How to do a past-life soul retrieval
Note: This blog entry is now part of a series on psychic development. Find the index for the series here.
Doing a past-life retrieval is easy, once you get the hang of it. Here are the basic steps that I use, which you can modify to fit your tastes:
1. Get ready to meditate. Go to your favorite chair, put on your favorite music - whatever it is that you do.
2. Get really relaxed. You can imagine a warm liquid filled with light slowly moving down your body, relaxing all of your muscles as it goes, or whatever works for you. I use the same thing all the time - swirling colors through each chakra to clean them out. Get totally relaxed.
3. Go to your special place. I have a few special places that I go to when I begin my meditations. One of them is a beach, where I usually sit on a big rock in the sun.
4. Call your spirit guideto help you with traveling into past lives. I have several spirit guides. There's one in particular that tends to show up when I want to travel into past lives, but some people only have one spirit guide that works with them on everything. Whoever shows up when you call specifically for a past-life guide is the one you want. So, just pay attention to the sensations that you get after your call, and try to get as much detail about your guide as possible. A name or title or some other way to address them is pretty much necessary, so get that figured out. I call mine "the woodsman" and that works just fine.
5. Make a doorway appear in your special place. Announce in your meditation that when you go through the doorway, you will be inthe past life most in need of healing at this time. Take your guide's hand or arm or whatever, and go through the doorway.
6. Pay attention to what's going on. Try to figure out the story. Sometimes you'll be inundated with images, sounds, and feelings, and sometimes everything will be quiet. Watch what's happening, or find someone that you can talk with (including your spirit guide) and start asking questions. You should be able to recognize yourself and the other important characters and elements of the story. Remember, this is essentially your own memory, so let the recollection come to you. It may take a few seconds, just like when you're looking at old photos of yourself that you haven't seen in a long time.
7. Figure out what happened. Typically, if there's a part of you that's stuck in a past life (I usually don't see past lives that turned out peachy-keen), something bad happened. Figure out what that was and why you'd be stuck there. Grieve, if necessary, but try to move through it as quickly as possible. The hard part is next.
8. Convince your past life self to move on. This is where you have to get imaginative. Do whatever it is that you think would convince the past life self to move into the light (imagine some light and it will appear). It's the intent that really counts here. You can just explain the situation rationally - hey, you're dead, time to move on now - and sometimes that works. You can invoke people from your past self's life that have passed on, like family members, the lover, the child, whatever it takes. Have these people help you to convince the past you to come into the light with them. Sometimes your past selves won't move on because of someone else that's also stuck there. Go ahead and get that person too, and whoever else is obviously stuck there, and get them all moving toward the light together. You can ask your guide for advice or clarification of what you're seeing and doing at any point in the process.
9. Check in. After it seems like it's done, check in with yourself and your guide to make sure that the crossing worked and that you did everything that you needed to do in this retrieval session. If not, go back and repeat some steps. If so, move on to the next step.
10. Check out. Go back through the doorway or find some other method of coming back to yourself. Be with yourself for a few minutes. Often you will be emotional afterward. Ground and clear. If you're feeling good and still have more time, you can go back in after another one. I find that I can't do more than about two in a row before I need to rest.
So, that's it. Maybe not as easy as I think it is, but it becomes so with practice. You just have to get the feel of it.