This is a compilation of my comments on a discussion about past life regression. I think they are worth reposting here. I’ve spent several years studying and exploring this form of therapy. It can be a very powerful tool for healing. In addition to the practice, reading the works of these therapists has been earth-shattering in many ways. I’ve included some of Brian Weiss’ books (and Michael Newton’s books) in the book recommendations page (link is in the menu bar above).
I’ve done a lot of past life regression work with Brian Weiss’ video, and I recommend it to clients all the time! I’ve personally experienced incredible results, and I’ve seen it work for others as well.
For me, every experience of it was very different; and I found that asking specific questions beforehand (with the intention to heal those aspects) is most effective. I’ve seen past lives; I’ve seen repressed childhood memories surface; I’ve gotten messages from deceased family members; I’ve accessed spiritual realms; and I was once given a symbolic message that, with a little digging, uncovered a huge aspect of my childhood that I wasn’t aware of… In my experience, when used correctly, with the proper intentions, it’s a wonderful tool!
- It seems that the regressions only work when they are supposed to. Meaning, I’ve tried to do it “out of curiosity,” or sometimes two days in a row, or tried to make something happen, and that doesn’t work. There is some sacred quality to it. I am only “allowed” to go there when there is something for me to see. And I’m only shown what I need to see for healing, not what I want to see.
- It took a few tries before I was able to really trust it and surrender to it completely – only then the really powerful messages came through. As I understand hypnosis, it’s a much deeper level of meditation. So I have to allow myself to really relax and let go, and allow myself to be taken by it, which was a little scary at first. Laying down and sinking into whatever I’m laying on helps a lot. When I got used to it, each experience became much more productive.
- Once something is initiated (visions, emotional experiences, memories…), I follow the experience fully and tune out the guided words completely. If something is offered, then I try to allow as much of it as I can, without cutting off the experience to follow the meditation.
- Most past life “karma” is repeated here, in this life, often in childhood. I tend to suggest that people “look here first.” It’s easier to heal what’s here (buried in the subconscious), than by rooting around in a past life and all of those variables. On the other hand, when you are stuck, a regression can be tremendously helpful to bring insight and clarity so that you can go further in your discovery.
If you’d like to share your experiences, as always I welcome your comments.