people the question of reincarnation is a curiosity. For
others, the concept of previous lives has become a world view
they have used to help make sense of their own life and the
events that occur around them. Belief in reincarnation has
been around for thousands of years, and the concept has
flourished at one time or another in virtually every part of
Mankind’s interest in reincarnation has survived throughout
history, and lending credence to this belief is a collection
of people who have recalled past lives using hypnosis -- and
in some cases have actually traced these memories back to hard
proof of their previous existence.
the idea of being hypnotically regressed to some of these
“memories” is used as therapy. Regression has become more
widely read about, and more understood and accepted. Past life
regression is achieved through the use of hypnosis, which
opens the doorway to the subconscious mind. Under hypnosis,
people can recall what seem to be memories of another life,
and give quite detailed descriptions of themselves, their
environment and other people. People who have been regressed
into their past lives sometimes find that chronic illness,
phobias or anxiety can disappear, or they gain a deeper
understanding of their relationships with others.
Regardless of the reason for seeking out a past life
regression, one always comes away with something worthwhile.
At best, a regression can be a profound life changing and
healing experience. At the very least is can be a thought
provoking, information gathering session. For most people it
is somewhere between these two extremes, and exactly what they
need at that moment.
Personally, I have had regressions where I’ve had very clear
recall of experiences that were not of this life and had not
consciously acknowledged before. In one particular regression
I remember being in a rural setting and running from villagers
who were tracking down my parents, considered to be evil
because they practiced healing. I experienced running through
one metre tall grass, hoping this would camouflage me,
eventually stopping to catch my breath. I was only about eight
years old. The experience was clear and extremely vivid and I
could feel myself gasping heavily for a good lung-full of air.
During another regression I remembered having a fight with my
brother (I am an only child in this life) because I didn’t
want to help him work in the fields with the crops. In a
following session I was an orphan from another world who was
taken in by a woman who lived alone in the woods. She spent
her whole life looking after the children of crashed craft
from other worlds.
these experiences real? Were they recollections of past lives?
To tell the truth I really don’t know, but at the time they
were very beneficial because these memories gave me insights
into the challenges I was facing at the time.
if you don’t believe in reincarnation, past life regression
therapy is still valuable as the mind plays out various scenes
where we can be vividly immersed or act as observers of our
own movie. It is a great way to gain insight when we feel
stuck on a challenge. If you approach a past life regression
with the idea in your mind that what you experience during the
session is not necessarily to prove that you have had a past
life, but to gain insight, growth and a deeper understanding
of your life now, all the better.
life regression therapy allows you to experience different
aspects of yourself which you wouldn’t ordinarily be aware of.
You can also uncover past events that may be having a negative
impact on your present life. By returning to those events
during a regression, you can often change the outcome and make
improvements in your current life.
can see, regression therapy gives people a great deal to think
about. It opens up new areas of thought, providing us with new
answers or, more importantly, new questions for us to think
about. We become aware that as a being we are much, much
greater than we might have thought. Thus, each time we expand
our perception of ourselves, we expand potential pathways
available to accomplish the goals we have set for our life.
Past life regression therapy, if undertaken correctly, is a
powerful and rewarding experience which can open doorways to
self-understanding in a manner unlike any other therapy.