A Step into the Unknown
Last week I had lunch with an interesting lady who has undergone
regression. The latter means that she has, with the help of certain techniques
regressed into her previous life.
In her present incarnation she has an unexplained fear for
hands painted on a wall, like the ones one finds in villages in Kutch. She feels
disturbed by the ringing of bells and she avoids holding a coconut in her hand
during the performance of rituals.
During the regression she realised that she was made to perform
'sati' which means that she was forced to immolate herself because her husband
had supposedly died. She had implored that her husband was alive, and had run
away with another woman, but her pleas had fallen onto deaf ears. In this
lifetime she is related to the family member who insisted on her becoming a
'sati' for 'family honor' reasons. After learning about what had transpired in
her previous life, she forgave the relative, who had insisted on her sacrificing
herself, in this one, and has thus reduced her resentment which has in turn
turned out beneficial to her.
You must have figured out that her aversion for the Temple bells
ringing and the holding of the coconut is related to the Ritual that she
performed before becoming 'sati'. The hands on the wall had adorned the village
where she lived in that particular life. By sharing the above story, with you,
in no way, am I implying that we all should go for regression. If we all were to
have been meant to know, God would have not taken away our
Having said that regression does help certain people to get rid
of unknown fears and resentments. A simpler way, that works for me is to believe
that each situation helps us to evolve, and overcome fear, and that there
are no friends or enemies in this life, only teachers.
Does the above make sense to you?