Do you tell others about your shared past lives?

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  1. Klaud

    Klaud Senior Member

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    If you knew you'd been around someone for hundreds if not thousands of years, and could feel the deep spiritual attachment, would you tell them about it along with the things you remember?

    My past life mom and I spent some time together this morning before a funeral service. She held my hand while we were walking and I swear I could feel our centuries worth of shared karmic history. As far as I know, she doesn't seem to be consciously aware of her past lives, not that she's mentioned to me anyway.

    Her current self is unlikely to accept the idea of reincarnation, so I don't plan on telling her, at least not right now. That said, if you were in this position, would you do it?
     
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    If they aren't aware and not into this then I wouldn't as it would cause so much trouble never mind souring things with them thinking that one has an mental illness or is caught up in some cult ect.
     
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    I maybe would ask that person if they believe in reincarnation to see how they react, but I wouldn't tell someone about their past lives who isn't aware of them. I don't think that would help anyway. I think they should remember themselves, everything else would feel wrong. Either they wouldn't believe it anyway, or worse: should they remember later they wouldn't know if being told about their PLs has influenced their memories.
     
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    I don't think I can tell someone who they were in a past life, realistically. If I ever do get a hunch about someone, I might tell them about my hunch, but that's all it is. And I'd only tell them if they seemed open to any of this to begin with.
     
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    Hi Klaud,

    I totally understand. It´s tough not to talk about it when you feel it so strongly. I´ve had the same issue with my dad. He passed away and I had not said a word. In hindsight I think I´d better tried to ask carefully what he thought about reincarnation and just state that I felt it was possibly for real. Just a statement to maybe plant a seed. Nothing more.
     
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    I can't affirm the validity of my experiences- that is, flashes of past life memories. I usually end up sharing. I think it's rather sweet that you are deciding not to yet. In one instance my friend was standing behind me and I heard him in a different voice and we were children barefoot in red sand leaned up against a clay house. He is a friend who introduced me to his Guru and because we are open to sharing our spiritual experiences I shared this with him.

    In an even earlier experience a woman approached me and said she felt we shared some past life connection. She said it with her husband in front of her, I invited her to a spiritual forum of the time but never heard from her again. I did feel a connection, but one I could not pin point.

    I have had another instance where a girl sparked feelings as if she was my wife in a past life and it was very strange because she did not want anything to do with me this time around. That was one moment I should have kept to my self and watched her hook up with my friend at the time while she was taking a break form her serious relationship. I had a shared dream with her where we were formless awareness in a scene that felt like autumn by some water. The feeling was union and peace. When I told her about this dream she told me that's the place she goes to, to speak to her boyfriend. She too has had some spiritual teachers in this life and we've had many weird occurrences with our short time together that were often disappointing to the ego.

    In short the ones I have told seem not to really go anywhere, but to keep me on my toes. The feeling is like hide-and-seek with the/a One Living God.
     
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    I definitely don't want to upset her. Especially when I tell her she died because of me
     
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    Planting that seed is what I thought about doing. I had almost 45 minutes with her and ample opportunity, but I didn't get a chance to bring it up. If I ever get the opportunity again, I'll just ask her what she thinks about reincarnation and we'll go from there.
     
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    The whole thing is just frustrating me to no end lol. Some of her gestures towards me are definitely maternal and I'm starting to wonder if she's subconsciously remembering something. She's in and out of my current life so sporadically that I'm not sure there's much of a point in bringing it up now. Like I'll go years without seeing her kind of sporadic.
     
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    Eva1942 A Walking Enigma...

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    I have done yes. But only because they shared the same views as me and/or felt a particular way towards someone. In fact, three of my current life friends were with me in my WWII lifetime both as friends and as strangers. By a process of elimination (via quirks, memories and period photographs) one of my girlfriends and I have deduced that she was the wife of an SS General who was on assignment in Prague and was later on, sent to a gulag in Siberia by the Russians.

    But a word of warning (only because I've done this myself and learned the hard way). If the person does not believe in reincarnation, they will consider you a 'crazy'. If they do believe in reincarnation, awesome - you've got a winner! But be very careful if they don't or sit on the fence about it all....

    Eva x
     
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    That last part is what I'm afraid of. I don't want to put her off or ruin the friendship we have now.
     
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    That would be my perspective I think. Your present-day friendship is a valuable thing, something worthwhile itself. No point putting that at risk unnecessarily.
     
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    Eva1942 A Walking Enigma...

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    If I am to refer to your first post in a little more detail (I was half asleep this morning when I originally posted), I have that with my Mum right now and have done since I moved out of home. She's not consciously aware of her PL in Germany during the Third Reich, nor is she aware consciously of the little quirks she does that relate directly to her PL in the Third Reich. In that lifetime, she was VERY anti-Semitic towards me and often taunted me for being Jewish. She couldn't accept me how I was then, and so in this current lifetime, she has had to learn to accept me for how I am now (a 'Gentile' and her daughter). In my current life's adolescence, she still taunted me (not for being Jewish, but because 'I wasn't a boy') and it didn't stop until I got married. I realised this stemmed from her PL in Germany where she had two boys and a girl. We probably go way back further too, like you and your Mum.

    I think I posted it in here somewhere (I can't remember where - too long ago) but one morning while she was on holiday staying with me, she mentioned a dream that I instantly knew was a past life. After some quick research and a chat with my guides, I realised she had described the bombing of Dresden in 1945. Her once elegant self was left penniless and starving on the streets of Dresden. She died from starvation in that lifetime (She described her self as 'looking old, dirty and 'eeew', while the 'concrete' she described seeing around her, was in fact rubble from the bombings). However, I would NEVER tell her all this, but I have 'tested the waters' and shown (I claimed these were on 'accident' but really I was doing it deliberately) her period photographs of her PL son, Dresden, Prague and other such places that I knew would be 'subconsciously familiar' to her. When I showed her the picture of her PL son, she instantly became very furious at me and yelled "I don't want to know! I don't want to understand!". I later learned it was like pointing a pistol in her face. Her subconscious memories were triggered but she did not understand in what way, because she does not hold the belief you or I do. Since then, I've left the topic well alone with her.

    You could (and I say this being at your own risk) just nonchalantly show her a photograph of the city where you both lived in this PL, and see what she says. You could disguise it as thoughts for a holiday destination and if she asked you why would you want to visit such a place, you could say that it is 'somewhere different'. When I was trying to work out who my husband was in his PL so I could heal some karmic energy with him (He was with me in Germany too, but as a 'work colleague') I showed him a photograph of Koenigsberg during the war, where he was last reported alive in 1945. He said that it 'looked like a nice place', and would be interested in visiting, so I left it at that.

    But like I said, I'd tread very carefully if you choose to tell her and she's doesn't believe. I've had full blown online arguments with people who don't believe we can live more than once, and sometimes these little secrets are treasures best kept for ourselves. Just keep what you have with her now, and keep the little secret to yourself. It's far more satisfying that way.

    Eva x
     
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    Blurting things out and risking being viewed as a weirdo and possibly putting off someone is not a good idea in my opinion. But I can well understand your frustration when you feel someone was with you in a past life, and you see all the little signs and similarities, but aren’t able to say anything. I had this with a few people around me in current life.


    When I think they are open-minded I try carefully talking about reincarnation in general, saying that some people remember their past lives as children, some as adults, that there are some well documented cases, stuff like that to give them an idea of how past life memories can come about. I lent a book about reincarnation I have read to one such person who was interested in the topic after our talk. But I never mention my own past lives or memories. I just hope one day they will remember by themselves when they are ready for it.


    Another possibility is to talk about the time period in question. I usually disguise this as my usual interest in history, telling about places of interest I visited or would like to visit in future, about movies I’ve watched or interesting things I’ve learned, whatever. I watch their reaction and hope that maybe some memories will be triggered this way. But I don’t want to influence them too much, so I don’t mention any specific events and details connected to our possible shared past lives.


    I went one step further with one person who is open-minded towards reincarnation and (like me) an admirer of the time period and culture which I suspect we both shared a past life in. I told them, I’m sure we both had past lives during that time. I said it as a joke to test the waters. The reaction I got was: "Nah… I think this is my first life here on Earth." And I was like: Bruh... :rolleyes: I'm sure it's not!


    I also made the experience that people who don’t have pl memories on their own may rather think of something like cryptomnesia when they hear about adults’ pl memories for the first time. I’ve heard comments like: That’s probably just something they saw on TV or learned in school before, but forgot about.

    So even if people are open-minded and like to believe in reincarnation, when they don’t remember their past lives by themselves, IMO it’s better not to get our hopes too high, but being very, very careful and rather keep things to ourselves.
     
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    The memory of her death might be more than she could handle. She's a tough lady, but she does struggle with her mental health, so the last thing I want to do is upset her with something like that. Trying to keep her from getting hurt is the best I can do for her now.
     
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    If she remembers it on her own and asks me about it, I'm down for talking it over. That's a conversation we need to have eventually, but not now.
     
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    Eva1942 A Walking Enigma...

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    I didn’t necessarily mean her death, I just merely meant a picture of the city you both used to live in.

    But like I said, don’t do it unless you’re sure.

    Eva x
     
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    I'd like to update everyone on this. While I haven't told her anything, she told me something rather interesting this morning in an offhand comment. She said she has frequent nightmares that she's about to give birth, which coincides with the memory I have of her final hours. That's either one heck of a coincidence, or she does remember something and doesn't fully understand what it is.

    Let me just tell you all, I wanted to jump out of my skin when she said it
     
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    Maybe you might mention, casually that some people say that repeated nightmares may be caused by something that happened in a past life. And then move on, don't spend ages trying to market or promote the idea. A casual reference to reincarnation should be ok. Today I even saw an old episode of Laurel and Hardy where reincarnation was mentioned. At the end of the episode, Ollie was reincarnated as a horse, which was of course part of the comedy punchline, so it does get mentioned in ordinary every day contexts.
     
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    I started to, but she was on her way out the door and I lost my chance :( I'm glad I was wearing a mask so she couldn't see my full stunned response to that
     
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    Klaud,

    That is a hard call. As not everyone will take the information seriously. And it's our parents whom we have the strongest karmic connection to simply because it is through them that we chose to come into the world through. However not everyone is meant to know there PL until they are ready in consciousness to handle that kind of information. As truly knowing that you have lived before is very shocking to the present ego and personality that soul is experiencing. For now reality is turns on its head knowing that the soul actually exists and is eternal. So only you can answer this question in how to tell your mom the awareness you have of the spiritual connection between you two.

    If it was me! I would say (to myself be true.) For I would rather live in the light of truth rather than in the darkness of ignorance. But that's just me. It might not be what you say to her but rather how you say it that will matter more. However be prepare if she rejects the idea and respect her point of view and leave the matter alone. You can still stay true to yourself but respect and love her just as she is. That is in itself a spiritual gift to her.

    One of the things I have found about people that don't like the idea of reincarnation is that the soul is at this stage of spiritual development where it does not want to be reasonable for its own actions. It would rather have a father figure of sorts to tell them what to do. And have laws laid out in black and white to follow. If they fail and make mistakes they can ask forgiveness lifting the karmic burden off of their shoulders only to repeat the action again later over and over. So from this perspective nothing is truly learned. As life is not black and white but, has in fact a lot of grey in between it.

    However once one realizes that all reality be it good or bad comes from within and that they are responsible for their own reality and spiritual growth takes more of a mature frame of mind to handle it. This is why soul is given time to grow and unfold slowly during its younger stages of spiritual development so that it will be more experienced and ready to take on that kind of awareness of knowing the true inner self which is eternal and has been all a long. It's not that we don't make mistakes at this point we still do but now we have an awareness of why we make them and how to change that reality from within and there lies the key.

    What ever you chose to do my friend do so for the good of all concern and always, always let it come from the purity of your heart.

    Love and peace...

    P.
     
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    Ah, I see. If the conversation was cut short like that, it may be a sign that it isn't the right time to talk deeply of these things. Will there ever be a good time to try again? Maybe, maybe not. Sometimes, no matter what the subject, when the time is right it will flow easily, rather than awkwardly and with interruptions.
     
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    My concern now is that it could make her nightmares worse if I tell her. Keeping my silence on this might be the biggest spiritual gift I could give her at this point
     
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    I see her most weekends, but we have a limited time together and are rarely alone enough to have an important type talk like that. If I can find a way to bring it up again. we'll see what happens.
     
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    My wife and I discuss past lives and reincarnation frequently, as we are getting up there in age.
     
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