Past Life Patterns – The Outcast
This is the description of one of the16 PastLife Patterns.These patterns were developed by Karen Downing, in order to help you understandhow past life experiences affect your life today. Each person carries 3 to 5 pastlife patterns in varying levels of influence. By understanding your unique mixof patterns, you can more easily build up your strengths and transform yourchallenges. Past life patterns are the key to uncovering your Soul Mission.
Outcast Description – TheOutcast finds as many ways as possible to live at a distance from society. Thiscan be accomplished by living far away from others, or by distancing oneselffrom others while living amongst them. This distance can be createdemotionally, by isolation or by escapism. Whether physical or emotionaldistance, it serves to buffer The Outcast from becoming the potential target ofanother person’s judgments, opinions, emotions, conversation and/or beliefs.
On the surface, The Outcast may appear to be aperfectly content person, happy to be by themselves. Yes, the Outcast is moreintroverted by preference; however, underneath this behavior there is a deepdown fear of being hurt, so it is simply easier to live at a distance fromothers. The Outcast is labeled as such because this individual has lived manypast lives where they have been shunned by society or their loved ones forvarious reasons.
Some of the typical past life experiences of theOutcast are: being judged as unlovable/undesirable, being disowned by theirfamily, being thrown out of their community, having the person they love choosea different partner, being treated neglectfully, or being abandoned by theirfamily (in any stage of life). If you ever worry about the people in yourlife leaving you, not communicating with you, or not “having your back”,especially to the point where that anticipation causes extreme anxiety orstress in your life, then you have experienced the Past Life Pattern of theOutcast.
Expression of the Outcast Pattern in Your Life Now –The Outcast can experience such things as agoraphobia, an expectation of theirloved ones abandoning them, difficultly in showing vulnerability, worryingabout sharing their personal opinions or views publicly, body image issues,angry outbursts, and substance use/abuse for purposes of escaping theireveryday life. By reading about the two expressions of this pattern, you willbe able to recognize if you have The Outcast pattern from your past lifeexperiences.
There are two ways that the Outcast theme revealsitself; The Angry Outcast and the Lonely Outcast. If you resonate with TheOutcast pattern, you might discover that you can possess qualities of one, oreven both of the ways that The Outcast is expressed. Often in one area of lifeyou can feel one way, and in another area of life feel another way.
The Angry Outcast – The AngryOutcast assumes that every other person was, is, or will be angry at them.Therefore in order to not be at the receiving end of another person’s anger,The Angry Outcast often displays angry outbursts that serve as a buffer toprevent closeness of any kind. The Angry Outcast will start an argument (whichthey often refer to as a discussion) as soon as they catch the smallest ofglimpses that another person might not agree with them 100%. The Angry Outcasthas a tendency to escape life through addictive behaviors that push othersaway, and is reactionary to the energy of their past life pattern.
The Lonely Outcast – TheLonely Outcast can spend endless time alone. They do not wish for sociability,and do not need it. However, they do wish for lasting companionship, but findit difficult to open up to another person. Often they can be viewed as beingvery passive, and their family is always trying “to get them out of the house.”This is not really what they need, but instead need to learn to change theirperception of what happens outside of the their safety zone. The Lonely Outcastmay even deny that they would like to be in a relationship, instead saying thatthey are happy by themselves. The have even learned to isolate themselves fromopening up to the experience of unconditional love, in fact they are unsurethat it even exists. The Lonely Outcast has a tendency to escape life throughisolationism, and is suppressive of their past life pattern energy.
Past Life Pattern Breakdown:
- Trustissues with people
- Fear ofJudgment
- Fear ofAbandonment
Affirmation – “I let goof my expectation of pain. I am choosing to work on reaching out to others, inorder to heal myself. I approve of myself, and I only align myself with thosewho approve of me.”
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