I came across the above image posted in Facebook the other day and it got me thinking about Hypnotic Past Life Recall and metaphors.
Before we knew about gravity and the solar system and the fact that we sailed round the sun, we had an idea of gods driving a charity of fire across the sky and this metaphor was helpful for the people at the time to understand their place in the universe. Before we knew about evolution, we had Genesis which again was helpful to people, and still is, to understand their place in the universe.
Before we knew about neurological imperfections we had demons and possession and I am sure that exorcism helped some people, and still does, as it utilises the same phenomenon as hypnosis – engaging the subconscious over the conscious. Nowadays this metaphor is understood as psychosis but we still use metaphors to understand complex neurology such as Social Anxiety, Fear, Depression, Anger, labels that we use to understand, diagnose and treat.
Before we knew about energy never dying, we had reincarnation and past lives and we can still use it as metaphor to achieve personal change or even to explore as a tourist!
The energy that forms your consciousness has been around forever and has actually taken part in history. Your subconscious mind is a very major part of your consciousness. During a hypnotic past life recall session, I induce hypnosis and bring the subconscious into dominance over the conscious mind and then take my client back in time, through their life and back before their birth, and everyone but one person has experienced more than one previous life in extraordinary detail and often emotion.
The one person who did not experience anything got stuck in a rainbow and was actually quite happy to be left there for the duration of the session. Make what you will of that with energy in mind.
With this in mind perhaps Past life is more than a metaphor. Either way, it is a phenomenon which can be used to help you change, help you understand yourself better or just enjoyed. And it might be appropriate to ask yourself ‘What was I?’ as well as ‘who was I in a past life?’.