How Past Lives Can Affect Us

Years ago I had no idea I’d ever experienced anything beyond this lifetime. Ideas like reincarnation weren’t something I even thought about – they simply weren’t on my radar. When energy healing first entered my life I heard about how things before we were born could energetically affect us, but the healer who was working on me and taught me was pretty religious and didn’t believe in past lives. I honestly don’t know how she rectified this in her mind. But just a few years later when I began to work with a hypnotherapist who blended her spiritual practice into her scripts, I spontaneously regressed to a past life.

In that session, what came up to be healed was fear. Fear of death. In the past life, I’d had intuitive gifts and was killed because of the gifts. At least that’s what I believed. In fact, over the few years I worked with this woman, I regressed a number of times to past lives when I had intuitive gifts and was killed. One of the effects of healing the leftover trauma from these lifetimes was relieving me of a lot of anxiety I didn’t even realize I had. Anxiety I medicated with food.

Having been on the energy healing path for a while now, I not only believe in past lives but have seen how remnants of trauma and things left unhealed or unresolved can impact our life today. There are some hypnotherapists who specialize in past life regression, which can be very healing. However, I’ve seen the benefits of working within this lifetime first; addressing the beliefs we create in childhood.

That said, about a month ago I woke up from a nap and my right elbow was in pain. Out of the blue. I hadn’t strained, bumped, or overworked it. The pain dissipated and then came back. There were times it ached, and then went away. It was weird. I had a Reiki session a few days after it began hurting, but because it felt fine that day we didn’t address it.

However, having another Reiki session just a few days ago, I decided it was time to find out what was going on. The Reiki Master I work with is very intuitive and I asked her to tune into my elbow and see if she picked up on anything. As she began to work, my elbow began to ache quite a bit, letting me know we were on the right track. It may sound counterintuitive, but when I do healing work I look for the pain, dive into it and get to the bottom of things and create healing.

What surprised me was when she saw a vision of me in a past life punching someone and I was really angry. The pain was stored anger. She looked some more and saw that the person I was punching was someone I actually know in this lifetime. Someone who we don’t see very often but was a guest in our house around the time my elbow started acting up. During the past life I was a guy and so was this other person. My practitioner picked up that I was Russian and the lifetime felt like it was in the 1800’s.

Lying on her massage table, I decided to close my eyes and see if I could tune into this as well. I could faintly sense my anger as I punched this guy out. I sensed that behind the rage were feelings of betrayal, that he’d done me wrong. I also sensed that I was wearing a heavy fur coat and hat, like you’d wear in very cold climates. I picked up that I’d gone away for several months on what felt somewhat like a military commitment and when I came back this guy had stolen my girl. She said she would wait for me, but he moved in on her. My Reiki master saw that after all that I’d gone away again and had been killed, being shot in the back. It was a short life with things left unresolved.

I focused beyond that lifetime to see what sort of lesson I might have wanted to learn from that whole experience, and saw that this same guy became my daughter in the next lifetime. There was supposed to be healing in the next life, but because my wife died in childbirth I didn’t do well and became an alcoholic.

Since this session I’ve become aware that I’ve shared a number of lifetimes with this soul. But one thing I gleaned from looking at these two lives, was how in one life I had such hate and disdain for this person, yet in the next I was able to love them dearly. As souls we share great love and it’s fun to play out these various roles. Yet as humans it’s a different ballgame.

Something else that came to me quite unexpectedly, was that I was healing part of Russia’s energetic shadow. Because I lived a life (or more) in Russia, healing trauma from that lifetime is healing Russia’s shadow. And yes, every country has one.

When you work on healing yourself, you’re actually healing the world.

My practitioner worked using Reiki and a tuning fork to help free up the energy in my elbow and help it move through. The way she explains it, tuning forks can be used like an acupuncture needle to vibrationally help energy blocks dissolve.

It’s only been a few days since this recent healing session and my elbow seems to have calmed down a bit. It will be interesting to see if this session took care of it or it there’s more for me to work on. Time will tell.

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 20 year old son, a former merchant ship's deck officer, and a wife. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. My most recent adventure has me navigating a very challenging Kundalini Awakening.
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8 Responses to How Past Lives Can Affect Us

  1. Lisa Orchard says:

    Interesting post. I’ve never really put much thought into past lives. It sounds interesting.

  2. Lori says:

    I have a different take on reincarnation. As you probably know, I enjoy the writings of Paul Ferrini whose messages he claims comes from Christ through him. His “Past Lives” section of his book seem to align with Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now.” In Ferrini’s book, “I am the Door” he states, “Since ‘now’ is all there is, all incarnations are simultaneous. All dreams of self are present in the dream. The belief in the past is what limits [the] ability to be fully present in the moment. And that presence [of being in the moment] is necessary if you are to wake up from the dream of self-abuse.”

    Just thought I’d share something a little different. I do enjoy hearing and contemplating all different ideas.

    • Yes. Looking through the lens of pure spirit, time isn’t linear. We only perceive it that way because we have a brain that sequences our experience into discreet moments that play out like a movie to us. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s incredible experience of having a stroke so clearly shows how our experience of everything completely changes when the left hemisphere of our brain isn’t functioning. If you have a few minutes, her TED talk is great. (I read her book, My Stroke of Insight).

      It’s not necessarily the belief in the past that limits the ability to be fully present in the moment, but when a belief we created in the past becomes activated or triggered. Something I’ve done many times and am still doing is connect with a moment when a belief was created, have a conversation with the aspect of myself who created the belief (of less-than), and help them shift their perspective. This changes my consciousness immediately – dissolves triggers, creating more inner peace. You can read the blow-by-blow in some of my posts tagged Hypnosis. I don’t think you realize I’m not a spiritual seeker, I’m all about energy healing. I’m all about creating energetic shifts that change how I experience life. And accessing both the seen and unseen realms has allowed me to create healing I’d never have achieved otherwise. That said, if you haven’t checked out Paul Selig’s books, he’s a beautiful and pure channel of spirit as well.

  3. Very interesting and I appreciate your point of view!

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