Have you ever had a strong reaction to someone on first meeting, for no reason? Have you ever noticed that there are themes and patterns that keep playing throughout your life and you wonder why? I have had intense interactions with certain individuals in my life, whom I just met – we just didn’t click, or we really clicked like long lost friends. I have seen dynamics between people that are so volatile and prickly, way overblown for the circumstances of their present history and I can’t help but wonder if their hostility goes beyond this lifetime and is rearing it’s ugly head in the present.
I am not a shrink, or a mental therapist, so my observations about the topic of past lives is purely from a lay-person’s perspective. I was given a hour-long session of hypnosis as a birthday present a long time ago, which was probably the weirdest gift anyone had ever given me! I remember thinking on the ferry ride over to St. John, which is where the session took place, that I probably won’t go under….I’m too full of energy….too wound up…..not very obedient! I was a little scared, but mostly fascinated as I entered the man’s office. I sat on his couch, and as he spoke gently in a somewhat monotone voice, I thought to myself, ‘this isn’t working……I still hear the horns honking outside and people’s voices on the sidewalk’…….I scratched the itch on my leg…….all things I assumed you would not be aware of if you were hypnotized. We’ve all seen it on TV, making it look like parlor tricks, having the person who is under squawk like a chicken!
Then, a mini film started playing in my head and I began to see a scene with people in it I recognized, although they were wearing clothing of another time period. I saw myself, interacting with them, and watched the dynamic play out between myself and a man, (who was my boyfriend in the present life), exactly like our current dysfunctional dance.
After the session, I was in such a state, I couldn’t go back to work. It was abundantly clear that my boyfriend and I had some unfinished karma and it was oozing into the present. All of a sudden, I understood his ‘hold’ on me and why it was so strong and what I had to do about it. The session provided valuable information for my current situation and I felt relieved.
We each hold within us, a rich landscape of human experience, from both this life and other lifetimes. We choose our times, places, and circumstances for each life to learn and experience whatever it may be that we need to know for our soul’s growth. Sometimes these lessons carry over to other lives. We may change location, circumstances, even gender, but life lessons will be given until we “get it”, until we absorb the learning.