Reincarnation is the cornerstone of numerous belief systems around the world. The idea is fairly simple: when you die, you are reborn as someone or something else. Sometimes you’re reborn repeatedly until you achieve a heightened state of awareness, and in other belief systems, you’re reborn as any number of living creatures.
It is possible to have been reborn as a person more than once though. These are the three signs that’s the case for you.
1. Noteworthy or repeating birthmarks.
Many family members in places where Buddhism is dominant will mark their dead with soot on a certain area so that, in their reincarnated form, they will have a birth mark in that place. This allows families to stay in touch with the souls of their departed loved ones.
Two researchers, Professors Jim Tucker and Jurgen Keil, studied reincarnation reports in Myanmar. One of the more compelling was this boy, Boy Z:
Boy Z was born with a birthmark in the same place where the boy’s grandfather was marked. There was a gap of 11 months between the death of the grandfather and the birth of the boy. His family believes him to be his grandfather’s reincarnation.