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A Quick How-To Guide For Exploring Past Lives Through Dreams
Set the intention: As you are lying in bed, relaxing and preparing to sleep, state your intention to yourself that you wish to get in touch with one of your past lives during your dream state. Setting a clear intention will activate the unconscious parts of your mind to bring forth the desired images and information.
Do a short meditation: Take a few minutes to ground yourself through taking some deep breaths. Then visualize yourself going down a staircase, deeper and deeper into a relaxed state. Imagine yourself descending into your unconscious mind. Repeat an affirmation like "I am open and ready to see, feel and understand my past life."
Keep a dream journal and pen nearby: Having your dream journal on your nightstand is important so you can record key details of any past life dreams before you forget them. Date each entry. Over time you will build up a fascinating record.
Repeat Affirmations: Before falling asleep, repeat affirmations or mantras related to past life exploration. Affirmations such as "I am open to exploring my past lives through my dreams" or "I trust in my subconscious to reveal my past life story" can be helpful in programming your subconscious mind.
During Your Dream State: Allow images and scenes to emerge. Once you are dreaming, don't try to force or logically direct the dream. Simply observe the people, places, eras and events that arise. Let your unconscious be your guide to reveal one of your past incarnations. Pay attention to emotions, relationships, milestones and more.
Make mental notes: If a scene or character stands out in your dream as meaningful, create associations in your mind to cement it. For example, if you see yourself as a nun in an abbey, take note of key sensory details - are you wearing sandals or heavy black boots, saying prayers, helping the sick? Make it vivid. Don't interrupt or stop the dream prematurely. Stay relaxed but focused to allow the full past life dream sequence to play out. The end or your "death" in that sequence often triggers awakening.
Upon Awakening: Write it all down. Your recall will start fading fast so grab your journal immediately. Capture everything you can - descriptions of yourself, others, clothing, location, eras, relationships and defining events. Draw any images, symbols or words you recall. Write freely and in great detail to fill in as much context and physical richness around the dream as possible while it remains fresh.
Look for patterns and insights: Once you have a record of your past life dream written out, start looking for clues about how it may be influencing your current incarnation - are their echoes in your appearance, personality, talents, interests, wounds and more? Are their lessons to uncover or insights to gain? Let your inner wisdom reveal itself.
Have patience and keep nurturing the intention to understand yourself and your eternal soul better across its journey through many lifetimes. Record every past life dream and over time the glimpses will build into a fascinating mosaic illuminating your immortal spirit.
My past life story began in a dream. After which I felt a keen connection with living on a farm in the north of Queensland, Australia I knew where this place was, I knew its name but each time I searched through an atlas I could never find it. (This was years ago and long before the internet).
It became almost an obsession. I knew that I was happily married and the love I felt for my husband in my past life story made this whole thing a painful thing for me - I missed him so much!
The place was slightly inland from Cairns. I knew about the rainforests, I knew about the lakes there, and I knew about a track that was treacherous during the wet season - I knew how it all looked. The grass plains above the rainforests, the grass flatland that ran up from the coast to the foot of the rainforests that grew on the slopes of the mountains - I could picture it all in my mind’s eye.
Then one day I was visiting a friend and she had an atlas on her coffee table, as always, I opened it and searched and there it was, exactly where I had been dreaming of a past life and knew it would be. The place is called Yungaburra, now a very popular tourist resort.
Some years ago I had the chance to go down-under for a visit and it was exactly as I knew it would be from my own dreaming of a past life. The farm where I had lived was called Peter Farm and there was a mountain called Peter Mountain there. I regret not getting that far, as I was with a friend and it was a bit complicated and not worth explaining here. But it was enough for me to know that I had not imagined any of it. My husband was called Ben and I still miss him now. I spend a moment each day praying that in my next life we will be together again. The love I feel for him has never gone away and in truth has marred relationships with men in this life - my fault of course, but there it is.
Perhaps the most amazing part was the dangerous track. In my past life story it was a long, winding gravel track that my husband forbade me to drive up in the wet season. On my visit down-under, I drove up a winding road through the rain forests to Yungaburra. There was a tourist information hut there and so I spent a couple of hours going through the information they had on the area. Not until the 80's had this track been sealed and it was noted that it had been such a dangerous road for so many years that sealing the road had become necessary.
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