By: Matthew Brownstein

It can be said that all past life karma is playing out in our present life now.  What this means is that whatever belief systems we cultivated in times past are expressing themselves now.  This is the model that karma is “belief in action” and not some external force of punishment or judgment.  Karma here, simply means, that we are manifesting our own reality based upon what we are thinking now and that what we are thinking now is often very much the result of what we concluded many years or even lifetimes ago.

We can gain perspective on our present life situation through past-life regression because the modality itself causes us to look at decisions, belief and emotions that arose from the past-life story.  Whether this story is purely a metaphorical journey or actual history is not important in using past-life regression as a modality to understand why we are experiencing life in the way that we are today.  If we honor that thought manifests into form then we can honor how any modality that gets us more clear on our thinking helps us to gain perspective on present day realities.

When we facilitate a past-life regression we often ask the client what they have come in for, which is to say we ask them what is the intention of their regression.  It is helpful to know what they want to work on because then the deep inner mind of the client unfolds a story (again real or imagined) that is analogous to their present life situation.  For instance, if someone wanted to resolve guilt in their present life, then a past-life where they did something that they judge as wrong will usually transpire during the regression.  We can then look at the past-life to look at what belief systems are playing out now.

In Conversations with God with Neale Donald Walsh, we learn of a teaching about a “sponsoring thought” in that there can be many negative things said about a certain situation, yet in the midst of all of that negativity there is one sponsoring thought fueling them all.  In the case of guilt, a person might punish themselves in a 100 different ways, yet through past-life regression we find one thought that has been carrying over for perhaps many lifetimes.  This sponsoring thought in this case might be something like “I am a bad person and I deserve punishment”.  Such a thought will underlie a person’s entire present day experience and while there are other ways to uncover this information, past-life regression proves very valuable in gaining perspective on our present situations by helping us to uncover what is this one underlying belief that can easily be corrected and released.