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 Utilizer Description – The Utilizer is passionate about making the best use of everything in their life. This comes from a predominance of past lives where they had to base their survival on utilizing the resources around them. The Utilizer is in their happy place when they are developing creative ways to connect with people and resources. However, because of their past life patterning, the Utilizer has a deep fear of becoming dependent on others.
For example, the Utilizer could take up a stance on composting, becoming passionate that all in the neighborhood get on board with this method of processing household waste. The Utilizer’s deepest fear is that somehow, someway, the resources made available today will not be there tomorrow. The Utilizer makes a wonderful innovator and project manager, as they have great and different ideas about how to best accomplish a given aim. However, if the Utilizer’s energy is not being used toward a specific aim, they can have a tendency to unleash that passion onto those closest to them, who may not often match the Utilizer’s fervor for a shopping trip at the junkyard.
Some of the typical past life experiences of the Utilizer are: being a farmer, prostitute, logger, artisan, bricklayer, or working in some way with the resources you had around you. If you have deep fear of depending on others, running out of resources, being unable to perform household chores or life responsibilities, and worry about potential situations where you will be forced to fend for yourself, then you exhibit the Utilizer pattern.
Expression of the Utilizer Pattern in Your Life Now – The Utilizer is a very self-sufficient person who usually possesses great confidence in their own abilities. However, they can have a difficult time moving out of their own perspectives and beliefs. Because the Utilizer fears not being able to do something on their own, or fears not having something they need, they can become so detached from listening to others, that they have a difficult time cooperating or working collaboratively. Many people when talking with the Utilizer, would classify them as being confident, knowledgeable, resourceful, innovative and creative.
If you express the Utilizer pattern, you will want to be mindful of your tendency to passionately express your viewpoint, as others may not share your beliefs. There is a time and a place for everything, and sometimes it is not the best time or place to talk about waste disposal during a luncheon. Learn to pick the times when you speak up and the times when you don’t. You will discover that by doing so, your knowledge and resourcefulness had the most impact when others are in a frame of mind to listen to what you have to say.
Because of the past life pattern of being so resourceful, you can have a tendency to become very upset about lifestyles that contribute to consumer waste. You also can be classified as being very self-sufficient, so much so that others may not see how they can fit into your life. This feeling can also be amplified by the fear of dependency. You will have to learn to relax and practice working with others, in order to establish healthy relationships in your life. Extreme expressions of the Utilizer pattern can lead to hoarding, doomsday planning and isolationism.
There are two ways that the Utilizer theme reveals itself; The Secretive Utilizer and the Passionate Utilizer. If you resonate with The Utilizer pattern, you might discover that you can possess qualities of one, or even both, of the ways that The Utilizer is expressed. Often in one area of life you can feel one way, and in another area of life feel another way.
The Secretive Utilizer – The Secretive Utilizer is concerned with saving for a rainy day. They can see the potential use in everything, but only save what they feel they may have a use for. If you are someone who has a garage full of food, a basement filled with tools, and/or a extra closet of clothes, then you showcase the Secretive Utilizer past life pattern. You do not necessarily show the passion for sharing your ability to transform resources with others, but instead slowly build up a inventory of all that you could ever use, and more. The Secretive Utilizer’s biggest lesson is to let go of those things they no longer need, and to learn to not be ruled by a fear of not having something “just in case.”
The Passionate Utilizer – The Passionate Utilizer shares their drive for “proper” use of resources with as many people as they can. It is not enough to practice it for themselves, they also feel a strong desire to share their expertise with others. This can be great, when it comes to a business model that is aligned with this past life expertise. However, the Passionate Utilizer can also have a tendency to overstep their boundaries, and from time-to-time can push their beliefs about recycling, reusing, re-purposing, etc., onto others. This comes from the Passionate Utilizer’s desire to share as much information as possible about how to best use life’s resources. The Passionate Utilizer’s biggest lesson is to allow others to live in the way that they choose best for themselves.
Past Life Pattern Breakdown:
- Fears depending on others
- Focuses on not having enough resources
- Is worried about illness/injury and not being able to perform duties
- Feels that everything has equal value, and thus has difficulty in letting some things go.
Affirmation – “I trust that the Universe supplies me with all that I need and more. I release all expectations of lack and struggle.”
Learn more about how the Utilizer pattern is showing up in your life by enrolling in the On-Demand video course, Exploring Past Life Patterns.
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