Occasionally I get dreams or flashbacks about my past lives. Is there a way for me to harness these memories and find out who I was so I can find out more about who I am? If so please tell me. All I know is that in one life I was a fisherman and in another life I was a roman soldier. Now other times I have dreams about alternet realities. So far I am a mummy, a normal me who stayed at my old school, Spider-Man ( no I did not watch Spider-Man that night), and I could hear whispers of people but couldn't understand them.
Re: Pastlives+other reali
By: Aeons_Wing / Novice Aug 24, 2014
Post # 2
Write them down. Keep writing them down. Read up on dream interpretation, and you can actually interpret flashbacks the same way.
It doesn't matter if you watched Spider-Man the night you dreamed it or not. The form of Spider-Man can carry some significance to you, that it re-occurs in dreams and flashbacks. It can be interpreted like a dream whether it means the "trickster" archetype force working through your life, or a desire for a better perspective in your life and empowerment of like web-slinging through the city.
I mean, puh-leeze, a spirit guide I work with takes on the form of Captain Hook. Of course I don't take that as literally that I was Smee in a past life or other reality or something. Instead I think about how pirates have a connection with the perils of being outside the conventional way of life, and have a connection with the ocean (another important symbol for me through my whole life) and those are issues that I work through because they reflect and apply to my life right now. (Why can't my spirit guides be ninjas?? Oh, well.)
There are guided meditations that you can take to stabilize a conscious visit into the past life, but of course there's a trick to it, to be relaxed, and not get too conscious out it so you're not manipulating the experience too much.
Past life regression meditations can often ask you to focus on one detail or defining moment while embodied in the past life. Once you've started there, try to pry into the memories of the form that you embody, to get a sense of their childhood; then of how they died. Ask, what were the general themes of this life? What was the lesson that they're still stuck on and gives you access to their life because you have something to learn? Are there any people you recognize from that regression, that accompany you in this present life?
Another neat weird thing I have read about happening, then, is to dis-associate yourself, so you become yourself again, and the past life becomes somebody separate--and then you talk with each other. I didn't think that could be possible, but consider that it's just pure information that your brain is translating for you and then there's no need to worry about, "Hey, why aren't I counseling future lives then? How can this have been my past life and not still be me?" Those are logical questions being brought into a reeeally illogical level of reality, so I'd advise to just continue to interpret dreams, flashbacks, and meditations like as if they're all dreams.
Re: Pastlives+other realities
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Aug 25, 2014
Post # 3
The best and most accurate way to find out more about past lives is to undergo a past life regression under the supervision of someone who is trained to take you into the necessary trance state, guide you through it, and then bring you safely back out of trance at the end.
Dreams of past lives and meditations about past lives often are inaccurate and lead us astray into believing things that are more wishful thinking than actual past-life memories. Guided trance work is far more apt to recover actual past life memories for you.
Be careful with the past live stuff. Real or not, too many people have done regression to "remember" things that are not real. I personally think that past lives are just your memories watching the world happen before you were born, which would be why so many people seem to be the same re-born people. Other times people "remember" things that aren't real at all but become convinced that it happened. If you are meant to remember something, you will. Just my 2 cents :)