In my work I come across some regressions that I find fascinating and that stay with me over the years. This one had some interesting twists that were validating and confirmed the power of our vows.
The following is a session I had with a client named Samantha. I have set it up as I do in my book, and as I do with my regression sessions. I do this under hypnosis giving the subconscious the intention of what we want to remember.
INTENTION: Let’s go back to the past to see if you were your father’s sister, Aunt
Rose, who died before you were born.
On a cold winter day, a week after an evening workshop, Samantha came to my
office with the question she had asked at our prior meeting: “Do you think I could
be my Aunt Rose?”
Although the family rarely spoke about Aunt Rose, from the time Samantha was a child, she loved the teas, that she had with her aunts, who commented that their sister Rose use to sit around enjoying afternoon tea with them. Her aunts also commented that Samantha reminded them of Rose, in looks and manner. The picture of Aunt Rose that Samantha brought, showed a remarkable resemblance between them. We were both excited about the possibility that Samantha had been her Aunt Rose in a prior life.
Samantha apologized about not knowing much about her aunt, explaining that the family, particularly Samantha’s father, felt uncomfortable talking about Aunt Rose. All that Samantha knew about her Aunt was that she looked like her and was told that they had the same mannerisms. Her Aunt had died young, but the family never explained the details.
While listening to Samantha, I wondered what her father would think if he foundout that his deceased sister was now his daughter? I also wondered why Samantha chose him as a parent rather than choosing one of her Aunts? What was the karma they had to work through that brought them into parent/child relationship?
REGRESSION: Samantha regressed to 1950, the year in which Aunt Rose was born. Samantha was born in 1975 in this life. Samantha reported that she saw her aunts, Aunt Rose’s sisters, gathered around the cradle staring down at Aunt Rose as a newborn baby. Samantha was able to see that her father, Aunt Rose’s brother, did not join his sisters around the cradle; instead he sat alone in a corner.
I progressed Samantha to the age of five, where she was surrounded by her Aunt Rose’s sisters, at their summer house. In a childish voice, she described the fun she had swimming in the lake, attending family picnics and playing games. When the summer ended, she hated to leave. I asked Samantha what her name was in that life. She said it was Rose.
She continued telling me about a small pond, in which she and her brother would catch frogs and race them.
I progressed her to the age of ten, but Samantha, instead went to the age of twelve, grabbing her stomach, wincing in pain, crying for help, as she sat in my hypnosis chair. She saw herself rushed to the local hospital from her summer home, where doctors performed an emergency appendectomy just in time, preventing the possibility of it rupturing, and her possible death. Recuperation took two weeks.
At fifteen, Rose fell in love with Rick, whom she described as “the most wonderful boy” she had ever met. He was kind, gentle, yet strong and handsome. Rick also thought that Rose was the most wonderful girl he had ever met. Both of them hoped their summer would never end. When it did, they wrote back and forth, pledging their love and their future together forever.
As we progressed to her sixteenth birthday, stiffening in the hypnosis chair, barely able to move. Samantha explained she was now stricken with polio, paralyzed from her waist down. Her condition did not prevent Rick from continuing to pledge his undying love.
Samantha, however, felt guilty about tying Rick down with a “cripple”. Rick’s loyalty and love did not waiver, and he remained constant. Samantha cringed in the chair, recalling the horrific pain and muscle cramps.
As Aunt Rose, Samantha had tried to be what she considered, a trooper, to hide her pain from Rick, but he could see through her façade. That year, Rose died from polio.
LAST THOUGHT BEFORE DYING IN THAT LIFE: Holding Rick’s hand, Rose told him, Don’t worry, we will be together again some day. In turn, Rick vowed his faithfulness and love.
AWARENESS AND CONNECTION: Believing that her crippled legs in that lifetime made her ugly, Samantha carried her self-esteem issues into the present life, thinking that people in this life also believe she is ugly. Samantha instantly understood why she always felt that way here. We were both hopeful that would help her understand her feelings and let go of the energy around it. Samantha did become loving to herself and did start feeling more confident.
After the first session Samantha went home to ask her dad whether Aunt Rose had an appendectomy and had excruciating leg pain due to polio. Samantha was also curious about what had happened to Rick in that life, she wondered if he was still alive, and if he had remained true to his pledge of love to her forever.
Samantha’s dad validated what Samantha had learned in her regression: Aunt Rose had had an appendicitis, and was crippled from the polio that later caused her death. Samantha’s father was surprised that Samantha knew about Rose’s appendicitis, something he had forgotten about until she reminded him. Samantha found out that Rick never married, and wondered if he is waiting to see her again in their next life. She wanted to visit him to see if he would recognize her and to see if his love traveled over space and time, through their mutual pledge of loving each other and being together forever.
Her father expressed his regrets of not spending much time with Rose because she had spent most of her time with his sisters. Samantha, as Rose, also regretted not spending enough time with her brother. As father and daughter, they could finally have that time together fulfilling their karma.
Upon further contemplation, Samantha decided not to look for Rick, her lost love, now her father’s age, because she felt that meeting Rick might upset him or that he might not believe her. Samantha was now sure that she is her Aunt Rose.