Coming to believe in past lives on its own, is a revelation that took me many, many years to come to terms with. Especially after being raised in the Nazarene church. Because of the information received during many of my readings and my own intuitive feelings and experiences, the idea of reincarnation became impossible for me to dispute.
Lets begin by discussing what I’ve experienced during some of my client’s readings
There have been several occasions where I pick up on the spirit of those who are children that were either miscarried, and in some cases, aborted. These are the most likely spirits (in my experience) to step forward and share that they will be returning to the (usually) mothers life in another form. This is not always necessarily as another child, though it can be, but can also be a friend or family member’s child. Perhaps even a child that eventually comes to be adopted in to the family. Like I’ve explained to my clients, you will know when you encounter this soul because you will have a special bond with this soul (you were, after all, their mother) and this bond will carry into their ‘new’ life. It has been expressed to me by the spirits that they only need wait for the feeling of familiarity and comfort to arise, and they will “just know”.
Less common (but still possible) are older family members or friends that have passed who have stepped forward and expressed they will return to my clients during their lifetime. It too is expressed to me as a “you’ll just know” feeling. Maybe you are reading this thinking perhaps you have a bond like this with someone in your life. Who do you think that soul belongs to? Like most intuitive thoughts, the first thing that comes to your mind is likely your answer.
Lets move on to what else we know
Many of us feel drawn to a certain area, region, or country. Is there one place you’ve always wanted to go? For me, this is Ireland. For as long as I can remember, I’ve desired to be in Ireland. I honestly sometimes close my eyes and can see the green fields. I can see a cottage. I can walk you through the cottage and tell you what all the rooms are and where they’re located. Perhaps you don’t ‘see’ as much as I do. I didn’t always. Some may say I’m creating it from nothing, or images I’ve seen in pictures or movies. And that’s okay. One day I’ll return and find this place, and prove to myself that I knew all along.
Anyway, to come back from my personal experience/rant. We’re drawn to the places where we’ve experienced a past life. Now, I bet you’re thinking, why? out of all the places we’ve lived (thinking you’ve logically had hundreds even thousands of lives) would you zone in on only one or two places? This is usually because whatever happened in that place, is a question, problem, or answer you need to revisit in this life to help complete this life’s ‘purpose’ or ‘understanding’. This all falls in line with the idea that each lifetime brings about a new lesson and or experience in order to bring your soul to a greater overall understanding.
It is believed those in our closest inner circle (and some outside) of friends and family have usually traveled with us throughout our lifetimes. In each lifetime, these souls play a part in helping ours to connect and grow.
Have you ever met someone and instantly felt like you just knew them? What’s your friendship with your best friend like? Perhaps you even refer to them as family. Have you ever felt an extreme tension between you and someone in your life and you just can’t figure out why? Have you wondered why someone’s actions effect your feelings so deeply when you really aren’t that ‘close’ to that person? These souls- you are connected with. You feel it. You just have to discover how deeply you are truly connected.
Okay, so what about my interests?
So, it’s not just places. I bet you saw this coming, huh? It’s also interests or extreme phobias or disinterests. Are you obsessed with a certain time period? Have you found yourself watching documentaries or reading books on a specific war? Are you intrigued by Native American culture or another culture? Perhaps the opposite, are you running from a certain event or time period? Do you have a talent or ability (maybe you’ve always been naturally talented at an instrument, like me, but could never find a way to make it your life’s work because you just weren’t that passionate about it) you just don’t really know what to do with it. Maybe you’ve done all the research and sped read through all the books on the Titanic and for some reason you still don't feel like you have the answers you need. There’s a myriad of ways shadows of our past lives present themselves into our present day lives. Again. If you ask yourself these questions, you’ll likely get your answers (obviously, usually not WHO specifically you were, but maybe what happened to you, where you lived, when you lived, or what kind of life you lived). Remember, your answers will likely be your very first thoughts.
So, what’s the proof?
We will never have all the answers, and we’re clearly not designed in a way to handle all the answers at once. Imagine if you remembered all the details to every single one of your past lives? Overwhelmed, we simply wouldn’t be able to function in this life. Our life is laid out for us to discover our past lives in a timely manner, so that we are ready to receive, understand and apply the answers to our present day lives. The fact you have made it this far into this post says you’re curious enough, and possibly even ready.
Some lucky few are born with knowledge of their past lives. These are usually children (unfortunately many times, may be brushed off as make believe, as is communication with spirits... but that’s for another day). There are many stories of children who have given their former name, their birthday, described where they lived, what they did, who their family members were, and even how they died, and where their body is buried. In these extreme cases, they have, in fact been confirmed through research. Crazy, huh?
Past Life Regressions are probably the most common look we get in to past lives. Regressions have even been used as a form of therapy by psychologists and have been recognized to be a beneficial form of treatment for many. Historically, there are thousands of accounts of past life regressions, with research and history to back the accounts.
Regressions happen in a hypnosis state, which allows you, in a state of willingness, to bring into consciousness your past experiences. The past life experience(s) that will help guide you in your path for this life, are what you will “remember” and you will gain the insight you need to answer the questions you’re looking for. During regressions you may be able to describe your appearance, and your surroundings. You may recognize the people around you as people in your life now. You may recall your name or the year. You may recall an incident of some kind. Memories may be happy or sad. You usually will not recall a traumatic experience if you are not equipped to deal with it in this life at this moment. But it is important to remember, you are always in charge of your regression and may break the hypnosis state by waking. The person running your regression should always encourage you to wake from hypnosis if you experience and show emotional distress.
Past lives are a never never ending list of questions. But we do have access to at least some of them. We just need to be open and ready to receive and understand the messages these memories carry.
All of this to say, my interest in past lives has led me on a journey. This journey is not only to help guide myself in understanding why I am here and how I connect with those in my life, but how I can help others discover who they are, where they came from, and what their purpose is in this lifetime. I will start performing past life regressions in the coming months. Email or message me if you’re interested in booking. My first few will be free of cost.
Medium and creator of Spiritual Realm- Ashlee St.Denis. Featuring special entries from guests.