|Have you been there
therapy-Confronting the immortal you that is present from body to body, mind to mind and life
to life. Wouldn't it be exciting to meet your past? Is it possible that we have lived
before? Does everyone have past and future lives? Most people experience past life therapy
as a gradual unfolding of images. "Past life regression therapy includes the mental
act of going back, to a time prior to this life in order to retrieve memories that may
still negatively influence a person's present life. They are probably the source of
symptoms running the gamut from phobias to addictions," avers R.Chandran, a past life
According to him,
in practical terms, the prism of past lives can offer many facets to understanding your
life today. If one believes in reincarnation, which teaches that a soul survives death and
returns to Earth time and time again in a new body- then it is easier for you to have
faith in the images which unfold when you undergo past life therapy.
reincarnate among those they've known before. "We know everything about our
prospective parents before we choose them," says Wiliston, a word renowned therapist.
He also goes on to suggest that we not only choose the people we want around us but
the genetic strain that would determine our looks, intelligence, strengths and
other words, we literally make ourselves who we are! "But for some," explains
Swami Yogendra, a therapist who heads the Multiversity at the Osho Commune who had his
first regression fourteen years ago, "
past life regression is a way to support their
ego structure." Swami Yogendra believes that past life in a sense is a repetition of
an event. Having been through various past life regressions, he elucidates thoughtfully,
" it is difficult to say that the images I saw were the images that belonged to my
past life or did they belong to an uprising buried in my sub-conscious and were the images
that I wanted to see. In fact, it is quite similar to watching a movie! The only
difference here is that the images come from my mind! Past life therapy can be induced
through many methods, the most common being hypnosis. Though each therapist's hypnotic
suggestions have variations, the skeletal frame remains the same.
Menezes, the famous dream therapist and the President, Indian Association who has
regressed using hypnosis states, " to be able to go to your past life, most
therapists take you back to yesterday, two days ago, last week, five years ago, ten years
back, finally to your mother's womb and beyond. To be born you have to die." "
In a hypnotherapy session, your master is in control of you, your blood count level is
low, your heartbeat is
slow. It is almost a dreamless state, which is extremely emotionally draining once you
wake up," says Dr. Menezes. Interestingly all those who practice past life therapy
don't feel the need to prove it. " What is of value here is the outcome which is
effective. Beside how can I try to convince someone who doesn't want to be
convinced?" opines R.Chandran. In our new found education we seem to have forgotten
that there exists a soul. We watch life till our death with utmost interest but seem to
forget all after
it. Past life memories make you realize that after-death awareness is neither a punishment
nor a cessation of awareness. People who are healed through past life therapy are people
who remember names, dates and geographic details. But perhaps, even more important than
curing of physical and emotional symptoms, is the knowledge
that we do not die
even if our bodies do. We are immortal!