When we mourn the loss of our loved ones, we often wish that they were brought back to life. But when reality hits that they can never be whole again, we base our solace on the fact that they are physically departed but their souls shall forever live with us. This is the reason why we usually hold prayers for the dead, urging God to give his or her soul a proper resting place.
But what if most of us are living a life that existed years ago? I’m talking about the souls of those who died finding a resting place in our physical bodies and minds. The soul being immortal is a common belief and many are sure that it can undergo rebirth many times in a process dubbed reincarnation.
Reincarnation and Past Lives
Reincarnation may be somewhat controversial but more people than you think to believe in it. According to research, 26% of American adults aged 18 and older believe in reincarnation, while 19% of teenagers aged 13 to 17 are true believers.
Maybe you have met a 10 year-old giving their thoughts on pressing issues as if they are 90 years of age. A closer look at such children may reveal that they approach life with a greater sense of knowledge and wisdom, coupled with a greater sense of inner understanding than any within their age bracket would not comprehend. Past life regression therapy would most definitely reveal if there is a person within their lineage who had the same kind of knowledge and behaved similarly as the child while they were alive.
Let’s say reincarnation is real. What really happens before and when a soul is reincarnated? There are various ways one can determine whether he or she has ever lived on this earth before. Here are ten signs that may prove that you are an old soul.
You Harbor Strong Intuition
Do you more than often feel like you know something that cannot be explained by factor thought, but through a deep inner feeling? This is that inner voice we sometimes listen to before making decisions.
A good example would be meeting a person for the first time and you are able to tell by having a handshake that he or she means danger. The strong feeling in your gut that something is definitely wrong is your intuition. Such unexplainable wisdom may come from your experiences in your past life. In some cases, you might find that you have never come across particular situations but you still develop an awkward feeling about them.
If your feelings – whether negative or positive – especially in instances you have never come across before prove to be right, then you may need to consider that there may be a soul of someone who was once alive living through you.
If your intuition is very strong then it may mean that your soul is full of past experiences that could prove useful in making decisions. You could even find yourself detecting all kinds of lies just by using intuition and your sense of touch.
You Keep Dreaming About The Same Thing
Did you know that every face we see in our dreams is real and that it is one we have seen before? Yes! Dreams are often a reflection of what we see in our daily life. Do you find it peculiar that a certain dream keeps on recurring? The people and places you see in these dreams, do they appear to represent a particular time in history?
If your answer is yes to the above questions then you may harbor an old soul that is recalling memories from a past life.
You Are Extremely Wise
This can be easily identified in children. He or she finds it hard to cope with childlike activities and only prefers to be in the company of adults.
A closer look at the reincarnation process shows that after the death of a human being, his or her soul carries out an assessment and concludes whether it has reached its divine state. If certain personality traits like unconditional love, self-honesty, happiness, modesty and humility have not been attained, then the soul chooses to wait for a certain period before reincarnation.
Our bodies pick personality traits from the soul. If you harbor a new soul then you’ll more certainly be young at heart and mind for the rest of your life but if you host an aged or mature soul which has been reincarnated many times, then your level of wisdom and reasoning might be higher due to the vast experiences that your soul has had. This is regardless of your age.
You Possess A Certain Physical Characteristic That Another Person Who Passed On Possessed
Science tells us that children may inherit their parents’ looks, but when one takes on the looks of a person who died that is not their parents, then most probably a soul has been reincarnated. This could be in the form of a unique physical feature that only that person possessed.
For instance, one could have a birthmark that only a long gone grandfather had. This could be a sign that the soul of the grandfather has chosen your body as perfect place to reincarnate and continue his activities in the world.
Such physical characteristics could also be acquired when one has already been born. This could be through accidents or injuries, or a certain bodily growth whose origin is difficult to explain. It could also be your eyes. It is said that the eyes are windows to the soul and sometimes one can look at your eyes and see or feel something familiar.
You Are Very Empathic
Do you often strongly feel what the people around you are going through? Or you may find yourself immersed in dealing with other people’s problems and forgetting your own.
If you are showing such empathic signs then it could mean that you host a soul of a selfless individual who in their time was more focused on good deeds like healing the world and curing it of its problems. Self-centred pursuits like accumulating wealth for personal pride or pleasure would hold no sway over you.
You Cannot Explain Certain Fears That You Have
Perhaps you have a bizarre phobia. Or a seemingly harmless action or situation triggers unusual fear. This can be the fear of drowning, the fear of certain types of animals, the fear of certain places, and the fear of particular numbers, colors and objects. When you harbor an old soul, past traumas from previous lifetimes may be translated into your fears.
You Experience Déjà Vu
You may have a feeling that this is not your first time in this world and some of the situations you go through feel like you have lived them before. Déjà vu is that bizarre feeling that somehow we have already experienced or lived a moment in time before.
You could find yourself experiencing déjà vu when you are exposed to certain smells, sounds, sights, tastes and various other sensations. Whereas it might not be wholly true, déjà vu reflects the possibility of other dimensions and reveals past life experiences of old souls.
You Are Attracted Towards Certain Cultures, Traditions, Environment Or Time Periods
You could be living in the 21st century but have an unexplainable attraction to certain cultures, traditions or time periods. Such tendencies could be due to the old soul within you and its experiences in past lives. For instance, you may be an African who has an affinity to a western culture that only existed at the end of the 18th century.
You Think Things Through And Don’t Waste Time Asking Why
You find yourself deliberately thinking things through and setting aside time to mull over anything before you make any decision, regardless of its weight in your life. Sometimes you even feel extremely uneasy when you rush things and fail to convince yourself that you have done all that needs to be done.
After thinking things through, you do not waste time in trying to justify your choices to yourself or anyone else but you go and get things done and remain content that everything went as it was supposed to.
Old souls tend to be perfectionists who fear to make even the slightest of mistakes.
You See No Need Of Being Unnecessarily Stressed
If you are an old soul who has gone through past lives here on earth, then you may be a person who has had enough experiences in life to not be easily fazed. You really understand the importance of patience, self-honesty and introspection in life and easily find your way through situations that at first glance may appear to be catastrophic.
Since you have seen people rise and fall then rise again, you appreciate the value of being a quick learner on matters life, and you are quick to offer a listening ear to every struggling individual.
Reincarnation should not be easily dismissed. There are several other signs that point towards you having been here before. There are even scientists who are intrigued enough to investigate if there is science behind reincarnation. Whatever you believe, it never hurts to keep an open mind.
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