How am I connected to a Past Life?

When a patient connects with his past lives, he always connects with a life that has some relevance for him or something deeply healing for him in that moment. Many of our disturbed psychological states are a result of traumatic events experienced in an earlier part of our life or a past life. Hurtful experiences in our earlier life produce emotional tension. They trigger fear, anger, shame and lack of self-worth. Several techniques are available for connecting the patient’s mind to a previous event or a past life event.

One approach is to let the patient focus on a recent memory, and encourage him to say whatever comes to mind, as if the situation is being confronted again. Frequently, a feeling that is represented by a thought emerges on its own. The thought is then used as a lead for identifying the emotional bridge that connects with a relevant past event.

This affect bridge technique was first created by Watkins in 1971. The principle behind the technique is to move the patient (on the therapy couch) experientially from the present to a past incident over an affect or emotion that is common to the two events. The current affect is vivified while all other aspects of the present experience are hypnotically ablated. The patient is then prompted to return to some earlier experience during which the affect was felt and facilitated to re-live that event. The purpose of reliving is to allow him to see how the feelings of his currently disturbed emotional state belongs to an earlier experience and no which longer needs to be experienced in the present time.

Another approach is to take an actual salient bodily feeling as the starting point of the session, and perhaps combine it with an emotion. The patient is then prompted to focus on an emotion or a disturbing sensation in a particular part of the body, and allow the associated imagery and emotion to emerge from the area. As soon as the patient’s thoughts, images or emotion intensify with prompting from the therapist, they are followed into a story that emerges in either an earlier part of the current life or in a past life. The moment of connection with the past is usually the moment at which the patient experienced the emotion during that past event, in the same way as it is experienced in the present. This method provides a portal into a past life memory, and this portal is frequently a distressing event in our present life that awakens the older memory.

Sometimes the patient’s emotional problems are maladjusted and mental inhibitions may betray themselves in the words and phrases used by the patient. This is significant because the language used may reinforce his problem. This phenomenon can sometimes be identified as a highly charged phrase or sentence, for example, “No one cares for me” or “I will never be happy”. The patient is then made to repeat the highly charged phrase until it triggers the emotional charge which then is used to go back to the life-changing event that formed the emotion. Repeating the verbal bridge can therefore lead to a regression and connect a person with a past event or a past life.

Then there are numerous ways to approach a past life entry through an imaginary journey. For example, the patient may be asked to imagine himself descending a staircase, going through a tunnel, walking through a door, taking a lift, crossing a river, or riding a train and exiting from the vehicle to enter a past life. Creative visualizations can be used in many ways. The patient can also imagine himself entering a room or a house where all his problems or past lives are and therefore gets connected with a past life.

Further Reading

John G Watkins., The Affect Bridge: A Hypnoanalytic Technique, The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Vol 19, No. 1 (January 1971), pp 21-27.

Peter Mack. Inner Healing Journey: A Medical Perspective. Society for Medical Advance and Research Using Regression Therapy. From the Heart Press. 2014.