The body is like a book: it’s full of secrets about our past lives.
This is because we have a spirit body that goes from one lifetime to the next. All our experiences affect our spirit body, with the biggest experiences having the greatest effect.
Then, when we take on a new life, our spirit body imprints those effects into our new physical body.
Those effects can be highly positive. For example, good posture can come from a past life in the military or as a ballerina. One of my clients had a good voice for public speaking. We found that it came from an earlier life of happily singing in a choir. Edgar Cayce, the famous psychic, once told a woman she had beautiful hands because of a previous life spent in devoted spiritual service.
Because the body holds so many of our past-life memories, physical therapies, such as massage, can sometimes wake them up. A woman I know used to have a migraine problem. She went for an Indian head massage because she sensed that it would somehow help. It did help – but not in the way she expected.
During the treatment, a vivid memory came up of a previous life. In a fit of anger, her husband had killed her by hitting her over the head with a crowbar. That was the inner cause of her migraines. It also explained why she’d never wanted to be married in this life.
So many issues have past-life causes that it’s always worth looking at the past life element of any physical problem. The most common physical effects from past lives are chronic ailments, disabilities, skin and weight problems.
Dr.Edith Fiore found that practically all her patients who were overweight by more than ten pounds had been through a lifetime when they either starved to death or suffered long periods of food deprivation.
Because of past-life shortages, many people have a deep-down fear that their food supplies will suddenly disappear again. Because of this, they feel unconsciously driven to make the most of the times of plenty while they can.
Media and health-care pundits often wring their hands about the ‘obesity problem’ in the western world. I’m convinced it would help if they understood that in many cases, the root cause of this is not greed, but past-life deprivation.
Food issues can work the opposite way around as well. One of my clients told me that she’d been anorexic in her teens. As an adult, she still had problems about eating enough.
In her regression, she discovered the cause of this. She was punishing herself for having been a fat man. At the end of that life, he was horrified to realise that he’d lived well while beggars at his gate were starving. Once she understood that, she knew it was finally time to stop unconsciously punishing herself for it.
People are coming forward now with memories of their experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The starvation they went through there can create eating problems in a later life, such as anorexia and bulimia.
Just living in times when resources were scarce can leave its mark. This takes the form of an unconscious but strong belief that ‘there’s never enough’ or ‘I must eat as little as possible to make things last’ or ‘I must eat as much as possible while I can’. Because they went so deep, these beliefs continue to be an influence in subsequent lives, causing all kinds of eating disorders and issues around food.
A traumatic past life experience with fire is one of the biggest reasons for skin problems in this life, such as eczema or psoriasis.
One of my clients had suffered psoriasis on her arms all her life. In her regression, she found that in a past life she’d reached through the window of a burning house to try to save her baby.
Her arms had caught fire, and she hadn’t been able to save the child. That terrible memory had literally burnt itself into her psyche. Once she knew where it had come from, the psoriasis on her arms began to fade away.
Professor Ian Stevenson’s researches found that many birthmarks are in fact death marks. They look like the scars left by the deathblow that ended the person’s previous life.
He found that the shape, position and colour of the birthmarks looked exactly like the marks that bullets, hammers, knives or strangling wires would have made.
When you know how to decode birthmarks, it’s fairly clear to see what kind of past life event could have caused them.
So many phobias come from terrors held in the body because of a past life physical trauma. Fear of water, fire, spiders, snakes, crowds or heights are the most common. Unexpected, completely individual, issues can also pop up now and then.
One of my clients used to be terrified of moths. Moths had never harmed her of course. But in her regression, she discovered that in a previous life, while dying in great pain, she was gazing at a moth. Therefore, moths meant pain and death to her. Once she understood how she’d made that association, her fear crumbled away. Eventually she could even let a moth sit on her hand.
LIKES AND DISLIKES
Little aversions can be big clues. Do you hate tight necklines or anything round your throat? It’s a sign that you might have been hanged or strangled in a past life.
Likes and dislikes about food can also be good clues. Someone I know who loves North African food found out that she once had a very happy past life there. A man once told me that he loves stew because it reminds him of a simple but contented past life he had in a cottage in the woods.
One of my clients told me that she loves to go barefoot as much as possible. In her regression she found that in a Chinese past life her feet had been bound.
It was once a tradition in China to bind girl babies’ feet to keep them tiny for the rest of their lives. They could never walk properly of course, but that was supposed to be a sign of great beauty.
After that experience, she was determined to savor the joy of being able to feel the earth with healthy feet again.
These do not necessarily come from bad karma. People often have them for good reasons – such as healing a personal imbalance. For example, someone who relied a lot on physical strength in their past lives might choose a sickly life to develop their inner powers. Another might have a life of disability to learn how to receive love and help from others.
Edgar Cayce said that a woman who came to him had been born disfigured because she’d persecuted others during a life in Imperial Rome. However, she’d made a lot of inner progress since then, and this was her last bit of karma around that. All she needed to do was accept it, and after this life she’d start incarnating on higher planes.
Whatever the reason, disabilities are always there to help the person’s inner spirit to grow or heal in some way.
SYMBOLOGY OF THE BODY
A good way to understand, and ultimately heal, any physical problem is to see how it relates to the symbology of the body.
Long before problems show up in our physical bodies, they can be traced in the aura and the chakras. This means that many of our physical problems have an inner cause that could have been building up for lifetimes.
Traumas then come to those particular areas because there was an inner imbalance or emotional problem there to start with. For example, past-life suffocation often causes asthma in later lives. But before the physical suffocation took place, there might have been another, more subtle, kind of suffocation going on.
When the person then reincarnates with an asthma problem, it’s as if the body is prompting them to deal with the more long-term emotional issue. The physical problem focuses attention there in order to bring about a necessary deeper healing.
While any area of the body may carry the effects of past life physical wounds, there is often also a psychological / spiritual / emotional side to the problem. Addressing that can bring surprising improvements to the physical effects.
Here is a quick overview of the symbology of the body. This is just a general guide, not a one-size-fits-all, because everyone’s past life effects are always completely individual.
HEAD: Mental pressures; connection with higher consciousness.
FACE: Self-image; relating to other people, and the world ‘out there’.
EYES: Vision in all senses of the word.
EARS: The ability to listen and to hear in every way.
NOSE: The ability to detect subtle influences; to ‘smell a rat’.
TEETH: Boundaries; defences; use of words.
NECK & THROAT: Communication; speaking out.
SHOULDERS: Responsibilities; burdens.
BACK: Unconscious issues; burdens; punishments.
BACKBONE: Inner strength.
BONES: Deeply held beliefs; the inner foundation.
ARMS: Ability to take action.
HANDS: Creativity; responsibility; connection with others.
CHEST: Ability to give and receive joy, love and appreciation.
BREATHING: Ability to receive inspiration; to let go of whatever needs to be released.
LIVER, KIDNEYS, PANCREAS: Ability to process and clear negativity.
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: Ability to absorb goodness from experiences; difficulties created by emotional blocks around receiving or being present.
SKIN: Boundaries; relationship with others and the outer world.
REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS: Creativity; life force; survival; family life.
LEGS: Direction in life; ability to move forward on your path
KNEES: Flexibility; adaptability; humility.
FEET: Relationship with physical reality, and the current life.
SEVEN HELPFUL HEALING METHODS
1. Bodywork such as massage. This relieves both physical and emotional pain, especially when focused on the neck, back, feet and head.
2. Deep breathing. See the in-breath cleansing the body of all past issues; use each out-breath to release and let go of old wounds.
3. The use of healing magnets to draw old emotional pain out of the body.
4. Acupuncture or acupressure to clear the inner meridians. Long-standing emotional issues clog these up. The blockages then create health problems.
5. Chakra healing and clearing exercises and meditations.
6. Use of sound healing such as gongs and rattles to clear the aura.
7. Awareness. The more conscious we are about the inner cause of any problem, the easier it is to resolve it.
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