Past Life Regression: What it is
Past Life Regression is a technique that uses the basis that we are eternal beings or souls who carry forward experiences through life times. As eternal beings, we experience physical life on earth various times.
As souls everything is just an experience to learn certain lessons in the earth school. The ultimate lessons that we need to learn are compassion and acceptance.
Whether these lessons are learnt to evolve or to sort out some issues of our daily life. Past life Regression is a wonderful technique that can help us. In this technique, hypnosis is used. A trance stage is created. This is done to keep the conscious mind aside. We reach the subconscious mind which is the storehouse of all the memories.
Past Life Regression: History
The knowledge and research on Past Lives is not a new concept. Yog Sutras of Patanjali also mention this in verse 3.18
3.18 Through the direct perception of the latent impressions (samskaras) comes the knowledge of previous incarnations.
(samskara saksat karanat purva jati jnanam)
This knowledge of past samskars and the ability to heal them (or in Yog terminology, ‘roasting of seed samskars’) is something that helps one to move ahead.
Though self awareness through knowledge of past lives is a very old concept. Buddha also got enlightenment when he went through many of his past lives and resolved them one by one.
It is a well known fact that where ever light of awareness falls, the darkness of ignorance disappears. We might be facing a lot of demons in our day to day life. Our fears, phobias and self limiting beliefs and blocks (whether known or unknown) keep us from living our lives to the fullest potential.
Past Life Regression: Benefits
Past life regression is a beautiful tool. It resolve the issues which have no answer if we go by our conscious mind. Subconscious is indeed a treasure house which can resolve majority of our problems.
When you do deep and intense meditations, there comes a time when you automatically regress to the past. But yes, just visiting the past, knowing a story will not solve any purpose.
You must resolve it, you must heal all the wounds. All the oaths, commitments if any, must be undone. Undo the wrong decisions, wipe out the guilt. You will see things from the perspective of the soul.
One of the major benefits of going through past life regression, is that we become aware of our role in the greater scheme of things. We become aware of the reason why someone is behaving in that particular way.
When we become aware of our own faults and misgivings, the focus of blame starts shifting. Forgiveness and compassion becomes easy. True meaning of Karma is not just cause and effect. But how to get out of the vicious cycle of ‘give and take’ by deciding to come out of loop.
Past Life Regression: Process
Typically, the therapist guides the client through the significant events of the lifetime, through the death experience, and then a “life review.”
This is where the purpose of that lifetime, the lessons learned, and decisions made are examined from a higher, spiritual perspective. We particularly look at what is most important about that prior life in terms of the client’s current personality and situation.
Another major thing that I find about going though past life regression is the time, which is called ‘life between lives’. When we become aware of the last dying thoughts, the decision to set things in order, we own the responsibility. And the beautiful thing is that there is no compulsion, no remorse.
It is in the total and complete acceptance of our being, with the unconditional love of the Masters, that we take our decisions, write our life scripts and choose the main players in the field.
It makes us aware that we are not mere puppets in the hands of some cruel God, who takes pleasure in our sufferings, but that there is a benevolent force who just wants us to be happy.
Death is not Final
Death is the biggest fear in life, but if you read the statements given by the people who had ‘Near Death Experiences’, you will be amazed to know that the other world beyond life has nothing to be afraid of.
You get glimpses of that world during PLR sessions also. You become aware that you are not alone, that you always get chances, that you are always loved and accepted by the Masters.
Knowing your Life Purpose and life mission
When you go to the immediate preceding past life, you become aware of the circumstances and thoughts which made you choose this kind of life. You can then join all the loose ends and you start appreciating how everything has been leading to the present and you start seeing the whole picture.
There are no coincidences in life, you know it fully then. You see the patterns in your life. You become aware of roles being played by all the others. If you had always considered your mother as ‘cruel’, you become aware how by being harsh and cruel (in your eyes), she has been contributing to make you aware of the finer qualities.
When we choose our scripts, we also choose who will help us in learning our lessons. Our parents, our siblings, our spouses, we choose all of them.
Apart from learning from the past, we can also go the future and see whether something is in our ‘divine timing’ or not. There is wonderful work being done in this field by Dolorus Cannon. Dr. Michael Newton also is a pioneer in this field.
Through past-life regression, it’s possible to heal—and grow—your mind, body and soul, as well as strengthen your present-day relationships.
There are some newer areas in which past-life therapy is being applied as well, that are quite exciting and rewarding. Rather than going after traumatic or troubling memories, they focus on positive experiences. These areas include:
- Accessing strengths and accomplishments from prior lifetimes that can be brought forward to increase confidence and effectiveness in the present
- Re-experiencing a happy, successful lifetime; this can bring a sense of balance and peace when undergoing difficult times, fortifying us to work through our temporary difficulties
- Clarifying direction and life purpose by viewing one’s blueprint for this lifetime
- Finding prior lifetimes shared with current loved ones, bringing a great sense of reassurance that we are indeed never parted from those we love
- Accessing the wisdom, peace and guidance that is available from the “interlife,” (spiritual realms between lifetimes) where our higher mind and/or guiding ones can assess our progress and give direction to us for our current lifetime
- Strengthening the clarity of the spiritual nature of our existence.