Past Lives

SONY DSCExploring past lives can be instructional, uplifting and healing.  Visiting these other ‘selves’ has the ability not only to expand our ideas about who we are now, but also to challenge our own assumptions about consciousness and the consensual reality that we often do not question.  The experience has the ability to take us ‘out of the box’. We begin to look at time and space as flexible and this, in turn, influences our perceptions about our own daily life in the present.

It is true, that some past-lives may have held much drama and we might ask, “Why would I want to revisit something so painful?”  It generally understood, however, that residual memory from another time, may affect us in our current lives as that entangled cellular memory re-enacts the energetic blueprint from that other time and place.  Consider the person who cannot bear heights or who is fearful of water or who cannot speak before an audience, or who might have an emotional fear for which they have no known memory of how it began to take hold of them.

These issues have the potential to transform as we observe and sense into a lifetime that has been buried deep within the psyche.  These other times come bearing gifts.  By entering into a very difficult lifetime in a ‘hindsight’ session, the experience re-frames itself as the residual mental/emotional material becomes transformed through observing that other Self and feeling the complexity of the emotions held within that Self as well as by the people who participated in that particular situation.  In this work, release and integration occur.

Perhaps we discover that a behaviour or belief we carried in that life-time was destructive to ourselves and/or another; however, as we explore the landscape of that past life, we begin to see the whys and hows of the driving force that carried us then.  We can see our mis-perceptions because we are viewing this now from another perspective; and, best of all, we unearth that immense compassion within us that flows for the being that we once were in that other time and place.  Or, maybe we were victimized by another in that time long ago.  Even so, this too, can be explored, contemplated, understood and integrated.  We can release old pain and wounding because we see from the perceptual, almost visionary stance that is one of the hallmarks of this work. We understand, we forgive, we ‘know’, we heal…and in doing so we discover our inner healer.

While some past life experiences can appear to be very mundane and ordinary, they will, nevertheless, carry messages that allow us the potential to gather understanding about the essential underpinnings of that particular time.  On some level, even these lifetimes affect us energetically if we only have the eyes to ‘see’ and the open heart to understand.

A client who experienced a past life in which she lived what appeared to be very simple life where the daily domestic chores of cooking, cleaning, child-care and walking to a village to arrange purchases for food or clothing were the main activities, had the impression that nothing about that time really stood out for her.  The life was placid with no real peaks or valleys; however, when she returned to normal awareness, it had become apparent to her during the session that exploring this lifetime was meant to demonstrate her innate understanding around the skill of cooperation, for in that lifetime, she shared the duties with a co-wife, the two of them always interacting in a manner that displayed collaboration and teamwork.  Everyday jobs were jointly completed or divided up and outcomes were then equally enjoyed.

It was a serene life and in visiting that time, this client brought back the knowledge that she really did understand how to share tasks and responsibilities from which all would benefit.  So, when she had encountered a staff member at her workplace in this lifetime (and this was the topic we were addressing in the past life session) who displayed an apparent indifference towards accurately completing tasks and an inability to clearly follow instruction, my client had been dismayed by the situation.  Was she somehow at fault?  Were her standards too flawless?  Perhaps she, herself couldn’t relinquish control and expected another to have the same work values as she.  Or, she wondered, was this woman intentionally careless and making a point about a theme of which my client was unaware?  The result was that my client doubted some aspects of her own work ethic now and was uncertain about the accuracy of her perceptions.  How could she reconcile all the pieces to this puzzle?

What became clear to her from exploring this past life, was that her assistant did not truly understand the nature of cooperation and teamwork in the way that she, herself, did because my client already embofied its essence from that other lifetime.  The inherent worth in coordination and cooperation around a joint effort was not within the realm of her co-worker’s experience and, therefore, could not be appreciated by her.  This knowledge, that my client now understood, helped her to cultivate another kind of relationship with this other individual.  She recognized that there was an opportunity here to establish rapport through not only teaching by example, but also by dialoguing and instructing around topics relevant and appropriate to the situation and projects.  She know she could offer this in a manner in which the other person could ‘take in’.  How splendid is this outcome?  Clarity derived from this past-life experience allowed my client the possibility to influence a different outcome.  A simple understanding that is truly felt within us can create changes that allow transformation in our lives.


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