10 Myths About Past Lives

1) We were someone famous

While is sure is interesting (and perhaps a bit ego-gratifying) to find out that we were someone influential in the past, that is certainly not a common occurrence. Most of the time, we think we are connected to a famous or influential person from the past because we lived during their era, knew of them, or even worked with them. Only very rarely were we ever someone of influence ourselves.

2) We have lived only about 10 lives before

Most of us have lived 100s of lives, if not a thousand. We are a soul, learning and growing as we go. Most of us who are interested in any type of self-development are at such a stage in soul evolution where we have lived 100s of lives. Sure there are those who have lived just a few lives. That is usually because they are newer to the process of their soul’s evolution. As we move through the process of soul evolution, we gain understanding and wisdom that comes from each one of our lifetimes. It is not necessary to know about all of your lifetimes. As we move forward with our learning, we have released emotions, energy and behaviors for many of our subsequent lifetimes already. Don’t worry! Take the Past Life Quiz to learn more about the talents and challenges influencing you from your past lives.

3) We can reincarnate as animals

As a soul moves forward in their evolutionary process, they move from the animal kingdom to the human experience. The process does not go in reverse. If you notice your pet is very human like, they are probably on their last incarnation the animal kingdom, and are ready to move on to a human life in their next lifetime.

4) We are always together with the same soul in a relationship

We do not always marry/fall in love with the same soul. Your spouse could have been you child, your parent your teacher, your neighbor, your sibling, your cousin, etc. Just because we are together with someone in this life does not necessarily mean we have been together with them before. Every person who is important in your life is someone whom you have incarnated with before; it just might not be in the same exact role.

5) That what we are experience now is the result of bad karma

There is no “good” karma or “bad” karma. Karma is simply the evening out of energy throughout lifetimes. What that means is that as a soul we are here to experience the other side of situations we have created for others. If we caused someone to go into debt in a past life, we will experience some form of debt in our life now. If we have helped someone get a job in a past life, that same soul will be destined to help us land a job in our current life. The severity if these experiences (meaning how easy or hard they are for us to work through) is determined by how much our Ego fights against them.

6) We have always been the same gender, race and culture

No. We have lived as every culture, race, sexual orientation, gender classification, religion, etc., etc. We are here to experience the fullness of life throughout ALL life experiences. Of all of these qualities listed (and others I may have missed), there is not one way of life that is better than the others. All genders, races, cultures, religions, sexual orientations and other traits or experiences of life are equal. We choose what the parameters of our incarnation will be before we are born. This choice has to do with why we need to live in a certain part of the planet, who will be around us again, and our astrological chart.

7) We move up in economic status as we move through our lifetimes

No. Economic status is not an indicator of an old soul. Just as mentioned above, there is no classification, trait or human experience that is better than the other. Our financial life is determined by our fears, gifts, astrological birth chart, and (most importantly) the ability we have to focus our energy at manifesting what we need, instead of wasting energy on mundane details, petty arguments, gossip, and so forth.

8) There is nothing positive that comes from our past lives

Wrong. We carry wonderful gifts and talents from our past lives. The tasks we learn very easily and the high level skills we have now, come from our past life memories. This is why you see so many entertainers come back as entertainers, musicians come back as musicians, athletes come back as athletes, etc. By understanding your personal past life patterns, you can gain a much better understanding of what your gifts to the world (and to yourself) are.

9) You have to work with a regressionist in order to clear your past life energy

Working with a regressionist is a wonderful and very powerful experience that I do recommend to everyone. However, not everyone is ready to go under hypnosis, or is comfortable with that process. This is why, with Spirit’s help, I have developed the Past Life Patterns; as a method to gain understanding of the behavioral and emotional patterns we have experienced. By understanding where our emotions come from, and why we feel a need to hold onto them, we become equipped to clear them for good.

10) Our current lives have little or no connection to our past lives

Our life now is built upon what lessons we have completed in our past lives, and those we still need to work though. Our past life memories are held onto by the energy body, and are utilized by the Ego the moment we reconnect our soul to the Earth plane (i.e. when our mother experiences the quickening during pregnancy). Most people live 85% of their current life ruled by past life energy of some kind. We are not here to repeat the past, we are here to learn from the experiences we have had before. In order to do that, we do need to understand what our personal past life patterns are, so we can stop repeating the parts of them that are no longer necessary to our life now.

When you are ready to learn more about the Past Life Patterns you hold (and how to transform them), take the Past Life Quiz.

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Karen Downing

Karen Downing is a Soul Mission Facilitator, here to guide others to living an empowered life.

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