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Past Life Regression, Making a Cave Painting



Have I got a treat for you, Blog-Buddies. In honor of Labor Day, here is a transcript drawn from a session of Past Life Regression Therapy [now named Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®] with Karen Kline. Undoubtedly you have heard of cave paintings, even seen photographs like the one at the top of this post.

But did you ever wonder what the process was like? Why, exactly, were such paintings made?

I can’t write about most of them. But once I did have the privilege of learning details about an extremely evolved artist from the time of cave paintings. He made healing paintings for his clan, made them inside caves, making artistic choices for reasons that surprised me — and maybe will surprise you, too.

Even back in the days of cave painting, this soul had attained a highly developed spiritual awareness. During one session of Past Life Regression Therapy in 2009, we stopped to explore what it was like for him (a male in that life, a female in this lifetime), when making a cave painting.

Technical point for some of you readers: Note the synesthesia! Those of you Blog-Buddies who have studied my system of Aura Reading Through All Your Senses® will appreciate how, using deeper perception, each person uses soul-level gifts for synesthesia. In the field of hypnosis, synesthesia is one of the signs of profound trance states.

As someone who works in both fields (hypnosis and past life regression and also teaching energy literacy), I look forward to exploring how human consciousness, at depth, is fully engaged in experiences of synesthesia. I can think of no finer example of synesthesia than Karen Kline’s account of making a cave painting.

After the session was over, I asked permission to share this gorgeous, inspiring information with others. My client, Karen Kline, gave full permission, including the use of her name. “Gladys,” one of our Blog-Buddies, generously volunteered to create this transcript. I have added some light editing to make the transcript more readable.

RR: I want you to be able to experience how your creativity is fully installed now…. It’s going to be coming through Karen’s nervous system, a true clear memory from that incarnation through this process.

KAREN KLINE: A lot of the caves have dark walls. This one has a light-colored wall. So all the colors are going to show up really well on here. So, the first thing I do is go and spend time in the cave, and I’m touching the walls to find out what kind of colors would be best.

RR: Now, also, could you talk about the group of people who live in that cave.

KAREN KLINE: They’re people who do a lot of the cooking, and they make sure that we have the food that we make. They gather things and cook and they work really hard. So they need a cave that’s going to restore them after their hard day’s work.

After I’ve spent time with the cave, I go out and gather the colors. And they have to be really vibrant colors.

RR: Where do you gather the colors from?

KAREN KLINE: I know special places to go. There’s a special place that has a really good kind of red clay, that I can mix with some bugs that intensify it and give it a really bright red.

RR: Red clay and some bugs.

KAREN KLINE: And then there’s some flowers that I know that will give a really vibrant blue. And there’s some plants where I can get a really nice yellow shade, and those are the colors that I’m going to use.

RR: So you’re going to pretty much use three colors, is that right?

KAREN KLINE: Well, three colors, but they’ll give me a lot of other colors, I can mix them together.

RR: You can mix them together.

KAREN KLINE: Yeah, I know how to mix them together.

RR: So, what tools do you use for this mixing together?

KAREN KLINE: I have special sticks that I’ve taken out; there are plants that I know I can get.

Well, I have to ask the plant for permission, and then I take part of the branches and there’s a certain way I can smash them with rocks that turns them into really good tools.

Like some of them smash really flat, and those are really good for smoothing things. And then others kind of have different tendrils, and those are good for different other things.

RR: So you have those tools for painting. And what do you mix the paints on?

KAREN KLINE: It seems like I have some really lightweight rocks. But they’re wide. So I can put the color on it and mix it with some water. And it’s kind of like a palette, we call it now, but it’s a rock palette.

RR: And what do you keep the water in that you use for mixing colors?

KAREN KLINE: I have a special bowl that I know how to make out of rocks.

RR: There’s a bowl that you know how to make out of rocks!


RR: How do you make that bowl out of rocks?

KAREN KLINE: I have to know how to chisel it out with other rocks, and I don’t like to use animal bladders because sometimes they have chemicals that change the colors. So, I like to have the bowl with the water to mix.

RR: This ability though, to make a bowl out of a rock, is that something you’ve learned from other people who live around you, or is this something…?

KAREN KLINE: No, I taught some of them how to do it.

RR: You taught some of them how to do it. Thank you.

KAREN KLINE: It’s one of the reasons our food is so good and we’re so healthy.

RR: Because?

KAREN KLINE: Because [our clan doesn’t] have to use animal skins or feed off of things that aren’t good.

RR: So, what is the process after you have all the tools assembled, and you know the cave, and you know the people.

KAREN KLINE: I stand there, and I feel my feet fully planted on the ground. And I wait for the light to come.

RR: Describe how you feel the light coming in at this time.

KAREN KLINE: The light comes in through the crown of my head and it fills my whole body, and it feels warm, and then I know exactly where to start and what to paint.

RR: And what happens next?

KAREN KLINE: Then my hands know what to do. And I pick up my special tools for painting, and I start with some of the darker colors first.

RR: Why do you start with them?

KAREN KLINE: Because if you put the darks in, then you can always go back and lighten them with the lighter colors. If you start with the light, sometimes the darks make them too dark later.

RR: Oh, thank you.

KAREN KLINE: Yeah, and I’m doing a field of wildflowers.

RR: And as you’re doing this field of wildflowers, do they seem real to you?


RR: What does that mean, that they seem real to you?


I can smell them, I can feel them, and I can hear what it sounds like to be in the field with them. And I’m also painting some bees in with them, and I can hear the bees, too.

RR: And what else do you create?

KAREN KLINE: Well, I’ve done the wildflowers because these are a lot of them. They’re pretty, and they’re bright, but they’re a lot of the wildflowers that our cooks use to make our food special, that they’ve learned to gather. So it’s also a reminder for the cooks that these are flowers they have used.

RR: What a very special reminder and even a kind of compliment and inspiration to them.


RR: So, is it all flowers, or do you add something else to this painting?

KAREN KLINE: Well, you can see the caves where we live in the background.

RR: Do you ever put people in your paintings?


RR: Why don’t you ever put people in your paintings?

KAREN KLINE: When I paint a flower or horses or trees, I take a little bit of their essence and put it on the wall, and at this point in time, I feel like the people, the people I live with, they don’t have enough essence to have any to spare to put on the wall.

RR: Thank you. So how do you know when this painting is complete?

KAREN KLINE: I know it’s complete when the light leaves my hands.

RR: And then what do you do when the light leaves your hands in this particular painting experience?

KAREN KLINE: I stop. And I thank the light. And I thank the cave. And I thank the paints.

And I thank all the flowers and the bees and everything I’ve painted on it, for allowing me to work with them, to put part of their essence on the wall.

RR: Notice how you feel in your body, and describe that please.

KAREN KLINE: I just feel like everything’s in harmony and it’s perfect, and I feel really warm and happy.

RR: Is there complete confidence in the inspired flow of the painting process?


RR: And is there complete trust in yourself to follow through and use everything you have been given inwardly?


[Right before the end of the session of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.]

RR: Karen, you have huge talent for creativity. You have it for art, you have it for people, you have it for healing, you have it for new experience so far in the life as Karen Kline.

One thing about that talent, for sure, is that you now [having an experience of] a flow of creativity whenever you want to be from now on. [After using techniques as guided in her session], you have re-imprinted yourself with your creativity at a perfected level of co-creation with spiritual source. And perfect coordination between inspiration, action, and technical skill.

And that’s going to help you very beautifully grow into your full stature as a creative artist in your life.

Honoring Karen Kline

This magnificent soul made her transition in 2011, after a long illness. Over many years I had the privilege of facilitating dozens of sessions for Karen Kline. Some were Energy Spirituality while others were Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.

Karen took a couple of my workshops also, including Spiritual Cleansing and Protection Workshop in 2011. She was interested in my Mentoring Program in Energy Spirituality but health problems kept that from happening.

I don’t think that Karen ever commented at this blog. She was one of our many lurkers. One reason was the discretion she used in her professional life. As a high-level mediator, Karen had no Facebook page. At Google Images, I can’t find a single photograph.

That doesn’t matter to those of us who had the privilege of knowing her. Karen was unforgettable, a forceful presence with a brilliant mind, tremendous wisdom, a delightful sense of humor. Karen inspired me with every interaction, spontaneously displaying the highest standards for integrity, honor, and service in life. I just loved every session we did together. I love that identity she had as Karen, always will.

Even if you never met her, this description of cave painting is brimming with some of the qualities that were characteristic of her in the life as Karen Kline: The un-self-conscious talent, consideration for others, deep thoroughness, humility, and fascination with life on earth.

Labor Day is one of my favorite holidays because it is dedicated to one of the most ennobling things about being human and having free will: Work. It seems perfect that today I can share this souvenir of work by Karen Kline, done so long ago.

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    Jeremy says:

    I found this to be REALLY fascinating…

    I recently watched a documentary (forgot the name). A couple of explorers found a cave in France named “Chauvet Cave,” back in 1995, that was perfectly preserved for over 35,000 years. And inside were the most amazing cave paintings of horses and other animals.

    It’s the oldest human artwork found in the world. I found myself watching this and really trying to put myself in that state of mind, at that time and imagine what they were thinking, feeling, experiencing etc.

    To read a regression like this after watching that, is VERY cool.

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    Dave says:

    Awesome post, Rose. There is nothing I find more fascinating than past lives / Past-Life Regression.

    I really really really want to do a Past Life Regression at some point in my life. I can’t imagine anything more fascinating and cooler than re-experiencing things from a previous lifetime. I am just very curious as to what kinds of ways I have incarnated before.

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    Thanks, guys. DAVE, the thing to note when you select a practitioner for this amazing kind of self-exploration is…

    Do check out the practice model used by the practitioner. You can do forms of past-life regression therapy that are more like readings, while others do healing in different ways.

    For more information on the type of such sessions that I do, please check out this link: Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®

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    Jody G. says:

    What a beautiful post. Thank you, KAREN and Rose and Blog-Buddy transcriber. It is very touching to read of creativity and beauty being given such meaning and worth.

    And Rose, I am sorry for the loss of your friend KAREN. I feel lucky to receive some of her inspirations she shared with you and the world. Thank you.

    [Reading the Regression Therapy transcript was fascinating, just like being there.]

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    anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Rose. It was so beautiful and inspiring.

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    suzanne says:

    What a beautiful post, Rose. Thank you for sharing this. And happy Labor Day!

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    Grace S says:

    Great post, much appreciated! Thanks.

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    Curious, As Ever says:

    Thanks Rose, this was very special to read. I am sorry you lost your colleague. She sounds like such a wonderful person.

    About cave paintings. I have seen some especially marvelous ones in the remote canyons of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Their beauty and power are stunning.

    I often think of them whenever I see graffitti– because the cave paintings are, after all, a kind of graffitti. And then I think, “Nah.” The intention behind most graffitti strikes me as very different. Which is interesting.

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    Blake says:

    I knew Karen from several of the workshops over the years. I’m sorry to hear the news of her passing.

    She was such an inspiring and natural person, genuine and honest. I admired how she made a big impact on every event she attended, just powerfully and unselfconsciously being herself.

    We would go out to lunch during the breaks and talk about what we were learning. She was enthusiastic, engaged and had a gleam in her eye! She was so thrilled by deeper perception.

    Rose, she spoke of you with awe and wonder.

    She was fascinated to learn more, but she must have known quite a lot already. Always curious, always learning, and such a keen mind! I loved her.

    I felt like she showed up to life, she used her gifts in service to people, she made an impact, and she made it look easy. All while being so humble.

    This post is a great tribute to her.

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    INFPstarflower says:

    Beautiful. Fascinating. Thank you for sharing this!

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    Anne says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Rose! This was absolutely amazing to read.

    This is a clear and beautiful example of the “flow” of light that artists sometimes consciously experience. I loved how she mentions thanking the plants.

    So beautiful.


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    Ann says:

    This echoes what most have already said before me: what a beautiful post!

    Thank you for sharing it.

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    Elaine says:

    I had never heard of this, Rose.

    Being someone who dabbles in paint, I find this very intriguing. I have been “lost” for hours in painting, where it consumed me, but not in this manner. Two different ways of creating.

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