Recently a client shared with me her narrative of her past life regression experience. I am sharing it with you because it such an articulate description of how past life regression can work. Describing your experience can be quite a challenge. One of the first things people notice after a session is the lack of words there are to describe the experience. There is a reason for this…words and language belong to the thinking mind in this physical dimension, and the entire past life regression experience can only be done when this conscious thinking mind is a silent, uninvolved witness. Therefore, information drops into you as a “download” of intuitive inner knowings and feelings along with some visual impressions, like a strong intuitive hunch. Words can only describe the tip of the iceberg of your experience. In fact, describing what is happening during your regression can feel a lot like multi-tasking. But the most important part is that as the conscious thinking mind gives up control of the process, an entirely new information flow is accessible….the same information flow that might give you a strong intuitive knowing about something. And it gives you precisely what will be of most benefit to you, even if you cannot fully articulate beforehand what that is. This narrative provides an example of this. Enjoy!
Past Life Regression
As a preacher’s kid, and pretty mainstream thinker all my life, I was surprised at 49 to discover a new fascination with the concept of reincarnation and past-lives. I was experiencing some pretty major changes in my life and was not handling them gracefully, so I decided to see if a past life regression would help. I seriously didn’t expect it to be life changing, and before the appointment, prepared myself to walk away believing that in fact it was a hoax. I could not have been more wrong.
I did three regressions and a life between lives session over the course of a year, and as time went on, I began to see patterns. While I generally had specific things I wanted to know, the most valuable insights I received had nothing to do with my questions, but everything to do with what was deep in my heart. The questions I didn’t know how to ask became the topic of the story.
There were many similarities between the different lives that I found are also themes in my current life. In three of the four lives, there was a big kitchen table that kept showing up, and significant things kept happening around it. Even today, I love to cook and feed people. That same big table sits in the center of our home, and life still happens around it. My current husband was also my husband in two of my lives, and my current sister was my wife in one. In all the lives, I lived in rural areas, and spent a lot of time outdoors, often gardening, which is also true in this life.
I expected that if this whole past lives thing turned out to be legit, I would find some kind of dramatic wisdom, but in fact, most of the wisdom had an elegant simplicity to it. In one life, there was an epidemic of some kind in our village, and we had to move. The major scene in that life was the conflict between my husband and me as we dealt with my fear of change. By the end of the life, we had happily settled in a new place and raised our family, and I died very happy. The lesson? Change is ok. Relax and go with it. That lesson is not an earthshaking revelation, but at that moment in time, in this life, accepting change was exactly what I was struggling with, and had been unable to see clearly through my fear. Experiencing the regression and seeing myself successfully navigate a similar situation allowed me to handle the changes that were occurring in this life. I found a peace that had been out of my reach before the regression.
The regression that had the greatest impact on me was a life where I was a man who was unable to connect with people. Because of my self-imposed isolation, when I needed my community to help me save my land, they were not there for me. I lost everything, became a bitter mean man, and finally died alone and depressed. To those around me, I looked like a cranky old man, but inside, I was lonely and in pain, with no clue what was causing it or how to ease the pain. The heaviness of the depression I felt in the latter part of that life was something I will never forget.
Initially I thought the lesson was about the value of connecting with people and learning to work in teams, which I still believe it was, but there was more. In the weeks following the regression, another theme also began to emerge. Visiting that life enlarged my understanding of what compassion really is, beyond sympathy for the poor and downtrodden. Since the regression, when negative behavior is directed at me, instead of feeling attacked, I see pain and fear. Having lived that pain, I have a different perspective, and tend to feel compassion rather than anger and resentment. I can’t change people’s behavior, but I can change my own, and find a healthier and more compassionate way to respond. It has made a huge difference in how I work with people!
By far the most comforting result of these regressions is that I have lost my fear of dying. Do I want to die now? No. But I have experienced death four times, and I can confidently say that it is not the end; it is just the beginning of another season in the eternal life of my soul. Death, from the soul’s perspective, is neither difficult nor the end, and the place we return to, whatever you choose to call it, is a place of love.