My Adventures with
Personal Stories of Working with Subtle Energies
There are different ways to explore learning about your own previous incarnations. For me, one of the first experiences was through a dream. Other ways was through visiting other places and then experiencing a type of “waking dream” (or visualization) of that past era and the experience at that location These experiences were rather overwhelming and caught me off guard. Another method has been through discussions with John UK, my teacher and Guide, who shared some of my prior life experiences at the same time as myself.
The value in learning about your past lives is that it can sometimes help you understand why you have certain feelings or experiences in this current life. For example, I had a dream I had been shot in the back while riding a horse and then fell in the cold muddy ditch in what appeared to be autumn. The dream felt so real but it was not related to any aspect of my current life situation. The dream was about a past life experience when I was a Confederate soldier in the Civil War and had been shot and killed in that war. Knowing this background helped me understand why I had such strong feelings against war and conflict and also why kept on seeing the emotional scars of this war when I visited the southern states. It helped me understand why my feelings were so raw and seemingly more intense and out-of-place in comparison to those around me.
In another experience I had a waking dream when I was visiting a Spanish fortress on an Caribbean island and suddenly I felt myself going back in time and I literally could see myself as a Colonel in uniform with new black shiny boots. As I saw myself in this vision, I could see two daughters who were very well dressed in lacy pastel long dresses and I could feel a deep love for those girls. I could also feel the angst and manipulation from my wife in that past life relationship and could feel our mutual loathing. I knew in that split second past life encounter, I had married someone I didn't love and had done it for money and status. I was left shaken by who I was in this past life experience and felt rather disgusted with myself..
This glimpse into that past life helped me recognize my inability to now tolerate relationships that are filled with lies, manipulation, contempt, loathing, and self advancement. This deep personal repulsion of those traits and behaviors seem to be rooted from a personal experience in a past life that I instantly relived in that Spanish fortress in a matter of seconds.
The power of those feelings are even still awakened and seem real and tangible even now, even though the experience was well over several hundred years ago. This awareness of a past life did help me realize why I have zero tolerance and patience for negative and toxic relationships.
There can be some value in learning about our past lives. It can help us understand why we may have certain “buttons” or certain strong emotions in our current life. Sometimes it can help us understand our life path from an even greater perspective than what we have in our current life window. Another thing is may provide is an opportunity to visit that past life and bring or direct spiritual energy that may be used to help comfort or help make better decisions than what you made in that first pass-through.
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