We all accept that we’re products of our past experiences – how many times have you said ‘That’s just the way I was brought up’? But it’s not just experiences from our early days that influence our character and behaviour – we are also products of past lives. Jenny Smedley believes that if we don’t understand this or open to it then we will suffer from ‘amnesia of the soul’…
If you think (as do a lot of people) that you have enough problems in this life without digging up those from the past, then consider that 99% of your problems in this life will have roots in a previous one. So solely focusing on fixing current issues you have is like snapping the top of a weed and leaving the roots – you’re not resolving the cause of the issue.
Our souls progress through many lives, seeking perfect balance and understanding.
In order to do this we must have an understanding of how it is to be both winner and loser, male and female, rich and poor, etc. So don’t ever feel guilty if you discover a past life in which you were not the greatest version of you; guilt is not necessary, balance is.
Past life recall can sometimes influence phobias, especially illogical ones like a fear of birds. This suggests you have some deeply hidden, past life experience that needs to be healed. For example, a man who suffered from a fear of birds discovered under hypnosis that in a past life he’d been started by a bird while climbing a cliff in search of seagull eggs which caused him to fall to his death. The gull was the last thing he saw in his terror, so he brought it forward to this life with him.
There are more complex feelings that can be past-life based, such as anxiety or lack of worth. If nothing in this life caused them, then you may be suffering from a past life induced emotional trauma. Revealing this trauma gives you knowledge and that can give you the power to change your mental and emotional attitude in this life.
I’ve been asked how it can be possible to get a message from a loved one who has passed if they are likely to have reincarnated back to a new body on Earth. Many years ago, after I had discovered a past life with a man called Ryan, I thought the same thing. So when I was at a demonstration by Stephen Holbroo, I took no notice when he said, ‘I have someone called Ryan who wants to come in,’ and no-one else claimed this spirit. Then he said, ‘OK, well he wanted to give someone here a bunch of bluebells.’ I was staggered, (as would anyone who has read my story in Souls Don’t Lie, because bluebells were an important emotional part of that former life).
By then Stephen had moved on to the next spirit waiting to come through. Afterwards I asked him if it was possible for me to get a message from a spirit who had reincarnated. And so it was Stephen who first explained to me that all of us leave most of our energy ‘in spirit’ all the time, and only a fraction comes back here in a physical body, which means there is a greater part of us to connect with, in spirit, at all times. Of course by now I’ve had confirmation of this many times both with people and animals.
There are 4 ways you can experience your past lives.
One is by spontaneous memory, such as in Déjà vu, dreams and even waking moments of complete recall. Or you can deliberately meditate in order to open your subconscious to your distant history, either independently, in a group or by using a CD.
Alternatively, you can have a past life reading from a psychic or you can try past life regression under hypnosis. This way is usually the most effective because the therapist can ask you direct, progressive questions as the regression proceeds.
Do not be afraid of what you may see in a past life, your guides will ensure that you will only recall what you’re meant to and can endure and cope with. But, this is another reason why using an experienced therapist to guide you is the best way to relive past lives.
About the author
Ever since Jenny Smedley had a life-changing angelic experience, she’s developed a deep connection with angels. She is an international angel consultant, past life therapist and author of An Angel By Your Side (CICO Books) and Angel Whispers (Hay House).