3 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Past-Life Regression!
Updated: October 3, 2023
Have you ever wondered who you were in a past life?
Maybe you’ve heard stories of children recalling intricate details of lives they are too young to know about, or anecdotes of the miraculous healing of people who have discovered their ailments were rooted in a past life.
I first experienced a past life regression in the late 1980’s, and I remember being so struck by what I discovered. The parallels between what I experienced in the regression and the things that were going on in my life at the time were amazing.
Over the years, I’ve guided countless individuals through past life regressions in my workshops and embarked on my own regressions.
Through this journey, I’ve come to a profound realization: belief in reincarnation or the possibility of past life regressions isn’t essential. What truly matters is the transformative power of the stories we unearth.
In other words: you don’t need to believe in it in order for it to be useful!
Human beings learn and heal through stories. Merely conveying information isn’t enough; connecting with a story allows us to gain perspective and clarity.
When you’re too close to something in your life, it can be difficult to have clarity. Having another storyline to relate to can help us see more clearly and work through things we are dealing with.
It’s natural to have a curiosity about the evolution of your soul. Getting to know aspects of your past life experiences can be not only interesting and validating, but also deeply healing.
And at the same time, going through a regression can kind of freak you out at first if you don’t know what to expect!
What is a past life regression?
A past life regression is a spiritual experience which can vary depending on the practitioner you work with. In many cases you will work one-on-one, but some guides will take entire groups or audiences through an experience together.
The process of going through a regression usually involves a sort of guided meditation, hypnosis, or other techniques to help you connect with your Spirit and the memories of past lives that live in your subconscious mind.
The experience itself will vary from person to person! For some of us it may be a vision, a physical sensation followed by an image, or just a knowing and understanding of who we were in a previous life.
These experiences often provide an opportunity for us to gain greater understanding about emotional or psychological issues, offer a deeper understanding of your present self, and shed light on your soul’s purpose.
Three things I wish I knew about past-life regressions
When I did my first regression in the 1980’s, these experiences were hardly as common or popular as they are today! In other words, I basically went into the experience blindly. That’s why I want to share a few things I wish I had known at the beginning of my journey with past life regressions.
1. There’s value in every lifetime.
One common misconception about past life regressions is that you’ll uncover grandiose past lives as royalty or famous historical figures. The truth is, past lives can range from ordinary to extraordinary, but each and every life has significance.
Whether you were Cleopatra, a simple scribe, or a beggar, the allegory of the story you uncover can still offer you opportunities for self-exploration and healing.
After having gone through many past life regressions myself, I’ve discovered all kinds of lives of my own! In some I was an important or powerful figure, but not in all of them by any means!
In fact, in one vivid past life regression I experienced, I was a humble milk maid. Uneducated, poor, and living a simple life. In this particular experience though, I have a profound memory of a deep love I held deeply and an important lesson about loving and letting go.
At the end of the day, past life regressions are all about exploration and curiosity, and you simply never know what you will discover.
2. You don’t choose where you land or what you see – just trust the process!
On the note of having no idea what you’ll experience, one thing to know going into a past life regression is the fact that you may end up being any age, race, ethnicity, class, or in any geographic location.
There’s no controlling where you end up, and these experiences definitely aren’t linear!
The details of the who and where don’t really matter. Instead, look at what you discover simply as a story that may hold a lesson or an opportunity for a new clarity for you.
In the early days when I was taking participants in my workshops through past life regressions, there was a man who was a father of four. But he had a particular bond with one of his children where he felt a deep sense of responsibility to the child and worried about him far more than the others. He always felt there was something he had to make up to him, but he couldn’t quite put his finger on what it was.
During the regression, he saw himself as a soldier in a war between two close tribes, and he had killed a younger soldier with a sword. He saw himself holding the boy, and the boy forgiving him. Since the two warring tribes were so close, he felt as if the boy could have easily been his own son. Come to find out, his son in this lifetime had a big purple birthmark right where the sword went into the boy soldier’s body in this memory.
The man realized that his son was in fact the spirit of the boy he killed in this regression, and after getting the chance to apologize and be forgiven, he suddenly felt free of the heaviness and responsibility he had felt to his son his entire life.
Past life regressions can often be healing experiences.
3. The themes you discover can help you create a new future.
Past life regressions aren’t just about exploring your soul’s history, they can also be a helpful tool in creating the life you desire in the future, because when you understand the lives you’ve lived, you can see their impact on the events and patterns playing out in your current life.
Experiencing a regression can help you gain a new perspective on old patterns or stories you’re repeating. It can help bring awareness and clarity, and create space to make new choices or to forgive and let go. Your past life doesn’t dictate your future self, but it informs it.
Embarking on Your Past Life Journey
Having personally experienced numerous past life regressions, I can attest that no two are alike.
In each, you’ll find a thread to connect with, offering clarity and intention to move forward in your life. These experiences can even aid in healing physical ailments and addressing persistent life challenges.
The healing and insights derived from past life regressions are diverse and profound.
The key to extracting value from a past life regression lies in approaching it with an open heart and mind. It’s an experiential treasure hunt within the depths of your own life, providing fresh perspectives and ways of perceiving.
Who do you think you were in a past life?
Now, I’d love to hear from you. Have you ever had a past life regression or a future life progression experience? What insights did you gain? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!