What in the past affects the soul?

QUESTION: Masters, I want to know how can we figure out if the client’s problem comes from a past life or family lineage issue? What is the difference between healing a past life issue and a past life of an ancestor? What is the best way to heal the family tree patterns? ~Irina, USA

ANSWER: A soul lives a series of lives wherein it chooses the human family it will enter for any Earth life. Rarely, if ever, does it enter the same physical human lineage in subsequent lives.

The lessons it works on in each life may have some carryover into a subsequent life if they did not finish the learning of a particular desired issue and if they have chosen to revisit it in the current life. If they did not opt to address it now, the issue lies dormant until they make that choice. Their individual memories relate to the personal situations in which they participated but do not include the human historical lineage.

That being said, each person creates their own reality based upon the beliefs they choose to incorporate into their life. They may feel a physical pulling toward the genetic predisposition of their body or the physical tendencies that are built into the genetic base of the family. For instance, a soul may have chosen a particular family because they all suffer from some disease or are prone to addictions that the soul chose to experience.

When working with a client regarding these issues, bear in mind that the specific problem they are facing can be twofold. They may be influenced by one of their past-life events, or it may come from the physical tendencies by which the person has chosen to be affected. In both cases the healing comes in understanding the part the soul chose to play in each.

Only the individual can change the triggering effect a past event can have on their human body. Healing what was caused by an ancestor in the physical line doesn’t affect the soul who was not a participant in it. One caveat to this, though, is that if the person has adopted the belief that they are influenced by their physical ancestors’ problems, they can be. Remember, everyone creates their own reality.