A lot of people are incredibly fascinated by the notion of having lived before. They want to know if they’ve been someone famous; Cleopatra is apparently a popular one. They want to know how their past experiences have shaped their current belief system. Are they paying for past life mistakes in this one? It’s a convenient way to explain all the suffering in the world. Are you poor in this life? Well, you were probably a bastard in the last one. Serves you right. And problems in your current life might not have anything to do with your here and now, but could be the result of unresolved issues from past incarnations. Your brother and you don’t get along because you’re still angry at him for having killed you a couple of lives ago. Your fear of water is most likely down to the fact that you once drowned. You can’t find love because a lover stabbed you in the Middle Ages. I apologize in advance to all past-life regressionists (I’m about to piss you off, but I will bring it back around and validate your point of view if you keep reading), but once again, I have to call bullshit.
It’s not that I don’t think we’ve lived before. I have no problem with that premise. But the idea that these lives are somehow connected, that we have to “pay” for mistakes made in former lives, or that issues somehow carry forward, just doesn’t fit with my understanding of how the Universe works and who we really are. When we are in the non-physical, the part of us that’s pure, positive spirit, we know everything. We drop all of our limiting, human beliefs, our grudges, our pettiness, our anger, jealousy, and resentment, and have unhindered access to all Universal Knowledge. And it’s from this perspective that we send forth the energy that creates the beginning of our next life. Our spirit selves don’t have to learn anything. That’s not why we’re here. We want to experience the physical, what it’s like to breathe, to run, to smell a rose, to sit in the sun, to taste strawberries, to caress a lover, in short, what it’s like to be in this physical reality. That’s it.
From this perspective, we would not drag “issues”, which we drop completely as soon as we pass from one life back into pure energy, over to the next life. Why would we? In our pure energy form, we don’t see them as issues. They are simply lower frequencies that we picked up along the way, which we didn’t deem important enough to release. We chose to focus on and prioritize other things, that’s all. And when we die, we don’t judge our experience as good or bad, we don’t look at every act to see where we went wrong. Like getting off a roller coaster, we appreciate the fantastic and diverse ride we just had, and queue up to go again.
So, what about all this past life malarkey? Do past life regressions work? Can we heal our current lives by healing past lives? Anecdotal evidence certainly seems to suggest that we can. Past live regressions do work. Sort of. You see, your current vibration – a mixture of all the thoughts you think – can be a match to a past life with the same basic vibration. That means that in a past life regression, you can connect with a life that mirrors many of the issues you now have. Notice I said A past life, not necessarily yours. The energy you’re matching up with is that of your current vibration, not that of your soul or spirit form.
So can past life regression and past life healing be helpful? Absolutely. You see, even if you’re not being shown YOUR past life, often what you are seeing is valuable in helping you to identify the negative vibrations you’re trying to release in this life. And a past life healing may not be working on the vibration of YOUR past life, but energy is energy. If you shift your vibration by looking at A past life, you are shifting your vibration. The method you’re using doesn’t really matter, if the shift has occurred.
Let’s say that you’re afraid of water. You’re not sure how you developed this fear, you might have picked it up energetically, or you might have made a decision based on an event in your life. In any case, you can’t go near the ocean, lakes or rivers. Even bathtubs make you nervous. So, you do a past life regression, and you are shown a person who drowned in a former life. Again, what you’re lining up with is a life that matches yours on this point – a person in the past who was afraid of water to a degree that they manifested a drowning. This may or may not have been you; it really makes no difference, you would not have carried this fear with you. Because we’ve all had an infinite number of lives, the chances are pretty good that you’ve experienced at least some of the same limiting beliefs before. So, whatever or whomever you’re connecting with, your and their vibrations match on this point.
And so, you do a past life healing – you heal the fear of water in this past person’s life. You try to shift the vibration of this past life around the subject of water. What you’re doing is shifting the vibration around water, period, and in so doing, you heal yourself. So can past life healing work? I think so, yes. But I don’t think you’re so much healing a past life, as your current one. Is it important to know that? Nope. Do whatever works for you, I say.
What is important to know is that you’re not being punished for or affected by any of your past incarnations. You’re not being shackled by forces beyond your control, and you don’t come into this life with some kind of bill to pay. You have perfect control over how you feel in every moment – RIGHT NOW. You can create your reality any way you want, unhindered by any events from your past, whether in this life or another. Blaming your limiting beliefs or unwanted manifestations on past lives is just an excuse to not take responsibility for what you’re creating. It’s easier to blame a past life for your empty bank account than to deliberately change the way you think about money. And if you like where you are right now and want to stay exactly where you are, keeping looking at the past. Keep thinking the same thoughts. Keep making excuses for why there’s simply nothing you can do.
But if you don’t like where you are, if you do want to make some changes in your reality, then it’ll really help you to know that there really isn’t any kind of anchor from the past that is weighing you down. You can create your reality in every moment. Right Now. Right Now. Right Now.