What is PAST LIFE REGRESSION THERAPY (PLR)?
Dr. Brian Weiss and Carol Weiss have teamed together to develop an intervention that helps clients gain access to higher spiritual/soul knowledge, to foster awareness, insight, healing, and well-being in areas of our current life that may be filled with past life unresolved "traumas".
Many times clients will present with symptoms in the classic psychologist trained eye that include: anxiety, phobias, OCD, depression, panic attacks, traumatic dynamics in current day relationships, abusive patterns, PTSD, and other presenting symptoms. If you've participated in traditional psychotherapy without symptom improvement, its highly likely the origin of your symptoms lies within a past life.
How could this be, you may wonder? This is where the SOUL and the idea of REINCARNATION come into play.
Past Life Regression is rooted in the belief system of reincarnation. That our body is a vessel for a soul, which has lived many lives prior to this current life. Within each life, we inhabit our BODY. This is different than thinking our body has a soul, but instead, our SOUL has a BODY. This body we experience a LIFE in is filled with different experiences (adoption, war, religious person, cowboy, prostitute, homeless, murderer or murdered, a healer, a leader, or many other examples) AND locations in the world/universe (its not always the earth plane that our soul has chosen). In each life we aspire to gain understanding, lessons, wisdom, and growth in the spiritual sense through that journey. Our soul is learning. Earth/planes are our "schools". Depending on how many and what types of lessons our soul has experienced, we could be anywhere between a pre-schooler to graduate school leveled soul. This is why we see some people who seem like "old souls", having wisdom, calm, understanding, and perspective "beyond their years on this earth/this life". While others are still learning skills like sharing, taking turns, respect, or other more basic lessons. The key is we are all interconnected on the soul level, helping each other grow. As a soul, you are eternal, indestructible and transcendent of this dimension of time and space
So, Past Life Regression is a method to help individuals who are still seeking relief from present day symptoms despite trying hard already to those of us who feel a calling in a spiritual manner, to grow and expand in this lifetime. No matter the reason, this intervention tool is powerful and effective!
What can I expect during a PLR SESSION?
1. It will be important to practice meditation prior to your session. You can access guided meditation recordings quite easily, through youtube or purchasing them on amazon.
This is important so your body knows how to unwind, relax, and know how to quiet its chatter and movement. We will be spending 60-90 minutes accessing this calm and centered place in your body, and knowing what this feels like and practicing it ahead of time will greatly improve the quality of your PLR session. Compare it to practicing before a big sports event or giving a lecture or preparing for an exam. You are more ready for the event, when you've practiced ahead of time.
2. It is important to monitor your caffeine use prior to the session. Many people use caffeine to wake up and stimulate your body and mind. During a PLR, we are aiming to calm, center, and quiet your body and mind. Caffeine could impede on your success during the session.
3. During a session, we will use methods of progressive relaxation, hypnosis methods learned from Brian Weiss, and meditation to access more of our RIGHT side of our brain (the creative, spiritual, higher vibrational realm, intuitive, emotional side) and allow our LEFT side of brain (the logical, grounding to this earth/life time side) to take a break. As you allow yourself to drift into a deep state of relaxation, you can break free of your surroundings and external aspects of yourself - allowing your spiritual self to enter and to vibrate at a higher soul frequency.
* I will have you lay on the couch or sit in a chair. You will make yourself conformation and please, wear comfortable clothing.
* I will sit close to you, but within your comfort zone.
* We will create an "intention" before we start. The intention is something you want to better understand about yourself, your current life, or a problem area.
* Then we will begin the process. Some people require a longer "induction" into the deep state of relaxation, while others can access this state quicker. There is no right or wrong.
When you are relaxed, we will allow your soul and deeper knowing open to where you need to go in order to gain access to information you are seeking. We can rarely predict where this will be, but I will be your guide along the way and you will be safe on this journey.
While we are visiting current life, past life, or future lives; I will integrate healing options and use singing bowls or other sounds to help integrate and/or release necessary parts of your energy for the greatest healing experience.
When it is time to return, I will help you return from the higher vibrational soul self, to your body self. We will have a short amount of time to integrate and process, or can schedule another time to do so.
You can expect that you will feel like you've been dreaming - you will struggle finding words for the experience - and you will remember everything! Many clients report that their dreams become more vivid, they feel a greater sense of symptom relief, and are more in touch with the bigger lessons of our lives (love, forgiveness, kindness, generosity, peace, connection, etc.). Your intuition may be in a higher gear and accessing knowledge and insight will feel easier.
How does PAST LIFE REGRESSION WORK?
Past life regression is a method used when in a state of deep relaxation that allows you to "tune into your true self".
You slowly distance yourself from your dominant thoughts of this current body. Then you slowly identify with a different body/mind/personality that begins to form into your awareness.
During this transitional phase, your intuition is important. It may feel like you are making things up (this is your left brain, so let it go) but just allow information to drop in like RAINDROPS (plop, plop, plop) into your consciousness. Pay attention to a knowing you have and experience it with your senses and feelings using your body wisdom.
Everyone experiences this unraveling of information in different ways: some are visual (like a photograph or movie), others may have emotions or intuitive insights (they just know), and still others may have other sensory experiences (hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling tactile sensations). As the information drops in, it can be 3rd person (like you are watching yourself) or 1st person (like you are yourself). Whichever way you experience this information is right for you. Just allow it to be.
We will move forward and backward in your lifetime, and there may be unexpected turns (moving between multiple lives or sudden changes in that very life), but eventually there will be an impression of the end of that past life. This is the point where you slowly see and join the lighter dimesions of your soul-being.
As you enter this higher realm, most clients report a deep sense of well-being, any mind chatter you had prior to this just stops, and you are encompassed by a vast, expansive, calm awareness that feels like "your truel self". You can access information in a very different way in this place: more like a telepathic download. You have access to higher knowledge by just asking. While in this realm, words fall short on describing what this is like and many clients tend to be more quiet and absorb the energy, well-being, and any information that is needed at that time.
It is also in this state/realm, that you will feel a higher state of vibration of what TRUE unconditional LOVE, clarity, wisdom, calm, selflessness, connectedness, peace, joy, security, confidence, and creativity MORE than you've ever felt before in the body realm. Your sense of "true self" is very clear in this state. Its a wonderful experience to have and will change you.
While you may have began your session in a state of feeling like you are "making this up", paradoxically, at the end of the session you will feel centered, confident, and in a state of deep clarity and insight. The shift is quite wonderful!
We are all beautiful multi-dimensional beings. Past life regression is an method that allows us to tune into the spiritual part of our "true self", allowing us to access knowledge through spiritual dimension guides and/or departed loved ones, as well as accessing information necessary for growth, evolution, and insight/clarity from the soul's higher vantage point to this current lifetime. Any subconscious thoughts/beliefs that are holding you back can become unstuck. You can heal and unblock limitations, by discovering who gave you these thoughts/beliefs and giving them back.
It’s an exercise in awakening to a more conscious aspect of self. Carl Jung said that healing is about becoming conscious of that which is unconscious, and our unconscious, limiting beliefs hold a strong grip on us, negatively impacting the way we move through life.
Do I have to believe in REINCARNATION to obtain benefits from PLR?
The simple answer is NO. If you believe in the conscious and unconscious mind, as mentioned above and theorized by Carl Jung, you can obtain benefit from PLR. Whether you see these as "stories" you make up, projections of yourself into "another person", or allowing your mind to creatively problem solve your present day situations: PLR can help heal.
I understand reincarnation is not a typical "western" ideology. In fact, it might go against the teachings of your current religious ideology. Trust in the process and once you experience this, with an open mind, its quite wonderful and at the end of the day, doesn't need to challenge belief systems if it ultimately allows for healing, insight, and wisdom to be gained.