Do you feel like you've been having the same arguments with your sibling not just for this lifetime, but for many others as well? Karmic connections cause souls to return together lifetime after lifetime to work on them together. So it stands to reason a soul can reincarnate into the same family. In fact, there have been many cases of children recognizing former family members from photos, often identifying themselves in family portraits.
Does Reincarnation Stay Within the Same Family?
There are two terms used by reincarnation research to describe this type of reincarnation: group reincarnation and group karma. Many believe that the same group of people reincarnate together either as blood relatives or marry into the family to rejoin it.
Reincarnation Family Relationships
The roles within a family can change when deceased members return. For example, you may have been your uncle in a previous life, or you may return a different gender than your previous incarnation.
Case Studies of Family Reincarnation
One of the best ways to understand family reincarnation is to look at case studies.
My Dad Reincarnated As My Son
Children often tell parents about their past incarnations. In the case of an 18-month-old boy named Sam, he claimed to have been his grandfather. While Sam's father was changing the child's diaper, Sam announce he'd changed his father's diapers. He went on to tel how he'd been the father in his past life. Sam went on to identify himself in family photos as the grandfather he'd never met or seen in a photo.
Second Cousins Reincarnate as Great Grandparents
Writer Sally Painter explains how this happened in her family. "My grandmother died five years after my grandfather. Within a couple of months of her death, after years of no luck, I became pregnant and my cousin also became pregnant. Surprisingly, we had the same due date! She gave birth to a boy, and I had a girl. Both children had distinguishing physical markings that their great-grandfather and great-grandmother had developed during their adult lives that weren't hereditary."
Signs of Reincarnation in Babies
Babies often exhibit what family members often consider clues or signs that a deceased family member has reincarnated and rejoined the family. Many of these first signs are seen in physical attributes that the deceased relative had.
Reaction to Family Members
A baby may be content with a family member but grow upset around another one. This can be and indicator of past life recall of a conflict in their past life with that specific family member.
Siblings that died during childhood have been documented as returning as a child of their sibling. In some other cases, the soul of a dead sibling returns quickly as a new sibling in the same family, having decided to return to their parents. These siblings often have similar dynamics as the previous set did.
Pregnant After Death in Family Reincarnation
Another phenomenon is a pregnancy after the death in a family. Souls often return immediately upon the death of their physical bodies in an effort to attend to unfinished business. A family may experience the loss of a loved one only to have a family member discover she is pregnant. This phenomenon happens frequently in a family that participates group reincarnation.
Your Soul Can Reincarnate Into the Same Family
There's an old saying that you share the most karma with family. Families offer the widest range of dynamics and personalities that can test your spiritual mettle and help you grow and advance. Not recalling your past lives together makes meeting your karma within the family dynamic a true test of your soul's desire to grow spiritually.