What I’m wondering is if anyone feels like they’re carrying something from a past life into this life that feels like penance, karmic payback, essentially that you’re paying for a past wrong or misdeed? I don’t personally believe we reincarnate to be punished for past life actions, but there is a concept for example in the Seth (Jane Roberts) books that talks about how past life actions can be carried over into other incarnations in a needless way. He stated we sometimes bring old mistakes or wrongs into future incarnations in a misguided effort to pay for something “bad” we did. He gave an example of a person who wrongly accused someone important to them and that person suffered wrongly, so in the next incarnation the accuser was born mute or with a speech impediment to ensure they never do something like that again. Again, I don’t feel like this is a necessary part of reincarnation, but I’m wondering if anyone has dealt with it. I had a PLR in which I saw myself as basically a jerk to animals, and in this life I’ve devoted a lot of time to animal welfare (I’m vegetarian, volunteer at an animal sanctuary, adopt rescues, etc). In that case, I don’t think it’s unnecessary to be an animal advocate. But I also have a vague feeling that I’ve done something “wrong” in a PL, like maybe I made people feel alone or lose people, and have set myself up in this life to pay for it by losing people. I want to stop the cycle, if that’s what it is.