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Title: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 19, 2012, 03:39:52 AM
It came up in discussion that, something that happened to someone in a previous life, has created a phobia in this current life. I won't mention details at the moment unless I get permission to cite the event and/or person.

After contemplating that particular aspect, it occured to me that this may in fact be the case for many of us. Phobias may be caused by what we previously experienced, and has been carried forward to our current lives. And this may indeed go forward to our next lives.

As an example lets take cowardice. Many are condemned for being cowards, perhaps shying away from a fight, or not fighting for ones country or something else on a similar vane. So consider; What if during a previous existence, a person was attacked or mobbed in a hideously violent way. They survived the event for a short time suffering the entire time and ultimately died. They then pass on into their next plane of existence, and becomes a person who is fearful - for some unknown reason to them - of getting into a confrontation within any crowd.

Another example could be; someone who is fearful of water may have been a drowned sailor in another life. and so on.

So how much does our past lives affect our current lives?
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 19, 2012, 05:14:12 AM
I'm going to further this post with the thought that, not only are our fears carried forward, but what about our likes and interests? Why are we drawn to certain interests, and maybe even hobbies?

I like to whittle and work with my hands and I'm able to turn my hands to most things, perhaps I was a master craftsman in another existence. I also like bladed weapons, so perhaps an armourer or forger of swords of some kind at another time.

These are minor examples of course, but if you consider the possibility......
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Scorched Eartha on October 19, 2012, 06:09:48 AM
I don't know much about reincarnation, but I had for years and years, from really quite young a recurrent "nightmare" where I was murdered.

I would see myself running through a house and feel the terror. I could see the large man looming behind me. I could feel him grab me and throttle me...I would actually feel the sensation of gasping for breath. Then I would see, as if from an increasingly high floating perspective my body, flung among some reeds in a swampy area.

The weird thing was that though I always knew it was me...it wasn't this "me" I saw. It was a small African American girl and I always knew that the place I was in was Louisiana. There was always an overwhelming sense at this point of sadness and betrayal and I always knew that my killer had been my older brother.

When I was in my very early 20's I went to a woman to get some astral charts done. I didn't know her...she was a friend of a new flatmate I had. I only went for the lark. She was asking me about my birthday, time etc . She got this kind of odd look about her - just a sort of detached look and she said "Your birth this time was traumatic. Very traumatic. The whole scene is bathed in blood"

I had been 5 weeks overdue. The placenta had grafted itself to my mothers uterine walls and she lost so much blood during the delivery that they transfused her with almost twice her total blood volume before they managed to bring it under control. Both she and I were in intensive care for over a week. At three weeks of age I was back there, with pneumonia and almost died again. I didn't tell that to her though, as I was quite taken aback and didn't quite know what to say.

Then she said to me: "You were very ambivalent about coming back this time. There's a sense of you almost deciding not to do it at the very last moment. I think when you died last time it was traumatic. You were only a child and you were murdered by someone very close to you. I think that person is still close to you now and I think you ought to be very very careful of him in this life too."

My older brother is a violent alcoholic. He has tried to kill me on two occasions. Once when I was a small child and again just after my first child was born. I  took out a restraining order on him 15 years ago after that attempt. Moved states and changed my name. Both times he tried to strangle me.

Like I said, I don't know much about reincarnation - but I know what that woman told me. And I know she had no way of knowing any of those things.


eta: I had to put an "s" in "restraining"...retraining would have done him no good - the bugger is beyond redemption.
 >:(
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: searching on October 19, 2012, 08:52:56 AM
Wow, Scorched Eartha, that is intense. I have a similar experience but not anywhere to that level. I've just always had an issue with my throat being touched and as I got older started to suspect I had been strangled to death in a past life. A family member who is sensitive confirmed this. I have recently done some past life regression and was able to see the scene where I was murdered. It was late 1800s or early 1900s. I was a reallly slender brunette woman no later than my early 20s. I was at the base of a dark wood staircase. There was a man above me with his foot on my chest and he was strangling me with a belt around my neck. I am unsure of this but I think that man may have been one of my husbands past lives. If that is accurate his murderous tendencies haven't followed him into this life like your brothers did.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Scorched Eartha on October 19, 2012, 09:16:06 AM
I have no interest in doing any past life regression. The dreams were vivid and traumatic enough and anyway i don't trust any therapist to not just be mining me for info and then planting some kind of post hypnotic suggestion to keep me coming back. There have been many instances of things like that happening.

As I said I happened across this woman, having gone to her for a very different thing. Neither of us had any intention of that becoming a "past life reading". I have on a few occasions in my life just happened across people who have had insights for me. One drunk man in a pub once passed on a message from my other (worthwhile and missing) brother to say that he had died long ago and wanted me to stop searching for him because he would never be found and it was ruining my life.

I am very much open to the notion that some people can see into other realms. I am also firmly of the opinion that if I am meant to know what they see, I will meet them and be told.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: searching on October 19, 2012, 09:22:47 AM
I wouldn't go to a therapist for this either. Its just something I did myself in my room. Funny thing is of the several times I did it one of the times my husband was in the room and he started getting images from my past life as well and telling me about what he saw and it matched up perfectly. If I were in your situation I doubt I would want to do the regression either already having had such a detailed and traumatic experience with it.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 19, 2012, 09:44:07 AM
WOW!!! I really don't know how to answer that SE. For something like that to follow you is, for want of a better word, bizarre. To be able to carry on with that kind of knowledge says something about how strong a person you are.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: naturalpaganmomma on October 19, 2012, 10:08:03 AM
Drac, if it's me you're referring to regarding past life dreams and phobias, go ahead and site away. It;s fine with me babe. No problem. :)
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: naturalpaganmomma on October 19, 2012, 10:31:42 AM
SE, I'm so sorry you have had to endure all of that. I don't blame you for not wanting to do a regression. I'm happy you're such a strong person because it's nice having you here on the forum.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 19, 2012, 10:45:54 AM
Drac, if it's me you're referring to regarding past life dreams and phobias, go ahead and site away. It;s fine with me babe. No problem. :)

Thanx NPM,   :) :-*  I didn't think you'd have a problem with it, but I wouldn't without your permission.  ;)
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on October 19, 2012, 03:08:33 PM
Bring something to mind , could hate be so stronger it can follow you across time . Infusing itself into someone that will be near you , someone that wants to harm you , kill you , to destroy your very essences. What could cause such hate ?. Would it not make hate a separate entity in itself ?.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: naturalpaganmomma on October 19, 2012, 03:52:57 PM
I'm one of those who believe that "ancient evil" exists. Hypothetically, if a person did great good in one of their past lives I would say then it is possible something dark tried to take them out, and continues to try everytime they are reborn.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 19, 2012, 04:50:00 PM
Hate/hatred is an emotion, one of the more intense emotions we experience. Either by ourselves or towards ourselves. It is a palpable emotion that can be strong enough so we can feel it emanating from someone without having to look at them. I would guess that yes, this would be possible to carry across and manifest in some way.

NPM, That's an interesting hypothesis, In your reasoning does 'evil' then represent itself in some manifest way? some kind of entity that can do harm?
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: naturalpaganmomma on October 19, 2012, 05:26:41 PM
Yeah. I think there are entities just as ancient as the Goddesses and Gods that are evil as some are good, and other benign, not carrying either way. Some of the bad ones may be Goddesses and Gods as well as other entities. I believe in a system of balance. I believe it's that balance that holds everything together like the thread in a seam. There's a gray area in between the two opposing poles, providing a spectrum circular in nature.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 19, 2012, 05:59:27 PM
I accept your premise that evil can become an entity in its own right, but for there to be balance does that mean that good is also an entity? and if so how then does it manifest itself?

I see that opposites create the balance, but can there truly be a neutral ground? a grey area as you say?
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: naturalpaganmomma on October 19, 2012, 06:24:55 PM
I accept your premise that evil can become an entity in its own right, but for there to be balance does that mean that good is also an entity? and if so how then does it manifest itself?

I see that opposites create the balance, but can there truly be a neutral ground? a grey area as you say?

I shouldn't have said "gray area". That was my fault. I should have said "in between". But yes. If there are bad entities, then there would have to be good ones to maintain the balance. And yes. I do believe there is an "in between". Indifference is in between. For example, indifference can be good or bad. If a person is indifferent to another person being assaulted, and they do not do so much as call for help, the indifference could be classed as bad. If a person sees another person, who appears to be starving, steal a loaf of bread and says nothing, the indifference could be classed as good.

We, ourselves, as human beings are not completely good or bad. We are even or more one than the other. If we lean one way, there is surely someone else in the world who leans the other. Also, being a witch, I believe that we are part of the universe and the universe is part of us. We are part of the divine and the divine is part of us. We are all connected to each other and everything around us. Therefore, is it really that far of a stretch for there to truly be an in between? Most acknowledge a veil between this world and the next, between life and death. Isn't that an in between in itself?
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: lucifer on October 19, 2012, 06:31:51 PM
My opinion:
There is no good. There is no evil. There is only duality.

All things were created within The Goddess with The God. There is balance, but the balance - and perceived opposing forces - do not require opposing forcers. The Goddess is both the creator and the destroyer.

So tell me, what is this evil that you speak of? ;D
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 19, 2012, 06:52:55 PM
I see the "in between" Its that moment between stop and start. the moment of hesitation between yes and no, its that single line between left and right. I can relate to that, the pivot point perhaps.

I reason that an entity is a fully concious, self aware being that occupies time and space. Evil is not so much a being, but a spiritual presence that is felt at given moments of negative emotion. As of course is Good at positive moments. it is the urge to do wrong or bad, it is the temptation that is in us all to go one way or the other.

The neutrality in us as you mention, is indeed (and I accept this) the time or moment between these two. and dependant on the circumstances can be perceived as one or the other.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: WhiteRaven on October 19, 2012, 06:59:09 PM
I have a fear of a few things for unknown reasons... None of the make any sense to me. I'm scared of anything that floats in the sky above my head, any kind of engine, and I hate those huge trucks on the interstate I can't stand them. I literally broke down crying not to long ago because I almost saw one hit a car and kill the poor person. I also can't stand broken glass. I'm also always afraid I will break glass and it will touch my skin.... I start hyperventilating around glass.

As for traits I think I gained from a past life... Cooking is definitely one. Archery is another along with me being crafty. I know most people say those things just pass down through the generations but I don't really see how they can. I also LOVE water. I could swim my whole life and never be tired.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: searching on October 19, 2012, 07:26:06 PM
Perfectly spoken (or written I should say), Drac. That is exactly the right description for the grey area in between good and evil acts...the pivot point or the moment in between. I do also believe in both evil and good as actions and as entities. I believe in angels and in demons. I guess an in between or a grey entity could be a spirit that remains because of unfinished business that has no malicious intent.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Draconis Rex on October 19, 2012, 07:29:49 PM
Maybe you were a goldfish in a past life.... Your tank broke. theres your broken glass and your sensitivity to it touching you, and the engines could be the filtration system. things floating above you could be the owners cat kept trying to get at you with its paw.  The craft and archery must be from another incarnation.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'm only kidding.   I must say, you seem to be quite the sensitive soul.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on October 19, 2012, 10:30:19 PM
Good , evil ,just two faces on a single head. conjoined twins. Sweet and sour wrapped into one. A game of chance , or something we do not understand yet?.
 
Won't say anything WhiteRaven don't want to give you nightmares.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: WhiteRaven on October 20, 2012, 09:51:37 AM
Nightmares don't bother me OG. :)

Rex... Maybe I WAS  gold fish! Like you said I am a sensitive soul apparently.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on October 20, 2012, 02:15:03 PM
 WhiteRaven what happens when you look into a mirror ?.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: WhiteRaven on October 20, 2012, 02:49:01 PM
I kind of just make faces when I look in a mirror. If a mirror comes out of nowhere and I see myself I end up scaring myself to death.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on October 20, 2012, 03:21:56 PM
Have you ever seen something besides yourself in the reflection of the mirror or glass ?.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: WhiteRaven on October 20, 2012, 03:31:30 PM
Once. And it was actually a reflection bouncing off a pictures glass when I saw it. It was me kind of. My hair was up in a fancy bun and it was brown and my eyes were green and I looked incredibly bored. From the angle my arms were in I could tell my hands were in front of me. I had a emerald green velvet dress on. At least I believe it was velvet from the texture I saw. And it cut down to my chest and the sleeves fell off my shoulders. As soon as I saw it my eyes went wide and the reflection repeated the action and disappeared.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Earthbound Spirit on October 20, 2012, 03:53:38 PM
I think you learn the lessons you are supposed to learn in this life and then you move on to the next one.  I am not sure that anything in your past lives would have any direct effect on this one.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on October 20, 2012, 03:59:31 PM
Have to ask  you said you were scared of things floating above you head , do you mean clouds . What about balloons ?.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: WhiteRaven on October 20, 2012, 04:05:43 PM
Have to ask  you said you were scared of things floating above you head , do you mean clouds . What about balloons ?.

I love clouds. And balloons are fine to. Its planes, helicopters that I don't like.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on October 20, 2012, 05:27:59 PM
Think that's because planes and helicopters have a tendence to drop things on unsuspecting civilians . I think you will find you are not alone in that fear .
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: WhiteRaven on October 20, 2012, 05:30:11 PM
Probably so. I've always wanted to learn about my past life though. I just don't know how to learn about it.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: lucifer on October 20, 2012, 05:45:45 PM
Probably so. I've always wanted to learn about my past life though. I just don't know how to learn about it.
Knowing that you made some sort of mistake which inevitably led to your death in the last incarnation doesn't mean that you won't make the same mistake and die the same way.

It might be interesting for you to know, but if and when you learn about a past life, you shouldn't necessarily let it govern how you're living this one - In my opinion, there's a reason that your soul supresses that information from your current incarnation. What if you found out that the last time through you were Hitler? Or Jack the Ripper? Would you be able to keep knowledge that from destroying your sense of self?

Still just my opinion, though. ;D
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: WhiteRaven on October 20, 2012, 05:55:44 PM
Probably so. I've always wanted to learn about my past life though. I just don't know how to learn about it.
Knowing that you made some sort of mistake which inevitably led to your death in the last incarnation doesn't mean that you won't make the same mistake and die the same way.

It might be interesting for you to know, but if and when you learn about a past life, you shouldn't necessarily let it govern how you're living this one - In my opinion, there's a reason that your soul supresses that information from your current incarnation. What if you found out that the last time through you were Hitler? Or Jack the Ripper? Would you be able to keep knowledge that from destroying your sense of self?

Still just my opinion, though. ;D

I wouldn't let it take over this life. This life is my new life and for new beginnings. Anyways what will happen will happen.

Who knows though maybe I was Hitler or maybe I'm the future new Hitler. :P
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on October 20, 2012, 07:03:17 PM
How about Madame Currie , or Mother Teresa or Me MOM . Don't look at the negatives , only the positives.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: naturalpaganmomma on October 21, 2012, 08:32:46 PM
Luci, sorry it took me so long to respond. Had a busy day with my little girl at spiral scouts.  :) As for what I deem to be evil, I can really only site acts I see as evil, but they're pretty much common sense. I personally think what the Nazi's did to the Jews, etc was evil. I think serial killers are evil. Etc., Etc., Etc. I think you get what I mean.

I may believe that evil has it's own deity(ies) somewhere, but I do not begrudge those who believe otherwise. For me, the duality is kind of like the neutral part. A good deity may condone something bad, such as violence, for a good cause. Something such as defense of ones loved ones, while an evil deity may do or say something nice to trick someone.

I would say that one of the thoughts I had that led me to this conclusion was the act of purification and protection spells. I do not see me having to protect myself from the goddess or the gods and goddesses associated with her, so then who would I be protecting myself from? I know my thinking is very simplistic in nature. No one could or would ever accuse me of being a great mind, but I find the times I didn't follow my gut I ended up in a lot of trouble and the times I have, I usually fair a little better.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on October 21, 2012, 11:04:44 PM
Are you protected by the God/dess , where are the bad God/dess . Same place as the good ones. Same ones . They are that which side of them you choose . They are neutral neither good or bad , they are what we make of them . The choice is ours , think of them as trail guide , we pick the trail they show us what is to be found there. We are the good , we are the evil . We are to blame for all we do ,no one else . Purification and protection spells are just to purify and protect us from ourselves . A vaccine against evil , but as in all things some are immune to the vaccine. We choose.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: OldSoul on October 23, 2013, 04:56:26 PM
I have found that I have a talent to such things as wood carving and edged weapons. Must ant type of weapon for that matter. I have been searching for answers for a long time now. Here are a few things that I have found out. First is that there is a life force that leaves the body at the time of what we call death. Not only have I felt this life force leaving first hand. but it has been weighted. The human body loses a small amount of weight at the time of death. So I believe that this is the soul. I believe that each life is like going to school, a time for learning what we have to learn. Each time we complete a life it is as we have completed a level of school. We have to complete enough levels of learning to become worthy to become one with the Goddess or God. And that we end a life cycle by killing ourselves then we have to do that life level again in another time or place.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Aidan on January 21, 2014, 01:21:36 PM
I sometimes dream that i am somebody in the past.
And i get a lot of deja vus when i visit certain historic sites.

Could that have something to do with reincarnation?
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on January 21, 2014, 04:01:00 PM
Some call it racial member , have heard that some believe it is a call you sent out from the past to your future self but the full signal is not getting through .

This is a story told to me years ago by a Lakota Shaman who was on vacation to see his wife's ( think it was her cousin ) a relative . Their daughter started crying and when they asked her why she pointed at a rocky area and told them that is where she died of sickness a long time ago . When they walked over to the rocks they found some type of pictograph carved into the rock . At the spot she said she died at . They could not make it out well but it looked like that of a canine , there daughters name was Fox .
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Aidan on January 22, 2014, 03:00:00 PM
I once dreamed i was a Celtic warlord sacking a greek pagan temple.
Looked up the name and he turned to be a real historic figure. :s
Strange. Very strange. :)
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on January 23, 2014, 01:10:48 AM
Yah , you got that right , really strange.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Valerie on January 23, 2014, 01:56:59 AM
Fascinating thread, wow SE, that is truly scary x
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Aidan on January 23, 2014, 12:12:45 PM
Yah , you got that right , really strange.
My enemies called be Brennus right before i ran a spear through their priestess, violated the Oracle, cut of her head and screamed "Boudica!!!" into the hills around the temple.

I could only see from a first pov, not act.
Looked it up.
Brennus Delphi on Google and...well....see and find out for yourself!
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Aidan on January 23, 2014, 12:19:06 PM
Yah , you got that right , really strange.
My enemies called be Brennus right before i ran a spear through their priestess, violated the Oracle, cut of her head and screamed "Boudica!!!" into the hills around the temple.

I could only see from a first pov, not act.
Looked it up.
Brennus Delphi on Google and...well....see and find out for yourself!
During a ritual.....
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Aidan on January 24, 2014, 06:04:53 AM
If there is such a thing as past lives, i have always felt like i used to be MUCH more a powerful astral being.
And than somehow lost most of that power in some great battle.

Could be nothing though.....
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: marisol on January 24, 2014, 10:35:19 AM
Could have been a dream.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Aidan on January 24, 2014, 10:38:08 AM
Could have been a dream.
The kind that comes back more than 100 times since i was a little boy?
Going on where i left off.

Ok......
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Ashe Isadora on January 24, 2014, 01:32:52 PM
I'm much more likely to give credibility to someone who remembers a pretty mundane past life than a grandiose one.  Let's face it, the vast majority of us were peasants or farmers, not Cleopatra or a Great Magical Warrior.  Though I will concede that I think many magical people may be here because we have past life memories that led us to seek this life.  But that could mean you were a  a Catholic nun, priestess of Vesta or a Mason.  Not necessarily a witch (though it's possible) and it's doubtful you were a Powerful Mage.  Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Aidan on January 24, 2014, 01:34:42 PM
I'm much more likely to give credibility to someone who remembers a pretty mundane past life than a grandiose one.  Let's face it, the vast majority of us were peasants or farmers, not Cleopatra or a Great Magical Warrior.  Though I will concede that I think many magical people may be here because we have past life memories that led us to seek this life.  But that could mean you were a  a Catholic nun, priestess of Vesta or a Mason.  Not necessarily a witch (though it's possible) and it's doubtful you were a Powerful Mage.  Just sayin'.
I am not talking about the physical realm.
Forgot to mention that. Mt bad. :D
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Aidan on January 24, 2014, 01:41:21 PM
I'm much more likely to give credibility to someone who remembers a pretty mundane past life than a grandiose one.  Let's face it, the vast majority of us were peasants or farmers, not Cleopatra or a Great Magical Warrior.  Though I will concede that I think many magical people may be here because we have past life memories that led us to seek this life.  But that could mean you were a  a Catholic nun, priestess of Vesta or a Mason.  Not necessarily a witch (though it's possible) and it's doubtful you were a Powerful Mage.  Just sayin'.
I think i was an Archer.... :)
Or a Monk working for Charlamagne.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on January 24, 2014, 03:36:22 PM
I'm not going to tell you what I was  :-p
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Aidan on January 24, 2014, 03:37:56 PM
I'm not going to tell you what I was  :-p
I have a hunch... :)
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: marisol on February 14, 2014, 09:01:58 AM
I don't believe we are supposed to know who, what, or where we were
before this lifetime. I don't need or want to know. I think it would just
be confusing. It is interesting to think about tho.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Alchymist on February 14, 2014, 10:23:41 AM
I got "regressed" once, some years ago; not hypnotically, but in a deep meditative state, and received three very distinct images - two of which definitely relate to my present life

In the first, I was living the life of a Samurai warrior in feudal Japan, weary with fighting and living a peaceful, contemplative life in a monastery in the mountains; I regularly received messages from a Daimyo, or feudal lord, asking me to come and fight for him, but I ignored them all.

In the second, I was a World War II bomber pilot, probably in my 40s so older than most other pilots at that time, weary with fighting but simply conscious of trying to do a difficult, dangerous and necessary job to the best of my ability, and longing for an end to conflict. Since "I" was born in 1944 in my "current" life  (assuming my parents were telling me the truth and my birth certificate isn't a forgery, which I sometimes suspect), either "I" must have died in my previous life before the war ended - or incarnations can overlap, which is an intriguing thought.

My third image seemed completely unrelated to the other two; "I" was in some kind of spacecraft, in orbit around a far distant, Jupiter-sized planet but with odd, diffuse cellular structures on its surface rather than Jupiter's stripes. I got impressions of deep reds and yellows - but this image was quite brief and I didn't get much detail. I'm not sure that "I" was even human. A vision of the far future? A life in another galaxy "far, far away", perhaps? Or "just a random image from my subconscious mind", as I'm sure most psychologists would insist?

But who knows, really?

Alchymist.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Draconis Rex on February 15, 2014, 03:02:51 AM
Overlapping incarnations; sounds worthy of it's own thread for discussion methinks.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: empty6 on February 19, 2014, 04:17:43 PM
Very interesting thread, I also believe your past life can have much influence on your present. Ive been thinking of doing regression myself, as I do have had many faint clues and memories at moments but never anything clear, and I think knowing of your past life and the way it influences your life can help you live this life more free and pure. If you have (emotional) restrictions you usually can't do anything about it before you even know where it came from.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 16, 2017, 05:26:01 PM
I know it has been awhile since someone posted on this thread, but I found it very interesting as I have had three dreams that have been repetitive throughout my life. No matter what I do I can't change them, and I come to realize at least two are past lives.

The first was from a very long time ago. I was dressed in what seemed like a druid robe. There was a stone temple, but didn't appear to be a roof. The elder priests didn't seem very fond of me I guess because I felt to be a novice or beginner. I spent much time in the forest with the trees and animals. I remember the elder priests holding a ritual in the temple that I was not allowed to join. They seemed very nervous. The next part of the dream has me lying in a pile of dead bodies with a pole or lance stuck in my chest along with all the other druids. I could see the temple in the background and the forest to my right.

The second was much shorter than the first, but did increase in depth after the first time. I was in the open country of the west as best I could figure. I had a wooden house and the land appeared like Arizona or New Mexico. There were three riders who came up looking for someone. I told them he was not here, and had left the day before. They didn't believe me and shot me dead. They then went into the house and killed by wife and child. Someone was hiding under the house. Guess I wasn't being truthful. The three men appeared to be outlaws and the person of interest had seen something he wasn't supposed to.

The third has to have some meaning to it. I am a dark grey wolf and sort of an outcast to my pack. I am befriended by a white wolf (female) who becomes my mate. She was an outcast of her pack. We start are own pack. It always ends with us sitting close together near an opening of the forest staring at the full moon.

I always feel very free and comfortable in nature. It's as if my senses become enhanced when I am there. I feel the energy from the trees and seeing the animals makes me smile. Interesting.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on December 16, 2017, 10:15:27 PM
Would like to know who and why you were stabbed and dumped on the pile .
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 17, 2017, 03:42:41 PM
I failed to mention that there were more than druids there. I know there were some with weapons in hand and shields on the ground, but they were underneath the druids and myself. Almost as if we were brought out and slain after the battle. Never saw who did it.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on December 17, 2017, 04:39:33 PM
Do you recall seeing any symbols on the shields or the shape of the shields ?.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 17, 2017, 05:34:04 PM
the one I remember seeing were round for the most part, but the surface was not smooth. Some seemed to have animal skin adornment on them. I guess for me the focus usually was on the fact I was looking at myself dead even though the person didn't look like me, but I knew it was me if that makes sense.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 17, 2017, 06:30:24 PM
that should say the one's i remember seeing
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 18, 2017, 08:35:04 PM
OldGhost I have been meditating on this trying to bring this back, but what I have gotten were not the visual as normal. Instead it has been the emotional. Feelings of frustration, anger, and guilt. The feelings were so strong it actually spilled over and was noticed by the Mrs. Those were the feelings I experienced the very first time this came to me as a child. Every time after those feelings faded until I was left with curiosity only. I guess it was because I had stopped seeking it further, and just excepted what I saw. I knew there was more to it. Like, why did I have a short sword in my hand if I am in a druid robe? Why was I at odds with the druid leaders? Even if there was a battle, why kill the druids? They seemed to want nothing but peace. There was an oddity though in that there seemed to be more druids going into the temple (the only thing I know to call it) than laid dead on the field. May have been 20 or so on the field dead, but I saw more than that going into the temple when I was at odds with a couple of my leaders near the entrance. I am going to keep meditating on this. I have only had this dream two or three times in the last 13 years. The last time being when I had started to renew my journey the last time. Maybe I will be fortunate to see it again. I do believe it was a somewhat small battle. It's funny that at the beginning the field was so lush and green, and as I looked at myself and others dead the ground appeared scorched. Thanks for listening as I haven't really told many about this, and as I talk about it more details come to mind. I will meditate and seek more if there is more to gain.

May the day bring enlightenment, and the night cover you in peace.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on December 19, 2017, 06:57:58 AM

One Druids were not then what people think of them now . Druids were keepers of the old religion and to insure it continued they would take up arms ( you also may not have been a Druid but some other religious group ) , Druids would lead in battle as well as teach and it was not peace they preached but harmony with nature and if that means they had to wage war then they did .


Lets say you were a Druid you could have been the Druid of one clan that was at war with another or there was and invasion of your lands . You arguing with the older Druids could have been about when to attack or something like that . It could have been a group trying to wipe out the Druids (  Romans , Christians ,Danes etc. )


As for your frustration appearing when you remember the event that is not uncommon and in certain cases has lead to violence so stay cold when it happens . Events can in fact manifest in many ways , some where you feel the physical pain of what happened and some where all you do is hear the sounds .


If you do at sometime try to again get more details you should do it away from people ( camping is a ideal place to do it , away from all things modern .


Do you remember if it was day or night ?. If night was there a full moon out ?.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 19, 2017, 08:18:56 AM
When it started I am not sure of, but it was waning part of the day when I was looking at myself. There were shadows of the forest from the left as if the sun was setting, so I would think mid-afternoon. Interesting as there was forest to the right. Not sure what was to the south, but the temple was on a hill to the north. I feel real sure the temple was north as I looked at it. Thank you for the advice and the ear.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on December 20, 2017, 01:02:52 PM
Don't suppose you can tell what type of trees they were ?. Any guess how big the temple was ?.  If the forset was to the right was the ground to the left open and was it level or slopeing ?.


Always willing to help and listen .
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 20, 2017, 04:03:35 PM
There was forest to the left/west and right/east. I keep wanting to think that the front part had an open roof, but something was behind it. I pretty sure it was the side of a mountain or natural rock wall, so maybe there was an initial meeting or ceremony area at the entrance then another part inside of the mountain/rock wall. There was a significant clearing where the battle took place. I know there were Oak trees and Birch, but there seemed to be another type or two as well. They were all full green leaves and it was warm but not hot as far as the temperature goes. I would say that the temple could hold 50 to 100 in a circle two to three deep leaving about a 20 ft. diameter opening in the center. There was a stone path to the entrance coming from either side, but I don't believe there was one in the center. I guess they expected people to only be coming from either the east or west.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on December 22, 2017, 08:28:39 AM
Did there appear to be any type of painting or chiseling on the stones of the temple ?. Was there any animals present , horses , sheep etc.?. What colours were the stones of the temple ?.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 22, 2017, 08:54:55 AM
I remember hearing birds, and seeing movement in the trees. Didn't actually see any animals other than an owl near the entrance of the temple and what I would call deer running off in the distance when I walked into the forest on the right side(I could only see an outline and a glimpse of antler). The stone was pale off white for the most part on the outside, but I want to say light grey on the inside.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on December 23, 2017, 02:23:25 PM

The inside could have appeared gray do to shadows , was the Owl on the temple pillar or on something else , could it have been on a stand made for it ?. 


Not all things with antlers are deer  :o .


Don't suppose you can recall smelling anything ?.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 24, 2017, 08:19:34 PM
The owl was perched at the entrance on top to the left. An interesting thing occurred in that I have recalled some of the 2nd past life. The one that I believe was in the old west. I had just finished giving thanks for the pieces of birch that I am going to use to make my own runes. Afterward, I decided to take a shower. It was during the shower as I was relaxing to the hot water that it happened. The person I had hidden that got my family and me killed was a wounded Indian. He was not gravely injured, but needed help. After the men had killed me and my family, he came out from under the house. I felt his sadness. He said, "We are of the same spirit, may you find peace. You have not died in vain." When he was leaving the house, he didn't seem to be wearing much. Then the image changes as he is walking away. He is now wearing more clothing (some sort of animal skin on the torso). He had a pouch around his neck. His eyes turned to the distance and started to close in on a ceremony of celebration of what i am not sure. I do know that he seemed to age the closer the image came. He looked to be over 70 by the time he came to his tepee, and the celebration was no longer going on. Things seemed different as far as the landscape. There was a wooden wall not far from his tepee. The more in tune i get the more this comes back. I will let you know what else comes back. I keep feeling closer and closer to the earth and sky. It's awesome and peaceful.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on December 26, 2017, 05:21:30 AM

Good recall , wonder if you were seeing the Native American at different times in his life but as yet have not got the memory complete .



Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 27, 2017, 05:50:47 PM
I don't know if I should have put this in another thread or started a new one, but something last night that was definitely different. My grandson(he is two) stayed with us last night. I went to put him to bed just before 10pm, and as I laid down he kept pointing to toward the end of the bed looking scared. I didn't see anything, but just figured it was him being two. He likes the dark, so I assumed he just didn't want to go to bed. Well I must have fallen asleep with him. I felt someone sit on the end of the bed at my feet, and I could of sworn I heard the Mrs say she was going to lay down with us. Next I remember looking over at my grandson, and I didn't see the Mrs. At that point something seemed to press down on my body and pin my arms behind my head. I couldn't open my eyes or speak, and i was struggling to breath as if my every breath was being taken. I eventually manage to utter some words(I am not sure what language it was), and this shadow raised up and gave a toothy grin. As it started to come back down, I fought my way up and pressed it down with its head hanging off the bed. I remember telling to go back to hell(which made it start to smile), or wherever it is you came from. This made the smile disappear, and all that was left was these odd looking green eyes. Then it disappeared. As I laid back down, I woke up. My body felt like it had been in a battle. I immediately looked at my grandson who was sound asleep, but had been restless as his head was facing the foot of the bed. It took a couple of minutes, but I came downstairs and found the Mrs was asleep on the couch and had been there since I went upstairs. Not sure what to make of it. It was almost one o'clock in the morning when I got up and went downstairs, so the Mrs wished a happy birthday when I woke her up checking to see if she was okay. Very odd.

May peace and happiness find you wherever you are.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on December 28, 2017, 07:14:20 AM

Do you think you can phonically spell the words of the language you heard ?. Any after effect like a headache or blurred vision . Do you remember any odors ?.


Was your grandson alright the next day ?. Anything unusual ever happen in that room before ?.


May all be well with you and your family .
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 28, 2017, 08:46:17 AM
A slight headache that went away in about 5 minutes. Grandson was fine the next day. When I got back upstairs, I turned him in the right direction and held him close to me. He woke up smiling at me in the morning. Nothing happened before. Don't recall any odors. As a matter of fact, I believe it void of any smell. This is phonetically done as I don't know how this would be spelled. (nosh-knee-ah-two). There was a little more to it, but I can't recall what else was said.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Branwen on December 28, 2017, 11:18:41 AM
This kind of sounds like sleep paralysis. A state between wake and sleep  were you canít move or catch your breath and some people see an old hag. scientists chalk it up to be hallucinations but do we really know? Also since your grandson saw something this leads me to believe it was not a hallucination.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: arrowolf on December 29, 2017, 09:41:57 AM
I was wrong on the phonetic. It was neesh-knee-ah-two. It was neesh not nosh.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on January 01, 2018, 02:11:34 PM

You make a good point Bramwen  but there are also other things that will attempt to a human still for a purpose known only to themselves . The thing here with Arrowolf is that he was with his grandson and the innocent are easily taken over by things that mainly not nice .


A Witch friend of mind once told me her view was that the reason the entity would want to take over a infant or childe was so they could live in this world all the time and to not just be able to manifest itself for a limited time with only minimum power . That is what may have been happening with Arrowolf and his struggle with the entity is stopped it from doing what it wanted .


Then it could all have been a vivid dream ?.
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Branwen on January 01, 2018, 04:10:26 PM
That is possible and I hadnít thought of that before, very creepy.. Arrowolf do you plan on cleansing the area?
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: oldghost on January 01, 2018, 04:46:07 PM
Cleansing will only get rid of the negative energy left behind in the room , the whole house will have to be done . After that protective barricades will have to be put in place both inside and outside . An outer ring of crystals or Witches bottles thorn plants that have been purified and energized with protective spells . Window charms etc. there are many things one can do . A properly made dream catcher should be a must for the room the child sleeps in .
Title: Re: Reincarnation - How past lives affect our current life
Post by: Alchymist on March 14, 2018, 08:50:00 PM
On re-reading this thread I note Drac's comment in the original post that events in a past life can result in unaccountable phobias in one's present life. I suspect that this has been the case for me.

When I was very young I had two unaccountable phobias; water - being on it or in it - and singing. When I was 4 or 5 I screamed hysterically one time when, with my family, I was expected to step into a boat to cross a river; and I cried when, at school at about the same age, we were supposed to gather around the piano and sing songs. How these events relate to a past life I'm not sure; but perhaps, subconsciously, they led me in my present life to become a sailor - and, indeed, a sailing instructor - and a Celtic musician, playing guitar and mandolin and singing (I do a mean version of "Carrickfergus"). Something to do with sublimating or something, as Freud (or possibly Jung) might say.

I never did learn to swim properly, though.

Anyway - an interesting thought. Indeed do many things come to pass for our entertainment and erudition.

Blessed Be everyone,

Alchymist.