Life Regression allows for the recall of memories, experiences,
and emotions involved with previous lives that continue to influence
an individual's present day existence on an unconscious level.
By allowing hidden influences and behaviors from the past to be
expressed in present day awareness, it is possible to free oneself
from negative patterns, beliefs, and physical ailments that no
longer serve an individual in this life.
For the most part, people in the
East believe in reincarnation, but it's not readily accepted by
Western society. Many churches reject the doctrine of past-lives,
and their members can be skeptical or even hostile when confronted
with the possibility of the soul having previous incarnations
on earth. Past-life regressions under hypnosis are most often
cited as evidence (the only evidence) substantiating the concept.
For those who doubt that hypnosis is real, or think it imagination
or confabulation, the evidence seems shaky. Nevertheless, the
case for reincarnation is far from insubstantial.
best evidence we have that reincarnation exists consists of:
(normal) memories of past-lives. Many young children have
memories of a previous existence, and make remarks to their
parents that may seem preposterous. Yet, in documented cases,
some children were able to identify their previous homes and
recognize their former relatives and friends. Adults retain
memories of past-lives too. There are some cases where past-life
information would have been difficult to obtain, yet when
researched, the information proved accurate.
cases exist of two or more people, strangers to each other,
remembering the same past-life event in great detail.
speaking or writing in foreign languages (even dead languages)
while regressed to the appropriate time and place.
Is Past Life Regression Real?
Not all experiences recalled in a Past
Life Regression (PLR) have actually been lived out in a former
lifetime. Whether or not hypnotic past life regressions consistently
uncover past life experiences is likely to remain open for debate.
Past life recollections are not necessarily complete or accurate;
so the mind often remembers the most emotionally laden events,
and fill in the rest with confabulations. This is typical of
us in our present-life memories as well. Your memory and your
imagination come from the same source. However, that which
comes out of the subconscious mind in dreams, imagining or fantasy
symbolizes some aspect of a person's life, so what is retrieved
as past-life memories can also be metaphors for present-life
events and circumstances. Yet, whether the memories are real
or imagined, it's of no significance if the recalled experience
solves the problem or offers insight; which is usually the case.
resolution of trauma can result from properly conducted past life
regression therapy; and the value of past life regression has
been demonstrated again and again. Recalling a past event, usually
done with vivid emotion, typically results in resolving the problem;
and people tend to identify with the memory far more dramatically
than if they were fabricating it. From a therapeutic standpoint,
the hypnotherapist need not evaluate the truth of the client's
story. The story merely has to help heal the client.
More and more people want to explore their
inner awareness through a past life regression. PLRs can be done
in a private session or in small groups. Private sessions have
the advantage of focused interactivity between the regressionist
and the journeyor and that allows for a deeper exploration because
the client can answer questions and describe his experience while
in trance. Another advantage of a private session is that you
may be provided with an audio tape of your personal experience
to review from time to time.
Clinical Application of Past Life Therapy
life memories may come to us in many guises, i.e.: the deja vu
experience; recurrent dreams of a specific location or of a frightening
event; or perhaps a crippling phobia or an unexplained fear.
a clinical setting, clients explore the possibility that present
life problems may stem from traumatic events (or in their belief
in them) from prior lifetimes. For example, a fear of water, public
speaking, or heights (to name a few common phobias) may relate
to the 'memory' of a death by drowning, hanging, choking, or perhaps
falling from a high place.
these past life traumas are explored and resolved, the phobias
can cease to be for the client. Today, past life therapy is being
used effectively by increasing numbers of mental health professionals
all over the world.
the "Affect Bridge Technique", through the emotional "feelings"
and "body sensations" associated with a present life problem,
the client is prompted to locate the source or cause of the "feeling".
Sometimes this leads to a painful past life memory. The client,
in the personality of the past-life character, is guided through
the traumatic episode in that lifetime, and possibly through the
death experience in that lifetime. The hypnotherapist assists
the client in resolving any remaining emotional issues, any unfinished
business in that life, and integrates the experience into the
present life situation. The past life character, as spirit, moves
away from the body and the death scene and fully into the light
in a way similar to the near death experience (NDE).
surprising number of emotional problems and conflicts are quickly
and effectively resolved through past life regression therapy,
and often in far fewer sessions than with conventional therapy.
Many psychosomatic physical ailments can diminish or cease altogether
through past life regression therapy.
Spirit Releasement Therapy
When a hypnotherapist, trained in Past Life
Therapy and Spirit Releasement Therapy, recognizes the possibility
that some of the scenarios may not be those of the client, but
of someone else, i.e.: an attached spirit of a deceased human
being; this condition has historically been labeled spirit possession
. A better term might be spirit attachment , indicating an interference,
which is a much more common event than possession, which implies
complete takeover. Oddly, even those who deny believing in spirit
attachment, speak language that reflects an inner knowledge of
it: "What's gotten into you?" "What possessed me to do that?"
or "I'm not myself today."
possibility of spirit possession, (the full or partial takeover
of a living human by a discarnate entity) has been, at the very
least, theorized , throughout the world, throughout history and
by every culture. A disembodied consciousness seems to attach
itself and merge fully or partially with the subconscious mind
of a living person, which exerts some degree of control on their
behavior, mental and emotional functioning, as well as producing
sensations and symptoms in the physical body.
Releasement: The discovery and identification of any and all attached
discarnate spirits or entities is the first step to releasement.
possibility of attached entities seem to fall into one of the
following categories: 1) the spirits (or fragments of same),
2) of deceased human beings, 3) terminated pregnancies, 4)
the mind fragments of living people 5) the dark force entities,
historically described as demons; 6) extraterrestrial or other-worldly
or from other dimensions or densities). Although some defy classification,
the second step is to differentiate between them.
next step is to establish a dialogue with the entity. Inducing
it to recognize its unwelcome discovery, getting it to release
its (now aware and unwilling host) and guiding it to pursue its
own destination. (The actual release of the attached entity).
this point, guided imagery of light, protection and shielding
are given to client. (And self-induced in the practitioner).
Next, metaphorically, the newly vacated space is filled.
in ongoing therapy, more 'entities' may be found and released
in subsequent sessions. Past life therapy and fragmentation recovery
are both vital to restore balance to the client. It's important
to resolve both the presenting conflict as well as the emotional
vulnerability which first allowed the spirit attachment. I find
it particularly interesting that Sigmond Freud referred to the
aspects of personality as 'entities'.
The recovery of 'soul-mind fragmentation'
is an ancient shamanic method of healing. Sickness was considered
to be caused by the loss of one's soul, or part of it. The healings
consisted of the shaman journeying into the underworld to retrieve
the soul and return it to the sick person, thereby restoring wholeness
and health. Shamanic healing is still being done today. In shamanic
work, the receiver or client remains passive.
recovering soul-mind fragmentation, the client is guided to locate
the original trauma, recover the lost fragment, and welcome it
back into the body/mind space. In a clinical setting, this approach
is empowering for the client who takes an active part in the process.
like: "It was a shattering experience." "I'm falling apart." or...
"I'm not all here today" seem to reflect soul-mind fragmentation
in our language. Our language tends to indicate an inner awareness.
We also have language that seems to indicate the healing of the
condition is also familiar to our inner wisdom. We use language
like this: "Pull yourself together" or "She's a very together
or emotional traumas may cause fragmentation and/or the formation
of sub-personalities, some of which literally "leave the premises".
With effective therapy, the trauma is processed to resolution,
with no remaining emotional residue, and the fragment is recovered
and reintegrated. With the fragment safely home, the client often
reports a feeling of warmth, peace, and a pleasant new sense of
wholeness. Fragmentation as the source of illness is an important
concept in shamanic healing traditions and it may prove to be
an important piece the holistic healing puzzle.
Life, Spirit Releasement and Recovery of Soul-Mind Fragmentation
therapies can ease or eliminate emotional and some physical conditions.
The use of these controversial modalities may be a useful choice
in a select number of cases.