These journeys are a wonderful vehicle for spiritual exploration and a powerful form of therapy.
Regression is the experience of going back to an earlier time.
Past-life regression (PLR) involves the re-experiencing of a previous lifetime.
Past-life therapy (PLT) is PLR for emotional and spiritual healing.
These sessions may include additional steps, such as visualizing healing energies, contacting higher beings, or communicating with past-life characters.
Regression can be a very vivid and realistic experience involving two or more of your senses (for example, vision, hearing, and physical sensations). At other times, regression can be more subtle. Usually, you can expect to access enough information to allow for an interesting and useful experience.
Many people do enjoy a vivid experience the first time. Others will typically get some impressions — some images, thoughts or feelings — which can lead to a fuller past-life experience in a later session.
Most regression sessions include just two people: the client and therapist (or hypnotist). Typically, a session is scheduled in advance. The client and therapist usually arrange to meet for at least 90 minutes. (The first meeting is normally two full hours.) The session begins with discussion, which is followed by hypnosis* and regression.
During these individual sessions, the client and therapist talk frequently about what is happening, so that guidance can be tailored to the specific person and what he or she is experiencing at the moment. These events are often highly emotional, so the facilitator ideally will be a well-trained psychotherapist who can help maximize the healing potential of these experiences. Following the regression, some time is usually set aside to “process” the experience, again to maximize its potential benefits.
These regressions can include any combination of memory, imagination, and psychic experience. The “memory” component can blend accurate recall of a specific past life with other images — for example, personal present-lifetime memories, as well as memories of scenes from movies.
“Pure” recollection of past lives is not necessary for healing and personal growth. Research reveals that even present-life memories are, to various degrees, frequently mixed up with each other and distorted by emotions and attitudes. Discovering the essence of the story which surfaces during a regression, and at least a few important details which help bring the story into focus, is most valuable.
Yes. This is a frequent occurrence in private regression sessions, and can be an extremely useful source of self-knowledge, inspiration and healing.
For an in-depth exploration of the between-life state, a more extensive process of life-between-lives (LBL) regression can be very useful.
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