Is it possible for someone to talk to their previous incarnations?

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  1. melon04

    melon04 Senior Member

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    I'm legitimately wondering if this is possible or not and if it is I would eventually like to try it. I haven't really found anything specifically about it. However I did join two reincarnation-related Discord servers the other day and I actually found two people who claim that they can. They said that past incarnations still kind of exist in a sort of "shadow"-like state, as a sort of imprint.
     
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    Hi Melon,

    There are a lot of theories and tales out there, and it is not only hard to know what to believe, but may be impossible to make it happen even if you find that it is true.

    (1) For example, there is an idea that the incarnation of a spirit involves a descent not only into a physical body (that can interface with the physical environment), but into additional types of intermediate/interface type bodies related to other planes above the physical. This typically leads to an impression that these different bodies are nested inside of each other like a Russian doll, though their interactions and connections are much more subtle. So, there is an attendant idea that these remnants are, in due course, left behind as the deceased spirit ascends, much like the earthly body was left behind. However, they have a slow rate of decay/disintegration and form something like a robot remnant of each lifetime that can still, for some period of time, interact to some degree like the departing spirit. It is rumored that this is often what turns up at seances, etc. From that standpoint, a fading remnant of the person/lifetime you partially remember may be floating around somewhere.

    (2) Then there are also ideas of penetrating the barrier of time and actually establishing a connection. One of our members reported doing that.

    (3) Another would be tapping into the memories held in that great, legendary storehouse of the universe's memories = the Akashic record (as it has been named in fairly modern times).

    (4) Another goes to the belief that part of ourselves is always present in the "heavenlies" and that it has a permanent memory of all of our past lives. In fact, this is one of the theories of "where" PL memories are actually stored and coming from.

    There are others, however, I suspect it is (2) that you are thinking about. I will see what I can find on that for you.

    Cordially,
    S&S
     
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  3. fireflydancing

    fireflydancing just a fly in the sky Staff Member Super Moderator

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    When you do a past life regression, you can talk to your former self. You know, following the instructions of a guided meditation by Youtube.
    Personally, I don't have much experience with such conversations. I remember two times that a past life persona answered a question during a regression.

    One time, when I went back to the life of a young native mesoamerican girl living in the forests. The Voice of the guided meditation told me to ask the age. I just had done the part of seeing the [persona/former me] from an outside point of view. Not easy to separate from the first perspective and I was with my awareness still close to her face. I wanted to know her age. 'She' moved her head slowly towards my 'focal point*' and with a mix of confusion and decisiveness she said also slowly: 'I am a hare'. I guess she didn't count in years like we do and that being a hare meant something that I don't understand yet.

    During another regression, I went back to the life of a young girl in England. I already knew things about her from spontaneous memories and visions. I knew she had to work hard in the kitchen. I always found that a romantic thing, because I thought to know that this was just training under the supervision of her mother in law, to become the lady of the house one day.
    The Voice wanted me to ask for her occupation. Although her face was very close to my focal point again, she didn't seem to be bothered by me. She answered my question with one single word: Slave! She was sarcastic, disappointed, and angry. All at the same time.

    I guess this didn't really answer the intention of your question @melon04 . I entered this forum several years ago full of confusion about my memories and visions of past lives, including the experience of interaction with a kind of former life presence (a ghost/astral entity) of someone I identified as a person who is alive at this moment. I think this is close to what you mean, although it was not my own past life persona.
    Today, I am absolutely convinced this presence is a kind of astral residue of my friend. All the energies of one of his past life personas were kept together in the astral plane. I think these energies also still have some kind of connection to his Higher Soul. The story didn't end there but kept on going through the years. It was 'him' who guided me through my kundalini awakening. Keeping me safe and sane. I've seen his face as well one day and recognized it from deep within.
    I no longer think he was a lost love from that life, on the contrary. On instinct, I suspect him to be one of the priests who killed me being the Mayan girl, only him to realize after the sacrifice that he had killed part of himself too. Because our souls have much more history together and are closely linked.
     
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    Hi Melon,

    I think that what Firefly has suggested is probably a more practical method. The person I was thinking about is Tanguerra, a long-time and very active member of the board who took on additional responsibilities and doesn't have time to participate anymore. However, I always considered her an extremely valuable contributor as well as a very "advanced" and knowledgeable person. (This doesn't mean that we always agreed, but she definitely had my respect). Anyhow, I discussed the thread or posts she made related to option (2) in another post directed to Cyrus, not too long ago, but can't actually find what Tanguerra originally wrote on the subject:

    "I know one member (Tanguerra) who claimed to have linked at one point with her far past self, who (as I think I recall) initially considered that he was getting communications from the spirit world or a god. However, in what I think is a more likely scenario, it would not be the PL's conscious mind but subconscious that you would be communicating with, and the PL would probably not even be aware that the communication was going on. The trans-temporal possibility . . . would seem to allow . . . a change in the past that impacts and changes future events. OTOH, I find it hard to imagine that there are not safeguards of some kind in place to prevent this, or at least to prevent it from getting out of hand."

    Unfortunately, I cannot easily locate what Tanguerra wrote herself. So, you would probably have to do some digging on that if you wish to review the how/why/etc. BTW--Tanguerra had some very interesting memories herself that would be worth reading. One of her threads-- "My Friend X" --is a bit of a classic in my mind, as it tracks her many lifetimes long love affair with a friend of hers through different eras and gender changes. You might find it to be an interesting read.

    Cordially,
    S&S
     
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    This was pretty much what I was talking about.
     
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    Speedwell Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    On this particular question, "Is it possible for someone to talk to their previous incarnations?", it isn't something I've thought about in those terms. It implies a separation, two different entities involved. I've always felt a sameness, a single identity running through past and present. At any rate, at least in my younger adult years I seemed to merge or even emerge as my past-life personality became dominant for a while.

    If I wanted to know what my past-life self would think about something, I only had to ask myself. I knew what it felt like, how and why that person did things, because that was myself, in the present life too. Over the years there has been a rebalancing, so that my present life has more of a say in things and my ways of thinking and being have responded to the events and activities of this life. I don't think I could quite say I think like my past-life self in all things nowadays. But likewise, I don't think the way I did when I was twelve or sixteen years old either. But how I was at that time was most definitely me.
     
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    Okay that's fair.
     
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    Speedwell Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Thanks. Though I do appreciate and accept the validity of other perspectives here as well. Sometimes there is no simple way to understand things, we just have to make what we can from all of the varied evidence.
     
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    Melon,

    The short answer is yes! Your higher self which is soul consciousness itself has access to all your incarnations you have ever had. Our human personality and lower ego are in fact temporary in nature. They only deal with the physical, astral and mental planes during one incarnation cycle. If you choose to come back and reincarnate again you will receive another physical, astral and mental body that is now tied into the new personality and lower ego. However, the new personality will have no memory of the other previous ones before it. This is why if you choose to revisit an old personality you once had you must access this thru the causal or soul body. Which some term as your higher self. Here on the soul level, you can visit a state of consciousness you once had in pervious lives.

    But be careful with what you wish for because becoming aware of other dead personalities you once had can be shocking and even disturbing to the present one you are now living. This is because in general when we view our, past lives most of us have evolved since that last life and seeing ourselves as we once were, can be a bit disturbing. Especially if we have evolved spiritually. From a human level this can be overwhelming or bring things up that should have been left in the past. This is why past life regression should be taken seriously and not has some fun toy to play with.

    However, the one thing it does teach us is that we are all eternal by nature as soul. Death is then seen not as an ending as the human state of consciousness perceives it, but rather as a transition from one state of being to another in terms of shifting awareness to other higher dimensions as the physical body drops away. Generally, our conscious awareness expands, and we see and understand things we did not before. But not always. Depending upon the individual if a person during life was purely physical in nature and had no interest in learning anything beyond the physical then at first that is what they will experience. Nothing. They realize they have awareness and are dead but are in total darkness. This may go on for some time before then move on to something more interesting.

    Later

    P.
     
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    Yes it would actually make sense not to want to talk to a past incarnation if they were, for example, a genuinely bad person (such as a murderer or a rapist).

    Also if that past incarnation spoke a different language that you currently don't understand, is it still possible to talk to them?
     
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    It's not as in a mask theatre.

    You may believe you are talking to your past incarnation or to whatever else you like, but to all effects you will be "talking" to your own subconscious that controls the access to all your PLs memories.

    So, I guess the linguistic question is trivial in this case - you may "talk" in any language you like, and your subconscious will perfectly understand you.

    You may choose not to "talk" at all, i.e. not to send any acoustic verbal messages (to whom?), but just think of what you want to know.

    IMHO.

    Regards.
     
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    Totoro Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I can agree with speedwell and Cyrus here. I personally believe we are one continuous person. Each life's (or is it live's?) experiences contribute to who we are, but we don't have total access to those memories.

    As others have mentioned we can try to delve into our subconscious to try and become aware of those details again. Past life regression, hypnosis.. I've used tarot cards and bibliomancy with pretty good success. I've also found that most of my assumptions about a past life are factually correct, but it's typically about minor or personal details, like knowing my son was a past life's youngest son (I actually verified that last night) or that my favorite tea / scent is jasmine.

    To me, that proves we have more awareness of our past lives than we realize. Although we may just not understand the context, be able to verify the answers or even know the right questions to ask, because of that "block" or amnesia that exists in all of our lives. However, it's also proof to me too, that we continue to exist as a single person with a clearly defined personality.

    Back when I started my research, I used to believe that time travel was possible, perhaps in short duration, as a few members of my family have short overlaps between their last life and current. However, I've also realized since then, it's highly likely that I have at least one parallel life. So in regards to my family, I think it's more the case that some of their energy went into their new lives.

    Each of their past lives passed away before their current life was approximately 4-6 years old. This is a key point where many people believe the souls becomes firmly attached to the physical body. It's also the point where psychologist say kids experience childhood amnesia, or not being able to recall early childhood memories.

    I think it's obvious these two events are linked. Perhaps the brain has physically matured enough to permanently bond with the soul and in the process, these early memories are just forgotten.
     
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    Emma66 Once a Marine, always a Marine

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    Hi,
    I agree with you Totoro, Cyrus and Speedwell.
    I don't "talk" to my PL incarnation. Under hypnosis I was not talking to my incarnation because I remember being my PL incarnation and thinking, talking, crying, feeling emotions as if it was me in the scene.

    If I can't have the information with a regression I use a pendulum to ask a question to my subconscious. I am really careful when I ask the question but I have answers that I was able to check. Questions for yes or no or to get a name, date or numbers. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I don't know if it partial amnesia or if we can't access those memories for another reason.

    Maybe you have to try to ask the question later.

    In fact I talk to my last PL incarnation sometimes. I look at his picture and say "what are we going to do today?" but I think I am crazy

    Regards,
     
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    Hi, colleague, brother:

    I dream of being able to find someday a good hypnotherapist who could immerse me into a hypnotic state deep enough to use a series of questions I'll prepare for him beforehand, to ask my subconscious.

    Because it's impossible to play at once the role of the nowadays "Me" (the interrogator) and of the PL "Me" (the interrogated).

    First of all I want to find out where exactly my PL grave is, so that I can check a lot of things, from reading the words written there, to begin with, and then even something of my PL family, and myself, my full PL name, e.g.

    I know my PL first (given) name almost from the very first regression (my comrades-sailors shouted good-byes to me using that name, short before we all died together drowned), and even, approximately the place where I lived before they took me to the Navy; but now it has to be an exact information. And the name of my PL cousin who became my Guardian Angel much later, I knew it through a usual night dream, induced, I suspect, by himself.

    I know what I looked like in my PL, because I looked into a looking glass during a regression - and I was a rather brute-looking guy then. a heart-breaker type as some of my girl-friends tell me now, far from intellectual-type I look now, which poses rather a dilemma on the choice I'll have to make for my next reincarnation.

    I only wonder why my Guardian Angel doesn't facilitate me the above information, maybe through another dream or two.

    What reason might there be for keeping it out of my sight?

    IMHO.

    Very best, fratello,

    Take care.

     
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    Emma66 Once a Marine, always a Marine

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    Each time I find out a new detail and can validate it brings me a lot of joy. I hope you will find out what you are looking for.

    Talking to my past life incarnation seems so weird.
    I remember a YouTube PL regression (not my first one and not one of the best ), the hypnotherapist said : "now if you could talk to your PL incarnation what would you tell him? What advice would you give him?"
    I didn't even know what to say:
    "Please don't turn on the left in the rice paddies or you will be killed. Lay down, don't move when they will start to shoot. Please talk to your older brother before you leave."

    I simply couldn't talk to him. I was him.

    If I could, I would rather talk to a member of my PL family.

    Best regards,
     
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    And I once dreamed that some days before my PL death I became aware - somehow - of its coming, with all the details. The first thing I decided to do was to delay my coming back from my leave as if caused by some unforeseen circumstances (which could be qualified as a desertion, and therefore, subject to a military tribunal). And besides, it would be a betrayal of my comrades.

    So, I returned to the ship as I should have done, and some minutes before the impact of that British torpedo, lied to my comrades that we should all go urgently to see the captain by his direct order. So, all of them left that machine section and there -zas !- comes the impact and the machine section begins to get filled with the sea water entering through the breach broken by that impact. Then some other people arrive and close the hatch to prevent the whole ship from sinking.

    We are outside the damned hatch and we are alive !

    Oh, those first moments of being aware you are still alive when you could be already dead...

    My comrades kept asking me for explanations, and I kept weeping and telling them, that we should stay together, because we could be killed one-by-one by some mighty EVIL FORCE that wanted us all dead and was therefore furious we stayed alive. That Force was something inspired to me from some bizarre potpourri from the theory of relativity of Einstein, the curving of space-time, time-travelling etc., that I learned in the university in this life, not in that. It was horrible. I only wept and implored my comrades to keep all together.

    That's it.

    My best wishes for you

    And a strong brotherly hug.
     
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    Again, short answer is yes. In fact, we all have had PL in different cultures, time periods, different religions and other languages. And it's interesting you brought up different languages. It has been my experiences while having OBE's over the years that on the astral plane language and culture is still somewhat of a barrier in understanding and communication on that dimension. Perhaps because it is still close to the earth plane. Which is why there are so many different sub levels within in the astral world since souls of a like mind tend to be grouped together there.

    However, on the mental plane which is above the astral is where, one experiences the universal mind or cosmic consciousness. Because this is a higher dimension of (pure mind itself on its own plane.) therefore, language or culture does not seem to be a barrier anymore in terms of understanding and communication between other souls. Because no matter what language one speaks a mental image or thought is still the same regardless. Therefore, souls on this level communicate more telepathically thru symbols and images, rather than spoken words. ect.. Above this realm is the soul plane or causal world which resonates beyond the mind itself. Here soul experience's reality thru seeing, knowing and being. Which vibrates faster than thought itself. So, one can review their past lives and understanding instantly what took place regardless of time period, culture or language ect..

    However, bringing that information back to the physical brain is another matter and is not always easy to do. As one would have to create new neuro pathways within the physical brain to transmit information that is accessed on a much higher dimension down into a lower frequency that the brain and handle. This is why most of our dreams use universal symbols as a way to convey information to the physical level of awaken consciousness. It's not usually successful for most human beings at this stage of our evolution.

    Hope this helps some. I still have problems with this myself as I learn my own dream symbols language.

    Love and peace.

    P.
     
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    I think the answer is yes. :) Most importantly, those previous incarnations are talking to me.
     
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    Personally, I think time as we know it isn't real. Past, present, and future is all now. All existing timelines are all happening at once, but our conscious minds don't perceive it that way. We only see time as linear because that's the way our brains work, but it isn't. I think it's a skill that can be learned or taught with the right instruction.

    I was able to speak with my Native American past self, or I guess he spoke to me, rather than the other way around. It was basically, 'don't repeat my mistakes.' My English past life sort of threw himself into my dream once and I very clearly heard him speak in real time and very candidly.
     
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    What mistakes did your Native American past life do? Also when you saw your English past life in a dream, was it random or intentional? And about both lives: could you recognize them as yourself?
     
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    He wasn't a happy person and had a lot of regrets when he died very abruptly. Like, there were a lot of things he wished he would have done, and he wished he would have taken better care of the people around him like he thought he was supposed to. That's an ongoing theme for me, it seems- several of my PLs have had that exact problem. I just knew he was me. He was speaking the way I do.

    I didn't see him in the dream, I just heard him speak. I'm honestly not sure what happened (I'm not sure this is really appropriate for this thread. Mods forgive me if it isn't), but my working theory right now is that there's a sort of dark entity that's been following me for centuries and if my guess is right it started during his life in the 1600s. I know it sounds absolutely insane and I'm still trying to piece it all together, so bear with me here. It appears in my dreams sometimes, among other things. The entity appeared in a dream and was just wreaking all kinds of havoc and then my English PL just showed up and sort of like prayed it away or cast it out. I did recognize it as myself, partly from the type of English he was using. He was the only PL I had that spoke English. I can read early modern English if I'm concentrating enough, but I wouldn't be able to make up that level of fluent dialogue with an accent that really doesn't exist anymore.
     
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    Kind of reminds me but after 3 months I came up with certain speculations about my past life and if they end up being correct I think I finally got why I saw what I did. (I won't go into it here because it's very complicated and a lot of it is very personal.)
     
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    Hi Melon,

    What you just wrote has the "ring of truth" to me. I think that a lot of the reasons for recalling a particular lifetime and/or only certain details of that lifetime relate to issues that are often "very complicated" and "very personal" in our present lifetime.

    Cordially,
    S&S
     
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    Unless we went looking for past lives, without a reason, I think the common thread between people that have some kind of awareness of them, the reasons end up being "very complicated" and "very personal", as you both were saying. They are there to shed light on our existing issues and help us see how unresolved issues from the past, are still affecting us. It can be difficult, but once they are accepted, they can be tools that help us on the path to healing.
     
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    Yeah but I'd admit that in my case I only did it not because I believed in reincarnation (before then I didn't but now I do) but because I was curious to see if I would get something and I was surprised that I actually did.
     
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    At this point I'm less interested in the why and more interested in trying to get it to go away for good. I suppose figuring it out would probably help considerably so I'd know how it started.
     

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