Past Life Regression Story: Tragedy in the West
“I think I might’ve starved to death in a past life,” my client said during her intake session.
Barbara* requested Past Life Regression Therapy to aid in her weight loss journey. She was curious about spiritual exploration, but frustrated with herself and her dietary habits. She noticed that every time she started a dietary routine, she would follow through with it wonderfully until she’d give in to one craving that would make her “fall of the bandwagon” completely, as she puts it. This behavior was so puzzling to her that it made her wonder if this inability to stick to a routine was related to a past life experience.
Below is a transcript of Barbara’s regression.
What do you notice?
Covered feet. Boots. Medium average. Boots are made of leather.
What else do you notice about yourself?
Heavy. Male, not real tall, round, about 30, cotton white shirt, suspenders. Feeling energy, sweaty, tired. Balding, dark hair.
Become aware of what it’s like to be you.
I’m in a field, pasture, afternoon; feels like I’m about to do some work. There are mountains. Brown dog – Joe.
Is Joe the dog?
What is your name?
My name is Bill?
Where are you in the world?
Maybe in the 1920’s, United States, in the West.
What do you know about yourself?
I have three kids. They’re not here – I think they’re dead… (Begins to cry) …A fire… Couldn’t get them out…. It’s night time, smoke everywhere…. Can’t find the door, there’s nobody around… I don’t see a wife. The house is gone.
How old are they?
6,5,10. Two little girls and a boy.
(Asked to go back to a previous time)
My children are smart, mischievous… The mother died giving birth… The boy is tall and lanky. Dark haired; the girls are blonde. They’re laughing. I don’t recognize them (in the present life). Just watching them play, running around. I feel like I should be happy but I am not. I am lonely. I am tired. I am thinner then – not as round. I just get up and do some chores. I walk the kids to school, I don’t think I’m working or have a job; rural area. No neighbors around, small house.
(Asked to go to the moment of the fire)
Kids are upstairs. There’s so much smoke. I’m standing out there. There’s nothing to do. It’s all gone. I have nobody. Just me and Joe. Nobody cares. I don’t see anybody… Why did this happen?
What happens after the fire?
Just walking. I don’t know where I’m going. I just keep walking. I don’t know where – just down the road. I don’t see anybody. (Continues to walk) I walk into the water! (Surprised) I walk into the river! I just float. Cold water. Current is not real strong. I’m just sad. I’m not gonna be here anymore. Nobody cares, nobody knows. Just peaceful.
Keep going… I just drown. It didn’t hurt, I didn’t panic. I just closed my eyes. (No physical feelings) I breathed the water. I exit through my head….
(Asked to share their impressions on the body left behind)
Poor soul. He could’ve done more with his life. Good riddance. I’m content and thankful that I don’t have to be alone anymore.
What was the most difficult or traumatic part of this whole life experience?
The loneliness, I feel it all over.
And all of this, what does it make you do in the present life?
It’s making me eat.
And all of this, what does it stop you from doing in your present life?
It stops me from being the best that I can.
How would you like to be from now on?
I would like to be able to feel as though I’m living the fullest life that I can. To do things, anything.
Notice if you made any promises or vows to yourself at the time of death.
I promised myself that I wouldn’t be alone anymore.
(Asked to move on to the Afterlife)
I feel peace, love, just being in sunlight and flowers, just pretty. I already think ahead of what I’ll do differently. What I’ll do better next time. It’s nice. That was just that. Just a part of me. I’m grateful for what I have. Appreciative.
What wisdom is here for you?
I have things in my life, people, friends and family. I don’t need to stuff my face with food.
It’s OK to be alone sometimes. You don’t need to eat all the time when you’re alone. There are other things in life that can make you happy. I know that it was an experience and it’s not me now. I can be more open and willing to be with people. Spend more time with people. I don’t need to rely on food. Not all of the time.
Barbara’s regression revealed the tragic story of a man who had lost his children in a fire, and in a state of shock, he walked himself into a river until he drowned.
In Past Life Regression Therapy, it is understood that a traumatic event experienced in a past life can be the underlying fuel behind a particular “trigger” that can lead us to react in inexplicable ways. As a results-oriented practitioner, I usually guide my clients to re-live those events fully. It’s not about getting “gory details” – it’s called desensitizing. The goal is to guide the client into a full understanding of what happened then so that they may clearly recognize that it has no relevance in the now. This is how they detach from the behavior or issue that was brought to the session.
During Barbara’s regression, I could tell that she was was quite distraught as her past life self stood in full shock as his house burned down. Although there seemed to be more to this story, I intuitively guided her to move through the experience without poring into how the fire happened, or why. What unraveled was an interesting Death experience in which the client reported complete detachment – the whole drowning experience happened with no physical sensations except a heavy feeling of emptiness.
Shock, trauma, and PTSD are sometimes described as numbness, where the person feels like they are out of their body, watching things from above. This is the basis for what shamanic practitioners call soul loss. In a sense, Barbara’s past life self died without recognizing that he had died – thereby dragging all of that emptiness, guilt, and loneliness into this life. The Past Life Regression allowed Barbara to detach from that experience. She also got to make peace with the events at a soul level during her Afterlife stage, making the connections between the emptiness and her impulse to eat.
A Note For Skeptics
Skeptics often argue that Past Life Regression subjects are making these stories up or self-suggesting what they’re about to see. While this may be true in select cases (I’ve personally only seen it once, and we can discuss that in a later post), notice how Barbara already had a story about starvation in her mind, only to experience something completely different in her regression! What I find fascinating about Past Life Regression Therapy is how bafflingly unique and ordinary my clients’ stories are, yet the insight that they bring are meaningful in ways that I can barely grasp.
About Past Life Regression Therapy
Past Life Regression Therapy is a unique, intra-psychic experience that varies from client to client. The stories that come up can be surprisingly ordinary, even meaningless for the casual observer, yet they carry a deep significance for the regression subject. The experiences tend to carry a certain energy that correlates with their present life in ways they may find hard to explain.
Most past life regression sessions begin with a snippet of a Past Life experience, followed by a deepening or complication of events, which sometimes lead to the Death stage. Some clients get to experience the Afterlife stage, in which they evaluate their past life persona. Others go further into the Interlife stage, in which they report being in a state of oneness, and being-ness. They may even speak to spirit guides, or ascended masters! Some may experience themselves descend back to Earth to explore a Fetal Stage, or even their own in-utero memories. The whole experience is deeply transpersonal, and speaking about it can sometimes feel like you’re grasping at words that exist right beyond the veil of language itself.
My role as a results-oriented hypnotherapist is to facilitate introspection and self-awareness by offering key questions that can provide wisdom, clarity, and insight.
Every Past Life Regression brings a unique story. Contrary to popular belief, most regressions are not epic or fabulous. In fact, they’re often stories of ordinary people experiencing very human emotions such as fear, sadness, betrayal, or loneliness. Every regression holds a message, a reflection, or a piece of wisdom that is meant to offer clarity to the client at the time of the regression.
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*Names have been changed to protect client’s privacy. Stories are only shared with clients’ permission. Italicized text in the transcript represent my comments, notes, or impressions.