Past Life Patterns – The Infidel
This is the description of one of the 16 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.
TheInfidel Description – The Infidel is driven by a desire to provethemselves and their viewpoints to others. This comes from a predominance ofpast lives where they were made to feel different by their community, family,or peer groups in some way. The Infidel gains confidence by showing to othersthat they are in the right. This desire to prove oneself can be an asset insome situations, but also leads to many challenges for the Infidel.
For example, in a relationship the Infidel will have adifficult simply accepting what their partner is telling them. The Infidelprefers to learn through their own experiences and will very rarely, if at all,listen to the advice and guidance of another. This comes from many past liveswhere the Infidel had to learn to be self-reliant, and they feel a strongdesire to hold onto that trait. The Infidel often has great success in theworkplace, because of their driven nature, however they would not do well in acompany culture that is all about collaboration.
Some of the typical past life experiences of theInfidel are: being an orator, being judged for your beliefs, being differentfrom those in your family or community, being a pioneer in an area of life,being an early adopter of a new idea, concept or belief system. If you everworry about how the media or “powers that be” are trying to influence you orothers, or having your reputation tarnished, then you exhibit the Infidelpattern.
Expressionof the Infidel Pattern in Your Life Now – The Infidel isthe ultimate go-getter, striving to show their worthiness through howwell-versed they are in knowledge and experience. They can be very accomplishedin many ares of life, but are often ruled by a deep down anger that comes fromthese past life experiences of having to defend a differing viewpoint time andtime again. If you express the Infidel pattern, you have to be aware of how youare talking and listening to others in your life. Because of the pattern ofdefending yourself, you can have a tendency to put others in their place, orcome across as condescending. It is not that you wish to do this, this behavioris merely fueled by the need to prove that you know what is best for you. Forexample, if you have had success with a certain diet, you will feel as thoughyou need to tell others about it, and why it is the best. (Even if they havenot asked for this information.) Extreme expressions of the Infidel pattern canlead to aggressive behavior, addiction to stimulants, and even could causesomeone to be labeled as a psychopath.
There are two ways that the Infidel theme revealsitself; The Gentle Infidel and the Magnanimous Infidel. If you resonate withThe Infidel pattern, you might discover that you can possess qualities of one,or even both, of the ways that The Infidel is expressed. Often in one area of lifeyou can feel one way, and in another area of life feel another way.
TheGentle Infidel – The Gentle Infidel is quite self-reliant and isvery content moving through life at their own pace. They do not activelydisplay their viewpoints most of the time; the way they showcase their PastLife Pattern is through their inability to listen to the advice and guidance ofothers. They resist the influence of others in their life, because they feardepending on anyone other than themselves. This comes from lifetimes whensomeone close to them did not approve of their opinions, beliefs or choices, andjudged them harshly because of these differences. The biggest lesson for theGentle Infidel is learn to share themselves with, and trust, others.
TheMagnanimous Infidel – The Magnanimous Infidel, at first, seems likeeveryone’s best friend. They showcase their past life pattern by how they observe(and get to know) others, in order to expect how each person could attack themin some way. These attacks are of the emotional nature, or are attacks on workproduct, reputation, etc. The Magnanimous Infidel has this name, because it isas if they are making up for what someone judged about them lifetimes ago, bytrying to show how they are so nice and so giving now (and they will even tellyou as much). The Magnanimous Infidel’s biggest lesson is let go of their needto prove how accomplished they are and to simply permit their accomplishmentsto speak for them.
PastLife Pattern Breakdown:
Needs to prove they are right
Tends to feel attacked by others words/actions
Communicates in a way that others may find condescending
Sense of self based on facts, knowledge and accomplishments
Affirmation– “I allow others to express themselves for who they are. I no longer expectattacks on my belief system. I release the need to share my options, knowledgeor expertise, unless I am asked to do so.”
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