Where are we today in our exploration of life purpose? Yesterday I began to share my perspective as a facilitator of past-life regression. And I promised to give an example of how a life review can be quite different from what a person might expect, and how life might be more about learning and helping other people than some big, shiny purpose.
This story is one of dozens of sessions of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis that I facilitated for KAREN KLINE. Usually I keep names of clients in confidence and share detailed information about my sessions only after I have asked permission. With KAREN it’s a bit different. Over a period of years, she died of cancer. The last time we met face to face, I was visiting her in the hospital. She told me, “Never worry about confidentiality over anything that happened in any of my sessions. Tell people anything you like.”
So here comes a story for you to ponder if you’re seeking information and inspiration about life purpose.
Even a caveman can have a meaningful life
Living as a caveman or cavewoman, one’s capacity to think may not be huge. The language may consist of grunts and snorts. Yet can that life be meaningful? Sure, for every single precious soul who boldly incarnates at Earth School.
Consider one of KAREN’s previous incarnations, as JOE the caveman.
JOE lived with his tribe, of course. He was an extremely caring person, practical, and utterly brilliant… in that incarnation (and also in the incarnation where she was KAREN).
But how much did all those sweet characteristics add to JOE’s status? Not much.
Kind of a weirdo in his society, JOE wasn’t all that fond of hunting. What he really enjoyed was hanging out with the women. He especially liked to help with the cooking.
Sadly, no cash prizes for JOE. No extra portion of dead mammoth for breakfast. Maybe a rare grunt of approval from one of the women.
What did JOE accomplish, however?
First, a disclaimer. This was a session of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis. The purpose of this past-life regression was to remove major-intensity frozen blocks of stuck energy, STUFF that was limiting KAREN’s life. She had a goal for aura healing during this past-life regression. So we weren’t collecting tales or taking a survey of every accomplishment of the lifetime.
Nope, we went in and out, one incident at a time, moving out a frozen block and adding PUT IN; then moving forward, quite systematically.
Nonetheless, certain interesting facts emerged as background information during the aura healing. When JOE helped out with the cooking, he figured out a few interesting contrivances to help keep the food less filthy than normal. Like using animal bladders to store certain foods. Like scooping out gourds (or something) to create bowls.
A big deal, right?
Well, here is how JOE was rewarded. Other guys in the tribe got disgusted with him for being a wimpy fighter. They exiled JOE, which meant certain death.
So here’s a guy who came to an ignomious end and, before that, suffered from having the lowest possible social status in his tribe.
Nobody gave him an Oscar for his performance in his starring role in “Inventing bowls.” At best, a few of the village women gave him a little smile or grunted approval.
What was JOE’s reward for all that? He was left with frozen blocks of terrible disgrace and loneliness. Horrid STUFF that I was able to help KAREN release… because she still was carrying it in the year 2000.
And here’s another perspective on life on earth… from a caveman
As luck would have it, between my starting today’s blog post and now, I have facilitated sessions for many hours. Turned out, one of these sessions was a Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis session with GLADYS. In order to fulfill her goal for this session, we moved out many frozen blocks from a variety of lifetimes. In one of them, she was a caveman, too. I’ll call this Earth Personality of hers “JOEY.”
A horrible incident occurred during that lifetime, where JOEY incurred the wrath of his tribe. Soon he was “no more.” (That’s the equivalent language these folks used back then for “killed.” The concept of “death” hadn ‘t quite developed yet. Life was more a matter of “Now you see the body, now you don’t. It’s gone. Whatever.” Unless it was YOUR body that was about to become “no more.” Such terror!)
After that “death,” I guided JOEY forward to his life review. He stood in the presence of God, who spoke with him. And not with a body of light (as JOEY now had) but as a presence that was “there but not (physically) there.”
That presence meant safety to JOEY. Safety. (Surely the single strongest value for a being who had recently lived as a caveman, right?)
I asked JOEY what he gained from that lifetime on earth. “I grew so much.”
He was very clear about that. No fancy purpose, except to survive one day at a time. But, Blog-Buddies, I wish you could have heard the joy and wonder in that client’s voice, saying “I grew so much.”
JOEY’s discoveries, specific to living on earth
By the time of that caveman incarnation, JOEY had already incarnated many times in other worlds. Earth School as a human? That was new to him this time.
So I asked him, “What was distinctive?”
“So much! There were emotions.” JOEY responded. “And cruelty. Feeling very much alone. All this was new to me.”
Not a word about purpose, not for him any more than for JOE.
By the time of his life review, JOEY was very grateful indeed for this Earth incarnation in human form.
He had known — and coped with — intense fear, worry, and anxiety.
JOEY also experienced having a physical body that sometimes caused him to do things before he could think about it. That was a first for him, in his long history so far as a soul. (Note: In order to notice this, JOEY had evolved enough to be able to think in the first place. To think, not just react.)
Another interesting change for JOEY while being on the very same Learning Planet where we are now, Blog-Buddies: He missed the usual, natural, supportive telepathy between incarnated beings. This had been familiar to him for so many lifetimes in worlds that weren’t Terra Firma.
Hey, do you vaguely remember that normal way of being yourself?
According to JOEY, what was one of the very weirdest parts of this educational experience for him as a caveman? Hint: Something quite distinctive about Earth life.
Answer: That weirdest part was the lack of definitions and rules. JOEY called it, “A kind of chaos. Rather than having a fixed hierarchy, people could vie for power.”
Also educational was the constant threat of death. Oooh, gotta love Earth School!
Why is it that we post-postmodern humans avidly seek a clear-cut purpose, plus other definitions and rules?
Might we still be finding it irksome, having to think for ourselves?
Don’t just call it human nature, folks.
Call it, maybe, remembering other incarnations — other worlds where we got to evolve spiritually so much less, yet that evolution felt so much easier.