Most of the negative emotional patterns of experience, trauma and negative conditioning experienced by a person in this life have been created by the emotional charged fields and beliefs associated with trauma or difficult experiences in prior lives or early in this life. These fields or “energetic signatures” (called Sanskaras in Hinduism and Samskaras in Buddhism) are held within the soul like impressions on photographic film. A great deal of our experience in the outer world, feelings and beliefs we have about ourselves, or experiences in relationships with others is then colored, created, or magnetized by the beliefs, emotional charge or residue of those fields.
You could say that the “movie” of our life is, in large part, really a projection of the Light of our own Inner Being (Self) through that film, through those fields and memories still vibrating and alive within the soul. Our “movie” is then populated with people, events feelings and experiences that have arisen in this life from those fields within our soul. As we choose, they are to be addressed with healing, learning, and growth.