Are You Living Parallel Lives?

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It may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, but living a parallel life may not be as far-fetched as you first imagined. Of course, it also depends on how you define the word “life”.

I have come to the understanding that all of us are living out parallel lives. Some of us are living out more lives than others, but all of us have at least one other life happening simultaneously as we move through our journey on Earth.

Let me explain…

Why We Are All Living Parallel ‘Lives’

The Higher Self

When a soul is ready to enter a body, only part of it reincarnates. The rest of your soul energy is left up in other realms and dimensions to carry out other ‘things’.

This part of you may be dormant or it could be living out a full and happy ‘life’ up in the higher realms.

This can also help to explain how a soul, who may have already reincarnated into another body and another life, can still visit and send messages to loved ones as the family member or friend they were once known as.

This essence of You that is in the higher realms, may also split or travel down to a dimension that is not Earth but is accessible to those living on Earth. This is the dimension or the realm of the Higher Self.

In this realm, your soul energy (which I have termed your Higher Self) can guide you and work with your human self. It is almost like your Higher Self is a type of spirit guide but it’s really just you!

Your Higher Self (soul energy) has much more understanding and awareness about your earthly journey than you do living on Earth, which is why it can guide you and motivate you forward. You can tune into your Higher Self at any time, and receive loving guidance from well, You!

It is only when you have learnt to open up to a higher level of consciousness, that you can access this part of you.

In a way, your Higher Self is not really living out a parallel life exactly, it is more an extension of you living in another dimension that is available as a resource.

Twin Flame

There are souls that reincarnate into two separate bodies, these are known as Twin Flames.

These bodies do not have to be the opposite gender, they can choose whatever gender is best going to help them live out their lessons in life.

Twin Flame connections can be extremely strong, and many people long to find their Twin Flame, believing that they would be the perfect partner, but this is not always the case.

In fact, in most cases being in a romantic relationship with your Twin Flame can be extremely intense because they are made of the same soul energy as you.

Twin Flames do not have to meet and they do not need to form a romance between each other, however they are often reincarnated around the same time and are often working on a mission together.

When a soul is living out two lives, it indicates that they are most likely advanced and are doing so in order to speed up their growth and learning process.

Living out two lives at once can be very draining even for advanced souls, so it is not very common that your soul will choose to do this in every life.

Being a Guide

It is possible that a soul who is learning to be a guide or is already a guide can reincarnate on Earth but still attend to the people that they are also responsible for guiding.

Most of this guiding work would happen in higher realms, away from the consciousness of the guide living out their human life.

It is possible that the guide may feel that this is their role, but it is unlikely they would have active memories of what they are helping their students to do.

The guide may also be a type of teacher, healer or mentor in their physical life as well, but this does not always have to be the case.

No matter what path the guide chooses in their Earthly life, part of their soul energy would also be in higher realms assisting and aiding others as they live out their human life.

Our soul energy is so much bigger than we could ever imagine, so I guess it is somewhat understandable that it can be in multiple places at once! Feel free to share your comments below.

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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.