Do we reincarnate as a continuing extension of “ourselves” or as quoted below, a different version of the cycle? Having gone through a regression, slipping through time to meet oneself in another lifetime is an incredible sensation.
“Reincarnation of an ‘individual self’ is only as possible to the extent of believing that your sense of ‘self’—your ego—is real. Two identities, who are dwelling within two different physical bodies in the present, or in the past, will be two very distinct personalities.
Although our identities and senses of self are ever-changing, there is something that remains the same. There is something within us that is constant and continuous and that is pure awareness. It is this very pure awareness which serves as the experiencer and observer of life, and it is this pure awareness that we can refer to as ‘our’ Soul … This understanding of reincarnation closely resembles that of the Buddhist idea that the continuity continues, but the individual disappears.” ~ Mateo Sol
Here are some common and collectively reoccurring signs of reincarnation.
1. Recurring Dreams
The brain is a complicated thing, and dreams may signify many things, dreams take you back to places, situations and cultures that are very familiar with in your subconscious state as well as in waking state. Sometimes dreams signify unfinished business and reflect the unconscious mind.
2. Out-of-place Memories
It is observed that certain memories that do not fit into the present lifetime may seem like the ramblings of a crazy person, but indeed, are indicators of past lives.
Children, especially, being new to the physical plane, remember things that make little sense when expressed, but that they are convinced of knowing.
They are also good at recognizing people they knew in other lifetimes and often will say something like: “When I was here before, I had a dog named Mable, and Uncle Bob was my father.” Or, “When I used to be your mommy…”
Up to the age of three you can usually get a lot of information from a child who will readily share other lifetimes, or even their state of being in the collective pool of souls.
3. You Are Intuitive
Some people are born with their Intuition finely tuned. Through intuition we balance the conscious and unconscious mind and tap into our innate knowledge. The more our soul matures the closer we are to returning to Source or Oneness.
We are able to connect with the collective unconscious where universal knowledge exists. If you are drawn to certain ideologies, you may be drawing from either the collective or from a past life where you already knew these things.
4. You’re an Empath
Empaths literally absorb emotions, sensations, and the spiritual presence of those around them. Being an empath is a road to self-discovery and learning how to protect oneself from outside influences. Having said this, empaths often carry soul impressions from previous lifetimes and this burden added to a strong empathy to the world around them can cause a debilitating sensitivity to the present time.
5. Precognition and Retrocognition
The ability to see into the future or obtain information from the past is a sign of a maturing soul that has experienced many lifetimes. Psychics and Intuitives retrieve information from collective knowledge.
6. Déjà vu
Triggered by sights, sounds, tastes, smells, or experiences, déjà vu helps us to re-visit the past. Deja vu can be an instantaneous jump to a parallel universe or a past life. Sometimes it can be a signal that your soul is in exactly the right place at the right time. Either way, pay attention, your soul is speaking.
7. You’re Older Than Your Age Reflects
How many times have you met an old soul? Or someone you recognize as a new soul? Certain people just arrive with a wise look in their eye. They understand things beyond their age, or are very childlike and every experience is a new discovery.
It’s easy to notice in children. But adults too, will show signs of their soul age; we just have to be observant.
8. You Have a Great Affinity for Certain Cultures/Time Periods/Environments
This is one of the most common signs of a reincarnated soul. Some places and cultures or time periods resonate so completely that we actually long to return to what we once knew. There is no harm in soaking ourselves in something we love.
Knowing about past lives is helpful if it leads us further on our soul path. Using past lives as an excuse for negative tendencies keeps us from living fully authentic lives. The past, from the perspective of the present, is an illusion. A good thing to remember when we get stuck there emotionally.
9. Unexplainable Fears or Phobias
Unexplainable is the key word here, although some fears manifest early on and seem to be from the present lifetime. I’m terrified of, and equally fascinated by, fire and water. I can point to my fear being felt long before anything occurred in this lifetime to trigger it.
It’s no use telling someone that their fear is irrational unless you have knowledge of all their past lives.
10. You Feel as Though this Earth Is Not Your Home
Do you yearn to go home? Are you constantly moving, looking for that place where your soul fits? Longing for that illusive feeling that you belong?
Perhaps you long for the collective soul home or another lifetime where you felt more comfortable. If you feel this way, you are not alone. Many of us feel this way.
11. You Feel Like the Alien in Your Family
Who are these people anyway; you ask yourself as you struggle to connect to the folks you call family. Hang in there, you’ve chosen each other for a reason, mainly the purpose of soul growth.
This lifetime, like all your others have been opportunity for understanding yourself and others on a deeper level.
“At the moment of death, when the seed atom in the heart is ruptured, which contains all the experiences of the past life in a panoramic picture, the spirit leaves its physical body, taking with it the finer bodies.” ~ Max Heindel