It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
Soul incarnation, ancestral knowledge, collective unconscious, cell and/or genetic memory, imagination, metaphor, other or nonsense.
What do you think?
When I lead workshops I start by saying that there isn’t a definite shared belief surrounding past/future life regression/progression. Often we hear people say, “I must have been good/bad in a past life,” or “Next time I’m coming back as a cat.”
Others will dismiss the past with a sweep of the eyes while chanting, “Be in the moment.”
Yes! Do enjoy the moment but please remember you are your past, present and future and for some this includes previous lives.
Unless, the Matrix is true and you have just landed in your present experience pre-loaded with programmes and operating systems that seem real…
You are the sum of all your past and future knowledge, thoughts, experiences and parts but by being freeing yourself of any rubbish from your past that results in a clear path to your future you can enjoy the present all the more.
The belief in (depending on which statistics you check) reincarnation seems to be growing as more people explore their memories, as are the enquiries for sessions and downloads.
I thought I’d share a couple of excerpts from The Psychic Way* and Past Life Tourism**.
Please have a read and if you are so inclined, share your experiences and thoughts.
*‘Knowledge of a past life can become clearer with time or you might only remember it for a short while in the same way that a dream can be so clear and vivid, yet within minutes you can’t remember any of it. Like dreams, certain triggers can bring a memory to the forefront of your mind. Dreams can tie in with our past and our futures and many times, when people have experienced a past life regression, they will get more memories appearing to them during sleep. These can also be predictive of what is to come. If you are interested in dream analysis try having a notepad next to your bed and if you awaken in the night, or when you first wake in the morning, note down any thoughts you have. This will work even if at the moment you have trouble remembering your dreams. They might not, and probably won’t, make much sense but over time the messages from your dreams will become clearer and you will find it easier to recall them. In the morning, you might not even remember that you penned a message to yourself until you read it, but after a while it will become second nature and a pattern will form, even if you write in code or symbols that your sleeping mind understands.
Instructing yourself to have memories come to you in your sleep can be useful. This can be as direct as you like; thinking about time periods, places, feelings, desires to explore, or whatever feels comfortable. Or use direct suggestion to yourself, Subconsciously: ‘As I sleep please bring to my awareness memories from my past lives in my dreams’. Of course, you may prefer a different instruction; for example, ‘Let me dream of the past’, or something similar.
Another option is to meditate during the day and instruct or ask for dream memories, as the subconscious mind is happy when asked. Generally, when my clients have been regressed they often get more awareness during their dreams.
If you believe you are holding onto an emotion attached to your past, put your awareness there as you drift off and expect the answers you are seeking to come to you. You could try, if you like, focusing your thoughts on wherever you think you might have a past life memory you wish to retrieve, in a similar way to daydreaming except the intention is to fall asleep with the scenes from your inner movie mind playing.
A nifty little way to fall asleep, while thinking about the journey you wish to take, is to stare straight ahead. Of course it will be dark so you aren’t actually looking at anything, just staring. After a while, you may notice that you can’t quite tell if your eyes are open or closed or you might fall asleep before that happens. Before doing this, as with any other method, remind yourself that you are safe and that you are just observing while trusting that your own inner-healing mechanisms will work for you at all times.’ The Psychic Way
**‘After my experience with the advert fiasco, I called a more upmarket newspaper and they sent a journalist and photographer. Philip was a charming man who wrote a lovely feature on me that really started my career rolling. He mentioned his fascination with past lives and, although very sceptical and convinced that nothing would happen, he wanted to be regressed.
During his session he slipped beautifully into another life and described being an army officer in India at the time of the Raj. He was staying in a beautiful hotel preparing for something important to do with Queen Victoria. He was so engrossed with his plans that he couldn't really be bothered with my questions. When he did deign to respond, he seemed to grow taller as he spoke. He was a small built man but in his past life he had an important role and was tall in stature. I asked his name but he wasn't sure. I asked what those around called him. His reply was, 'They call me Sir.'
He spoke in a somewhat condescending way, as if I was silly to be asking so many questions of someone so important. I had thought he wasn't able to get much information, but actually it was because he really couldn't be bothered with me; he even yawned at one or two of my questions, while I resisted the urge to slap him.
Afterwards, Philip felt invigorated and proud. He was also shocked at his ease in being rude and how normal that felt. The remainder of the session was spent with him apologising.
I immediately had a theory. Philip's past life experience was the complete opposite of what was happening in this life. That was what karma was all about. I had everything sussed. Why hadn't anyone else thought of it?
To confirm my rather brilliant hypothesis, my next regressee was Stella. Stella was very calm and feminine, but also doubtful about whether she could or would be regressed. The sceptics do make it more fun.
She began to describe a boating accident and talked of the greyness washing over her as she sank under the water, far from a rowing boat. Stella went on to talk about drowning. She had gone straight to the end of the life, as the impact had been so powerful. I took her back to an earlier stage in the life. With a little investigation it became apparent that it wasn't an accident at all. It was a suicide, planned in such a way that it looked accidental in order to protect the family name. In her mind a suicide would be the same as a confession of guilt.
Stella sighed deeply throughout the regression with her legs flopped open in a very ungainly manner while scratching and rubbing her chin. She described her life as an MP and her partner who had talked her into a fraudulent episode. I wracked my brain, trying to remember when women were first allowed to stand for parliament, but was distracted because the further she went into the regression the more she seemed to change. Her mannerisms, her voice and even her looks subtly altered.
I wondered whether the partner was her husband, but when I asked I got an emphatic, 'No!'
Taking her back even earlier in the life, she described school. I thought it strange that, for a girl, she knew far too much about Winchester Boys School. I slipped into a slow motion world: you know that pause, moments before a realisation when you get 'it'. She was a man in her past life. It was so obvious! Legs apart, scratching at whisker growth on her/his chin - lots of very masculine behaviour.
This was all brilliant. It meant that my theory stood: a gentle woman regressing to a brusque man.
Jean was a client struggling through life as a single parent. I visited her at home to help with her confidence, which had diminished after a troubled relationship. At the end of the treatment she asked if we could do a past life regression.
The previous life that we then visited was practically the same as her present one. Life for her was hard. She talked about a relationship gone bad and being so hungry that while walking through a market she stole fruit for her and her daughter. Although she got away with it, she was wracked with guilt and worried about getting caught and separated from her child.
Afterwards, she admitted to me that she had considered stealing a couple of times when the pennies were very low, but her morals meant she couldn't and wouldn't. Her regression shocked her into changing things so there was no chance of repeating the 'same old'.
However, my theory was dashed and has continued to be so over the years. There isn't necessarily any obvious correlation between this life and others. They can be the same, opposite, similar, merging, bits that match, bits that clash. You can change sex, colour and belief, or not. One thing that does seem to be apparent is that unfinished business does need to be sorted. That might mean releasing, forgiving, accepting or just noticing. Remembering allows us to have closure and from that we can be free and move on.’ Past Life Tourism
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