Can Dissociative identity disorder be caused by past life memories?

Discussion in 'Reincarnation Questions' started by 6012, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. 6012

    6012 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2020
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Canada
    I have experienced a condition similar to Dissociative identity disorder/multiple personality disorder before I was 15 ( especially between 6-12). I was like 2 distinct people/children. I was both my past self and my current self who was brainwashed by education. I was both living in the past and the present, both in Europe and in Asia, both a boy and a girl.

    My past self is a European boy who found himself in a strange and scary world. I was afraid of modern technology and did not like to waste anything. My current self was influenced by my education and the environment around me. I believed everyone only lives once and when we die we disappear forever. And I was very wasteful and loved science and new technology just like everyone around me.

    I was switching between my past and my present. When I was past self. I was frightened. I had gender dysphoria. I saved lots of plastic trash which I believed can turn into useful things. I wanted old-styled toys, clothing and household objects from Europe. I was also partly convinced that I was still my old self and still living my last life.

    When I was my present self. I seemed perfectly normal and happy. I had friends. I liked toys that all the other children liked. I watched tv shows just like the ones viewed by my classmates. But in a way I wasn’t myself, I was convinced by others about who I was and what I liked. I lived as everyone around me expected.

    Now the two personalities have combined into one which is similar to my past self. When I first realised this, I thought it was bad or useless. Later, I discovered it actually protected me. I am certain that in the place I was born, the people would not treat a person with gender dysphoria, or claim to have past life memories or have huge interest in European culture kindly even if it’s a child. By switching my personalities, I appeared normal to others and also to myself.

    I am not sure if all children who remember their past lives have similar experiences. From what I read about children with past life memories, they seem to remember and behave like their past self and realise they have changed in certain periods of time, and in other times, they behave just like a normal child. This is kind of similar for me. I seem to have forgotten about my past life when I was in my current self personality, and unaware of my current self or sometimes even the environment when I changed to my past self.

    I don't know if my experience was Dissociative identity disorder or not. When I first realised I had a problem, Dissociative identity disorder was what I thought of.

    This is usually caused by abuse or trauma which I do not seem to have, unless being born into a frightening and unfamiliar place or my death in last life that I have no memory of count as trauma. When I started senior high school, a teacher and some classmates asked me if something happened to me. I might have behaved like someone who experienced abuse or traumatic events.

    I have also thought that I was a ghost of my past self possessing/taking over someone else’s body. That was before I knew about reincarnation, and I tried to find applicable explanations.

    Based on my experience, I think Dissociative identity disorder might be caused by past life memories and might be cured or reduced by remembering past lives, and the same goes for gender dysphoria.
     
  2. SeaAndSky

    SeaAndSky Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2014
    Messages:
    1,486
    Likes Received:
    1,228
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    Hi 6012,

    You are asking some deep questions, some of which I have asked myself from time-to-time.

    Cordially,
    S&S
     
  3. The Traveler

    The Traveler Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2020
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Italy
    Soul, Mind, Brain and Neural System are all interconnected, what happen to one affect others, so, if you had not trauma or violence into your childhood for have that kind of splitted of dissociative soul, and if it is not caused by neurological problems or brain structure alteration, and i not guess is your case, the unique explanation is that you fight between your old ego and your corrent ego. is a very delicate question, but i think you are searching again your inner balance.
    that is cause i think personally can be a luck the fact that 99% of folks not remember much or nothing of his PL, cause the risk is that can lead to identity disorder. well, not have much importance the role you play on that life or before, i mean: is however YOU, not? they are simply fractions of the same soul and same individual, that express into different ways into different live experiences.
    just my opinion, i guess that you should find your balance accepting your old self, but not be stucked on it, enjoy that life, not reject old yourself, but also not be stuck on your oldself regreting that life.
    i am sure is possible to find a balance when both sides of you can find a common point for be merged and lead you to see yourself as a complete and nice person :)
    personally i never had these experiences, but from 14 to 29 age i was "splitted" into a certain sense, from my teen age myself and my adult myself, cause my teen aging was so horrible and traumatic that i past a decade into a deep depression state without accept my conditiion and without self esteem.
    at the end, i faced my pasts and demons and i find some kind of deal with it, that fix a lot of my troubles, pains and fears, at least for my soul and mind balance.
    i did that visiting the place and meeting the persons that was the roots of my trauma and cultivating my ego and my self esteem, understanding myself for understand my talence and potentiality and see also my light and not only my darkness.
    i hope that help. :3
     
    My_Sun likes this.
  4. The Traveler

    The Traveler Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2020
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Italy
    IMHO, i see that on that way: an actor play parts into two movie, on one is a comic movie and is a funny and nice person that do gag and no-sense things (ace ventura), into the other movie, is a dark character full of dilemma and sins, that have a problematic life and play a drama role.( the truman show)
    seems totally 2 different persons, but... the actor is the same, you know? he's ever jim carrey.
    i think that past live experiences are the same thing.
    i guess that, for reflect about yourself, you should leave the roles of your lives, and see instead yourself for what you feel you are really into the deep of yourself. truly understaing your nature can lead to the understanding that you need. but noone can tell you that or teach you it, cause only you can answer to that question, that is inside you.
    regards :)
     
    My_Sun likes this.
  5. 6012

    6012 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2020
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Canada
    Thanks for replying.

    I am not very good at explaining things. Just to clarify, what I described as my past self is more like the real me and myself now, what I mentioned as my current self was a new personality created by education and other people’s expectations. And I have memories of both personalities now.

    After I experienced a frightening situation when I was 15, I returned to my old self/my real personality, and the new personality disappeared. My parents noticed I have changed, but they thought it was normal because I was a teenager.

    The environment I was born in is basically completely different from my last life. Apart from that, I was educated to be an atheist that denies the existence of past lives. These seem to be the reasons for creating a new personality which was only influenced by the environment and the experience of my current life and had no memory of past lives.

    When I was around people, I usually switched to the normal new personality. I became myself when I was alone. The new personality was who my parents, my teachers and the society wanted me to be. I was like a ‘perfect’ child to others. But my real personality seemed to be strange and problematic.
     
  6. There and back again

    There and back again Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    352
    This isn't too uncommon though most just chalk it up to mental illness then pushed into taking meds they likely don't need but really one way to think of it as there being like a divide between lives being a bit weak so the energy and personality of prior or concurrent lives bleeding through as for most that barrier can be pretty strong for most individuals. I know that in very difficult situations that divide can weaken and cause issues but for some like yours it is just part of the experience in a good way though it brought awareness that this life isn't all there is at an early age. As for taking on the energy and personality of others should be a positive trait but in this world it does cause some grief for those who don't guard themselves.
     
  7. The Traveler

    The Traveler Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2020
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Italy
    so a weak body and soul can take energy for live and fight into life from previous existances backupped into the deepest interior of the soul, for got the strenght for survive? that's is very interesting D:
    yes, taking energy from other can be dangeorus, cause mostly folks of the world is lost into control drama situations. (if you read the prophecy of celestine of james redfield and the illuminations book you know what i'm talking about).
    basically mostly folks lost the ability to get the living energy from Creator or from their inner soul, so they drain energy from other persons for survive. for make a metaphore, they are like darth nihilus of star wars kotor 2. :\
    heavy criticism, reserve, victimism, or intimidatory, violent and aggressive behavours, all of that are caused by a lack of energy and the drain of energy from others. sadly, most folks are like spiritual black holes. is the cause the world is a place so full of illness and suffering. :(

    well, man, personally i can't think to nothing more sad of the atheistic and materialistic vision of life. believe that real is the only existence and the unique alternative is the oblivion of notexistence of an endless void, only cause folks not remember their soul past. or maybe their are just young souls,so they have not remember for that cause is their first existance.
    i can see how is destructive for humanity the materialistic phylosophy, started with illuministic mentality of '700, a world without spirituality is also a world without ethical.
    but is like living into a plain, have a mountains with snow into landscape, and think that not exist nothing other the mountains and the world end with cliffs, only cause they can't see nothing other the cliffs.
    i guest you are lucky, cause you grow a personal spirituality, also if you feel yourself splitted, you need just to find a balance between the two stuff.
    astrologically, i not wonder about hit.
    on 14-15 years folks experiment the opposition of saturn to the position of saturn of they birth chart, basically that coincide with teen age transformation, is a deep totally change of mind and body. saturn rule orders and rules and laws, and that opposition energy lead a person to re-considerate all behavour, rules,and ethic convinction of his life, all things that are unuseful or poisonous for your spiritual growth will be destroyed or removed, or changed, the saturn energy is like a reaper that kill any thing is not necessary, that experience can also be painful or traumatic, but is a way for teach things and become more mature.
    so keep strong.
    for my, my teen age opposition was really really BAD, i basically lost all the thinks of my childhood: heal, house, friends, love, school..., i restarted by zero.
     
    Peace of mind likes this.
  8. 6012

    6012 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2020
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Canada
    Interestingly, I first thought I had mental illness and visited a psychologist. I expected her to give me some medicine or treatments, instead she told me that I had no mental problem but had past life memories. That’s how I learnt about the idea of reincarnation.
     
  9. Speedwell

    Speedwell Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2018
    Messages:
    584
    Likes Received:
    733
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    You were lucky to meet such an enlightened psychologist.
     
    Peace of mind and fireflydancing like this.
  10. TruroNE

    TruroNE Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2018
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    11
    Once again, I'm right there with you. When I was younger I had told my parents everything, mainly because I was 3-6 years old and I thought what I was thinking was just normal. I'd talk about when I can go home because where we were wasn't my home. I'd talk about my children, mainly I knew something wasn't right. But of course, my parents aren't understanding or just plain don't believe in past lives/reincarnation. At the time I don't think anyone knew what was going on, really. Of course, as I got older I was told to just 'stop being odd' and was pushed into basically acting how they wanted me to act and be who they wanted me to be. Although I'm always who I am and who I was. I think that an abrupt death in a past life has something to do with the severity of that personality trying to come back... if that makes sense. I've had issues with it my whole life and I don't really see it going away. Some days it's harder than others to accept who I am now because I have so many memories that flood my mind of who I was and how life was for me then. There's really nothing I can do about it. I still struggle with hiding my real self from those around me because they don't and/or won't understand. I've grown up being called 'crazy' by my parents my whole life, so I found it best to keep my issues to myself.
     
    Peace of mind, Sarah Jane and tanker like this.
  11. 6012

    6012 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2020
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Canada
    Sometimes it is very frustrating for me to find most people cannot realise about reincarnation and how wrong the materialistic society is. In a way I can understand them, as I remember my splitted personality thinking why should I care about the environment if I will be gone when it becomes a huge problem. They couldn’t remember their previous lives and were influenced by education and others around them just like my other personality was.

    I am not sure that I woke up and changed had anything to do with me being a teenager. I did not have much freedom or choices growing up, but I always had chances to be alone when I was at home. My parents sent me to a boarding school which took away all the freedom, due to some misunderstandings and the problematic behaviour of my real self.

    As I mentioned earlier, I display the normal personality to others and the real me to myself. When I was in that school, people were around me all the time, and I was also alone in a sense. As a result, I appeared as my real self to others a lot. My teachers and classmates noticed I was strange. They possibly thought I was either abused or a foreigner.

    To me the experience was horrible, but I realised many things and became myself again.

    When I was 16, I went to the United States. I was quite surprised that people gave me choices and respect. And have similar feelings in Canada.

    Now for everyone I know, I seem to care too much about environmental problems which I can do nothing about.
     
  12. There and back again

    There and back again Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    352
    @The Traveler

    I wouldn't feel down about this as it is so much better than just being like a block of concrete to be honest as some personality is a breath of fresh air these days.
     
  13. There and back again

    There and back again Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    352
    In the states you'll get so screwed over its sad as the system here is designed to get people on meds and milk every nickle and dime possible so you were either very lucky or things are just better in that regard over there.
     
  14. 6012

    6012 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2020
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Canada
    I agree with you about the abrupt death. In my experience, I created a new personality that behaved like everyone expected without me realising it. I didn’t seem to have a choice. Though now I do, and I also try to act normal around people. Others think I was a good and normal child, and now I have become a weird person. They expect me to go back to being normal.

    My parents would never say/admit that I am crazy or that I have mental problems even when me and others all think so. I guess they just can’t accept their child is not normal. They are good parents, but my problems and how bad I feel about my life have nothing to do with them.
     
  15. 6012

    6012 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2020
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Canada
    I do agree with you and I suppose I was lucky. I went to another psychologist before that, the diagnosis was wrong and the treatments were useless. My parents found a better one specialised for children/teens, she dealt with children who remember their past lives before. People there usually don't know/care about mental problems.
     
  16. The Traveler

    The Traveler Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2020
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Italy
    i am not so splitted, but i can understand the frustration man, on my medium school guys watching me like i was an alien .-.
    pity i left my stun ray gun on my flying soucer :p
     

Share This Page