In this essay, Gerrit explores the consequences
of a non-linear notion of time for the field of regression therapy. He argues
that getting in touch with other lives is not so much about remembering something that is over and done
with. Rather, it is a creative interaction with living presences who are still growing
and evolving just like you do. The past is basically as open and undetermined
as the future. This throws a fresh light on the meaning of regression therapy
and offers wonderful possibilities for healing.
fields of science, philosophy and mysticism comes the argument that the linear
progression of time as we experience it does not actually exist. This is most evidently expressed in Einstein's
Theory of Relativity, which clearly shows that the "now" is not a
unique moment. A moment that is experienced by one person as "now", may
be in the future for another person, and in the past for someone else, depending
on their respective positions in space and their motion. Events that occur at the same time for one
observer could occur at different times for another. But if the "now" is not a singular or
unique event, then our traditional conception of time collapses, and the
division of time into present, past, and future falls apart. This means that
the past is not fixed. Everything takes place in the "now" –
including our "past" lives.
this mean for reincarnation therapy and the task of a regression therapist? To
answer this question, let me first address the meaning of memories. If we
remember something, we are reaching, psychologically, to another point in time.
We connect our own "now" with another "now", which, to us,
lies in the past. However, if the past, present, and future are in fact part of
one extended "now", then the past is not something that is definitely
over and finished. Remembering is not a passive process, but an interaction with a living energy, i.e.
an interaction with the part of us that is experiencing that particular past moment
as their "now"-reality. Also, as we reach out to that past self
through remembering, the interaction goes both ways. If we connect with a time
in the past, we touch this other "now" with our energy, we influence
it, and we also receive energy and information in return.
If linear time is an illusion, remembering is
is, in fact, a communication process. To remember is to communicate with the
past. This also applies to memories of past lives. Here, too, an energetic
exchange takes place between the present you and the past you. At some level,
every regression therapist knows this. A good therapist will never ask a client
to try to remember something. He will always make the suggestion to move toward
it during regression. For example, he may say “Go to the true origin of the
problem.” The therapist knows that the latter approach works much better the
former. Why? Because this instruction corresponds more closely to what is
actually happening. There is something to go toward: another
"now" in which the traumatic event was first experienced.
happens when you connect your "now", your present, with another
"now" and when you start to communicate with the part of you that
lives in another "now"? The result of such a communication process is
the creation of a new and "shared
now". As soon as you begin a dialogue with someone else (in this case
your "former" self), you are sharing the "now", the same
present. And from this "shared present" new possibilities arise:
specifically, it means that you can send healing and understanding to your past
self, thus influencing the past in a real way. As the past is not over in
absolute terms, you can change it from the future.
the above concept mean for reincarnation therapy? In my experience, there are
three important consequences:
I. Healing the past instead of reliving it
to the traditional view, what we can do with painful experiences in the past in
regression therapy is to relive them and thereby take off the sharp edges of
the experience. Take, for
example, someone who has a fear of heights. He sees a therapist and discovers
that he appears to have fallen to his death in a previous life. This event is
lived through a number of times and the fear of heights seems to have
traditional view is that the deadly fall in a previous life has created a fear
that has not been sufficiently processed, in one
way or another, with the result that it manifests in this life as a fear of
heights. To be made aware and relive the cause of the fear seems to provide the
believe that what actually happens is the following: somewhere in space-time, someone is falling,
and is feeling fear. The fear is so intense that a cry for help is sent through
space-time that is caught by an incarnation with a related psychic structure,
or by an incarnation of the same soul, who then experiences the cry for help as a fear of heights.
When this person enters into regression, they connect their own consciousness
with that of the falling person and in that way the latter person's fear of
heights is eased.
The crux to
letting go of the fear is, in my view, not the reliving of the fear, but adding
a clear, loving consciousness to the fear. This lucid consciousness is you, in
the present. As you reach out to the past with clarity of mind and the
intention to heal, you actually touch the past self who is suffering like a
spiritual guide does, or a "guardian angel" if you will. Because you,
as guide or angel, take compassion on the anxious person, the other you in that
other "now", that other you can let go of their phobia and find
peace. In that past, they will have a sense of peace and surrender. In this
case, the person falling to their death may die in a state of surrender, and
the resulting trauma of this death will be less intense. By recreating the past
in this way, your present is affected: you, in turn, are also set free of your
fear of heights.
Be with your past self as their guide or
trauma from a past life, a technique that is often used in regression therapy,
only makes sense in a limited way. In the worst case, it can bring up a lot of
unnecessary anxiety and tension. I feel that it is much better for the client
to enter regression therapy as a helper, as a guide and friend to their past
selves who are in pain. You then do not identify with the problem, but much
more with the solution: you are not the victim, but the healer. You do not need
to relive the darkness, but bring your light into the darkness.
before entering a past life, I invite my clients to see themselves as a being
of Light, an angel who can travel through time and space. When they sense the
truth of this, I ask them to reach out to the traumatized person that they
encounter in a past life, and be of assistance by
sending love, encouragement and understanding to that person.
I once had
a client who had considered suicide during a very difficult period in his life
in which he suffered from depression. At one point, he heard a voice that
encouraged him and told him that he did not have to take his own life. It was a
voice of trust and reassurance. I advised him to travel to that difficult time
in the past from the present as an angel. By the
end of the exercise, he realized that it was he himself who had been that
voice; from the future he had helped himself through that difficult period.
Approaching unexplained anxiety as a call
suffer from inexplicable fear that is ever present in the background. It may be
mixed with other feelings, such as sadness, grief or anger. It is often a
feeling that has been present since childhood, for no apparent reason.
fear is always a cry for help. It is a call from another "now",
another life, or sometimes from one’s childhood. In my view, the aim of
regression therapy is to discover what that fear is, and to help that other
person just as you would help a good friend in need. You go to that person,
speak to them with encouraging words, and
surround them with support, love, and understanding.
regarding the persistent fear as a sign that something is strangely and
irrevocably wrong with you, you regard it as belonging not to this
"now" but to another "now", another "you" who is
reaching out for help. You - the client - are the one who can resolve the fear
by bringing understanding and sympathy to it and by seeing
the fear as a call for help from someone else. This "someone else" is
you in another "now" moment. As soon as you find that person, and you
observe them with neutral and compassionate awareness, their fear will become
understandable to you and it will be easier to accept it and to gradually let
go of it. The anxiety is relieved by seeing it as someone else's problem,
because in that way you dissociate from the energy of fear. From the objective
perspective of the "now", in which there is often no cause for fear, you
realize that you yourself are greater than the fear and that you are able to
embrace it with a more expanded awareness.
The fear thus
becomes a doorway that leads you into another life, that connects you with
another "now". By allowing yourself to move gradually toward that
fear in regression therapy, you will discover its source and you can start to
heal it. Often, to create the necessary shift and to disassociate from the
fear, it is enough to simply ask the question: "To whom does the fear that
I feel belong?" By addressing it as a call for help from another point in
time-space, you create a bridge to the fear. This bridge does two things which
are beneficial: it creates distance between
you and the fear and it brings healing
to the fear.
III. Creating a new past
arising from this new perspective on time-space is the possibility of recreating the past. If the past is not
fixed and over, and if to remember it is to exchange energy with it, then our
traditional view of causality goes by the board. Traditionally, things cannot
be caused by events in the future, only by events in the past. But what about
the man in distress - in the example above - who hears a voice from the future
telling him to have faith and who decides to live on because of that? Here, the
future seems to have a very real impact on the past.
How can the
idea of creating a new past have a bearing on regression therapy? I often
invite the client to rewrite the past in the following way. After they have
become aware of trauma that occurred in another life, I suggest they connect
with the past life personality before the trauma occurs. Almost always
there is a critical moment in time, at which the personality could have chosen
a different path, one of which would have lead into a more beneficial future,
in which the trauma would not occur. While in regression therapy, you can still
choose the road not taken; you can pick the
alternate pathway or "timeline" and activate it.
sensitive, prophetic woman who has been burned at the stake as a witch in a
previous life. There were times during that lifetime in which she sensed the
need to better protect herself, or run away perhaps, or to break off ties with
certain people. In regression therapy, she attempts to connect with such a
crucial moment, a time when she could have made choices that would have
prevented the burning. If that works, and the client gets emotionally connected
with an alternate timeline that could have developed, the trauma is partially
or completely erased from the past of the client.
this, the following steps are required:
- The client makes an emotional connection with the
traumatic past life. The point of entry is usually the time of the trauma
to that, she travels back in time to a moment before the trauma when the
decisive choice is still possible.
client then begins to communicate with the person she was in that previous
life. She explains to that person why she can and should make the positive
choice. She encourages her and provides her with insights from the larger perspective
that she now has. This will create a new shared "now" with possibilities
for healing for both parties.
- The past
life personality feels inspired to take a different and new course of action
and the traumatic events no longer take place.
As you send
healing to the past life, it in return sends healing back to you. By creating a
new past, the present is altered as well. According to this view, the past is
not fixed: the past, like the future, is an ocean of possibilities. From the
present, our current "now", we can choose again and again which
pathway to pursue, which timeline to activate, whether it is in the past or in
the future. Our lives take place in a time-space continuum which constantly
moves and changes; we are constantly interacting with our other lives and they
with us. The part that does the interacting is our consciousness, our conscious
awareness. This part is our essence and it is independent of time and space. It
travels through the time-space web
but it is not in time. It is the part
of us that is eternal and unchanging. Because consciousness itself is
independent of time and space, it is a source of Light and healing for all that
exists in time. The more
conscious we become, the more we enter a timeless realm, from which we radiate
light to all of our lifetimes.
that introducing this new and dazzling perspective on time and causality in the
area of regression therapy raises a lot of questions which cannot be answered
within the context of this short essay. I do feel however that a non-linear
notion of time, which is much more flexible and open than our traditional
notion, offers great promises for this area and does far greater justice to the
mysterious nature of our soul. The soul is like a sun with numerous beams, each
representing a lifetime expressing a part of our Self. The beams all radiate
their light simultaneously and as they do they are connected at their roots and
interact with each other through the center of the sun.
Many years ago, I was sitting on
the shore of a lake on a hot summer day, staring at how the water reflected the
sunlight. I thought about life as a human being on earth. The irregular
patterns of the light patches on the water, together with the heat, had a
hypnotising effect on me. The image of an eternally shining sun which split
itself up into countless dancing patches of light seemed to provide a metaphor
of what life is about.
The light patches are the
many human lives we live that each in their own imperfect way reflect a higher source.
Together they perform the perpetual dance of life; together they create a
perfect whole. In reality, there is no time; everything exists in one big
present. When one patch grows larger because of the movement of the water,
another one immediately shrinks in size.
We all have many lives on
earth and they are interconnected in dynamic and deeply meaningful ways. All
these lives are geared toward the same goal. Together they reflect a higher source; together
they are whole.
I belief the same goes for
humanity at large. On a deep inner level, a level outside time, we are all
connected to the same source of Light. It is our mission to express this source
of Light as best as we can in time.
@ Gerrit Gielen 2014 - www.jeshua.net
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