Our body is tuned by the blended DNA of our parents composition, roughly half and half. Our parents’ DNA comes down through a long line of adaptations. The Y-chromosome carries the male line, and the mitochondria carries the matrilineal DNA. Our cells contain the learning of many, many generations.
When the soul enters that body, you then have the emphasis of the souls experience and its dominant laws influencing the DNA and the growth and development of the child. The result is a synthesis and attempted balance of the bloodline and the souls path.
There is profound intelligence in how we’re placed. We could say a sync between the karma we need to resolve and the body and family we’re given. But I’ve also seen odds over who gets a body as there can be competition for decent placements.
The soul brings in a “life plan” including a batch of karma to work though. This new lesson plan plus the new body means our experience of this life will differ greatly from prior lives. We can think of it a little like changing school each time we change grades. The body, the parameters, the perception, the people around us – it will all be different. And we have to get to know this new body.
I’ve met people I knew in prior lives and initially made the mistake of assuming they were the same person. They’re not. Same soul but different laws and karmic emphasis and different filters on reality. While there can be a strong sense of connection, you have a new relationship to develop similar to any other. And just because you feel a connection doesn’t mean you’re destined to marry. There are many reasons life will draw people together.