Past Lives and Law of Attraction

When I first began working professionally as a Medical Intuitive ten years ago, I sometimes received past life “hits” while scanning someone’s energy. Every once in awhile past lives surfaced as a factor in symptoms, but I preferred not to access that sort of information. It seemed “weird,” “unprovable,” “way too out there” and downright “New Age-y.” I felt odd enough reading energy and sensing mind-body connections in strangers. All this seeing the unseen stuff seemed like it could take over my life, so I drew an arbitrary, but firm, line around past life issues. The only way I mentioned them was if I could absolutely find no other reason for a particular condition. Even then, I shared the information apologetically, as though turning to other lifetimes for an explanation somehow entailed my own failure to provide a good reading.

Some of you have already heard the story of how and why I began to offer (and respect) past life readings. If that’s the case, please feel free to skip over the next italicized part, so you can continue with the rest of this article.

For those who haven’t heard the story, here’s a recap:

I never in a million years expected to offer past life readings or workshops, but the concept had nagged me since 1998. Even as a practicing medical intuitive, I avoided the topic unless absolutely necessary in a session. I just felt like we could never prove the existence of past lives, and even if we could, who cared? Didn’t this life matter much more than what happened long ago?

Fast forward to November 2006: I needed to wear glasses and desperately wanted to get rid of them by year’s end. If I failed to wear them, I suffered severe migraine headaches and sometimes vertigo; contacts were not an option for this particular vision problem. I meditated on how to get rid of the glasses by January 1, 2007, and the following message came: “Embrace All Past Lives.”

“Fine,” I thought, “I have past lives. Great, I embrace them. Let’s move on.” But no, the message continued that I needed to bring this awareness into my medical intuitive and coaching sessions. “Oh, man!” I thought. “Come on! These people will think I’ve lost it.” But the message remained firm, and I REALLY wanted to get rid of those glasses!

As an experiment, that afternoon, I let myself tune into my clients’ past life issues, shared the information, put multiple lifetimes into context, and thought little more of it. Later that day, I got a terrible headache. It throbbed like migraines from the old days of my head injury. I took off my glasses, and the pain immediately subsided. I noticed that I could read without strain without my glasses, and I have never worn them since!

The next week, I asked those clients if they wanted to discuss the usual issues we’d been working on. They all said, “Oh, I’m done with that. After you put things into context, I realized I could move on.” These were people who had done counseling on such issues for 10 years or more, plus coaching with me for several months. Poof! No more issue.

While not everyone drops patterns quite so quickly, over the years, I have seen enough dramatic and fast shifts through past life work to recognize the value of exploring these alternate realities.

OK, back to 2011 and the wild times on this planet we call Earth! I keep seeing an increasing number of clients dealing with core past life issues — those situations that have followed them throughout many incarnations. Just as in this life, many people overcompensate for perceived weaknesses or faults, on the soul journey, we tend to do the same. We try to mix things up in order to see which factors really cause a particular problem. We might try switching roles with the involved souls: victim for abuser; mother for son; wife for daughter; boss for serf. We might try switching our upbringing: wealth instead of poverty; poverty instead of royalty; whore instead of nun … By the time someone comes to me for advice, they have usually run through several versions of a potential story line with whatever issue they’re calling about. Because of the tendency to overcompensate, these relationships to people or situations get more and more exaggerated, until they seem “larger than life.”

In a sense, they are larger than life — or at least larger than the context of this particular lifetime. I have written about past lives and relationships before in an article called “Soul Mates, Past Lives and Health,” but today I’d like to focus upon past lives and the Law of Attraction. Of course, Law of Attraction also describes a relationship: the relationship you have with the Universe. As such, it’s a rather important one!

How do past lives influence our ability to attract the things we most want in life? And conversely, how can past lives set us up for failure and trauma?

Ideally, we do not drag past life memories with us. When born, a veil separates our current experiences from the ones that came before. Usually, such “forgetting” serves us well. Can you imagine keeping track of every being you’ve ever been? For some people it’s enough to remember to put the trash out on Monday night! By erasing awareness of that which came before, we save ourselves from endless irrelevant details that would otherwise drown our potential for living full lives now.

The tricky part happens when an experience caused tremendous emotion in a past life. Emotions are very powerful! The Abraham-Hicks teachings talk about “your emotional guidance system” as an accurate means of revealing the path from “where you are now” to “where you want to be.” Abraham recommends always “reaching for the next best feeling or thought” and “climbing up the emotional ladder.” They even give an Emotional Guidance Scale to show you which emotions to reach for from which state, since making a giant emotional leap from say, despair to bliss, is a vibrational impossibility. Instead, they recommend shifting emotions via incremental steps until you consistently spend most of your time in the top five states.

Excellent advice! I love Abraham. Their CD’s, books and videos are like having my own personal life coach whispering (or shouting) in my ear. I know that Abraham has said past lives really don’t matter because we’re all Source energy and we’re here to experience and co-create this lifetime. I agree; however –and it’s a big however — sometimes the wires get crossed. Just as in this lifetime you can get something “stuck in your craw,” you can also get something stuck in your soul’s craw. If it comes from this lifetime, you will likely remember it and fixate on it, thereby dragging your vibration down the emotional ladder. When past lives enter the picture, the same dynamic happens, except you likely have no idea what happens to be stuck in your craw. Instead, the situation plays out sideways, as you attract relationship after relationship and situation after situation that you absolutely know you do not want. And yet….there they are. Again. And again.

If it’s not a past life issue, then positive affirmations and the emotional guidance system work great. If it is past life related, then you will find yourself short-circuiting as you attempt to move up and out of the negative space. Meditations like Sat Yam can help by dragging in the raw emotions and releasing them in love, but sometimes the mind just wants to know why. Does it matter? No, not in the bigger scheme of things, but it matters if it matters to you. When the mind can’t figure something out yet senses this “something” relates directly to your ability to attract what you want, then the mind starts fixating on that “something.” In the case of subconscious memories of past lives, the fixation locks the vibration to those old events without giving the release afforded by an a-ha moment.

It is exactly in this scenario that I find past life work so empowering. That extra glimpse into the past, that insight into the story line and dysfunctional dynamics, provides the mind with something it can now understand. The mind might not like the story, but past life revelations (either through regression therapy or past life readings) can put the issues into a context that finally makes sense. Once the mind satisfies itself with an explanation that integrates all the seemingly irreconcilable complexities, it can then move onto other things — like asking for and allowing those things most wanted.

Thoughts attract other thoughts, and our emotions follow quickly behind. If we can just stop fixating on hidden core issues, then we are again free to follow our bliss and manifest the heck out of life. You live more than once, but why not make the most of it? 😉

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rbskeys on September 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Laura,

    Super interesting insight here!

    I am not sure if it’s a past life experience or not but I sometimes live through a situation with the firm idea that I’ve been there before. It’s weird-feeling; I know I’ve experienced this before, I am familiar with the surroundings, the outcome, everything, yet I haven’t lived through the situation yet on this plane.

    I can’t explain it, other than an inner feeling along with some faint mental images.

    As for Abe’s work, I too am a massive fan. Super advice on gradually selecting a better feeling. Step by step works best; you can eventually bring yourself to a consistently-high vibe by using this method.

    Thanks for sharing your insight with us!

    RB

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  2. Posted by laurabruno on September 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Hi RB,
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences. I have also had similar things happen. While I can’t claim to know all about parallel universes and alternate timelines, it does sometimes seem like we go through many dress rehearsals for key times in our lives and the life of this planet. Perhaps we’re recycling or exploring alternate outcomes, kind of like Groundhog Day. In any case, it’s exciting and if the main purpose is growth, joy, expansion and love, then I am a fan of whatever kind of thinking fuels those things. 🙂 Peace to you…Laura

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  3. […] Believe it or not, I began as a skeptic, but time and time again (no pun intended), I have seen past life work resolve issues that otherwise have not budged even with decades of therapy.  Those people interested in how I came to offer past life readings might enjoy this older post, “Past Lives and Law of Attraction.” […]

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