Past Life Regression (with video)
Why do millions of people use past life regression? Primarily because they gain insight and relief. Working with past life regression helps us to see things from different perspectives, gain clarity as to our strengths, weaknesses and abilities. Through my 40 years of working experience and practice with past life regression, I’ve seen many people become empowered and have greater peace of mind, become less fearful of death and are able to feel and exhibit unconditional love. This lead me to choose Past Life Regression as my Doctoral Dissertation.
What happens in past life regression is that we can remember who we are and what we are, what we have been through, where we have come from, why we are here and where we are going. Doing this helps us access and maintain our natural state of being and emotional healing occurs naturally. Resolving our emotional issues can have huge benefits on our overall health and personal ecology – indeed all areas of our life. Family, friends and colleagues respond to improvements in their loved ones and there is a positive ripple effect – sometimes to the extent that their own symptoms disappear. What heals one often heals the other.
My personal beliefs about reincarnation, spirit guides, inner wisdom and the ability to work with past life issues began when I was 4 years old. The house I grew up in was close to a very large graveyard. The graveyard was both my playground and my
sanctuary. I spent much of my childhood in the graveyard, looking at the graves, the texts on the gravestones and sensing the energy from the graves. I reflected deeply about the individuals lying in the graves and felt I could communicate with them. In addition to spending daylight hours in the graveyard; after dark I looked out from my bedroom window and often saw twinkling lights. Although afraid at first, I soon realised that what I was observing was coming from the vicinity of new or recently opened graves where a burial had taken place. There was a part of me that knew that what I was experiencing was a soul connection with the newly deceased. To this day graveyards have a special affinity for me, and wherever I travel in the world, I find a graveyard for meditation and sanctuary.
The stresses and strains of today’s competitive and overly materialistic world take their toll on our emotional wellbeing. We are often overwhelmed by day-to-day events, having to juggle work, relationships and interactions with other people at every moment. We have to deal with our daily needs and often have to cope with emotional turbulence – forgetting our true spiritual nature when worry, grief and fear take hold and when inner peace, joy and happiness take leave.
One of the absolutes of science is that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; consequently, the energy associated with our identity doesn’t disappear at death. Buddha spoke of the reincarnation cycle. Pythagoras gave accounts of his personal memories of past lives. Plato, Napoleon Bonaparte, Salvador Dali, Mark Twain, Sylvester Stallone, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Ralph Emerson, Phil Collins, Tina Turner, John Lennon, Henry Ford and many other global leaders and artists all believed in reincarnation.
The goal is not to prove past lives. Past life regression has a positive impact for most people, whether you believe in it or not. It’s not about religion or faith, but a subjective experiential journey that can positively transform a person’s life. Any attempt to prove that the images in a person’s mind are actual memories are not as important as the results that are created when someone experiences the images. The images that appear are symbols from the unconscious mind, and are nevertheless genuine and legitimate expressions from our “inner being”. The images deserve to be seen; they are often understood by the those experiencing them, and lead to empowerment, better health and wellbeing and a general improvement in the quality of life.
From personal experience, when working particularly with fears, phobias, obsessions and behavioral issues, purely therapeutic approaches will only partially resolve problems. Without directing the attention beneath the surface is like “attempting to remove weeds with a lawnmower” – the problems will resurface until you get to the root cause. A golden rule in my practice is “to relive is to relieve”.
As for young children recalling past life memories; they can, usually up to the ages of 4-5 have experience déjà vu, sometimes coupled with past life memories. One of my personal examples is when my son was 3 years old, sitting in the bathtub taking his evening bath. As I added some diluted essential oils to the bathwater and he registered the fragrance he exclaimed: “oh that smell makes me remember when I was somebody else. I lived in a country where there was a mountain and one day it cracked. Then everything sank into the sea”. He gave a few details of the place he remembered, which I believe may have been Atlantis.
Memories from the past are built from experiences we have had, or traumatic or significant emotional events we have witnessed that we cannot recall because they are repressed or kept away from our awareness. We all have memories or experiences in our unconscious mind that we maybe cannot recall, but that still play a significant role in our everyday life.
Therapeutic work with past life regression includes hypnotic techniques and meditative processes that will help a person come up with and identify the personal issues, emotions, resources, answers and understanding they are seeking. The knowledge and answers resulting from the past life regression work, coupled with the identification of personal resources, can provide priceless, fundamental benefits – both personally and professionally for you. The benefits of understanding more about memories and experiences from the past and how they affect the everyday life can be powerful – and indeed profound – in promoting healing and spiritual well-being.
Through my work with past life regression, I have reached the conclusion that this area is one of the most underrated and underutilized in healing and spiritual development; yet, it is one of the most powerful and empowering, when approached in an ethical manner with respect and empathy. The effective work on deeper emotions and issues through regression, aligned with one´s life purpose and vision, will impact positively upon all areas of a person´s life.
Gillian Godtfredsen, Doctor of Metaphysics, PhD Holistic Life Coaching
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