Past lives may intrigue you or not. Either way: Don’t speculate about your past lives. Get expert help or leave it alone. Learn more here.
- “Maybe Caitlin Jenner is transgendered because most of her past lives were female.”
- “I’m sure I haven’t lived on earth for a very, very long time.”
- “Two different psychics have told me about my past lives. Because they both told me the same kind of thing, I’m positive that what they told me is true.”
What do these ideas about past lives have in common?
It’s a touchy subject. Past lives are a very touchy subject.
Every thought or feeling or belief that you have about past lives — it’s tremendously personal.
Today I would like to share my perspective. Not because I know everything about past lives. But because sometimes I do professional work in the field of past-life regression.
Yes, one part of the work I do in the field of Energy Spirituality is to use skills for a particular form past-life regression known as Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®. In fact I did one of those sessions on the same day I am writing this article.
For years I have done sessions like these regularly. I’m a certified instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists, I train hypnotists. And, further, I train people in the particular method of past-life regression that I’ve developed, Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.
Having facilitated past-life regressions for close to 20 years, I have more than what you would call a casual interest on the topic of previous incarnatons 😉
Right off, I’ll tell you that I have a very, very strong reaction when I read statements like those listed at the top of today’s article. That is what has motivated me to share my point of view with you.
What’s the point of learning about your past lives?
Accurate information can be inspiring. Insightful. Or consoling.
However, there can be huge problems with speculating about your past lives. Or anybody else’s.
To me, the main reason for learning about your past lives is to overcome problems, not inadvertently create them.
Here’s a recent example, so we can start with something uplifting
Gladys wanted to remove frozen blocks causing sexual fears. In session she was guided to safely experience whichever events had contributed most to those fears. She wound up experiencing incidents from a completely different lifetime. When she lived in Belgium, and her creepy, crazed father molested her regularly.
In Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis you never just re-live a horrible incident, nor do you abstractly gather information about it as though it’s an interesting tale in a cosmic storybook. (Most other methods of past-life regression do fall into one of these two categories, incidentally.)
During her session, Gladys permanently removed STUFF and then received PUT-IN for a stronger expression of her soul — hence the term “Soul Energy Awakening” Hypnosis. Gladys emerged from her hypnotic trance… glowing.
During the debriefing part of our session she told me, “Ever since childhood I’ve been scared of men, older men. I always wondered if maybe my father did something incestuous when I was little, and then my conscious mind just blocked it out.”
Nope. Gladys had come into this lifetime with frozen blocks from many lifetimes ago, and they had been energetically triggered by the presence of her father and others. Nobody had touched her inappropriately in this lifetime.
Weeks later, Gladys confirmed that this had been a life-changing session for her. A beautiful big deal!
Had Gladys brought that same problem to another practitioner or modality, her experience might have been very different. She might even have brought up false memories.
Isn’t false memory a big enough problem without adding speculation?
Facilitating past-life regression is a huge responsibility. One problem is that, if the practitioner lacks skills, the client can blame current people for problems that didn’t originate in this lifetime.
For instance, what might have happened if — rather than receiving that session of permanent aura-level healing — Gladys had done a few psychic readings to understand her fear of men?
Personally, I think it’s very important to understand that a reading is not a healing. Of course, everyone doesn’t agree with me on that one. Besides there could be plenty of reasons for Gladys to ask a psychic to give her a reading about events that occurred in past lifetimes. And a skilled psychic definitely could do that.
Think about what you know about auras so far, Blog-Buddies. Probably you know that they are loaded with information. Just one part of all that subconscious information is stored in the chit, or storehouse of impressions. This contains every incident that has ever happened to you as a soul.
- Every incident in this lifetime and
- Every incident in every other lifetime you have had so far
- Plus information about everything that has happened to you between incarnations, when you are hanging out in a celestial loka or heaven.
Here’s a potential problem with psychic readings about past lives
Every psychic is not well trained. So it a scenario like this isn’t far fetched:
Gladys asks the psychic, “Tell me the causes of my sexual fears.”
- And then Psychic Zorro makes contact with ideas and images floating around in Gladys’s aura. These actually come from a past life in Belgium. Zorro accurately grabs these parts of Gladys’s story and then she inaccurately interprets them in terms of Gladys’s PRESENT father.
- Later Gladys might go to Psychic Yvonnne, asking the same question. She might receive the same information. Ooh, validation? Well, yes. Accuracy? Not really.
- Or perhaps Psychic Xerxes interprets those parts of Gladys’s story in terms of a past life in Europe. He gets that part absolutely accurately. Only this is a reading, not a healing.
Consequently while he describes the details, what happens to large frozen blocks that are stuck in Gladys’s aura from those incident?
They become energetically triggered. These major frozen blocks of stuck energy start to shake, flooding her conscious mind with discomfort. Then Gladys consciously has to deal with that kind of problem for months or years. (And, ironically, she may never ever connect this discomfort to her wonderful psychic reading with Xerxes.)
You see, Blog-Buddies, past-life information is not easy for the conscious mind to access. It is buried very, very deeply in the subconscious mind. Casually toying with that information is simply not wise.
But what’s wrong with just playing around, guessing or gossiping?
Hey, free speech is not a crime.
Personally, though, I would not recommend chit-chatting about past lives just for fun. Life is full of potential for fun, right? There are plenty of other things to gossip about, if you’re curious about Caitin Jenner or anyone else.
Or you could satisfy some of your curiosity by exploring that person with energetic literacy, aura reading skills. That would be different from gossip. Personally, I think it’s really important to distinguish deeper perception in all its forms from idle gossip.
How about having strong feelings about your past lives?
Oh, Blog-Buddies, you know there are two really important components of knowing that kind of information. Self-authority is immensely important. And so is skill.
In innumerable ways a person could be way off the mark about past lives, speculating with self-authority and imagination — and even bolstered by psychic readings — but lacking skill.
I could give you so many examples from my work with clients. Here’s just one.
“I haven’t had a human incarnation in hundreds of years.”
Sure, Joe believed that.
We did many sessions of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis. They helped Joe a lot. Souls often incarnate in other worlds or other life forms. That doesn’t keep someone like Joe from getting big frozen blocks in those lifetimes. Frozen blocks that can limit him in THIS lifetime. I helped Joe move out big-deal frozen blocks from non-human incarnations.
As Joe continued to evolve in this lifetime, he became better adjusted to being human. And then, lo and behold! When we did sessions of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis, his inner self was willing to take him to human incarnations as well. So we could move out large frozen blocks from those incarnations as well.
Sure he had lived many human-type lifetimes over the past centuries.
Had Joe gone to psychics he could easily have come to the conclusion that he hadn’t incarnated on earth for hundreds or thousands of years. Although he sure had. Because that information was still buried protectively very deeply within his storehouse of impressions.
How can you trust information about your past incarnations?
Maybe you’re wondering, as somebody who is curious about past lifetimes. What can you do if you seek aura-level healing from problems that have their origin in a past life?
Then have a session of past-life regression with somebody who has really good skills.
Good skills? As a smart consumer, you might ask that practitioner in advance, “Is this session supposed to bring me healing or just information?” And if healing is on offer, you have every right to inquire further, “What about your methodology helps a person to heal?”
- If you’re told, “Knowing and remembering will automatically bring healing,” you might wish to go elsewhere for help.
- If you’re told, “I work with spirit guides and they will heal you,” you might wish to use your consumer smarts about The Romance of the Astral. And go elsewhere for help.
- If you are told something sensible by a person you can trust, then go for it.
Here is a list with contact info. about me and the apprentices I have trained in Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis. (Scroll down the screen and you’ll find it, as RES sessions are mentioned first.) These experts can definitely help you to receive aura-level healing, not just the equivalent of doing your own psychic reading under hypnosis.
If you feel really ambitious, here is a Top 10 Article with 10 more links to educate you about hypnotism and past-life regression.
What if you can’t find somebody local who would be qualified? You might be better off letting your past lives stay in the past (for now). Always, the present is your time of greatest power for spiritual evolution.