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Heal a Past Life

I read an article recently by Tina Kinney Clarke about signs you were a witch in a past life. In it was listed six classic fears and phobias: you do witchy things now, you are scared of fire, you have strange dreams doing witchy things, you struggle with the connection between your mind and body, you have a hard time speaking your truth, you have an irrational fear of anything witchy…

And I found myself agreeing to all but one. If they had claustrophobia and fear of heights she’d have about nailed all my irrational fears and phobias! And yes, I’ve had countless witchy lives and countless burnings, disembowelments and being ripped apart! These lives are a part of me and any intuitive I meet feels the witchy energy instantly. I’ve resolved many of the fears and phobias – look at me speaking my truth openly!

Delving into past lives that hold clear links with your current life fears and phobias is incredibly healing. Awareness is often all that is needed to bring issues and patterns into perspective, to release blocks and to resolve the past life. Discovering your past lives assist in healing physical or emotional issues or open up new possibilities in your current life. You learn the reasons for choices made and can heal any emotional distress or trauma, enabling you to move on with your life unimpeded.

You can also unlock your true potential. Remembering a past life inevitably opens up new possibilities in this life, with energy freed up with old self-limiting beliefs and outmoded patterns released. This creates a freedom and wisdom that you are more than this small life, more than this one life. The hard-won soul gifts and soul learning accumulated from past lives can be integrated into your current life to your advantage.

Unresolved physical or emotional patterns in this life may be reflections of patterns from past lives. Fearful and painful experiences held within traps your energy and affects the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of your life.

These old, outmoded patterns of behavior trigger unconscious actions and reactions even if you consciously want to change them. It’s like travelling on a dirt road you’ve travelled on so many times there’s deep, deep ruts where your wheels have gone. It takes effort not to be drawn into those ruts, to follow the well-worn path you’ve travelled so many times before.

Learning the original source can help release energies holding the negative patterns and are brought into conscious memory so that they can be acknowledged, healed and released. With awareness, they no longer have a hold on you or your current life, opening space for experiencing health, happiness, self-worth, loving relationships and abundance.

The first step is to acknowledge the trigger – the current life pattern that’s caused you to fall back into the rut. Be gentle on yourself! Its ok that you’ve fallen back into old habits! They are so easy to do- they are familiar. Remember that you need to be your own greatest fan. It’s ok to make mistakes while learning. Admire how brave, resilient or persevering you are. Admire your ability to observe the pattern. Awareness is always the first step towards dissolving a pattern.

Acknowledge that its ok to be fragile, vulnerable, not in control. In order to expand your heart requires a gentleness and a softening. This can be the scariest idea of all!

Self-Limiting Beliefs
It is important to look at past lives in order to remove any old patterns, habits or oaths made that no longer serve you in this lifetime. Your past life may become the source of fears, blocks or phobias due to a vow you made in that life or an oath you made as you left your body for the last time. These beliefs are brought through into your current life, but the source of the vow or path is long forgotten.

We all hold beliefs about ourselves that do not serve us. These beliefs hold us back and prevent us from fully expressing ourselves and attracting happiness and abundance into our lives. 

Most often the lifetimes that arise are traumatic or heartbreaking to explore, but once cleared can make the most difference to your life. Sometimes an awareness of the cause is enough to shift the energy, allowing a breakthrough or healing to occur. For example, if you were drowned in a past life you will have an irrational fear of water or swimming in this life.

Viewing the cycles and patterns of behaviour recurring throughout many lifetimes gives greater perspective on our unique quirks, habits, struggles, fears, choices, hopes and dreams. Pay attention to what strongly attracts or repels you and you will have clues to what went before. It is fascinating how many little quirks can be traced back to one life.

A Past Life Reading can offer clarity to any fascinations and obsession you have. It can also shed light on irrational fears or phobias you would like to understand and clear.

Vows, Oaths or Contracts
A Past Life Reading may reveal vows, oaths or contracts made in past lives. These may no longer serve your highest good and may need to be released. 

If you were a monk or nun in a past life you may have a raft of vows to release, including the vows of chastity and poverty that can wreak havoc in secular life. If you made an oath as you left your body, such as a distraught mother separated from her children “I will always watch over you” will reincarnate with the same souls but may become overprotective and smothering, fearful least something take her children away.

Physical Symptoms
Often the way you died leaves marks on the body in the new incarnation. A traumatic imprint on the energy body is sometimes expressed as a birthmark, scar, a weakness or a disease. It is often important to look at past lives to establish whether this knowledge will assist in healing and release of a disease. For example, a person burnt at the stake in a former life may carry a skin rash or eczema in this life. If you were hung or strangulated in a previous life you may have a birthmark or scar around the neck tracing back to this cause of death.

We cannot carry all the trauma, pain, anger, bitterness, shame, guilt and things we have not dealt with nor forgiven about ourselves and others and raise your vibration. It is impossible. It weighs us down and it makes us sick, literally. Unresolved baggage can even disempower us if we constantly are beating ourselves up, blaming everyone else and ourselves. This creates dis-ease in one form or another.  

The minute the emotional charges are dissolved the symptoms can disappear. The physical body is a wonderful instrument and tell us if we need to tune in and listen.

When past life memory banks are triggered, the physical body can experience pain in places we never had pain before. I have had that happening many times, and had to go into the pain and ask what was triggering. Sometimes when something is calling to be released a physical symptom will appear. Once I tune in and ask for the message or the underlying reason, a past life memory can come up to be looked at. I release that, forgive myself and others, and move into the state of gratitude seeing how this all served my soul.

We have to do this deep inner work in order to be fully integrated.

So the pain is teaching us and we can choose whether to empower ourselves and deal with all that comes to the surface; to take responsibility for our own well-being, including our physical, emotional, mental as well as spiritual well-being. 

A Past Life Reading offers clarity around exactly what any self-limiting beliefs are and an exercise to release them. Experiences and emotions from a past life can influence a situation or give you a tendency towards a specific reaction. 

Art by Lucy Pierce

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Familiar Faces from Past Lives

I will always remember the first time my mother met my ex. She’d been out of the country travelling more than a year, so this was a long-awaited meeting. My mother had barely even entered the room and I felt it. I vividly remember thinking “Oh no! They hate each other!” and I was right. There was an immediate and palpable dislike. It was awkward to say the least! It was impossible to explain – they’d barely even laid eyes on each other. But there it was.

Have you had this feeling before? Have you felt an instant sense of familiarity and a connection with someone you’ve only just met…and an instant aversion for others? Obviously, this can’t possibly be based purely on first impressions or body language!

Evidence abounds of children’s ability to recall past lives easily that gradually diminished with age. It brought up some really fascinating evidence and similarities to see what occurs for a soul from one lifetime to the next.

Dr Ian Stevenson spent four decades researching 2,500 children aged between 2-5 “who had inexplicable phobias or detailed memories about a previous life”. He corroborated these recollections in 1200 cases all over the world. Dr Stevenson photographed and compared each incarnation. His findings were that we are born with similar facial features, personality traits, talents and even writing style, not to mention innate talents.

Our souls retain an essence of our being carried over from one life to the next. No wonder we recognise others from our soul group – we don’t change. We are intrinsically the same from life to life. Only the outer shell, the vehicle varies but even our facial expression and general appearance remains the same.

Externals shift according to the life lessons chosen, meaning country of birth, ethnicity, religion and gender will vary from life to life. Changes are a conscious decision.

I know that in all the past lives I remember I find an uncanny sense of self…I am the same. Only the external casing, my body, changes through the millennia. My thoughts and attitudes feel the same. It is bizarre to see yourself in another body but still have the same essential thoughts and feelings. So, what motivates us remains constant.

Ian Stevenson’s reincarnation studies show that souls change gender in only 10% of cases. Most people maintain the same gender from one lifetime to another, and it seems that our soul retains an innate masculine or feminine quality. We all choose to switch gender periodically to learn what it is like to be a different gender. If a soul changes gender it is likely the person would feel confused by their new identity.

I believe we have been incarnating for millenia…that’s hundreds if not thousands of lifetimes! From this perspective, this one lifetime is just one of so many. I have recalled all the way back to cromagnum, where I was a woman hiding in a cave before being discovered and stoned to death by the new race of men. I have vivid memories of countless lives all the way through the millenia until relatively present.

Various time frames between incarnations have been given. I used to believe that you could reincarnate after 7-9 earthly years. Apparently this has dramatically accelerated to within 2 years now. But then I’ve also done enough Past Life Readings that just didn’t add up.

One stuck in my memory as it was just so perplexing and far fetched – 10 lives in 8 years! I had to do a bit more questioning to satisfy my own curiosity. Turns out it was during a plague so this soul had chosen to reincarnate over and over and over again to die in infancy and early childhood. There’s always exceptions to the rule.

Uncovering the Truth of Who You Truly Are
I often delve into past lives in Akashic Records. The Akashic Records give access to who you truly are on a soul level: past, present and future. An Akashic Reading gives you a comprehensive description of your soul gifts, life lessons and life purpose.

This is the truth of who you are- from one lifetime to the next. An Akashic Record Reading speaks to the heart of who you are as soul, as an ancient timeless multidimensional being of love and light!

An Akashic Record Reading go far beyond the personality traits and circumstances of this incarnation. An Akashic Record Reading offers a picture of you as a whole, and a past life offers a piece of that puzzle.

An Akashic Record Reading gives the place and period in history where the soul experienced the most growth along with the spiritual tradition or religion you participated in. These Readings offer tantalizing glimpses into other world (that’s a whole Past Life Reading!) giving a wealth of detail a past life is impacting you now.

Understanding your most significant past life can explain why you are drawn to a specific geographical location of the world or why you hold an interest in a historic time period, a spiritual tradition or a religion.

Exploring past lives help put the pieces back together and create a fuller understanding of who you are on a soul level; the experiences, beliefs, attitudes, spiritual traditions or religions that have shaped or influenced your soul.

Often a spiritual tradition or religion will carry over into your current life in your values or belief system. These insights are invaluable to understand because religions and spiritual paths can be purposely chosen as a vehicle for learning a particular life lesson.

Your Soul Group
According to the Akashic Record teachings, we are all part of a soul group who incarnate together over and over in order to support each other’s soul’s growth. Each soul group contains between 5-20 souls. The same souls pop up together over and over and over again.

Souls take part in the Sacred Contract written in your pre-incarnation process. In this you choose your life lessons, significant relationships (parents, siblings, friends and life partners) in order to serve each other from lifetime to lifetime. You choose to come through in various relationships and genders, swapping roles with each other.

These are the same souls, lifetime after lifetime who reincarnate together to assist each other.

A Relationship Reading gives a significant past life connection flavours a current relationship. This is where past lives are so useful as they unravel the unconscious dynamics within a relationship.

Relationships often play out old past life issues (dramas!) so awareness means you can let the old story go and focus on the current relationship. It can put unconscious patterns into focus and release any that no longer serve you or your loved ones. It is important to look at past lives in order to remove any old patterns, habits or oaths made to each other that no longer serve you in this lifetime.

When you accept past life relationships with family and friends it often brings a new context and makes sense of seemingly odd relationships. So often just having an awareness of the past life is enough to clear the issue. Often it is a case of forgiving past wrong doing and letting it go.

Delving into the Past
Finally, a the Past Life Reading is devoted to accessing and exploring the most significant past lie that is impacting your current life. I always make sure I ask for the most significant lifetime during a period so that my client can access understandings of current life issues. It’s not necessary to know every single life we ever had – that would be overwhelming! It just important to look at the lives that impact your life now.

A Past Life Reading gives details of your most significant past lives that affect your current life. In a Past Life Reading, I specifically ask to be given the most significant earthly periods of history where your soul experienced great strides in growth and shaped who you are on the soul level. This means you are aware of the undercurrents at play in order to let it go.

The well-earned wisdom from your past lives can be used to your advantage when integrated into your current life. It is possible to allow it to guide you in the present by trusting your intuition – hunches based on past life experiences.

When it comes to members of your soul group, there will be a sense of familiarity – those immediate first impressions! If the relationship was loving and ended well in the most recent lifetime together then unconsciously the memory then there’s an immediate aversion to the person.

These relationships are not always loving. They may be fraught or another soul may agree to come through to be a malevolent force in the other’s life. Everything is chosen for your higher path and purpose for the greatest soul learning.

Exploring past lives help you understand all those unconscious automatic responses and preferences, including your first impressions and aversions to strangers!

This was obviously not the first time my mother’s soul had met my ex. Lucky for me they were able to put the past life behind them and get to know each other in this life. It was an amicable enough relationship and I believe they saw beyond what ever those initial gut reactions had been!

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Past Life Flashbacks

One evening when my eldest son was about three years old, he was brushing his teeth in the bathroom, assisted by my husband. He piped up about “my Maori life” as a “medicine man”. He turned to my husband and said “you were there, Dad” and over his shoulder he said to me “but you weren’t. Sorry Mum.” So matter of fact. It was a clear, unsolicited memory of a past life that we had never discussed. Why he remembered it brushing his teeth I’ll never know!

Children are so much more connected to their soul and so they have access to their memories. They’ll often tell long, detailed stories or they have wisdom or skills they haven’t been taught. Role play games can be inspired from other lifetimes and may indicate unfinished business from a previous life. They may feel drawn to recreate the life, have a natural affinity with this role and a desire to play it out over and over.

Dreams and nightmares are another rich resource of past lives. If you dream of unknown places, people or events, you may be trying to trigger memories in order to process or release past life memories or connections.

Past life memories are particularly vivid if a person died suddenly in the previous incarnation. Foul play, murder, accident or suicide, a soul has no time to prepare and often leaves life lessons unfinished or relationships incomplete.

Past lives help put the pieces back together and create a fuller understanding of who you are on a soul level; the experiences, beliefs, attitudes, spiritual traditions or religions that have shaped or influenced your soul, not to mention the fears, phobias and self-limiting beliefs brought with you into the now.

Edgar Cayce and Jane Roberts believed that resolving past lives are even more complex than many understand. They describe a multi-dimensional reality where all past, present and future is simultaneously lived now, each in its own dimension with each personality in each dimension being an aspect or expression of a greater soul or greater being. By exploring these other lives in other dimensions Robert’s believes you can bring knowledge and understanding into your life now. You are also simultaneously creating healing and transformation in your past and future lives by working on yourself in this life.

Your Sacred Contract
In your Sacred Contract you choose your life lessons, significant relationships (parents, siblings, friends and life partners) in order to serve each other from lifetime to lifetime. You choose to come through in various relationships and genders, swapping roles with each other. There will be a sense of familiarity. These relationships are not always loving. They may be fraught or another soul may agree to come through to be a malevolent force in the other’s life. Everything is chosen for your higher path and purpose for the greatest soul learning.

Hard earned spiritual, intellectual and artistic skills become part of your soul, meaning efforts are never wasted and invariably interests are picked up where you left off from lifetime to lifetime. Child prodigies can be explained in this way with the soul’s learning evident from an early age to be fostered and strengthened in the new life. An example is Peter Teekamp who unconsciously replicated sketches from his previous incarnation as Paul Gauguin.

The Dalai Lama and other Lamas choose to reincarnate over and over for the benefit of humankind. Their selfless devotion to the enlightenment of all sentient beings is truly breath taking. However, sometimes a soul will choose new life lessons and so a new life path that will unfold to create the best possible learning opportunities. For example, the soul of Beethoven may have chosen to incarnate without any musical talent in order to explore new learning.

Social status in life – poor and rich, famous and unknown – seems determined by the life lessons chosen in the pre-incarnation process or the accumulated karma created in previous lifetimes. We probably have not all been queens and kings; we may not have led idyllic, enchanted lives.

Some people are affected by the accumulated lifetimes of our soul more than others. A past life can affect you in so many ways and often only makes sense when you know what the life was. Each person is as different as the cocktail of past lives lived.

Our souls have been here many lifetimes. Many are beginning to remember all the accumulated wisdom stored on a soul level. These are incredible treasure-troves of hard earned wisdom learned. These lives can be with glimpses of lives lived or just through recovery of skills and wisdom, hard won through other lifetimes. New doors open up that were locked as ancient knowledge is recovered, activating lost or dormant abilities.
It is truly something to embrace wholeheartedly. Whether you believe in linear time or multidimensional parallel lives the truth remains: we are amazing beings!

This is not just for you personally. This is also for collective expansion of awareness and knowledge. Magical moments will unfold if we are open and ready for it. Moments when a deep triggering of soul and collective soul memories open up. We can at last see what has been hidden and obscured or totally had been removed from the planet.

Whether I believe my eldest son’s Maori medicine man life was occurring in parallel to his current life or within a linear timeline, where he lived it in the past before his current lifetime, the truth remains the same. By merging these timelines, by aligning his current awareness or consciousness with all of his lives (past, present and future) he unlocked unlimited, multidimensional potential! He can access the wisdom gained and see through a Maori medicine man’s eyes whenever he desires.

Art by Lucy Campbell

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