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Me on past life love. Much younger than I am today:
“I feel as if I've known him before.”
Even as it came out of my mouth, it sounded crazy. I was educated, intelligent. A senior consultant in corporate. I prided myself on my rationality. I was doing my MBA for heavens sake! I had had relationships before... gotten together, broken up, all that. They didn't feel like this.
Whether or not you believe in reincarnation, there's nothing like that intense feeling we get with certain people, which make us wonder about past life love. The comfort level, the deep knowing, the feeling that that something bigger than we are is pulling us together. It's intoxicating, scary. Sometimes compulsive.
In my case, it was someone I hadn't known long. We only met once. Yet there was a deep irrational pull between us. It wasn't even a sexual thing. Sex would have been easy to understand. It was a soul-thing, which made it even more compelling... and confusing when I realized we weren't going to end up together.
Think about the soulmate quotes on this site. One says that soulmates are those that help your soul grow the most (not all growth feels good). Was this man my soulmate? By my understanding of soulmates today, no he wasn't. Was he a past life love? With every cell in my body: I believe that he was.
Looking back, this experience was one of the biggest wake-up calls of my life. Though painful (for I wanted a more conventional ‘happy every after’), I created this man to crack me open... so that I'd begin to look at my life in a different way. So that I'd consider past life love. So that I'd consider karma.
While not a soulmate, he was a spiritual catalyst. The belief systems that I created for myself out of this experience, through years of study, today guide every decision in my life.
He was also a creative catalyst. I wrote the first 120 pages of my novel in the short time I knew him. I'd finish and publish the book more than ten years later. No surprise: among other things, my novel explores past life love.
My motivation today no longer has anything to do with him. My reasons for writing, for exploring this elusive area of love, are about me and what I believe to be my purpose in life: exploring emotion in an unconventional way. Yet he helped me on my way and for that I am grateful.
Past life love relationships are incredible playgrounds for soul growth. American clairvoyant Edgar Cayce said that we reincarnate with other souls we know in order to:
Some call these karmic relationships. I refer to where we are in relation to another soul, the ‘soulmate continuum’. With each experience together, we create new chapters. Over time, hopefully, we move up the soulmate continuum...until we finally come together (like Cayce) says: to perpetuate love.
Though this particular experience to which I refer was painful, it was also one of the greatest gifts of my life. He doesn't even know it! It's not important that he does.
We were not meant to be together in this life. Today, I no longer have romantic feelings for him. Yet, having this experience propelled me to dig deep into my past life relationships and it turns out that we've been around a few times before. We've screwed up a few times, too. Last time, it was me who screwed up: big time.
Our reincarnation story? In essence, I believe our experience together was to re-pay an obligation I owed him. Breaking my heart was a loving thing to do for me. Any ‘karma’ we had is now balanced. We've moved up the soulmate continuum. The next time we meet, we may have some minor issues to work out, but we'll be free to explore more, if we choose.
This is my belief... doesn't mean it's the Truth. It's a perspective that gave me relief years ago when I was recovering from heartbreak... and it continues to hold great meaning for me today. Now! Just in case you think me a surface-skimming polyanna, know that this belief didn't come quickly... or easily. I just shortened almost a decade of personal work into a few sentences.
Yes, I cried, yes I raged. Yes, I bargained, yes I resisted.
No, I don't believe that everyone has to go through this to find their soulmates. Not every past life love that I have encountered has been this dramatic. In fact, most haven't been. Sometimes, we've passed in and out gently, as our stories unfolded, and new choices made. Others have lingered. All have evolved. As have I.
Have you wondered? I bet: yes! You do. More than one.
I believe that all of the significant relationships that we enter into are past life love (karmic) relationships. We're here on the earth to be together again... and continue the love stories that we started lifetimes ago.
If you're serious about attracting a soulmate, one of the best pieces of relationship advice is to bring to completion (as much as you can) each and every relationship you encounter. Why? Because each time you do this, you move the relationship up the soulmate continuum. This creates energetic 'space' for a past life love you're truly compatible with today to slip in.
So don't put off saying what needs to be said. Avoid revenge tactics and sticky unfinished business. Start and finish every relationship with a clear intention to move closer to your soulmate. Even if you're not dating at the moment, every effort counts.
Know deep in your heart that over lifetimes, all past life love stories have happy endings... eventually. And the more that you commit yourself to learning from every relationship you encounter, the more likely it'll be that you attract your soulmate today.
Where is my soulmate? – Why is it taking so long? Bet your soul's answering. Are you listening?