Our actions in past lives affect many aspects of our present life such as attitudes, nature, disposition, character, behaviour, relationships and even health. Indications often show as patterns within many generations of a family. They can range from addictions or other forms of self destructive behaviour to misuse of power for personal gain; poor anger management to abusive behaviour; inadequate parenting to life styles that generate specific health problems. Individually, unhealthy attachments to one particular person may also have karmic origins. This combination helps break these unwelcome influences and releases us from them, stopping the cycle, so we can move on in this and our future lives.