We've all been here before in another form, playing a different role. Here's how you can identify someone from an earlier lifetime and understand why they've chosen to reappear
In the East, karma is more than 'getting what you deserve.' Life is seen as a delicate balance of polarities - yin and yang, the masculine and the feminine, the good and bad, black and white. And the purpose of all these energies coming together is help the souls evolve into higher levels of consciousness.
In this context, reincarnation is simply the soul changing its clothes, by taking a new form and a new identity. However, it is said that souls often travel together across lifetimes and they often guide each other during their journey on earth.
Irrespective of the roles you play as an earthling, father-daughter, partners or lovers, strangers sharing a passionate night, or siblings, there is an underlying bond that is deeper than the superficial relationship we hold in the society.
But here's the catch. At the moment of death/birth, Life offers us a clean slate by wiping away all memories of earlier lifetimes from our conscious mind. This helps us start from scratch. However, our souls still remember.
It's also said those in your family might have been your family but in a different order. Your mom could have been your kid, your partner your sibling, your best friend a sister. Here's how you can find out if someone in your current life was a friend, partner, foe, or child in your previous birth.
Well, this is what you hear all the time, but it's true. You look at someone and you immediately know that there is more than the awkward first words you exchange, the formal meeting, or the momentary conversation you have. It's like you've known them before and you need more time to unravel the mystery they have brought into your life with their presence.
Feeling a connection is that instant sense of knowing. However, when this comes with the package of intensely charged feelings, then it's likely that the two of have had much to share with each other earlier and it is the residue of these moments that are flowing into the current situation.
You might find a surge of joy for no apparent reason or you might feel a deep sense of sorrow. Whatever it is, there is no hiding your emotions or trying to remain unaffected. Because you have no say in how you feel.
The emotional reaction you feel with someone you knew from the previous birth needn't always be happy or positive. Sometimes you might loathe someone for no apparent reason. Or, you might feel a surge of anger that's too innate to deny. All of these suggest that there is a karmic debt that needs to be balanced out in the current birth.
Perhaps, he/she did you some wrong or maybe they caused terrible heartache. But in the bigger picture, there is no right or wrong. They did what they had to do help you grow and maybe they have now arrived to resolve the emotional baggage you carry from the past due to their deeds.
This is a classic sign. If you are with someone with whom hours slip by in the blink of an eye, it's a sign that your bond goes beyond lifetimes. The current reality is nothing but a speck of what you've shared with them in eternity.
These relationships needn't just be romantic episodes. It could be your best friend with whom conversations about life, love, and the purpose of it all makes sense to you at 3 am in the night, when you would otherwise not be able to function normally.
A sense of overwhelming security comes with familiarity. But when you experience this with a stranger or someone you barely know, it indicates that you aren't really strangers after all. These are likely to be kindred souls who've always stood by you across incarnations as you took different forms, lived different lives at various eras, and played different roles to each other. The sense of trust and safety you feel comes from the loyalty they've shown you across lifetimes.
That moment of recognition you sense when you look into someone's eyes is hard to explain. You don't look at them, or watch them, you look straight into their eyes and it feels like you've dived into the very core of a being you've known forever. And these don't just happen with humans.
Ever looked into your pet's eyes and felt a deep sense of recognition and warmth that is beyond words? It could be an earlier bond that is now being played out in the form of your beloved pet.
If you receive help without struggling for it from someone unexpected or someone who does it for no apparent reason, it's possible that their soul is clearing out an earlier debt owed to you. Of course, the person isn't conscious of it. They simply feel a need to give out of the goodness of their heart.
Soul companions don't always come to make you feel good, warm, and fuzzy, They are often those who take on the difficult work of our spiritual teachers. By that, we don't mean wise gurus, but as difficult partners, controlling parents, demanding children, or oversensitive siblings or colleagues.
They play out their role through their current personality that triggers you to wake up from your unconscious patterns and urge you to evolve into a better being. It's the same you do for their evolution.
The most difficult folks in your life with whom you share a charged emotional duo is likely to have chosen to play this role for you in this lifetime to get you to the next step.
Ever find yourself in the same situation with different people? Only the face, name, form change, the position you find yourself in and the feelings you feel remain the same. This indicates that the person has come as a teacher to help you learn an important life lesson.
Perhaps, you always feel overwhelmed and have a problem saying NO. If you find yourself in yet another relationship or situation that exhausts you completely, and there is a person who seems to trigger this, consider them as a teacher with whom Life wants you to practice your saying NO lessons.
It could be your difficult boss or an extremely needy partner. The sooner you learn the life lesson, the quicker the situation resolves and you feel better about yourself and, in a strange way, more whole and complete.
Again, the first thing that comes to mind is an attraction, like you see in the movies. While physical or sexual attraction is a rather important cue for a strong bond you share with the person, there could be other ways you are drawn to a person.
Sometimes, it could be someone much older who you are completely fascinated by. It could be someone of any gender. There is something about them that makes you want to know them better and when you do pursue that calling, you often find yourself learning extremely valuable life lessons from them.