The Infinite Journey of Our Souls

“Who am I” and “Why am I here” are questions that have plagued us all at some time in our lives. The answers to these cosmic questions lies in part in our past lives. As a student of the Bhagvad Gita, I believe in reincarnation and multiple lives so I felt compelled to explore my own past lives in order to determine where I have come from and how it defines my purpose in this lifetime. Two techniques that I wanted to investigate, in this context, were Past Life Regression (PLR) and Akashic Records Reading (ARR).

ARR and PLR are both well known in spiritual / alternative healing approaches. In PLR, a trained therapist helps an individual relax enough be able to reach a place where s/he can access his/her sub-conscious mind, which contains memories of past lives. On the other hand, ARR requires a healer who is given permission by an individual to tap into an etheric body of human wisdom and knowledge which contains all records of human beings from the beginning of time.

Past Life Regression had long intrigued me and a few years ago I gave into my need to understand my past, so to speak. Having a past life regression typically means utilizing hypnosis, or perhaps even a deep form of meditation, to re-enter your past lifetimes and experience them once again. While one way of undergoing PLR is to have a therapist guide us, but many people who meditate regularly are able to self-hypnotise or meditate. The Sanskrit word for this is Samadhi.

I have undergone multiple sessions so far, and have recently become a trained PLR therapist. But to go back to my first session, it was very vivid and the images have stayed with me. I saw myself in multiple bodies and realised that the soul remains same despite the multitude of lives we go through. This ‘theory’ became reality for me in that very first session.

Over the next few episodes, I began channelling my teachers. I began to realise that our teachers or spiritual guardians guide us through lives in ways most of us do not consciously realise. I recognised that my guardians had been ‘tweaking my software’ and helping me prepare for eventualities before they happened. My preparedness for the 2008 recession is a good example of this.

PLR helped to expand my consciousness and becomes conscious that life is a dream of a kind. Think about it… there are two kinds of dreams. One, where you feel it is real and is really happening, and the second, where you know it’s a dream and one is bound to wake up soon. PLR made me realise that life is like a dream and in this dream I am called Varun Talwar; but there have been other dreams where I have been other people – Chinese, Caucasian, Arab, Roman – and perhaps there will be others in future. When you realise the reality of this dream, you achieve ‘stith-prgya’ or equanimity. Several verses in the Gita talk about this notion. This does not mean there is no emotion but that emotion is tempered.

Some positive aspects of PLR are:

  1. In the sub-conscious mind, the past, the present and the future are all available. This means that sometimes you can ‘see’ the future if one meditates often enough and is able to train the mind
  2. Sometimes teachers come to us in our meditative state and guide us to find our path
  3. In deep meditation, often a memory from the past emerges to help us deal with a present situation or problem

Perhaps the only problem that one can find with PLR is that it is a powerful tool and one tends to re-live, emote and experience old lives – both good and bad – while they are being re-lived. For this reason, many people find it difficult to handle and prefer the other technique of Akashic records consultation, especially if one wants repeat sessions.

Akashic Records have been mentioned in many religious texts and have been available to mystics, scholars and saints through the ages. Infinite power, wisdom and knowledge are available in the Records, and they can be accessed by those who have the ability through a sacred prayer.

Exploring the Akashic Records can be extremely valuable to an individual. While a lot depends on the questions one has and what issues face us at that point in life, but what can be revealed is the essence, potential, and purposes of our souls. It is possible to become aware of and develop strategies for healing and change. These strategies can be based on the energies present that are able to support the fulfillment of any plan for change. For some, the activity of being in the Record sheds enough light to enable a release from old ideas and patterns of behaviour.

Both PLR and ARR are very helpful in truly understanding oneself and in figuring out one’s purpose in life. But it is important to have faith in the process and the therapist, especially in PLR, and furthermore patience. If one does not let go of control, is sceptical or suspicious of the therapist, it will not be possible to ‘go under’. And lastly, one must not look at these tools to provide solutions to all our problems in life; they are simply tools which offer some insight into the journey of our souls.

3 Thoughts on “The Infinite Journey of Our Souls

  1. Shelly on January 7, 2014 at 4:16 am said:

    Thanks Varun this completely resonates, both PLR and Akashic reading are windows given to us and guides us through our path to make our reality accessible, in earlier times a student used to experience with a Guru in the ashram. Gita makes a reference of both these
    In the Bhagavad Gita 4:5, Lord Krishna told Arjun “Many, many births both you and I have passed. I can remember all of them, but you cannot, O subduer of the enemy!”

    All of by our own choices, pass through many earthly sojourns and is given a chance to develop spiritually. In the process, we do actions and mistakes, and actions may be taken that move us farther away from God; but in each lifetime we are also free to act so as to make up for those errors, So I believe that these two techniques are the choices available to us to speed our journey.

  2. Ashwani Kumar on January 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm said:

    Fascinating….and absorbing.

    Thanks for sharing…

  3. Akshay on August 5, 2014 at 6:01 pm said:

    My interpretation is based on string theory and the idea of parallel universes existing simultaneously. When people talk about having infinite lives in Hinduism, I take the belief that there are many copies/versions in other universes (or a so called multi-verse).

    When people enter intense meditation and say they have seen their previous lives, what they have really seen is themselves in an alternate and parallel universe of what could have been or what has been.

    When it comes to marriage in Hinduism, are we talking about 7 lifetimes or are we talking about infinite? regardless of which is true, we are living already living it without realizing it.

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