenon is "Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation" by Dr. Ian Stevenson. [Example]
"Love at First Sight": Many people dream about looking across a crowded room and seeing the great love of their life. "Love at First Sight" is a well documented historical phenomenon. Caesar and Cleopatra acted as man and wife from almost the first moment they met one another. Once Czar Nicholas met Lady Alexandra, he - in an uncharacteristic act of stubbornness - refused to consider marrying anyone else. After Queen Victoria met Albert, she became bound and determined to marry him. The same with King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and the list goes on. [Example]
[Example] Skills and Abilities: Take the case of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, child prodigy and master composer. Mozart openly acknowledged that his extraordinary musical abilities were not the result of inexplicable genius but of musical gifts developed over many past lifetimes. Or take the case of General George S. Patton who believed he had been a warrior in many lives (as he said in his poem: " So as through a glass and darkly, the age long strife I see, where I fought in many guises, many names, but always me...").
[Example] Déjà Vu: A client had taken the Business Law section of the CPA exam for the experience. They had not studied for the test. They had never taken a business law course. In fact, they had not even expected to pass the test. From out of nowhere, they remembered answering similar questions "before". They were utterly astonished by how easily they completed it. They were absolutely amazed that they passed it... until they later discovered that in many past lives, they had either been a judge, a lawyer, a magistrate, or its' equivalent.
[Example] Love at First Sight: One of the most satisfying aspects of past life work is the constant proof that love is eternal. For example, a client could not understand her instant attraction to the significant other in her life. The first night she met this man she invited him to her house so they could talk privately. There was something about him that was so familiar - yet she had never met him before. In a past life, she had fallen in love with this man but he fell victim to a tragic accident before they could marry. He died determined to find her again. In this life they did find one another. Not surprisingly, they picked up right where they left off.
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