As I said in December, I decided to do a happiness project, which entails that I do something unusual, strange or outright silly every month that I would normally not do. For the months of June and July, I experimented with past life regression.
Past life regression experiment is done using visualization technique. There are a few different kinds available in a variety of books and the internet. I used one of the simplest kinds. I visualized walking into a room where there were two doors. The left led downstairs to another room where I could watch my past life on a movie screen. The other room on the right led outside, into a garden. I stood in the middle of the room to contemplate on the door I should go through. If my intuition told me to go right, I stepped outside, into the garden, and ended the visualization. If my intuition gave me the go-ahead, I went through the left door and walked downstairs. Downstairs, I sat down on a chair and took the time to further consider returning upstairs or going through the door to the movie theater. Once I felt that I could watch the movie, I went inside. I reminded myself that it did not matter what I was about to see on the movie screen, I was still safe. I sat down and visualized a dark screen where my birthday and my place of birth appeared with white letters on the screen. After, I waited for images to follow the white letters.
I spent two months on this project because my mind told me to exit to the garden most of the time. I am not certain whether it was fear or intuition that stopped me from proceeding with the movie watching of my past lives, but I managed to see images only a few times. The images consisted of a few short motion pictures and feelings. I saw myself once as a little girl with blond hair and ponnytail. I have never had blond hair, so it surprised me. In another picture, I saw myself running in a long, blue-coloured silk dress. I was in a garden, at night. I saw the full moon behind a branch. I was running for my life. I had the impression of being in a 17th century setting. Another time, I saw myself as a gypsy fortune-teller with horses and carriages around. It seemed to me from the medieval times. The most shocking images came from a temple. I stood in a temple with people watching me. I had a dark robe on with stars and moon on it. The problem is that I perceived myself as a woman. I have difficulty understanding this image and the time period this would belong to. All in all, this was an interesting experiment even though I perceived very few images during my many trials.
What did I learn? The mind is powerful and can come up with interesting and unexpected messages. I am not certain that they are from past lives, even though I do believe in reincarnation. However, they were very vivid pictures and had nothing to do with my current life. At the end, I am not concluding anything from this experiment about my own past lives. I believe, I would have to do this for a number of years to be more certain of the veracity of the images.
Next month, I will attend a club meeting that I would never attend. I am thinking of a hobby group that I know nothing about. Perhaps, I will show up at a knitting group get-together or in a bingo hall. I am not certain, yet. I just want to show up at the most unlikely place I can find in the city.
M. J. Mandoki