We have all experienced past lives and the highlights of those experiences are carried forward into our present lifetime. For those of you who haven’t yet explored your past lives, here are some of the signs that confirm the likelihood of a past life:
You identify with, or have a strong affinity for a particular culture, such as North American Indian or East Indian, and may like to dress in their style of clothing;
You strongly identify with a particular era, such as pioneer life in the 1800s, or the Salem witch hunt in 1692;
You are drawn to, or feel compelled to visit a particular country, and when you visit for the first time it feels familiar, like home;
You pick up another language easily and mimic the expressions as though you were born into that culture;
You have an unexplained phobia such as an intense fear of water, snakes, or heights. In this situation, it is likely you experienced an unpleasant situation related to the phobia in a past life;
You feel an instant bond with someone you meet for the first time and that person remains important in your life, or you feel unusually close to a family member—niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, spouse. In this situation you likely shared a past life with that person(s) who may have played a different role in your past life together. For example, your husband in this lifetime may have been your sister, brother, mother or father in a previous life. By closely examining the relationship – how you relate to one another – it may provide a clue. For example, do you bicker like children (brother-sister), or do you feel protective and nurturing (mother-father)?
Recently during a Tarot reading for a client, I came across an excellent example of how past lives affect our present life. At the end of the reading my client asked the question: “How old is my soul?” I did a ‘Question and Answer’ spread for him and many of the Major Arcana cards turned up (with Roman numerals). The cards also contained swords, shields, and armour. Overall the symbols clearly indicated a past life as a Roman soldier or gladiator.
In this lifetime my client’s physical appearance is solid and strong, with the appearance of a warrior and the heart of a compassionate, caring, and giving individual. At the conclusion of the reading, he mentioned that he’d had a recurring dream about carrying an injured comrade to safety behind a wall and asked if this person might still play a role in this life. The indication was that the two had shared many lifetimes together and his comrade was his spirit guide. Interestingly, my client confided that he has an intense hatred for war of any kind, and in fact he feels so strongly about war that he cannot bear to watch war movies.
Last week I gave a presentation on Past Lives to the North Country Spiritualist Church in Malone, New York. They are an amazing group with a good number of healers, mediums and past life experiencers among them. The group’s inspirational leader is a delightful woman by the name of Theresa White.
After the presentation, I had an opportunity to speak to Don Silver who recently published A Past Life, a book about his previous life as a Caucasian boy in the seventeenth century, who was captured and later adopted into an Arapaho tribe in South Dakota. His tribal name was ‘Brave Hawk”. When Don was first introduced to this past life by medium Tana Hanley, he initially thought it was “nonsense”. However a vivid and colorful dream in which his spirit guides appeared, changed Don’s mind and compelled him to write the book. The author hopes that his book will “inspire everyone to open their minds to the miraculous nature of eternity”. (Available at Balboa Press, Amazon.com, and Kindle)
Have you explored a past life? Or are you aware of any members of your circle of family and friends who shared a previous life with you? If so I would love to hear your story – please share it in the “comment” section for everyone to read.
© Beverley A Young 2015-05-20