In the first instance, the face of the child in the womb is shaped by the own feeling.
In addition, the karmic feeling connection with the parent has influence.
The stronger the karmic relationship, the more the child will look like this parent.
Certain material features of father or mother’s family may also manifest in the face.
Jozef Rulof calls this a blood phenomenon. In our time, we rather speak of DNA characteristics.
-So the life of feeling, we talked about that a moment ago, creates and gives birth to the face.
It looks like the mother or the father, but you create and give birth to the face.
Question and Answer Part 2 p.306
-And you have the human paternal eye and you have the maternal eye.
And if you wish to know where the maternal eye lives, and that is for the father too,
then that is always the left side, your heart side, because motherhood lives there.
Lectures Part 2 p.53
-And now you will get, I told that here, that great-grandfather manifests himself in the face of this child. And she does not look like mother. Mother could have attracted that child spiritually; there is always a core there from those two, but it is hard to see, and it is now spiritual, that means, the life of feeling speaks to her from the face. And that is now from her. But great-grandfather has now manifested himself as material in this child.
-But now someone gets, it gets red hair, and both parents are dark. It is a perfectly simple blood phenomenon, but also has to do with your own branch, let us say, your own family. And if you go back very far, into the jungle, perhaps you will come across a red one like that.
Question and Answer Part 2 p.302,303
Quotations from the books of Jozef Rulof