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 Prophet Description – The Prophet seems to have a deeper understanding of the ways of the world. This comes from lifetimes as seers, sages, prophets, psychics and other similar predictive esoteric work. The Prophet is often seen as the know-it-all of the past life patterns; and it is not that they actually have the mental knowledge all the time, it is that they can tap into the deeper truths at a moment’s notice. Plus, their communication style is often one of boosting authority and over-explaining. They have been accused, more often than once, of “using big words.” The Prophet does have a fear that their information will be misused, misunderstood or manipulated by others for their own benefit, and that is a contributing factor to their communication style.
It is very easy for the Prophet to excel in any area of focus; that is if they choose to excel. They can just as easily be an armchair Prophet, providing wisdom from the comfort of their Laz-E-Boy. The Prophet also has a love-hate relationship with money. They don’t like, that at least for the moment, they have to use money at all. However, they also see money as a symbol of personal security, and they function at their best when they have the “right amount” of money in the bank. There is also a magic number each Prophet has, that makes them feel slimy, greedy or that they “sold their Soul.” This is because that amount of money is associated with past lives when someone tried to buy them off, attempted to own their spiritual abilities, or even use money to control and disempower them.
In the Prophet’s past lives, they were medicine men/women, sages, prophets, seers, visionaries, healers, psychics, intuitives, and spiritual teachers. The Prophet is like an open vault of information, but they may or may not know the sources of that information and where it comes from. There is a strong push for the Prophet to make a difference with their abilities, however it is up to them if the change is ego-driven or ego-less. If you feel compelled to share information, knowledge, correct errors, correct grammar/spelling, or otherwise educate others, and also have a love-hate relationship with money, then you display the past life pattern of the Prophet.
Expression of the Prophet Pattern in Your Life Now – The Prophet is very knowledgeable as feels a need to use that knowledge to inform and educate others. Depending on the expression of the Prophet pattern, they may not always be confident about the information they share. The Prophet loves to discuss, science, esoteric wisdom, metaphysics, spirituality, religion and philosophy. The Prophet does not necessarily carry the same beliefs forward, and this past life pattern can be found in academia, as well as different spiritual and religious belief systems. From God to gods to no God, it does not matter what they believe, it will be their Truth. They could care less about small talk, and will gently guide the conversation to a deeper place. The Prophet will go through times of having lots of money and also of having very little, this is to teach them about not equating money with power and control. If they can break that association, they will be financially comfortable. If they do not break that association, they will continue to experience the ebb and flow. Deep down, the Prophet has an amount of money that is uncomfortable for them to think about. This come from past lives, where they were offered that amount of money in exchange for being asked to alter what they were seeing or prophesying.
There are two ways that the Prophet theme reveals itself; The Teaching Prophet and The Self-Preserving Prophet. If you resonate with The Prophet pattern, you might discover that you can possess qualities of one, or even both, of the ways that The Prophet pattern is expressed. Often in one area of life you can feel one way, and in another area of life feel another way.
The Teaching Prophet – The Teaching Prophet teaches with every breath. They may not always be aware of what they are doing. Much of this teaching comes in the form of extra information woven into each conversation. But, other times, the teaching is done through every day experiences, and how they share in them. This teaching is so hard wired into them, that they are not often are of it at all! The Teaching Prophet is also super concerned about what others think about them, and can become overly focused on small details, including grammar, spelling, over confirming appointments, being extra early for meetings and so forth. They may not even be able to identify with this part of them, but deep down they have a fear of being misrepresented or having their reputation tarnished by another person, and so they can go above and beyond in ensuring their best foot forward. If you are someone who others seek out for your “sage advice” and also find yourself self-censoring your written and verbal communication, especially if you know it will be made public, then you hold the expression of the Teaching Prophet. The Teaching Prophet’s biggest lesson is to learn to be vulnerable and release the concern about how others see them.
The Self-Preserving Prophet – Deep down the Self-Preserving Prophet has one subconscious motivation; to show that they are “right.” This comes from many past lives were they had to defend themselves for openly expressing their intuitive gifts. Because of this past life experience, they have an innate desire to prove their viewpoint. This can either be done by pointing out the fallacies in other arguments, or by an abundant tendency to explain things from the “I” point of view. The Self-Preserving Prophet has an ingrained belief that they will be a target for anger, judgment and statements from others. They can also experience the flip side of this, where they attract a large number of followers/devotees to them. This feels needed by some Self-Preserving Prophets, as it serves as a buffer them from potential detractors. They will say that they do not need this, and that it just happens to them. This last statement will also apply to what they say about money and resources. However, the manifestation of these guru-follower situations is sourced in the unresolved past life energy. If you feel the need to defend you point of view, or reputation, and elicit responses of either ”Worship” or “Hatred” from others, then you exhibit the Self-Preserving Prophet expression. The Self-Preserving Prophet’s biggest lesson is to be proactive in owning their own space and energy, but WITHOUT reacting to the intentions/space/energy/responses of others.
Past Life Pattern Breakdown:
- Fears others will ruin their reputation
- Is seen as a Know-it-All
- Feels small talk is disingenuous
- Has a love-hate relationship with money
Affirmation – “I am trusting of the Universe to align me only with people who support my truth, wisdom and soul mission.”
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