We’ve all been in the situation where we’ve met someone new but have this immediate and deep connection – sometimes to the point of being able to anticipate what they are going to say next – or feeling as if they’ve been in our life forever. Often this can mean they have been in a spiritual sense as this kind of ‘instant karma’ we feel with certain people is exactly that. A karmic, past life connection and the level of comfort and feeling we already ‘know’ someone is merely our shared history catching up with us and playing out in this lifetime.
These kind of past-life connections are easy to spot but what about others that may also stretch across several lifetimes and involve soul promises, but which may not be quite so obvious? How do we recognize them?
1. Why we meet our fellow souls
As per Michele Knight, a famous psychic, “the souls with whom we have the deepest connection and with whom we have chosen to learn and grow with, are the ones who are there to teach us the most profound lessons. And sometimes these lessons are not easy. Just because you have known one another in a past life do not mean it will all be love and happy endings in this one.”
2. Born again for another set of game!
One or both of us can fail to learn the lesson or forgive on a soul level. Until this happens we will keep coming back – like students who have to re-take an exam, until we get it ‘right’. Know the signs we should look for in even our most challenging relationships that we may have a strong past life connection with someone…
3. If you are learning something about yourself
If you’re being challenged in some way – either positively or even negatively, this is one sign that there is an important soul connection here. The bigger the challenge and the more you have to grow on a soul level to meet it, then the number of lifetimes you have spent with this person increases. Remember – this goes for negative experiences as well as positive ones because often we learn more from failures than we do our successes.
4. If you felt an immediate connect
You felt an immediate connection that was “out of this world” or so familiar you can’t believe this person ever wasn’t in your life. This one seems obvious, but so many minds doubt what body and soul announces. If you light up and synchronize with another person right away, then it’s a strong indicator that you’ve run into this soul before, perhaps multiple times. It doesn’t necessarily mean this person is your soul mate or that you belong together. It just means you’ve had met before.
5. If you felt an immediate and intense loathing for someone
Your emotions help you know what resonates or does not resonate with you, even if you don’t understand the reasons. Intuitive people often experience negative impressions of people who wish to harm them, and that does not necessarily indicate a past life relationship! When a strong aversion occurs with regard to people who have proven themselves safe (to the best of your observation) or who truly love and wish to support your growth, then that aversion often indicates a background story of loss, betrayal, harm or misunderstanding.
6. If you can’t understand why you feel what your feel
This sometimes happens with parents and newborns. A mom finds herself unable to part with the baby, even if that means revamping life. The surprising reaction can also occur among others, like when you meet someone you previously dismissed or idolized and have the opposite experience than you envisioned. This indicator doesn’t rely so much on intensity as confusion, especially tormented confusion. Why?
7. If you feel like a different person around them
In the case of family dynamics, you might have one parent or sibling whose presence seems to immobilize you or crumble your confidence. Alternatively, you might encounter someone whose presence seems to ignite best parts you didn’t know existed. All the plans in the world suddenly may seem irrelevant as this “new” person completely reorients your life.
8. If you feel a strong desire to have this person in life
Past life issues arise from the subconscious, where all time is now. If someone was your father in a past life and died while you were a young child, you might feel extra clingy and needy with this soul’s current incarnation. You might feel like your very survival depends on this person remaining in your life in a certain way. Is this because the subconscious does not differentiate between past, present and future?
9. If your situation is a recurring theme
While you may not feel you have known this person before, does the situation you’re in feel oh so familiar? Is history repeating itself in some way yet again? If you find yourself back in a situation that is repeating a past experience but with a completely different person then this is another sign of a deep past-life connection. As you failed to learn the lesson in the past, a new ‘teacher’ has appeared.
10. If someone is helping you for no apparent reason
Someone gives you a helping hand in some way with no expectation of anything in return. This could be a business mentor, a teacher or someone who offers you something you badly need right when you need it – and doesn’t necessarily expect to be paid back. This is a sure sign that this is someone you have helped in a past life, paying you forward in this one.
11. If something is left over after the relationship is over
You owe them something or they owe you. Or they’ve left something with you. This can be anything from a book, to money, a child or even a horse. Whatever it is, you or they aren’t going to get it back or take it back – not in this lifetime anyway!
12. If you experience a strong sense of Deja Vu
If you experience deja vu when you’re with a particular person, chances are the two of you experienced life together before.
13. If you have a telepathic connection
Is there someone in your life who you understand so much that you know what they’re going to say before they say it and vice-versa? If so, there’s a good chance that you two have traveled many lives together. Souls that share lifetimes tend to have a deeper connection than souls who are just interacting for the first time. If your connection is on a subconscious level, you’ve probably been together before.
14. If you recognize their eyes
This is a trait that’s common with soul mates. If you come across someone and recognize their eyes it’s probably because you’ve been together in previous lifetimes. It is believed that while our bodies change from lifetime to lifetime our eyes stay the same so you can recognize someone from a previous lifetime in this manner.
15. If your relationship is short-lived but intense
Have you ever met someone and had an intense relationship with them only for it to end within a matter of months or even weeks? Often we have unresolved business with someone from a past life but we don’t need a long time to resolve it. A short, intense relationship can provide the closure that both parties need. While such a relationship can be painful and confusing, it can be exactly what both parties needed on a subconscious level.
16. Have you met your soul mate?
The drive for union with one’s “Soul mate” is so compelling, and so universal. To properly understand how our Soul mates affect us, we must first understand the types of “soul mates” that we can encounter in our journey, here are the types of Soul mates…
17. Partners in Hate
Believe it or not, those that you hate with all the intensity of your being are one group of your soulmates. Those we hate are our soulmates in the sense that they continually cross our soul’s path life after life. For it is the hatred for one another that sticks you together like glue until you can understand and release the hate that binds you.
18. Partners in Love
Those we love in even the smallest degree are another group of our soulmates. Again these become our soulmates because of the love binding us together. Our partners in love – and hate – most often come to us as parents, siblings, spouses, and children. They serve to remind us about those aspects of our character that we should love and cherish.
19. The One and Only
When people commonly yearn for their Soulmate, what they are really yearning for is “the one and only” person who can make them complete. When we are with our twin flame we realize that we are “two halves of the same person”. Our soul mate gives us the opportunity to grow in love like no other person can.
20. It might be a tough road!
It is believed that if it’s a past-life relationship, often that relationship is hell, you’re getting ecstasy and agony, you’re getting powerful intensity and a psychic connection. But its often plagued with problems and its seems as though you’re repeating the same relationship over and over again while your weary soul hopes it will be different. These relationships mimic addiction and not unconditional love. No matter how long you have been apart, one call and you’re hooked
21. Ideally, past lives don’t matter at all
But when they do, they really do! If you have relationships that just won’t cooperate or that make you feel confused, “less than” or obsessive, you might want to explore past life factors. Automatic writing/journaling can help, as well as recording your dreams.