Past Life Regression: Can It Truly Be Real?
Doesn’t life present us with a multitude of mysteries that often elude the grasp of mainstream science?
The amazing healing properties of Reiki, for instance, stand as intriguing phenomena that lack conclusive empirical validation. Similarly, the remarkable recoveries of terminally ill patients from advanced metastatic cancers leave medical professionals astounded at a loss for words.
The notion of past lives, or lives preceding our current existence, represents yet another concept that challenges our conventional understanding. Initiating discussions on the subject of past lives often raises eyebrows and puts a fullstops to a conversation. This reaction is unsurprising, given the prevailing emphasis on science and logic in societies like Singapore, where we are poorly equipped to explore such topics.
The most compelling pieces of evidence supporting the existence of past lives come from the accounts of young children, some as young as toddlers, who vividly recall intricate details from their previous lifetimes. These accounts include their previous names, places of residence, circumstances surrounding their passing, and even the locations of their burial sites. These extraordinary narratives serve as a testament to the existence of enigmatic facets of our existence, ones that continue to defy conventional explanations.
A Brief Overview of Past Lives
A substantial body of evidence suggests that the human consciousness doesn’t end with death. Accounts of near-death experiences (NDE) offer glimpses into the idea that consciousness transcends the confines of the physical body.
Upon death, it is believed that individuals have the opportunity to review their life in a transitional realm known as the bardo, lasting from 3 to 5 days. Various cultures have established practices such as wakes to guide the departing soul to move on during this window.
Following this phase, souls are said to enter the fourth dimension or the spirit realm where they rest and carefully plan their next life. Each incarnation is meticulously detailed, including the roles they will play and the companionships they will form. Earth, in this belief system, functions as a school where souls undergo lessons. With each new life, individuals alternate roles to experience different facets of existence. For instance, in a previous life, one might have been a husband and his soulmate was his wife, and in the present life, they choose to embody the role of a father and son.
Once a soul is prepared, it undergoes a birthing process, gradually integrating its consciousness into the body of a newborn. During this transition, the soul’s memory is deliberately erased, preventing conscious recollection of its purpose on Earth. This amnesia serves to preserve the integrity of the learning experience, as knowledge of the lesson would diminish its value.
While individuals may not consciously remember their purpose, they do carry forward desires, inclinations, and emotional baggage from their past lives. These deeply embedded traits reside in the subconscious mind, influencing their attractions to certain people and actions, collectively referred to as their past karma.
Consider the example of identical twins raised in the same environment but possessing markedly different personalities. The only plausible explanation for this contrast lies in the assumption that each twin represents a distinct soul with its own unique karmic baggage.
And so, they embark on their earthly journey, discovering their life’s purpose with no recollection of their previous existences.
This brief overview offers a glimpse into what is commonly known as a “standard” past life concept, though it is worth noting that numerous other pathways may exist for a soul’s embodiment on Earth. However, further exploration of these complexities will be left for another occasion.
For now, I’d like to share the incredible healing story of Sean, who sought Past Life Regression Therapy.
Sean’s Remarkable Hypnotherapy Healing Journey
Sean is a man of gentle demeanour with a voice that exudes empathy. When he arrived for the first session, he was already emotionally charged. Tears welled in his eyes as he began sharing his deeply personal story.
In my experience, these emotions are often indicators that the subconscious mind is primed for release. Without hesitation, I guided him into a state of hypnosis, recognising the urgent need to facilitate the process.
During the session, a torrent of unhappiness, resentment, and frustration flowed forth from Sean’s inner depths. Overnight, his symptoms significantly ameliorated, and his life began to regain normalcy. Sean’s journey towards recovery had commenced, and he was once again able to function effectively.
As is common in therapy, many individuals take multiple sessions to address the layers of their emotional burdens. Sean was no exception. In the second session, we delved into different aspects of his experiences and once more he witnessed deep relief and progress in his recovery.
For decades, Sean had been shouldering a considerable emotional and mental load. His inner children had long awaited the opportune moment to be set free, and their release marked a pivotal turning point in his healing journey.
Addressing Sean’s Persistent Jaw Tension
By the time Sean arrived for his third session, he had made significant progress and was enjoying the newfound sense of peace and tranquility in his life. However, a lingering, albeit milder, jaw tension continued to vex him.
During our pre-session discussion, Sean expressed a keen interest in ancestral healing, a concept he had delved into through his reading. Ancestral healing revolves around the notion of intergenerational transmission of war trauma, positing that descendants of war survivors may continue to grapple with the enduring effects of their ancestors’ posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This subject has attracted the attention of some of the brightest minds in academia and has been meticulously researched, particularly in the aftermath of the Holocaust.
In “War’s Enduring Legacy,” Tori DeAngelis aptly pointed out that “Canadian psychiatrist Vivian M. Rakoff, MD… documented high rates of psychological distress among children of Holocaust survivors”.
Ancestral healing aims to alleviate the PTSD symptoms in individuals whose ancestors experienced the harrowing effects of war. When clients express a desire for ancestral healing, it’s a clear indicator of their readiness for Past Life Regression Therapy (PLRT). While I possess the necessary expertise for ancestral healing, I have found PLRT to be a more potent and impactful approach.
As a result, I proposed PLRT to address Sean’s persistent jaw discomfort and to explore potential connections to the challenges he faces in his present-day life.
From PLRT Skeptic to a Firm Believer
Initially, Sean harboured significant skepticism towards Past Life Regression Therapy, grappling with doubts such as, “I’m not connected. This won’t be effective.” However, following two groundbreaking sessions with me, he began to place his trust in the process and was open to the potential of PLRT.
What awaited him was an immense revelation!
Within a mere fifteen minutes, Sean was deep in a past life scenario that offered the much needed insights into the challenges he was currently facing. Sean later described how this past life experience unfolded, that it was akin to a vivid movie playing on the screen of his mind’s eye, guided by my prompts to explore and heal.
During this past life journey, he found himself narrating the life of a man he had never known existed – a reluctant businessman whose existence had been marred by an overwhelming workload he felt compelled to bear.
Throughout the session, Sean maintained an awareness of my presence and the sound of my voice. Simultaneously, he became deeply associated with his past life persona, fully immersed in the emotions and experiences of the despondent businessman. In therapeutic terminology, this state is known as “elliptical consciousness”, where the client remains physically rooted in the present moment while their mental focus is transported to a different time and reality.
I was aware of where I was, I could hear your voice.
Reflecting on his experience, Sean shared, “As you guided me and, you know, after taking a deep breath and relaxing in just going with the flow and led my mind being guided by you everything that I was saying, even though I was not, it’s not like you are sleeping, you were not aware of what’s going on, right? I was aware of where I was, I could hear your voice. I had total control of, you know, my thoughts.”
Sean highlights what he felt during the session in the video segment below.
In a matter of minutes, Sean evolved from a skeptic to a believer, underscoring the incredible impact of PLRT in Sean’s journey.
Sean’s Past Life Resonated Deeply with His Present Life
The very essence of Past Life Regression Therapy lies in its therapeutic purpose. It is designed to offer solutions to a client’s present-day challenges that conventional therapy have struggled to address. However, this can only be achieved if the therapy provides a rational and coherent explanation for the client’s current struggles.
It explains so many things about my current life
In Sean’s PLRT session, he traversed a past life in which he assumed the role of a tormented businessman leading a joyless existence. His subsequent revelation contained the essence of the therapy when he remarked, “the story that I was telling you, which was something that I had no idea existed, right? That story made sense. And it could, it explains so many things about my current life. I was really shocked and surprised about all those details and all the things that were coming out of my mouth. But were deeply and directly connected to who I am today in this present life.”
Sean talks about it in the video segment below.
Sean’s experience exemplifies the tremendous benefit that PLRT can offer, as it beautifully demystified his current life challenges. The past life in fact emerged as a reflective mirror of his present existence, or in other words, a near replica of his current life. This is the most crucial objective of therapy: to deliver the mental and emotional clarity essential for resolving today’s issues, while also endowing him with the wisdom to break free from persistent negative patterns.
In a manner analogous to inner child healing, the complete comprehension of the root cause of one’s problems eliminates it once and for all. Symptoms diminish, and individuals emerge as new beings, freed from the bondage of their past. While inner child healing explores childhood experiences, PLRT delves even further into the annals of time, offering a comparable path to personal healing.
Was That Past Life Just a Figment of my Imagination?
It is not uncommon for individuals to harbour doubts regarding the authenticity of their experiences during and after a PLRT session. Questions arise: Is what I witnessed real? Did I truly live another life, or was it merely a product of my imagination?
Equally important, how can a therapist ascertain the genuineness of the session?
A perfect PLRT session manifests when the client becomes deeply associated with their past life, experiencing the emotions and thoughts of their past self, all while maintaining an awareness of the present moment. This dual state allows them to be guided by the therapist and articulate what unfolds.
There was no way it was fake. It was true!
Sean’s description of the emotions he experienced during his PLRT session underscores this deep immersion. He expressed, “I was deeply touched by the things I was telling you. And I was really. I mean, I was crying, right. And I was crying telling you a story. And I was really feeling like, I was so sad for the story that I was telling you. And it was through. I mean, I was truly feeling that there’s no way that you can pretend. I’m not an artist or an actor, right? It’s not that I was pretending to be someone or selling you something. And I was so connected, I could really feel it in my heart in my body. The way I was breathing, and I didn’t know the stress and in how sad everything that I was telling me. There’s no way it was fake. It was true!”
Sean shares about it in the video segment below.
Beyond the emotional outpour, Sean provided an intricate narrative of his past life, a coherent and detailed story that seamlessly fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. This past life story not only resonated with Sean but also offered a logical explanation for the challenges he faced in his present life. It joined the dots for him. If the past life had been a mere fabrication, and I’ve had those, it would have lacked emotional depth, coherence, and substance.
All those details about the story that I was telling you… they totally make sense
Furthermore, Sean himself had no doubt about the authenticity of his past life experience, underscoring that the details and emotions were undeniably real. He stated, “So I think people may believe that this is a lie, or this is just a trap. A trap? I don’t know. But this really works. And it’s not a coincidence. I mean, all those details about the story that I was telling you, all those experiences, the characters in the life that I was telling you, right? I really don’t know where they were kept in my mind, but they were there. And they totally make sense.”
From a therapeutic perspective, the purpose is not to ascertain whether the past life was real or not. It actually doesn’t matter. If the client is healed, the therapy has met its objectives. Sean sought relief from his persistent jaw tension, and true enough, it dissipated and then some! He described, “And one of the things that I was really worried about back then was the tension that I had in my jaw right that was constant. It stopped being something that I would only feel during the nights when I was sleeping to something that I started feeling during the entire day. And after that, I don’t know, it’s just feels like I could really let it go and release or I don’t know, press a button that just made all the tension go away. And I feel so much lighter now that I can’t explain it to you. I mean, it’s really incredible.“
Pose Your Questions, Receive The Answers
An oft-overlooked facet of Past Life Regression Therapy, particularly in the version I practice, lies in the capacity to pose questions about one’s life. This process allows individuals to seek clarity on their challenges and a path forward. The subconscious mind, a wellspring of knowledge, is capable of offering guidance when it is needed most.
Prior to Sean’s session, I encouraged him to share his burning questions with me so that I could inquire about them while he was in a state of hypnosis. The responses he received proved to be both insightful and enlightening. Sean articulated his experience, stating, “I was gonna say that there were some questions, right? That told you that I wanted to find answers during that last session. And when you asked me the questions, right, and I replied, from my past life, I was also really surprised by the answers, and all those answers, they make sense. I have them written in my journal. So I can always go back to those questions and read the answers again.”
The Structure of a Past Life Regression Therapy
A past life can be accessed in two primary ways: through hypnosis and straight-through regression. As a therapist, I am trained to employ both techniques. The latter, straight-through regression, is significantly faster but may not be suitable for everyone. Therefore, I generally commence with hypnosis, as it tends to yield more positive responses. It’s worth noting that most PLRT training programs emphasise the use of hypnosis as a bridge to accessing past lives.
A hypnosis-based PLRT session typically commences with the therapist reading scripted suggestions designed to induce relaxation and guide the client into a trance. This process involves visualisation, sensations, and deep breathing exercises.
Once the client has achieved a sufficient level of trance, the therapist further guides them through a visualisation exercise, wherein they imagine boarding a cloud that transports them to a different time and place. Those who have a strong ability to visualise tend to excel in this exercise, often describing their experience as akin to watching a movie on the screen of their mind. However, individuals who visualise less vividly need not worry; they can rely on their other senses, such as sound, feelings, and thoughts, to engage with the experience. The challenge lies in the fact that most people are less accustomed to tapping into these alternative sensory modes, which can present an obstacle to the progression of the session.
Upon entering a past life, the therapist guides the client to fully associate with that life. This involves seeing through the eyes of their past self, thinking their thoughts, and feeling their emotions. This level of immersion is crucial for maximising the therapeutic benefits of the session.
Subsequently, the client is guided to explore key moments in the past life. It’s essential to note that the focus of this exploration is therapeutic rather than an exhaustive analysis of mundane details. Typically, scenes related to moments when things were going well, when challenges emerged, and the most challenging or distressing moment of that lifetime are examined. Depending on the information gathered, the therapist may act as a detective, delving into other significant moments to construct a cogent narrative.
Many PLRT techniques conclude the session at this juncture, as they believe that the mere exploration of a past life is inherently healing. While this approach has benefited many, it may not be universally effective. The techniques I employ encompass additional steps aimed at facilitating deeper healing.
In the following phases, the client is guided to review the past life and engage in a form of “inner dialogue” with the personalities from that past life. Subsequently, the client is encouraged to establish connections between their past life experiences and their current life. In metaphysical theory, a present-life event, often an unpleasant one, serves as a trigger for the recollection of past life memories, which subsequently manifests the past life symptoms.
To illustrate this concept, consider a scenario where, as a young child, your beloved golden retriever passed away. Now, whenever someone mentions their golden retriever, you find yourself shedding a tear from the poignant reminder.
Past Life Regression Therapy opens the window for the release of past life karmic baggage
Once the dots are joined from the past life to the present life, the client experiences both mental and emotional clarity, and their existing problems are permanently resolved. This process often elicits a profound “a-ha moment” for the client.
To complete the session, the therapist facilitates the healing of the appropriate triggering inner child, representing the client at a younger age when the past life memory was triggered. The session concludes with a technique called “future pacing,” an element of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which serves to anchor positive feelings within the client. TikTokers might know this as “delulu is the solulu”.
The session structure described here represents a typical PLRT session, provided that unforeseen events or unusual phenomena do not intervene. Occasionally, scenes may shift, and clients may unexpectedly leap into another past life, or they might become stuck in a particular moment. In such instances, the therapist must employ creative techniques to address these anomalies. This dynamism and unpredictability make PLRT sessions highly engaging and distinctive, with no two sessions unfolding in exactly the same manner.
Give it a Try!
Sean embarked on a transformative journey through two hypnotherapy sessions focused on inner child healing. In his third and final session, he was astounded to witness how his present-day life served as a reflection of his past life experiences.
It was life changing. I feel way, way, way better.
In response to this revelation, he earnestly shared, “Give it a try. And find by yourself, you know, how incredible it is. I think that there’s no shame in having mental issues. If you’re struggling with anything, doesn’t matter what other people say. Take it seriously. And look for answers. And trusting the in the work that Eugene does. It’s really good, I highly recommend it. Like I said, for me, it was life changing. And the results are, at least for me, they were really good. And I can say, you know how thankful I am because I feel way, way, way better. So, I think, yeah, if you’re having second thoughts about it, try for yourself and I’m pretty sure you, you’ll be surprised for good.”
Past life regression and hypnotherapy are experiential processes that defy easy explanation or understanding through mere contemplation. Typically, addressing a significant problem may necessitate up to three sessions. This is because the therapeutic process not only involves exploring past lives but also delving into the intricacies of one’s present life. As Sean aptly noted, current life challenges often find their roots in past life experiences, necessitating attention in the present.
So give it a try! Reach out to me for a FREE discovery call to gain a deeper understanding of Past Life Regression Therapy and the potential it holds for your personal growth and healing. Don’t hesitate a moment longer!