1. What's the deal with past lives? What's the biggest misconception?
2. How can you tell if anyone in your current life has been in a past life with you?
People reincarnate because, in spite of news by many to the contrary, they like to “be here”. Past lives are not unique; everyone has past lives. We will reincarnate looking, acting, thinking, and “processing” much as we did before. What actually “reincarnates” is an emotional template . . . so when you think of “karma”, the way in which karmic influences get kicked off is through the emotional REACTION of an individual to a situation. Change how you react -- EVOLVE . . . and you change your world.
One of the biggest misconceptions about reincarnation is the notion of karma as an eye for an eye kind of payback. It is not that simplistic; we evolve emotionally and grow through seeing with new eyes but if you shot me in 1862, I am not, specifically, coming back to shoot you in 2018.
Another misconception is the idea that we change quite drastically from one lifetime to the next. For there to be “reincarnation” there has to be some unique quality reincarnating !! Think of each incarnation as the soul’s personal expression of self, sort of like the soul’s personal art project. But each go round, we come with similar traits, talents, and quirks, as well as consistent physical qualities, regardless of race or gender -- because you are going to be BOTH male and female somewhere along the way . . . that are echoes of our dominant “soul essence”.
We can see past life connections very clearly through Astrology. There is a branch of Astrology called synastry which is the comparison of two or more birth charts, typically used when looking for the romantic possibilities between two prospective partners but, of course, most people don’t have birth charts to compare (or any idea about how to compare them !!) so a better rule of them is that people in your “soul group” will typically cause a “reaction” -- doesn’t matter, so much, good or bad. But you can’t be neutral about people with past life “entanglements”. We really DO know our (past life) tribe by their vibe. So, you feel them . . . deep down.