How Does Past Life Regression Work
My first experience in hypnosis and past life regression has been extremely unusual – with an Orthodox Jewish rabbi in Jerusalem. Mind you, I am not even Jewish. While some of the motivation for such choice may have rested with the feelings of safety and certain spiritual protection coming from an educated rabbi, rather than a mere charlatan in a field I at the time knew nothing about, the rabbi was also a professional psychotherapist with two decades of experience, and ran his own healing institute, in addition to giving lectures on Orthodox Judaism.
I had fears and a lot of inner dialogue running through my head. Is he going to hypnotize me? Will he be putting ideas in my head? Will I remember what was going on? The rabbi put me at ease by saying we will be going into a state of deep relaxation, where I will be fully awake and aware of everything that is going on, and simply become more attuned to the presence of the Creator, for whom there is no past or future, only now. But even after I went into that state of deep relaxation, I was still anxious in the corner of mind. What if this is all my imagination? Maybe I just read this in a newspaper? Maybe I just saw this on a TV? Why am I not getting anything? I’m not seeing much, why am I not seeing much?
I hadn’t learned to trust my mind yet, to trust my intuition. The rabbi patiently encouraged me to just relate everything that came up, and leave the deciphering for later. I saw a woman who despaired and didn’t see God, while he was right there, loving her, reaching out to her, only she didn’t see that love. The session took almost two hours, and I connected to that past life persona I met, and felt her pain, but it was a life-changing experience first and foremost because I saw that my soul was good. That I was not a worthless sinner, but a beautiful, passionate, loving child of God. One cautious step on my spiritual journey, one that would lead to many more.
Now I can do the same thing the rabbi did. I can help others connect with their soul. I have seen many of my past lives. I have learned to move through the inner dialogue to a place of clarity. I have learned to trust my inner guidance. To me, the point is not about past lives as such, although some of the things that come up from that mist of the seemingly forgotten memories have haunted our soul for far too long, and need healing. To me, the point is to encounter the soul, to encounter the Divine within and without, to see that death is not the end, that life is not everything, that pain does not last, that everything, absolutely everything has a purpose and a meaning.
That first past life regression is a beautiful milestone in the beginning of my spiritual journey. I connected with my soul and I saw that it was good and pure. And seeing that, as I have come to realize, is the beginning of true freedom…