Disturbing Thoughts and Powerlessness - Accused of Being a Witch

by Andy Tomlinson

Using past life hypnotic regression I often work with experiences that appear to be a past life. The idea of reincarnation is not a belief tied to India or any particular religion or culture. It has been an enduring spiritual belief for billions of people for thousands of years all over the world. It was a global idea that sprang up independently amongst people from every continent from the Celts and Teutons of Northern Europe to the indigenous peoples of Africa, Australia and the Americas. Hundreds of millions of Hindus, Buddhists and the Sufis sect of Islam make reincarnation the cornerstone of their faith. Some Christian sects and writers accept reincarnation, however written reference of reincarnation was removed from the Christian religion in AD 325 by the Roman emperor Constantine at the Council of Nicaea in the interests of uniting the empire from feuding Christian factions.

A past life can still affect the current life. To illustrate this I'll refer to a case study with a client I will call Claire. She was a 35 year old single woman who had reoccurring thoughts and dreams of stealing, which made her anxious because she was an accountant responsible for managing her company accounts. Worst of all she had reoccurring thoughts of, "They are taking my children" and would get so angry that tears would roll down her cheeks. This had been going on for about 15 years, and she had tried everything to stop it. The strange thing is that she was not married and had never had children.

Claire quickly regressed into the first of her past life memories and found herself a woman living with her two children in the woods and healing people with herbs. She had been living in harmony with the local villagers for a number of years. One day however, a group of stern looking religious men came to her house. Some held her children and others dragged her away and accused her of being a witch. She was taken to a river by the village and tied to the end of a wooden plank face down. As the plank was positioned over the water of the river she was unable to look at it, and the fear of the water was vividly remembered as she told the past life story. As she drowned still tied to the plank all her energy was focused on her dying thoughts, "My children have been taken away, who's going to look after them."

In the second of her past life memories she found herself a poor man in England in the Middle Ages not able to find the money to buy food for his family. The poor man broke into a big country house, stole a painting and rode off on a horse. The noise he had made alerted members of the household who chased him on foot. One of them fired a pistol and shot him in the shoulder. He fell off the horse and was caught by the crowd and hung. The mans dying thought was about the mistake of stealing. Claire was amazed at experiencing the pain in her shoulder at the point of being shot, and the difficulty breathing as she experienced the mans hanging.

With both these past life memories there was unfinished business at the point of death. Thoughts, emotions and physical pain associated with a trauma appear to be imprinted on the soul. When the person is reincarnated again these memories are acted out again in the new body and new situation. It is as if the pattern needs to be recreated until the person's soul has resolved the problem.

With Claire she was able to resolve the unfinished business by clearing the blocked energy from the past life memories in therapy. She reported afterwards that the reoccurring thoughts of stealing and having her children taken away had stopped. She also noticed other things in her life had changed. She used to have a phobia about water. Her mother had been shocked at her loud screaming when she had simply tried to wash her hair in a basin when Claire was a small girl. After resolving the past life conflict of the healer woman Claire was no longer scared about water. It also cleared another unexplainable problem she had in her life with men in authority. After therapy an aggressive businessman accused her of bumping her car into another car. She said, "My legs would normally have turned to jelly but I was able to hold my ground and tell him he was just as much at fault."

Physical pain appears to be carried from a past life to the current one. This can be illustrate with a client I will call Joan who was a single mother with four children on income support. She had been in a series of abusive relationships for most of her life and had suffered from unexplainable pains in her joints and in different parts of her body.

Joan regressed into one of her past lives and was surprised to find herself a girl abandoned in Victorian times and brought up by nuns. She left the nuns at an early age and found work in a laundry. Her miserable job was washing other peoples clothes by stirring the clothes in a large caldron of hot water for long hours each day. She caught the eye of a wealthy older gent who eventually married her. Although he was well respected in the community as a successful businessman, he didnot want a sexual relationship and took his frustrations of life out on her. As a poor woman with no family she found no one would listen to her. She was regularly beaten and left on the floor covered in blood.

Unable to leave the relationship she felt powerless and just took the beatings. The final beating was more severe than normal. She was thrown down the long stairs of the house and half unconscious dragged into a dark cellar. As she died she was able to recall the relief of leaving the physical body. Her feelings of powerlessness and her physical symptoms appeared to be carried with her.

As she experienced powerlessness in relationships in this life the physical symptoms where triggered from the past life. When the blocked energy from the past life was released she was able to stand up to the man in her current relationship and tell him, "Be good to me or leave". This was something she had never before been able to do before and her unexplainable physical pains never bothered her again.

Every thought or action we take has a consequence. If we hate others then hate will eventually come into our lives too. If we give out love we fill our lives with love. The bible calls it, "we reap what we sow." It is not about right and wrong but about spiritual learning through mastering emotional problems and situations. If we are at harmony with our fellow humans and our environment at our death then we will have mastered the spiritual purpose for that life. If not the unfinished business and the issues associated with it will be carried to the next life.

As shown in the case studies of Claire and Joan, when unfinished business from a past life memory has been understood and resolved it can bring about a profound healing of chronic unexplainable emotional and physical symptoms in the current life.