Some Case Examples of Past Life Readings
How we use the knowledge of a past life to understand current relationships or clear issues is not always methodical. Since I began my readings, I have seen many different responses from clients to past life information. Some people have had immediate shifts in either their physical or emotional bodies, while others had shifts over longer periods of time. I have also seen that some have only to hear the information to make these shifts, and yet others have had to consciously integrate the past with understanding and forgiveness. I am not sure how and why it works this way.
Janice had been having severe migraines for 4-5 years and wanted to see if accessing a past life would give some her some relief from them since conventional medicine had not helped. I saw one of her past lives when she was a man during the Spanish Inquisition, and he was tortured for his beliefs, dying a painful death. I felt it was important to relate to her in detail her last thoughts about God and about the friends that betrayed her, as our thoughts at the time of death carry forth and create the circumstances of a future life. Janice wrote me soon afterwards to say that a few days after the reading, her migraines had completely disappeared. I heard from her again a year later to tell me that she was still free of them.
A Bittersweet Love Story
My reading with Therese was one of my first readings in 1994. In her current life she was married with 5 children, but was powerfully drawn to another man, Josh, and wanted to know their past life connection.
In my vision, the first scene I saw was of her crying, in terrible sadness over the loss of her husband, who had just recently left her. Her husband in that life was Josh. It was during the late 1800's, they lived in Kentucky with 3 children, and I gave her the names and ages of them. Josh and Therese were very happy together at first, but gradually he lost interest in her because he began to see her differently. He didn't see her as the sexy, beautiful woman that he had initially married. He saw her as busy, working mother, not a lover and friend. So he left her for another younger woman.
Continuing in my visions, his new relationship eventually dissolved and he moved to the western part of the United States. He gambled for a living and would periodically send money to Therese. It was only after 18 years that he decided to come home and see her again. The children by that time had left the house, and she was living alone. Her reception of him was very cool, as she had not forgiven him for leaving her and the children. She didn't welcome him with an open heart and arms. He visited with her and then left, never seeing her again.
After the reading, Therese went to tell Josh the story of their past life together. She told me that he "went white" with shock. He told her that 20 years earlier, in the mid 1970's, he had visited some friends in Kentucky. On the evening that he arrived, one of their friends, a psychic, was there, and approached him, saying, "You have lived here before, you have to listen to this story". He dismissed her, thinking she was half-crazy, but she showed up for breakfast the next day and said the same thing to him, so this time he listened. The psychic proceeded to tell him the exact past life story that I had told Therese to the detail, except the psychic couldn't see how he made money. She said that he was sending Therese money, but didn't know how he made it. Otherwise, the details of the past life were exactly the same as the one I told Therese.
So Josh told Therese that all those 20 years of knowing the past life story, he never knew who his wife had been. Now he knew! He deeply asked for her forgiveness, and she asked for his - for being so cold to him when he had come back after 18 years of absence in that past life. They profoundly reconnected at a heart level, and her obsession to be with him in this life left her, and she decided to stay with her husband.
A Feeling of Being Disconnected From Life
Sarah wanted know why she had always felt disconnected from life. In my vision, I saw that she had lived in England and in 1944 had lost both her brother and her fiance' within two weeks of each other in WW II. She was terribly devastated and had gone on to live a secluded life. I heard from Sarah about six months later and she told me that right after the reading, the feeling of being disconnected had left. She had also researched WW II 1944 veterans and found her brother's name, which I had told her during the reading. (Although I don't usually focus on names and physical characteristics, sometimes that information comes through in the reading.)
A Rabbit Mystery
Michelle's question was that she wanted to know what her relationship with her son, her only child, was in the past. She told me no other information about him. I saw that he was angry and she agreed, saying that she thought it was due to his father leaving him at an early age. In looking at a recent past life of theirs together, however, I saw him in a rural setting, standing beside a rabbit cage with 18 pet rabbits, all named, and all loved by him deeply. I saw his mother in that life, who was also Michelle, take 6 of his rabbits over the course of a year and cook them in a stew for dinner because the family was very poor. She didn't think he would notice that a few of them were missing. But he did notice and he had to eat them silently, thinking that he couldn't say anything about it.
I asked Michelle what her son's relationship with rabbits was and she said that he had about 20 stuffed rabbits, all named and that he slept with them, keeping himself between his bedroom door and them. She said he would carry them around the house, in baskets covered with napkins, to hide them from her. She asked me what I thought she should do and I suggested that she apologize to him, to his Higher Self. Michelle said she was going to even get him a pet rabbit. As I never heard from her again, I am not sure whether they worked out the hurt and anger from the past. It's even possible that the drama between them isn't over in this life and may carry forth into future lives together until they can reach the place of love and forgiveness.
A Repeating Feud
Lisa's question to me had to do with her brother and sister. She simple asked me what their past life was that was causing so much conflict in this life. She didn't relate anymore information. I saw in a past life that her sister and brother were arguing over the ownership of a house. The house had belonged to their mother, who the sister had lived with and taken care of during her mother's lingering illness until she died. Her brother didn't want to be involved in care-taking their mother. After their mother died, it was revealed in her will, that she had left her house to her daughter, not her son. But the son now thought that he should have half ownership rights to the house. In the end, because his sister wouldn't relent and share the house with him, he burned the house down.
After I saw this vision, I asked Lisa what was the conflict between them in this life. She laughed a bit, and said that the exact same thing happened in this life, and that her sister and brother were arguing over the house that their mother had left the sister, who had taken care of their mother when she was ill until she died. Lisa's brother hadn't yet burned the house down, and Lisa didn't seem worried that he would. I asked her if she was going to tell them the story of the past life, so that they could avoid making the same mistake again, but she said that she preferred to stay out of their conflict. I am not sure if eventually she did tell them the past life information, but I think it may have been helpful to them if she did. This past life story was a perfect indictor of why we should forgive and forget.
A Terminal Illness
Robert was in an intense and challenging place in his life. He told me he had a rare incurable disease and had two months to live. He had been viewing my website for 3 years, he said, hesitating to have the reading for a number of reasons. But now he was ready to know the past life causes for having this illness.
In my past life reading process, I always speak the truth of what I see. I have learned to never doubt my visions. And so I told him that in a past life, he had come home and found his house burned down. Although it wasn't evident who did it, he had a strong suspicion of who it was, and began planning revenge. His plan of retaliation was extreme as he was so angry! He hunted down the person and harmed him greatly, (I am leaving out the details here what Robert did to this man). After I related the past life to him, I said to Robert that his problem was anger, and before I could say any more, he became very angry at me, and hung up the phone.
Of course, I felt terrible. But I felt that perhaps he could still hear the message of the past life, and so I sent him the recording.
A year later I received a long and profound email from him, thanking me. He did listen to the recording, and decided to work with his anger directly, by seeing it as an energy, and not identifying with it. He said he felt deeply different, and started feeling a soft and subtle joy. When anger would rise again, he worked his process over and over!
We continued to correspond by email for another two years, and he sent me pictures of his plants and garden saying it was the happiest time of his life. When I hadn't heard from him in a while, I searched on the internent and discovered that he had died. His death was three years after our reading, and almost three years after he was supposed to die. I feel Robert did amazing and powerful work in the last years of his life and his story is such a beautiful one, that I wanted to include it here.
Emotional Conflicts Resolved
I have found in my readings that two people can have unresolved conflictual issues over the span of many lifetimes. Madera wanted to look into her past lives, as she had exhausted all the usual methods for resolving the conflict between her and her ex-husband. She wanted to know their past to understand what the deeper underlying issues between them were. In this life she had immigrated to the U.S. and left their two girls with him in Mexico, with plans to have them come live with her when she got settled. However, her ex-husband had changed his mind and wouldn't even allow the girls to speak with her by phone, much less travel to America. When I accessed her past life with him, I saw that they had been in competition with each other for leadership in a tribal setting, about 500 AD. She (as a man in that life) had won and her husband had been a sore looser. I told her to write him a letter acknowledging all the times in this life where he had excelled in leadership over her. His attitude shifted immediately; he resumed communication with her in a congenial way and let their two girls go live with her.
A Powerful Recurring Dream of a Past Life
Thomas asked me for help with a recurring dream he had for years. In the dream, he was piloting a one-seater airplane and was flying very low to the ground. Off to the left, he saw a large brick building, and that's where the dream always ended. After having this dream for years, he was in a bookstore, casually browsing through books. He was shocked when he saw a photograph of the exact building that was in his dream. Thomas was living in the USA, and the building was in England. So he flew to England to visit the building to see if he could remember anything more in the dream. He was certain it had to be a past life memory. But he told me that standing in front of the building for a few days, didn't bring any memories back. So he asked me if I could seen anything more.
In centering into my vision of him in the airplane, the first thing I noticed (and felt) was that he was extremely depressed in that past life. I related that to him and he replied that he was also aware of his depression while seated in the airplane, but had withheld that information from me. I continued to tell him that the reason for his depression was due to a recent break-up of a relationship that was very dear to him. The women had left him because he was too serious all the time; smiling very rarely and not a great joy to be with. I told him that the cause of his demeanor was due to his mother in that life committing suicide when he was nine years old. I described in detail the woman whom he was still in love with in his past life, how she looked and acted. Surprisingly, Thomas said he knew it was his wife in this life, because she looked and acted exactly the same. He also said that presently she was warning him that she was not happy in the relationship because he was too serious!
I think the past life information was most helpful to Thomas, in that it gave him a clear understanding that he was moving toward repeating the same mistake from that past life. He now had a chance to begin to make a heart-felt effort to keep the woman he loved in that past life and his current one. His reoccurring dream was, in a sense, a great gift.
Stomach Pain Cleared
Sometimes an issue will clear that is unrelated to the intentional question brought to the reading. This was the case ofJeff who wanted to know his past with a particular woman in his life. One of the events that I saw in his past was that he had shot another man in the stomach because of jealousy over the woman, although he did not kill him. Jeff contacted me a week later to tell me that stomach pain he had all his life had disappeared after hearing the story of that past life. Before the reading he had not mentioned his stomach pain - it wasn't a question that he brought to the reading. I was surprised that this had happened just by hearing the information; it gave me further acknowledgement that I am not sure how the whole issue of karma works. Perhaps it was just time for his to clear.
Extreme Negative Thoughts Cleared
Amala was a woman from Asia who approached me with a very interesting problem. She told me she was very happily married, with a loving kind husband, but for the last two years, she was experiencing very negative thoughts and feelings that she should end her life. She told me she would never act on the thoughts, but that she couldn't stop them and that they didn't make sense given how happy she was in her life.
With my visions I was shown a past life where she was married to the same man in this life. One day, a rumor began to spread that she had committed adultery. I saw that it was a rumor, and had no truth in it, but all her friends, family, including her husband in that life, believed the rumor!Amala's pain and distress in that life was largely due to her husband believing the rumor. In truth, she was a faithful and loving wife, and to loose his trust, support and love was crushing to her. Their country's custom at the time for the crime of adultery, was either divorce or death, and so Amala, out of desperation and also out of love for her husband, chose to end her life through poisoning herself. After her funeral, it was revealed that her "crime of adultery" was all a rumor, and, as such, her husband was devastated with the loss of her. He realized how much he had always loved her, and he felt great sorrow all his life for not believing her when she denied the rumor. Amala and I were in contact about two weeks after the reading, and she let me know that right after the reading, all the negative thoughts and feelings she had been having to end her life were completely gone. Of course, she was very relieved and grateful. Personally, I am puzzled with the mysteries of the universe, and how something so negative can be cleared so simply.