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Past Lives

Atasha Fyfe has been helping her clients directly experience their past lives and uncover the magical, healing experiences they offer. Past Lives: Discover and Connect with Your Past Lives to Create Positive Change introduces the idea that we have multiple lifetimes, explores how they can connect to each other, and offers techniques to help you experience the incredible healing and growth that they can offer you. Learn about:

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Atasha Fyfe  studied history and English literature to degree level, before  qualifying as a counsellor and hypnotherapist, and becoming a past life  therapist. Based in Glastonbury, Atasha gives workshops on past life regression, regularly publishes articles in New Age magazines and  provides magical regression experiences for her clients. www.pastlivesglastonbury.co.uk

Decode your home

In this exercise from Past Lives, Atasha Fyfe helps you decode the features of your home that might help you discover hints to your past lives:

As every advertiser knows, our homes, possessions, clothes, cars and general lifestyle all give out powerful signals about us. They reveal not only our status in the world, but also how we see ourselves – for example, regardless of wealth or social standing, a timid woman will always dress more drably than a young rebel.

How we see ourselves comes partly from the kind of world we were born into in this life. But a lot of it also comes from other lifetimes. Clues about those lives are around us all the time.

Deep down we know that happy past-life memories are a healthy influence. We therefore unconsciously surround ourselves with reminders of our best lives and experiences. These could have been times of abundance and security, emotional contentment, great achievement, learning or spiritual growth.

Even if we don’t consciously remember them, those experiences are a great source of confidence, resilience and optimism. This is why we instinctively put physical symbols of them around us. They help us to draw that positive energy into our current lives. It’s a bit like putting framed certificates on the wall to remind yourself and others of what you’ve achieved and who you are.

A pair of cowboy boots, for example, may cheer you up because they speak of a past life of freedom and adventure. An antique mirror might echo an elegant lifestyle you once enjoyed. A Persian rug may be a subliminal reminder of an intriguing life in the Near East. Retail therapy can run deeper than people think.

The home

The way we decorate our homes, as well as our tastes in furniture, pictures and treasured knick-knacks are all full of clues about our favourite past-life homes. If money was no object, what kind of home would you have? Given this choice, surprisingly few would opt for glittering palaces. Our ideal home is more likely to resemble a past-life place where we felt happy, safe or fulfilled – however humble it may have been.

The cottage

One of my clients told me that whenever she feels insecure or worried, she closes her eyes and imagines herself going to visit a cottage on the edge of a wood.

‘It’s always the beginning of autumn – still warm, with the leaves just starting to turn yellow. As I approach the cottage I see smoke coming out of the chimney. There are tall trees behind it.

‘My grandparents live there. Grandpa’s often working in the little vegetable garden at the back. Grandma’s usually cooking nice things in the kitchen. I’m always welcome there. I don’t even talk about my problems – I just go there to soak up their love and support.

‘I’m sure this is a place I knew in a past life. This is probably why I’ve never wanted to live in a flat or even a large house. The home I have now is a lot like that cottage, and I love it.’

The harem

Terri told me that she’s had several dreams of life in a harem. She feels sure this is about one of her past lives.

‘It’s quite a small place. There are only a few of us and we’re all good friends. I feel safe and relaxed there. The world outside was dangerous and rough in those days. In the harem I was sheltered and protected. We were treated kindly. I enjoyed that life.

‘It feels like it was somewhere in North Africa. I’m sure this is why I like things that remind me of that part of the world. I’ve got a tagine (a large, heavy North African cooking pot), which I always use when friends come round for supper. Those evenings are probably my way of harking back to my happy times in the harem.’

The yurt

Even a little night-light can have a big tale to tell. Glenda told me that she found it hard to sleep without its red glow switched on. One night she had insomnia, so she decided to gaze at the night-light to help her drop off.

‘I started drifting, but was still partly awake. And I found myself in a big round tent – I think it’s called a yurt. The night-light turned into the embers of the fire in the centre. I was lying on a pile of soft animal skins. It was so warm and comfortable. Other members of my family were also there, sleeping around the edges of the tent.

‘It felt as if we were in some cold, northern country. I fell asleep gazing at the red glow of the fire. Some dreams came then. It looked like we were in Lapland. We wore Lapp-type colourful, patterned clothes, and had snow sleds. I think we herded reindeer. So now I know why I always wanted the night-light on. It reminded me of those cosy nights in the yurt.’

Do you have anything that hints of another time or place? When you look at your possessions with new eyes, you can make some surprising discoveries. Your everyday surroundings can become the door to some of your best and most empowering past-life memories.

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