"As I have told you, there is little difference if you believe that your present life is caused by incidents in your early infancy or by past lives over which equally you feel you have no control. Your events, your lives, your experiences, are caused by your present beliefs. Change the beliefs and your life changes."
"You will reincarnate whether or not you believe that you will. It is much easier if your theories fit reality; but if they do not, you will not change the nature of reincarnation one iota." The Seth Material
"If you're really a mean person you're going to come back as a fly and eat poop." Kurt Cobain
A client came to me with questions about metaphysics and an innate curiosity about how to connect to the spiritual and energetic worlds. One of her biggest blocks to connecting with her own intuition and psychic abilities seemed to stem from her irrational fear of priests.
She shared with me that she came from a strict, Catholic upbringing. She had no recollection of a priest ever harming her in any way. They were strict, she told me, and her upbringing as a girl and young woman was very limited as to her opportunities and expectations. Yet she couldn't find any experience in her past to explain the nightmares that woke her screaming in the night where she was being dragged out of her home by her hair by men of the cloth. She was so afraid of priests that she requested not to interact with them if any came into her work. This fear was crippling her.
After searching through the memories of her present life and not finding a source for her fear, I suggested that we look at the possibility that she was remembering an experience from some other time and place - another lifetime.
Goosebumps ran up and down her arms at the suggestion - mine too. I asked her to relax into the sofa, taking three deep breaths in and on each exhale, allowing herself to feel heavy in her body. On the fourth breath in I invited her to return to her normal breathing. I then began working with a technique I created, called The Rapid Response Technique™, which is, by far, the most effective technique for past life recall I have worked with.
I began to ask her a series of questions, encouraging her to be fully present and answer with the first thing that came into her mind. This way she couldn't get in her own way of accessing her memories. A detailed story emerged, with all the colour, sound and texture of a movie. She told me about being a young woman, the daughter of a wealthy landowner, in what is now Italy, during the 13th century. Her story unfolded of feeling trapped in a woman's life, headed towards an arranged marriage and feeling stifled by the religious constrictions of the time.
Over the course of a few years, between the ages of 17 and 21, she married and had two children. She still felt stifled, yet had come to love her husband and her children. She had also found relief from the confines of her religious and social constrictions by adopting a much older religious practice, one based in nature. This was to prove to be her undoing...
We faced her ordeal together, going back in time energetically, helping her past Self with the events that led to her death at the hands of visiting priests to her town. Meanwhile, her cells in this time's body released the cellular memories they had been holding. She sobbed as she moved into and through these traumatizing memories and with each shudder, another layer of the event was released.
When I next heard from her, she was ecstatic - she told me her fear was gone, that it felt as though those memories were just something to remember, not something to trigger her into terror. In one session, we went deep into a lifetime whose events had stayed with her for hundreds of years, through many lifetimes, to this present, where we could do the work she so needed.
It was truly amazing! I experience this often with my clients and each time I am reminded of how resilient the human being and the human spirit are and I love the work I do even more.
I've always felt that there are far too many possibilities and opportunities for one lifetime to contain. Even as a small child I had a sense that my life was a bigger container of experience than could be explained by one existence. When people would speak of Heaven as the final resting place my child mind would stumble on the idea. I felt that it could be a place to rest but certainly not a place to stop forever.
As a child, my dreams and imagination took me to places and times I couldn't possibly have any experience of in this lifetime. I would read about an historical event or place and recognize it with a knowing I simply could not explain. I just knew and no amount of logical argument could convince me otherwise.
But there was more to it than just the idea that we live one lifetime at a time and then reincarnate into another, either being rewarded for our efforts or punished for them, moving towards a goal of Nirvana and Enlightenment. This also didn't sit well with me and I could feel in my dreams and imagination a vaster concept of time and space in relation to how we travel through these various lifetimes.
I couldn't put any of this into words as a child or even as young adult until I found the Seth Material by Jane Roberts. Here, in the channeled messages of an energy being who called himself Seth, through a woman named Jane Roberts, I found kindred souls. Here I found discussions on simultaneous time, multi-dimensional lifetimes, concurrent and future existences. My ideas and experiences of my other lifetimes expanded tremendously, and I could go into my many other life times and learn, heal and grow through my dreaming, meditation, hypnosis and trusting my inner knowing. As I began exploring Seth's teachings on simultaneous time my experiences of other lifetimes expanded even further.
Within the understanding that all time is simultaneous you can travel through time to your future lives as well as open yourself to the knowing that you are also living concurrent lives with other aspects of your soul. There are aspects of yourself living at the same moment, on this earth, who you connect with in your day dreaming and night dreaming, sharing your experiences and growth with each other.
I know this work to be of tremendous value to clients and students who have journeyed into their other lifetimes. Whether from curiosity or the need for deep healing, Other Life Time Exploration is a wonderful way to expand and deepen your connection to your intuition and psychic abilities. To continue exploring this fascinating subject watch my recent workshop on Past Life Exploration where I take you through some of the techniques and methods of connecting with your past life memories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztxUXOxx1mE