Present Life Behaviors May Suggest Past-Life Needs for Learning
A number of cases analyzed during this experiment suggests that we may be born with a need to learn how to overcome particular beliefs or behavioral patterns. Several subjects report that as very young children they experienced inexplicable impulses to reject certain norms or attitudes of their family and friends. They felt compelled to behave differently regardless of social pressures to conform. Ian Stevenson once also described such a case where a young girl in a peasant Indian family had difficulty resisting her inclination to exhibit behaviors of the Brahmin caste. We introduce an anonymous case here to illustrate an American soul apparently attempting to compensate for having been a slaveholder in previous lives. This story may offer possible insight into how the soul genome activates some of our intuitive decisions made during naive, youthful periods before we become aware of the notion of reincarnation.
"I was born into a poor share-cropper family in the post-bellum South. My step-father, my mother, and I and my siblings were bound to the property owners by that system. We literally slaved all year to grow our food and cash crops (half of which went to the landlord). At the end of the Great Depression my white family and untold thousands of others saw themselves as slaves to the former plantation-owning families, but to feel better about their lot, most of them considered their black neighbors to be an even lower class. When poor farmers could hire blacks they treated them as if they were ante-bellum plantation overseers.
However, picking cotton from about age 6 to 12 in sun-scorched fields for 1 or 2 cents a pound along side my black counterparts, I found myself unable to treat these hired hands as did my parents and their poor cohorts." (Read more .....)
PAST-LIFE CLUES What Are They/How Can I Get Them?
Categories of Clues to Previous Lives: The research from this project identified various categories of physical features and person- ality factors that suggest a past-life influence on your energetic genotype or soul genome.
Physical features different from parents or siblings may indicate a reincarnation history outside your biological family tree. They include body type, facial architecture (the bone structure that shapes the dimensions of your face), hair type and pattern, ear form, hands and finger proportions, voice, and body odor. (These attributes were derived from the forensic side of biometric science that determines degrees of genetic stability.)
This list of attributes refers to permanent features of the subject's body. However, the presence of temporary stigmata (marks resembling wounds) on a subject's body may also point to a potential past-life connection.
Personality factors now identified in the most robust reincarnation cases are cognitive mode (way of thinking), emotional patterns, interpersonal styles, and areas of creative interests. These are covered in the research forms on this site and described more fully, with illustrations, in the book The Soul Genome.
Other areas suggest a previous-life legacy: (1)
Prodigies and precocity in all children (areas of knowledge, skills,
and talents not been previously taught to the child). (2) Knowledge of
people, places, and events that the person has not had occasion to
learn in this life. (3) Unlearned languages, peculiar habits, phobias,
early addictions, beliefs outside one's immediate culture. (4)
Preferences and tastes different from ones' family.
Your dreams and waking visions may also contain clues to past lives. Keeping a regular journal of this information is very helpful.
Finding Your Past Lives Without Hypnosis: Karin Hoppe Holloway has
written the excellent book Past Life Clues: Finding Your Past Lives
Without Hypnosisfor a process of self-discovery. She suggests
a record of certain details about yourself may guide your research: illnesses; tastes in art, foods,
places, and hobbies; religious rituals; major life issues; self-images;
and many more.
Identifying Past Lives Through Self-Hypnosis: Psychologist's Joe H. Slate's provocative book, Beyond Reincarnation, provides tools for self-discovery. He writes, "I remain interested in your reincarnation project focusing on empirical evidence. Self-empowerment programs based on objective scientific research has been the centerpiece of my writing over the years, not only in the study of reincarnation, but other self-empowerment topics as well.
It's rewarding for me personally to know that I share a path with other researchers who focus on personal responsibility in independently retrieving relevant past-life experiences, an approach that multiplies many times over the potential rewards of past-life knowledge."
Extra-dimensional Sources of Clues: Many people obtain their first
clues to possible past-life identities from psychics, channeled
messages, or hypnosis. While invaluable as starting points, they
must be validated through confirmable evidence before you totally
change your self-image or begin making choices based on them. A
judicious combination of various sources of potential evidence gives
you a level of confidence that your are on the right track.