Past Life Patterns – The Agent

This is the description of one of the 16 Past Life Patterns. These patterns were developed by Karen Downing, in order to help you understand how past life experiences affect your life today. Each person carries 3 to 5 past life patterns in varying levels of influence. By understanding your unique mix of patterns, you can more easily build up your strengths and transform your challenges. Past life patterns are the key to uncovering your Soul Mission.

The Agent Description – The Agent relishes having rules and structure in their life, and worries about the consequences if they break those rules. Because of this, they also fear authority, more specifically, someone who is in authority over them. That authority figure could be a parental figure, teacher, supervisor or anyone else in direct daily contact with the Agent. The Agent’s fear is that they are the target of a greater plot taking place. The Agent is slow to trust by nature, but can develop deep meaningful relationships, just as long as their loved ones understand they may always stay aloof and cryptic in their communication. They simply do not know how to give a straight answer.

The Agent’s life is one of mystery and intrigue, even if they create that mystery and intrigue for themselves. If their profession is not feeding their strengths of investigation, tradecraft and strategy, then they will transfer this skill set to other areas of their life, like investigating their family members, neighbors, or any suspicious individual.

In the Agent’s past lives, they were a tax collector, spy, government scribe, communication officer, police officer, federal agent, or other similar role where they worked as an Agent of their government. The Agent craves structure, and fears the repercussions that they expect will take place if structure is not followed. There is a desire within the Agent to follow up every lead, and they rely on their intuition of when something feels off. However, they cannot turn their investigative nature off, and it can make them overanxious and nervous if not kept in check. If you feel a strong desire to adhere to rules and are compelled to investigate events or people in your life, then you display the past life pattern of the Agent.

Expression of the Agent Pattern in Your Life Now – The Agent worries about being watched, monitored and surveilled. They will often censor their discussion and actions in unfamiliar surroundings. However, they also feel an inner desire to inform others about all of the secret, behind-the-scenes things they think should be common knowledge. The topics of that discussion will vary depending on the focus of their specific past life energy and can include; food production, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, government theories, financial conspiracies, political angst and so forth. The Agent plays a game of life, learning the “rules” for many different situations and then applying those rules to their own life in a way that works for them. Because of this adherence to the rules, the Agent will have difficulty with authority, and tends to hold onto a great deal of anger about power and control issues. That anger is expressed differently based on the expression of the Agent pattern.

There are two ways that the Agent theme reveals itself; The Paranoid Agent and the Overcompensating Agent. If you resonate with The Agent pattern, you might discover that you can possess qualities of one, or even both, of the ways that The Agent pattern is expressed. Often in one area of life you can feel one way, and in another area of life feel another way.

The Paranoid Agent

The Paranoid Agent is constantly checking over their shoulder for someone watching them. This belief comes from past life situations where they were under surveillance as a part of their role as an Agent. Even if no one specific is monitoring them, they become consumed with the idea of Big Brother observing them through security cameras, and avoid any technology they feel could be exploited to discover information about them (credit cards, dedicated cell phones, web browsing cookies, online payment gateways, etc.). If you are someone who feels a deep desire to look over your shoulder, does not like to pay for things via the Internet, and is concerned about having your communications monitored, then you showcase the past life pattern of the Paranoid Agent. The Paranoid Agent’s biggest lesson is to learn unconditional acceptance of how they interact with the topics that catalyze their inner anger. Unconditional acceptance is about learning to focus your energy and enthusiasm in a prioritized manner, and accepting that you cannot change everything today.

The Overcompensating Agent

The Overcompensating Agent goes out of their way to remind everyone of how upright and well-behaved they are. They overcompensate for their fear and anger by following the rules to the nth degree, talking about the rules and ensuring others are adhering to the rules. They keep a copy of every rule stated (sometimes even the unwritten rules), and unless that rule is specifically voided by another rule, it remains their personal law. The Overcompensating Agent also carries an inner expectation of being rewarded for being so great at following the rules. They are challenged by thinking “outside the box,” get overly wrapped up in worrying about how to handle a new task, and relish repetitive duties. If you are a stickler for the rules, have difficulty in understanding what to do without clear guidelines, and feel as though you are not recognized enough for the hard work that you do, then you showcase the past life pattern of the Overcompensating Agent. The Overcompensating Agent’s biggest lesson is to relax and learn that everything will be okay, even if a few rules have to be bent or broken from time to time.

Past Life Pattern Breakdown:

  • Believes conspiracies and power-plays are a driving force in society
  • Enjoys rules and structure
  • Innately suspicious of others
  • Secretive about the details of their personal life

Affirmation – “I start the process of unconditionally accepting my own power. I will no longer live in fear about being judged and controlled by authority figures.”

Learn more about how the Agent pattern is showing up in your life by enrolling in the On-Demand video course, Exploring Past Life Patterns.

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