Monday, October 15, 2012

Guest Post: A Look At Past Lives with Dr. Lesley Phillips

Hello fellow readers!

Today I'm thrilled to be bringing you a guest post on a subject I find fascinating: past lives.

Here to share their thoughts on this intriguing topic is Dr. Lesley Phillips, author of The Midas Tree. Here's what she has to say on the subject:

Have You Been Here Before?

When I was in my early twenties I had a couple of remarkable experiences that were triggered by emotionally traumatic events. They opened my eyes to the possibility that this was not my only lifetime.

Wild West Showgirl

The first man I ever “fell in love with” dumped me and I was very upset. According to my friends more so than I needed to be; yet I felt as though my whole world was ending.
At the time I kept a dream diary. I had a lucid dream that I was a travelling show girl in the Wild West. I fell in love with a man and got pregnant. As I thought we were in love, I expected him to care for me. Instead I was rejected and shunned by him and his family. An older lady in my troop “helped me” get rid of the baby. In the process I lost my life.

The current boyfriend and the Wild West boyfriend, looked different, but I knew it was the same soul in both bodies.

Medieval Wheelwright

I had a good friend at University, whom I shared a flat with. We were very close and shared everything with one another. After our third flat mate moved out, we acquired a new one. I soon began to feel that my friend was “seeing him.”

Yet when I asked her she denied it, so it did not make sense. I couldn’t see why she would have a reason to lie. One night, determined to find out the truth, I stayed awake and listened. At about 1:00 am I heard my friend tip toe into his bedroom and my suspicions were confirmed.
I was overcome by anger and grief. Yet my emotions did not make sense, given our platonic relationship. In my anguish I became beset with visions of another time. I was in a male body and married to my friend. She had been unfaithful to me with a man, who lived in a nearby castle. I had stormed over and stabbed him and killed him in my anger.

The next morning I spoke with my friend and she told me the truth. I shared my vision and she looked shocked. Her lover was awake all night, with visions of being stabbed.

These two experiences triggered a fascination with reincarnation.

Becoming and Experienced Past Life Reader

Since then I have remembered many hundreds of my own past lives. So many, I no longer record them. I have been male, female, rich poor, lived in every continent on earth and belonged to every racial group and religion. I have lived high profile lives and insignificant lives, been a spiritual teacher than helped many people 
and a battle worn knight, who took away many lives.

At first I was able to recall these other existences through my dreams, but this soon led me to explore further. At first I focused on my own personal development and spiritual evolvement (i.e. I cleared my karma). Then I learned how to access past life information at will through meditation and other spiritual techniques. Now I focus on using my spiritual abilities to help and heal others and have done thousands of past life readings.

This is some of what I have learned:-

How Many Past Lives do People Have?

This is different for everyone. Every soul has a unique path and so a unique number and variety of lifetimes are required to fulfill that path. I read that Buddha had between 500-2000 lives before he reached enlightenment and (according to Edgar Cayce) Jesus had about 30. Looking at my own clients; I have seen old souls who have been incarnating on earth since the beginning and who have accumulated many experiences in many different bodies; I have also seen young souls: from new arrivals to those who joined in the game on Earth part way through.

Are You Wiser if You Have Had More Lives?

Not necessarily. I have met wise people who are in their first earthly life. They have come here from another reality (yes there are other worlds in our universe, but that’s for another article); in this instance they are an old soul, but new to Planet Earth. I have also met people who have been stuck on the same problem for many, many lifetimes. It just depends on the individual soul and the growth experience that is right for them.

How to Know If You Were Here Before?

There are some common experiences that could indicate that you are tuning into a past life:-

Have you ever met somebody for the first time and felt as though you know them already? Well they probably are a dear old friend from another lifetime?  

Have you ever visited a city or place, perhaps while on vacation, and felt that you had been there before? Well you most likely have.

Did you take up a new hobby and find you already knew exactly what you to do? You may well be drawing from expertise developed in a past life.

Did you ever dream that you were someone else (i.e.  taller, shorter, fatter, thinner, in the opposite gender, different colored skin) living in surroundings from another era?

Do you have fears of things that don’t make sense to you? Like being burnt alive, falling from a high building, or even being eaten by a tiger? These fears may relate to a past life experience.

Another good indicator is that if you are fairly well able to look after yourself; you can create a job, an income, supporting relationships and so on. If you are not living at a basic survival level, then it’s likely you have learnt a few tricks about being in a body and probably were here before.

In fact if you are reading an article about past lives, then it’s a clear message that you are at a stage in your spiritual development where you are ready to learn who you really are and why you really are here.

There is so much more I would like to tell you, but unfortunately this article can only fit so much information. You can visit my website to read more about past lives. Or perhaps you’d even like to embark on your own journey of discovery, by starting your own dream diary, meditating on current life situations and relationships or even visiting a past life reader or regression therapist.

Dr. Lesley Phillips is a speaker, author, workshop leader, spiritual and meditation teacher based in Vancouver BC, Canada. She gives past life readings in person and on Skype (drlesleyphillips).
Her book “The Midas Tree” will be published on November 11th 2012. The book can be pre-ordered from the website and if you write the words “golden acorn” after your name, you will also receive a free limited edition print signed by the author.
She can be reached at:-
Twitter: @DrLesleyP


Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I am always so curious about this subject and wonder if we aren't as souls to repeat our lives in some way over and over until we get it right. Ya know how some people just seem to have an easier time of they are older souls?

Melissas Midnight Musings said...

I definitely know what you mean! And I've had experiences where I've felt like I've known a person for a really long time, when I've only known them a short time.

Anonymous said...

This is actually an awesome post. I've always been very interested in this subject!