Case 7: A Narrative of a Life Between Lives session
One of my clients wrote up a fascinating and descriptive narrative of his Life Between Lives experience. The following is an account of an advanced soul.
Life Between Lives Session [1-29-2013]
What follows is a description of my LBL (Life Between Life) session with Eric Christopher. Eric is a Board Certified Regression Therapist from the International Board for Regression Therapy and is a Certified Life-Between-Lives Therapist who trained with Dr. Michael Newton (Journey of Souls). The session was nearly four hours long, so there is much to describe. The following will depict what happened thematically, not necessarily in the order in which it was experienced. And it will take the form of a narrative rather than a form including prompts and responses. Many aspects of the experience had more nuance than I had the ability to express during the experience. Therefore, I may add more description and texture to this narrative than I had originally expressed during the session.
I was first directed to regress to a past life that would be beneficial for me to view (not necessarily the last life I lived). I quickly was drawn to a piece of heavy orange cloth. I immediately recognized it as the saffron colored robe of a Buddhist monk. (It will not come as a surprise to those who know me at all that I would be drawn to a such a life.) The scene expanded until I saw myself as a young monk wearing saffron orange robes standing in front of a temple.
Then I jumped back to my childhood where, as a young child, I had been identified by a couple of elder monks as some sort of special incarnation. As such, I was relinquished by my mother to the monastery where I was raised by monks and given special spiritual training. My mother was both very proud and very sad when they took me away to the monastery. I lived a very happy life at the monastery. Many different monks were involved in my training and education. Each had specialties that he taught me. I learned quickly and was adept at many spiritual things. I was able to astral project at will, and had powers to do such things as raise large boulders with my will. I had many other powers. Eventually, I grew older and my robes switched from saffron to the ochre color worn by certain senior monks. The sheer joy of having such powers eventually gave way to serious responsibility. I needed to deal with the needs and demands of all the monks around me. After many years of apprenticeship and spiritual adventure, there were many years of responsibility.
This life comes to an end during a siege of the monastic temple. A very small group of senior monks (including me) stood in our ochre robes in front of a semicircle of a large group (100 or more) saffron robed monks preparing for an attack by an army. As monks who live by a spiritual code, we were allowed to fully defend ourselves, but we could not take the offensive on the soldiers who are attacking the temple. They have cannons. We have spiritual powers to blunt the force of the canons. I know when I am standing in front of the monks that I will die in this battle. I am looking forward to the adventure of death. Our group of senior monks had set up a strategy to use our energetic powers to neutralize the attacking army as much as we can. We were organizing the other monks to carry out this strategy. The soldiers end up destroying part of the temple, but the spiritual power of the monks is successful in neutralizing much of their destructive force. In the end, the army retreats because it becomes apparent that it cannot win the battle outright. It’s a stalemate.
As I expected, I am mortally wounded in the battle. Many monks gather around me and try to use their powers to keep me alive, but it is my time to die. Again, I am looking forward to it. The ochre robed elders will miss me, but that is tempered for them because they understand life and death. One young saffron robed monk standing near me is distraught by my death. My spirit goes up behind him, and I touch his shoulder. He is aware of this. It both reassures him and makes him miss me more. But it helps him understand that death is not the end. I quickly shoot up above the scene into the heavens and leave it behind.
Off To Life-Between-Lives Land
After my death, no tunnel or guides showed up. I rose up into the sky and then flew like a light beam though the cosmos for what seemed like a considerable time. I flew through something like a meteor shower that acted as a cleansing process. Then I began to descend, gaining density as I did. I felt as if I were falling between two haystacks, or more precisely, two feather-stacks. Eventually I became aware of my spirit group. I was finally standing still but was separated from other spirits by something like a gauze curtain. One of them stuck something like a shepherd’s hook through the gauze substance and pulled me into their space. I found myself standing with three other Buddhist monks. There is an immediate transference of some memory. The four of us comprised our soul group. We were all very happy to be back together.
I needed to heal and rejuvenate my spirit in a small domed area set aside for that. “Cells” were repaired and memory was returned. My energy level accelerated, and the robes I was wearing disappeared. After the healing, I felt more coherent and present, and I was reunited with my group. At this point, we have all lost our bodies and our genders. All four of us are light forms. I am relieved about the genders because the idea that all four of us were male had initially disturbed me for some reason. There was a sense that identification with either sex limits the vibrational level. My group of four looked like pillars of white light streaked with purple. We weren’t solid beams. We looked more like a large number of thin light beams bundled together to make a single form. It struck me that we looked rather like Star Trek characters being beamed somewhere.
At this point, we took some time as a group to explore my last lifetime. We sat together on a marble floor under a dome built to enhance energy as we talked about the foibles of our past lives. There was great kindness and much humor involved in the reviews. There was a spirit equivalent of belly-laughing when we examined the fact that I had taken my monk spiritual powers so seriously. The powers that felt so marvelous as a human were largely inconsequential as a spirit.
Then the discussion got more serious. My group pointed out that I had missed something in this life by not having grown up in a family and that the primary accomplishment of my lifetime was in showing much kindness to others. The group showed how the acts of kindness were passed on to yet others and formed an outward wave. There was tenderness in their recall of the small kindnesses as well as the sense of humility with which they had been performed. It was obvious that these seemingly insignificant acts of kindness are an important gauge as to the value of one’s incarnation.
There were some unspoken requirements as to what qualifies as “kindness”. Kindness requires a certain intent. It can’t be done for any sort of gain, even the most subtle kind. One can’t expect any recognition or gratitude or reward. If it is done for any of those reasons, it does count as better than poor behavior, but it doesn’t count as selfless kindness. Expressions of gratitude or reward can be accepted with humility as long as there was no expectation or hope of receiving it. Any such expressions need to be acknowledged and quickly dropped lest they take on a life of their own. Especially, there can’t be any sense of pride connected with the act. We aren’t “better” because we perform acts of kindness. Acts of kindness need to be performed simply because one has the opportunity to perform them. The act has to be released like a little bird being given its freedom. The bird might fly back and might not, but it needs to be released with the expectation that it will fly away.
Finally, I had an interesting sense of one other aspect of this issue. What seems to be really at work with this kindness issue is that it functions as an exchange of Oneness. The acts of kindness described here could be called selfless acts. And, in a very real sense, that is what they are. It is the One interacting directly with the One without any contamination or dilution by the self. It is through such acts that the One comes to recognize itself in Other. So, in a sense, selfless acts of kindness are a type of sacrament. And that is why they are so treasured in the LBL region.
I was able to explore a couple of things relating to LBL Land. First there is the concept of spiritual levels. It seems that while in a sense there are levels, such a concept is really a human construct. I got the sense that what we are really talking about in this realm is “densities” and their relationship with experience. Newer souls (which I called “Newbies” during the session) seemed to have a denser vibration. The more incarnations a soul experiences, the less density it has. In human experience, dense things tend to be heavier and lower than less dense things because of gravity.
So while we tend to express these concepts in human language, we start using terms that are helpful in a sense but lead to human buckets that begin to lose accuracy. So we can talk about new souls, older souls, and advanced souls. However, what we are really talking about is souls with few incarnations and much density, souls with more incarnations and less density, and souls with many incarnations with just enough density to hold them together. However, density here does not mean lower because we are not dealing with gravity.
A sense of hierarchy does not seem to exist in this realm. A sense of varying density does. I experienced walking among a large group of newbies and realizing they were mostly unaware of my presence. The newbies were all dressed in white togas with dark blue trim worn proudly, like fraternity jackets. Then, as I walked among souls that had a moderate number of incarnations, they were more likely to be aware of me. It was apparent that incarnations were the key to what I was seeing. However, at the same time, I was aware that not all beings in the LBL realm incarnated. I felt but did not deal with them.
There was a sense that newbie teachers have their hands full. Yet, that said, no one “looks down on” newbies. Instead, they are observed with more of a watchful curiosity. Every soul watching was a newbie at one point. None ever forget that. So every soul does what it can with great gentleness, patience, and support. The spirit world is an incredibly patient place. While it is difficult for advanced souls to interact with newbies due to vibrational differences, their very presence is transformative for them.
I had a glimpse into two incidents where I was involved in the life review of other souls. One was the review of a kind of intermediate density soul who had just returned from a very difficult life. In this review, I sat behind a bench on a raised dais (like a judges’ bench) looking down at the returned soul. From the returned soul’s perspective, the review must seem quite daunting. Certainly there is some parallel with human court rooms where a conscious attempt is made to ensure that the plaintiff feels the full impact of the court’s authority. Yet the sense from the souls on the judges’ bench is one of role playing to ensure that the returned soul reaps the rewards of some hard learned lessons.
In the review in which I participated, souls from different levels are represented and each had specific roles to play. One judge to my left pretended to be tougher than he actually was because that is what was called for to make a necessary impression. Others balance this impression. Kind of good cop / bad cop. This soul being reviewed had been badly abused as a prisoner, but he had shown much kindness to others in the midst of his misery. He proud to have made great progress in this life.
Then I was part of another life review with a soul from my level. No bench is evident in this review. We sat on the floor with this soul and just talked. This soul wasn’t required to incarnate but lived a life just to remember what incarnations were about. There was no judgment with this soul, just different things being pointed out. This soul returned with the realization of how easy it is to get caught up in thinking life is all there is and developed great empathy for how seductive incarnations can be. This soul was very, very relieved to be back.
There was some exploration of my connection to and my lives in non-human incarnations. This part of the regression is a bit “fuzzy” compared to the rest of the session. While some of these images seemed quite vivid at the time, they seem faded and disconnected in retrospect. The lack of memory of this material is very curious to me.
The exploration of ET existences included previews of future lives. There was some bouncing around between different lives with intervening times back in LBL land. I had the sense of going to school and then coming home. The energy involved felt wonderful.
There was a stream of other visions. I saw one lifetime as a humanoid ET in subtle type of uniform. It felt like a very peaceful life. I saw a time living in a city that floated in the air above the surface of a planet. I felt my energy divided between that world and ET world at same time.
I saw myself in communication with a mantis being. In ET folklore, the mantis beings are at the top of the hierarchy and are described in terms of wise elders to whom all other beings in the universe defer. I have read as well that they are credited with having something to do with the creation of the universe itself. I sensed it was an honor to be allowed to talk with this being. I felt humbled and felt some sort of bond between us as well. I got the sense from this being that a spiritual shift is coming and that this shift will help movement to the One.
Again, this material was less coherence in retrospect, so it is difficult to draw any broader sense of meaning.
I explored several questions that I had prepared ahead of time. My primary question had to do with my main purpose in this life. I long felt that I had a special purpose in life, a special job to perform. This feeling was accompanied with a feeling that I had “volunteered” to live this life at this time. I wanted to know if I have lived my life on target, or have I wasted my time? Looking back over my life, it feels like I’ve accomplished a lot of the things that don’t make any difference on the other side and have not accomplished much else.
What I found here was similar to what I found in reviewing the past life as a monk. In that life flashy spiritual powers weren’t considered a primary accomplishment. In this life, my purpose seems to have been connected to helping Earth and humans to transform into a new era. As such my energy as a being was more important than what I actually do. My job, it seems, was simply to BE. My sense was that beings with the right kind of energy have been placed all around the earth (in the same way that David Wilcock talks about cathedrals & pyramids and such being placed at energetic points) to help change the earth’s vibration.
I had the sense that one other from my soul group incarnated in this same general area where I reside, and the other two live in a distant location. The job of the four of us is to BE and to balance energies. I felt my brother is a part of my original soul group from which my current group had split off earlier.
More on LBL Levels
I had requested during the session that I be allowed to explore LBL land in respect to animal spirits. When prompted to seek out animals. I quickly dropped down a few levels (i.e., increased my density) to find dogs. Not far beneath newbie humans, I found a huge field of dogs. I felt great harmony among the dogs.
I then looked for dolphins and found them (interestingly) just above newbie humans. They were filled with graciousness. I sensed that they come to Earth to help change the planet’s energy. Dolphins and whales apparently have a stunning effect on the energy of oceans.
I saw more levels and sensed that everything is layered, yet it isn’t not layered “sequentially” (whatever that means). Again human/earth concepts get in the way of understanding. In LBL land, we can go down layers to help. We cannot go up, presumably because there is nothing to offer a level above where we are located.
Future of Earth
I was directed to see if I could ascertain the future of planet Earth. I’m not sure about what I saw because it corresponded to assumptions I already had. Either my assumption affected what I saw, or my assumptions are affected by what I already know on some level. Take your pick.
I generally saw calamity. As a result, the habitable space on the planet is reformed. Earth has a significantly smaller population. Newbie souls are tending to incarnate elsewhere. A different soul pipeline is now connected to Earth. Earth humans, more intelligent about their spirituality, are able to coexist naturally with animals. Animals, in turn, have intense awareness of interconnectedness with humans and spirit world.