Past Life Patterns – The Doll
This is the description of one of the 16 Past Life Patterns. These patterns were developed by Karen Downing, inorder to help you understand how past life experiences affect your life today.Each person carries 3 to 5 past life patterns in varying levels of influence.By understanding your unique mix of patterns, you can more easily build up yourstrengths and transform your challenges. Past life patterns are the key touncovering your Soul Mission.
The Doll Description –
The Doll is someone who puts their appearance,fitness, and/or beauty aspirations as the top priority in their life. Thiscomes from past life experiences where they received massive amounts ofattention due to their beauty or physical prowess. In their life now, the Dollhas often unattainable standards of perfection about the appearance of theirbody, and will even put appearance above their own health. No matter how manycompliments the Doll receives, they do not feel that their “look” is goodenough.
The Doll can apply to men and women, and includes manypast lives where they were treated much like a Doll. Meaning that they were notasked to share their thoughts and opinions, instead they lived lives engaged ina physical display of their appearance. This involved lives as geishas,gladiators, and various other roles where the Doll was watched, stared at,adored by many people. They were much more like a thing than a person. Often,but not always, the Doll had little choice in the matter of who wished to speakwith them, or engage in sexual activity with them. The Doll’s primaryemployment was not usually one of prostitution, but instead the Doll’s handlerswould prostitute out The Doll on occasion if enough money was given for theircompany. Often, this was without the Doll’s consent, rarely it was. The Dollcould have held a range of status levels in various lifetimes, but the overallthread is one of being exalted for their appearance. This taught the Doll,through their lifetimes that beauty/appearance was what caused people to seethem favorably.
Expression of the Doll Pattern in Your Life Now
The Doll is focused on improving all aspects of theirappearance and sharing that same information with others. The Doll often walksa fine line of body positivity and narcissism, and will have moments of goingback and forth across that line. Their knowledge on fitness, beauty, andappearance related information is valuable, and can be turned into aheart-centered and fulfilling career path. What differentiates the Doll from theUnwell pattern, is that the Doll is focused more on the outerbeauty/appearance. That does not mean other aspects of health and fitness donot interest them, it is just that appearance gets top priority.
There are two ways that the Doll pattern revealsitself; the Plastic Doll and the Musclebound Doll. Ifyou resonate with The Doll pattern, you might discover that you can possessqualities of one, or even both, of the ways that The Scoundrel pattern isexpressed. Often in one area of life you can feel one way, and in another areaof life feel another way. They excel when they can teach others the skills theyknow.
ThePlastic Doll – The Plastic Doll is named as such because of along-held pattern of pursuing beauty and appearance goals that many wouldconsider unattainable. This expression of the Doll pattern holds mentalstandards of how they are supposed to look that are based on inauthenticimagery, such as photoshopped magazine images, over-filtered Instagram posts,Barbie dolls, and sometimes even Anime cartoons. Depending on how the PlasticDoll defines their appearance goals, they will have utilized a variety oftechniques. They are make-up geniuses, and always know what is in style. Theykeep up with the latest trends, but also hold a specific idea about what trendswill work for them. The Plastic Doll will utilize cosmetic surgery to meettheir beauty goals, but only if it makes sense for them. The Plastic Dollcarries a fear of aging, or more specifically (in their mind) losing theirlooks.
TheMusclebound Doll –The Musclebound Doll is focused on appearanceaspects having to do with fitness, body building, weight lifting, showingphysical prowess (even domination), and connecting with an athletic lookingappearance. They will pursue different methods of building up their musclesystem including, diet, exercise, supplements and so forth. What makes them apart of the Doll pattern is that they prioritize their appearance over theirinner health. For example, the Musclebound Doll may choose a supplement thatburns fat, but also harms their liver. Typically, the Musclebound Doll heldpast lives where they received positive recognition for their athletic skilland achievement. Like the Plastic Doll, they also are deeply motivated byreceiving acceptance and approval of others.
Past Life Pattern Breakdown:
- You fear your appearance not being exactly right, and can dwell on perceived imperfections
- Can get caught up comparing yourself to others, sometimes to the point of not recognizing your own true worthiness
- You underplay your own intelligence
- You need outside attention (often sexual related) to feel good about yourself
Affirmation - “My appearanceempowers me, but no longer defines my vision of myself. I share my knowledgewith others, so they can improve their body positivity.”
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