Past lives and Past Life Regression Therapy can be a pretty hard thing to get your head around if you have not experienced regression therapy or had some sort of spiritual awakening, but it is certainly not new or ‘New Age’ therapy.
Well known psychologist, Sigmund Freud, actually experimented with past life therapy. His work of tapping into repressed memories of early childhood, through hypnosis, became the early foundation of regression therapy. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s and 70s that this form of psychotherapy became generally recognised and acceptable.
There are many things that can block our clear understanding of past life therapy and create a barrier to regression work, namely, cultural or religious beliefs, or just beliefs in general!
We may become close-minded to alternate ideas and systems and because information cannot enter a closed mind, nothing new can be learned or gained. While people’s personal, religious or spiritual beliefs can be powerful, fortunately experience is the most powerful form of knowing.
In order to change we need to step outside our comfort zone. We need to let go of something that has inadvertently become a part of us. This could be anxiety, stress, grief, anger… any sort of emotion or behaviour.
Quite often we know what is holding us back, yet we can’t move forward. We become comfortable, as such, with the undesirable emotion or behaviour as after a length of time it becomes predictable.
There is a safety in knowing how we feel, but sometimes we continue this pattern for so long the root of the cause becomes suppressed in our subconscious. We continue to live day by day, year by year, carrying the burden.
We may relieve ourselves of the pain with medication, whether it is prescribed, recreational drugs or alcohol, just in order to cope. However, medicine can’t remove the psychological trauma.
We can live our lives coping with our issues, but it is not until we have actually dealt with them that real inner peace and freedom occurs.