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Past life therapy

onsdag, januari 20th, 2010

Reincarnation research is very difficult, because it’s very hard to verify. The best job done in that area is probably that of Ian Stevenson, investigating the testimony of young children, telling about past life memories, in such an early age, that we can rule out social contamination of evidence! Stevenson focused on those countries, where reincarnation is normally accepted by tradition, because parents here are more likely to accept the child’s behavior, and hear them out. Western parents would easily judge the kids stories as pure fantasy, and the child would soon learn to shut it’s mouth!

By visiting a child with past life memories, Stevenson would write down all details and even take the child to the place he claim to have lived in a former life. Often the child spontaneous recognize old family, from that lifetime , and can find his way in the old home, even finding secret hidden toys, once placed there in a safe place, that no one would no but himself! In all those over 3000 cases, Stevenson have been investigating, there should be proof enough, but most scientists are still reluctant to call it coincidence or hoax! Here is an interview and an example: http://reluctant-messenger.com/reincarnation-proof.htm .

Strange enough, Stevenson claims, that he found no evidence of karma in his research. The nature of major karmic waves are obviously more prone to jump several lifetimes before impact, so investigating two incarnations in a row – like Stevenson does – is not sufficient to show the karmic pattern. We need another method to get the whole picture, it seems!

Past life therapy consists of several techniques to recall memories of past lives, among which hypnosis or regression are the most used! Sadly these methods are not waterproof, as human mind is easily influenced by wishful thinking, fantasy, association of experience from the present lifetime as television, reading and media and even conscious or unconscious constructions to please the hypnotist or the therapist! And as we open our mind for parapsychology, many other new explanations ads up as the possibility to read another persons mind -telepathy, to read the future – precognition, to read objects – or to read the Akasha chronicle – the memory of mother earth herself, who hold all memories of all who ever lived on the planet!

But to realize that it’s difficult, is not the same as impossible! As in all complex methods, we just need to be more cautious and find a way to make a better evaluation of what is realistic, and what is not! Let’s make a list of signs and qualities, that can help us find the gold in the soil!

  • The emotional content in a memory springs from true experience. The details in the memory might be questioned, but the emotional response is real, and can be examined deeper!
  • XENOGLOSY – the ability to talk and understand another language, during regression, that the subject don’t know in normal life. Sometimes there might even be old dialects, long forgotten, that nobody know how to pronounce anymore!
  • Consequence in architecture, clothing fashion, and other smaller details from everyday life, that the subject have no knowledge about in present life.
  • Geographic markings like names of cities, villages, or other places, that can be confirmed by research!
  • Historical events, climate catastrophes, plaques and crises that can be traced in research!
  • The logic of a life. A true past life recollection has the same quality as real life, a fascinating coherent story, with all the sidetracks, details and variations that we know from our own life. A fantasy, a daydream or a hoax construction is more fragmentary and paradox. Even if real life can show many surprises and sudden turns, it always end up as a logic whole – especially in the perspective of several lifetimes.
  • The lack of famous personality is always a good indication of a true story. All the reincarnations of Jesus, Napoleon and Cleopatra is more frequent in the corridors of mental hospitals!
  • Causality of phobia and illness. To experience past life trauma, that can explain anxiety, phobia, aversion or sympathies, or physical ailment, handicap or weakness not explainable in the present life, wonderfully confirms the logic of cause and effect through karma and reincarnation!
  • Evidence of habitual behavior! Many lifetimes of aristocracy will tend to give you a personality with a flair for luxury and lack of workers stamina and endurance, as will farmers life give you physical strength and a natural joy and skill to use your body in hard labor!
  • Physical constitution and birthmarks will indicate your former lifestyle and death wounds. Many tribes of american Indians would examine the body of a new born child, to look after a birth mark, that would match the death wound of a diseased chief, as a sign to confirm the reincarnation.

Other advice to valuate a past life experience can be found in the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reincarnation .

An example of Past life Therapy experience:

A woman in her forties is very unhappy, telling her therapist about an event, she can’t understand! The week before she suddenly hit her son, who walked down the staircase in there house, – hit him in the face without any reason or warning! She wanted help to investigate this strange act of violence!

The therapist used a method of regression, that utilize emotional trigger. By concentrating on the bodily sensation of rage,that she felt in the moment of the act, a spontaneous bridge to the origin is created, a tunnel back in time to the traumatic incident, that is still alive in her body, causing the strange aversion towards her own son.

She was immediately taken back in history to ancient Rome – at least this was her description. She saw herself, as a young Romain beauty on her way to the building of a bath facility. She vividly described the marble construction with a big staircase entrance bordered by columns in classic roman style. On her way up the stairs, she suddenly halted, seeing a young handsome nobleman coming smiling down towards her, from the top of the stairs! She got scared, took a step back, stumbled on the stairs and fell backwards, banging her head on the edge so unhappily, that she died!

With the help of the therapist, she was guided back in that same life, to investigate the story, and a romantic encounter took form! She saw herself as a peasant girl of seldom beauty, going to town to sell the family crops on the market. Her description of houses, clothing and atmosphere was full of detail and convincing in it’s consequence fitting clearly with historic facts from the roman empire. One day a young charming nobleman came riding in to the market on his wagon, fine dressed in leather armor and leather sandals, classically bound up his strong calves! Seeing the beautifull girl he made contact, slowly winning her with his charm and status!

Love between classes being impossible, they met in secrecy, and during regression, a wonderfull romantic story unfolds, more intimate and astonishing, than the best Hollywood movie! The favorit spot of rendevous, seemed to be the roman bath, swimming and making love in the water in the moonlight. The therapist role is here to put questions to help focussing on details in the scene, like forrinstance, the cealing construction of marble balks, with open air squares in between, through which the lovers could see the full moon!

As the secret love affair went on, the rich nobleman installed his love in a house in town, where they could meet and enjoy each other! After some time the girl got pregnant and came down with a child. The young father lost his interest in the girl, and moved on to other innocent beauties, as was common for his kind at that time!

Years went by, when the young mother had to raise her child alone, feeling abandoned and alone and finally bitter! On day she was going to the bath, and the incident on the staircase happened to end her life so suddenly and dramatic!

The woman in her present life, recognized her son as the nobleman in the ancient life, and the therapist could guide her through the process of forgiveness, that is the essence of the healing part of past life therapy! Often more investigation is needed, fully to understand the life and background of the opponent in a regression. In this case, to understand how this young man was brought up and what kind of  social rules and normalities you could expect from that! It is important not to judge past behavior with modern eyes and ethics, but to get a deep understanding of  cultural conduct and ethics in the local time frame. To role reverse and put yourself in the shoes of the other, is a wonderful method that can start a fruitful process of forgiveness!

This woman could easily understand this, and even bring forgiveness back into the house, by telling her son about the experience. He was open and positive to the phenomena, and they had a good and deep healing talk about it all!

It’s unique though, to actually tell about such an experience to the persons involved in the regression scene, and it’s not necessary for the healing purpose. Forgiveness is what takes part in your heart, and is not dependent on the receiver! Often the object of forgiveness has passed away already, but the therapy works anyhow!

It’s typical for past life therapy, that the first stop of regression is in a life as a victim! The emotional bridge often points to dramatic trauma from death experience, imposed by violence or abuse. This can explain mystical phobias, fears and anxiety from this lifetime, but it’s still a karmic effect of an earlier cause, so to heal the person totally, we need to go deeper! Further regression will reveal the chain of lifetimes that let to this effect, and somewhere, way back in time, we will find the long suppressed memory of us as the villain – the bad guy! This is much harder to get in touch with, and even much harder to forgive! It might take many sessions to get that deep in therapy, and great motivation from the client.  But as many roles from past lives might still be around in other roles in present life, the process of forgiveness can change and transform life in many unexpected ways! Apart from freedom from old chains and emotional burdens from unsolved past trauma,  it often heal physical symptoms and illness too.

In this kind of therapy, it’s not important to know what is real memories or what is fantasy or symbols. The emotional response is true, and the therapy works even on the symbolic level, as forinstance in Leuner’s symbol drama . Some clients though,  do have a richness in detail, that makes it convincing as real memories, and it happens that a client will use his or her holiday to visit places from a regression experience. It is told, that it is a very strong feeling to actually find your own tombstone on the same graveyard, where you under regression witnessed your own burial! Even if this is not a scientific proof to modern science, it’s proof enough for the client and the therapist!

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