Question 1: “If you get a 'bad' feeling about an interaction with someone, how can you tell if this bad feeling is just from the past coloring your perception of the present or a real intuitive warning that this person is not trustworthy and out to harm you?”
This is not a simple question or one that can be answered quickly.
Remember Step 2? Step 2 says, unequivocally: It is about me. Any and all feelings are chosen by me and 'by me' I mean the 'self' I made up, a belief in other words. So the bad feeling may be chosen by a belief that I deserve to be punished for example and I see the 'punisher' in this person. Or it could mean that have done what I suspect this person
could do. Or ... I could go on. Only you know which belief chose your reaction. Whatever I experience at any time is a replay of something that happened a long time ago. (in my case as long as 77 years ago). That does not mean that the form of the experience is the same, but the feeling is. That feeling sends me a message about me. This is how I get to the belief, the feeling guides me there. And then process the belief and look at this person again through a clean lens. Clearly if this person is known to be untrustworthy (or, rather, if this person has a strong belief in their guilt) you do not leave your wallet lying around. Trust in Allah, but tie up your camels.
I am not really concerned with intuition as it can so easily be used by the ego to defend unloving behaviour or provide a ‘respectful’, and unquestioned, cover for a mistaken core belief.
The second question was: “What if you cannot connect any incidence from your childhood to present feelings of anxiety about certain situations? Can some perceptions of present situations be influenced by past live experiences?”
If I cannot connect the feeling to a specific memory, simply ask what message the feeling is giving me about me. If I am upset, a quick way to the belief is to ask: "What am I believing about ME right now?" Whatever that belief is, it is never True. How do I know it is not True? I am not at peace.
Just as I am not concerned with 'intuition' I am equally unconcerned with 'past lives'. It really does not matter. NOW is the time I can heal old beliefs whether I made them up 75 years ago or when I was a Pharaoh 4378 years ago. I am never a victim of the past or of time.
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