Not everybody remembers their dreams, however we all dream several times a night. Our dreams are closely related to our emotions and in a dream state our minds give full rein to these emotions while our left brain that is analytical and logical, remains mostly inactive.
Depending on our emotional state in our waking lives, our dreams enable us to fulfil our wishes and desires without the interference of reasoning or reality and, on the other hand, the reflections of our fears result in nightmares and anxiety provoking dreams.
Your dreams, intuition and highest wisdom are generated by the right hemisphere of the brain where your subconscious resides. Your subconscious mind is a place of complete resourcefulness… all of your thoughts, emotions, beliefs, experiences and memories (including past life memories) are stored here and this is where you can find answers and solutions to presenting problems.
In a dream state the mind is more receptive to messages from your higher self as the body has surrendered all conscious control and you are literally left open minded. Your higher mind is free to express itself in the form of symbolic images and messages that reflect what is going on in your waking life.
Have you ever been separated from someone you love and as a result ached and longed for that person desperately? A client, who I will call Eva, is in a long distance relationship with a man she only sees occasionally. Her biggest fear is that she will lose him to somebody else because she is not able to maintain a constant presence in his life and their communication can be difficult due to the different time zones that being on opposite sides of the world presents.
Before the regression we set the intention to explore whether she had any past lives with this man to help her gain a greater understanding of her connection to him. Initially Eva wasn’t able to ground herself into one past life and experienced different lives and scenarios as different characters, including characters of both genders. (For our spiritual evolution our souls experience varied ways of life.) She eventually found herself in North America and in a loving relationship with her current life boyfriend who I will call Jag. Jag was a Native American Indian in this past life and in the presenting scenario she described him dressed in only animal skin with handmade weapons, about to leave for war. Eva was his wife and mother of his only child and as a consequence of this war Jag died and they never saw each other again after that final farewell.
We are energetic beings with our thoughts controlling the energy flow within and around us. What we think about determines how we feel and what we experience, this is why being mindful and choosing our thoughts wisely is essential to our wellbeing.
Our body’s energy centres are known as ‘chakras’, which means ‘wheel’ in the ancient Sanskrit language of India, and they circulate life energy (also known as ‘ki’, ‘chi’ or ‘prana’) throughout the body to ensure vitality. The chakras constantly receive and radiate energy according to our thoughts. If our thoughts are negative and based around stress, worry and fear then our energy centres become dirty and dense and as a result we feel sluggish, fatigued and out of balance. When our chakras are cleansed and balanced then the physical body maintains equilibrium between the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.
There are many energy centres of the body, but seven major ones that I will cover here. They each have different colours associated with them and represent different aspects of the self, both physically and mentally.
The Root Chakra (Red)
Located at the base of the spine, the root chakra is related to issues of physical security and affected by thoughts about finances, career, physical safety, needs and possessions.
Past Life Regression Therapy (PLR) is a short-term, intensive psychotherapy intended to alleviate human suffering by helping individuals change inappropriate behaviour patterns, promote wider acceptance of the self, improve interpersonal relationships and achieve balance and harmony in their personal lives.
The regression experience is a search for the source of the problem and it is important for the client to have some understanding of their own personal dynamics and accept responsibility for their own lives. It is essential for me, the therapist, to create and provide a safe environment for the client to feel confident in verbalising anything that is seen in the subconscious and for the client to be free enough to maintain the same level of objectivity and non-judgemental attitude towards whatever information is presented.
What to expect:
After an initial discussion to explore any current or recurrent problems, you are gently guided through a relaxation exercise and a guided meditation. This is an energetic journey we take together and when a relaxed state of being is achieved, past life memory recall is activated. The subconscious automatically begins to alert the senses and produce images of a story that reflects current life issues. Events from a past life are presented that help identify the root cause of any emotional, mental or physical complaints and conditions.
A client, who I will call Amy, presented with anxiety which she had been suffering from for the past 10 years. As she entered a past life she began to describe an old, English castle with vine leaves up the walls. She saw horses and the presence of royalty in what appeared to be of a medieval time. Amy was a young woman and worked as a servant for the King; she was unhappy and wanted to leave. Around her in the kitchen were other servants and cleaners and an older lady who appeared to be her saving grace. Amy described this older lady, who I will call Jean, as gentle, kind, loving and a protector in an environment that could be cold and cruel. As Amy explored her relationship with Jean she suddenly, but all-knowingly, recognised this woman to be her Aunty in this life. This kind and loving woman in her past life was in fact her very dear Aunty who had meant a great deal to her and who had passed away four years earlier.
Other relationships and significant events were explored in this life time including an event where Amy found herself amongst a large, contemptuous crowd where the people were sneering and cheering the men who, dressed as knights in their body armour, rode their horses and raised their jousting sticks as they battled to the death. As she watched this scene unfold she described feeling extremely anxious and sad at the absolute disregard for life.
We have all had unkind words spoken to us and these insults tend to echo in our minds a lot louder than the compliments we have received. Having low self-esteem can foster poor mental health, poor physical health and a lack of social connectedness, which commonly affect significant life outcomes.
Suffering from low self-esteem since childhood or adolescence suggests you are potentially more likely to develop an anxiety disorder, depression or a dependence on alcohol, tobacco or drugs as well as experience poor overall physical health and tougher financial difficulties due to periods of, or long term, unemployment. Poor self-esteem can also result in limited choices, relationship issues and negative life consequences.
Low self-esteem can be caused by abuse, bullying, being unemployed, feeling like you don’t fit in, loneliness, neglect, depression etc. It can be a reflection of how your life is progressing, but it can also be a contributing factor in determining future outcomes, so breaking the cycle and increasing your self-esteem is essential to improving your quality of life.