On the subject of past lives
Perhaps you’ve wondered if past lives were a thing and if reincarnation holds water to some degree in certain practices? Well, I’d like to share with you my own personal experience and main thoughts on past lives, past life regression sessions as well as general knowledge, the psychological approach it if you will.
Past life is no other than the life you’re living at the moment but in the past. Obviously. Some ways to approach this subject is to define what essence describes you on a more spiritual level. One approach is to say: I believe that the human energy is as same as any other energy that other living beings possess. Or perhaps: Human energy makes a slight distinction between the energy that is contained within other living beings. Therefore, humans reincarnate into humans.
Once again, I’m approaching this situation from two viewpoints which are not the only ones, but they’re the ones I’ve had the most experience with.
First case: The human energy is as same as the energy that’s contained within other living beings.
This type of belief is often incorporated within the hinduistic practices. They believe that our soul, to reach the point of Absolute Bliss/Ultimate Truth, has to reincarnate multiple times through many different primary lives first (such as an ant, a worm, a bug, a fish…) to even get to the point of being an energy inside of a human body. It is believed in their practice that lions, tigers, cows, elephants with the human species, are the most likely candidates to achieve The Ultimate Truth/Absolute Bliss since they are the energies that were strong and dedicated enough to live on and learn many valuable lessons through these reincarnations. Of course, there’s more to the story, but our main focus is on past lives.
So what can we learn from this viewpoint? Well, it teaches us not only strength, compassion, hard work and dedication, but it also teaches us that if we were to work hard enough and pursue our life’s goal, mission, and core purpose, we’ll achieve the Absolute Bliss and be truly satisfied and happy.
Second case: The human energy is different than the other energies that are within other living beings.
This case is usually what most people try to believe in when and if they experienced past life regression sessions since they could only remember their human past lives they assume that you can only reincarnate through human bodies – meaning that the human energy is much different than others in this world.
I very much believe from my own personal experience that this is the case, but just because a human energy might differ from an animal one, for instance, that doesn’t mean in the end that we cannot all come together as one with the Universe.
Past Life Regression
Past Life Regression is a method of one or more series of hypnotic sessions that serve the purpose to have an insight into your past lives that you’ve had, if there were any – if not, you’re considered as a young soul who’s yet to learn the lessons of life, death and passing over.
These sessions are very long – some might last up to nine hours, and the hypnotist cannot stop once you’ve fully crossed over into your experiences from your past life/lives.
I advise you if you decide to get a past life regression session to first check if the hypnotist that’s doing it is qualified enough to guide you through your past lives. Once you’ve taken care of that you can begin. The hypnotist always makes sure if you are comfortable with the surroundings so that you’ll relax every muscle in your body and that you’re fully aware of what you’ll be experiencing.
I was very satisfied with my regression, I had strong and vivid pictures as I was being guided. It seemed like watching a really strange movie, and you’re the main actor. I felt emotions as well as going through these various lives and transitions between lives might trigger mood swings, but it’s normal to feel that way.
So, what can you learn from these past life regressions? Well, you can learn more about yourself and literally who you were in the past years. The time between lives can vary since your unconscious mind needs to be clear and left with only the lessons you’ve experienced in that lifetime. So when getting a past life regression, you’re only really recalling the messages or experiences that were the most crucial in that lifetime, you don’t go through each day of your past life. That’s why the unconscious mind is hard to solve or even understand perfectly, but this is what I’ve managed to conclude in the end.
The psychology behind the concept of past lives
Psychologists claim that if you successfully experience a past life regression session and if you do get some insight on your supposed past life/lives, you might have a condition that they refer to as cryptomnesia – when certain, so-called memories, return to you from your unconscious mind and leave a trace as if you’ve experienced it before. They say it is triggered by person’s deep desires and wishes that are subconsciously left out from their daily memory database, and so it gets unnoticed and has to be suppressed somewhere – and where other than the subconscious mind.
In conclusion, I believe that the unconscious mind still has to be explored and understood to make conclusions like the ones mentioned above. Scientists know very little but are trying to learn the most out of it as we speak.
Thank you for reading!