Past Life Patterns – The Warrior
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 Warrior Description –The Warrior views the world with an expectation of competition, battles andstruggle for power. This comes from a predominance of past lives where they hadto fight for their lives, their country, or the honor of their family. TheWarrior gains confidence by analyzing and neutralizing potential threats (or atleast feeling as if they did). Because of their past life patterning, theWarrior has a deeply ingrained expectation of everyone and everything beingagainst them.
For example, in the workplace the Warrior will seetheir co-workers as the enemy, and diligently focusing their energy at“fighting” against them in some way. The Warrior’s deepest fear is that ofshowing any vulnerability, as they would never display their supposedweaknesses. The Warrior makes a wonderful parent or spouse, as once you are intheir inner circle, they will defend you and be by your side eternally.However, be careful if you upset them, as they can release the force of anentire army upon you, if they feel you have turned against them.
Some of the typical past life experiences of theWarrior are: being a knight, soldier, assassin, ninja, or other type offighter. If you have deep fear of vulnerability, being killed, showingweakness, not being the best, or appearing “soft”, and worry about safety andsecurity of yourself and your family, then you exhibit the Warrior pattern.
Expression of the Warrior Pattern in Your Life Now –The Warrior is usually a very accomplished person who is able to multi-task andhandle many issues in a detached manner. However, they have a tendency to basetheir actions and decisions on avoidance of their deep inner fears. For theWarrior, these fears run so deeply that they have hidden them from themselves.Many people when talking with the Warrior, would classify them as beingconfident, competent, and sometimes prideful.
If you express the Warrior pattern, you should becautious about your inner fears and worries of crime, theft, and other suchpunishments that were often doled out during times of war. Unless you areliving in a part of the world where you are witnessing battles outside of yourdoor, then your feelings of “war” are from your past life experiences. However,another person cannot tell you that there is not a war going on, because youhave the potential to see a war everywhere you go. That war could be for anythingfrom a parking spot, to health care, animal rights, to a friend who no longerspeaks to you, etc.
Because of the past life pattern of participating inbattles, you can have a tendency to view all aspects of your life through thelens of competition and struggle for dominance. Deep down, you may wish tochange how you view things, but your observations and opinions always seem toput you right back into a pattern of seeing that power play in your life. Forexample, if you have a neighbor who you feel is encroaching on your property,you will wage a “war” against them by getting back at them in some way. Thatway could be through legal channels, by uprooting one of their trees, movingyour fence, etc. The Warrior is not satisfied with simply standing their ownground, they often feel compelled to push back against the energy someone elseis sending to them, otherwise they will feel that they could appear weak.Extreme expressions of the Warrior pattern can lead to anger issues, paranoia,hoarding, and an inability to trust another person.
There are two ways that the Warrior theme revealsitself; The Peaceful Warrior and the Tactical Warrior. If you resonate with TheWarrior pattern, you might discover that you can possess qualities of one, oreven both, of the ways that The Warrior is expressed. Often in one area of lifeyou can feel one way, and in another area of life feel another way.
The Peaceful Warrior – ThePeaceful Warrior is the observer, gathering information about those aroundthem. They are very quiet and reserved, and typically do not share much abouttheir own beliefs and opinions. They are gathering information for a rainy-day,in case that person should ever wrong them or be in competition with them insome way. This behavior comes from lifetimes of seeing people do bad things toothers, and so inside there is an expectation of the pattern repeating itself.The Peaceful Warrior tends to sit back and watch for others to act first. Thebiggest lesson for the Peaceful Warrior is to stop putting energy intobelieving that others are the enemy, and to learn that cooperation can bebeneficial.
The Tactical Warrior – TheTactical Warrior is living a battle at all times. When they walk into a roomthey know where all of the exits are and how many steps it takes to get to eachone. They spot all security cameras, scope out suspicious individuals, andassess the threat potential in every moment of life. If they feel a situationis not safe, nor to their benefit, they will act immediately to change it. TheTactical Warrior tends to act first, before others can beat them to it. TheTactical Warrior’s biggest lesson is to learn to trust their own intuition, andto let go of the desire to assess, analyze and act. Because of the TacticalWarrior’s on-guard nature, they can also suffer from high blood pressure.
Past Life Pattern Breakdown:
- Fears appearing weak or vulnerable
- Expects others to be their enemy
- Is very loyal to their inner circle
- Sense of self is based on ability to protect and secure
Affirmation – “I amsafe because God watches over me. I release my self-imposed duties of securityand observation to Spirit, and trust that my guides will inform me when I needto act.”
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