If you're on Tik Tok you've probably seen the past life regression trend that's been going on. I'm pretty skeptical overall, but I give anything a chance so I figured I'd try it out. I like the idea of reincarnation and having past lives, and I'm also a firm believer in karma. It seemed like a pretty cool thing so I tried the popular YouTube video of a man guiding you through the meditation and hypnosis. I did my "session" after the kids were in bed at 8 pm so I was pretty zoned out and easily relaxed!
It starts as a simple relaxation. You close your eyes, feel parts of your body, guide the light through your organs and zone out to this older man's voice. Simple enough and not hard to fall into the rhythm.
He then asks you to think of a childhood memory that was happy or sticks out as a joyful memory. My brain went straight to childhood summers at Vacation Bible School with my cousins. Through the meditation I narrowed it down to three separate instances: packing our bagged lunches in the dining room of my house, drawing chalk houses on the driveway with my cousins and brother, and sitting on the steps of the rector's house at the church and eating lunch. These memories are very vivid.
The past life part... Let me preface by saying that in the hypnosis he asks you to think of a past life, imagine yourself walking through a door, there's a light, and boom, what do you see? I'm creative in nature (hello, fantasy books!) so I can honestly say I don't know where this narrative came from and whether it has meaning, but I saw these images for a reason so, who knows?
I was wearing no shoes and my bare feet were dirty and swollen. I didn't see my face, but I would guess that I was in my teenage years. I was wearing a blue dress and white apron (think Belle from Beauty and the Beast, but dirty). There was a man who looked like my dad but really young and skinny and he was wearing a black tophat. He was parked in front of me on a buggy with two horses and a black seating area. Others around him were moving, but we were frozen in place.
The meditater (no idea what he's called) asked to think of a monumental moment and I saw fists flying at my face but no pain came. A group of girls/women were beating me up and I was standing as they held the collar of my shirt.
Then he said to think of the end of this life and I flashed to a white marble room with a deep bathtub full of water. My back was to the tub and a woman who's face I couldn't see grabbed me by the throat. She pushed me backwards and my back arched over the side of the tub. She drowned me.
It didn't feel real to me and I had no emotion attached at all. For all I know, my mind just made it up to follow along with what the video was telling me to do. But it was cool and I had a nice little meditation for 20 minutes!
What do you all think? Anyone try it?