Question: Masters, I saw my kinesiologist recently and he revealed three past lives to me that relate to lessons I’m overcoming today. One was as a women in ancient Israel who suffered in relationships, another as a Roman soldier bound to his duty unable to seek his own fulfilment and lastly, as a Greek philosopher. My kinesiologist was cut off from discovering the significance to the Greek life and suggested that I do my own research to discover more. I’m not sure where to look with the information I have. Can you please shed some light or direction about these three lives and what it is I need to learn from these experiences? I would appreciate as many details as you’re willing to offer. ~Dave, Australia
ANSWER: Your soul is eternal and decides each set of challenges it will deal with in its next life. Sometimes a soul does not complete the learning process for a life lesson or two and will then choose to make that a part of a subsequent life. Another way that a previous situation appears in a current life is not as a continuation of the learning process but utilization of wisdom gained from the knowledge of working with the lesson in a previous life.
Some souls choose to learn all aspects of a single human characteristic and therefore use some variation of a trait in a slightly different way from before. For instance, every contact you have with another person – whether a parent, sibling, teacher, boss, friend, enemy, or partner – is a type of relationship to be understood and learned from. Another deviation, in romantic relations, is discovering what love is and how conditional or unconditional you see it. Connected therein are lessons of trust, betrayal, self-worth, and self-confidence.
Reaching the point of taking responsibility for your own decisions so that you are exercising your freedom of choice has many faces. Do you follow the leadership of others, stand up for yourself and assume the consequences, or just stand by and witness what everyone else does before you move forward?
Being “told” what should be important for your life hinders you in learning the lessons you chose. It is only through self-discovery, and then making choices to understand why this situation is in your life, that you learn. Look for the fears and doubts in your life and dig into them to see why they are there. After analyzing these triggers, choose the path for ridding yourself of them by turning them into knowledge about their selection for your journey.