Past life regression and addressing issues like racism?

Discussion in 'Past Life Regression Therapy' started by DennisTate, Sep 13, 2016.


Can viewing a past life in another racial group increase our level of empathy for others?

  1. Yes....

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  2. No.....

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  3. Maybe....

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  1. Ceridwen2

    Ceridwen2 Member

    Jun 24, 2018
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    I think you may well be right that that is another aspect to it. I know that my suspicions as to why this resurgence of nationalism in different parts of Britain is happening include thinking that it might be because many British people feel somewhat "under seige" from a flood of illegal immigrants coming in from poorer countries/different cultures to our own and I'm guessing the same applies in other European countries. It feels to me like one aspect of this (only one aspect - as well as the "seeking revenge by reincarnation" one) is that internal borders are being "reinforced" by parts of Britain (ie Scotland, Wales, Ireland) trying to "divide themselves off". It doesn't feel to me (though I may be wrong of course) like Ireland is being that way to such an extent as Wales and Scotland and I guess there may be an element in there of how England has helped out Irish women unable to get an abortion in Ireland for some time (I've certainly read a recent article by an Irish woman expressly thanking the English for taking these women in helping them - without judgement/without question - when they needed it and it was illegal in Ireland). So I think there are a noticeable number of Irish people grateful to the English for helping them when they needed it in this respect.

    I can sympathise with your experience in Catalan - particularly when you had gone there to help them and been so "positive" yourself towards them. In your position - I would certainly have expected people to be glad I was there to help them & trying to learn the language to boot and automatically translated as required for you. I can certainly understand why you felt isolated. Thankfully, for me, there are lots of English people living here in the town I'm in too (albeit a lot of whom don't understand where I'm "coming from"!) and I can get out of this particular town (by bus - and it's only once an hour during Monday-Saturday daytimes!) to a bigger town down in the next county (ie Pembrokeshire) and it's much more "English" there and this attitude doesn't seem to exist there. I also go on visits back to my home area in England when I can afford it for a few days. It is a relief when I do that I don't feel I need to "look over my shoulder" in case someone is eavesdropping and, at least mentally, criticising something perfectly innocent I've just said.

    Things aren't as bad as you had them - as a retired person I can't be discriminated out of getting jobs at least. I have had "Complaints" to effect of I'm not promoting the Welsh language in my voluntary work. I do get the odd incident where I'm told I "ought to learn Welsh" on the one hand or a milder one like yesterday. Yesterday being where I was helping a couple of Welsh women that had come in speaking Welsh to each other and they kept using "basic greeting/thanking" words in Welsh to me to quite an excessive extent it felt - though I was only speaking in English to them and I could see the look on the face of one of them/was feeling mentally pressured by her to come out with at least those basic words back to her and just kept a smile fixed on my face and selling her the goods she wanted in "standard helpful manner" and said nothing and pretended I hadn't noticed I was feeling pressurised by her. But that was a more minor incident - but still one that has me feeling slightly concerned in case she goes back and "puts in a Complaint" that I only spoke English to her and it goes on the "tally" and I land up getting "sacked" from this voluntary position, though I was perfectly helpful to her #sighs.

    I have got to the extent that I have made the basic decision to go back to England (as I can see things are currently getting worse - the nationalists seem to be feeling "stronger/more confident" currently) and trying to impose being forced to learn Welsh on a steadily increasing number of people. I'm trying to figure out ways I can afford to sell my house and buy one back in my home area though currently (as the houses there are so much more expensive). All this pressure is making me feel "low" - even though I'm so thankful I'm not a school child and my income safely comes from pensions.

    You've probably not heard of the "Welsh Not". I know I hadn't - until I moved here. This was where a hundred years or so ago English teachers forced Welsh schoolchildren to speak English (whether they knew it or no) and they were punished for not doing so. So - schoolchildren being forced to learn in Welsh these days in many schools here is quite obviously the exact same thing in reverse - ie an "English Not". I do wonder whether many of the people forcing this on schoolchildren were Welsh schoolchildren a few generations ago and having the "Welsh Not" done to them and are now retaliating (in this lifetime) with an "English Not" (ie they stored their resentment at this up in their heads and decided to "get their own back" if they ever had the chance - and are ignoring the fact it's not appropriate in the 21st century).
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  2. Ritter

    Ritter Banned by Moderators

    Nov 9, 2018
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    Right on the money. I have always reincarnated as a man and always as a European. Although at least once as a European in the Southern Confederacy. I have visited much of the world in my lives, however. My contact with other races in this life and in others has been as negative as it has been extensive. In direct relation. If it is not a factor which can and will go wrong, it is no problem. If it is a factor, it goes bad. I don't think I would like others more if I knew them better, because it seems like the more I see of them every day, the less tolerance I have for certain behaviors and cultural traits associated with various groups of people. The one group besides Europeans that I can admire, preferably at a distance, is Asians. Especially the Japanese. Highly stratified and complex culture, very ordered, polite, honorable and a strong martial tradition. My absolute favorite culture outside of the European sphere of any time period is Sengoku era Japan. I can literally spend weeks buried in books and articles about it, but I don't think I have lived there. I have practiced Japanese martial arts a lot and learned some of their language, as well, plus their food is delicious and neat.
  3. SeekerOfKnowledge

    SeekerOfKnowledge Learner

    Jun 6, 2018
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    I remember having belonged to different "social classes", at least, and one of the lives I remember definitely took part outside Europe.
    In my personal opinion, the mere concept of reincarnation will make any individual who realized it more tolerant. Because, like Eowyn writes in her book also, in your next life, you could be on the other side...
    I am more or less convinced that if everyone remembered past lives, there would be no war anymore. Because you'll never know where and when your next reincarnation will take part.
    Who is "the enemy" depends on where and when you are. It is a matter of perspective if you ask me.
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  4. yvettebruneau

    yvettebruneau Senior Member

    Aug 27, 2018
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    It is a possibility.

    We are reminded regularly of the old adage from 'Walk a Mile in His Moccasins' by Mary T. Lathrap, and to view someone else's struggles and traditions before we judge them. So, perhaps, those who can judge another softer than others have walked that mile, in a past life. Maybe, some are simply more compassionate than others. This subject has now got me wondering what kind of lives these modern-day White Supremacists lived prior to their current incarnations. Are they former KKK or Third Reich members/soldiers? Are the modern feminists the new embodiments of the Suffragettes? What are those who were once African slaves transported to American shores like in their current lives? It certainly is an interesting topic of thought and discussion.
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  5. KenJ

    KenJ Moderator Emeritus

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    Hi Cerdwin I somehow neglected to welcome you to the forum. I'm sorry that you ran into discrimination and hope that you can find a way to resolve its interference in your happiness. I'm in the USA where Nationalism is being promoted again and there are many here experiencing what you are - I am personally torn by this since I see the pain inflicted upon both sides.
  6. SeaAndSky

    SeaAndSky Senior Registered

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    Hi Yvette,

    I'd be cautious about the White Supremacist label. In the U.S. it is used as a generalized smear against anyone who is an old fashioned nationalist patriot. I think the same thing is happening in Europe. Very few of the people being smeared in this way are actually White Supremacists. Nationalistic patriotism may not be a good thing in the modern age, but that is a different question/argument. (BTW-I am not accusing you of such mislabeling, I'm just commenting on the subject).

    In any case, I don't think it is necessary that the real White Supremacists have PLs as KKK, etc. You'll find plenty of racism around the world, its just that we talk about it and condemn it more in ourselves in the West than they do elsewhere. Likewise, there is a great deal of Caste prejudice in India and religious prejudice in Muslim countries. The point is that someone who is steeped in the idea that they are innately superior, by virtue of being in one group rather than another, could easily transfer that tendency into whatever new group they belong to in a new lifetime. I think it is more often going to be a character trait that is being transferred rather than a particular prejudice, though there certainly could be some of the latter as well.

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  7. baro-san

    baro-san Senior Member

    Mar 28, 2017
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    My observation is that all the human history long there always has been intolerant divergence of opinion, all sides strongly convinced of the correctness of their beliefs. This might be one glaring proof that each one creates their own reality. This is also an explanation for us still being here, and likely due to reincarnate in spite of most of us not wanting to come back on Earth.

    Let's not forget that attitudes that the many disprove these days were completely acceptable during other times. I'm sure the future will do the same to our values, and probably not the way we might imagine now.

    Any way, as far as I know, we aren't similar to our past incarnations neither physically, nor morally, nor intellectually, nor spiritually, nor ability wise, ... And, we're far from what our essences are.
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