Past Life Therapy
Mystic and the Doctor
Ernest VanDenBossche BCH,CI; is a
Hypnotherapist (Consulting Hypnotist)
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When considering a physical,
emotional or spiritual healing modality, it is important to
understand its purposes as well the healing effects and limitations
in its ability to move you forward in your health goals. This brief
article is designed to give the reader an overview of Past Life
Therapy’s basic assumptions.
A Past Life Regression is not a
parlor trick and has serious implications about how we live our
lives. It is deep work on the unconscious template that often
dictates our reactions to situations, people we choose to partner
with and our physical health and habits. With this in mind, when
doing a past life regression, it is important that you work with an
experienced professional who can assist you with issues that may
arise following your regression.
With that caveat, there are very
few healing modalities that can offer the physical and emotional
healing and insight that can be had through past life therapy. We
are, as individuals, far more than we understand ourselves to be in
this present lifetime. I believe that the numbers of previous life
experiences that we have had are countless. Furthermore, my belief
follows that we continue in an infinite number of future lives in
order to realize who we are. As we experience, we continue to grow,
change and become as we evolve into something more wonderful and
wise than we can imagine. Past Life Regression is an important tool
for us to understand what we (as a soul) have been becoming which
assists us in moving forward on our path toward God.
Are Past Lives Real?
Most major religions have
reincarnation as a basic tenant. Early Christians believed in past
lives as well until the Catholic Church banned it as a heretical
offense, nowhere in the Bible is reincarnation denied as a spiritual
reality. Because of this, the tradition of reincarnation in the west
is new and takes an approach that often leads to a more surface
understanding. We want to know if we’ve been here before, who we’ve
been and maybe to see if we were some famous past-life figure. Often
times, the deep spiritual meaning as well as the importance and
effect that on our current life situations are often overlooked.
Hindu tradition views
reincarnation as a spiritual prison where we keep going around an
endless circle of lives and reincarnation until we reach
enlightenment. This enlightenment can be reached at any moment
ending the cycle of incarnations. In Buddhism, incarnations are a
way of development of the soul and the realization that there is no
me/you or mine/yours. We come together in the realization that we
are all one with everything. Obviously, these are simple statements
for dynamic religions that have been in practice for thousands of
Why do a Past Life Regression?
In my practice, I have found
that Past Life Regressions are particularly valuable when dealing
with issues that have no “rational” cause. Many people find healing
with individuals that they are in conflict with at work, in social
circles and in their families. These conflicts all have the quality
of “unsolvability” meaning that there is no outward cause of the
conflict but rather the feeling that “there is just something about
that person I don’t understand”.
I find regressions are
particularly helpful in solving relationship problems with partners,
parents and family members because of the tendency to continue to
share life experiences with these primary people. I have also noticed
that people with phobias tend to do well with Past Life Regressions.
Fear of heights, fear of flying,
fear of water, etc. all seem to have roots in Past Life Traumas and
I have found that this modality is especially effective in these
There is also remarkable
evidence both in my practice and the literature that chronic somatic
illnesses and even congenital illnesses and defects can be relieved
and often times cured through the use of Past Life Regressions. Our
bodies are a reflection of our conscious and unconscious mind. As a
result, certain traumas that occur in a previous life can manifest
physical symptoms in this life.
I had a client named “Beth” who
had problems with headaches and dizziness. Tests and MRI’s showed no
physical cause. In her regression, she was “blindsided” with a blunt
object while asleep in a teepee during a raid on her village. After
the regression, her head was in pain and she was extremely dizzy for
about a half an hour. When she regained her balance and her head
cleared, she was able to go home. To this day, she has not suffered
from her headaches.
While Past Life Regressions can
have impressive curative effects on somatic illnesses, it is
important for such people to continue their allopathic care and to
realize that it is important to heal the body as well as the mind
How to Approach a Past Life
In approaching any
“transpersonal therapy” it is important to have a specific
intention. While many people initially want to “just be open” to
whatever they might experience, it has been my experience that we
just have so much going on that an intention offers us a context in
which we can consciously understand our experience.
In approaching a regression and
a new client, I never know what that client is going to see or why
spirit has brought them to me in the first place. An intention
allows the client a framework in which to draw conclusions and gain
insights into themselves. Many people are concerned that they will
limit what could be obtained, my experience is that spirit never
disappoints or limits us. The intention is for us, not spirit. You
will experience what spirit wants you to experience.
My advice then is to have an
intention, then be open to the possibilities. “This or something
better” is a prayer that is often said in the new thought community
and a good approach to regression therapy.
What kind of intentions work
well? Anything that is problematic is really best. Specific
questions about life circumstances, relationships, phobias or
illnesses will all bring good results. Make sure that you keep it
within the realm of your everyday life and always about you only.
This will also help you see how truly spiritual your everyday life
is. If you stay with things that you consider problematic, you’ll be
able to see how you’ve played out your problems in the past and what
you’re trying to accomplish in this lifetime.
Will this Work for Me?
There is some debate in the
hypnosis community about who is hypnotizable and who is not. My
experience is that a person who is willing to suspend what they
think they know and are willing to allow themselves to sink into an
altered state of consciousness are good candidates. My answer is yes
provided that you’re willing to allow yourself to become deeply
involved in your experience.
It’s like reading a book. While
you are reading, you allow yourself to get into the flow of the
action, become deeply involved with the characters in the story and
often times draw pictures in your mind about what the characters
might look like, their setting, perhaps what they’re feeling, etc.
This is a form of hypnosis and if you can look at it that way, you
will be very successful. You wouldn’t say, while reading this book,
that this isn’t really happening, its just words on a page and my
imagination is making it up. You become involved in the action and
often get your other senses involved. This is what I find is most
helpful for people doing regression work.
What Results Can I Expect?
Past Life Regression is one of
the most effective psychological and transpersonal tools available
and often saves many years of psychotherapy, however, nothing is a
panacea and rarely does just one or two sessions solve a lifetime of
problems and habits. People often notice profound changes after one
or two regressions, but without continued work and follow-up, these
changes tend to be short lived. Rarely does one past life hold the
answer to all of our problems, nor does one regression cover all the
subtleties and insights of a given life. Our past lives were lived
in the same way that your present life is, with growth spurts, times
of stagnation, moments of sorrow as well as joy.
Dedicated and consistent effort
in your healing process provides the best results. In the case of
regression therapy, you will find that a series of lives around this
issue. Successful lives around particular problems can be accessed
to give you more resources and energy to move forward, difficult and
painful lives can be brought to closure and redirected, again to
give you more energy and resources to your own personal becoming.
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Past Life Therapy
Mystic and the Doctor