Many of us have had this unsettling experience…
You meet someone for what you believe is the first time, but it feels like you’ve known him or her forever – time seems to stop. This person feels “familiar” in some strange, ancient way, there is a deep recognition and you feel uncontrollably drawn (or repelled) by each other. You may be the same or the opposite sex. You may both be aware of it or just one of you.
There are various levels of “intensity” of this experience. Sometimes it is so intense and all-consuming that previously happily married people are willing to quickly uproot their lives and those of their families so that they can be with this “familiar” person – at all costs. Or the feeling is so negative and repugnant that you can’t wait to get away from the person.
Children have these feelings too, although they don’t usually verbalize them. You may notice an unexplainable, natural attraction (or repulsion) to one person or another by the child.
“Instant recognition” can also happen in a particular geographical location – that feeling of having been there before, although you know you haven’t – in this reality.
The more awake your psychic abilities are and/or the more in touch with your emotions you are, the more likely and frequently you are to experience “instant recognition”. People with a Violet Life Color tend to have this experience frequently.
We will explore a few of the possibilities of the source of this overwhelming sense of familiarity (I’m sure there are many more) and how we can explore these relationships (or places) to enhance our spiritual growth, for the highest and best good of all concerned.
Love at First Sight
We experience different kinds of “love” in our lives – for our mates, children, family, friends, co-workers, pets – even certain locations. When we first feel this “instant recognition”, it is often the most intense, confusing feeling that we have ever experienced. Because we have no societal reference for “instant recognition” type of “love” or this intense, unusual feeling, we often relate it to “mate” love.
This bond is often referred to as a “soul mate” which conjures up a variety of definitions, however, generally it refers to someone you are destined to be with and/or have known before. Some believe we can have many “soul mates”, others believe we only have one.
Unfortunately, from my experience of doing thousands of readings over the past twenty-two years, often when a couple quickly gets together based on “instant recognition”; when the dust settles and they have time to “really” get to know each other, they sometimes don’t even like each other and they have nothing in common other than this “feeling”.
Just because you have an “instant recognition” with someone, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to throw your current life out the window to be with that person. Explore first!
This is not to say that “Love at first sight” doesn’t happen. I personally experienced this the first time I saw my husband, Parker. It took him five days until our first date to figure it out, but once he recognized it, he could feel it too. Sixteen years later, we still feel like newlyweds.
The big question…Is this to be my mate, a karmic payback (what goes around, comes around), a reuniting of dear old friends or just a brief “Hi…again”? It’s likely more than one of those options.
Probably the most common explanation for “instant recognition” is that you knew each other in a past life. That requires a belief in the concept that we have lived before and that we reincarnate with the same people in order to resolve karma, learn and grow spiritually.
There are many stories, particularly from Dr. Ian Stephens’ research, which appear to prove the concept of reincarnation. For example, the much publicized story of the little boy who was obsessed with World War II airplanes and was even able to remember his name, the name of his friends, how he died and many more details of his previous life that they were able to verify.
I have asked for details, during my readings, for the connection/lessons between two people and I am shown a vision of two people interacting. I can usually feel the emotions of the people and see what is happening around them. When I describe what I am seeing, feeling and sensing and the lessons being experienced to my client, often they say they are now dealing with the same issues I perceive in the vision.
Some say past, present and future is a concept we on earth made up and time is simultaneous – that can be a hard concept for many of us to wrap our heads around.
Some believe that with the help of our Guides and Helpers between lives, we design a blueprint, during the planning stage, for our next life, so we can learn the lessons our soul needs. Perhaps we are recognizing the people we have planned to meet in this life.
Another Dimension – Parallel Universe
Quantum mechanics propose the existence of other dimensions beyond what we perceive with our five, physical senses. Some now believe that every decision we make creates a different reality and is being played out in another dimension or universe. Perhaps these are people we some how recognize from lives we are leading in another dimension.
Aspect of Self
Perhaps these “other people” are another aspect of our Higher Self, split off to provide our Higher Self with yet another opportunity to grow, living another life simultaneously.
Everything is energy – including us – each vibrating at a particular frequency on the electromagnetic spectrum within one of the seven colors of the rainbow. This is the “Life Color” concept that my readings are based on. Perhaps this recognition is a feeling of the resonance of “compatible frequency” – they are within our same “Life Color”.
We all dream – even if we don’t remember them. Perhaps we recognize these people from a previous dream.
Precognition is knowing something before it happens. Everybody’s psychic – Perhaps you have particularly developed precognitive abilities and you have had a flash or vision of the person appearing in your life.
Some believe that we have a Soul Family that we repeatedly reincarnate with in order to learn and grow. They believe that we make an agreement between lives to return to the earth to resolve karma and develop spiritually.
We pass by people all the time that we don’t really see or focus our attention on. Maybe you actually did see or meet them before and just forgot.
So what do we do when we experience an “Instant Recognition”?
Be totally present
Pay close attention to all the details. Carefully observe your surroundings and what is being said. Notice their and your body language.
Focus on their eyes
Make as much eye contact as possible (the eyes are window to the soul, some say).
Talk & Listen
See where the conversation takes you – notice what similarities or differences there are in your lives. Listen carefully for clues.
There are many ways to meditate. You don’t necessarily have to OM in the corner, cross-legged. You can stare at the water, a candle, the sky or a tree; jog, walk, sit or lie quietly. Be comfortable.
Take a few deep breaths, spin your chakras and calm down.
Ask your Guides, Helpers and Loved Ones in Spirit for assistance.
Bring to mind the person, remember their eyes, the feelings, sensations and conversation.
Take another deep breath and allow the thoughts and images to come. Don’t judge them, just watch and remember (you may want to have a paper and pen handy). You may see images, hear voices, smell fragrances or feel sensations – take note of everything. What are you wearing? Can you guess where you are? What is the date? Remember it will probably feel like you are making it up, but just go with it and see where it takes you.
When you feel complete with the experience, take a deep breath, thank your Helpers, return to normal awareness and journal your experience as soon as possible.
Recording your first sight, conversation, feelings and recollections or flashes, along with follow-up interactions, may help you remember details of your connection. Journaling the entire experience can be helpful in gaining a larger perspective.
Hypnosis by a trained, skilled Hypnotherapist can be helpful in unraveling past life connections.
Take your time
Spend time with the person, including long conversations, asking lots of questions and listening to find out who this person is NOW. If you are meant to be with this person as a mate, chances are the Universe will wait long enough for you to get to know them first.
We are infants in our knowledge of how the Universe really works. We get bits and pieces from science, near-death survivors, psychics and channelers, ancient writings, religions and our own innate intuition. Each person creates a belief system based on their own personal knowledge, experience and understanding.
Take your pick of the possibilities or come up with your own, perhaps more than one explanation applies. I invite you to take your time and explore the possibilities. What can you learn from and how can you help each other?