For a while, you can overdo it, envisioning past-life connections that never materialized. But, if you pay attention, certain connections—the real ones—end up proving themselves over and over again. Here are 12 methods to recognize the clues of history that have lured you back into each other's orbits, for better or ill.
The first thing you should know about past lives is that knowledge of them is limited. We can make an estimate that someone had at least one previous existence, but we cannot say with certainty that they did or didn't have many more. The fact is, we will never know unless our patient source tells us so.
That said, there are several lines of evidence that suggest people have previously lived other lives. Some historians believe records of past rulers' names appear in myths and stories around the world because those people were famous or significant enough to be remembered. For example, the story of Alexander the Great has been told and retold throughout antiquity because he was such a important person in his time. There are similar examples all over history. Other historians argue that myth and folklore tend to cluster around ideas, objects, or people that exist today (or once existed) and have some type of connection to the past.
In addition to names appearing in myths, another line of evidence for past lives is reincarnation itself. Most religions include some form of belief in reincarnation; it's just not always called that.
Here are 12 methods to recognize the clues of history that have lured you back into each other's orbits, for better or ill. But always with the chance to strengthen your connection so that the next time you meet, things will be even better (particularly if you are former foes)!
When you discover this about your interactions with people, you'll notice it everywhere: old lovers, friends, adversaries, and family members. For a while, you can overdo it, envisioning past-life connections that never materialized. But, if you pay attention, certain connections—the real ones—end up proving themselves over and over again.
The experiences we are having today are most likely shaped by the situations you have gone through in the past. Childhood or early adulthood events affected the way you think, act, and connect with those close to you. Our memories are inextricably related to our past, present, and future. The more positive or negative an experience, the more it will affect the way you think about others and life.
Your past can either help or hurt your chances of achieving your goals. If you find yourself struggling to move forward with your plans for the future, looking at your history is a good idea. Are there any events from years ago that may be getting in the way of what you want to achieve?
If you feel like you're stuck in a situation you can't get out of, thinking about your history could give you new ideas on how to change things. Perhaps there's someone you once loved who has since moved on with their life but which still affects you? There might be ways to get back into their good books.
Looking at your history can also help you deal with current issues in your life more effectively. For example, if you struggle with depression then thinking about some of the bad times in your life may not make you feel better immediately, but it will help you understand why you feel the way you do.
Memories are greatly impacted and rely on our feelings about an event or experience. These emotions help us to relate what happened then to what is happening now. This connection between then and now is where memory comes into play. Memory is the process by which we store information about past experiences and later use that information when making decisions about future actions.
Your past can either help you or hinder you as you start new things in your life. If you learn from your mistakes instead of repeating them, then the past has helped you become a better person. Otherwise, it could be called prejudice - believing negative things about others just because they were once done to you.
The impact of your past can be seen in many areas of your life. If you don't deal with issues from your childhood, for example, they will keep affecting you throughout your life. Your past can also influence who you choose to share your life with now and how you feel about relationships in general. Someone who has never been able to understand their emotional needs might find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships.
Finally, the past influences what you believe is possible for you to achieve in your future.