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are set up for us in advance
and are there to remind us
of the life we were meant to live
This helps us forget our past lives so that we can have a "fresh start."
Unfortunately, it also causes us to forget our memories of the "in-between" place as well, including our mission for this life. Sometimes we are given a direct glimpse of what our life's work is.
was said to have told a friend when he was just a boy that one day
he was going to be called on to save the British Empire.
We get little glimpses of things that draw our attention:
These are the little clues that are placed for us along the way, like breadcrumbs leading us on a cosmic treasure hunt, back to the place and person we were meant to be in this life.
The underlying "True
Nature of Reality" is far too complex to put into words or
mathematical equations, so we use these models as long as they are
We set ourselves up to meet certain people and make certain decisions, and to ensure that we don't forget, we set up these clues.
Both Dr. Michael
Newton, in his seminal book,
Journey of Souls, and Dr.
Brian Weiss, author of
Many Lives, Many Masters,
regressed patients back to the time before they were born and their
subjects reported being told of certain "clues" or "triggers" that
they were taught to look for in their upcoming lives to recognize
the people they were meant to be with and paths they were meant to
In the Islamic model,
there is even a formal term, Istikhara, for asking for
guidance from God.
Whatever your beliefs, I
encourage you not just to keep an open mind about where your
personal clues may come from, but to go with whatever model seems
best to you.